A Buddhist nun performs her morning chores at Wutaishan, literally "Five Plateau Mountain", in Shanxi province. There are no official figures on the number of Buddhists throughout the country but the Pew Research Centre estimates there were more than 244 million in 2010, half the total worldwide. Photo: AFP

Now and Zen: China’s Buddhist temples open doors to modern mainland soul-searchers

Retreats are proving popular among Chinese seeking solace and meaning in their lives

TOP PICKS

A Buddhist nun performs her morning chores at Wutaishan, literally "Five Plateau Mountain", in Shanxi province. There are no official figures on the number of Buddhists throughout the country but the Pew Research Centre estimates there were more than 244 million in 2010, half the total worldwide. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE