QIGONG PROGRAMS


Qigong Programs

For our regular program series, please refer to the PROGRAM SCHEDULE.

For details on the Intensives: please look at the Intermediate Stages.

Below we have highlighted some special programs.



2021


Exploring the Energetic Terrain of the Body

With Eva Wong

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September 16-18, 2021

Karme Chöling. Barnet. VT. USA.

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 October 30,31; 2021

Amsterdam Shambhala Ctr. Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

 
As it is externally, so it is internally. The physical terrain of the external world parallels the energetic terrain of the body. In working with physical terrain, Sunzi’s Art of War is unparalleled in describing geographical features and the strategies to maneuver through them. In understanding the energetic terrain of the body, Taoist internal alchemy offers powerful approaches to identifying energy centers and pathways as well as techniques that allow energy to move smoothly and peacefully. In this program, we will use Sunzi’s system of terrain classification in conjunction with qigong to explore our internal universe.


Join Eva Wong in this unique program that integrates the of Sunzi’s Art of War with the qigong and a healthy lifestyle.


Requirements: qigong 1 and 2
Additional Material fee: Euro 10.
(THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR QIGONG 7 !).


Qigong for Spinal Health
with Eva Wong

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January 30, 31; 2021

At: Taoist Society of Brazil. Sao Paulo. Brazil.

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November 13,14; 2021

Krakow Shambhala Ctr. Poland


Spinal problems are now a common health issue in modern society. These problems not only cause physical pain, but can affect the functioning of the nervous system and the flow of energy (or qi) in the body.

There are three aspects to spinal health - physical, internal, and energetic.

  1. Physical health of the spine is defined by its mobility, flexibility, strength, and alignment.
  2. Internal health of the spine is defined by the effective functioning of the nervous systems located along the spinal column. A misaligned spinal column can have negative effects on digestive and respiratory functions, as well as the potency of sexual arousal.
  3. The third aspect of spinal health is linked to the energetic pathway, the Du meridian, that runs parallel to the spinal column. This energetic pathway is responsible for circulating cerebral spinal fluid from the base of the spine to the top of the head. This spinal fluid is now believed to be critical to learning and memory.

In this program, we will use the qigong practices of Xiantianwujimen to address all three aspects of spinal health. The participant will learn how to use qigong forms from levels 1 to 4 to repair, improve, and enhance spinal strength and mobility that contribute significantly to our physical, internal, and energetic health.

Requirements: qigong levels 1-4


Strategies for Health
with Eva Wong

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March 20, 21; 2021

At: Los Angeles Shambhala Ctr. Eagle Rock. CA. USA.

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April 17,18, 2021

At: Dechen Chöling. France.

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October 12 – 14, 2021

At: Windhorse School Santiago. Chile.


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. In this program, we will explore the energetic terrain of the body with the qigong methods of 9 Self-Massage and 12 Devas, discover the causes of energy blockage, and develop strategic ways of removing qi blockages and attaining good health.
Requirements: qigong 1 and 2.


Creating Benchmarks for Your Qigong Practice - Chicago
May 01,02; 2021

with Eva Wong

Benchmarks are invaluable tools for tracking progress in your qigong practice. They can also help us measure how qigong has repaired injuries, improved strength and flexibility, and enhanced relaxation in your body.

 

In this program you will learn how to create a system of feedback to chart the development of health in your tendons, ligaments, joints, and spine. Having learned the basics of qigong in levels 1-5, it is time to use them to fine tune your practice and increase awareness of your body’s physical abilities and vast energetic potential.

(Requirement: qigong 1-5)



Embodying the Tao in your Qigong

June 04-09; 2021

Sky Lake Shambhala Center Rosendale. NY. USA
With Eva Wong

 

From the oneness of Tao yin and yang emerged. From yin and yang the five elements metal, wood, water, fire, and water were created. From the 5 elements, the bagua, the eight building blocks of the universe arose. As it is externally, so it is internally. This cosmology of the universe parallels the creation and circulation of energy (qi) in our bodies.
In this program, we will use the practices of qigong to embody and understand the energies of yin and yang, the five elements, and the bagua in our body. Experience the display of energy in the meridians, internal organs, and the elixir fields (dantiens), and become part of the mysterious and subtle process of the journey from the oneness of the Tao to the diversity of all the ten thousand myriad things.

 

Requirement Qigong Levels 1-5

This is a requirement for Qigong Level 7!



Refining Your Consciousness with Hua-tu Five Animals Qigong

August 06-08; 2021

Sky Lake Shambhala Center Rosendale. NY. USA
With Eva Wong

 

Huatu’s Five Animals Qigong is not only a collection of qigong exercises. It is simultaneously a system of development of physical health, a map of consciousness refinement, a guide to enriching consciousness, and a model of what it means to live a lifestyle that balances health, personal development, community consciousness, and appreciation of the natural world.

Join us for 2 days of in-depth exploration and practice of the Huatu Five Animals as we cultivate physical and energetic health, and adventure and play with our consciousness. Wander the magical surroundings of Sky Lake Meditation Center as a tiger that prowls the forest, a bear that protects its clan, a deer that dances with its generative energy, a monkey that never ceases to wonder, and a bird whose consciousness knows no limits.

Requirement: Qigong 3


Creating Strategies for Your Qigong Practice
Sept 10 (begin 8pm) - 12 (ends 6pm) 2021

at Karme Choling, VT, USA.
with Eva Wong and Suzann Duquette

How can you optimize your qigong for health? How do you set up immediate and long term goals in your practice? Now that you have learned many qigong forms, it is time to strategize your practice to give you an edge in improving, enhancing, and repairing your body, as well as expanding your consciousness. Strength and flexibility of the muscular-skeletal system, optimal functioning of the internal organs, unblocked energetic channels, a high level of the three treasures of life - jing, qi, and shen - are the keys to good health and longevity. Stability of mind allows the qi to penetrate bones, meridians, and energy centers. An expansive consciousness creates space for energy to flow unblocked.

Join Eva Wong and Suzann Duquette in using principles of strategy from Sunzi’s Art of War to design, develop, and implement an effective plan of qigong practice to optimize the simultaneous cultivation of body and mind. The best way to combat illness is not be ill in the first place.

Requirement: Qigong 1-5


2022


Activating Your Energy Centers with Qigong
June 3 (orientation) till 5 (ends 6pm), 2022

Sky Lake Shambhala Ctr. Rosendale, NY. USA
With Eva Wong

Our bodies are filled with qi, the essence of life. Nourishing and circulating qi are the keys to health and longevity. Some of the most important aspects of Xiantianwujimen qigong are designed to activate energy centers that gather, store, and nourish this life force.

The lower, middle, and upper Gates are control stations that move qi along the spinal column. The lower, middle, and upper Dantiens are containers that store, transmute, and purify the generative, vital, and spirit energies. Various cavities (called xue) are areas where energy is concentrated and focused. Some parts of the body, such as the kidneys and tail bone, are reservoirs capable of storing tremendous amounts of energy. Throughout the body are pathways that circulate qi between energy centers.

In this program, you will learn how to identify and activate these potent energy centers and clear blockages in pathways that connect them.  Stimulating our energy centers and maintaining a clear flow of energy in the body are critical to preventing illness and enhancing health.

Requirement: Qigong 1-5


Alchemist, Warrior, Meditator
June 5 (orientation and opening talk) till 9 (ends at 6pm), 2022

Sky Lake Shambhala Ctr. Rosendale, NY. USA

With Eva Wong

Alchemists seek the path of health and longevity. Martial artists walk the path of the warrior. Meditators live a life of stillness and clarity. All three paths embrace simplicity, virtue, and impeccability in thought and action. For centuries, internal alchemy, martial arts, and meditation have been practiced by Taoists to enhance health, build discipline, and cultivate mind. In many ways, the key to the simultaneous cultivation of body and mind lies in the crossing-training of internal alchemy, martial arts, and meditation.

Join Eva Wong for a four-day retreat in integrating the alchemist, warrior, and meditator within you. Experience how martial arts can enhance the practices of qigong and meditation. Learn how to use qigong to cultivate stillness and clarity. Become a meditator who is strong in body, simple and clear in thought, and virtuous in life.

Requirements: Qigong 1-5




Qigong 6
Dechen Choling France
Date: 2022
with Eva Wong
Requirements: see Qigong Path




Announcements for Qigong Level 6 and above


REQUIREMENTS FOR QIGONG LEVEL 7 AND 8

Qigong 7 Requirements

  1. Qigong 6
  2. Stoking the Scholar and Warrior Fire
  3. Exploring the Energetic Terrain of the Body
  4. Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong

Qigong 8 Requirements

  1. Qigong 7
  2. Any 2 Evoking Worlds programs
  3. The Star Culture of Taoism