Qigong and Meditation
with Dr. Eva Wong and Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
May 24 - 30
This program integrates the practices of qigong and sitting meditation with an emphasis on how these two practices support each other in nourishing a healthy body and cultivating a clear mind. The daily practice will consist of multiple sessions of sitting meditation and qigong practices. The program is run as a retreat.
Note: Interviews will be given to those who have completed all the program requirements for level 6 and who wish to be considered for acceptance into level 6.
The program begins the evening of May 24th at 7:30pm and concludes at 6:30pm May 29th. Participants may prefer to depart after breakfast on May 30th - if this is the case, please contact registration at 802.633.2384.
Qigong Levels I - V, No Qigong Intensives Required and no previous experience of any form of meditation required.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $1035
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $885
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals but not accommodations.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.
Online registration is not currently open.
For information on registration, pricing, childcare, transportation and other issues, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
About Dr. Eva Wong
Eva Wong is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism (Pre-celestial Limitless Gate School of Taoism) and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of Yiquan martial arts and Zhangzhuan (standing qigong). She is the author and translator of 12 books on the Taoist arts of health, meditation & qigong, including Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism. Eva Wong is also the lineage carrier of Zhen's Xuankong Flying Stars Feng Shui and Sanyuan (Three Periods) Feng Shui. She is the author of Feng-Shui: The Ancient Wisdom of Harmonious Living for Modern Times and A Master Course in Feng-Shui, which have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, and Polish.
About Ashe Acharya John Rockwell
John Rockwell has been a student of Buddhism and the Shambhala teachings for 30 years. He was professor of Buddhist Studies at the Naropa Institute for 12 years, co-director of Karmê Chöling Meditation Center for 4 years, and Director of Shambhala International for 5 years. He is a member of the Nalanda Translation Committee, which translates Buddhist texts and liturgies into English. In 1996, he was appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to be an acharya (senior teacher) for the Shambhala community, and in 2001, he became the Ashe Acharya, in charge of the International Office of Practice and Education. After living at Karmê Chöling as the Resident Acharya, he now lives in Halifax.