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Patricia Walden has shared her impressions of the 2011 China-India Yoga Summit in Guangzhou, China
Greetings as I return from China. I want to share with you a few precious moments from the extraordinary event that was B.K.S. Iyengar’s historic trip to China. This was the largest group that he has ever taught - 1000 students were expected and almost 1400 were present. In an interview with the Times of India, Guruji spoke of the importance of the event and described it as being the latest step in the thousands of years of cultural exchange between India and China. Chinese speakers likened BKS Iyengar to the Bodhidharma (who brought Buddhism from India to China) and Lao Tzu (one of the founders of Taoism). The Chinese community received Guruji and the senior teachers with overwhelming love and appreciation. Guruji was indefatigable, dynamic and passionate. His teachings were simple yet profound.