Year of the Water Snake
We have just returned from a wonderful week of the Hua Gong Fundamental Forms at St Katharine's of Parmoor. In spite of the unseasonal cold weather (including snow) the retreat was wonderful, informative and transformative.
Always an excellent training for new students and instructors of Hua Gong alike we had once again an opportunity to revisit this Form and the magic of this practice. Within about two days many of us were glowing with an inner light and an easier step.
We were reminded by Zhixing of the wisdom of the Dao De Jing "to cleave to the weak, knowing the strong" as we were led into a state of emptiness and freedom. Healthier, stronger and nourished we finished the retreat on a high note!
An important reminder about the Sword Weekend: This Qi Sword training falls on April 13-14th, so this is a reminder to all Swords people to get in touch. As the Sword retreat is near the end of the year, it was thought best to have this update of the practice at this time.
The Qi Calligraphy for this month is entitled the "Heavenly Eye". A good way to tune into the energy of the Qi Calligraphy is to imagine that it is looking at us as we are looking at it. We then need to respond to the possible effects.
" The Heavenly Eye: An image of the cosmic source of light which gives life to all living beings including human beings. When we practice Hua Gong we are connecting to this light. It is a good practice itself to visualise this image."
Important Dates for your Diary
April 6-7 London Updated Hua Gong Weekend
April 13-14 Qi Sword (only for those who have done retreat, and needs to be booked in advance)
The London Weekends Updated Hua Gong
These weekends offer the most updated Hua Gong methods and is the most regular Hua Gong class available. Over more than twenty years it has created a place to connect to and tune in 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 Hia Gong teachings on the fundamental level and represents the most updated Hua Gong transmission in terms of the "Qi field" (overall sensation or experience of the energy effects in the group), techniques and information.
Small Group Classes at the London Weekend
From a Learning aspect these classes provide a chance to receive the results or accomplishment of the Qigong practice directly through personal empowerment-the recharge of energy and information.
From a Health point of view it is an opportunity to receive a personal Qi treatment and to stay in the Qi field for a period of time to consolidate the good effects.
The benefit of personal transmission or Qi treatment session has often been experienced as being more beneficial than months even years of Qigong practice on one's own.
Turtle & Snake -Intermediate level Hua Gong focusing on aligning the bone structure
Cloudy Dragon - advanced Hua Gong to reinforce and express practices on all levels
Seale Hayne, Newton Abbott
5 Animals-Fundamental level Hua Gong focusing on empowering the Jing, Qi and Shen
Qi Sword and Qi Calligraphy - artistic Hua Gong to strengthen and enjoy.
Worth Abbey, East Sussex - Internal Alchemy 123 (any week may be attended)
Internal Alchemy 1-initial level meditation working on opening Qi cavities, cosmic circulation
Internal Alchemy 2 - medium level meditation
Internal Alchemy 3 - advanced level meditation on aligning and merging the human state and cosmic state.
"The Dao is near and straightforward while people often search elsewhere for complicated solutions"
Have a wonderful month of April full of vital energy and great connection
From all of us at Chinese Heritage