On top of a hill, below a mountain, surrounded by cultural heritage gardens and other cultural exhibits is the Research institute established by Master Paul Li. We were welcomed very warmly by the Chairman and the Executive Director, Vice Deans and staff. Our day included tea ceremony with tea from Hunnan Province I had not encountered before, calligraphy, and excellent collections of paintings and ceramics. There was a real centuries old sword we handled. The entire area was done in the style of the Song Dynasty. We demonstrated our Push Hands and shared a magnificent feast. Teacher Liu insisted Kieran and I finnish a bottle of the best Rice Wine with him. Later we wlked in tne surrounding National Park which included Bamboo forest and many natural and constructed features.
The entire experience was relaxed and pleasant and went all day. The setting was beautiful and peaceful. The exhibits rich and captivating. The people warm and the conversation relaxed and natural.
It is a great achievement for Master Li to have established such a institute and a privilege for us to be associated with it.