White Crane Healing Journeys, LLC

 

Wudang Mountain Journey Details

Journey #1: June 1-26, 2018

 

Deadline to register and pay in full for this first journey is 

February 28, 2018

 

Journey #2: August 31-September-25, 2018 

 

Deadline to register and pay in full for this first journey is 

June 1, 2018

 

Important Note:

The Wudang Mountains are an extremely popular tourist attraction that has heavy traffic from June - August. Hotel rooms are limited usually booked early and long in advance. If you are interested, please do not delay in making your reservation. If we do not get at least 15 people registering before the rooms are unavailable, then we will have to cancel the journey and/or switch to a later one. 

These journeys are going to be scheduled each year for the months of April, May, June....September, October (weather permitting.)

 

 

About the Journey:


The essence of these special and unique trips is one of community and individualization of experience. These goals have been wonderfully crafted and skillfully embodied for each trip. The intention for this year's Taoist Workshop is on Personal Reflection and Advancement.

 

We caution all potential participants: Be forewarned, this is not just a Tour! Rather, it is a Journey. A tour observes and sees. A Journey enlightens oneself and makes changes in your life. When you say "Yes" to this Journey, you set into motion a process which will forever change your life.

 

 

What is Wudang Mountain? Click Here

 

What's Included:

  • All in-China transportation after you reach the destination airport of WDS (Shiyan City).

  • All accommodations in China.

  • All meals (3 meals per day except those on personal days free time).

  • All tour attractions entrance fees.

  • All tips for teachers, guides, drivers, & gratuities.

  • All school training costs.

  • One school uniform.

     

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home airport of departure in the U.S. to the destination airport WDS in China and back home again.

  • Personal expenses in China. For example: Hotel amenities, mini bar, room service, laundry service, telephone/fax usage, meals and expenses when on personal free time or free days, and extra mealtime alcoholic beverages are not included in planned meals.

  • Excess luggage weight charges by airlines.

  • Trip cancellation insurance.

  • Medical expenses or medical evacuation back home.

  • Tourist passport or visa to China.

 

Fees & Deadlines:

    Cost: $9,900 - Double Room Occupancy
    Add: $400 - Single Room
Occupancy

 

The school and hotels during the trip are double occupancy unless single room supplement is purchased. The registration form will have an area where you can make your choice of either one.

 

If you would like to share a room with a friend or acquaintance that will be on the trip, please make note on the registration form. Otherwise, we will attempt to pair you with another traveler. If we cannot pair you with someone else, you will be required to pay the single room rate.

 

Deposit:

  • A deposit of $600 is required to reserve your place.

  • If using Paypal: make payment payable to  WhiteCraneHealingJourneys@gmail.comYou can make your tour deposit via Paypal or installments over 6 months using PayPal Credit by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below.

  • Or make check payable to: "White Crane Healing Journeys LLC" and sent to the address on the registration form.

 

Balance: Due by no later than: 90 days prior to the start of class. See registration form for availble payment options.

 

Limited refunds after 90 days prior to the start of classes. If this tour is canceled prior to this date “for any reason,” by White Crane Healing Journeys LLC, "all" monies paid will be refunded. Our cancellation policy is based on trip director discretion and we do our best to help on a case-by-case basis. As the departure date nears, it will of course be more difficult to provide full refunds due to fees and fares that we pay in advance.

 

To get a Tour Reservation Form and additional details about the tour, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. You will be sent a link to our DropBox where you will be able to download all the necessary documents and information regarding this tour.

 

You can make your tour deposit via Paypal by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below.

 

Trip and Cancellation Insurance:

It is strongly recommended that trip cancellation insurance is purchased to protect you against losses due to accidents and/or illness. Check with your insurance agent regarding coverage you may presently have via other insurance policies that may cover illness during your trip. Go to our page for Recommended Vendors.

 

Accommodations:

The accommodations will be a local 4-star Western style hotel with Internet and all the usual amenities and within a short walking distance from the school. The sightseeing portion is usually 4 star hotels.

 

Transportation:

Travelers are responsible for getting to the destination airport. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airport and bring you to the assembly hotel in Wudang City if you notify us in advance, with your flight number, date and arrival time. Everyone will be taken up the mountain on Sunday afternoon to the hotel where you will stay for school. Classes will start on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. After sightseeing is over, you will be taken to the departure airport in Shiyan City (WDS) from your hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

 

 

This itinerary is as accurate as possible at the time of its issuance, however, it is subject to change if necessary to reflect the current status. If there are any changes, registrants for the trip will be advised as soon as possible.

 

 

Day 0: 

Depart your home airport. Arrive in Shiyan Airport on Saturday which is a free day. You will be picked up and take a taxi to the assembly hotel in Wudang. Await there for further instructions.

 

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Day 1:

Sunday is a free day to explore nearby sights. In the afternoon, you will be transported to the hotel on the mountain near where the school is located. The course begins that evening at 7.30 p.m with a welcoming ceremony, and ends at lunchtime on Day 16. We have scheduled approx. a day's arrival window to give you time to recover from jet lag  before you begin the intensive course programme.  


 

Wudang Taoist Niedan Qigong Course  

 

 

Day 2 – 16

 

Classes in Internal alchemy begin, like the more general alchemy from which it derived, focuses on transmuting energies and substances, or in other words, on the unification of the corporeal body, mind and intention. The practice focuses on restoring balance and elevating spiritual vitality. The goals of internal alchemy are enlightenment, improved health, longevity, and peacefulness.

 

 

Class Schedule

 

The daily schedule allows for 3 hours of lecture class and three 1.5 hour practice sessions which, by the end of the course, can increase to as much two hours each.  This gives a daily study commitment of 7+ hours, covering Taoist alchemy practice, Taoist Daoyin, I-Ching, Tai Ch'i Chuan, Taoism and Buddhism theory.

 

 

Typical Daily 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 /Three or four lectures also arranged in afternoon

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 

Dinner

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Evening practice

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

 

Our days begin with early morning meditation practice before the rising of the sun.  This is followed by a traditional Chinese breakfast, then class covering the theory and philosophy of alchemy, Taoism, Buddhism and transmundane practice, which will also be explored through the writings of the Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu and Journey to the West.  Our late morning practice session is followed by lunch.  In the evening we meet again in our practice hall to continue our practical training in Taoist Internal Alchemy meditation. 

 

 

Day 16:

 

We will continue our Taoist internal alchemy  practice in the early morning.  After breakfast, there will be a final 2-3 hour lecture, which will provide the guidelines for the Whole Process of Internal Alchemy Practice.  The lecture will finish before 11.00 am.  You will have free time to rest or hike for the rest of the day. In the afternoon, you will be transported to a hotel in Wudang City at the foot of the mountain.

 

 

Day 17 thru 23:

 

You will be picked up Monday morning and your week of sight seeing will begin.

 

 

Day 24:

 

This is a "free day" for you to rest up or do some local sightseeing in the area.

 

 

Day 25:

 

There will be a breakfast served in the hotel after which we will provide a bus to bring students to Wudang Shan Airport (WDS) for their return trip home. 

 

 

Additional Activities:

 

Golden Top Temple:  During the course, there will be one day off, with only morning meditation class and evening class (or lecture class in the evening). This is to give you the opportunity to visit the striking Golden Top Temple, perched on the highest peak of Wudang Shan.  We will go by bus across the mountain, cross several peaks by cable car, and spend time at the Golden Top Temple complex, enjoying the panorama, before returning on foot to Nanyan, using the old pilgrimage path and stairways to descend.  Since this excursion is best enjoyed on a clear day, and is impossible if the mist descends, timing of the 'day off' will be kept flexible.

 

 

Special Events:

 

We will attend a special Taoist ceremony in one of the temples in Wudang.

Towards the end of the course, if possible, we will visit a well known Wudang Kungfu School to watch a performance of their spectacular Kungfu. 

 

 

Afternoon Free Time and Optional Excursions (at your own expense):

 

In the afternoons, you will have free time to rest or explore.  There will be 4 or 5 organised outings, accompanied by an English speaking guide, which will include the special Purple Heaven Palace, Prince Slope Temple, Monkey Valley, Southern Grotto Cave, as well as several other very interesting places to visit nearby.  And, no doubt, we will also manage to fit in a trip to the the local temple tea house to experience the exquisite teas of Mount Wudang.

 

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Approx. One Week of Sightseeing in and around the Wudang Area

 

To be announced

 

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First, fill out the form below to receive a free Registration Package with the necessary information and registration forms.

 

After receiving the forms and if you would like to make a reservation for this tour, return to this page to place your reservation by paying your $600.00 deposit when you click the Paypal "Buy Now" button below.

 

Be sure to fill out the forms in the registration package and return to us as soon as possible!

Thank you for your interest!

 

 

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