The natural world as teacher
April 23 at 9am till April 24 at 6pm. 2022 Dechen Chöling. France.
With Eva Wong
The natural world is the gateway to the Tao. The sun, moon, and stars carry the essences of the celestial energy of the Tao. Mountains, rivers, rocks, and earth carry the qi of the land. Trees, flowers, grasses, and animals are filled with life force. Clouds, fog, and mist display the interaction of yin and yang.
Join Eva Wong in experiencing the natural world in the beautiful hills and valley of Dechen Chöling. Learn how to find a place in nature where you can sit quietly, reflect, and be with the phenomenal world. Open your awareness to the energy of the land. Find out how to use the Chinese calendar to guide your diet, lifestyle, and activity as you move through the seasons.
The natural world is intelligent, luminous, and alive. It is the best teacher of the Tao. Let us learn from it.
with Eva Wong
The spirit world is calling us to enter its womb and wander its expanse. Open your inner self to the richness of the invisible realms. Follow the breath of life, dance the mystical rhythms, ride the feather of ecstatic flight, and become the drumbeat of the earth.
Join Eva Wong, practitioner of the mystical path of Shangqing Taoism, in wandering the realms of the spirit world. Walk the paths of the stars and mountains to probe the mysteries of the sky and earth. Climb the celestial ladder to link and reconcile external and internal dualities. Together, let us ride the power of cosmic consciousness, connect with the wisdom of our ancestors, penetrate the mystery of space and time, and celebrate unity within the tribe of humanity.
By the power of the drum we open the portals. By the power of music, we enter the spirit world. By the power of the feather, we fly in its expanse. By the power of stones, we heal the
Participants are welcome to bring their own drum, feathers, flute, and rattles.
with Eva Wong
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.
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