Thursday Satsang: – Wudang Mountain Daoist Meditation with Master Zhong Xuechao (Master Bing) – May 4, 2017
Wudang Mountain has a long history of meditation practices spanning over two thousand years. In Daoist tradition meditation is a practice used to cultivate a calm heart, healthy body, and still mind. It is believed that through a calm heart, one can finally know his or her authentic self, living a balanced life, and skillfully managing the stresses of the world. Please join us for a discussion with Master Zhong Xuechao (aka Master Bing) on the topic of traditional Daoist meditation as it is practiced in the temples of Wudang Mt., China. The discussion will include a brief commentary on the famous Nei Jing Tu (Inner Alchemy Chart) and how through Daoist meditation one learns to turn Jing (essence) into Chi (energy), then Qi into Shen (spirit), and then finally Shen into Xu (nothingness), traveling from nothingness back to the Dao, the source of all.
Zhong Xuechao (aka Master Bing) is a 15th generation Wudang Sanfeng Kungfu master and Daoist priest. Master Bing started his Wudang martial arts and internal cultivation training when he was 6 years old, and has been training in Wudang Mountain since 1992 unger the Sanfeng Kungfu Grandmaster Zhong Yunlong. For more information about Master Bing please visit his website at: www.wudangdao.com.
6:00pm-7:00pm – Daoist Yoga with Nikki Strong
What is Daoist Yoga you ask?…. Well if an Indian Yogi (Hatha Yogi) saw it… he/ she would say…. that is Hatha Yoga! If a Qigong Master saw it he/she would say… that is Qigong! Between these two ancient practices there is much over lap and commonality… Please join us for a brief exploration of some simple (yet very effective) health promoting exercise that bridge these two great traditions … a movement by any other name is still the same movement… a given practice by any other description… still has the same effect… Open to all levels of experience and ability!
6:00 – 7:00: Hatha Yoga for Everyone! ($10)
7:00 – 7:30: Guided Meditation (free!)
7:30 – 8:30: Inspiring Presentation and discussion (donation appreciated)
8:30 – 9:00: Vegetarian soup (suggested donation $3)
9:00: Evening Prayers and Clean-up
There is no need to make reservations. Simply show up and enjoy yourself!