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    If it is any other school, I seriously doubt it. It's just not part of the typical curriculum out there.

    And he won't respond, because he's in HELL for spamming the forums. I got tired of deleting all his extrra threads for this damn wushu school.
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    Ehhhh. Alright. Thought it was worth a try. I figured if he replied and said yes it would probably be bullshit anyway. I sorta just wanted to see if he would reply at all or if re-posting info from the site was all he was capable of.

    It's gotta be difficult to teach a foreigner Buddhism being that most of the Chinese speak English rather pitifully and English terminology for Buddhism is not easy to learn in the first place. It's almost another language. So teaching it would be extreemly difficult for 'em. Meditation though. I could imagine, if you were givin a room and a time to meditate it would most likely consist of your shifu saying, "here is the room, you want to sit down like this (gives you an example), breath slow, and be quiet." That would probably be the extent of your meditatin lessons. Being that meditation is something more metaphysical, to be able to instruct someone on their journey though it would again require a greater ability to communicate than most English speaking Chinese have.

    Anyway, I'm sure Chanwu IS just like any other Dengfeng school in that Wushu is all that is taught. I'm sure that the Buddhism, meditation and Chinese medicine is all just promotional bull to sell their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiwanxi
    您好先生. 我要知道如果您是禅武学校的师傅还是学生吗? 因为很多登封的少林武学不教佛教,所以我也要知道如果您的学校教佛教吗? 还有您的佛教老师能不能教外国人? 深思了很难。 您的学校可以教外国人怎么沉思吗? 我的最后的问题,您的学校可以教中国的医学吗?

    因为我只会说汉语说得很小, 所以请您回答很简单的。 谢谢您。 百万喜 Travis...
    i've found out what baiwanxi means! travis. lol

    but hey, your chinese aint bad. you just use 吗 a bit excessively, to where it becomes ungrammatical at points.

    he already replied saying his wife teaches those buddhist and medicine classes but she's in america. she's a westerner too. so her english is plenty good. and from what i know of her, if its the same person i'm thinking of, she's definitely capable of teaching buddhism. i dont know about medicine though.

    as for their martial arts, i'm not sure if its traditional, modern or modernized traditional or just what. there are some videos on the website. i saw them a long time ago but forgot whats on there. and i cant open it now. but i remember some of the qigong. the western guys were getting sticks broken over them. but i'd hardly call that qigong.

    thats the extent of my knowledge anyway. i cant say much for the martial arts or medicine, but if his wife is the one i met, then i'd say their buddhist classes must be pretty good.

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    Ahhh I see... Sounds like it wouldn't be a bad place to study if his wife was around as well... Hmmmmmm

    As far as the Chinese goes, I tend to forget to use the 吗 in conversation so I probably do over compensate sometimes. After 4 years of studing I'm still really just a beginner.

    I even wrote my name wrong without realizing. It supposed to be 白万喜 not 百. My Chinese friend and teacher in the States gave it to me. 白 because, compared to the typical Chinese, my skin color is really white, and 万喜 because I smile and laugh a lot.

    Actually, my name, Travis, is a little hard for most Chinese to say because of the "V" in the middle. So most people here just go by my Chinese name. It's always funny for a teacher to call my name out when someone who doesn't know me is in the room. They're always incredibly supprised when I answer in Chinese to my Chinese name. It still seems to be pretty supprising for most Chinese here to hear a white guy speak a little Chinese.

    I like it. It always puts a smile on my face.
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    well, bai...u might also want to note that:

    "hello" often comes after titles or whatever form of address you may be using, as in 先生您好。。。老师好....大夫好...etc..

    the 如果 u use is typically expressed as 是不是,是否(plus verb), 能否, 可否, or a verb 不verb construction, as in: 不知道您是否是禅武学校的一位师父?i wonder whether or not you're one of chanwu school's teachers? ( 我想知道您是不是禅武学校的一位师父? (same) or 我也想知道您的学校是否教佛教? or 我也想知道您的学校教不教佛教? etc)

    do people around u say 沉思 or 打坐? peaple can be taught how to 打坐, but 沉思 is something we all do from time to time. it may be used by certain groups differently, however... i'm not quite sure, just i don;t remember it being used that way.. hmmm

    also: u might think of changing 我的最后的问题, to 我最后一个问题是, and 我只会说汉语说得很小 to 我只会说简单的汉语....

    and 中国医学。。。doesn't need to be seperated with a 的。。 with a 的 is kind of reads as "the chinese medicine" as opposed to "chinese medicine."

    hope that helps a bit...

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    It definitely helps and I appreciate it!!!
    Like I said, I'm still just a beginner.
    The thing that confuses me here is the "一个问题是" or "学校的一位师父"...... I understand it, and when I read or hear it I know it's the correct way to say it, but I have a hard time knowing when to use it. It strikes me as the type of thing you have to pick up over time.

    I know if I want to say "that person (the person we were talking about)" I would say 那一位人, where as if I say, "that person (the one standing in front of us)" I say "ne ge ren". But I don't exactly undrstand when to use it.....
    Can U give me a pointer, maybe ?

    As far as "meditate" I got that from the dictionary. I wouldn't know the right way to say it though "da zuo" makes since even if it does sound a bit funny. It's very Chinese. hehe...

    (sorry, my computer f'ed up on me mid-post and stopped me from being abld to write Chinese)

    Thanks though. Like I said, I appreciate it. My life has become one long, slow Chinese lesson. : )

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    thats how chinese lessons usually tend to go, baiwanxi.

    位 is used formally or to show respect. when you go to a restaurant and they ask how many they wont say 个, they'll say 位.

    个 is used in general and informal.

    as for meditation, consider 静坐 as well. lol

    只管打坐 is the chinese for shikantaza is japanese. the typical "just sitting" method of meditation used in chinese caodong and japanese soto schools.

    as for the rest of chinese learning, just read and listen A LOT continuously to content that you enjoy. you'll run into the same phrases and words and learn how to use them from experience in your reading and listening. dont worry about grammar or when to do something. just read and listen more and you'll learn it. memorizing grammar rules (that you're bound to screw up anyway) will only slow you down.

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    bai wan xi 你好:
    我是禅武的师傅,我这里只教佛教的坐禅,我这里是用英语上课的,我这里教中国的医学.

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    Hello:
    I am Chan Wu Master Wang, my here only teaches Buddhism meditating, myhere is attends class with English, my here teaches Chinese themedicine

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    Hello:
    I am Chan Wu Master Wang, my here only teaches Buddhism meditating, myhere is attends class with English, my here teaches Chinese themedicine

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