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Temple of Peace and Virtue

An De Fu Shen Gong


Travel and Train in China

  • Trip Description
  • Registration
  • Packing List

May 10 – 26, 2020

17-Day Journey into Daoism

This year's Journey into Daoism we will travel to new places, and revisit some familiar ones. We will be spending time in Wuhan for some deep Daoist training, before traveling to our home in Qing Cheng.

During our 7-day stay in Wuhan, we will study with Abbot Jiang, a Daoist brother of mine whom I met four years ago at Jade Emperor Mountain. In the time that we have spent together, I have found him to be a kind, compassionate, yet firm teacher. He is skilled in Daoist alchemy, ritual, scriptures, and health cultivation.

Abbot Jiang will begin training us in a standing method that is designed to your pre-natal Qi. This standing method is taxing but very much worth the effort. For those who cannot stand for extended periods, sitting will be allowed. We will also dive into two alchemical scriptures: the Great Cave Classic (大洞泾 Da Dong Jing) and the Supreme Peace Classic (太平经 Tai Ping Jing). These texts are meant to be studied in order to allow their wisdom to unfold. Lastly while with Abbot Jiang, we will be taught the Ten Direction Chanting (十方韵 Shi Fang Yun) style of singing used during the morning prayers. This is the method of singing the morning prayers that many of you have heard, have requested to learn, and which some of you began to learn during the winter trip of 2018.

To prepare for the training with Abbot Jiang, attendees should be very familiar with the Big Eight Scriptures from the Morning Prayers (八大神咒) and the Scripture of Clarity and Purity (清静经 Qingjing Jing).

From Wuhan we will head to Qingcheng Shan and spend 3 days with my Shifu, Abbot Zhang Ming Xin. In the mornings, she will build upon our training with Abbot Jiang by leading discussions of Daoist alchemy and practical meditations based upon the Great Cave Classic (大洞泾 Da Dong Jing) and the Supreme Peace Classic (太平经 Tai Ping Jing). Our afternoons will be open for practice, hiking, and integration. Our usual personal chef, Lao Yue, will be cooking our lunch and dinner.

Lastly, we will head to Beijing for 2 days of personal time that participants can spend as they wish. We have also been invited by President Li Guang Fu and Secretary General Zhang Feng Lin of the China Daoist Association to visit the Daoist College for a brief cultural exchange during our time in Beijing.

Further details on this trip, including pricing, will be published as we gather them for you.

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Registration Information

This event is open to anyone interested in Daoism or Daoist culture.

Details on cost, etc, will be added as we obtain them. 

May 10-26, 2020

Registration Form will be here once we are accepting registrations

May 10

Depart US

May 11

Arrive PEK (Beijing) and Travel to Wuhan

May 12 – 18

Daily Study at White Horse Monastery

May 19

Travel to Qingcheng

May 20 -22

Study at Jianfu Gong

May 23

Travel to Beijing

 

-       Tour of China Daoist Association and Daoist College

May 24-25

Self-Directed Activities in Beijing

May 26

Depart China

Registration Fee
TBA US Dollars Double Accomodation
 
Due by TBA 1, 2020

Fax, or email or mail the Registration form to:

Temple of Peace and Virtue
Fax (800) 848-0649 or (760) 228-9474
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It is strongly recommended that you fax or email your application.
If you mail your registration form in, you MUST also email our office to notify our administrative staff that you have done so.

What is Covered:

  • Travel to and from PEK airport to Wuhan, from Wuhan to Qing Cheng, and from Qing Cheng back to airport.
  • Hotel accommodations during the events
    • All accommodations are double. If you wish to room with someone specific please list their name on the application.
    • Single accomodations will require an additional charge. TBA
  • Food while staying at Wuhan, Qing Cheng and Beijing.
  • A Teeshirt commerating the event

What is not covered:

  • International flights to PEK
  • Chinese VISA
  • Anything else not specifically outlined above

What you need to do:

  • Send us your Registration Form and payment by TBA
  • Purchase your international ticket to PEK.
    • Leave USA/or home country: May 10;
    • Arrive PEK: May 11, 2020
    • Recommended flights may be posted here at a later date, please check back.
  • Get a passport
    • SIGN your passport.  You will not be allowed to use it if you do not.
  • Get a Tourist visa to China (China now offers 10-year Visas for the same price as 1-year Visas for US Citizens.)
    • To get a VISA you will need copies of your Passport, proof of airline ticket, and hotel reservations.
    • Once we receive your Registration, we will send you hotel information to use for this purpose.
    • To get your VISA, take the following to a Chinese Consulate or send to an online service:
  • Send us your flight information as soon as you have booked tickets (Fax or email)
  • Send us a copy of the image page of your passport (Fax or email)

Transportation

Sponsors will be arranging a limited number of shuttles from the airport to the hotel.  To simplify this process, attendees need to arrive and leave from the designated airport on the appointed days.

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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

 

This year, due to our move, we decided not to take students to China for Daoist studies and meditation training.  

This year, instead, we will be hosting a 10 day meditation retreat at our new facility. For details, please see the Training Event page.

We are planning on offering two trips to China for 2020.