Taoist Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Mark Kelleher

June 8th—June 9th

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    Price:
  • $150.00 Regular Price
  • $200.00 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room
Program Registration is Closed.

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (or internal energy) to promote health and longevity. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.  Qigong is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges. The workshop includes talks on qigong, Chinese medicine and Taoism.

This intensive is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong." 

This traditional qigong is through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, of the Seven Stars Daoist Training.  Dr. Wong will be teaching qigong level V in summer of 2020. The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver is proud to be hosting her, and will be offering Levels III and IV in preparation.  

In Level 1, students will be in instructed in various techniques of outer and inner qigong. Outer qigong is concerned with strengthening the muscular-skeletal system: joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and spinal column. It includes techniques of tendon changing, marrow washing, self-massage, and calisthenics. Inner qigong is concerned with nourishing the internal organs and cultivating qi, or internal energy. Students will learn Chen Xiyi's sleeping qigong and Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong.

In Level 2, the focus will be on tendon changing and self-massage. The Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing System and the Nine Self-Massage System will be taught in their entirety.  Levels 1 & 2 are only offered together - they are not offered separately.

The cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind. Therefore, shamatha meditation (as taught in the Shambhala Centers) will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.


 


Our Generosity Policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please consider what works for you, and offer as much of the program fee as you can. To arrange for this, please contact us in advance at: [email protected]

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a “Patron Price.” Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.

Repeat participants - you are welcome to a 50% off discount.  To arrange for this, please contact us in advance at: [email protected]