- The documentary starts with the troubles of five students. It takes place in Bailin Temple, one of the foremost Zen temples in China with over 1,700 years of history. For the past 23 years, every summer there has been a Life Zen Camp, where hundreds of college students from around the world receive seven days of Life Zen training.
Li Shuang is a top student at the prestigious Beijing Foreign Studies University. When her sweet first love met her mother's strong opposition, she suffered for 3 years, having to choose either love or family kinship.
Beautiful 26-year-old female, PhD candidate, Shi Chenxi, has succumbed to anxiety due to the monotony of lab research. Another girl, Chen Huan, is deeply depressed because of the confrontational relationship between her and her father.
“7 Days in Bailin Temple” shows the self-discovery journey of modern Chinese young men.