Empty Vessel & Mystical Abode
China Tour 2017


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Jiang - hermit lives in a cave above Purple Heaven Temple



Join us in September when we travel to the sacred Wudang Mountains – home of Taoist tai chi, qigong and martial arts. While we are there we will be studying a unique form of Wudang Tai Chi as well as Wudang Qigong with Master Zhou Jinbo.

Zhou Jinbo is a disciple of Wudang long men section. Having researched Taoism for a long time, and having studied Tao gongfu from 10 years old, he has gained reputation from various competitions, including the champion of Wu xing boxing of China (2007). He has been invited to visit different countries as an outstanding representative of Wudang gongfu and Tao culture. He has students all over the world. He teaches students the most practical gongfu and knowledge.

Accomplishments of Master Zhou include:

  • Awarded Bronze Medal in Shangrao, Jiangxi Province at the 3rd National Wushu Cradles Competition, 2000
  • Awarded Runner-up in Hunan Sanda King Competition, 2001
  • Awarded CCTV Wushu Masters Taiyi Wuxing Quan general Champion 2007
  • Awarded Mightiest Fighter for defeating Shaolin Wuzu Quan, 2008
  • Wudang Daoist Wushu School - Principal
  • Wudang Wushu Successor
  • Wudang Wushu Association Member
  • National Wushu 6 Duan

Master Zhou's school, Wudang Daoist Wushu School, and some of his students, have also received many awards and titles. The school teaches several forms of martial arts, including Taiji, Qigong, and Gongfu. These include boxing, sword, fighting, health preservation, and basic movements.

This will be a nine-day immersion into the sacred arts of Wudang! We will also spend time hiking and visiting some of the many Taoist temples there, drinking tea in the temple teahouse and visiting our friend Jiaye, who has lived in a cave above the Purple Heaven Temple for over 20 years! We will also be spending time in Hangzhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China. Hangzhou, circling around West Lake, has long been revered for its beauty and culture. While there we visit a tea plantation (where the famous Dragon Well tea is grown), as well as the museum of Chinese Medicine and take in an awe-inspiring lake show by Zhang Yimou, the well-known Chinese film director, called West Lake Impressions (check it out on youtube). The last few days will be spent in Chengdu, where we will visit the Bronze Goat Temple, the Panda Park and the fabulous tea market as well as attend some amazing shows. All along the way we will eat amazing food, meet qigong masters, artists, musicans, tea masters, and one cave dwelling hermit.

We will be working with Dana (Xu Shu Xin), a delightful and experienced guide. She will travel with us for the whole trip and be our guide, translator and confident in the Middle Kingdom.




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