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25
Sep
2021

Foundations of Daoist Alchemy: Online

09-25-2021 2:00 pm - 09-26-2021 5:00 pm
USD300.00

Foundations of Daoist Alchemy is designed to introduce students to the theory and terminology needed to traverse the path of Daoist Alchemy. 

This is an online class that is part of our online "Introduction to Daoist Alchemy" series.
No experience required, this class is open to all interested participants.

September 25 & 26, 2021
2:00-5:00 pm Central Standard Time held via Zoom

Foundational theory:

  • Introduction to the Three Treasures: Heaven, Earth, and Man.
  • The philosophical and physical correlations of each of the Three Treasures.
  • Understanding the Earth’s Yin and Yang Interactions with Heaven.
  • Basic terminology used in energetic anatomy and physiology.
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Jing, Qi and Shen.
  • Discussion of Nature (Xing 性) and Destiny (Ming 命).
  • Developing an understanding of the body's physical, emotional, mental and energetic relationship to the universal and environmental energetic fields.

Participants in the Foundations of Daoist Alchemy will also be guided through practices that allow them to have a direct experience and draw from the energies of the sun and moon. The sense of connection developed during this process allows the novitiate to draw on universal energies that were previously inaccessible.

Mystical Practices

  • Gathering from the Sun
  • Gathering the Moon Cream
25
Sep
2021

Inner Alchemy Series with Weekly Training Online (2)

09-25-2021 2:00 pm - 09-26-2021 5:00 pm
USD1,750.00

Our traditional Daoist Training is open by invitation only.  By request, we have created an Online Daoist Training Program for students interested in enriching their physical and spiritual lives with the philosophy and practices of Daoist Alchemy.

For millennia, in the mountains of China, spiritual adepts explored the greater potentials of being human. These Daoist alchemists explored, developed, and refined systems of energetic and spiritual practices that allow us to experience our true nature.

Through this study of Daoist alchemy, one learns mastery of self.

In initial study, through various practices, the novitiate becomes progressively aware of all levels of the body.  This manifests through an increase of energy, bodily sensations (heat, vibration, a sense of light) and the release of emotions. A deep inner awakening occurs, accompanied by feeling a greater sense of connection, expansion, and union.   

Later as the journey continues, the awareness continues to expand. Stillness is found and authentic virtue manifests.

Finally, through surrender, true awakening occurs, and oneness with the Dao is realized.

This program will consist of a series of trainings. While the information builds from one to the next, the Seminars do not need to be taken in order.

Listening to those who attended the first iteration of these trainings, we have added 16 weekly live 1-hour practice sessions for a small cadre of students (limit 12). These sessions will be used to review the information and take it to a deeper level of understanding and embodiment. They will be on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00pm CT starting September 29.

Seminars in Introduction to Daoist Alchemy

23
Oct
2021

Introduction to Internal Alchemy of Posture

10-23-2021 2:00 pm - 10-24-2021 5:00 pm
USD300.00
Introduction to Internal Alchemy of Posture

This is an online class that is part of our online "Introduction to Daoist Alchemy" series.
No experience required, this class is open to all interested participants.

October 23 & 24
2:00-5:00 pm Central Standard Time held via Zoom

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Daoist Alchemy is the evolution of the body, mind, and spirit. It is a progressive science, divided into different realms of practice: Heaven, Earth, and Man. As one progresses with deep listening, this science becomes an art.

This transformation begins with the levels of Man, progresses through Earth, and concludes as one traverses the levels of Heaven.

In this seminar, we will delve into the level of Man through the Alchemy of Posture. Posture is the first regulation of Qigong, and thus, it is the first pillar of Daoist alchemy. It is the foundation upon which all training is built. Without a solid foundation no house can stand.

As posture comes into alignment, the imbalances of yin and yang within channels and organs are remediated, blockages eliminated, balance is restored, and a continual flow between Heaven and Earth achieved.

Correctly aligned posture allows not only for the balancing of yin and yang, but the transcendence thereof. Through the proper implementation of posture, it is possible to dissolve into the infinite space of Wuji.


If posture is correct,
the breath is deep,
the mind is clear.


In this seminar we will cover:

  • 18 Rules of Posture
  • Postural modifications to activate and regulate the meridians
  • Proper posture for sitting meditation
  • Finding and remediating structural imbalances
  • Body Breathing
  • Increasing flow between Heaven and Earth.

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20
Nov
2021

Introduction to Internal Alchemy of Respiration

11-20-2021 2:00 pm - 11-21-2021 5:00 pm
$300.00
Introduction to Internal Alchemy of Respiration

This is an online class that is part of our online "Introduction to Daoist Alchemy" series.
No experience required, this class is open to all interested participants.

November 20 & 21, 2021
2:00-5:00 pm Central Standard Time held via Zoom

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The breath of the Dao speaks,
and those who are in harmony
hear it quite clearly.

 - Laozi

This is an online class that is part of our online "Introduction to Daoist Alchemy" series.

“Just take a deep breath and relax…” This common expression refers to a very simple action yet embraces great wisdom and efficacy. Simple, but often unconscious and overlooked, breathing can be highly potent and beneficial for physical and mental health. How we breathe is essential to the quality of our life.

 

From the moment we are born and take our first inhale, our breathing process evolves. The diaphragm expands and contracts, filling the lungs before pushing that air through the larynx to create the sound of a baby’s first cry.

Breath is what unites all things. All within the universe is in flux, whether it is in a place of reception - inhalation or release - exhalation. The more we synchronize ourselves with the natural breath of the Dao the greater the harmony.

Without food, we can live for months. Without water, we can live for weeks. Without air, we can live but for minutes. Breath is the essence of qi. Without it there is no life.

In this seminar, we will delve into the level of Man through the Alchemy of Respiration. Respiration is the second regulation of Qigong, and thus it is vital in the development of Daoist alchemy.

Proper Respiratory training results in control over the body's physical, energetic, and spiritual matrices, enabling the individual to send Qi and Shen to any organ or part of the body at will, thereby strengthening and invigorating that specific tissue area.

Correct breathing techniques allows not only for the tonifying, purging, and balancing of yin and yang within the body, but the transcendence thereof. Through the proper implementation of breath, it is possible to dissolve into the infinite space of Wuji.

In this seminar we will cover:

  • Essentials of respiratory training
  • Link between the body, breath, and the emotions.
  • Four stages of respiratory development
  • Tonification, purgation, and regulatory breath methods
  • Eight Daoist Breathing Techniques
  • Using breath to increase flow between Heaven and Earth

 

A person’s time does not return again,
the present does not once pause.
Thus in a person’s life, each breath is an attainment.
The previous breath is not the present breath.
Thus receive and cultivate it and renew your life.
(Guo Xiang’s commentary on Zhuangzi Chapter 3)

 

18
Dec
2021

Introduction to Internal Alchemy of Mind

12-18-2021 2:00 pm - 12-19-2021 5:00 pm
$300.00

This is an online class that is part of our online "Introduction to Daoist Alchemy" series.
No experience required, this class is open to all interested participants.

December 18 & 19, 2021
2:00-5:00 pm Central Standard Time held via Zoom

 

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We see the world not as it is, but how we have been trained to perceive it.

In this seminar, we will delve into the level of Man through the Alchemy of Mind. Mind is the third and final Regulation of Qigong, and thus, it is vital in the development of Daoist alchemy.

No prerequisites for this class.  All are welcome.

Please note that our online classes are LIVE events only.  Recordings will not be made available.

Important Information about Online Classes

  • Important Info about all Online and Zoom Classes

    These events are LIVE only!
    Please note that all of our Zoom classes are LIVE events. Participants will not have access to recordings of the training for later use.
    There are many reasons for this. We are a very traditional school. We are used to teaching energetic medicine and cultivation to people with a wide range of experiences. We do this by teaching traditionally and experientially. We offer information, describe practices, and then have you experience those practices or skills. Dr. Shannon has always offered this experientially training in our onsite Medical Qigong and Daoist programs. He offers this same experience through Zoom. When you attend a seminar with Dr. Shannon, you are not just receiving information. You are receiving a transmission. In order to receive that transmission, you need to be there, with us, as the teaching occurs. Something special happens in that shared space.

    Refund Policy for Zoom Classes
    If you are unable to attend a Zoom training session with us, you must notify us at least 24 hours prior to the training in order to receive a refund. Many events will allow you to cancel automatically from your Confirmation Email.  This must be done at least 24 hours prior to the event.
    Refunds consist of the cost of the training minus a handling fee. This fee helps us recover the costs that PayPal charges us for processing both the payment and the refund. For US students, the refund handling fee is $20. For international students, it is $30.

    Registration information
    The Zoom center should send your your individualized link to the training immediately after you register. If you don’t receive it the same day that you register, please reach out to our office immediately for assistance.

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