QIGONG - STUDY AND MEDITATION PROGRAMS


The Meditator as Strategist

 

Meditation is a strategic activity. In meditation, we encounter diverse thoughts arising in consciousness. Some are positive, some are negative, some are neutral, and some are even nonsensical. To be able to ally with positive thoughts, pacify negative thoughts, de-emphasize neutral thoughts, and minimize nonsensical thoughts is the mark of an intelligent and strategic meditator.

 

This program is specifically designed as a companion to the Zhuge Liang programs on leadership and strategy.

In this program, you will learn how to be a strategic mediator by:

  • Befriending positive thoughts
  • Protecting yourself from negative thoughts
  • Conserving consciousness energy by minimizing neutral and nonsensical thoughts.

As a strategic meditator, we do not enter the field of consciousness and encounter our thoughts unprepared. Using qigong techniques, we will prepare our body strategically for meditation. Using Xiantianwujimen Taoism’s thought techniques, we will keep our consciousness clear and still during meditation.

 

Learn to meditate strategically -

be still as a mountain,

fluid as a river,

powerful as a storm,

and subtle as the wandering mists.

 

No requirements.


Stroking the Clouds. An Evoking Worlds Program.

 

This program features the Taoist technique of Evoking Worlds to journey through realms of consciousness.

 

The Red Phoenix Calisthenics system allows us to slip between different states of being as we wander, appreciate, and explore our consciousness in lucid wakefulness.

 

This unique program unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit travel. Touch the clouds, discover the twilight worlds of consciousness, rest in the night song of the forest, and merge with the invisible worlds of spirit, energy, and the sacred natural world.

 

This program can be used fulfill one of the requirements of Qigong Level 8

 

Requirement: Qigong & Meditation Retreat.


Looking Down the Well. An Evoking Worlds Program 

 

This program features the Taoist technique of Evoking Worlds to journey through realms of consciousness.

 

The Red Phoenix Calisthenics system allows us to slip between different states of being as we wander, appreciate, and explore our consciousness in lucid wakefulness.

 

This unique program unifies Taoist awareness practice and spirit travel. Dive into deep wells of wisdom; discover the twilight worlds of consciousness; rest in the night song of the forest; and merge with the invisible worlds of spirit, energy, and the sacred natural world.

 

Requirement: Qigong and Meditation Retreat


Mother Empress of the West and the Feminine Lineages of Taoism

 

The Mother Empress of the West is one of the most loved deities in Taoism. Guardian of the Gardens of Immortal Peaches, she is the patron of the arts of health and immortality, and has inspired generations of female internal alchemists such as Lady Wei of Shangqging, Lady Ho, and Sun Pu Er of the Northern Complete Reality School.

 

Protector of home, family, mothers, and children, she is the central figure of all activities that are domestic and nourishing. Most importantly, she is the manifestation of the spirit of compassion, the gentle light of the west, that balances Lu Dong Bin’s piercing light of wisdom of the east.

 

In this program, you will be introduced to the Liturgy of the Mother Empress of the West and its profound references to the practice of internal alchemy through qigong and the study of the text.

 

To understand the Mother Empress of the West is to understand the Tao of the Mysterious Female.

Qigong and Meditation Retreat.

 

Meditation is an integral part of Taoist practice. The dual cultivation of body and consciousness forms the core of Xiantianwujimen Taoism. Internal alchemy, the cultivation of the physical and energetic body, builds the foundation of the cultivation of consciousness. Meditation, the cultivation of the limitless nature of consciousness, provides a vessel that is optimal and safe for the alchemical transmutation of life energy, or qi.

 

In Taoist teachings, it is said that qi feeds whatever arises in consciousness. What arises - be it anger, kindness, fear, envy, generosity, and even wisdom - are all intensified by qi. It is therefore important for us not just to cultivate qi, but to be aware of what is arising in our consciousness every moment. Meditation is the technique that can help us become aware of what arises, understand how thoughts and feelings emerge, and show us how to protect qi from being drained by destructive attitudes and emotions.

 

In this program, you will be introduced to a number of meditation techniques from the Taoist traditions, and learn how to use them effectively and efficiently. The goal of this program is to train you to integrate qigong and meditation in order to optimize the gathering, conserving, and cultivation of life energy.

 

Requirement: Qigong 5.

 

This program is a requirement for Qigong Level 6.


Meditating Strategically - Integrating Meditation, Qigong, and Strategy

 

The dual cultivation of body and mind forms the core of all spiritual traditions of Asia. In the Daoist teachings, it is said that qi, or internal energy, feeds whatever arises in consciousness. What arises - be it anger, kindness, fear, envy, generosity, and even wisdom - are all intensified by qi. It is therefore important for us not just to cultivate qi, but be aware of what is arising in our consciousness every moment.

 

Meditation is the technique that can help us become aware of what arises, understand how thoughts and feelings emerge, and show us how to protect qi from being drained by destructive attitudes and emotions.

 

Since thoughts and emotions can arise in diverse circumstances and in different degrees of solidity, we need to be strategic in applying the appropriate form of meditation in the face of different adversaries.

 

This 2-day program will integrate streams of disciplines that define Daoist practice - meditation, qigong, and strategy. Practitioners will learn how to apply strategy in meditation, integrate qigong and meditation, and become strategic and intelligent meditators.

 

No requirement; no partial attendance




LOCATIONS

We do 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.