A Mountain in China by Veena Schlegel PDF

By Veena Schlegel

ISBN-10: 1507824904

ISBN-13: 9781507824900

‘A Mountain in China’ is the attention-grabbing account of an English woman’s travels to music Mountain, in Henan Province, China. half memoir, half travelogue, Veena Schlegel takes us to the center of what has made this mountain a spot of pilgrimage for millenia. The peaks and valleys of track Mountain gave shelter to Taoist mystics lengthy sooner than it grew to become often called the house of Shaolin Kungfu. within the 6th century CE, it additionally gave start to what we now confer with as Zen Buddhism, identified in China as Chan, after the enlightened Indian grasp, Bodhidharm, contemplated there by myself for 9 years in a secluded cave on certainly one 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 history in addition to its ties to her personal non secular grasp, Osho. She realized concerning 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 sooner than, and felt the heartbreak many visitors will understand as smooth China necessarily clashes with its historic history. In 2010, the mountain and the spiritual and historic monuments hooked up to it, used to be exact a UNESCO global 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 international of a seeker who has been at the course of Zen for greater than 40 years.

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