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Traditional Chinese QiGong Levels 4-5 | Karmê Chöling

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Traditional Chinese QiGong Levels 4-5

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 12 - 16

Students will be introduced to traditional Outer and Inner Qigong from two systems: the Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School. This is through the lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong. Xiantianwujimen was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, who is recognized as "the father of qigong." Eva Wong is the 19th-generation carrier (quanren) of this lineage. The Yiquan School was founded by Wang Xiangzhai in the early 20th century. Yiquan is best known for its standing qigong postures called Zhangzhuan. One of Master Wang's students was the Luhe Bafa master Sun Di. Acharya Duquette has received the transmissions from Dr. Eva Wong.

In Level 4 students will learn: The Tiger and Dragon postures from the Wudang Shan lineage of Five Internal Animals Training (tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, and crane forms). The Tiger form builds bone strength, and the Dragon form trains the union of spirit and body. In addition, by immersing themselves in the spirit of these animals, participants will eventually come to embody the patience of the crouching tiger stalking its prey and the playfulness of the dragon frolicking in the sky. Part 2 of the Immortals' Guide to Self-massage and Breath regulation. This system combines self-massage and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy. Part 2 of Chen Xiyi's Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation. The last two postures of Zhangzhuan (Standing Qigong).

In Level 5 students will learn: The Leopard, Snake, and Crane postures of the Five Internal Animals Training from the Wudang Shan lineage. The leopard form trains tendon flexibility and strength; the snake form trains flexibility in the spinal column to facilitate the circulation of qi; and the crane form enhances the ability of the body to conserve and store generative energy (jing). In addition, by immersing themselves in the spirit of these animals, participants will eventually embody the explosive power of a leaping leopard, the elusive movement of the snake, and the balanced stillness of a crane in repose. Part 3 of the Immortals' Guide to Self-massage and Breath regulation. This system combines self-massage and breath control to facilitate the conservation and circulation of internal energy. Part 3 of Chen Xiyi's Red Phoenix Calisthenics System. This system combines tendon-changing, calisthenics, self-massage, and breath regulation.

The cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind. Therefore, Shambhala shamatha meditation will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, to check-in and register. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. The program will end at 6pm on Sunday, Aug. 16th..

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of QiGong 1-3.


Pricing

Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

FULL PRICE: $860
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $690
We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x-101 or x-103). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals but not accommodations.


Teachers

About Acharya Suzann Duquette

Suzann Duquette began her lifetime exploration of Mudra in 1974 as part of the Berkeley Mudra Space Awareness Group with Dr. Craig Warren Smith, her main Mudra teacher. The Acharya sees the power of physical awareness and embodiment as essential to awakening, and Mudra as a profound method for tasting direct experience and embodiment, and putting the dharma into effective action in all aspects of our lives. Among many Mudra gatherings, Suzann has co-taught two landmark Mudra retreats - the 2004 Dathün with Mudra with Craig Smith and the 2019 Mudra Summit, both held at Karmê Chöling. Suzann is one of 40 acharyas (senior teachers) in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Former co-director of Karmê Chöling, she is currently the center’s Resident Acharya. Suzann also teaches Shambhala retreats and Daoist-Qigong in the lineage of Dr. Eva Wong. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they own and run Blue Skies, a B&B.

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