About The Sacred Crane
The Sacred Crane supports independent practitioners of traditional Daoist arts (kung fu, traditional Chinese medicine, music, calligraphy, painting, tai chi, feng shui) through the funding of hermitage, travel and educational opportunities. We seek to support practitioners committed to cultivating peace within themselves and to encourage the continued teaching and practice of Daoist practices in North America. The Sacred Crane supports Daoist practitioners in their quest to live long, healthy, peaceful lives.
The Sacred Crane distributes financial support through a variety of methods including Patreon, contributions to capital campaigns for developing Daoist schools, one-time individual practitioner awards, and yearly contributions to practitioners and working instructors. We also work to bring attention to exceptional Daoist practitioners and organizations in need of support.
Since 2011, The Sacred Crane's mission expanded to provide sanctuary and spiritual support to accomplished Daoist practitioners who feel called to commit to long-term retreat. To this end, our future goal is the establishment of The Sacred Crane Hermitage to provide work-study residencies for up to three years to advanced Daoist practitioners with verified endorsement from their teachers.
The Hermitage would also offer short-term fee-based retreats up to six months in duration to spiritual aspirants and contemplative higher education instructors of all faiths and traditions. For more information on hermitage development plans, please send a message.
In the pursuit of knowledge
everyday something is added
In following the Tao
everyday something is dropped
Less and less is done until you
arrive at non-action
When nothing is done
nothing is left undone
Mastery is gained by letting things take their own course
It cannot be gained by interfering
~Tao Te Ching
Wait until until the mud settles and the water is clear.
Tao is everywhere
It cannot be kept from the sincere.
But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer
to a question.