Traditional Chinese Qigong: Level 4

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

April 26 - 28, 2019

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).

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 April 26, 2019, to check-in and register. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins at 7:30pm. The program will end at 6pm on April 28, 2019.

Prerequisites:

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels 1 - 3. Students attending Level 4 are expected to continue onto at least Level 5 in order to complete the entire Red Phoenix Calisthenics System, the Immortals' Guide to Self Massage and Breath Regulation, and the Five Internal Animals Training.


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: $430
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $350
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 is an Acharya, a senior teacher and representative of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  She has been a student, leader, and teacher in the Shambhala lineage since 1974. A former co-director of Karmê Chöling, Suzann is currently Resident Acharya for the center and a core faculty member of Karmê Chöling’s Mukpo Institute. She is also Rupa Acharya. In this position, she is responsible for maintaining and fostering the sacred ceremonial and liturgical forms of Shambhala.

Acharya Duquette teaches widely. She respects the power of embodiment in bringing conceptual learning to manifestation, and emphasizes body awareness and disciplines in all her teaching. The Acharya is a Qigong instructor in the lineage of Eva Wong, a Lujong or Warrior Exercises instructor in the lineage of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rinpoche, and a Mudra Space Awareness teacher in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they own a bed and breakfast, Blue Skies Guesthouse.

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