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True self-cultivation involves the integration of mind, body and spirit.

                          -Laozi

The depth of knowledge to be gained from spiritual, medical, and martial traditions is profound.

The deepest meanings are beyond words and can only be grasped by direct experience.  Even with partial understanding, life changing events take place.

Through learning these traditions, clarity is acquired, perspective gained, and purpose realized.

An environment of growth, healing and awareness is available at the Temple of Peace and Virtue, which allows the student to go beyond a sense of limitation and take charge of their life by balancing body, mind and spirit.

Plan on dressing in layers. It may be cold in fall, and very hot in spring. It is often raining at Qing Cheng.

Please note that there is a dress code within the Temples.  Conservative clothing is required.  Shoulders must be covered—no tank tops.  Pants and skirts must come below the knee. 

If this is a trip for Daoist students, it is expected that you will wear Daoist uniforms.  This includes Daoist jacket, pants, and "scarf" hat.  Robes are to be worn if you will be participating in ceremony. 

 Clothing  
  • Shoes (2 pairs - 1 for walking, 1 for working out)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shirts
  • Pants (comfortable for training
  • Jacket or Sweatshirt
  • Outerwear (gortex jacket, etc)
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
 Toiletries  
  • Toilet paper (there is often none)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Razor / Shaving cream
  • Toothbrush / Tooth paste
  • Feminine products
  • Hair Dryer
  • Q-tips
  • Comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent


To keep on you:

  • Handy wipes
  • Purell hand gel
  • Small packs of tissue
  • Lip Balm/moisturizer 
 First Aid  
  •  Antacids (TUMS / Pepto)
  • Anti-Diarrhea (Imodium AD)
  • Band aids
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Neosporin
  • Digestive Enzymes 
 Miscellaneous  
  •  Video camera
  • Camera (Extra memory cards)
  • CD player/walkman
  • Power Converter (necessary to run any equipment
    from the US)
  • Day /Backpack / Fanny pack
  • Notebook /Pens
  • Laundry detergent
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Money belt / Passport Pouch
  • Lonely Planet “Mandarin Phrasebook”
  • Phone card
  • Small locks for luggage
  • Earplugs
  • Inflatable neck pillow
  • Eyeshades 
  • Bubble wrap/duct tape (for packing items)
  • Tubes for transporting calligraphy/artwork
  • Travel sized sewing kit
  • Zip lock bags
Food  
  • Energy bars
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Granola
  • Breath mints
  • Vitamins/Supplements
  • Teas/coffee
  • Chocolate, treats
  • Medications
  • Herbal remedies/Essential oils
Phone Apps  
  • Chinese language apps (Pleco)
  • Money conversion apps
  • Airline apps