China May - June 2008


Jing Shan Park Beijing

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Roof tops of the Forbidden City


Return of the Yellow Emperor


Big Brother

 

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Summer Palace Beijing

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Mark, Lone and I spent the whole day at the Summer Palace and at Sunset I sat by a Lake meditating.
The Earth seemed to be moving beneath me,
a soft liquid feeling. Nice meditation I thought.

Later back at the Hotel I saw the news on television and realised the movement I felt was the aftershock of the major Earthquake
that took place in Chengdu where we were supposed to be flying to 5 days later

 

Tan Tien Park
A fabulous Park beloved by the Beijingians who gather in droves to play and practice early morning before the tourist arrive to visit teh temple of Heaven


Early morning Primordial Chi Kung

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Elderly Children's Playground

 

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The biggest crowds were for Ballroom Dancing rather than Tai Chi, although this Dance seems fairly martial

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White Cloud Taoist Temple Beijing

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Eight Immortals

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The Great Wall of China

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More primordial with thunder and enlightening accompanyment

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Confucious Temple

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Tai Shan, Holy Mountain of the East

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We set out early to climb the mountain. many steps, many temples, many pilgrims, many blisters.

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It was a long hot climb, my feet and thighs complained for a week.

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Near the top we were rewarded with beautiful pink blossom.

We spent the night at a Hotel at the top.

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Sunrise was cold, wet and grey, but surprisingly pleasant.

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                      Master Nan

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Primordial Chi Kung

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Seven Step Star Chi Kung

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The descent was as challenging as the ascent. Easier on the Lungs but testing for the knees and feet.

 


Preparing to leave Taishan. We say goodbye to Master Lam.

We were due to leave Tai Shan for Chengdu but the Earth Quake had damaged one of the Monastries we were going to stay at
and the Army had taken all the flights so Michael made alternative arrangements.

We set off for QuingDao a seaside resort that was the venue for Olympic Yachting

 

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Enroute we stopped at a Kite Factory

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Early morning Chi Kung on the Beach
at Qingdow

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My favourite statue of Lao Tsu

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meditating on the coach

china pictures continued

 

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