Week 2: June 23 – 28, 2017 (Fri-Wed)
Week 3: June 30 – July 5, 2017 (Fri-Wed)
Week 4: July 7- 12, 2017 (Fri-Wed)
Week 5: July 14- 19, 2017 (Fri-Wed)
Suggestions for a Spring Equinox Ceremony
Equinox ceremony doing Primordial Tai Chi at sunrise atop Silbury Hill in England, thought to be an ancient pyramid now buried in dirt.
Things to consider when creating an Equinox Ceremony
1. CREATE A SACRED SPACE. Keep it simple. Find or create a sacred space where no one
If you can face the rising sun, fabulous. Sunrise is a perfect mini-equinox moment that matches spring. Especially good with morning sun rising in the east, but sun any time adds powerful Qi to your ceremony.
2. FOCUS INTENT and CLEAR LANGUAGE. Get a clear intent as to the ONE thing that is most
I focus the ceremony on calling in the Green Dragon to amplify and broadcast the intent of each participant in the ritual. Do this facing east with spontaneous qigong movements.
3. WHAT TO ASK FOR. Don’t feel guilty about asking to GROW material things if they truly
Or grow a specific spiritual quality in your inner body-mind space, such
4. RITUALLY COMMUNICATE WITH SACRED DIRECTIONS. After you have established the clear intention, face EAST (direction of Spring, sun bringing new life). Do your movement ritual, which may involve facing and gathering energy from all the directions. If you don’t have a qigong or a short piece of a tai chi form, do spontaneous movement. After you finish, face east again.
4. RELEASE INTENTION TO COSMOS. Infuse a booster shot of yuan QI
Your specific desire polarizes the Qi field. You then release your personal request to the larger cosmic Qi field. This field acts like a cosmic lubricant to broadcast your need. The field of Yuan Qi at Equinox will spontaneously attempt to balance your polarized desire. Nature now knows EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED. Because of the focus given by your ceremony, it now has an easy path with little resistance to deliver what you truly need.
5. BE PREPARED TO ACCEPT CHANGE. A lot of people forget about this part of
I wish you a powerful ceremony and the power to digest what you invoke!
Omega Super Qi Summit May 26 -29 (Fri-Mon)
Healing Ourselves, Healing Others
Conceived and curated by Michael J. Gelb, the Super Qi Summit is designed to allow participants to benefit from the synergy between each of the presenters who together bring more 300 years of experience to the Summit.
The last Super Qi Summit two years ago was a great success. This is for folks who want a smorgasbord of stimulating Qi. If you want focused depth or seek to cultivate a particular skill, take a summer retreat near Asheville in June or July. This May summit is for tasting a little bit from a lot of different teachers, who are each great in this own Way.
Ken Cohen, MA, is a renowned grandmaster of qigong and tai chi with nearly 50 years of experience. A former collaborator with Alan Watts, Cohen is author of The Way of Qigong, numerous works in both English and Chinese, and more than 200 journal articles on spirituality and health. kennethcohen.com
Michael J. Gelb is author of 14 books, including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. A pioneer in the fields of mind-body integration, creative thinking, and conscious leadership, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant on creativity and innovation for organizations globally, including DuPont, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, and Nike. michaelgelb.com
Minke de Vos is a Tao Tantric artist and founder of Feminine Treasures cultivation, Silent Ground retreats, and Tao Tantric Arts teacher trainings. As a Senior Universal Healing Tao instructor and Medical Qigong Master Therapist, she has been practicing and teaching qigong full time for more than 30 years. silentground.com
Michael Winn has been a key figure and pioneer in promoting qigong and Taoist meditation in the West since 1980. He was a two-term president of the National Qigong (Chi Kung) Association, USA, and chairman of the Healing Tao Instructor’s Association of the Americas for nine years. He has taught nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia, and South America. healingtaousa.com
Lorie Eve Dechar, MAc, is an acupuncturist, artist, alchemist, and author of Five Spirits. She teaches a multidimensional approach to healing with her patients, as well as with students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan, the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, and at conferences and workshops in the States, and abroad. anewpossibility.com
Mingtong Gu, founder of the Chi Center, is a qigong master who offers the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times. Trained at the largest qigong hospital in China, where he helped people with major physical and emotional challenges, Master Gu leads retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. chicenter.com
Robert Tangora teaches Wu style Tai Chi Ch’uan, Spinal Chi Kung, Push Hands, Taoist meditation, and tai chi sword publicly and privately to experienced practitioners. He teaches Yang style Tai Chi Ch’uan privately to practitioners with substantial experience only. He also is certified as a senior level instructor in the Wu Style Short Form.
Paris Daoism Conference May 17-20
Creativity and Diversity
Nanterre, France, May 17-20, 2017
I will be teaching in Romania during this conference, but if you are nearby it should be worth your time. I have presented at many similar conferences. The focus is more academic than experiential, but qigong trainings will be available. It’s a chance to talk with top Taoist scholars in person.
Continuing the tradition of international conferences on Daoist Studies, this year’s meeting is hosted by the University of Paris at Nanterre. It’s very low cost.
Its theme is “Creativity and Diversity.” The focus is on the artistic and specific local expressions of Daoist worldview and practice, both in history and today. Panels and presentations—in English, Chinese, or French—focus particularly on anthropological studies and interactions between Daoism and art, music, ritual, theater, literature, martial arts, medicine, and various skills.
For details and registrations, please visit www.daoiststudies.org and/or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Constantly Makes Love With Itself (photo)
Carrots go at it with full passion in the spring.
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home,
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
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