New PDF release: A Mountain in China

By Veena Schlegel

ISBN-10: 1507824904

ISBN-13: 9781507824900

‘A Mountain in China’ is the interesting account of an English woman’s travels to track Mountain, in Henan Province, China. half memoir, half travelogue, Veena Schlegel takes us to the guts of what has made this mountain a spot of pilgrimage for millenia. The peaks and valleys of track Mountain gave safe haven to Taoist mystics lengthy prior to it grew to become often called the house of Shaolin Kungfu. within the 6th century CE, it additionally gave beginning to what we now confer with as Zen Buddhism, recognized in China as Chan, after the enlightened Indian grasp, Bodhidharm, reflected there on my own for 9 years in a secluded cave on one in every of its peaks.
Living in a small village within the mountain's foothills, the writer explored this little-known a part of China over numerous years, and exposed a few of its ancient and non secular background in addition to its ties to her personal religious grasp, Osho. She discovered in regards to the neighborhood customs and traditions, and shared the turmoil and pleasure of way of life within the village. She encountered Qigung and Kungfu masters, scholars and seekers who had by no means met a westerner prior to, and felt the heartbreak many visitors will understand as sleek China necessarily clashes with its historic background. In 2010, the mountain and the spiritual and historic monuments hooked up to it, was once distinctive a UNESCO international background Site.
'A Mountain in China' is a narrative of a love affair with a mountain − an intimate and infrequently hilarious glimpse into the internal global of a seeker who has been at the direction of Zen for greater than 40 years.

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