Tranquil temple retreats


BEIJING, Oct.23 — Some stressed-out and troubled Chinese young people are seeking inner peace in short-term stays at Buddhist temples. One temple is swamped with 1,000 applications for a Zen class. Tan Weiyun meditates on the issue.
At precisely 3:30am, the deep bell sounds, breaking the tranquility long before dawn. It’s still dark and the moon shines through the trees. Candles are lighted and incense is burned in front of statues of the Buddha.
Another day begins at the small Ci En [db:内容2]