Kung Fu monks perform at Shaolin Zen Music Ritual (17 images)

Highlights from the Shaolin Zen Music Ritual in China's Henan Province.
Updated: May 31, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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The performers, like these Buddhist monks, combine music, technology and dancing in their performance. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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The show ends with the light and stone chapters, which present the light of Buddhism to the world. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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Shaolin Kung Fu monks participate in a performance that explains the tenets of Buddhism. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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The performance is broken down into five sections: Water Music, Wood Music, Wind Music, Light Music and Stone Music. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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The Shaolin Temple is the backdrop for this technology-heavy show. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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The Chinese National Symphony Orchestra and the Chinese Aiyue Orchestra provide the music for the show. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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The show was designed by the same person who coordinated the design of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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