Fostering the Taoist tradition through cultivation, education, & the Arts

 

Chinese Calligraphy, Painting & Qigong, Retreat

SuddenRain

March 20th – 22th

3:00 pm Friday March 20th – 4:00 pm Sunday March 22th

 

The art of Chinese calligraphy and painting is an expression of Qi -the energy of life- through the brush onto paper. Qigong cultivates the Qi in the body and connects oneself to the Qi of the nature. In this retreat we will explore the juxtaposition of these two disciplines.

Participants will experience the nourishing effects of qigong and how to apply qi cultivation to the use of the brush in calligraphy and painting. Chinese calligraphy is itself a method of Yangsheng, nourishing life.

Both beginners and those experienced in calligraphy and East Asian watercolors are welcome. This retreat will include demonstrations and one on one instruction.

Hunyuan gong is designed to bring in the qi, the vital energy of nature, to nourish the body and improve vitality and increase longevity. Fang Song Gong develops deep relaxation, balance and nimbleness. These gentle and effective methods are suitable for all experience levels.

        

Yuming      Zhu Yuming is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Greater Seattle area.  Originally from Shanghai, China he began studying painting under master artists at age 10.  He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel 9.Yuming also teaches and does demos of Sumi art through National and regional Sumi Associations, art institutes, and art stores. His art is also showcased at galleries locally and internationally.

 

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Harrison Moretz is director and founder of the Taoist Studies Institute, Harrison has been practicing and  teaching Qigong, Taoist cultivation and internal martial arts for 40 years. He has dedicated his life to penetrating and disseminating the essence of traditional Taoist practice and culture.

 

 

Chansi Gong  Workshop

March 8, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Chansi gong systematically opens the joints, circulates qi throughout the channels and develops and coordinates the taiji energies in the body. Silk reeling is taiji expressed in the interactive movement of yin and yang linking and integrating the entire body.

In this workshop, we will examine the underlying principles of silk reeling and break down several of the exercises, exploring them in detail.

 

Postural Principles Intensive

Workshop

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 March 15,  9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The basic postural principles of internal arts apply in Qigong, tai chi, ba gua, xin yi, and meditation.

In this intensive we will explore these principles, how to find them in our own body, and apply them in practice.