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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 guts of what has made this mountain a spot of pilgrimage for millenia. The peaks and valleys of tune Mountain gave shelter to Taoist mystics lengthy ahead of it turned often called the house of Shaolin Kungfu. within the 6th century CE, it additionally gave beginning to what we now seek advice from as Zen Buddhism, identified in China as Chan, after the enlightened Indian grasp, Bodhidharm, reflected there by myself for 9 years in a secluded cave on considered 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 a number of years, and exposed a few of its ancient and non secular background in addition to its ties to her personal non secular 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 earlier than, and felt the heartbreak many guests will recognize as sleek China necessarily clashes with its historical background. In 2010, the mountain and the non secular and old monuments hooked up to it, was once detailed a UNESCO international background Site.
'A Mountain in China' is a narrative of a love affair with a mountain − an intimate and occasionally hilarious glimpse into the internal global of a seeker who has been at the course of Zen for greater than 40 years.

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