Streams of Energy: Qigong and Zen, 7/21 – 24. Waitlist only.

Practice Center
Date / Time
Jul 21, 2022 / 4:00pm - Jul 24, 2022 / 12:00pm
Event Type
Workshops and Retreats
Description

“Zen is everywhere, but for you Zen is right here” Suzuki Roshi

Qigong is often translated as “cultivating life force”. Practicing this form, Wai Dan Gong, gives us a direct experience of energy, chi. As such, we start to recognize ourselves as energetic beings, unique yet unified with all. Qigong can be an excellent support for Zen on and off the cushion, by increasing flexibility and strength in body and mind, by relaxing and deepening the breath, and by lengthening the spine and opening the chest.

This Streams of Energy workshop will include:

  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • The Wai Dan Gong form, 25 distinct movements that can be practiced in sequence or on their own
  • A 10-minute self massage routine emphasizing meridians and acupuncture points
  • Three standing Qigong meditations
  • Gentle meridian stretches

This workshop is open to all, and can be adapted to those with physical limitations.

Fee Information

Retreat fee: $288 ($245 Member)

Please note that the retreat fee does not include accommodations. Retreats begin late afternoon on the indicated start date and end in the morning on the indicated end date. Visit the Rooms & Rates section and determine your preferred accommodations before making your reservations request online.

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