Traditional Chinese Qigong Levels 1 & 2
with Acharya Samten Kobelt
New and experienced practioners are welcome. Retake fees are $90 and are payable at "registration" on Saturday morning.
Qigong is a Chinese art of health that has been practiced for over two thousand years. A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, nourishes the internal organs, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity.
Qigong not only maintains physical and mental well-being for healthy individuals but is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges.
Qigong is also used as a tool to build the foundation for sitting meditation. The program will introduce participants to several basic practices of qigong that include self-massage and kneading, calisthenics, stretching, standing postures, and meditation.
The techniques of Daoist qigong can be divided into three categories - outer, inner, and secret.
Outer qigong focuses on physical strengthening, inner qigong with nourishing the internal organs and gathering and conserving energy, and secret qigong with dissolving the duality of mind and body to merge with the primordial energy of the Dao.
For more information, please go HERE.
The program starts Saturday morning at 9:00a and ends Sunday afternoon at 5:00p.
Recommended reading: Nourishing the Essence of Life, by Eva Wong.
About Samten Kobelt
Samten Kobelt has been exploring the body-mind connection since learning to meditate in the mid 1980's.
Born in Switzerland, he has been a meditation teacher since 1991, teaching also Contemplative Dance and Lujong in many places in the US, Europe and NZ/AUS. He has been studying Qigong with Eva Wong since 2005 and teaching the practice since 2010. He is a student of Sakyong Miphpm Rinpoche.