Oct. 10, 2010
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Inside Chi Flows Naturally:
Elephant Qigong: after tossing off his handler, this rogue beast is unhappy that I’ve run out of bananas to feed him. By massaging his spine with my bare feet he finally relaxed…..All part of the rich experience of Northern Thailand and Tao Garden. Tao instructors Renu Li and Minke de Vos look on from the distance. See photo essay below.
What a Tao Wow!
With 100 Taoists from 27 countries, this was definitely a global event – 9 days of sharing qigong, alchemical meditations, and a global re-focusing on how to keep the Chi flowing for the next 30 years. I was up early at 6:30 am every day, teaching Primordial Qigong – which it looks like Mantak Chia will finally adopt into his global certification system. I finished with special topic workshops and forums that went until 10 pm. Then late-night skinny dipping in the pool….Talk about chi-packed!
Many of the Senior Instructors present from the beginning of “Healing Tao history” were in attendance, so it was quite a reunion party as well. These qigong and neidangong (alchemy) longevity methods work pretty well, I must say, as I looked at the radiant faces of these still-young timers.
This was definitely a time of basking in success for Mantak Chia, who was the tireless engine driving the global expansion of what began as “Taoist Esoteric Yoga” in 1980, morphed into “Healing Tao” in the USA , and later into “Universal Healing Tao” (UHT) abroad. One offshoot of the meeting was the creation of a UHT Foundation, led by an Advisory Council of Nine, to hold the assets (book rights, trademarks, etc.) and guard our high Tao training and certification standards. The whole communication system was refined into an organic web of continental, country, and city Tao networkers that will support the global alignment of chi flow.
One of the highlights was the global premier of Karin Sorvik’s brainchild, a film titled “Origins of the Healing Tao: How It All Began”. Interviews with Sharon Smith, Gunther Weil, Raven Cohan, Juan Li and myself gave revealing glimpses into the vast cultural and spiritual changes that the Healing Tao initiated. Rare footage of Mantak Chia is especially endearing – he looks like Spiritual Boy Genius with thick black glasses and his just-off-boat polyester suits.
See the link for the USA premier of Karin’s film in New York City on Nov. 20, with a gala dinner party to boot. The link also has a VIDEO clip that you can watch IMMEDIATELY to get the feel of the film. http://universal-tao-how-it-all-began-film.eventbrite.com/
There was plenty of play time to see the sights around Tao Garden, near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. I’ve enclosed two photo essays. One is on my visit to a Tiger Farm, where I got into a cage with a Tiger to test the taming power of my Inner Smile. I only showed one photo of this in my last newsletter. This time I show what really happened, when I Tickled the Testicles of a Wild Tiger…..
Other photo essays are on one of the largest Elephant Camps in Thailand, and sneak preview photos of Three Pure Ones Mountain in China where I went afterward – scouting out the China Dream Trip for next May 2011. Specutacular. You are going to want to come on this trip! I will have the China full itinerary out in a few weeks.
Finally, making this a Mega-newsletter, is my schedule for the rest of the fall thru next spring. This includes a photo of our NEW SUMMER RETREAT center, which I’ve named ‘Heavenly Lake” – only 20 minutes from Asheville, truly a hidden gem.
The chi on planet earth is REALLY COOKING these days, so NOW is always a great time to enhance your chi cultivation skills with a workshop or retreat. Don’t miss the high-energy fun!
Enjoy the photos!
» Photo Preview: China Dream Trip May 2011: 3 Pure Ones Mtn
» Winn Workshop Schedule Fall 2010 & Spring 2011. NEW RETREAT CENTER!!!!
» Tao Wow photos, & new Chocolate Cosmic Orbit practice
» Elephants: Matriarchal Beast of the Tao
» NYC Film Premiere: Origins of the Healing Tao: How It All Began
» Tickle a Tiger’s Testicles? Unique Inner Smile Training. WILD PHOTOS
» Contact Information
Photo Preview: China Dream Trip May 2011: 3 Pure Ones Mtn
The dates of the next China Dream Trip, exactly two weeks, are:
1. depart LAX Friday after midnite) May 13, 2011
2. return to LAX Friday 6 pm on May 27, 2011
After Thailand I went exploring a fabulous new sacred Taoist Mountain called Three Pure Ones Mountain (sanqingshan).
Here is a preview peek of this mountain. The full China Dream Trip itinerary will be out in a few weeks. It is a shorter trip than the Huashan cave trips (in even-numbered years), but we will also be visiting some very famous caves of Taoist immortals. We have a meditation retreat at the end, stayiing inside in a very ancient and powerful Taoist temple. It may prove to be one of the best trips ever!
3 Pure Ones Mountain has fantastic landscapes, the best individual rock sculptures I’ve seen anywhere in China. Here is the Snake Raises Its Head.
Innumerable vistas that take your breathe away greet the eye at every turn.
Hidden within the heart of this fantasia of natural landscapes is a major Taoist temple. A painting of the 8 Immortals covers an entire wall. The grandfather of Ge Hong, considered to be one of the earliest Taoist alchemists, is honored here as well.
Daoist Cowgirl Cherry Li expertly guides through the Wild East of China…..
Winn Workshop Schedule Fall 2010 & Spring 2011. NEW RETREAT CENTER!!!!
Fall 2010: (full links and course descriptions on: http://www.healingdao.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl?rm=mode2&articleid=84#autumn_2010
1. Oct. 16 – 17 MEDICAL & SPIRITUAL QIGONG FUNDAMENTALS 1 & 2 :Asheville, N.C.
FREE meditation class Friday Oct. 15, 7:30 pm, part of workshop but also open to the public.
Contact: email@example.com for full information,lodging details, etc. Last minute signups accepted.
2. Oct. 30 – Nov. 5 PLANET & SOUL ALCHEMY Retreat in Mexico.
Greatest Kan & Li, taught in English, with spanish translation. Foreigners welcome.
3. Nov. 13 –14 PRIMORDIAL QIGONG with Feldenkrais for Effortless Super Learning. Asheville, N.C. This is certification training as well.
4. Dec. 4 – 5 MEDICAL & SPIRITUAL QIGONG 3 & 4: Internal Chi Breathing and Bone Rooting. Asheville, N.C
1.March 11-14, Advanced Basics and Fusion in Amersfoort SPACE AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGNERS.
2. March 16-18, Review Lesser, Greater and Greatest KanLi in Amsterdam
3. March 20-24, Star Alchemy, in Mennorode SPACE AVAILABLE FOR FOREIGNERS.
Note this course is NOT being taught at Heavenly Lake in USA in 2011.
contact: Inge maasen firstname.lastname@example.org
4. April 2-3 FUSION 1. Cultvate True Feelings & Transform Negative Emotion
5. April 30 – May 1 FUSION 2 & 3:Open Macro-Cosmic Orbit & 8 Psychic Forces
6. May 13 – 27, 2011 CHINA DREAM TRIP
SUMMER RETREATS (5 WEEKS) – Heavenly Lake, Asheville, North Carolina
AT OUR NEW RETREAT CENTER!!!!!
June 17 – July 16. Five 6-day retreats, back to back. To be posted and emailed SOON.
email@example.com or call (until March 1: 888 999 0555).
Tao Wow photos, & new Chocolate Cosmic Orbit practice
Madame Wang Yan, who has been teaching at my summer Healing Tao University for 10 years,
Jiang Nan, transmitter of the Shamanic 7-Star Big Dipper Qigong form that I teach on China Dream Trips, also came to the Congress. He set up 7 giant six foot tall Chnese ceramic vases in a Big Dipper pattern in Mantak’s yard, which will be rotated once each season, to reflect the celestial shift. What fun!
Next generation of qigong artists: a 9 year old qigonger gets rewarded for his chi skillls.
A flock of sensuous Tao Goddess-Immortals begin to float off into the ethers during a divine dance performance.
A major new practice was introduced at this Tao Congress: the Chocolate-Cosmic Orbit.
1. Insert piece of organic dark chocolate into space between tongue and palate. This stimulates Golden Elixir saliva to flow.
2. Swallow the elixir (and the chocolate) and feel its yummy essence flow down ward through the dantian. It will congeal in the lower dantian as a special Chocolate Elixir. But it still needs refining. Caution: the elixir may create erotic feelings if mixed with sexual chi, and irresistibly attract anyone nearby to you.
3. Circulate this chocolate elixir up the spine to the crown. Open the bai hui (Meeting point of Yang) and allow the Milky Way to drop ithe Real Purple Nougat essence into your upper elixir pool, where it will mix with the chocolate elixir, and divinize it.
4. repeat this cycle. Don’t forget to add more dark chocolate each round, the whole thing will work better.
🙂 🙂 🙂 what a yummy practice! If your orbit practice has gotten a little slack recently, try this.
Minke de Vos, Canadian Senior Instructor, goes local. I have long admired the beauty of her nefertiti-like neck. But now I admire her for developing a wholly new practice: Iron Neck Qigong. She may reveal some of these secrets this summer at our NEW summer retreat center – Heavenly Lake, 20 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina. (more coming on that soon).
Elephants: Matriarchal Beast of the Tao
There is a famous Elephant Camp near Tao Garden. Elephants represent dynamic Earth Chi, and it was a thrill to engage with them intimately.
If you ever take an elephant ride, be sure to remove your shoes and socks. This allows you to communicate directly with the elephant’s spine, which already has high level telepathic power.
When you put these Asian mammoths in a bathtub (or nearby river), they instantly turn into playful little kids.
Elephant sre extremely well-mannered, offering a helping foot whenever possible.
The artistic side of elephants revealed by their paintbrush skills. They say only elephants with a “douible brain” can learn this. Is it genuinely creative? (The elephant only knows how to paint this one painting).
This elephant’s painting is a whole lot better than the stuff I’ve seen a lot of human’s slap on the canvas….
When an elephant s wraps it’s powerful trunk around your neck, it’s very scary….and kind of sexy.
NYC Film Premiere: Origins of the Healing Tao: How It All Began
Reminder: Don’t miss it if you are in the area!
November 20 at 6:30 pm
The DVD will be available shortly on the Healing Tao USA website – I urge every instructor to get one to show to their students.
Tickle a Tiger’s Testicles? Unique Inner Smile Training. WILD PHOTOS
This is the Year of the Golden (Metal) Tiger. So I decided to visit a “Tiger Farm”, that had dozens of tigers. The tigers in the photos below are definitely NOT stuffed animals! They are never drugged, and are not circus-trained.
I was interested to test my Taoist Smiling Qi (= chi) projection skills. In the basic Tao Inner Smile, you smile inside your own body to create a feeling of deep peace and unconditional acceptance. At more advanced levels, you radiate this same feeling to others or the general Qi field. I figured a Tiger would be a really good, objective test.
I offered one of the farm keepers an extra fee to allow me into a cage with one of his tigers. When I told him what I wanted to do – Tickle the Testicles of a Tiger while taming its mind with the Tao Inner Smile, he looked at me like I was crazy. But he took my money, made me sign a release form in case I got killed (I’m not making this up), and then told me to go inside any cage I wanted.
The following is a visual instruction manual that I’ve developed for others who want to Tickle a Tiger’s Testicles as part of their Inner Smile training. If you want to come to this training this weekend (oct. 15 -17) in Asheville, contact Jan in my office at 888 999 0555. It is only $144. for the whole weekend. It includes the Five Animals (including special Tiger Qigong), Six Healing Sounds, and the uniquely powerful Wudang Mountain version of the Microcosmic Orbit.
After this training, you will definitely be ready to handle ANY of the big energy changes that might pounce on you during this Year of the Tiger.
STEP 1: AVOID TIGERS WITH BAD TEMPER.
This Tiger was pacing nervously and occasionally angrily banging on the fence.
STEP 2: PICK A RESTING TIGER, AND APPROACH IT FROM THE REAR.
If you approach a Tiger from the front, he might think you want to play
STEP 3: SURPRISE THE TIGER BY BITING HIS TAIL.
The tiger’s tail is connected to his spine and brain. This is a maternal signal,
STEP 4: HOLD HIS TAIL AROUND YOUR NECK. GENTLY STROKE HIS RIGHT TESTICLE.
In qigong training, we learn that the right side of the body is the yin side.
STEP 5: BRING IN A FEMALE ASSISTANT TO STROKE HIS LEFT TESTICLE
The left testicle controls the yang/aggressive side of the tiger.
Note I have moved my hand up closer to its heart, to infuse the sexual energy with calming Love Qi.
STEP 6: RELAX AND SMILE TO THE TIGER’S WHOLE BEING
Remember that you are just another animal to the Tiger.
So be clear: are you sending Love Qi or Fear Qi? It all starts inside you.
ps. consider doubling your life insurance policy before attempting this training.
Smiling to the Wild Tiger inside each of us, and its Serene, Powerful Aspect,
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home,
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
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