20 February 2019
Young Shaolin monks work out with water buckets. Photo:
Young Shaolin monks work out with water buckets. Photo:

Shaolin Temple vacancies receive hot response

A recruitment advertisement for a media director and an editor by China’s high-profile Shaolin Temple has received a flood of applications, state news agency Xinhua reported Thursday.

More than 300 applications were received in two days, the report said.

Applicants are not required to be Buddhist, vegetarian or inclined to become monks themselves and the positions are open to all comers. English is an advantage.

The monastery, in central Henan province, is looking to spread Buddhism and kung fu culture through social media.

The new hires will help develop a new-media and social network platform including a microblog and an instant messaging app on WeChat, the report said.

“The need arises from a move to internationalize Shaolin,” said Qian Daliang, a monk at the Shaolin Intangible Assets Management Center.

Shaolin Temple, also known as Shaolin Monastery, is seeking better interactaction with domestic and foreign followers from all walks of life, including non-Buddhists, students and entrepreneurs.

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