The Lifelong Training Program creates communities of practitioners and teachers dedicated to the study of Classical Chinese Wisdom Traditions.
We explore how to apply these teachings to our daily practice and develop an understanding of the relationships between the classics, self-cultivation practices, the way we live our daily lives, and the creation of harmonious communities.
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Lifelong Training Program
With annual opportunities to meet with a growing Daoist arts family, this program is an invitation to promote balance, peace and harmony in your life. The purpose of this program is to create communities of practitioners and high level Daoist arts teachers dedicated to the study of classical Chinese wisdom traditions. Together, we support each other on this path to deeper knowing and enlightenment.
Traditional teachings in Qigong/Neigong and other internal arts, Chinese astrology, calligraphy, the Dao of tea, GuQin, Taiji, XinYi internal martial arts, traditional Qi Healing (aka Medical Qigong), Fengshui and Yijing science will be offered over the long term. Traditional style teaching in China encompasses two key components. First, a student genuinely aspires toward a dedicated lifelong practice. Second, a dedicated master commits to transmit knowledge and techniques from the lineage(s) directly to the student over time.
The depth of knowledge gained through the trainings is directly connected to the participant's daily practice. As students become grounded in their own self cultivation, opportunities arise for their understanding to grow into embodiment of these ancient teachings, and to become high caliber teachers of the Daoist arts.
For a description of the Lifelong Training Program curriculum, please click here.
Daily Retreat Schedule:
6:30 am - 8:30 am - Morning practice
8:30 am - 10:00 am - Breakfast
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Lecture and practice
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Lunch break
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Lecture and practice
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Practice
9:30 pm - 6:30 am - Sleeping Qigong