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New COVID-19 Safety Regulations & Protocols

As we plan to reopen our Xuan Ju Daoist Center for workshops and retreats, we are implementing new regulations and protocols to ensure the safety of our members and guest.  Please take the time to review them. 

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, March 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Xuan Center, Francestown, New Hampshire
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    Three-Month Intensive In-Resident Training Program

    When: March 15 - June 15, 2021 (Session One)
    Location: Xuan Ju Daoist Center, Francestown, New Hampshire

    What is it?  Daoist Spiritual Master Zhou Xuan Yun's Three-Month Intensive training in Wudang Kung Fu forms, Taiji, Qigong, Xing Yi, Bagua Zhang, and Wudang weapons. The three-month program is scaffolded and incremented into a series of training/sessions and will be offered on a regular basis. In this way, you can pick up where you left off and continue wherever you are in your training. Shifu Zhou hopes that this flexibility will provide a choice for his students with different working schedules and priorities. If teaching is your passion, it is a great pathway towards your Daoist Gate Teacher Certification.

    Details: Patterned after the intensive training programs in the Wudang Mountains, this program has one distinctive difference. Student interns will be trained personally by Shifu Zhou, himself, not by coaches. In answer to the different needs of students interested in Wudang healing arts, Shifu Zhou offers different learning modalities to include intensive and immersive programs. Intensive training has been proven to make a deep mark on students' personal journeys. The immersion is profoundly lasting and it widens the scope of how students see their role as a martial artist and teacher. This is what Shifu Zhou hopes to bring to his students.

    He also recognizes that travel and training in China are not attainable for many; hence, he is offering an increment of a three-month stay at Xuan Ju solely for the purpose of training. Imagine training for an extended period of time, unfettered and detached from the outside world under Shifu Zhou's tutelage. You will have one-on-one interaction with Shifu Zhou for an extended period of time to learn not only the principles and mechanics of these martial arts practices but also the essence of the Dao – its cultural, historical, and religious heritage. 

    Is This for Me? This intensive three-month course is ideal for students who have a martial arts background in any discipline, Wudang students who have trained in China, students who are training to be a bonafide Wudang Instructors, and new students who have accelerated learning in mind. Please email Master Zhou at: info@daoistgate.com for a preliminary conversation to determine where you are in your training. 

    The curriculum for this program will be tailored according to the background and training of what the students have already attained.  Shifu Zhou will assess and screen new students to determine what level they are in their studies and what appropriate curriculum should be applicable for them. For returning students to the intensive, the program will continue according to the individual training needs and goals.

    What will you learn?
    Wudang Taiji 28, 108, 13, Taiji Sword, and Tai Yi or Five Element
    Wudang Kung Fu -  Empty Hand forms and Wudang weapons
    Xing Yi Quan - Five Elements and Twelve animal forms
    Bagua Zhang -  Eight Essential Bagua Zhang movements
    Qigong - Four Season Qigong including Autumn, Spring, and Summer Qigong

    Schedule: A typical day
    Monday through Friday

    7:00 - Qigong or Taiji
    8:00- 9:00 - Breakfast
    9:30 - 11:30 - Kung Fu Or Weapon
    11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch
    1:00 - 2:30 Self-practice or reading time
    2:30 - 3:30 - Kung Fu or Taiji
    3:30 - 4:-00 - Tea Break, Open Discussion
    4:00 - 5:00 - Weapon
    6:00 - Dinner

    Saturday and Sundays - Free time

    The students must be willing to commit to a three-month training.  For students under different circumstances where their availabilities of training are not possible on those three-month slots, please email Shifu Zhou, so we can work out a possible accommodation for you. Email at: info@daoistgate.com.

    The students are required to have medical and travel coverage for those three months of training. To secure personal safety for everyone, the center will require that you get yourself tested prior to travel to NH.  A negative Covid test result taken at least 4 days before March 15 is required.  

    Living Arrangements
    Xuan Ju Daoist Center will follow COVID standard guidelines to ensure that students are safe and healthy. This includes wearing a mask indoor and in the training hall. The center has several rooms so pupils can have a space of their own during downtime: the meditation room, the library, the family room, the sitting room, including the kitchen, dining room, private room, and a small individual practice room (at the basement). The grounds of Xuan Ju are immense, and the surrounding areas are ideal for walks and exploration. You can partake in hiking trips with Shifu on different hiking trails around the park and surrounding areas on weekends. In these three-months, Shifu Zhou will share the aspects of physical training and the mental and spiritual facets that underpin the Daoist thoughts. Daily interactions and discussions when sharing meals and cups of tea. It will be simple living in the monastic tradition where everyone will be sharing the responsibility for cooking meals, cleaning, washing, and maintaining Xuan Ju, just like home. 


    Three Months of personal training from Master Zhou, including food (3 meals a day), and lodging $4,500 ($1,500 a month, $375 per week, Average $50.00 a day). A downpayment of $1,000 will secure you a spot. 

    Please email  Master Zhou for a preliminary interview via Zoom at: info@daoistgate.com.

Past events

Saturday, December 05, 2020 Daoist Meditation - Winter Qigong (ZOOM)
Saturday, July 18, 2020 Bagua Zhang for Beginners
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Standard Workshop
Saturday, June 27, 2020 Spring & Summer Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Spring & Summer Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshops - CANCELLED
Saturday, April 04, 2020 Standard Workshop (Daoist Gate attendees only) - CANCELLED
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Xingyi (形意拳) Workshop - CANCELLED
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Autumn and Winter Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshops
Saturday, August 03, 2019 One Week Summer Retreat
Saturday, July 06, 2019 Taiji Teacher Training
Saturday, April 06, 2019 BaGuaZhang Basics Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Spring Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshops
Saturday, September 29, 2018 BaGuaZhang Workshop

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