The Year of the Water Snake
We have just returned from the truly amazing Cloudy Dragon retreat with Zhixing. It was so strengthening and full of teachings on how to collect and circulate the Qi and move with great energy. We were led into states of exhilaration and graceful yet powerful movements using simple codes. Needless to say we were inspired and poetry and discourse resulted as an expression of the unique experience of this training.
In the middle of it all we had that storm which buffeted these shores, but mercifully we were in the valley and safe from the blast of those fierce gales.
Below is a Calligraphy of the Dragon which was hanging in the retreat hall. We trust that when you tune into it you will manage to receive some connection to this experience, of its nature a mystery of course ..
Yun Long / Cloudy Dragon
"Dragon moves with great force. Clouds are manifested as a result. A dragon can never be seen fully. If we see the head the tail will be hidden. If we see the tail, the head will be hidden. The idea of the cloudy dragon is powerful, poetic and mysterious. Though the calligraphy's depicting the dragon and the cloud have been presented in previous issues, this particular calligraphy here creates a different artistic expression".
As always we remind ourselves that the best way to benefit from the Qi Calligraphy is to imagine that it is looking at us and to respond to it naturally as we feel inspired. .
Important Dates for your Diary
London Updated Hua Gong Forms
Norway Updated Hua Gong
Seale Hayne Newton Abbot
The London Hua Gong Weekends 2013
.The London monthly Hua Gong weekend course is the most regular and systematic Hua Gong class available.
Over more than twenty years, it has created a place to connect and tune to the cosmic Qi -- prenatal life energy and information from which we receive life nourishment and spiritual inspiration.
Most of the discoveries through the way of Hua Gong on the human body and energy, on health and illness, on rejuvenation and longevity, and on spirituality have been shared in these weekends.
It provides the most detailed Hua Gong teachings on the fundamental level and represents the most updated Hua Gong transmission in terms of the ‘Qi field’ (the overall sensation or experience of the energy effects in the group), techniques and information.
In this class, the focus is simple yet profound: Internally we cultivate the Dan – the highly concentrated Qi energy that can be experienced as a bright pearl rotating in the body, and externally we express inner beauty and power through artistic movements.
The practice of doing so is like watering and nurturing our life from the root, leading to a flourishing life on all levels and aspects.
There is a website now for Zhixing's Calligraphy, which you can browse through. Please go to
October 22-31: Cloudy Dragon Advanced Level Henley-on-Thames
November 18-24: Qi Sword, Qi Calligraphy Artistic Hua Gong Devon
“The Dao is near and straight forward while people often search elsewhere for complicated solutions. “ (Lao Zi)
May we take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Autumn full of Qi, Strength and Inspiration!
From all of us at Chinese Heritage.