a. Oct. 9: 7-9 pm; Free Inner Smile Transmission & Practice
b. Oct. 10-11: Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 1 & 2
Spinning pearl Orbit, 6 Healing Sounds, Inner Smile
c.. Nov. 14-15: Primordial Tai Chi: Way of Enlightened Love
Certification Option; Feldenkrais Super-Learning
d. Dec. 5- 6: Medical & Spiritual Qigong Fundamentals 3 & 4
Internal Qi Breathing, Bone Rooting to Prevent & Heal Chronic Illness
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Dear Lovers of Cosmic Harmony and Balance,
I hope you enjoyed a summer filled with radiance, love, and growth. I enjoyed teaching five weeks of week-long retreats in the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville. I was deeply pleased to see the amazing changes so many people went through gracefully in a short period of time.
Then I visited my wife’s ancestral land in Alaska. I love Alaska’s primordial energy – you can really tune into the very pure Qi flowing into the North Pole (crown) of Mother Earth.
Now I’m one day into a new journey around the Sun (Saturday was my birthday). This year will complete my journey through the I Ching’s 64 hexagrams, one per year. Hopefully I’ll be able to hold some of the wisdom of the ancient Book of Unchanging Changes. I got a very favorable I Ching reading with exciting Lighting and Thunder to quicken the pace of my evolution, changing to Deep Contemplation.
I apply numerology to my biological age. Last year, 63, was a 9 (6 + 3). 9 is the number of maximum creativity and expansion. This year, 64, I’m back to being a one-year old (6 + 4 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1). So I am exactly in sync with the age of my son Emerald. We’re growing up together! He’s teaching me how to laugh and play non-stop, I’m (trying) to teach him how to play wisely.
• Crystal Bowl concert by Kate Beloved. Her 7 crystal bowls are sublime and transport you into an ethereal realm. This concert will prepare the way for the ceremony and meditation that follows.
• FALL EQUINOX WHITE DRAGON (SPIRIT OF WEST) CEREMONY This is the time of Letting Go of what is resistant and no longer needed. Join us for a powerful White Dragon Ceremony followed by a deep meditation on the cosmic harmonic balance that manifests during Equinox. Come prepared with a clearly articulated intent as to What You Will Let Go OF in Your Life. It could be your resistance to health, abundance, new relationship, spiritual advancement, etc.
7 pm: arrive BEFORE concert starts. Need an RSVP to gain entry, space is limited. You can RSVP by hitting Reply, put Dragon in the subject line, and send.
7:15 pm – 8 pm: Crystal Bowl Concert
8 – 8:30 pm: White Dragon Empowerment Ceremony, led by Michael Winn.
8:30 – 9:30 pm silent meditation.
Light Refreshments (optional to bring something).
FREE. Must stay for entire event (no concert-only party folks). For RSVP and driving directions please reply to this newsletter OR email: winn(AT)healingtaousa.com
China Dream Trip August 2016: Dates Confirmed
Dear Dreaming-of-China Spiritual Adventurer,
This is the last chance to add yourself to the “early notice” signups for the next China Dream Trip. Just hit reply, put “China” in the subject line, and send. The early signups have first choice in reserving space.
The dates of the 2016 China Dream Trip are FIRM – you can plan around it. I cannot yet give final trip cost, as I’m waiting for a few more key costs (including Air China group ticket).
We are going to two of China’s most powerful sacred mountains, so this trip is attracting a lot of high level Taoist cultivators. But there is no pre-requisite for coming, other than a heart open to spiritual adventure and the willingness to regularly practice Primordial Tai Chi (DVD sent in advance for free) and Star Stepping Big Dipper Qigong (taught in China).
It’s a life-changing experience for everyone.
As in the past, you may either travel with the main group from Los Angeles, OR you can meet the group in Beijing (usually folks who have airline miles, live in a different country, want to arrive early or stay later in China, etc.).
For those who live in the USA, the cheapest option will be the group air fare that I arrange. It requires you travel both ways with the group: leave LAX late evening of August 12, return LAX 6 pm on August 30, 2016.
Here’s an outline of key trip dates:
Day 1: Aug 12. Depart LAX Friday late evening/Sat. 1:40 am)
Day 2: Aug. 13 Sat. Enroute – lose a day crossing Intl. Dateline.
Day 3: Aug. 14, Sunday. Arrive Beijing 5:30 am. Meet those starting in Beijing at Tiantan Hotel. Full day schedule, including qigong at Temple of Heaven, visit to Forbidden City.
Day 4 -5: Aug. 15-16. Beijing area. Primordial Tai Chi on Great Wall, Qigong Training in park, martial arts theatre show.
photo: Mt. Hua has Five Peaks, one for each of Five Elements. We stay a night atop West Peak (high peak on right).
Day 6-13: Aug. 17-24. In Xian ancient capital, and Huashan (Flower Mountain), including cave or monastery option. This is China’s richest historical area, includes my favorite Taoist 8 Immortals Taoist Temple, vast Moslem night market, jade & amazing crafts shops, flea market with 2000 year old relics, Tang Dynasty dancing, Terra Cotta Warriors, the amazing Qi and beauty of climbing on Mt. Hua — the Taoist sacred mountain of the West.
Plus a first time visit (for a Dream Trip) to the actual Hangu Pass where Lao tzu transmitted the Tao Te Ching (Classic of the Natural Way of Integrity).
Meditating on Mt. Changbai’s north slope precipice. This cauldron is cooking at an intensely high vibrational level. This is China’s most active volcano, and could erupt at any time….hopefully after August 2016. 🙂
Days 14 – 18: Aug. 25 – 29. Mt. Changbai, “Eternally White Mountain” area. This spiritually powerful volcanic lake is the root of Healing Tao lineage, where its founders – Taoist adepts One Cloud and White Cloud – achieved themselves. It’s the most pristine natural preserve in all of China, and the sacred “power mountain” of the last 400 years of Chinese Emperors.
We’ll ascend from both the North and West slopes to maximize our exposure. Plus training with local Taoist Ju Xi, and visits to beautiful volcanic sculpture and waterfall parks, optional trips to see Siberian tigers & a high quality local museum.
Day 19: Aug. 30 (Tuesday). Fly on Air China to Los Angeles. Currently scheduled to arrive same day in LAX at 6 pm. (We might arriver earlier, depending on an as yet undetermined flight from Mt. Changbai to Beijing).
I may not have the final price for another month, but I expect it to be in the same reasonable price range of previous Dream Trips. The flight to remote Mt. Changbai (borders Siberia and North Korea) will to the cost. For pricing on 2014 China Dream Trip, see:
Blessings on Your Creative and Loving Way, Michael Winn
ps. The best preparation for this trip is to learn the Kan & Li (Water & Fire) level of meditation taught by homestudy or on retreat in North Carolina in early July 2015. That practice is exactly attuned to the alchemical frequency of the fire-water Qi of volcanic Heavenly Lake atop Mt. Changbai.
Tai Chi of Sun-Moon, Day-Night, Yin-Yang
Fall Equinox is a moment of exquisite balance between night & day, sun & moon. It opens the portal that is filled with Yuan Qi, Original Breath, the ultimate medium of cosmic healing and enlightenment hidden within all yin-yang patterns of manifestation.
Loving Your Inner White Dragon,
“Who takes Heaven as his ancestor, Virtue as his home, the Tao as his door, and who becomes change — is a Sage.” — Chuang Tzu, Inner Chapters
“The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away. Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.” — Taoist Sage, 200 B.C
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