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    Big Changes in Kunming

    So I was just poking around on the internet feeling nostalgic and I thought I'd look up the Kunming Shaolin Temple and see what's been going on there. A lot apparently:
    https://shaolintemple.com/...
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    I hear ya. Celiac and it's like are no joke. ...

    I hear ya. Celiac and it's like are no joke. Actually my college has purportedly the first gluten free college dining hall in the nation because a couple of students were getting sick just from...
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    Thatís also true. And MSG can be toxic...but the...

    Thatís also true. And MSG can be toxic...but the lethal dose for rats is five times the lethal dose of salt. Not that itís necessarily the same for us... But weíll die from lack of salt too. Gotta...
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    MSG is good stuff. Naturally occurring in a lot...

    MSG is good stuff. Naturally occurring in a lot of food we eat, including tomatoes, mushrooms, aged meat, and fermented foods...shows up when protein chains break down. It can really help when...
  5. I know that school. We got some of their...

    I know that school. We got some of their students. I think Amherst is better off with the dispensary. 😝
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    Hahaha! This is awesome. Big fan of Ginsberg,...

    Hahaha! This is awesome. Big fan of Ginsberg, had no idea he'd taken up taiji. :D
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    Newsweak. Sad what can be passed off as...

    Newsweak.

    Sad what can be passed off as journalism.
  8. I'm about halfway through this now. Really well...

    I'm about halfway through this now. Really well done. This is a great resource.
    I wish you much success with this endeavor and look forward to future productions.
    Gong xi fa cai.
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    Cool. Good to know.

    Cool. Good to know.
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    That was about 15 months ago.

    That was about 15 months ago.
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    That's strange. I'm not going to begin to...

    That's strange. I'm not going to begin to speculate on the name change...maybe you have better insight into why that would be.
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    Ha! First pick in that last post on the right is...

    Ha! First pick in that last post on the right is Shi Hengbo. He was my favorite teacher at the Kunming Shaolin Temple. He's a good guy. Nice.
  13. I'm sure the opinions run the full gamut--they're...

    I'm sure the opinions run the full gamut--they're people, after all. I suspect the tendency is toward open-mindedness though, since the Shaolin cannon itself is composed of numerous different...
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    Thanks! Great to get some new input from you on...

    Thanks! Great to get some new input from you on this form.

    Sorry to hear your elder teacher passed.
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    Awesome. Glad you finally decided it was time to...

    Awesome. Glad you finally decided it was time to start sharing, you've collected so much good information. I learned a lot when we met up, still practicing, great to see some more. Good stuff!
  16. Thread: In Kunming

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    Well, that's it for China this year. In Bangkok...

    Well, that's it for China this year. In Bangkok now for a couple days, then a few days in Bali, and then back home. Four weeks in China flew by. I will miss it, but I will be back. They are giving...
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    Goobye Guandu. Again.

    Tomorrow I leave Kunming. And China. Have a few days in Bangkok and a few in Bali. Then go home.
    Spent most of the last two days at Shaolin Temple. Training with Shi Hengbo was once again a...
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    Went down to Erhail Lake yesterday. Very pretty....

    Went down to Erhail Lake yesterday. Very pretty. The walk back up to Dali old city was really nice too. Walking down country lanes and seeing rural China up close. Usually end up just driving by...
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    There we go! View from atop the city wall.

    There we go! View from atop the city wall.
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    Bad news Good news

    So. It's been awhile since I read anything about Abbot Yongxin's troubles. I had thought they had blown over, but apparently the investigation continues.
    Shi Yanbei does not want to do the interview...
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    In Dali now. Was probably my favorite place to...

    In Dali now. Was probably my favorite place to hang out for a bit last time I was in China, so I decided to come back. Just chilling out here for five days. It's nice. The combination of old town and...
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    Kunming continues to grow, with new high rises in...

    Kunming continues to grow, with new high rises in the ourskirts, and new high end shopping malls downtown. Burger King has arrived to join the well established McDonalds and KFC.
    However, much of...
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    Back in Kunming. Yangshuo and the Li River were...

    Back in Kunming. Yangshuo and the Li River were incredibly beautiful. But what the pictures don't show is how hot and humid it was there. Started pouring sweat whenever I left the air conditioned...
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    Back

    Not actually in Kunming right now(though I'm using it as a homebase here) but a few years ago this thread served as my China travelogue, might as well keep things tidy, even if my old photos are...
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    Just to clarify, for anyone else who can't be...

    Just to clarify, for anyone else who can't be bothered to read, I said "acting" abbot because Shi Yongxin sent Shi Yan Bei down to Kunming to run the temples for the duration of their 20 year...
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