Theme Tour

Theme Tour

Art of Travel: October 21-November 3, 2020

Nestled in the verdant vestiges of the Himalayas, the ancient kingdom of Dali enchantingly hugs the shores of one of Asia’s largest alpine lakes - Er Hai. It is in this basin that the spiritual traditions from South Asia and the Middle East collided with the greater Sino-Tibetan religious beliefs. The result is one of the most vibrant and diverse spiritual environments in the world.

Travel with The Linden Centre on a journey into Asia’s spiritual past, where daily lectures and engaging, thought-provoking workshops are followed by visits to ancient temples, mosques, cathedrals, and sacred mountains. The Ben Zhu beliefs of the Bai ethnic group who inhabit Dali exist alongside the timeless traditions of Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity and Islam.

The Art of Travel takes place in a nationally-protected villa in the small historic village of Xizhou. The Centre is housed in the former home to one of the Southwest Silk Road's leading merchants and has been restored to its dynastic elegance by Americans Brian and Jeanee Linden. They are the first and only foreign couple to take over a Chinese Nationally Protected Relic, and their quest to preserve China’s past has garnered domestic and international media attention and unprecedented government support. They lead only a few retreats a year to select group of visitors who participate in the Centre's programming.

 

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Photojourney to Yunnan: March 24-April 6, 2021

South of the Clouds, memories are created, both spiritually and through the viewfinder of a camera. Shrouded paths, previously reserved for caravans carrying tea and spices to the Silk Road, lead to unveiled providence, where every experience becomes a form of exploration and achievement.

Join us along with Doug Beasley, founder and director of Vision Quest workshops, and owner and publisher of Shots Magazine, fine-art photography journal.  Beasley provides photography workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision. He also shoots various fine art commercial assignments throughout the world. For more information on this acclaimed photographer, please visit www.douglasbeasley.com.

In Yunnan, we will touch the ‘old’ China that is elusive to most visitors and enjoy transformational experiences of a lifetime. We will photograph Taoist Temples (as well as temples with local gods unique to each village), gracefully decaying buildings, unique homes, elderly residents, exquisite landscapes, marketplaces, and ancient walled cities. Join us for a true immersion experience in to authentic China.   

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