Schedule for the Path of Qigong
If you are interested in pursuing the Path of Qigong - then this chart outlines the programs to take and in which order. Note that you have to take ALL programs in the order indicated. There are no(!) exceptions under any circumstance.
We also don not have fixed places for programs or "dojos", nor do we have residential teachers - please consult our PROGRAM SCHEDULE where and when programs take place.
Update on Intensives for 2019 and 2020
Dechen Choling, France and Krakow, Poland
This will help you planning!
The dates of a number of intensives have been finalized:
Strategies for Health
March 30,31 2019 Szczecin, Poland
with Eva Wong
To be aware of the body’s energetic environment is the key to good health. As it is externally, so it is internally. The structure of the physical world parallels the energetic world of our body. If we can identify the energy centers and pathways of the human body, we can develop strategies for clearing blockages that prevent internal energy (qi) to run smoothly and peacefully within.
Wudangshan qigong is known for its effectiveness in training the muscular-skeletal system. Enhanced articulation of joints, elasticity of tendons and, ligaments, strength of bones, and sophisticated movement of the spine - are the results of a qigong based on the Wudang martial arts tradition.
The key to Wudangshan training lies in using the 5 Animals Forms for cross-training purposes. The tiger’s strength in the bones trains the mobility of the spine of the dragon. The spinal movement of the dragon trains the tendons of the leopard. The tendons of the leopard trains the lateral movement of the spine in the snake. Training in the tiger, dragon, leopard, and snake culminates in the crane, where bones, tendons, and spine are used jointly to channel qi to the top of the head.
In this program, participants will learn how to use the Wudangshan Five Animals to build a foundation for cultivating physical health that is necessary for the circulation of internal energy and the practice of the martial arts.
Requirements - Qigong 1-5
The Mysterious Female
August 5 (evening) to 8, 2019 - Sky Lake Lodge, USA
With Eva Wong and Dale Asrael
“The Valley Spirit that never dies is called the Mysterious Female. The gates of the Mysterious Female are the roots of the sky and earth” - Laozi’s Daodejing
What is the Mysterious Female? It is the Tao, the Dark Womb, and the source of all that is born and unborn. This source is the primordial qi, the vapor of life. In birth, we emerge from the Mysterious Female, in life we are nourished by her, and in death we return to her embrace. Central to the practice of Qigong, the Taoist art of health and longevity, is the cultivation of this life-giving energy. Connecting to the breath which carries qi, clearing the meridians, strengthening the physical body, and resting in the stillness of the Womb are the key to living a healthy and virtuous life.
The feminine in the Dao is manifested in the nourishing quality of the qi, while the feminine in the Buddhist tradition is manifested as the love and compassion of Tara and the spacious wisdom of Prajnaparamita.
Qigong & Meditation Retreat.
September 22-27 (2019) - Karme Chöling. VT. USA.
The program will have a unique addition that it will feature the use of Sunzi's Art of War in strategizing meditation practice.
(Requirement: Qigong Level 1-5).
Shambhala Los Angeles
with Carolyn Krusinski & Kate Summers
January 12th (2019): 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Resolve to live a full and balanced life in the new year!
When our life is off balance, everything feels speedy, numb, and out of control. But when our outer and inner worlds are in balance, we experience life as being full of possibility, harmony, accomplishment and joy.
In this practical and accessible workshop, you'll learn a framework and vocabulary for balancing the four aspects of your unqiue life (the public, domestic, private, and spirit) and connecting to the four aspects of consciousness (wisdom, compassion, groundedness, and vision). Focusing particularly on Taoist practices for Situation Awareness – the consciousness that allows us to move through situations of all kinds with precision and ease - we will work with reflective exploration and qigong movement, both individually and in groups, and be guided by a customized take home workbook (workbook cost included in program price) based on Eva Wong's latest book, Being Taoist.
with Eva Wong
Seeds fall on the ground. Saplings grow into trees. Trees leaf, flowers bloom, and the forest grows. Through endless cycles of time, old growth is replaced by new, and the journey begins once again. The path through the forest is a pathway of wisdom. As we walk in the forest, we witness birth, growth, death, and renewal. In the magic of the forest, we see the seasons change; we mingle with the interplay of shadows and light; we bathe in the gentle sunlight dancing through the branches; and we dream in the primal darkness and wildness of the wood.
Enter the Taoist and Druid traditions of forest wisdom with Eva Wong as wanderer, gatherer, warden, and witness. Meditate in the woods, listen to the messages of leaf, branch, root, water, and stone, and walk the Chinese and Welsh calendars in your journey through the forest. Climb your body’s tree of qi, rising from the energy of the roots through the trunk up to the crown. Discover and witness the balance, bounty, beauty, and power of the forest in the magical environment of Sky Lake Meditation Center.
Eva Wong is a life-long practitioner of several lineages of Taoism. She also holds the rank of “bard” in the Welsh Druid tradition.
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