Monday, 16 July 2007

New Training location

With just two weeks to go and an unprecedented heat wave about to hit Beijing the location in which we will be training has been moved. We will now be training at the Jietai Temple on top of a mountain overlooking Beijing. Below are some pictures of the temple.

Set in forested mountains to the west of Beijing, the Jietai Temple (Temple of Ordination) is a tranquil retreat amidst fresh mountain air, scented with burning incense. The temple was first built in the year 622 during the Tang dynasty.

Almost 1400 years old, it sits on a hillside looking more like a fortress than a temple, surrounded by forbiddingly tall red walls. On a clear day, this temple offers an unhindered view of Beijing.

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