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When ancient Buddhism meets modern technology

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

When ancient Buddhism meets modern technology

Monks chant before breakfast in Longquan Monastery in Beijing, Capital of China, Sept 27, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

The library of the Monastery manage a collection of 100,000 books about buddhism, in use of the information system of National Library of China. The teleconference system will be in use when big meetings are called nationally. At Longquan Monastery, the monks excel not only in Buddhist doctrine, but also boast advanced tech skills and education levels. Monks with higher education, including alumni of China's top universities, such as Tsinghua and Peking University, are behind this technology-intensified monastery.

Robot Xian'er, is the world first robot monk developed by the temple with artificial intelligence experts, which is able to sense its surroundings and answer questions about Buddhism. Though Buddhism is ancient and traditional, Buddhists are modern, Master Xuecheng said, and Buddhism and Buddhists should embrace modern ways to promote Buddhism.

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