In 2019, we opened up Bamboo Grove – a wuweidao cultivation group – to continue the teaching & practice we received from our wuweidao lineage teacher, Liu 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 Practice consists of studying the Dao De Jing (we use an unpublished internal translation & commentary), non-conceptual meditation (Zuowang), and various supporting practices. We gather together monthly in Santa Rosa, CA, for guidance, inspiration, and discussion. Entry requires attendance at an introductory gathering, or a private meeting for introduction to the Zuowang method.
Participation at-a-distance is possible. Commitment is the same, minus attendance at monthly gatherings. Distance participants receive the same written materials, as well as a recording of our talk, but will miss out on certain important aspects, particularly tea, group discussion, and any partner-practice. We dialogue online regularly with distance participants at whatever level of involvement they wish.
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.
Admission opens at Chinese New Year and then closes for the year. 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. For those who are really resonating with the view & method and wish to continue in a more extensive apprenticeship with a lifelong commitment to this path, we can discuss the Immortal Dragon Investiture.
If you are interested in this group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.