WTWA is not a school in a common sense . I would call it a genuine Taoist home. Simple, sincere and welcoming, as it should be.”

Ivan, Ukraine


Ivan’s Story

WTWA is not an academy or a school in a common sense of these words. Neither it is a religious temple or a monastery. If I had to describe the place, it would be the most appropriate to call it a genuine taoist home. Simple, sincere and welcoming, as it should be.

Being the first “student” of this year, I arrived when it was still cold day and night. We had to bring buckets of water from a nearby well, since the water pump didn’t worked in that temperature. As well as the most of the electronics - batteries died instantly because of the cold. And having no glass in the window, inside the room was as cold as outside. It was exactly what I needed at that time to fully switch from a usual routine to into “here and now”.

Three weeks later, bathing in a warm spring sunlight, it feels like I’ve spent here at least a lifetime. During this time my path crossed with paths of really nice, interesting and simply cool people. And even though we may not be at the same physical place, I hope we will stay connected.

During this time I’ve learnt a lot about the world, about the people and about myself. And I’ve also unlearnt a lot: about myself, about the people and about the world. It is a great transformative experience and I feel that it is only small part of the path to go, that the changes, and the cultivation, will continue even after I leave this place.

I am not writing anything about Master Gu, because anything I could write here would not be a real Master Gu, one simply can not describe a taoist with words. Watch George’s video, read the website, the blog. Or just come and talk in person, it would be the best. And then decide by yourself.


“My time with Master Gu was one of the most enriching experiences of my life”

Ryan, United Kingdom


Ryan’s Story

Wudang mountain is a genuinely special place.

I initially came here just to spend some time away from modern life, to have more time for reading, and to maybe learn some new ideas for cultivating a healthier body & mind.

After 2 months I left with my horizons truly broadened, friends made for life, and, completely unexpectedly, my lower back rid of the injury that had plagued me for 15 years. I left with new tools for living a better life, a new sense of energy, more discipline, more clarity and more freedom.

Without wanting to sound too cliche, my time in Wudang and with Master Gu was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I look forward to coming back.