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When ancient Buddhism meets modern technology

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-10-12 06:40 Comments

When ancient Buddhism meets modern technology

The gate of Longquan Monastery in Beijing, Capital of China. [Photo/Xinhua]

Longquan Monastery is located at the foot of the Fenghuangling (Phoenix Ridge) on the western outskirts of Beijing. First built in Liao Dynasty (907-1125), the monastery regains reputation as it embraces the Mobile Internet age. Every morning, Master Xuecheng answers netizens' questions on Longquan Monastery's Twitter-equivalent Weibo account, of which will be translated into nine languages and broadcast.

Its WeChat (or Weixin, popular instant messaging service in China), account pushes a cartoon called the Story of Xian'er to users, which tells the everyday life of Monk Xian'er. Longquan Monastery's website has four languages, including Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean. Master Xianxin, in charge of the informatization of the Monastery, has attended domestic IT industry conferences many times. Some important buildings in the Monastery require fingerprint identification.

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