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.



2022


Strategies for Health
with Eva Wong

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April 30;01 May, 2022

At: Dechen Chöling. France.


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.



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


Embodying the Tao in your Qigong
June 5 (orientation and opening talk) till 10 (ends at 6pm), 2022

Sky Lake Shambhala Ctr. 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
Aug 5 (begins 7:30pm), 6, 7 (ends 6pm); 2022

Sky Lake Shambhala Ctr. 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!


2022


Creating Strategies for Your Qigong Practice
Sept 16 (begin 8pm) - 18 (ends 6pm) 2022

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


Qigong for Spinal Health

Krakow Shambhala Ctr. Poland

October 08 and 09; 2022

With Eva Wong

 

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


Exploring the Energetic Terrain of the Body

Amsterdam Shambhala Ctr. Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

October 15 and 16; 2022

With Eva Wong

 

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 !).


2023


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


Qigong 7 - part 1

10-16 September 2023 at Karme Chöling. Barnet. VT. USA.
With Eva Wong
Requirements: See Path of Qigong

(Level 6, Exploring Energetic Terrain of the Body, Stoking the Scholar and Warrior Fires, Embodying the Tao in Your Qigong)


Qigong of the Mysterious Female

May 5 (evening), 6,7 (6pm)  2023 at Karme Chöling. Barnet. VT. USA.

with Eva Wong.

 

What is the Mysterious Female? It is the Tao, the Dark Womb, and the source of all that is born and unborn. This source is the primordial energy of life. In birth, we emerge from the Mysterious Female, in life we are nourished by her, and in death we return to her embrace. Central to the practice of qigong, the Taoist art of health and longevity, is the cultivation of this life-giving energy. Connecting to the breath of life, clearing the meridians, strengthening the physical body, and resting in the stillness of the Womb are the key to living a healthy and virtuous life.

 

One of the most important texts of Taoist Female Internal Alchemy is The Mother Empress of the West Liturgy. In it is coded the secret teachings of how to cultivate generative energy.

In this program we will:

  • Use the forms of Xiantianwujimen Qigong to reveal the secret teachings of the Mother Empress of the West Liturgy.
  • Practice qigong that highlights the cultivation of yin and yang energies.
  • Learn about the Taoist immortals who pioneered techniques of nourishing female and male generative energies.
  • And explore and celebrate our own gender’s energetic connection to the Mysterious Female.

The energy of the Mysterious Female in Taoism is intimately tied to the nourishing quality of generative energy. Please note that there will be jing practice in this program.

 

Requirement - Qigong 3


Iron and Silk - Balancing External and Internal Strengthening

May 7 (evening) - May 12 (6pm) at Karme Chöling. Barnet. VT. USA.

with Eva Wong.

 

Iron and Silk - Balancing External and Internal Strengthening with Wudangshan and Xiantianwujimen Qigong - 5 days

Iron has the quality of hardness. Silk has the quality of softness. Temper iron with fire and it can form limitless shapes. Woven together, strands of silk will form the strongest bonds. When iron and silk are balanced, hardness will embrace softness and softness will embody the hardness. Xiantianwujimen qigong embodies the essence of softness and is known for its effectiveness in cultivating the internal energies of jing, qi, and shen. Wudangshan qigong embodies the essence of hardness and is known for its effectiveness in training muscular-skeletal strength and spinal flexibility. The simultaneous training of these two systems of qigong will result in building a foundation of physical or external strengthening that is necessary for the strengthening of internal organs and circulation of generative, vital, and spirit energies.

 

In this program, participants will learn how to optimize the benefits of breath regulation with the martial-like quality of the Wudangshan Animals and maximize the effect of martial prowess using the qigong of breath regulation.

 

Cross-training of iron and silk is the key to integrating external and internal strengthening.

Requirements - Qigong 1-5



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