Liojen Oracle Workshops 2016: Itinerary


Many thanks for your interest in this very special journey to sacred Mount Wudang and its renowned Taoism Treasure!

October 15, 2016
Collect people to Green Tree Inn (Wuhan Wuchang Railway Station) and get aboard the train T6772 from Wuchang Train Station at 9:15 am in the morning.

October 15, 2016
Our group from Wuhan City will take the train T6772 with guide and arrive in Wudang Shan at 14:10 pm in the afternoon.

October 15 & 16, 2016

Arrival in Mount Wudang
Arrival in Mt. Wudang, by train from Wuhan,  where you will be met for the one hour transfer by bus to Crows Ridge village (Nanyan), located high in the mountain. Check into your 3* hotel, which is close to the hall where we will meet for our daily classes.  We have scheduled a half day arrival window to give you time to recover from jet lag, should you wish,  before you begin the intensive course programme.  There is also a small Blind Massage Practice in Nanyan, a great way to recuperate after a long journey, while for those of you who enjoy walking, there are a number of temples and paths to explore in the immediate vicinity. On the evening of October 15, we might start the class in meeting hall for there is too much contents to taught.


The Wudang Mountain range (Wudang Shan), also known as Wu Tang Shan or simply Wudang, is a mountain range in the Hubei province of China, just to the south of the manufacturing city of Shiyan

In years past, the mountains of Wudang were known for the many Taoist monasteries to be found there, monasteries which became known as academic centres for the research, teaching and the practice of meditation, Chinese martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, Taoist agriculture and other related arts. As early as the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD), the mountain attracted the attention of the Emperor. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the first site of worship - the Five Dragon Temple - was constructed. More recently, the monasteries were emptied, damaged and then neglected during and after the Cultural Revolution of 1966–1976, but the Wudang mountains have lately become increasingly popular with tourists from China and abroad, due to their scenic location and historical interest. The monasteries and buildings were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The palaces and temples in Wudang, which were built as an organized complex during the Ming Dynasty (14th–17th centuries), contain Taoist buildings from as early as the 7th century, and represent the highest standards of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly 1,000 years. Noted temples include the Golden Hall, Nanyan Temple and the Purple Cloud Temple.

 

 

October 16, 2016

From this day on we will start the class to teach Liojen Oracle.
 

Class Schedule

The daily schedule allows for 5.5 hours of lecture class and 1 hour practice sessions which, by the end of the course, can increase to as much two hours each.  This gives a daily study commitment of 6.5 hours.
 

Typical Daily Schedule

 

Item Time
   
Breakfast 7:00 am - 7:30 am
Lecture time 8:00 am–11:00 am
   
Lunch 12 pm - 12:30 pm
Afternoon lecture 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Dinner 6:00 pm
Evening practice 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

October 17 - 26, 2016

Continue the class
 

October 26, 2016

We will continue ourclass in the morning.  After breakfast, there will be a final 3 hour lecture, which will provide the guidelines for the Practical Lioren Oracle Cases study.  The lecture will finish by 11.00am.  You will have time to rest or hike, before taking the bus back down the mountain to Wudang town, where we will enjoy a farewell dinner together, before leaving Wudang by the train to Wuhan City with guided group or Beijing or Shanghai for those who like to take their own routes.

 


 

October 26, 2016
Our group with guide will take train No.T6774 and arrive in Wuchang Railway Station at 10:04 pm. Please take attention here for booking return flight.
 

Additional Activities: 

Golden Top Temple:  During the course, there will be half day off, with only morning class and evening class (or lecture class in the evening). This is to give you the opportunity to visit the striking Golden Top Temple, perched on the highest peak of Wudang Shan.  We will go by bus across the mountain, cross several peaks by cablecar, and spend time at the Golden Top Temple complex, enjoying the panorama, before returning on foot to Nanyan, using the old pilgrimage path and stairways to descend.  Since this excursion is best enjoyed on a clear day, and is impossible if the mist descends, timing of the 'day off' will be kept flexible.
 

Special Events:

We will attend a special Taoist ceremony in one of the temples in Wudang.

Towards the end of the course, if possible, we will visit the well known Wudang Taoist Kungfu Academy to watch a performance of their spectacular Kungfu
 

Afternoon Free Time and Excursions

In the afternoons, you will have some free time to rest or explore.  There will be 4 or 5 organised outings, accompanied by an English speaking guide, which will include the special Purple Heaven Palace, Prince Slope Temple, Monkey Valley, Southern Grotto Cave, as well as several other very interesting places to visit nearby.  And, no doubt,we will also manage to fit in a trip to the the local temple tea house to experience the exquisite teas of Mount Wudang. 

 


For more information regarding the workshops please contact us.