Mastering the Tao Nature Within Wudangshan, China

  • Wudangshan, Shanyang, Shangluo, China
  • Nov 5 - 17, 2018 (13 days)
  • $2697 US

About us

You are standing high on a cliff in one of the most secluded monasteries in the world. The silence is broken only by the burbling of fountains, the whispering of the winds and bird song. Below you, blankets of mist hang in deep valleys and distant mountains are green with pine and cypress forests. The air, fresh and delicate, is so cleansing you feel reborn.

You spent this day with some of the most respected Taoist teachers in the world. These venerated monks and nuns taught you how to attain the perfect balance within yourself and nature. And as you practice these new skills, there is a quiet awakening: you feel more alive than you have ever felt.

Welcome to Mastering the Tao Nature Within Retreat. The unique adventure of a lifetime!

The journey of a thousand miles (experiences) begins with the first step. ~ Lao Tzu "Terry Hodgkinson's Tao Journeys retreats are the best I've ever experienced. All you have to do is get there and they will take care of the rest. I would go again in a heartbeat!" Dr. Patrick Porter

Event Highlights

  • Explore the majestic Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Walk on the legendary Great Wall of China
  • Practice Qigong and Tai Chi with the masters on Taoist Wudang Mountain (no experience required)
  • Visit Taoist temples that have been in movies like: The Karate Kid (remake), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kung Fu Panda
  • Venture to the top of the mountain and see the Golden Temple, a pilgrimage for Taoists for over a thousands years
  • Meet and chat with a Taoist recluse who lives in a cave
  • Take part in a Taoist musical ceremony as the sun comes up over the mountains
  • Eat delicious, organic good grown right on the mountain
  • See wild monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Meet masters of taoist philosophy
  • Enjoy a private class with a master in Chinese calligraphy

Venue Highlights

We will move between Beijing (See the Forbidden City and The Great Wall) and Wudang Mountain, where you will be amerced in fresh mountain air and abundant Taoist energy. You pay for your return flight to Beijing and we will take care of the rest! All accommodations, meals, sight-seeing and inner country travel will be covered in the fee you pay.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Monday, November 5th – Arrive in Beijing, China. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to the hotel where we will all meet and greet and sleep our first night in China getting ever so close to Wudang Mountain.

Tuesday, November 6th – A morning tour of the amazing Forbidden City in Beijing, the home to 24 of China’s past Emperors. A scrumptious lunch and then a tour of Beijing’s famous Fujiwang Street where we will sight see and in case you forgot to bring something from home for the trip you will be most likely be able to buy it here! We will then return to the hotel for a good nights sleep.

Wednesday, November 7th – Shuttled to the airport in the early morning we fly two hours to Xiangyang, China close to where Wudang Mountain is located. A bus will then bring us to Wudang Mountain, and as the bus gets closer you will begin to feel closer to finding your Tao.

Wednesday, November 8th and 9th – Now that our outward journey has begun, we will begin a two-day inner journey where we will visit different areas on the mountain with periods of meditation and Taoist practice:

* Tai Chi at the Purple Cloud Palace – the absolute center of Taoism
* Qigong at the South Cliff Temple – the place where Taoism was founded
* Journey to the Golden Hall on Tianzhu Peak – the tallest peak in the mountains
* Taoist Tea Ceremony
* Sitting meditation as well as Taoist walking meditation.
* Visit and spend time with wild mountain monkeys
* Taoist Forest Walks
* Surprise visit with someone very special on the mountain

Tuesday, November 10th – We check into the Wudang Academy – School of Internal Martial Arts. For the next six days, we will be learning Tai Chi, Qigong, Taoist philosophy and meditation from the Chinese Taoist Masters

Thursday, November 16th – Evening flight back to Beijing

Friday, November 16th – Tour and walk on the famous Great Wall of China

Saturday, November 17th – Flight back home.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are delicious vegetarian but you can order meat if you require

Accommodations

The places we will stay are very comfortable. In Beijing, we will be located very close to the Forbidden City. In Wudang we will staying right next door to where we will be training Tai Chi at the Purple Heaven Palace.

Directions

You fly into Beijing on the Monday and we pick you up from the airport. From here on out, you don't have to worry about anything else, we will take care of everything!

Tags: calligraphy gung fu kung fu martial arts meditation qigong spiritual travel tai chi taoism travel adventure

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