A Taoist center between Lyon and Geneva

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A Taoist center between Lyon and Geneva

The aim of the project is to create a training center dedicated essentially to the study of all Taoist disciplines, such as QiGong, TaïJi, KungFu, meditation, traditional Chinese medicine, and many more . The center will offer various activities related to awareness raising in synergy with other traditional contributions. It will be a punctual reception place in a lodge, and a place to live.


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A unique place, in accordance with the charter of the future Center "Le Jardin d'Eveil"

Taoism is a philosophy of life which advocates sobriety in everything and the search for a life in harmony with nature. This therefore goes in the direction of ecology, decrease, sustainable development and autonomy.

The Taoist does not seek to exploit nature as if it belonged to him, but rather to live in harmony with it by considering himself as a part of this nature. He wants to live in symbiosis with his environment and not as a parasite.

The counterparts to the donations are obviously not material goods, gadgets, advertising gifts or other club t-shirts ... in short, no consumer goods. The project aims to be eco-responsible and with a spiritual dimension. So all the rewards are in the form of membership cards, internships and stays in the center, so as to be consistent with the spirit of the project. The counterparts concern all the courses: QiGong, TaïJi, KungFu, meditation, fasting, etc.

The "Essence du Tao" association, created in 2018, aims to organize, promote and manage the various activities that will be offered at the Awakening Garden. These members are the pillars and the first actors in the realization of the project. The Awakening Garden is therefore also an associative and community project.

Considerations granted to project contributors

  • All contributors will be informed exclusively of the different stages of the project.

  • All contributors who have paid 50 € and more will receive in return 1 day of free internship (see contributions).

  • All contributors will be invited to a special day before the opening day.

And 1 great bonus at the end of the campaign

A nice surprise awaits you at the end of the description


Help me realize this Taoist center project

A Taoist center in France is an innovative idea, which is totally in keeping with the times. This is a major challenge that I have matured and built in my mind for twenty years, and which really started to materialize with the creation of the "Essence du Tao" association. I am deeply convinced that this is the right time to realize it, because the world needs a place of peace, of harmony, and the Taoist disciplines are in full swing. This Center is a real contribution to the creation of a better world, in harmony with the essential values ​​of the Tao which will carry all the proposed activities which (converging in this direction could take place there in the spirit of the teachings of well-being and spirituality) will take place there.


Project details

What is a Taoist center?

  • It is above all a place of life. A life in calm and harmony, sobriety and unity. In this I would like this center to gradually become a place of community life focused and based on the Tao.

  • It is a place of study. The study of Taoism and the different disciplines that compose it represents an important part of the project.

  • It is a place of retreat where everyone can come for a stay out of time, in the calm of meditation, throughout the year.

  • It is a place of practice, which aims to inspire practitioners and strengthen them in their disciplines.

Some would say: "I don't need a place to meditate, my temple is in me", others will think that we can practice Taiji and QiGong everywhere ... And they would be right.

However practicing in a suitable place reserved for these disciplines for a weekend, a week, or more, allows you to get out of your daily life to immerse yourself in your practice and enjoy an atmosphere and of favorable energies which carry, permeate and help to progress. It also means meeting other practitioners, other disciplines in a spirit of openness, availability and sharing.

Waar dient de collecte voor

Who am I ?

My name is Laurent Guillerminet, I am 52 years old and I have been teaching KungFu, TaïJi, QiGong and meditation since 1991 (29 years old). I also practice TuiNa (Chinese massage) since 1997.

I have exercised various responsibilities within his of the French federation of KungFu. Currently, I am a Duan judge (rank) and a member of the Federal Technical College.

I speak French (mother tongue) English (not too bad) and a little Chinese, the first basics of which I learned on numerous trips to China, in monasteries including Shaolin.

I like the mountain, the nature, the simple things. I love to teach, to transmit the various disciplines that have filled my life. I like renovating, building and tinkering, gardening and decorating my living space. I am calm, composed and serene, and I am endowed with an entrepreneurial spirit: the calm force of a calm spirit.

I have been maturing this Taoist center project, training center for 20 years, it is for me a form of achievement in my different disciplines: KungFu, TaiChi, QiGong, Meditation, TuiNa. Each of these disciplines has taught me a lot and brought me, I have been teaching and sharing them for over a quarter of a century, with nearly a thousand students.

Some write books, others make films, others manage a whole series of clubs. For my part I would like to make my contribution by the creation of this Tao Center: a place of life, but also a place of study imbued with spirituality, in the middle of nature and surrounded by a Chinese garden.

It is thanks to you and your support that this project will be able to see the light of day. You will have the satisfaction of having participated in its realization. Subsequently, by coming to internships, participating in training and making it known, you will have the opportunity to participate in its success.

Do not hesitate to contact me for questions, suggestions, ideas, advice or remarks:

  • laurent.guillerminet@live.fr

  • 06 04 09 42 22 (preferably sms)

Collection objectives

I will soon sign a sales agreement for a property that lends itself perfectly to this project: a former summer camp consisting of 3 buildings in fairly good condition, a swimming pool, on 3.5 hectares of land, connected to networks (electricity, telephone, sewer), easy to access, 1 hour from Geneva and 1 hour from Lyon, in the Bugey mountains, on the Hautevilles plateau, in Ain.

I wish to increase the amount of my financial contribution in order to obtain better conditions for the home loan necessary for the acquisition of the Center, and to have more cash to carry out the first works.


1- Increase my financing capacity (contribution) in order to obtain the mortgage in better conditions.

2- Restoring the center to activity (water, gas, electricity, heating, rehabilitation of the swimming pool, etc.)

3- Finance the first restoration and renovation works (work room, kitchen and refectory), and the creation of a vegetable garden and a Chinese garden.

Why am I calling on you?

Because for banks it is an atypical project, they do not know where they set foot (their money) and the fact of increasing the contribution can help to reassure them. Because I want the notions of sharing and exchange to be present from the start of creation. Also and above all because this project makes no sense if I carry it out on my own. I want this to also be your project, that you can feel at home by coming to stay there, to do an internship, a retreat, or just a visit to spend a moment of relaxation.


The bearings

  • If € 7,500 is collected: they constitute good support for obtaining the loan and allow the start-up of the center.

  • If € 15,000 is collected: the loan is obtained without fail and the amount collected allows the renovation of building 3 for the accommodation of the first trainees.

  • If € 20,000 or more is raised: the additional amounts will be used to renovate building 2 (meditation room) The renovation of the main building, which will eventually constitute the heart of the center will be gradually funded by internships and the rental of building 3.

Promised thing ....

THE SUPER BONUS: At the end of the 60 days of fundraising, 10 people will be drawn from among all the contributors to participate in the very first course organized in the center, which will be a week-long course in Qi Gong and Taoist meditation. A unique and exceptional inaugural event will be reserved for you.




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Honorary Members


This gift makes you an honorary member of the center : your name on the website on the page "Honorary Members" your honor membership card which is valid for life, exempts you from paying the membership card. 3 weeks of training offered (from Saturday morning to Friday evening with meals and accommodation) to use when you want or offer to whoever you want, or the lodging for you and your friends for 3 weeks (to be spread over 2 years) with access to the swimming pool and the meditation room. your participation in the super bonus lottery.
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