Feng Shui Study Tour
Start planning NOW for the 2002 China Study Tour, where renowned scholars Professor Cheng, Professor Wang Yu De and Roger Green will share their profound knowledge of Feng Shui as you explore the extraordinary countries of Bhutan, China and Tibet
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Introduction to the 5th Feng Shui Study Tour
This September 2002, an international group of Feng Shui enthusiasts will meet in Beijing to begin the fifth International Feng Shui study tour. It is sponsored by Roger Green, and is based on a refinement of the previous four tours he has conducted.
September-October, in terms of the weather, is one of the best times of the year to be travelling in Asia. Temperatures are moderate, and there is a good chance of clear sky's and sun.
Actually being there with the differing cultures and teachers, you can absorb the very essence of feng shui. Meeting new people from all over the world with a common interest generates a powerful vortex of new ideas and expressions. Learning first hand creates the experience of getting this amazing knowledge into your bones.
The tour has 3 stages to it, giving you the flexibility to choose your time preference and locations. You can do individual stages, all three, or a combination. T he tour is open to anyone to attend, no previous experience in Feng Shui is necessary. Also children are welcome especially for the China section i.e. the Yanstse River Crusie.
CHINA - stage 1
We begin our tour at Beijing. After a welcoming banquet, the next day is a tour of the China Great Wall and Beijing Palace amonst other sites.The following day we proceed to Wuhan, where we can do some siteing before boarding our River Cruise Ship- to imbark on the famous Yantse River Adventure. Also on the cruise with us is Prof Wang Yu De -one of China's most famous feng shui scholars and writers.
After our 4 evenings on the boat-(and 6 days) the adventure continues! The Dazu Stone carving are said to be the most magnificant in the world! We then proceed to one of the most sacred Buddist mountains in the world (Mt Elmei) and then the tour ends Chendu- which is also the departure point for STAGE 2 of the tour- Tibet.
Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Chengdu
September 22: Arrival in Beijing
September 23: Beijing Full Day Tour
September 24: Beijing/Wuhan/Boat Flight and 4 Hours Coach
September 25: Cruise Cruise
September 26: Cruise Cruise
September 27: Cruise Cruise
September 28: Cruise/Dazu/Chengdu Dazu Stone Carvings
September 29: Mt Elmei Full Day Tour
September 30: Mt Elmei Full Day Tour
October 1: Chengdu Coach
October 2: Chengdu - on ward journey
Experience the compelling culture of China firsthand as we guide you through the mighty Three Gorges - 193 kilometres of magnificent waterways bordered by spectacular scenery and ancient relics. The study tour presents a unique opportunity to see this region of China before the controversial Three Gorges Project moves into its final phase. Also Feng Shui seminars with Prof. Yang and Prof. Wang.
TIBET - stage 2
We depart Chendu (which is the only place to fly into Lhasa apart from some flights from Kathmandu). If you are just wishing to do this stage- you can meet us here and fly with the group. We start at Lhasa- where we are staying at the famous YAK Hotel. After 2 full days of visiting the palaces, temples, and market places of Lhasa, we hit the road to the birth place of the Tibetan race (cradle of Tibet) - Shanan area, where there is a monastery called Zhedang, (most people don't know this ) and then onto a remote Sacred mountain where Lama's live in caves. We stay at Sunye monastery- the first monastery in Tibet- significant because of the blending of Bon, Doaist and Buddhist philosophy, symbols and architecture. We return to Lhasa where you either depart for your jouney home or continue onto Kathmandu to begin stage 3. Kathmandu is the only place that has flights to Bhutan
October 2: Chengdu/Lhasa
October 3: Lhasa- many temples and palaces to visit and explore
October 4: Sannan Sightseeing Tour (stay at the Zhedang hotel)
October 5: Sannan Sightseeing Tour Zhedang Temple to Qunjie (the mystical birth place of the Tibetan race, where there is a small temple. Return to Zhedang temple.
October 6: Sunye Sightseeing Tour Shannan/Sunye Temple where we will spend some time in the mountain caves near the mountain. Lama's live in caves nearby- a most extraordinary
October 7: Sunye journey to Lhasa
October 8: Lhasa tour
October 8: Fight to Kathmandu for those continuing on to Bhutan (stage three)
October 9: Depart Lhasa - transfer to airport for return home flights
Travel to the 'Rooftop of the World' and take time out to visit some of Tibet's most sacred temples and palaces. With the sounds of bells, horns and prayer in the air, you will find the magical and spiritual atmosphere of this fascinating country truly inspirational.
BHUTAN & NEPAL - stage 3
Autumn is the most popular time to visit Bhutan and unless reservations are made early, it can be difficult to secure flight bookings and/or hotel rooms. We strongly advise that you make reservations at least 6 months or more before your intended departure. Bhutan may be the last country on Earth that can boast the traveler's most precious adjective: unchanged. Lightly populated and hiding behind its rhododendron curtain, it is the last stand of primeval Himalayan culture. Traditional dress is still worn, outside influences are carefully restricted and the culture of yesteryear is alive today.
We will explore Paro and Thimpu, towns lying in untouched evergreen valleys. Excursions are taken to ancient monasteries and forts, carefully preserved by the Royal Bhutanese government, as well as the famous meditation center of Taktsang, the "Tiger's Lair", clinging precariously to a rocky cliff in a breathtaking setting. Also Rinpung Dzong ( a Dzong is a hugh exotic white citadel that dominate the townships), the National Museum that houses a spectacular collection of thangkas.
This is an opportunity for in-depth experience of a preserved civilization, including visits to a traditional painting school and a school of Himalayan medicine, where we can experience paintings, manuscripts and ancient practices lost to the rest of the world.
We will also be in Kathmandu- one of the best party towns in the world!- amonst the extraordinary Nepaless architecure. We have 2 days of site seeing in Kathmandu- before we jouney into Bhutan. Your fee includes the flight from Kathmandu- Bhutan - Kanthmndu. Stage 3 ends in Kathmandu- where you can either stay longer, travel to India, or return through China on your way home.
October 8: Depart Lhasa - Arrival Kathmandu
October 9: Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
October 10: Kathmandu- Bhutan (Paro)
October 11: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour
October 12: Thimphu/Paro Sightseeing Tour
October 13: Paro Sightseeing Tour
October 14: Depart Bhutan to Kathmandu
October 15: end of stage 3: Depart Kathmandu for jouney home
Isolated Bhutan-the Kingdom they call Shangri-la, squeezed between Tibet and India, the Bhutanese call their country 'Druk Yul', the Land of the Thunder Dragon. It is a land of temples and stunning mountains, buildings are still wooden, monks in their bright red robes still walk the street and traditional instruments such as the giant Buddhist horns are still played. "Gross national happiness is more important to gross national product" the King likes to say. Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, the remote and rugged mountains surrounding the Kingdom of Bhutan have long served as a stunning backdrop for those in search of wisdom and happiness.As an integral element of the 2002 study tour, we invite you to be included in the small number of tourists allowed into Bhutan each year. We have secured a limited number of visas, however booking must be finalised by April 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: www.fengshuiseminars.com
Professor Cheng Jian Jun. PhD. MSc. B Civil Eng. B Arch.
Professor Cheng is the author of over 40 academic papers on the subjects of Feng Shui and architecture. He has designed over 10 large Chinese Temples in China and has written several books, including 'Traditional Chinese Architecture and the I Ching', and 'Feng Shui and Architecture'. He is a member of the Chinese I Ching Research Institute along with being the editor of the Chinese Landscaping Technology journal.
||Professor Wang Yu De. Ph.D
Professor Wang was born in 1954, the year of the wood-horse. He currently holds the post of Director, Historical Research at Wuhan University. He is a well known Feng Shui expert and has written many books on the subject, amongst them 'Mysterious Feng Shui' and 'Annotated Commentaries on the Art of Feng Shui'.
||Professor Wang Yang M.D
Prof. Yang is a scholar, writer and practitioner of I Ching, Qing Gong, Astrology, Feng Shui and Oriental Traditional Culture. His current position is professor at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Chongqing. Professor Yang is teaching a seminar in Chengdu on his special technique of the I Ching (soon to be published in English) and the 4 Pillars astrology.
Roger Green has pioneered Feng Shui study tours to China, India, Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Nepal. He has sponsored Feng Shui and Ecology conferences in Prague, USA and Switerland. He is a regular speaker at International conferences around the world. Roger's 20 years experience and practical involvement with Feng Shui and Natural Healing has made him one of the most sought after educators and consultants. His teaching intergrates the various schools of feng shui into a creative, dynamic, flexible and wholistic approach. He is the Founder and Director of the London, European, New York, Sydney and South American Schools of Feng Shui, with branches also in New Zealand, Florida, Los Angeles, Arizona and Minnesota.