By Veena Schlegel

ISBN-10: 1507824904

ISBN-13: 9781507824900

‘A Mountain in China’ is the interesting account of an English woman’s travels to tune 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 tune Mountain gave safe haven to Taoist mystics lengthy prior to it turned referred to as the house of Shaolin Kungfu. within the 6th century CE, it additionally gave start to what we now seek advice from 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 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 religious history in addition to its ties to her personal religious grasp, Osho. She discovered 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 ahead of, and felt the heartbreak many travelers will realize as sleek China unavoidably clashes with its old history. In 2010, the mountain and the non secular and old monuments hooked up to it, used to be distinctive a UNESCO global historical past 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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