Golden Summit: Dark sides of the Dao

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Stillness Movement Qigong (Jing Dong Gong)

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Golden Summit Class presents a 4 hour once a month space to dive deep into the accumulated wisdom and longevity methods of the Jing Dong Gong Lineage.

Dark sides of the Dao: A special October edition. This month's class will focus on the Darker parts of Taoist teachings. Virtue and wisdom lessons of Chinese ghost stories including Buddhist teachings of the hungry ghosts, otherworldly communication, disembodied spirits, exorcism, ect. Qigong energetic protection methods will be taught. Understanding the darker parts of reality helps to illuminate the wholeness within our own selves.

Qigong is an ancient Chinese meditation practice of both physical and energetic development for maximizing longevity and inner peace. A foundation to almost all Chinese martial art and movement based systems. Qigong represents one of the five equal branches of Chinese Medicine along with acupuncture, tuina massage, herbalism, and diet.

Practices taught include and not limited to:

Gift of the Tao Qigong

Stillness Movement Sitting and Standing Meditation

Taoist Breathing methods

Tendon and Joint Stretches for Longevity

Qigong Energetic Shielding Methods

Spiral Rejuvenation Napping Qigong

Qigong Virtues for Longevity, Peace and Empowerment

Dress Code: Wear any clothing that is comfortable to move in without restriction.

30 min lunch break included. Meditation snacks will be offered of fresh fruit and nuts. Feel free to bring a light meal or snacks for yourself. Water and bathroom breaks will be provided.

Teacher Bio:

Ben Rosen is a level 3 teacher of the NQA (National Qigong Association) and graduate of Michael Lomax's Clinical Qigong Certification program, training in the Stillness Movement Lineage for a decade. Diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor back in 2010, Ben used the power of Qigong and herbs to not only recover but thrive with empowered and radiant health. Ben is fully passionate about teaching and keeping alive these ancient longevity practices so that future generations may continue to experience the magic of healing that is Qigong.

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"I've studied a number of qigong styles and lineages - including Michael Winn, Francesco Garripoli, and Yang Jwing-Ming - and all of them were great to study, yet as a fledgling energy worker myself, they didn't feel complete to me. However, when Ben taught me this style of qigong movements called "Gift of the Tao," it took my qigong practice over the top, and then some. Most styles focus mainly on coordinating the breath with movements for proper gathering and circulation of energy. But with Gift of the Tao qigong, Ben teaches to work with the energy directly and let the energetics circulate naturally which is very much in line with the true Taoist principles of "uncontrived action" and spontaneity. This made all the difference because I feel more energetic in my personal life, my acupuncture practice, and my energywork practice. As an instructor, I feel that Ben communicates very well, and makes seemingly complex movements easy to understand. Ben is an amazing teacher and very knowledgeable of his lineage, but mostly, he's a wonderful person, compassionate and easy going. Well on his way to being a master at such a young age, I expect that he will be contributing great things in the world of natural healing." - Lorel "Sonny" Zaide, L.Ac. licensed acupuncturist

History of the Golden Summit Temple:

The Golden Summit Monastery rests at the peak of Mt. Emei, the highest and holiest of Buddhist mountains in China. Almost a millennium ago, 3,600 schools of Taoist, Buddhist, Confucianism, folk magic from across China were filtered by the monk Bai Yu in deep meditation. Only the high level teachings of each tradition were kept and the low level illusions were tossed away. The culmination of what remained birthed a Qigong lineage that was passed on secretly for almost 800 years. In the 20th century, the abbot of the Golden Summit Yong Yan made a decision that would change history, he trained a lay person for the first time in the complete temple lineage with the intention of spreading Qigong publicly across China for the betterment of all of humanity.

That lay person was General Zhou Qian Chuan, the grand teacher of my master Michael Lomax, lineage holder of the Stillness Movement Jing Dong Gong system.

"Qigong is more than simply the study of energy. In addition to being the single most profound form of preventative and healing medicine, the practice of Qigong is a way of life, a way of attaining our highest spiritual goals, a way of attaining knowledge of who we really are and what we are supposed to be doing on this earth" - Teacher Michael Lomax

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