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Master fu yuan tianThe Temple of Peace and Virtue and the US Daoist Association are working with the Mount QingCheng Daoist Association to organize a very special event at Qing Cheng Shan. This event is being sponsored to make it affordable for international Daoists to attend, and many of the attendees costs will be covered by the sponsoring associations.

This is a unique opportunity to attend two very special events being held in honor of the life of Master Fu Yuan Tian 傅圆天大师.

Two special events have been scheduled as part of this celebration:

Dao Culture Forum: Nov 11 – 13, 2017

Many prestigious scholars and Daoist Abbots from all over China and abroad will attend this forum. Master Fu's celebration is the impetus, but this is an important event that is support by China Daoist Association, the Ministry of Religion and the Sichuan government. Translation services will be provided.

Blessing Ceremony ( 法会 ): Nov 16 – 22, 2017

A Blessing Ceremony will be held to celebrate and memorialize the 20th anniversary of his passing. Translation services may be provided.


This event is being organized and sponsored by:

• The China Daoist Association
• The Sichuan Daoist Association
• The Mount Qingcheng Daoist Association
• The United States Daoist Association
• The Temple of Peace and Virtue

These organizations are all helping to offset the costs so that many international Daoists can attend.  Sponsors will be covering the cost of accommodations, food and domestic travel within China. Attendees will only be required to pay a $300 registration fee to attend.

Master Fu Yuan Tian 傅圆天大师

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Master Fu Yuan Tian 傅圆天大师 (May 1925 –July 03, 1997) was the 5th President of the China Daoist Association from March 1992 until his death on July 3, 1997.

He was born a sickly child to a poor family in Jianyang, Sichuan. In 1946, he was ordained into the Dragon Gate sect and became a disciple of Master Yi Xin Ying, who in 1956, participated in the preparations for the founding of the Chinese Daoist Association and was elected vice-president. In 1980 Master Fu Yuan Tian became the first Director of the Qingcheng Daoist Association. Due to his level of internal cultivation and his wisdom regarding Dao classics and scriptures, he was recognized and promoted many times within the Chinese Daoist community to many different important position. His last post was the 5th President of the China Daoist Association, which he held until his death in 1997.

Perhaps, most importantly he was the master to Abbot Zhang Ming Xin 张明心会长, my Master.

I invite you to join us in the international celebration of his life, being held at Qing Cheng Shan.

Dr. Bernard Shannon
Abbot of the Temple of Peace and Virtue



Daoist Culture Forum and Celebration November 2017

Registration Information

Registration Form

Registration Fee $300 US Dollars
Due by September 15, 2017

Fax, email or mail the Registration form to:

Temple of Peace and Virtue
PO Box 1435
Palm Desert, CA 92261
Fax (800) 848-0649 or (760) 228-9474
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It is strongly recommended that you fax or email your application.
If you mail your registration form in, you MUST also email our office to notify our administrative staff that you have done so. 

If you have a friend or acquaintance on the trip with whom you would like to share a room, please note that on the registration form. Otherwise, we will attempt to pair you with another traveler. If we cannot pair you with someone else, you will be required to pay an additional fee.

Tour may be tax deductible, ask your accountant.

What you need to do:

  • Send us your Registration Form and $300 by September 15, 2017
  • Purchase your international ticket to Chengdu.
    • There is no official recommended flight, but several of us are taking the following flights:
      • SFO to Chengdu: Nov 8th, UA9 leaving SFO at 1:00pm, arriving Chengdu at 7:35pm
      • Chengdu to SFO (with a layover in Beijing): Nov 23rd, UA7547G leaving Chengdu at 10:00am to Beijing, and then UA889 leaving Beijing at 5:25pm and arriving SFO at 1:05pm
  • Get a passport
    • SIGN your passport.  You will not be allowed to use it if you do not.
  • Get a Tourist visa to China (China now offers 10-year Visas for the same price as 1-year Visas for US Citizens.)
    • To get a VISA you will need copies of your Passport, proof of airline ticket, and hotel reservations.
    • Once we receive your Registration, we will send you hotel information to use for this purpose.
    • To get your VISA, take the following to a Chinese Consulate or send to an online service:
  • Send us your flight information as soon as you have booked tickets (Fax or email)
  • Send us a copy of the image page of your passport (Fax or email)

What is Covered:

  • Travel to and from Chengdu International airport (CTU) to Qing Cheng.
  • Hotel accommodations during the events
    • Attendees are responsible only for the hotel costs between the events: Nov 13 – 15 (3 nights). The expected cost should range from 600 – 1000 RMB per night (approx. $100 - $175 per night). This can be paid directly to the hotel in RMB. Depending on accomadations, the hotel may not accept credit cards or USD.
    • All accommodations are double. If you wish to board with someone specific please list their name on the application.
    • If a single (private) room is desired, it will be based on availability. Additionally, there will be an additional cost of 600 – 1000 RMB (Chinese currency) per night depending on the hotel. This fee would need to be paid in RMB to the hotel directly upon checking in.
    • The Qingcheng Daoist Association is arranging the lodging, so we have no direct control of costs or distance to the mountain. 
  • Food during both events
    • Attendees are responsible for food costs only between the two events: Nov 14 – 15 (2 days).

What is not covered:

  • International flights to Chengdu
  • Food and accomodations for the days between the two events (as outlined above)
  • Chinese VISA
  • Anything else not specifically outlined above


Sponsors will be arranging a limited number of shuttles from the airport to the hotel.  To simplify this process, attendees should plan on arriving to Chengdu the day before the even they are planning on attending, and leaving the day after the last event they will be attending.

  • There is no official recommended flight, but several of us are taking the following flights:
    • SFO to Chengdu: Nov 8th, UA9 leaving SFO at 1:00pm, arriving Chengdu at 7:35pm
    • Chengdu to SFO (with a layover in Beijing): Nov 23rd, UA7547G leaving Chengdu at 10:00am to Beijing, and then UA889 leaving Beijing at 5:25pm and arriving SFO at 1:05pm

Plan on dressing in layers. It may be cold in fall, and very hot in spring. It is often raining at Qing Cheng.

Please note that there is a dress code within the Temples.  Conservative clothing is required.  Shoulders must be covered—no tank tops.  Pants and skirts must come below the knee. 

If this is a trip for Daoist students, it is expected that you will wear Daoist uniforms.  This includes Daoist jacket, pants, and "scarf" hat.  Robes are to be worn if you will be participating in ceremony. 

  • Shoes (2 pairs - 1 for walking, 1 for working out)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shirts
  • Pants (comfortable for training


  • Jacket or Sweatshirt
  • Outerwear (gortex jacket, etc)
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper (there is often none)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Razor / Shaving cream
  • Toothbrush / Tooth paste
  • Feminine products
  • Hair Dryer
  • Q-tips
  • Comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

To keep on you:

  • Handy wipes
  • Purell hand gel
  • Small packs of tissue
  • Lip Balm/moisturizer 
 First Aid  
  •  Antacids (TUMS / Pepto)
  • Anti-Diarrhea (Imodium AD)
  • Band aids
  • Alcohol Swabs
  • Neosporin
  • Digestive Enzymes 
  •  Video camera
  • Camera (Extra memory cards)
  • CD player/walkman
  • Power Converter (necessary to run any equipment
    from the US)
  • Day /Backpack / Fanny pack
  • Notebook /Pens
  • Laundry detergent
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Money belt / Passport Pouch
  • Lonely Planet “Mandarin Phrasebook”
  • Phone card
  • Small locks for luggage
  • Earplugs
  • Inflatable neck pillow
  • Eyeshades 
  • Bubble wrap/duct tape (for packing items)
  • Tubes for transporting calligraphy/artwork
  • Travel sized sewing kit
  • Zip lock bags
  • Energy bars
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Granola
  • Breath mints
  • Vitamins/Supplements
  • Teas/coffee
  • Chocolate, treats
  • Medications
  • Herbal remedies/Essential oils
Phone Apps  
  • Chinese language apps (Pleco)
  • Money conversion apps
  • Airline apps

About Qing Cheng

Qing Cheng Shan is one of the Daoist mountains of China, famous for its verdant forests and numerous Daoist Temples. It is one of the birthplaces of monastic Daoism.  Zhang Dao Ling, the founder of religious Daoism, spent many years on the mountain before moving to Long Hu Shan. Wang Chong Yang, the founder of Northern Daoism (Quan Zhen) established the monastery in 1200 A.D. and remained as the resident Abbot until his death. Also, the Immortal, Lu Dong Bin, achieved the “Dao” and became an Immortal while meditating in the Immortal’s Cave at Qing Cheng Shan.

Today, hundreds of Temples cover the mountain, nestled in amongst rocks, caves and the lush green forests. The mountain exudes a profound sense of yin. If you open yourself to the mountain, you may forever be changed. People have said training at Qing Cheng Shan is a “journey of the heart”.

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