Update on Intensives for 2019 and 2020
Location: Dechen Choling, France and Krakow, Poland
This will help you planning!
The dates of a number of intensives have been finalized:
Revised 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.
Strategies for Health
March 30,31 2019 Szczecin, Poland - Daily 9am to 6pm
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.
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.
Being Strategically Kind
Nov 11, 2018 Berkeley, CA, USA - 9am to 6pm
With Eva Wong
Acts of kindness are limitless. How we use kindness in an effective way requires skill. In this workshop, we will use principles of strategy outlined in Sunzi’s Art of War to plan and execute actions that are both wise and kind.
While most people associate The Art of War with competition and aggressive actions in the military and business world, this workshop will show that the same skills can be bent toward building cooperation, trust, and respect. Using principles from Sunzi’s Art of War, we will learn how to apply and propagate kindness in a strategic and skillful way.
Eva Wong and Will Ryken
Home is where we live. Harmony within a home is the key to living a healthy, contented, and joyful life. How do we create harmony and avoid confusion and conflict within our home? While we all have different ideas of what “home” means for us, the home is first and foremost an environment. Some environments can create chaos, confusion, aggression, fear, distrust, and discomfort. Others can enhance cooperation, understanding, tolerance, and respect.
Interestingly, the most useful tool in understanding the effect of environments on attitude and feelings is found in Sunzi’s Art of War. This program offers an insight into how we can use the knowledge of environment and the power of strategy to create peace and harmony a place we call “Home”.
Eva Wong and Will Ryken
Why are some work places harmonious, peaceful, and respectful, while others are full of conflict, confusion, and aggression? According to Sunzi the master strategist, space created by environments can affect thoughts, feelings, and actions.
In this program, we will look at the design of work places in the light of Sunzi’s environments and how they might affect the mental and emotional well-being of those who work there. If we learn how to create environments that foster care, respect, cooperation, and kindness, and avoid or change those that can create fear, distrust, and confusion, our work places will be more harmonious, less abusive, and even more productive.
No programs offered at the moment.