MAOSHAN SECT – A MYSTERIOUS DAOIST SCHOOL

Maoshan Daoist Sect

Maoshan Daoist sect is one of the most mysterious Daoist schools, known as the inheritor of Supreme Purity camp (上清派) with its principles and cultivation methods explained in Sutra of Supreme Purity (上清经). The statue atop the hill behind the premises is Laozi (Lao Tse, 604 bC – 531 BC), considered as the founder of the modern Chinese Daoism. The […]

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A BRIEF EXPERIENCE OF TIME IN MT. LANKE

A firewood collector watching two immortals paying chess in Mt. Lanke in Zhejiang Province – a coloured ink painting by Ming Dynasty scholar, politician and artist Zhang Yining (张以宁 1301-1370) The legend of Mt. Lanke During Jin Dynasty in the 4th century, a guy went to Mt. Lanke collecting firewoods and saw two men playing chess Weiqi (Go) on a stone. Like […]

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A TRIP TO A WORLD BEYOND

The mythical tale about encountering immortals in Mt. Tiantai was first recorded on Search for Immortals (搜神記) by a scholar official in East Jin in the 4th century. It’s a clear evidence that Chinese have entertained the concept of relativity in time at least 2,000 years go. The illustrations were produced by Zhao Cangyun (赵苍云), an ancient Chinese scholar artist living […]

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