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By Veena Schlegel

‘A Mountain in China’ is the attention-grabbing account of an English woman’s travels to track 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 track Mountain gave safe haven to Taoist mystics lengthy sooner than it turned often called the house of Shaolin Kungfu. within the 6th century CE, it additionally gave delivery to what we now confer with as Zen Buddhism, recognized 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 a number of years, and exposed a few of its ancient and non secular history in addition to its ties to her personal religious 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 ahead of, and felt the heartbreak many travelers will recognize as smooth China necessarily clashes with its old history. In 2010, the mountain and the spiritual and historic monuments hooked up to it, used to be certain a UNESCO international background Site.
'A Mountain in China' is a narrative of a love affair with a mountain − an intimate and infrequently hilarious glimpse into the interior international of a seeker who has been at the course of Zen for greater than 40 years.

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