Shaolin Summer Retreat in Greece 2018

发布日期:2018-07-12   字体大小:   
This year, from June 29 to July 5, Shaolin Temple Greece 希腊少林寺  organized the Shaolin  Summer Retreat in Greece for the year 2018. In the most beautiful location of Greece, the Zagorohoria of Ioannina city, 4 hours away from Athens,  has been as a base of the retreat the “Eleutheria guesthouse’’ in the traditional stone village of Asprangeloi.
Asprangeli is a mountainous village in the prefecture of Ioannina. It was built at an altitude of 1,000 meters on the slopes of Mount Mitsikeli. Asprangeli is the seat of the Municipality of Zagori and their population according to the 2001 census is 237 inhabitants.
The camp took 6 days this year, so we had to balance the daily training hours with the sightseeing. How could we even find ourselves in such places and not see some beautiful destinations?

The training included Nei Gong and Qi Gong exercises, the traditional form of Shaolin Qi Xing Quan 少林七星 拳, Meditation Chan 大 坐 and Lao Jia Yi Lu 老架一路 of Chen Taiji.


























There is also sightseeing around or villages like the World Heritage Site of UNESCO Geopark Vikos Aoos, Voidomatis River, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, and many others.
The participants had chances to test themselves, hiking on Mount Timfi, to a ‘’Dragon Lake’’ at 2050 meters altitude. Perhaps the best walking path in Zagori, since every year thousands of nature lovers visit it.
After the 7-hour hiking they spent the night and woke up in the morning at 06:30 and practiced in Art of Qi Gong and Taiji inhaling the alpine mountain air.