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Entering the Magical World of Taoism

with Dr. Eva Wong

July 17 - 19

This program has been cancelled. It will be reschedule at a time TBD. Dr. Wong's September programs at Karme Choling are still on the calendar.


The world is filled with power. Spirits, deities, natural elements, plants, animals, and
humanity itself all have power in them. Magical Taoism is a way of Power, and using
this power requires an understanding and a relationship to it in a virtuous way. The
genuine practitioners of Taoist magic always use power for good, never for personal
gain.

Taoist magicians are artists of power, individuals who have penetrated the mysteries of
the Tao and have entered into an intimate understanding and union with both the
natural and supernatural forces. Of all the systems of Taoism, Magical Taoism is
probably the oldest, dating back to several thousand years. Its beliefs and practices
have not changed much since the magicians and sorcerers of ancient China used them
to ward off disasters, protect life, guide deceased souls through the underworld to a
new life, and draw power from plants and animals to heal, protect, and battle
malevolent spirits.

Talismans, amulets, and incantations are the tools of Taoist magic-users. A person can
be blessed and protected by wearing certain kinds of amulets or by painting a talisman
on his or her body. Talismans can also be placed in strategic locations to create a ring
of protection around an individual, a household, and an office. Talismans can also be
burned, its ashes dropped into water, and the water sprinkled in places where
malevolent forces are lurking.

While personal power of the magic-user is required to summon and control power,
there are certain magical practices that can be performed safely by ordinary individuals.
In this encounter with the magical world of Taoism, you will learn how to draw personal
protective talismans on the body, identify threats from spirit realms, and make simple
incantations to ask the deities and spirits for help.

Join Eva Wong, a practitioner of the Shanqing and Kunlun systems of Magical Taoism,
in discovering and exploring a form of Taoism that few in the western world have
experienced.

No requirements, just bring a sense of curiosity and adventure

Arrival & Departure

Please plan on arriving between 3-6pm on Sunday, July 17, 2022, to register and check-in. Dinner is offered at 6:30pm. The program begins that evening at 7:30pm. The program ends by 6pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

If you would like to extend your stay at KCL in order to depart Wednesday morning, contact KCL Guest Services info@karmecholing.org.

COVID Protocols

You must be fully vaccinated to attend this program.

Please note that you must be fully vaccinated to stay overnight at Karme Choling. Be sure to check our current COVID protocols regarding on-land participation before arrival, as there may be a pre-testing requirement. Individual programs may have additional COVID requirements.


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: $440
This is the actual price of the program.

DISCOUNT PRICE: $335
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

Please Note:
Price does not include accommodations.

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 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Online registration is not currently open.


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About Dr. Eva Wong

Dr. Eva Wong is the author and translator of many books on the Daoist arts of health, meditation, and qigong. She is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Daoism and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan martial arts and Zhangshuan (standing qigong). She is a practitioner of the Pre-Celestial Way and the Complete Reality Lineages.

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