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A Young Monk Unites Body and Spirit Through Kung Fu

At the Shaolin Monastery in Dengfeng, China, Buddhist monks train in the ancient practice of kung fu to attain clarity and balance of the mind and body. This martial art was conceived when the emperor called upon the unmarried religious order of Shaolin monks to serve him in battle.

A young monk by the name of Shi Yan Fei aims to master the complex form of meditation, with the goal of achieving a true sense of calm during combat and, eventually, enlightenment. He must prove his mastery of kung fu to his mentor, senior monk Shi Yanao, through a demonstration of precision and mindfulness.

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Published 10/07/2015
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