Friday March 1 6-8pm
Saturday March 2 10-3pm
Hybrid | $35 Friday night only, Full workshop (including Friday) $100
This intention of this Friday evening and Saturday workshop is to calm the body and mind through a blend of different styles of meditative practice: the Chinese system of physical exercises,Qigong; and the Tibetan meditation practice of mind training, Lojong.Qigong is the restorative side of Shaolin Kung Fu martial arts that moves the life force, qi, through controlled breath and movement sequences that exercise our internal organs. Qigong practice is centuries old and based on physicalizing the deep concentration derived from Chan meditation. It is known for making our bodies healthier and enhancing longevity. Lojong is a Tibetan term meaning mind training. The practice is to cultivate an altruistic mind for all living beings. When the Indian master, Atisha, brought Buddhism to Tibet in the eleventh century, the Tibetans developed the practice of equalizing and exchanging self and others. By using verses from Shantideva’s Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, we will explore how we can become more tolerant and peaceful in our lives.
Friday: Evening Introduction on Qigong and Lojong with demonstration of Baduanjin and
Saturday: Practice in basic Qigong principles and introduction to Baduanjin. and
Lojong (Shantideva or Atisha), investigating how breath is the basis of wholistic living
(from the Shaolin Temple in China, the birthplace of Chan Buddhism).
Please wear comfortable clothing and fill out Health Waiver form