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Wudang Taoist Cultural Experience Programe in 2015

2013/1/1 16:00:06

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Wudang Taoist Cultural Experience Programe in 2015

Want to discover the mysteries of Taoist longevity and internal alchemy ,Want to Immerse yourself in the daily mindfulness cultivations and realize the true self, the meaning of life, Want to set in the tranquil ancient temple surrounded by hills, woods, bamboos and brooks and following the life guidance of successive enlightened masters, Want to  find retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life and let go of your external attachments (appearance, status, relationships, career, etc.),Want to relax in a sunny mountain setting, while having fun learning Tao energy healing and meditation skills? Are you ready to quicken your path to energetic health? Curious to learn the science of Taoism inner alchemy, and self-generate a feeling of whole-body bliss? Want to understand the truth of corporeal world and how it runs in a view particularly featuring Buddhism and Taoism elements? Want to make sure whether there exists a transcending staircase that could eventually leads to the final enlightenment and, as a transmundane means, how to make use of it? Want to feel your body move gracefully in a tai chi form or Taoist Yoga postures? Seeking a new career in energetic bodywork and personal development? Want to know how the soul transmute from one entity to another, without end, to fulfill its destined course charted by karmic effect? Interested in taking charge of both your worldly and spiritual destiny in a reversal way?

If you answer is YES! to any question, our workshop on Mt. Wudang is the right program for you. Whether you are a beginner who wants guidance from top masters or a professional seeking to refine your skills and gain certification, at Mt. Wudang you will receive the best possible training.


1.Avenue

 This programe will be organized by Wudang Daoyuan Internal Kungfu Academy and Wudang Taoist Association jointly. It will take place right at the East palace of Purple Cloud Temple where Wudang Taoist Asssociation(which is our cooperation partner ) is located and the living area of all the genuine Wudang Taoists . Here you will experience the authentic lifestyle of wudang taoists and explore the traditional taoist culture in-depth.

At the foot of Stretching Flag Mount sits magnificent and boundless Purple Cloud Palace. Here, with the cluster of hills guarding the peaks, the wood of pine and green cypress deep and remote, Click to see more about Purple Cloud Temple

 

2.Sessions: this programe will last for one month and start on June 1st,July 1st,August 1st and Septermber 1st respectively .

3.Daily Training Schedule

 

 
Item Time
Morning Practice 5:30 am - 7:00 am
Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Lecture time 8:30 am–11:00 am
Noon Practice 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Afternoon touring,
hiking and resting time
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 
Dinner 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Evening practice 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

4.Study Course Syllabus

General view

Welcome to Wudang Taoist Cultural Experience Programe in   2015 !

Such workshop and retreat is sponsored by Wudang Daoyuan Internal Kungfu Academy (www.wudangschool.com) who is affiliated under Wudang Taoism Association. Their prominent master Zeng,Master Yao and senior taoists from Purple Cloud Temple  will offer lecture and classes in the amazing Taoism Sanctuary--Holy Mount Wudang where both the ancient Taoism culture and profound inner alchemy practice history make up a wonder and inspiration to many Qigong practitioners. There are so many legendary stories and historic sites related to ancient Taoist Alchemy practice that to take a look and be in the presence of such a place can truly motivate our undaunted resolution for reaching the very highest level of such a grand life science.

The following is the contents in detail we offer for our workshop.

The first half month:

1>Sitting and Standing Meditation: body and mind stress relief; seeing into the true nature of life

2>Kungfu Practice: Taiji,Xingyi,Bagua,Qigong and Weapons

3>Taoist Thoughts:Yin and Yang,Five Elements,Eight Trigrames;  Relationships between Humans with nature and the universe;Unification of the universe and human bejings ; Taoism and Zen ; Legendaries of God Zhenwu, Stories of Zhang Sanfeng; Yongle Emperor and Wudang Mountain(some are taught during the last 15 days )

4>Taoist Classics: Dao De Jing; Zhuang Zi; Huang Di Nei Jing; I-ching and how to predict; Fengshui and Wudang Mountain (some are taught during the last 15 days )

5>Traditional Taoist Medicine: body-mind self regulation, health care improvement exercises;Pulse reading; regulation by herbs on the mountain; methods of cooking the herbs (some are taught during the last 15 days )

6>Taoist Healthpreserving theories and applications: healthpreserving in different seasons and different times of the day;Five elements healthpreserving ; Dietary ; Qigong ; Standing meditation ; Meridians and Acupoints ;Doctrine of Visceral Manifestations;Pathogenic Factors in TCM; TCM treatment by herbs;Eight Therapeutic methods in TCM; Special Meridian points massage ; Simple therapy with great functions ; Healthpreserving for pregnant women ;  Daily prescriptions at home ; Kid illness treatment ;Emotion and Healthpreserving ; Internal Landscape Picture (Nei Jing Tu) and internal alchemy (some are taught during the last 15 days )

7>Monastic Chores: letting go of self egos; living in the humble way as Taoists do

8>Taoist Diet: eating healthy vegetarian diet

9>Tea and Etiquette: having a taste of tea culture

10>Incense and Etiquette: incense appreciation and offering customs

11>Taoist Chanting: spiritual practice and contemplation;Morning class and Evening class; important festivels of taoism

12>Taoist Etiquette: learning rules and disciplines of Taoist monasteries;greetings manners; Taoist dress code;

13>Taoist Music Ritual: interpreting the pure and natural Taoist rhythms; Joining the religious rituals

14>Interviews with Taoist masters ,especially with the senior taoist Jia.

15>Visit famous temples around Wudang Mountains;5-dragon Temple; Prince Temple,Nanyan Temple

16> Excursions: hiking to the Golden Peak from Nanyan Temple  about 17.5 km ; Hiking to five-dgagon temple from Nanyan temple about 30 km; Hiking to the Golden Peak from Xiaoyao Valley  to the Golden Peak about 35 km. Fengshui will be taught along the way .

17>Downtown activities : Watch the kungfu performance at Xiaoyao Valley ; Take a water tour by luxury yacht at Taichi Lake ;Watch the Grand Wudang Taiji Music Performance at Wudang Theater ; Visit Wudang Local Museum;

18>Completion Ceremony: director of Wudang Taoist Association Tao-Life-Nature lecture

The last 2 items will be arranged at the end of the whole-month programe .


The rest half Month

1. Face-to-face-Taoist Internal Alchemy Practice
1-1: Primary Wudang Internal Alchemy Basics
Internal power and energy cultivation form sets (Taoist Yoga with 64 movements)
A very excellent form set characterized by its natural ethereality and mysticism. It is a form set dating back to 1,000 years ago and much earlier than Tai Chi Chuan and other Kungfu form sets. Starting from simplicity and easiness it gradually evolves into a complication of which people cannot have the least bit of sense. It gradually excises its effect upon the deepest of people's heart-mind, to perfectly improve people's corporeality, psychical sense, spirits and mind-will in every aspects, from internal to external. People may marvels at the genius of human's wisdom in creating such form set as same as at the grand majesty of great nature

Tendon-Changing and Marrow-Washing Practice: 49 Postures (taught by shaolin buddhist monk Yanbu)

How to cleanse the heart of all stray thoughts
Forty-nine postures and auxiliary postures
Step 2: lighting fire: transform fertilizing fluid (Jing) to vita-vapor(Qi)
Step 3: harvest true medicinal substance

1-2: Wudang Songxi Tai Chi Chuan and Xuanwu Taichi chuan(They might be taught at the first half month)

People all know Tai Chi Chuan was created by Zhang San Feng who was the founder of Tai Chi Chuan, Xingyi Chuan and Bagua Chang in Song Dynasty. But, his original Tai Chi Chuan is almost get lost and now we sponsor classes teaching such form because it is a one set of Qigong practice which stresses the inner Qi system cultivation and health preservation. It is a treasure to all practitioners.       

1-3: Discourse Upon Secret of Tai Chi Alchemy Practice By Zhang Sanfeng

Zhang Sanfeng was very famous Taoist figure in Ming dynasty. He practiced alchemy in Mt. Wudang and founded Tai Chi Chuan here. More than 15 years he went into retreat in Mt. Wudang and he left people with many essays, prose, poem talking about internal alchemy practice. Secret of Tai Chi Alchemy Practice is the most complete one recounting the details of the process. This book contains five volumes.

1-4: Great Taoism Classic Explanation: Tao Te Ching (Lao Tzu) and Chuang Tzu (This stage will focus on the application and meaning in depth based on the previous study )

Tao Te Ching is the very famous Taoism foundation classic and perhaps the most popular book second only to Bible in the world. Yet, there are so many versions of translation and commentary that 90% of readers cannot understand the true meaning hidden in the philosophic poem text. Here,our teacher would like to offer people his understanding to the work after many years of Taoism study and inner alchemy practice.

Chuang Tzu is the also the famous Taoism classic. Till now there are so many versions of translation and commentary but many readers cannot understand the true meaning hidden in the legendary stories and arguments and talks. Here, our teacher  would offer his understanding to the work after many years of Taoism study and inner alchemy practice.

1-5. Discourse upon Journey to the West, Zhou Yi Can Tong Chi, Understanding Reality, Inner Chapter of Embracing the Simplicity (by Ge Hong), The Gist of Both Innate Nature and Life Force, using Internal Alchemy Theory.

1-6. Ancient Taoist DaoYin Practice

DaoYin exercises were an ancient precursor of qigong, specifically the variety sometimes known as Neigong, and were practiced in Chinese Taoist monasteries for health and spiritual cultivation in ancient times. In modern times DaoYin has often been referred to as -- Taoist Yoga. DaoYin can be translated as "Guiding or leading the flow of Blood and Qi in the Body" and we find references to this ancient exercises from as far back as 500 BC. Ancient DaoYin is also said to be a primary formative ingredient in the well-known soft style Chinese martial art T'ai Chi Ch'uan. There are many various sets of DaoYin: Five Animals Play, Heavenly Gate, Su Dongpo's Massage, Seven Star Standing Exercises, Chen Huashan's 12 Forms, Wang Ziqiao's 34 Forms, and many others. We will offer training in three sets of DaoYin exercise:
1-1. Heavenly Masters Dragon and Tiger TaoYin
1-2. Union of Heaven and Earth TaoYin
1-3. Forming the Golden Ball TaoYin

1-7. Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong Collection and Application

1-1. Communing to the Primeval Qigong
1-2. Inner Landscape of Five Internal Organs Qigong
1-3. Gather the Essence of Sun Qigong
1-4. Collect the Moon Corona Qigong
1-5. Longevity of Cave Heaven Qigong
1-6. Women's Health Preservation Qigong
1-7. Children Wisdom Initiation Qigong
1-8. How to Emit Chi
1-9. Conquering Sleep Demon Qigong
1-10. Qigong Fasting Method
1-11. How to Scatter Chi for Treating A Group People
1-12. Higher Level: Five Organ External Reflection Qigong
1-13. Higher Level Flying in Purple Cloud
1-14. Higher Level: Getting Accorded With Tao Qigong

1-8. Lecture Upon Essence of the Mundane World (Buddhism Theory) by Buddhist monk Yanbu from Shaolin temple


Including atomic structure, quantum theory, quantum mechanics, uncertainty principle, time and space and gravity, membrane theory, sparticle, vibrating string theory, layer of reality, the relationship between Chi and string theory, membrane, etc.

1-9. Lecture Upon Buddhism Consciousness-Only School Theory.

The main points including how the eight consciousness functions, how the ego consciousness comes into place to be what it is, seed theory, four different views and three perceiving categories, mundane means and transmundane means, the ways to enlightenment proposed by Buddhism (the means by which to transcend the mundane world, realizing the understanding of eternal truth from relative truth ---the realization of trans-mundane wisdom from worldly wisdom).

1-10. Lecture Upon Big Liu Ren Oracle(by taoist predictor Shen Hongjin)

Big Liu Ren Oracle is the consummate Chinese astrology system. To understand Heaven, earth and people (three fundamentals) people have to start with the understanding of phenomena and principle (two in four realms of reality, i.e. the realm of individual phenomena, the realm of the one principle, the realm of non-obstruction between principle and phenomena, the realm of non-obstruction between phenomena). Big Liu Ren offers abundant means and theory to understand the origin of each phenomena and how it evolves in relations with other phenomena. It is very useful for all beings to be beings in the mortal world and to understand how the beings evolve to be beings from very beginning.

1-11. Lecture Upon the Whole Process of Internal Alchemy Practice

He Drawing, Luo Writing, Five elements, Yin Yang theory, Tai Chi Diagram, Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches, Primeval Eight Trigrams Arrangement and Acquired Eight Trigrams Arrangement, I - Ching and Internal Alchemy practice, Jing, Chi and Shen, commonly-used alchemy terms in ancient books, the relationship between Buddhism and Taoism, the commentary upon "Understanding the Reality", commentary upon "Zou Yi Can Tong Chi", commentary upon "Journey To The West", etc.

1-12. Lecture Upon Human Inner Landscape Chart (Nei Jing Tu), Reality-Cultivating Knacks Chart (Xiu Zhen Tu) and Firing-Process Knacks Chart (Huo Hou Tu) ,The Nature of Heart-mind (Xin Xing Tu) more about the 4 pictures


The Inner Landscape of Human Body, together with the Xiu Zhen Painting, are very important for Tao pursuing process. Both of them derived from Mount Wudang and many many similiar paintings of varying version are copies or variations of the Wudang origin. Some qigong master tell their disciples that to know all the skills they have to use the two paintings for direction. They mean Inner Landscape of Human Body and the Xiu Zhen Painting. Inner Landscape of Human's Body shows practitioners in a very abstract way of all all necessary points in the human's body and their roles they play in the alchemy practice. Today, only very few people understand the in-depth meaning of the two paintings.

1-13. The Thorough Analysis Upon I-Ching Theory and its Application Upon Taoist Internal Alchemy

The medicinal substance, the arrangement of cauldron and the firing process are three essentials for proper inner alchemy practice. To well understand it, however, the I-Ching theory is the key for opening the door because lots of diagrams, illustrations, metaphors are widely used in almost every alchemy books. So, the thorough understanding of I-Ching is a must for all practitioners. The analysis upon 64 hexagrams is included if time permits.

1-14.  40 - 70 Kinds of Common-Used Herbal Medicine in Wudang Mountains

The properties, function, living environment, how to harvest, how to prepare as well as how to use them to treat illness. It needs excursion into wildness within Wudang scenery zone to find them in primative living environment and it s a fashinating experience for foreigners who often feel surprised to know the wild weeds can be used to treat many diseases.

2. Practical Experience Summary

It is an intensive practice and the following is the description as to the personal experience and phenomena practitioners will come through when in the course of the practice.

1) 1 - 7 day: Feel very tired for the beginning 3 to 4 days, but much saliva arise continuously, red complexion, less sleep, the warm feeling of qi arises in every parts of the body, feel light with the whole body and the brain is clear and more clever than before, Qi goes through channels and vessels for all of them is opened up gradually, feel so healthy that a strange serene happiness arise in its own course and practitioners naturally conclude that general people could not ever have the chance to experience such happiness for just one minute in the worldly life. Really something is happening but it cannot be described in detail. The symptoms of the diseases begin to disappear unconsciously.

2) 7 - 15 day: the feeling of qi is so strong that the whole world seems to be becoming a hot sphere constantly running in its own course. Practitioners' view towards the world will change completely for they gain so much progress both in physical and mental aspects and they know another inner world begin to present itself. Really practitioner cannot know how to describe it for only the personal experience can tell all. The symptoms of the diseases disappear a little further, and you may feel amazed at the progress and may wonder how it gains, etc.

3) Above 15 days: unimaginable things begin to arise and true heart, true medicine, mysterious pass, etc, begin to come on the scene. The inner world start to have brilliant golden light that gradually drives away the darkness. Looking into Lower Dantian the brilliant golden sphere comes up and presents its happy brightness to reach very deep of darkness. Very strange phenomena present themselves continuously. We cannot describe all, and practitioners will gain much more if they really follow the teaching.


5.Accommodation

Meals:The majority of our meals will be at the Purple Cloud Temple with the taoists for taoist vegetarian dishes. For someone who has special requirements we will arrange A La Carte.

Room:We will try to arrange the dormitory rooms at the east palace of Purple Cloud Temple but sometimes it is not allowed for foreigners so basically we will arrange the rooms at the 3-star hotel--Tianlu hotel near Purple Cloud Temple in convenience for our workshop programe. The rooms are with shower,internet,airconditioner,TV etc . We will also provide coffer,fruites,milk ,beer and tea. Indoor lecture hall and training room will also be offered .

   
   


6.Fee

3000 usd for double room; 3500 usd for single room covering meals,room,tuition,Taoist robe. Admission to the mountain not included.

7.Registration

Please provide the following measurement data for making a personal Taoist clothes

This is a form telling participants how to measure their type of build for making their Taoist clothes in advance, together with Taoist cap, Taoist shoes and Taoist bag. With such measurement data the local garment factory can make the clothes beforehand and participants can lose no time getting on the Taoist clothes when they first arrive at Mount Wudang.

 1-1Your head circumference
Please use a band tape to measure the head circumference

 1-2. Your neck circumference
Please use a band tape to measure the neck circumference .

 1-3. Your shoulder breadth
Please use a band tape to measure the shoulder breadth .

 1-4. Your chest circumference
Please use a band tape to measure the shoulder breadth . 

 1-5. Your sleeve length
Please use a band tape to measure your sleeve length. 

 1-6. Your Taoist robe length
Please use a band tape to measure the Taoist robe length . Please understand such length means that between shoulder and the place a little below your knee

 1-7. Your foot length
Please use a band tape to measure your foot length . 

1-8. Your weight and height

8.Faculty

Senior Taoist master Jia:

Master Zeng

Master Yao

Master Yanbu:Buddhism,Qigong,Healthpreservation,TCM

Master Yang:Fengshui and Iching master

[←]Daoist Healthpreserving retreat in April ,2015 [→]Advanced Taoist healing programe

Website:www.wudangschool.com  Mobile:(0086)155 4999 1800  

Address:Wudang Mountain,Shiyan,China.   Email: wudangschool@163.com