I've been in the mountains of Qing Cheng in Sichuan province in China, taking in the deep deep wisdom of Taoism. The Qing Cheng Mountains are full of Taoist monasteries which take you back to the centuries old traditions. There is even one which sells kiwi wine, a 1200 year old tradition. This is the original home of Kiwifruit (Chinese Gooseberries), Sichuan is also one of the major research and breeding centres for the Panda in China. There is certainly a lot to explore in Sichuan. If you are partial to spicy food, then come to Sichuan to explore the spicy hot pot and chillie dishes.
It's been a wonderful opportunity to explore and learn Qi Gong methods while immersed in the pure clear mountain air.
So what is Qi?
"Qi Is the fundamental form of hunyuan qi (primordial essence: my interpretation). It is invisible and formless, filling the entire structure of the body and also forming a field around the body's cells. Qi is the enmbodiment of the human huyuan entirety (primordial essence:my interpretation)" (Dr Pang Ming 1994)
)t may be described as pure clear mist like substance and yet this is too heavy, it is finer than this and almost transparent. It embodies all information from the universe, to support life. You can think of it as the source of life.
What is Qi Gong
I learnt both to practice and teach the Zhineng Qigong method; A method which was developed by Dr Pang Ming was popular in the 1990's. During this month long retreat we learnt the lift Qi up pour Qi down form which is the first method of Zhineng Qigong
Qigong is a training that requires the participant to consciously use the mind to focus inward and to transform and improve all body functions.
Interested in having an experience of this practice?
Presented by www.nzia.org
There is a 2 hour session to be held on May 1st 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
NYIMA TASH-KAGYU BUDDHIST CENTRE
30b Pollen Street,
Cost: $10 for members $20 for non members
To attend please pay $10 or $20 into
KIWIBANK account number
Please leave your name and Qi Gong as a reference