Happy New Year
The Songshan Shaolin Temple in China is the holy origin of Chan (Zen) -Buddhismus. It has a fixed internal structure and firm rules of Buddhism and its own tradition. To found an offshoot of the Shaolin Temple must fulfil certain preconditions. It must be permitted by S. H. Venerable Grand Master Shi Yongxin, abbot of the Shaolin Temple China with a written approval. The abbot of a branch temple can only be appointed by the abbot of the Shaolin Temple China. Without permission of the abbot of the Shaolin Temple China is any use of the name "Shaolin Temple" illegal.
The so-called "Shaolin Temple Europe" in Otterberg and "Shaolin Temple Kaiserslautern" in Kaiserslautern e.g. are both self-appointed temple. They have nothing to do with the Shaolin Temple China. They have also no Shaolin monk.
The only offshoot of the Shaolin Temple China in Germany is the Shaolin Temple Germany in Berlin since 2001.
We are very astonished to know the news of Juan Carlos Aguilar's crime.
Juan Carlos Aguilar has nothing to do with the Songshan Shaolin Temple of China. He has nothing to do with the Shaolin Europe Association too. As we know, he had studied kungfu in 90s of last century at a kungfu training center in China, which has no relation with the Shaolin Temple of China. His teacher or instructors have never been a member of the Sangha of Shaolin Temple of China. Juan Carlos Aguilar has just misused the name of Shaolin.
Compassion is the fundamental principle of Buddhism. Do not kill or cause to kill belongs to one of the basic commitments for every Buddhist. We hope people who love martial arts can take the crime of Juan Carlos Aguilar as a lesson. Whoever wants to learn real Shaolin Kungfu should learn Shaolin culture by a real Shaolin Culture Center with Shaolin monks or masters authorised by the Songshan Shaolin Temple.
Buddha bless the victims.