Shaolin History

Shaolin has a long and prominent history that dates back to over 1,500 years of existence. The culture has maintained many values throughout the heavy influences of historical events that impacted China. Through many dynasties, the Shaolin Temple and its past have been preserved by virtuous and honorable monks. From the first founders, Batuo and Bodhidharma, to the present day Abbott, monks of Shaolin have assembled and made up what Shaolin and its culture is.