CXL: Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 2
with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette
November 8 - 10, 2013
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. Ashe Acharya Joh Rockwell has received the transmissions from Dr. Eva Wong.
In Level 1, students will be in instructed in various techniques of outer and inner qigong. Outer qigong is concerned with strengthening the muscular-skeletal system: joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and spinal column. It includes techniques of tendon changing, marrow washing, self-massage, and calisthenics. Inner qigong is concerned with nourishing the internal organs and cultivating qi, or internal energy. Students will learn Chen Xiyi's sleeping and walking qigong and Wang Xiangzhai's standing qigong.
In Level 2, the focus will be on tendon changing and self-massage. The Twelve Devas Tendon-Changing System and the Nine Self-Massage System will be taught in their entirety.
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.
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Full Program Fee: $360
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Price includes meals but not accommodations.
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About Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette
Suzann Duquette has been a student in Shambhala for 40 years, holding leadership positions in protection, governance, and practice and education. She is a member of the Denma Translation Group, whose work resulted in publishing The Art of War by Sun Tzu. She holds the rank of Dapön in the Dorje Kasung, and has served in many campaigns and command posts. Suzann is also a Daoist-Qigong instructor, Resident Acharya of Karmê Chöling, and Rupa Acharya, responsible for fostering Shambhala culture through sacred ritual and liturgical forms.