Bamboo Grove




I’ve recently opened up Bamboo Grove – a wuweidao cultivation group – to continue the teaching & practice I received from my wuweidao lineage teacher, Liu Wen Ming.

This group consists of up to 8 people who make a 1-year commitment to conduct a daily 1-hour formal practice of wuweidao.  Practice consists of studying the Dao De Jing (unpublished translation & commentary by Wuming Chuan), non-conceptual meditation (Zuowang), and various supporting practices.  We will gather together monthly in Santa Rosa, CA, for guidance, inspiration, and discussion.  Fee is $40/month.  Entry requires attendance at an introductory gathering, or a private meeting for introduction to the Zuowang method.

Participation at-a-distance is possible, for $20/month.  Commitment is the same, minus attendance at monthly gatherings.  Distance participants receive the same written materials but will miss out on certain important aspects, particularly tea, group discussion, and any partner-practice.  I will dialogue online regularly with distance participants.

Wuweidao is an ancient tradition of meditation & qi-cultivation originating in the Yellow River region of pre-imperial China.  It has close connections to the Daoist religion; however, it is a different tradition.

A 1-year commitment will provide participants with a thorough introduction to the view & core method of wuweidao, with some exposure to the broad suite of supporting practices.

If you are interested in this group, contact me – Wuming Chuan (Jacob Newell) – at