Daoist Meditation
 

Daoist Self-Cultivation

Principles

17-18-19 January 2020

Berkshire, UK


Movement, silence, regeneration :

From theory to practice, a retreat to cultivate internal energy, stillness of the heart and luminosity of the spirit,

according to the fundamental principles of daoist self-cultivation.


The theoretical aspect will explore the fundamental principles of daoist self-cultivation, so as to develop an integral and efficient practice : mutli-dimensional cosmovision from the Dao to the Ten thousand beings; unity of Heaven, Earth and Human; energetic physiology of human beings; internal cultivation of energy, heart and spirit. This exploration will allow us to understand the concrete framework of human embodiment and the working of its energetic vehicle according to daoist principles, so as to find clarity in the direction of our path of practice, whether spiritual, martial or for healing.

Practice will engage all aspects of the person, in a progressive and harmonising manner, integrated in each moment through mindfulness.

The physical practice will be composed of movements combined with specific breathing methods, visualisations, and internal circulation of energy. The practice of Yang Sheng Gong of the Wudang Pure Yang lineage 武当纯阳养生功 detoxifies the organs, opens the meridians to promote the circulation of Qi and blood, and restores mobility and vitality. The practice of Qi Gong of Wudang Heavenly Horse 武当天马峰气功 purifies and strenghtens the energetic field, to heal and to nourish our spiritual practice.

Spiritual practice will be established through meditation, so as to regenerate energy, cultivate stillness of the heart and luminosity of the spirit.

FRIDAY

5pm. Arrivals

6.30pm. Dinner

7.30pm. Introductions. Introduction to mindfulness and meditation

9pm. Meditation


SATURDAY

7.30am. Qi Gong

8.30am. Breakfast

9.30am. Theory : the Daoist multi-dimensional cosmovision - from the Dao to the Ten thousand beings; the unity of Heaven, Earth and Human

11am. Yang Sheng Gong

12.30pm. Lunch and rest

3pm. Theory : the Fundamental daoist principles of human energetic physiology; and internal cultivation of energy

5pm. Yang Sheng Gong and Qi Gong


6.30pm. Dinner

8.30pm. Meditation


SUNDAY

7.30am. Qi Gong

8.30am. Breakfast

9.30am. Theory : Cultivation of heart and spirit

11am. Yang Sheng Gong and Qi Gong

1pm. Lunch

3pm. Questions and Answers

4.30pm. Departures


FEES :

  • £ 155

We will be generously hosted in a large family house, we invite all guests to express an attitude of sincere respect so that we may all unify as a collective.

Accomodation may be provided on request with an additional fee - please contact us.

Delicious vegan food will be provided by the wholefood restaurant www.elianesmiles.com.