PAST PROGRAMS ON LIFESTYLE


The Wisdom of Home

What is home? It is a “spot” where we can renew, regenerate, and be nourished in body and spirit. This spot is not limited to a physical household. It can be found anywhere - in our house, in hotels, and even outdoors in the forests and mountains. Home is a space where we embody the wisdom and joy of domestic life.
Home is a space where we embody the wisdom and joy of domestic life.
Home protects and strengthens us - it is a teacher, a guide, and a faithful guard who never deserts us. We have much to learn from life at home. In Chinese culture, it is said that when we spend one night at home, the body is at rest; two nights at home, our mind is content; three nights at home, our spirit is in a state of calm. Join Eva Wong and Carolyn Krusinski in exploring how life at home can teach us elegance, simplicity, and harmony.
•    Living simply is an outlook on life, not just about paring down
•    Elegance is the art of living a compact life without complexities
•    Harmony means being at home anywhere. Let us find “spots” in our lives where we can discover our “home-grown” wisdom
Using Taoist techniques of awareness training, we will explore our own households, carry our feelings of home to far corners of the world, and learn what it feels to be at home wherever we find ourselves.

The Spirit World as Teacher .

The spirit world is all around us. From the heritage of Taoism, we open ourselves to the awareness of the spirit world by entering gateways held by the four guardian spirits - Green Dragon, White Tiger, Red Raven, and Black Tortoise.
Join Eva Wong in a 2-day journey in experiencing our tribal consciousness, the cosmic consciousness, the consciousness of our ancestral world, and the consciousness of space and time. Journey on the breath of the green dragon, fly on the feathers of the red raven, enter the heartbeat of the white tiger, and ride on the shield of the black tortoise in the magical valley and hills of Karme Chöling.


The Natural World as Teacher.   

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 and John Rockwell in experiencing the natural world in the beautiful hills and valley of Karme Choling. 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.


A Taoist Journey of Balance - a 4 day retreat.   

Life is a sacred pathway. Balance is a journey. In everyday living, we move through our public, domestic, private, and spirit life. In exploring the inner world of the body, we walk the pathways of internal energy. In experiencing our vast consciousness, we touch wisdom, compassion, vision, and groundedness.
Embark on a journey in seeking, discovering, exploring, and adventuring through our outer and inner worlds on this 4-day retreat with Eva Wong and Carolyn Krusinski.
Learn the Taoist techniques of exploring our consciousness through playful awareness, empathic awareness, inner awareness, and situation awareness. Practice the qigong of the Primordial Limitless Gate lineage to enter the energy centers and pathways of the body. Delve into the well of your inner wisdom through personal and group reflection. Wander in the beautiful hills and valley of Karme Chöling and immerse yourself in the richness of the ever-changing realities of the spirit world.

We invite you to walk in the footsteps of generations of Taoists who have cultivated health, longevity, and inner peace through their journey of balance.


Spirit of Taoism

Equanimity, good health, peace of mind, and harmony, are the goals of Taoism. More people are turning to the Taoist arts of healthy and harmonious living for inspiration and guidance in everyday life.
Join Eva Wong in exploring the spirit of Taoism in qigong, Taoist practices of mind expansion, tea appreciation, and the five-element diet for healthy living through the seasons. Wander the beautiful surroundings of Sky Lake to commune with the energies of the land, experience the natural world as teacher and healer, and immerse yourself in the spirit of Taoism.


Ancient Wisdom for Today's World.

The Taoist Way of Living.  

More and more people are turning to Taoism for inspiration and guidance in everyday living. Join Eva Wong in experiencing the Taoist lifestyle. This experiential workshop will introduce Taoist practices to cultivate a healthy body and peaceful mind.
This one-day program will include talks and presentations on Taoist lifestyle and culture, qigong exercises to activate and circulate qi (the energy of life), and the practice of Playful Awareness - The Taoist Art of Reflection. We will explore ancient Taoist practices such as:

  •    Taoist-style quiet sitting
  •     Tea appreciation
  •     Preparing and cooking Taoist foods for health
  •     Designing your home for harmonious living

This exploration of Taoist principles and practices will provide an opportunity to examine ourselves and our relationship to the world we live in – and give us powerful tools to help us explore “the art of living."


Entering the Practical World of Taoism

Enter the practical world of Taoism and learn how to transform body and mind through lifestyle. Living a balanced life is integral to developing a healthy body and a relaxed mind. Learn how to balance the four aspects of everyday life (the public, domestic, private, spirit) and the four aspects of consciousness (wisdom, compassion, groundedness, and vision), and how to design protection for yourself and your home. The program also features qigong exercises, the Taoist mind practice of playful awareness, sessions of working with a handbook based on Eva’s most recent book Being Taoist, tea and food appreciation, and a Taoist style dinner served by Karmê Chöling.

This program is based on the book: Being Taoist by Eva Wong, which made it into the Spirituality and Practice’s best books listPlease purchase and bring this book Being Taoist: Wisdom for Living a Balanced Life. There will be an additional material fee TBA for an accompanying program workbook.


The Tao of Living a Balanced Life

What is the key to living a balanced life? It's easy to look at our busy schedules with family, work and friends and wonder "How do I do it all?" Taoism provides a system to explore balancing organically based on our own unique situations within modern society.
Join Eva Wong and Carolyn Krusinski for an exploration of the Taoist teachings on balancing one's life. This innovative one-day program is based on Eva Wong's recently published book, Being Taoist. The day will focus on the pillars of a healthy and meaningful life: public, domestic, private, and spirit life. This program is based on the book: Being Taoist by Eva Wong, which made it into the Spirituality and Practice’s best books list.
Public life: Our world of community, workplace, and society. 
Domestic life: Our family and circle of friends. 
Private life: Our time spent cultivating our body and mind. 
Spirit life: Our connection with the vastness of the visible and invisible world of energy, spirits, and the sacredness of all existence. 
Included with tuition

AN INVITATION TO TAOISM

More and more people are looking to Taoism for inspiration and guidance in everyday living. Join renowned Taoist author and practitioner Eva Wong for a two-day experience of Taoist lifestyle and culture that includes qigong practice, Taoist-style quiet sitting, tea appreciation, diet and health, using Taoist principles to design your home environment ­ and more!

The program will also feature a presentation of Eva¹s newest book "Being Taoist" and how to use it as a guide for daily living. This program is based on this book, which made it into the Spirituality and Practice’s best books list.


 

Walking the Path of the Dragon - Foundations of Fengshui

 

For thousands of years, the cultures of Asia have used their knowledge and understanding of energies in the land to situate towns, build homes, locate spiritual centers, and bury the dead. In China, this discipline of knowledge is known as Fengshui.

Deeply rooted in Taoist philosophy and the view that our place in the universe is not to dominate but to live in harmony with nature, fengshui inspires us to see and experience the flow of energy in the land. At the heart of fengshui is the belief that land is filled with qi, or energy, and this energy is carried in mountains, valleys, rocks, and waterways.

The oldest form of fengshui is called Kanyu, which is the observation and interpretation of land forms. “Kan” means mountain, and “yu” means valley. In this program, participants will learn how to identify benevolent, wrathful, and malevolent energy, evaluate types of mountain, valley, and water energies, as well as recognize geographic features that regulate, amplify, and channel energy in the land.

The program features Fengshui walks around the spectacular land forms of Shambhala Mountain Center as well as power-point presentations. Participants will receive a booklet that summarizes materials presented in the course. This program is a requirement for all  subsequent Fengshui programs offered by Eva Wong and/or Peter van der Molen

A Touch of the Tao in Your Home
Location: Dechen Chöling
Date: April 1, 2018 - 9am to 6pm

By: Eva Wong
No requirements

The Taoist spirit of simplicity, clarity, and elegance are part of living at home. The balance of yin and yang, light and shade, attention to the flow of the seasons, and creating an environment of inner peace and harmony are central to a lifestyle inspired by the philosophy of fengshui. We all appreciate living a simple and elegant life. Join Eva Wong, Taoist and fengshui practitioner, in a workshop on how to create space that embodies the spirit of yin and yang, the elements, the beauty of the seasons, and elegance of simplicity. Learn how to bring the spirit of nature into your home. Design a space for cultivating body and mind. Embrace the essence of the Tao in living and moving around your home.

Living a Balanced Life:  Ancient Taoist Wisdom for Modern Lifestyles
Location: Healing Way Center;

2 Dundee Park, Suite 304, Andover, MA 01810. USA.

Date: May 5th & 6th, 2018

By: Eva Wong & Carolyn Krusinski

No requirements

 

Life is a sacred pathway. Balance is a journey. Living a balanced life is integral to developing a healthy body and a relaxed mind. With these two essential parts of ourselves in harmony, we can live in a world of greater possibilities and accomplishment. One way to build wisdom and skill for leading an interesting and fulfilling life is to enter the practical world of Taoism and learn how to transform body and mind through lifestyle. With this learning, you will have the good fortune of integrating these ancient wisdom teachings into your modern life. That is the gift of the practicality and accessibility of the Taoist teachings and practices offered by Eva Wong and Carolyn Krusinski in this workshop.
 
Learn how to balance the four aspects of your unique everyday life (the public, domestic, private, spirit) and be introduced to the four aspects of consciousness (wisdom, compassion, groundedness, and vision). Public Life includes our world of community, workplace and society. Domestic Life includes our world of home, family, and circle of friends. Private Life is our time spent cultivating our body and mind. Spirit Life is our connection with the sacredness of all existence.
 
The program also features the Taoist mind practices of playful awareness and empathic awareness, Qigong instruction from the Primordial Limitless Gate lineage to enter the energy centers and pathways of the body, and sessions to delve into the well of your inner wisdom through personal and group reflection using a workbook based on Eva’s most recent book Being Taoist.

 

Presented at Healing Way Center

 2 Dundee Park, Suite 304, Andover, MA 01810

  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  OR CALL 978-475-3111

  www.HealingWayCenter.com

Coming Home to the Tao
Location: Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center
Date: June 9 Saturday 9am to 6pm

By: Eva Wong
No requirement

Home is where we find the Tao. Our home is simultaneously a sanctuary for personal enrichment, a work of art, and a way of living harmoniously with the natural environment as well as creating a space for domestic enjoyment. Join fengshui consultant Eva Wong in a workshop integrating the principles of fengshui and the treasured aesthetics of Asia in designing a simple yet elegant dwelling that nourishes the spirit, cultivates a harmonious lifestyle, and instills an appreciation of a quiet and contented life. Learn how to blend light and shade, yin and yang, and bring the quiet sensitivity of the seasons into your home to appreciate impermanence, transition, flux, and change. The home sets boundaries, but also within its space offers inner peace and freedom.

The Spirit World as Teacher .
Location: Karme Choling (VT; USA)
Date: July 20 (starts evening with orientation and opening ritual), 21,22 (ends 6pm)

By: Eva Wong

No requirements for this program

 

The touch of father sun, the brush of the moon, the breath of the earth, the heartbeat of life, the cycle of the seasons, the song of the trees - the spirit world is all around us.

From the heritage of Taoism, we open ourselves to the awareness of the spirit world by entering gateways held by the four guardian spirits - Green Dragon, White Tiger, Red Raven, and Black Tortoise.

Join Eva Wong in a 2-day journey in experiencing our tribal consciousness, the cosmic consciousness, the consciousness of our ancestral world, and the consciousness of space and time. Wander through the Taoist mysteries of light and shadow, eternal change, balance, and transformation. Journey on the breath of the green dragon, fly on the feathers of the red raven, enter the heartbeat of the white tiger, and ride on the shield of the black tortoise in the magical valley and hills of Karme Chöling.  

Teachers and guardians of the spirit world - from the sky we call you, from the earth we call you, from the fire we call you, from the waters we call you. Come celebrate with us the union of the visible and invisible realms.

The Ways of the Earth and Sky

The Shamanic Origins of Taoism
Location: Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center
Date: June 10 Sunday 9am to 6pm

By: Eva Wong
No requirement

We are children of the earth and sky, with the sun, moon, and stars on our heads and the earth beneath our feet. The Taoist spiritual tradition is rooted in the ways of the earth and sky, the shamanic beliefs of early China. The sacredness of nature, the ecstatic union of the shaman and the nature spirits, the flight to the realm of father sky, and journeying into the dark womb of the earth mother are the foundations of many contemporary Taoist rituals. Join Eva Wong in exploring and living the sacred union of humanity with the waters, rocks, and trees. Practice Taoist rituals of bonding with the earth, climbing the sky ladder, and resting in communion with the forest and waters in the magic environment of Sky Lake.
This program will coincide with the opening the Kami (divine wind) nature shrine of Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation Center

The Tao of Living a Balanced Life.
Location: Amsterdam Shambhala Center, The Netherlands
Date: March 24, 2018 - 9am to 6pm

By: Eva Wong

No requirements for this program

The key to living a meaningful and healthy lifestyle is to balance our public, domestic, private, and spirit life. Public life is our life in the world of community, workplace, and society. Domestic life is our life with family and circle of friends. Private life is time spent in cultivating our body and mind. Spirit life is our connection with the vastness of the visible and invisible world of energy, spirits, and the sacredness of all existence.
Join Eva Wong for a one-day program on how to balance the four aspects of living using Eva’s recently published book Being Taoist and a specially-designed workbook that helps us to plan a balanced a lifestyle.

Highlights of the program include qigong and the Taoist practice of Playful Awareness.