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Zen Shaolin Temple Show

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today was our first full day to experience DengFeng. We toured the city and then visited the Kung Fu School, and the Active Shaolin Temple. Seeing real monks walking, meditating, and living their normal life was exhilarating. They were finding their practicing their religion actively there right in front of our eyes. It was cool. We also returned to the Kung Fu school for a 2 hour private lesson. But the part that stood out to me was the Zen Shaolin Temple Art Musical that we watched that evening. Imagine a golden and red temple etched between two concaved mountain sides. Literally there in the cleft of the rock, was the setting for this magnificent show. An hour and a half we watched in awe as students sang , did dancing martial arts, played instruments, and literally walked us through the active and musical part of their history. During this entire extravaganza, there were flying people in the sky, a huge light show going on, and a waterfall that danced to the beat of the drums. It was one of my favorite things on this trip. After that day we definitely slept well.


Changing Connections said...

Without having read all the China blogs, I would not have understood the connection between mental and physical with religion. Your pictures are AMAZING! Worth millions of words (maybe with inflation, trillions). People flying in the air and drum that vibrate a waterfall--how could anything possibly get better (yet is continues to do so).

I'm with your, Stephaie, This would be one of my favorite things on this trip too.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN Leadership Council Blog Coordinator

Karen Wells said...

The photos certainly add to the descriptions offered in the student blogs. Like you, they loved the performance. Thanks. Karen Wells DSA South Africa

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This school is amazing my brother studied martial arts in that academy and now he's an incredible Sensay.

Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture