QIGONG PROGRAMS


All regular Qigong programs are posted in our PROGRAM SCHEDULE.

Below on this page the additional special programs.

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2024

2024

 

Taking Care of Body & Mind

with Qigong & Taoist Meditation - Part 1

 

Relaxing Body and Mind -

Balancing Your Life

 

Date & Time Details:

Start: Oct 25th 7:30pm

End: Oct 30th 6:00pm

Karme Choling Vermont USA.

With  Heidi Meyer-Bothling and Donna Mackenzie. 

 

A 5-day enhanced Qigong Levels 1-2 program with Guest Speaker Eva Wong

 

The Importance of Self-Care

What does it mean to live a healthy and peaceful life? In essence, it means having a relaxed body and a peaceful mind.

 

How do we attain a relaxed body and a peaceful mind? By knowing and understanding how to take care of ourselves and gently practicing self-care.

 

With increasing demands in everyday life, self-care is more important than ever. Self-care helps us to meet life’s challenges and to appreciate the gifts of good living.

 

The Three Pillars of Self-Care: Qigong, Meditation, & Lifestyle

Qigong, meditation, and lifestyle are the Three Pillars of Self-Care. When body is relaxed, life energy or qi will flow. When mind is peaceful, it will embrace qi and strengthen the body. When we live simply, we receive the beneficial effects of physical health and mental well-being.

 

Learning Self-Care

Whether you wish to get started on improving your physical health and mental well-being, want to review what you have learned previously in Qigong Levels 1-2, or would like to participate in deeper and more enriched qigong environment that integrates qigong, meditation and healthy lifestyle, this program is for you.

 

Techniques for Health, Well-being & Longevity

In this program we will engage with:

  • Cultivating the body: Participants will begin by learning six classic qigong techniques that relax the body and two postures of standing qigong that gather internal energy. We’ll continue by learning how to guide energy through the body using the Nine Self-Massage and the Twelve Devas Tendon Changing System - the most effective form of qigong used in repairing physical injuries and enhancing muscular-skeletal strength.
  • Meditation: We will learn and practice several Taoist meditation techniques with emphasis on becoming familiar with the workings of the mind and using internal observation to cultivate a peaceful and intelligent consciousness.
  • Lifestyle: We’ll discuss Taoist guidelines for balancing lifestyle - exploring the energetic impacts of the public, domestic, private and spiritual aspects of our life.
  • Walking with Awareness in Nature: We’ll learn Taoist techniques of sharpening the senses and enhancing our appreciation and awareness of the natural world on the spacious land of Karmê Chöling.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this retreat. If you wish to get started on improving your physical health and mental well-being, you are invited to start your journey with this retreat.

 

This retreat fulfills the requirements necessary for Qigong Level 3.

The Qigong of Xiantianwujimen Taoism

Xiantianwujimen is a Daoist lineage founded by Chen Xiyi in 10th century China. “Xiantian” means primordial, “wuji” means limitless, and “men” means gate. The translated name of the lineage is Primordial Limitless Gate.

This lineage specializes in using qigong to simultaneously cultivate and transform body and mind. A hermit and household tradition, Xiantianwujimen has been transmitted uninterrupted for over a thousand years. Qigong techniques favored by this lineage include self-massage, tendon changing, calisthenics, marrow washing, and breath regulation.

Instruction of Xiantianwujimen qigong is offered by Eva Wong, a 19th generation carrier of the lineage, and by instructors authorized by the lineage.

 


QIGONG LEVELS 6 AND 7

BY EVA WONG.

 

Please read the information below carefully. You can only participate if you have fulfilled all requirements and received a personal invitation for participation.

  • Programs leading to Qigong 7 will be streamlined in Europe.
  • Exploring the Energetic Terrain of the Body and Stoking the Scholar and Warrior Fires, and Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong will be offered in 2025.

 

Qigong 7 Part 1

  • Qigong 7 Part 1 will be offered from 8 to 15 September 2024 in Karme Chöling.

Qigong 7 Part 1

The Cultivation and Transformation of Generative Energy

Karme Chöling

Date & Time Details:

Start: Sep 8th, 2024 19:30pm

End: Sep 15th, 2024 18:00pm

 

With Eva Wong, 19th generation lineage carrier of Nei Dan Pai Xiantianwujimen Daoism

The advanced work in Nei Dan Pai (Daoist internal alchemy) begins with the cultivation and transformation of generative energy, or jing. In this 7-day retreat, we will accomplish the following stages of inner alchemical work:

  • Establish the 3 realms of jing, qi, and shen in the internal universe
  • Nourish and strengthen the various regions of the water realm:
    • bubbling springs
    • sea of qi
    • the storehouse of jing (kidneys)
    • the lower dantien and
    • the well of jing (tailbone)
  • Transform post-celestial jing into pre-celestial jing
  • Return the jing to the top of the head
  • The Tiger Dragon Practice of the copulation of fire and water
  • Circulate generative energy in the Microcosmic Orbit
  • Strengthen and seal the storehouses of jing.
  • Note that midnight jing-related practices are integral to this program.

Prerequisites

  • Stoking the Scholar and Warrior Fires
  • Exploring the Energetic Terrain of the Body
  • Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong

If you are unsure whether you have fulfilled the requirements, use our CONTACT page 

 

Arrival & Departure

  • On Sunday, September 8, please arrive 3:00 - 6:00pm for registration. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.
  • The program will officially begin at 7:30pm.
  • On Sunday, September 15, the program will finish by 6:00pm

2025


2025

 

Qigong for Life: Organizing Your Qigong Practice

 

Karme Choling, Barnet Vermont USA

Date & Time Details:

Start: Jun 8th, 2025 7:30pm

End: Jun 13th, 2025 6:00pm

With: Eva Wong

 

Now that you have learned many qigong forms, it is time to enrich and manage your practice. The qigong of Xiantianwujimen is designed to reach deep into the richness of all aspects of Taoism.

 

In our five days together, we will select qigong forms that:

  • Cultivate and enhance physical, internal, and energetic health.
  • Enact and embody Taoist cosmology of and internal alchemical transformation.
  • Explore and refine our consciousness.
  • Enrich our lifestyle as we move through the seasons and experience the flow of energy in the natural world.
  • The program culminates with “A Day in the Life of a Qigong Practitioner”, where we will select qigong forms that integrate all of the above themes into a one-day retreat practice.

Join Eva Wong and fellow qigong practitioners in discovering, exploring, and celebrating the richness of qigong. Make it a practice for life!

 

Prerequisites

Qigong Levels 1-5


2025

 

Qigong 1 and 2 - Peaceful Body, Peaceful Min - 2 days

 

A special Qigong 1 and 2 Program with Eva Wong, 19th generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen (Primordial Limitless Gate) Taoism

 

April 25, 26 2025 Chicago Shambhala Center

 

When body is relaxed and peaceful, energy will flow. When mind is still, it will embrace qi and strengthen the body. In the Chinese arts of health and longevity, qigong simultaneously cultivates a peaceful body and a peaceful mind. Physical health and mental well-being are closely aligned.

 

Begin your journey of health and well-being in Qigong l 1 by learning six classic qigong techniques that relax the body and two postures of standing qigong that gather internal energy. Continue in Qigong 2 by learning how to guide energy through the body using the Nine Self-Massage. Complete the program by learning Twelve Devas Tendon Changing - the most effective form of qigong used in repairing physical injuries and enhancing muscular-skeletal strength.

 

Qigong is not just a casual exercise. Featured in this program is a special session that will show you how to use qigong to increase the movement of joints, relax muscles, rebuild injured tendons and ligaments, increase awareness of body health, and stimulate the circulation of qi in the bod for health and longevity.

 

There are no requirements. If you wish to get started on improving your physical health and mental well-being, this program is for you.

 

The Qigong of Xiantianwujimen Taoism

Xiantianwujimen is a Taoist lineage founded by Chen Xiyi in 10th century China. “Xiantian” means prmordial, “wuji” means limitless, and “men” means gate. The translated name of the lineage is Primordial Limitless Gate. This lineage specializes in using qigong to simultaneously cultivate and transform body and mind.

 

A hermit and household tradition, Xiantianwujimen has been transmitted uninterrupted for over a thousand years. Qigong techniques favored by this lineage include self-massage, tendon-changing, calisthenics, marrowwashing, and breath regulation.

 

Instruction of Xiantianwjimen qigong is offered by Eva Wong, a 19th generation carrier of the lineage, and by instructors authorized by the lineage. 

For more information of the teachings and programs offered by Xiantianwujimen Taoism please go to www. limitlessgate.com.