The martial arts have become popularized as glorified means of violence in the western media for some time. Many of these martial arts, however, have their roots in Buddhist and other related spiritual teachings and practices.
This excellent news article from the LA Times entitled “Shaolin Temple’s Real Kicker is Inner Peace” describes how a Shaolin Temple in LA is teaching their students the arts of inner strength and inner peace here in the west.
The Temple’s Master has an interesting story all of his own which is also told in brief within this article.
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