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 Qi (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 (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 in since 1992 under the Sanfeng Kungfu Grandmaster Zhong Yunlong. For more information about Master Bing please visit his website at: www.wudangdao.com.
Thursday Evening Community Gathering (Satsang)
You’re invited to get acquainted with the Center’s community of students and teachers by participating in our Thursday night community gathering (satsang). Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner you will enjoy sharing in satsang with friends you know and ones you will make.
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 Buffet (suggested donation $3)
There is no need to make reservations. Simply show up and enjoy yourself!