Kung Fu Zen Garden Retreat is an internationally renowned organization for traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Zen Practice. We are dedicated to the promotion of our traditional Chinese culture and treatment for wellbeing.
We pride ourselves in providing the most effective teachings to achieve physical and spiritual wellbeing to the highest level. Our Academy is actively preserving and promoting Chinese Martial Arts as well as our spiritual heritage, using traditional Kung Fu as vehicle and Zen philosophy as foundation. Kung Fu Zen Garden Retreat creates a unique and systematic approach to cultivating the body and mind, improving health and learning self-defense.
As the saying goes “Mastering the ultimate essence of Tao to enlightenment through Kung Fu is the highest achievement, mastering skills to help oneself to improve body and mind is the medium achievement, and mastering techniques to help defend oneself is the basic achievement”.
Chinese Kung Fu, also known as traditional Chinese Martial arts, is a very important part of ancient Chinese Culture. It is a window for the world to gain an insight to the five thousand year old civilization. Inheriting the inner essence of Confucianism, Taoism and Zen philosophy and focusing on both internal and external refinement.
“Zen” is a method of cultivating insight with concentration, physical and spiritual practice. By observing motion from stillness, we gain wisdom, which brings inner peace and harmony between Humans and Nature. Practice of Zen combines motion and stillness. The combination of Kung Fu and Zen represents the essence of this unity which grants deeper meaning of Chinese Kung Fu.
Kung Fu Zen Garden Retreat is situated in the foothills of Yan Mountain in Chang Ping District of Beijing. It is surrounded by beautiful mountain views and tranquil orchards. Many famous and highly respected media personnel, film stars, artists, musicians choose to live around this area for its beautiful scenery and cultural influence. Our center is located in a quadruple courtyard building with traditional Chinese décor, providing a tranquil and peaceful environment to enrich body and mind.
Here at Kung Fu Zen we offer many different styles of Traditional Kung Fu programs including Shaolin, Wudang, Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Xing Yi, Chang Jia Quan and San Huang Pao Chui. Whether you are looking for a long retreat to soothe your soul, or one or two days to just get away from your 9 till 5 we can give you everything you need to unwind from your busy life and find inner Zen.
For practiced Kung Fu enthusiasts we offer longer programs from several months to several years to help you grow and develop your Kung Fu, traditional philosophy, meditation, internal cultivation and calligraphy within your daily life in a professional, masterful way.
Add: No.6 2-3 Xiangtang cultural village, Changping, Beijing 102200 China
Tell: +86 158 1006 3536
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Naomi Lee is the founder of the concept of “Kung Fu Zen” she is the manager and retreat organiser at Kung Fu Zen Garden retreat. Naomi is fluent in both Chinese and English and has assisted Kung Fu masters to communicate with overseas practitioners since 1998. Naomi is a passionate Kung Fu enthusiast and an expert on travel in China. She has been involved with inbound tourism in China for over 15 years and so has a lot of experience aiding foreign visitors in travel around China, communication and trip planning.
Naomi has been researching and practising Kung Fu for many years with Kung Fu masters and enjoys experiencing the true nature of traditional Chinese Kung Fu. She also practices Zen in her daily life and meditates regularly. Her expertise in Kung Fu philosophy means she has a deep understanding of the balance, harmony and nature of Kung Fu and Zen.
With this understanding, she recognised the importance to bring together traditional Chinese Kung Fu with Zen and dedicated her life to fuse both these elements of traditional China together.
Xingxi was born in 1980 in Hubei Province. At the age of 16 his passion for Kung Fu drove him to travel all around China, searching for the right Master. In 1998, he found his teacher - the honourable Master Shi Dejian（释德建）.
Master Shi Dejian accepted Xingxi as a secular disciple, quickly standing out and becoming Shifu’s most trusted student. From 1998 to 2007 Xingxi studied under his master at San Huang Zhai monastery. By the end of his ten years at San Huang Zhai, Xingxi had understood and absorbed the three major strands of Shaolin culture known as “Chan Wu Yi”: Chan’ Buddhism, Kung Fu, and Traditional Medicine.
Xingxi left the monastery in 2008 and now looks to integrate traditional Kung Fu into modern combat competitions to demonstrate the value of the origins of Chinese Kung Fu.
Zhang Weifeng was born in a martial arts family, his father Zhang Xun Hua (Taoist name Si Yong) is the last descendant of Guo Gaoyi(郭高一) who was a great master of Wu Dang Doaist monastery. From a young age, Zhang Weifeng learned kung fu from his father. He is proficient in many kung fu styles including bagua,xingyi, Wudang sword etc. His father recommended him to the Taoist ancestor region in Hubei province to study Wudang Taichi, and Wudang Daoism among others. He learned and practised hard in the Wudang mountains for more than 7 years. He then turned to the Shaolin temple to learn traditional Kung Fu under the Wu Gulun lineage of Shaolin.
In 2011, Mr Wangqi took him as his disciple and intensively taught him the Sanhuang Paochui(三皇炮捶) as well as traditional combat skills and Taichi Tuishou. That same year, he joined the Beijing Wushu association and from there was invited to teach traditional Kung fu in Beijing.
In 2014, Zhang Weifeng was invited to Holland by the Holland Wushu Association to teach traditional Chinese Kung Fu. During this period, he was invited to be a referee in International Martial arts Competitions.
Since October 2010 he has received many gold medals and championships for various Kung Fu styles.
Paul Wang, a learned master, is now teaching meditation, ‘internal’ calligraphy and mindfulness Tai Chi at the live Zen centre in Beijing. He is fluent in Chinese and English and also teaches traditional Chinese Philosophy on international programs at Capital Normal University and the Institute of Education. Paul has taught international students for over 10 years and his areas of expertise include the principal classics of Confucius and Laozi, and the three disciples of Buddhist meditation: South-East Asian Buddhism, Chinese Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Through his studies he has developed a set of practical methods on meditation by combining these three systems. His teachings include, Zen coaching, individual philosophical teaching and applying Zen practise to daily life.
The fees include:
1. Free pick up and drop off
2. Accommodation(2 person shared room with toilet and shower)
3. Training by Kung Fu Masters
4. All seminars /meditation
5. Use of training & meditation equipment
6. Meals (3 vegetarian meals per day)
7. WIFI (5G)
The fees does not include:
1, The transportation to Beijing Nanshao subway station.
2,Personal toiletry items as: towel, slippers, toopaste & toothbrush etc.
For long term students who need invitation letter for visa application, we require 100 USD application fee to be paid in advance. Students who study less than one month will get a training T-shirt , the students who study for more one month will get a tailored training suit and a pair of traditional training shoes.