In China, Dharma Confronts the Dollar

Living in the present moment of China's booming economy, some mainland Buddhist temples embrace commercial tactics to attract tourists and believers alike

For more than 1,000 years, the Shengshou Temple nestled in the Fulong Mountains in eastern China's Zhejiang province has been a sanctuary where Buddhist monks could retreat from worldly desires and dwell on spiritual issues. However, this summer, the temple's two resident monks are also attending to more secular matters.

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