Tucked into the mountains of Huairou near the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, Red Snail temple was founded in the year 338. Where does its name originate and is it worth a visit?
Read on to find out!
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The story The man who lost his horse (塞翁失马 Sàiwēngshīmǎ) is a classic Chinese tale of equanimity in the face of changing fortunes, with a moral roughly comparable to the English idiom of “a blessing in disguise” – though of course misfortune also comes in disguise!
Read on to find out more about the story and listen to our narration!
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How many different styles of Chinese martial arts can you name? Taichi? Of course. Shaolin? Goes without saying. What about lion dancing? Sure, it’s well-known! (Yes, if you didn’t know, the acrobatic displays you see at Chinese New Year celebrations are in fact intrinsically connected to the history and practice of traditional Chinese martial arts.)
What if you could train all three styles in one afternoon and, even better, for free? Or what about training on a tropical beach? If any of that sounds interesting, Cultural Keys has you covered in April!
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Have we got a year for you! 2021 is full of fun and interesting events from CK – including photo walks, tours, workshops and a retreat! We really have something for everyone!
Read on to see exactly what we have on offer. Everything is open for booking, so have your diary at the ready! And don’t forget to check back often to see the latest information and updates!
Last updated: October 8th
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Among Chinese martial arts styles, taichi, practiced morning and night around the country, is perhaps one of the most iconic and easily recognizable forms. But for all its ubiquity, it is still a very misunderstood style. And that includes why it’s such a beneficial activity.
So what are the benefits of training taichi? Is it suitable for you? Read on as Cultural Keys’ founder and taichi instructor AJ Donnelly explains more!
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