The Ginkgo Grove Daoist Center is a center for Daoist living and learning located in Seattle, Washington. The Center was founded by Daoist priest Wu Wei Lin Daoshi (Chris Grabowski) in the tradition of the Longmen (Dragon Gate) sect of Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) Daoism.
Ginkgo Grove Daoist Center offers instruction in Zuowang Daoist meditation, Qigong, and integrated, mindful living through the cultivation of the Three Daoist Treasures - Jing (essence), Qi (energy), and Shen (spirit).
The Ginkgo is an ancient tree, predating human beings. Its unique bi-lobed leaves symbolize the non-dualistic "not two" nature of a perfected adept. Some living trees are as old as 3,500 years and are planted as guardians near temples and shrines in China and Japan.
This leaf from a tree in the East,
Has been given to my garden.
It reveals a certain secret,
Which pleases me and thoughtful people.
Does it represent One living creature
Which has divided itself?
Or are these Two, which have decided,
That they should be as One?
To reply to such a Question,
I found the right answer:
Do you notice in my songs and verses
That I am One and Two?