October 6, 2013 at 3:30 am #41277
Hi, I just joined today and would like to share a video I made of the effects that qi has on my body when I am channeling it. I have been studying and learned a lot of what I know from the Grandmaster. I believe that this is legitimate evidence of refined Qi.October 6, 2013 at 7:10 am #41278
I would like to become affiliated with the Healing Tao USA, I have been cultivating the immortal fetus for some time now and I think I am ready to meet some of you. I live in Iowa USA and I am currently a student working on a B.S. in Computer Science.
I also have a general A/A degree and an A/S degree focused in Biology.
I would like to learn to use my energy to heal, or help others to be able to heal themselves.
Out of all of the paths I have traveled, from Kundalini Yoga, to the various schools of Buddhism, I feel that the Way of the Tao is most suitable for me. Mantak Chia is an inspiration to me, and I admire that he gives so much away for free and works towards sustainability. I also admire that he doesn’t seem to judge people based solely on their race, religion, creed, sexual orientation or any other way that people discriminate against one another.
I would like to join with you guys if you would have me, and learn from the students and teachers alike. I want to work towards making these practices less mystical and more objective, so that even the most skeptical minds cannot deny the truths that are being taught through this system.
I sort of feel like telling about myself is akin to bragging, and I think I have done enough of that in this thread so far, so if anyone has any questions or comments please post them.October 6, 2013 at 7:12 am #41280
I haven’t had legitimate and personal instruction before, but I think I am ready for it, if someone can point me in the right direction.October 6, 2013 at 7:13 am #41282
My long term goal is to meet Mantak Chia in person and my short terms goals are to prepare for that meeting so I don’t make a fool of myself, as I may already have.October 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm #41284
Well Teknix, you have come to the right place. To really get involved with HT USA, you will probably want to go to some workshops and/or retreats or find a local HT instructor if available. I myself have not been to any of the workshops or retreats, but there are several weeks in the summer where they put on week long classes from the basics up to the higher level formulas. Michael Winn heads these up in Asheville with a great cast of senior HT instructors. Michael also does weekend workshops in the fall and spring. I would check out his schedule in the link below. There is also a link to retreat info (with this year’s retreat schedule).
Steven is the main forum admin on this site who provides a lot of info and advice to those who inquire; I’m sure he will also have plenty of input when he gets a chance to respond. There are also several others who regularly contribute to this forum, and I believe there are probably a lot of lurkers who just read what is posted.
My training only comes from Chia’s books and Michael’s homestudy courses. I would recommend checking out the Qigong Fundamentals courses. Michael really expands on Chia’s work and breaks down the language/cultural barrier between east/west. He also teaches many qigong forms that aren’t taught by Chia or part of the HT curriculum.
Good luck on your Path!
-JeffOctober 10, 2013 at 9:54 am #41286
I started with Michael Winn’s home study courses and then was able to start attending the summer retreats in 2011. Start with the fundamentals & go thru the courses in order as Michael recommends. Also, read all of Michael’s articles you can find, there is a great deal of data that puts everything into context. You will never regret doing this. Each course builds on the one before, I was really glad I had followed Michael’s advice. When I broke open Lesser Kan & Li it all made sense & then I could get a sense of what I would learn in the next course.
Your practice so far sounds very similar to Michael Winn’s early spiritual experiences. Have you read any of his material?
Michael translates Chia for me, I think there is a language barrier with Chia’s work so it’s really beneficial for me to learn from someone who can bridge the gap for me. I love One Cloud’s magic formulas! I smile all the time, a genuine smile. I know why all those statues of the immortals show them laughing with life. This stuff is awesome!October 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm #41288
Welcome to the world of the Healing Tao.
Frechtling and Qtface already gave you some great advice.
In particular, I would encourage you to consider signing up for some retreats–either any weekend workshops that Michael offers in Asheville, NC, or to take one or more of the summer retreats in North Carolina next summer in 2014. Outside of participating on the forum here, this is really the way to get involved and to meet people. I myself started by getting Michael’s DVD/CD homestudy packages in Fall of 2006, and then decided to take the plunge into the summer retreat program in 2007 and have never looked back.
If you have not yet gotten Michael’s DVD/CD homestudy courses, I highly recommend them. Even things that you think you’ve already learned, you will be able to take to a much deeper level through study curriculum that is offered here.
As to being able to convince others of the existence of qi, there are definitely people in the world that spend time doing “scientific studies” of qi, qigong, tai chi, meditation, etc. I recommend you start looking at Qigong Institute’s website: Qigong Institute. There you will find many articles of current research as well as giving you an idea of how to get into such an area. PERSONALLY, I feel the best way to convince others is to simply show them. Introduce them to some simple qigong exercise, such as Ocean Breathing (see Michael’s Qigong Fundamentals 1 course). Direct experience is always the best teacher. If you feel it in your own body, and can experience it directly, you need no external “verification”. But this is just my opinion.
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