Summer is officially here. But does that bring you joy, or dread? For too many of us, the past few months have been an extended hibernation period, as we have sheltered ourselves away in the safe, reassuring comfort of our homes and sofas. But that time is done. It’s now time to reawaken the mind and body and prepare for the path ahead.
And what better way to do that than on a Cultural Keys Warriors’ Workshop?
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How wonderful is it when you stumble upon old photos of your grandparents or your hometown, and you can recognise details in them to connect them to your experiences and memories? The same thing happened in 1991 when Abbot Shi Yongxin of the Shaolin Temple paid a visit to Dharma Temple in Japan and discovered photos of the temple and the surrounding area taken in 1920!
Read on to see some of those pictures and see how the locations photographed look almost a century later!
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While most educational centres in Beijing are closed, people still have a thirst for learning that needs satisfying! Join Cultural Keys online for 4 fascinating informal presentations on Chinese traditional ink painting, dragon and lion dancing, the Shaolin Temple and Chinese folk arts and crafts.
Each presentations will give an introduction to the basics of each topic and are followed by a short discussion. They are free of charge and will be held every Friday in March at 10am on WeChat, with informative slides sent into the group as the presentation progresses.
Read on to find out more about the topics and what you will learn!
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Spirit. Determination. Courage. Perseverance. Strength. All these qualities are necessary to live a happy, healthy, successful life. All these qualities are also what you develop through training Chinese Kung fu! Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or ability to go to the Shaolin Temple for a year or two to discover the true meaning of kung fu.
But for those who still want a taste of traditional Shaolin kung fu culture and training, join Cultural Keys on Sunday, December 15th in Beijing for our next Shaolin Warriors’ Workshop!
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Want to get the most out of your time in China? Interested in learning more about the traditional culture and perhaps even experiencing it for yourself?
Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre helps expat residents and visitors experience, understand and enjoy traditional Chinese culture by providing a variety of authentic content, classes, presentations and services.
From private workshops to team building, from children’s parties to community group presentations, read on for more information about how Cultural Keys can help you get more out of your time in China!
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