Welcome to the UK Shaolin Temple official website. The UK Shaolin Temple is a UK registered charity.
We are a unique organisation that exists to share, promote and preserve Shaolin culture. This Chinese culture has a history of over 1,500 years. It features many aspects including numerous physical arts, such as Kung Fu and Tai Chi and a distinct spiritual culture, which features Qi Gong and Meditation.
People all over the world engage with Shaolin culture because of its history, its distinctiveness and because it possesses practices that benefit many aspects of wellbeing. However, only a minority of these practices are taught in their most original, pure and concentrated form. UK Shaolin Temple strives to present Shaolin culture in its authentic form and additionally aims to engage as many people as possible with wider Chinese culture. We do this so that they might enrich lives and to cultivate their wellbeing.
This website details the purpose and activities of the UK Shaolin Temple. You can find out more about our mission, campaign and learn about the many ways that you can get involved. This site also provides an introduction to the Ch'an Buddhist and Shaolin cultures, which are both rich and unique traditions. If you would like to learn more, please click the following link to enter our main website.
The Shaolin culture was taught to the monks of the Shaolin Temple as a physical form of meditation. The UK Shaolin Temple continues this tradition today. Practicing the physical tradition of Shaolin has many benefits to one's physical, mental and social wellbeing. It can also be used to learn about the true nature of ourselves and thus is complementary with study of Ch'an Buddhist philosophy.
Our Kung Fu classes are open to everyone, regardless of your age, or your physical ability. We welcome everyone to the UK Shaolin Temple to study the Ch'an and Shaolin cultures. Students can choose from a variety of physical traditions to suit their needs and desires. We offer Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, San Da, Ch’an meditation and Ch'an Buddhism.