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Friday, May 27, 2016

Shrimp Youcai Special!


Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Shrimp Youcai with Rice
One of our most popular specials is back for this holiday weekend. Enjoy this tasty combination that is sure to please. Youcai is a tender "baby" bok choy that goes amazingly well with shrimp. 

Acupressure Point Treatment - Menopause
5954 Route 981, Latrobe
Monday June 6  7:15 pm
$15 per individual

Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise
350 Main Street, Latrobe
Monday June 6  6:00 pm
New Students $10 - Previous Students $5

No classes will be held Monday May 30 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday

Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923 
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Meaning and Purpose of Life - A Free Guided Discussion

Tsai Wen Chin
Presents at Mountain Palace
The Meaning and Purpose of Life
Tuesday June 7  2:00 pm
Tsai will lead a discussion based upon the following outline:

THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE

PART ONERealizing the Secret of Life

The Secret Hidden under Human Living
1.          Human life sustains in the ever repeating process of perception and reaction as in a loop. For a person, because of not realizing the makeup of his perception, the reaction to it becomes karmicthe so-called making karmano matter he reacts with good deed or bad deed, under goodwill or evil will.
2.          Making karma (= karmic reaction) will unavoidably cause three happenings to a person:
(1)         Triggering the karmic moral law of cause and effectEvery karmic action/deed will bring a karmic return (retribution) of good fortune or bad fortune to experience in the future of either this life or future lives.
(2)         Reincarnation (rebirth of life)It will create further karmic perceptions to drive the person to react to them ignorantly again so as to form the unceasing continuation of this life and future lives.
(3)         Ignorance (spiritual delusion)A karmic reaction will reinforce the person’s ignorance of his true SELF (the actual spiritual agent which lives a person). He will become kidnapped by his karmic perceptions in every moment of life, as in a dream, to be sometimes happy, sometimes suffering, and all together, to be ignoring the very truth of who he is, who others are, and who God is, so as to suffer in the endless process of life and death.

PART TWOThe Meaning and Purpose of Life
PART THREEFulfilling the Meaning and Purpose of Life
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
This is a free presentation opportunity 
If hungry, dumplings only can be purchased before or after the presentation

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pork Seaweed


Mountain Palace Weekend Special
Pork & Seaweed with Rice
Seaweed is high in nutrients and contains a variety of health benefits. These include digestive health, cholesterol-lowering effects, boosting immunity, anti-cancer properties and weight loss. You can get your daily dose of a number of essential minerals and vitamins with only a small amount of seaweed. Come to Mountain Palace this weekend and enjoy this extremely healthy and tasty treat!
Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise
350 Main Street, Latrobe
Monday May 23 6:00
New students - $10  Previous students - $5
Acupressure Point Treatment Class
Neck, Shoulder & Low Back Pain
5954 Route 981, Latrobe 
Monday May 23 7:15 

Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Meaning and Purpose of Life - Tsai Wen Chin




Mountain Palace Discussion Group
Tuesday June 7  2:00 pm 
Free - Reservations Requested
Join Tsai Wen Chin at Mountain Palace for this "philosophy of life" discussion

THE MEANING AND PURPOSE OF LIFE

PART ONERealizing the Secret of Life

The Secret Hidden under Human Living
1.          Human life sustains in the ever repeating process of perception and reaction as in a loop. For a person, because of not realizing the makeup of his perception, the reaction to it becomes karmicthe so-called making karmano matter he reacts with good deed or bad deed, under goodwill or evil will.
2.          Making karma (= karmic reaction) will unavoidably cause three happenings to a person:
(1)         Triggering the karmic moral law of cause and effectEvery karmic action/deed will bring a karmic return (retribution) of good fortune or bad fortune to experience in the future of either this life or future lives.
(2)         Reincarnation (rebirth of life)It will create further karmic perceptions to drive the person to react to them ignorantly again so as to form the unceasing continuation of this life and future lives.
(3)         Ignorance (spiritual delusion)A karmic reaction will reinforce the person’s ignorance of his true SELF (the actual spiritual agent which lives a person). He will become kidnapped by his karmic perceptions in every moment of life, as in a dream, to be sometimes happy, sometimes suffering, and all together, to be ignoring the very truth of who he is, who others are, and who God is, so as to suffer in the endless process of life and death.

PART TWOThe Meaning and Purpose of Life
PART THREEFulfilling the Meaning and Purpose of Life

Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Friday, May 13, 2016

Green beans!


Mountain Palace Weekly Special
Green Beans and Pork with Rice
Some of the health benefits of green beans include the reduced risk of heart disease and colon cancer, as well as an improved regulation of diabetes. Green beans provide a big boost to your immune system and contribute to the elimination of harmful free radicals.These nutrient-packed beans also provide benefits to the health of your eyes and bones, while regulating your digestive processes. 
Happy Healthy Cooking Class
High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol & Low Immunity
Post Chemotherapy
Mountain Palace
Reservations Requested
Sunday May 15 11:30
Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise Review
350 Main Street Latrobe, Pa
Mondays 6:00 to 7:00
$10 new students, $5 Previous students 
Acupressure Point Treatment Class
Latrobe, Pa
Mondays in May 7:15 to 8:15
May 16 - Headache
$15
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, PA 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cooking Class Sunday!

Happy Healthy Cooking Class
High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol & Low Immunity
Post Chemotherapy
Sunday May 15 11:30 am
$25 includes meal
Reservations Requested 
Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wood Ear & Chinese Cabbage Special


Mountain Palace Weekly Special
Chinese Cabbage, Wood Ears and Pork with Rice
A Wood Ear (Mu Er) is a mushroom that grows in the tops of trees. They are very nutritious and have been documented by several Japanese medical research facilities to have strong anti-cancer properties. They are also effective in reducing cholesterol and increasing immunity. Scientific studies suggest compounds in Chinese cabbage are known to offer protection against breast, colon and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or "bad cholesterol" levels in the blood.
Come to Mountain Palace this weekend to experience this unique food item for yourself. We are the only restaurant within about 8,000 miles to have a Mu Er special!

Traditional Chinese Medical Exercise
350 Main Street Latrobe, Pa
Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 Starting May 9
New Students $10 Previous Students $5 per session
Many students have expressed benefits to participating in this unique exercise program that stimulates pressure points, increases blood and energy flow, keeps meridians balanced and facilitates health and wellness. To keep students motivated and active in continuing these exercises, Lacy is providing this weekly group activity.

Acupressure Point Treatment Class
JG Yoga & Wellness in Latrobe
Mondays 7:15
This week's focus: Anxiety

Mountain Palace
111 Creek Road
Bolivar, Pa 15923
724 717-8614
724 288-3872
claysh@gmail.com
Friday 5 to 9, Saturday 12 to 9 & Sunday 12 to 8

CALLING ALL BEATLE FANS!



The first event in the SongWorks 2016 Concert Series will be BEATLES - a day in a life. Enjoy an evening of Beatles covers and some original tunes inspired by the Beatles.

SongWorks hosts a monthly dinner at the Grande Halle at 306 Broad Street (at the former Immaculate Conception church) in the Cambria City Cultural District of Johnstown. These shows run May through October, with a special December holiday show as well. Dinner starts at 6:00 and the show starts at 7:00. Full meals will be provided by Flair of Country Catering. Reservations are requested by visiting Flair of Country Catering’s Facebook Page or by calling (814) 536-7986. Thanks to the sponsorship of Ameriserv Financial, the cost for the dinner and performance is $13.00, and admission is $5.00 for the performance only. This is a BYOB event

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco de mayo ! From Ligonier tavern

Cinco de mayo grilled cheese with peppers cumin buttered chicken