China May - June 2008 Part 2


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Qingdao Airport

8 Immortals Temple Xian
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The Eight Immortals

 

Hilltop Temple of the Goddess
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Xian Museum
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Fabulous Jug over 5000 years old

We left Xian by coach for Huashan

Huashan Temple and Monastery
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Huashan Ascent

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We set off to climb Huashan but as we went through the Monastery we were held up by a chanting and drumming ceremony
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Very auspicious


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Monastery at Quingkeping m

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Climbing to the High Caves

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This is the Sun Moon Cave where I should have been staying
unfortunately it was being used by stone masons.

The view was superb looking down on Quingkeping and up at the South peak

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I moved to Winter Flower Cave at Quingkeping, its the black square in the cliff on the photo above, half way down and just over a third in from the right.

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A beautiful cave but a bit tricky to get to in the dark or the wet.

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The roof of the cave was a beautiful dome with natural designs that the chinese called 'Winter Flower'
I called it Starry Heaven' As I lay in my sleeping bag it was a portal into the Cosmos


These two figures from the roof made a strong impression on me. On the right a Comet with a long tail that curved around the cave.
on the left two lovers, the man standing and his consort wrapped around him. God & Goddess making Love.
Later, meditating in the Lao Tsu Temple in Louguanti had a powerful experience when the dome of the cave became the dome of my skull.

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Mark & I found an empty cave it was close to this women's tea house, she picked some leaves for us which Jasmine used for our meal

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Spring Flower Quingkeping

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Finding another empty cave with Julian


A very old Guardian

 

Descent

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Never was a massage appreciated more

 

Our next stop was Soft Pines Waterfall Hotel, Zhongnan Mountains near Louguanti.

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Harvest time and the local technique is to spread the wheat on the road and let the traffic separate the grain

 

Lao Tsu Temple Louguanti

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The complete Tao Te Ching is written on this wall

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Lao Tsu's Ascension Site
Beautiful energy here that is very focused and easy to connect with, even from Wales

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Returning to Xian we call in to a Korean Taoist Monastery

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interesting talk with one of the monks

 


A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet


More work with the wheat crop

 

 

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