Bai Yun Guan, or White Cloud Temple (白云观) is one of the most important Taoist temples in China. This temple is the seat of the Long Men sect of Daoism. Our teacher, Chen Yang guided the group through the temple providing details on history and Taoism. The group was very interested in the philosophy and [...]
We finalized the arrangements at the hotel for our group. They arrived in three sets throughout the evening, although somewhat delayed by thunderstorms. The storms were welcome as they helped cool off the city and wash the coal dust out of the air. One of the China’s biggest problems is pollution. They have industrialized very [...]
Today we flew to Beijing from Washington DC. United Airlines has a direct flight from Dulles to the Beijing Capital Airport. It’s long. Damn, long, but not as long as it is if you have to change planes. I don’t think I’d go to China every year if I had to change planes every time. [...]
This weekend TCCII and 20 of our closest friends will be heading to China for an unforgettable travel, learning and training experience. This is no ordinary tourist trip. Sure, we’ll see the Terra Cotta warriors and a few other famous sights. However, we get off the beaten path and enjoy the temples, markets and hangouts [...]
Day 3, Sunday, April 18 (Beijing and Great Wall)
Jan and I rose early again. The elevator trip down to the lobby proved to be an experience in Chinese life and culture. When we got on at the 15th floor, the elevator was full. We hesitated to enter, but people motioned and then ushered us [...]
Day 2, Saturday, April 17 (Beijing)
Today Beijing was still overcast and a bone-chilling, damp cold slapped at all parts exposed to the elements. We rose early and went downstairs to breakfast at a feast of a buffet that offered American and Chinese breakfasts. It included my favorite bok choy, steamed buns with bean [...]
Day 1, Friday, April 16 (Beijing)
I can’t believe that I’m in China again. Most Americans don’t ever get the chance to go at all. Those few who are lucky to visit usually only go once. Here I am in China a second time, this time on a Healing Journey of exploration. We six from [...]
We did Qigong in Jing Shan park, part of the Forbidden City on recent China trip. While there we saw this old man doing Turtle Walking Qigong and filmed video of his practice.
The turtle is revered in China by the Taoists for its longevity. Several forms of Qigong and breathing are patterned upon [...]
Our group of adventurers started the day by practicing Qigong at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. We taught the Eight Brocades and the Body Opening Exercises. The temple of Heaven is the site of the Emperor’s annual offering to Heaven for the good fortunes of the nation. While there we had the chance to [...]
Our group of 12 arrived in Beijing, China to begin our China Adventure — Beyond the Clouds: A healing Journey to China. Over the next 12 days we’ll see major landmarks, explore hidden places, and experience the treasures of Chinese Qigong and medicine.
The 12 hour flight from the US is long, but not as long [...]