A very special (hidden) place for the Ones on the Inner Path..a unique "retreat on your own" experience, for those who have a daily Practice of Meditation, (Qigong) , Art, Yoga or Tai Chi (or the sister internal martial arts Xin Yi and Bagua)
A Hidden retreat and Temple of Internal Martial Arts, White Cloud is a very special place for anyone with an Inner Practice: Art, Meditation (or Qigong, chinese meditation) , Tai Chi, ( and Xin Yi, Bagua), Yoga, etc.
If you are looking for a place to immerse yourself in (tons of) Nature and perfect your Art, this is the right place.
Our beautiful Sanctuary is nestled in a property of 60 acres, most of it our own Jungle Reserve, composed of primary and secondary forest that stretches and continues "where the mountain meets the ocean" to a secluded private cove beach
This is the "retreat on your own" experience, a place where you can disconnect from everyday life and spend time cultivating your Art and develop further your Discipline.
The space is a spacious 2 bedrooms bungalow with all the basic equipment, 300 mt (5 min walk) to the private beach.
Additionally to lodging, Individual Tai Chi classes could be arranged or you might be invited to attend individual and group sitting (awareness qigong meditation), or Zhang Zhang (standing meditation), or participate to a Satsangs (speaking of the Truth) session (but be aware! things will be said here will not exactly be things you'd like to hear!..at least not the usual "spiritual stuff").
or you could come join us in Push Hands Practice.
Rules are strict at the Temple you are asked not to leave the grounds for the duration of your retreat, that is also what makes the retreat unique, for those that CAN endure the challenge.
For food: you give us a list and we do the shopping once or twice a week.
No personal -social behaviour is allowed, anyone here focused on the inner development rather that excercise their personality's skills with each other
Rent goes lower as one stays longer: it shows that you are sticking to your Discipline and deserve reward!
If what you're looking for is a secluded, quiet retreat from the noise and chaos of city life then this is the place for you. The Chalet is nestled into the side of a mountain overlooking downtown Santa Ana, which glistens below in pinpricks of white and gold light after the sun goes down. During the day you can walk the forest trails around the property, or sit on the bench at the entry inhaling the perfume of tropical flowers and the musky scents of the jungle floor. If you are the kind of person who enjoys rustic rather than resplendent, who seeks a little bit of physical challenge (120 stone steps going and coming), and who's tastes tend toward the cabin rather than the castle, then you've found your hideaway!
I stayed at the Chalet for 5 weeks while recovering from a major facial surgery. My mom came for 2 of those weeks, and another friend came for 1. We loved it! It was spacious, quaint, and certainly adequate to all of our essential needs. When minor problems arose (trouble with the internet connectivity or questions about where the extra blankets might be found) the property manager was only a phone call away and always responsive. She always did everything in her power to assure that we had everything we needed.
The grounds keeper stopped by regularly with a smile and a warm greeting, and made sure all the moving parts of the property were kept in good running order.
Also, the neighbors proved to be not only friendly but lasting friends.
I would happily return and wish White Cloud Sanctuary all the best!