with Shastri David Stone

November 10th—November 11th (2018)

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  • $200
Room: East
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong (Chi Gong).
Qigong I & II taking place at the Milwaukee Shambhala Center https://milwaukee.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=371184
Taught by David Stone (authorized student of Dr. Eva Wong)

We know that meditation is good for the mind…But now we have Qigong for the body!  For those of you who wish to bring more strength, energy and calm to your life, Qigong is what you have been hoping for!
Daoist Qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. It has been taught through an ancient lineage handed down by Dr. Eva Wong, the 19th-generation carrier of this lineage. She has authorized David Stone, one of her longtime students, to teach this powerful, ancient tradition.

Physically, qigong massages, stretches, and strengthens the body. Energetically, it nourishes the internal organs, gathering and conserving energy. Ultimately, qigong allows us to live a fully engaged and creative life. Because the cultivation of body needs to be balanced by the cultivation of mind, meditation practice will be integrated with qigong practice throughout the program.
Note: Women who are pregnant should wait until after child birth to participate.
About Dr. Eva Wong:
Eva Wong, author and translator of 13 books on the Taoist arts of health, meditation and qigong, is the 19th-generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism and 3rd-generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan martial arts and Zhangshuan (standing qigong).  
Students need to have taken Level One in order to take Level Two.
About David Stone
David Stone began studying Buddhist and Shambhala teachings as a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. He is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, who appointed him as a shastri or resident senior teacher for Chicago. He has previously served as co-director of the Chicago Shambhala Center. He has pursued and incorporated physical and energetic body/mind disciplines into his life, practice and teaching for many years. As co-director of the Mudra Theater Group in Boulder, Colorado in the 70s and 80s he practiced and taught Mudra Space Awareness which is a way of synchronizing body and mind based on Tibetan monastic dance training. He completed training with master Five Element acupuncturist, J.R. Worsley and has practiced acupuncture in that tradition since 1995. He has been training with Dr. Eva Wong in her Daoist Qigong lineage and is authorized to teach Qigong Levels 1,2 and 3 in the lineage’s graduated program of qigong instruction.

About Qigong
Daoist qigong is a discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called daoyin, which means 'guiding the flow of internal energy (qi), it has been practiced for over two thousand years in China. Laozi, the founder of Daoism, was said to have been the first to practice techniques of conserving, gathering, cultivating, nourishing, and transforming energies that are the source of a healthy body and a clear mind. The techniques of Daoist qigong can be divided into three categories - outer, inner, and secret. Outer qigong focuses on physical strengthening, inner qigong with nourishing the internal organs and gathering and conserving energy, and secret qigong with dissolving the duality of mind and body to merge with the primordial energy of the Dao.

No spiritual discipline is complete without integrating its formal practices into everyday life. In this respect, Daoist qigong advocates a lifestyle of simplicity and moderation, encourages the cultivation of generosity, compassion, and wisdom, and fosters the development of honor and respect for ourselves and the world.  These are the first levels of a comprehensive program involving nine levels of qigong training.