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Lindsay Wei has written an excellent account of her life at The Five Immortals Temple. I found it a fascinating book for her emotional honesty as well her descriptions of Daoist practice in contemporary China...... 

 

"A young woman, Lindsey Wei, graduates from high school in America and sets out to find her roots in China, questing for who she is and where her life path belongs. She discovers in herself a skill for martial arts and seeks the hidden knowledge of meditation. After three years of study in various martial styles and unveiling false teachers, she is finally led to the ancient Wudang Mountains. Here she meets a Daoist recluse, Li Shi Fu, who has renounced the world of the 'red dust' and long since retired into an isolated temple to cast oracles and read the stars. The coming together of these two extraordinary characters, master and disciple, begins a spiritual relationship taking the young adept on an unforgettable journey through the light and dark sides of modern China and deep into herself. Battling between earthly desires and heavenly knowledge, she makes the transformation into a dynamic and complete woman. A coming-of-age, personal account, the book describes the lived experiences of a profoundly sincere, bitter yet ultimately liberating female quest. It is written for anyone who ponders the true meaning of Chinese wisdom and the way of the Dao in the hope of discovering a deeper strength within themselves."

 

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I go to Wudang Taoist Kung Fu Academy next to Purple Heaven Palace. Lots of Schools and private teachers depending on what you are interested in, Truly an amazing experience.

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Daoist Morning Scripture as recited at Wudang Five Immortals Temple.

 

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An account of the recent Internal Alchemy course at Five Immortals Temple.....

 

"In the past, Li Shifu did not want to teach such a subject. Inner Alchemy is the highest Gong of Daoism, truly sublime and mysterious, a path of cultivation to reach immortality and transform the physical body, that’s requires a very high level of virtue and a special destiny. He would sometimes mention it to his students, but never did he clearly teach it, because he considered it was too high. However, since he started teaching western students, he noticed that some of them would come up with the same sort of questions about practices involving the sexual union of man and woman under the name of Inner Alchemy. If at first he did not pay too much attention to what he calls a small Dao or a crooked path, over time he started to notice that these questions were being raised repeatedly.

 

He soon found out that some teachers and some so-called Daoist organizations in the West were spreading these teachings under the name of Inner Alchemy. Profoundly baffled, and seeing that this could only mislead a lot of sincere seekers, inciting them to walk down a crooked path, sometimes to the point of harming their own body, he decided to open the Inner Alchemy course so as to provide a guiding lamp, a direction to those seekers in search of information, so that the Upright Dao of the Way of the Elixir (Dan Dao) could not be misinterpreted for the mere sexual practices happening in society.

 

For this first course, 22 students were attending, representing 12 nationalities : Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, England, Bulgaria, Portugal, Australia, America, and Mexico."

 

For the full account see 

 


 

(I have posted this link out of general interest. I am neither endorsing or not endorsing the content of the course.)

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