written/non-written things by me (from 2005-2008)

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Temple Life

Tea with the Tea Master Zhuang Shi, Haiyan's teacher in Beijing who arranged this entire retreat and made special arrangements for me. Unbelievably, this entire experience was free, except for the modest cost of the train ticket.
His english wasn't great, but nor is my Chinese. He is very lovely man and makes cute little teas in little glass bowls and giggles.
In our meditation sessions. Some lasting for 3 back to back 40 minute meditations. Those girls on the second row are Haiyan and my roommates. They are Cantonese yoga teachers from Shenzhen, across the bay from Hong Kong. They really took care of me after spraining my ankle.
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My name is Hannah Pierce-Carlson