I am fundraising to purchase a Yurt to provide an indoor training space for my school Wudang White Horse, along with a few other upgrades that will enhance the quality of experience for students who attend my courses. For the past 2 years I have transitioned my school away from studios in town and into outdoor remote mountain locations so that students can study internal chinese martial arts and cultivate daoist health preservation practices in the traditional manner -removed from the distractions of society, connected to nature and the Dao.
We are currently on the Sun & Seed Farm, 40 acres off grid in Ukiah, CA! Last year's programs went great! We trained, meditated, and ran ceremonies in the shade of a 32x20 pavilion tent. What would allow for even more effective study to occur would be an upgraded shelter from the extreme summer sun, as well as the winter cold! A yurt would also allow us to run programs year round through the fall/winter/spring rains.
Since starting my teaching journey in 2010, and founding Wudang White Horse in 2014, I have longed for a space to truly unpack the richness of culture that is Wudang Daoist Arts. To me this is swords, scrolls, the altar, training tools, tea and tea sets, traditional Chinese medicine glass cups for cupping therapy, Chinese medicinal herbs, scraping tools, mugwort, moxa boxes, teaching aid posters, books, calligraphy brushes, and other sacred items or training aids.
I believe in creating a focused training space that inspires movement, discipline, culture and rapture with life. I value the way I have learned to have a dynamic and self reliant school that can unpack and set up camp wherever I land. I am ready to upgrade that nomadic dynamic with a yurt space! This still allows me to always take this training space with me should the school need to migrate or evolve further into the wild places and adventures of the future, while still creating improvements and grounding for the school in the meantime and what it can offer to the world for health preservation, connection to nature and spirit, and the joy and journey of martial movement!
Other hopeful upgrades include a propane refrigerator or freezer for the student kitchen. Students will no longer need to worry about keeping fresh produce cool, or buying ice in town to fill their coolers with. If the campaign reaches it's goals we would also like to get an AC unit plus generator to run on those 102 degree days, so that student's brains do not melt as they attempt to grow new abilities in their minds and bodies! We would also like to outfit the yurt with a wood stove for winter month programs. Who will benefit?
The students of Wudang White Horse! This campaign will allow for more classes to be on the schedule year round. It will create more comfort and ease of study in the rugged off grid mountain location which we value and find so essential to the experience. It will create a richer cultural setting for the study of Wudang Daoist Martial Arts and Healing. What will the funds be used for?
>30' Yurt: $15,000
>Construction of Deck Platform for Yurt, Labor and Materials: $3,000
Would be amazing if...
>Propane or Solar Freezer: $1,500
>Wood stove and installation: $2,800
>A.C. unit: $500
More dreams and goals...
>Statue of Zhen Wu True Warrior for altar: $900
>Poles, bricks, post diggers for Ba Gua training formations: $350How soon do we need the funds?
We would like to purchase the yurt and have it delivered as soon as December or January. Construction of the yurt will begin in February and be ready for the first course of 2020 season on March 16th! This first course is a returning students of Five Immortals Temple collective workshop which we are very excited about! It would feel amazing to have this infrastructure and indoor space to provide to the students attending, as March is still quite cold and rainy! To host my martial brothers and sisters in the remote beauty of the mountains while also being able to provide shelter and warmth would feel like a huge accomplishment. It would be the perfect way to start the year off with celebration and ceremony to open the new space. REWARDS!
To express my gratitude and return the abundance to students immediately, the following rewards are offered to my backers who donate within the prime campaign period (November-January)...
>For contributions of $10+
, one stick of incense will be lit for you in the opening ceremony of the yurt and altar erection in gratitude for your support in creating the sacred space. Thank you so much for your generosity!
>For contributions of $20-$300
, you will have the chance to attend any 1 full week course at Wudang White Horse (value of $800). One person will get this chance! That person will be announced at the end of the campaign. Contact us to find out the details. If you are not interested in taking a course, you can send someone else in your life who you know will appreciate it! This course can be redeemed anytime in 2020 or 2021! (if you are happy to donate this amount, but don't want to take the chance away from someone else, just let us know!)
>For contributions of $500+,
you or someone you sponsor will get 1 course at this reduced rate (that's $300 savings). Redeemable in 2020 and 2021.
>For contributions of $800+
, you or someone you sponsor will get 2 courses for the price of 1! Redeemable in 2020 and 2021.
>For contributions of $1200+,
you or someone you sponsor will get a 2 year membership to WWH, and attend all courses for free.
(*restrictions may apply to these rewards, e.g. if a course offered by WWH is co-instructed with or hosting a guest instructor, some fees may be due to that guest instructor. Or, e.g., if a course is being run on a site other than the Sun & Seed Farm in Ukiah, accommodation fees may apply. Also, please note, that for all WWH courses, food is not included, and students must supply their own camping gear. All students must follow basic code of conduct or they will be asked to leave. Please remember your contributions here are donations (not registrations) and are non-refundable. We maintain the right to cancel courses if unforeseen life emergencies occur. These rewards are based on mutual respect and sincere gratitude and will be honored to the best of our ability!)
To get more of a sense of my background and school and what students' experience has been, please visit my website: www.wudangwhitehorse.com
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