1st Traditional Shaolin Camp in Greece
Successfully completed the 1st Traditional Shaolin Retreat which lasted
from 9 to 19 July 2013. It was a full exercising and living program of training
standards in China's traditional Shaolin schools which will surely remain
unforgettable to those who took part. The retreat held in Corinthia in
Klimenti" village and supported by the local municipality. The educational
program organized by four teachers of Greek Shaolin Temple Secular Disciple's
Union (Greek: "Pigi tou Nearou Dasous").
During the training occurred many interesting events concerning the
philosophy and the art of Shaolin as screenings, lectures and excursions to
nearby exercise in particular areas as there are beautiful valleys and lakes
around. Note that the food menu was based on the nutritional food requirements
of the China so tried the best simulation of lifestyle and exercise that is
Indeed, the communal - like monastic - life with all its difficulties,
"carved" the character of students taught through this experience the
basic principles of mutual respect and self-governing group life of Shaolin
monks. So students in this short period of time had the opportunity, except to
exercise their bodies also to explore life and find themselves because external efforts has always combined
with inner cultivation...
Except the accommodation and meals, the day-long program was created for
three groups separately, adults, teens & children for better serve trainees.
Daily practice was consisted from traditional Shaolin forms and the "quiet
sitting" of Chan. Also included evening screenings and lectures about the
philosophy of Shaolin.
The participation was widely and the impressions of all students were
awesome. Most of them would like to experience the real Shaolin Temple life and
the opportunity will be given to them the next year.