17-18-19 January 2020
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.
7.30pm. Introductions. Introduction to mindfulness and meditation
7.30am. Qi Gong
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
7.30am. Qi Gong
9.30am. Theory : Cultivation of heart and spirit
11am. Yang Sheng Gong and Qi Gong
3pm. Questions and Answers
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.