Are you longing to relieve the stress in your body and mind?
Heal and energize yourself in a supportive and uplifting Retreat environment – gaining the tools and developing the capacity to live our lives free of fear, empowered to thrive in a world that continues to struggle with the many human and environmental challenges facing us today.
You will experience cumulative effects of Qigong practice and wisdom daily, led by a master teacher. As you learn from a master, often the teachings are more potent, more easily understood, and you feel more supported. You will have the opportunity to ask Master Mingtong questions about the concepts he shares, about your own practice and experiences, and about applying Qigong to your particular life circumstances.
Having a skilled, experienced and patient master teacher on your journey is one of the most healing gifts you can give yourself during this lifetime.
The Chi Center's online programs are not just a second-best choice option due to the restrictions of COVID, nor are they simply another online course among many in the virtual world. Online offerings have been the ever-strengthening foundation of our core programs for more than 10 years, through the on-going cultivation of Master Mingtong's vision and The Chi Center’s commitment. And, over the last 18 months of the pandemic, new inspiration and wisdom has been infused into all of our programs that further expands and refines our online curriculum and teachings.
"I am not exaggerating when I say that since I began practicing Qigong, I feel I’ve gotten my life back. The difference is that it’s a more joy-filled and awake life than ever. One of Master Mingtong’s many gifts as a teacher is his ability to help students know and trust that chi can heal anything. Now, I also know that the chi can heal anything. I went to Qigong to heal from chronic illness. I did and much more.
"Qigong brings a calm, clear, awakened energy to sitting practice. Concentration becomes easier and more focused and deepest insights seem more accessible. Wisdom, love, and joy come alive as embodied radiance.
"Now, much to my surprise, I am offering it to others who are ill. I also now teach Qigong to meditation students because it is such a powerful support for inner opening and clarity." —Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Meditation Teacher at Spirit Rock
"As Master Mingtong says Just Do It! Every day brings new mental or emotional and physical freedom that transforms old stuck patterns into a liberating happy life.
"Physically I would say there has been 95% improvement in chronic conditions that I have lived with for many years and emotionally I am feeling more at ease with life and it’s journey.
"I also realize this is just the first step in a lifelong commitment and I eagerly look forward to following this gentle and life transforming age-old wisdom." —Manuel
We’ll start each day's session with a short meditation (called setting the chi field), followed by Master Mingtong leading simple movement practices that relax your mind and body to generate more powerful healing and awakening effects.
Your Retreat days will include teachings, transmissions, sound healing technologies, and gentle movement practices, throughout.
You will practice and experience intensive Sound Healing for the 5 organ systems. Sacred healing sounds work to release the stress we all feel — which is often primarily emotional stress locked in the cellular memory of our organs. By healing these emotional contractions of energy, you empower yourself to heal and awaken on every level of your life.
Sound Healing is a deeply empowering practice. Anybody can do it.
You don’t need to know how to play musical instrument, you don’t need a strong voice, and you don’t need any special healing skills. You simply join in making the healing sounds and experience the sounds and energy around you.
Sound is an energetic vibration that can awaken your heart, your organs, your consciousness, and your cells – to facilitate deep healing and transformation on all levels from the physical to the emotional and spiritual.
Master Mingtong will lead you in you Sound Healing practices that are normally shared with Level 3 practitioners of Wisdom Healing Qigong. Advanced toning techniques benefit the brain, spinal cord, nerves, joints, muscles, and tendons — as well as awakens you to new dimensions of consciousness.
Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can learn these techniques with step-by-step guidance. And, there will be plenty of breaks to allow you to assimilate.
Continuing the progress you’ve made in Sound Healing and Movement practices, Master Mingtong will introduce you to the beautiful experience of the practice of Lift Chi Up & Pour Chi Down, plus beginning Pure Consciousness practices.
This will be one of the special times both these practice forms are shared with the general public — the teachings were previously only available within the Zhineng Qigong Master training program in China.
"I had a dire medical diagnosis and at the end of December 2020, so I signed up for the 20 day retreat. And then of course COVID came (retreat canceled) and I thought, well, I guess I have to do this on my own.
"But I ended up doing a couple of online week-long retreats, which were wonderful, really wonderful. I didn't realize how much I missed out until this retreat. I feel like when I sit down in front of my computer, I just have all of this love and light coming at me and I hope that continues even when I have work to do. What I've experienced in my body has been significant changes in the discomfort that I've been feeling and mobility.
"And all of the folks in this retreat have the gallery pictures on while we're practicing. I'm just amazed. I'm just amazed at the connection and the joy and the happiness.
"Wisdom Healing Qigong has come to mean community for me. I've practiced Qigong for many years. Different forms. And it's always been a spiritual experience for me. But this feels like a very tangible, earthly and heavenly community that I can step into, whenever I need to, or want." - Patty O
"Qigong practice has deepened my connection to the energy field on a whole different level in my Reiki work. Furthermore, my tantric Mikkyo Buddhism practice has evolved into a noticeably deeper, purer spiritual growth. Although all spiritual practices approach the same sacred space from different directions, it is reassuring to feel that all of them meld together in Oneness.
"As I've been practicing Lift Chi Up and Pour Chi Down my life has become energetic, more compassionate, with a deep sense of connection to others, even with people I would have avoided in the past. My family is more connected in spite of the physical distance and my office staff have become more engaging with a sense of deep camaraderie. I am able to connect more deeply with my Reiki students on the other side of the globe. The spiritual depth and breadth has exponentially improved.
"Thank you for offering this program online and I very much look forward to future evolution with the universe through Qigong. Aloha to all!" - Hiromi H.
Our founder, Master Mingtong Gu, started out with asthma, scoliosis, as well as deep emotional pain from an unhappy and unstable childhood while growing up in China.
He found very little relief from standard treatments, and was resigned to a life centered on trying to manage his symptoms and pain.
In 1993 during his search for relief and healing, a friend of his from Ohio invited him to a Qigong class she was teaching.
When he spoke about his first experience, he said, "I was fascinated but had no idea how this could improve my health. But then... I felt a sense of lightness, flexibility, and inner being-ness that I had never experienced before. I asked my friend if she had any books about the practice and she gave me a book written in Chinese about the Medicineless Qigong Hospital in China. This planted the seed that led to my return to China and studying with Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming."
Master Mingtong's journey to wellness led him to China, to Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming's Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Clinic, Training, and Recovery Center — also known as the Medicine-less Qigong Hospital, where he experienced profound healing through the ancient healing modality Zhineng Qigong, which translates to "Wisdom Healing Qigong".
This Center was unlike typical hospitals you might think of; it used Qigong as the only form of treatment.
Over 23 years, The Center in China served 200,000 people with chronic, incurable, and "terminal" illnesses with excellent results.
Master Mingtong learned that Zhineng Qigong wasn’t just about movements. The healing went far deeper than the physical...
“We cultivate our own life energy through accessing nature’s great store of life energy [called qi or chi]. This approach produces quick results. But cultivating one’s qi/chi is not the most fundamental; cultivating one’s spirit is.
"Mastery of qi/chi is really achieved through mastery of consciousness. We use consciousness in a careful, craftsman-like way, to shape our life, to attain our goals…
"In modern terms, Qigong is just the refinement of consciousness to enhance the state of energy in the body. This leads to vibrant health, a harmonious body and mind, and awakened spiritual life.” —Dr. Ming Pang, creator of Zhineng Qigong (aka Wisdom Healing Qigong)
People might have come in for help with a chronic illness, but they left with a depth and renewed awakening of their spirit that changed their lives in profound ways.
At first, Mingtong went to Grandmaster Pang's Medicine-less Qigong Hospital simply with the intention of finding more inner peace and emotional balance.
Yet, what he got was so much more.
"The main changes I noticed, in the beginning, were emotional. I started to feel more open and more secure — an overall sense of centeredness at first, then a deeper sense of happiness, and eventually, an overall increase in my awareness and emotional capacity. I could feel my emotions return to inner centeredness and inner peace effectively when strong emotions arose — without being suppressed."
And, it didn't stop there.
"I started to notice a new sense of well-being after I decided to make this practice a regular routine. My spine started to open, my breathing became deeper, and my mind started to settle with an inner sense of exploration."
In time, with consistent practice, Master Mingtong healed his asthma and scoliosis completely.
It was incredible.
As he healed at The Medicine-less Qigong Hospital, Master Mingtong watched other people come with every sort of illness and emotional struggle you could imagine, and was fascinated to watch as residents got healthier and more joyful throughout their stay.
As miraculous as this sounds, there's a lot of scientific validation to it as well!
Master Mingtong led 10 consecutive days to reflect and evaluate your experience of growth and/or feeling anxious as we find ourselves facing another iteration of individual and global stressors — the pandemic, social strife, environmental issues, personal challenges, and more. Where Are We Heading – Individually & Collectively?
Let’s look back. Have you expanded your inner wisdom over the past 18 months as the pandemic and social pressures have turned our world sideways? Do you feel more centered and connected to your personal truth now? Or are you feeling discouraged and shaken? What new insights and perspectives have you gained? Where do you feel stuck now?
Let’s look forward. How can you use repeating challenges in a new way this time around? What are the deeper lessons that are available to you now?
Each day of this "Retreat Prelude” was made up of some Qigong teaching, practice, and lots of enriching opportunities to look at your world in a brand new way... so attendees can continue to discern and navigate their personal best course for healing and awakening during these transformative times.
One-and-a-half hours of lessons each day with Master Mingtong – more than 15 hours of Wisdom over 10 consecutive days
The 10-day Prelude, September 7-16, will be immediately followed by 30 full days of 3 new online Retreats, 10 days each.
You can both receive and give energetic benefits!
Each one of the thousands of participants in this free 10-day "prelude" program, will help us build momentum in the chi field for even greater healing and awakening during the upcoming Retreats. That said, we're confident these will be our best Retreats yet!
Healing and Awakening Retreats with Master Mingtong Gu are the most focused and in-depth Qigong healing Retreats offered to people facing health and wellbeing challenges of all kinds: physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
Guided directly by Master Mingtong Gu, you will experience the movements, sounds, meditations, and visualizations of Wisdom Healing Qigong while engaging in intensive practice that releases blockages and opens you to deeper levels of physical, emotional, and energetic healing.
You’ll activate inner and outer energy flow to experience a deep connection with life, inside and around you. And you'll receive direct energetic transmissions that help you absorb and assimilate the powerful teachings into embodied wisdom, that informs and transforms you on a cellular level.
You will be able to infuse the strong healing chi field directly into the energetic field of your home, while you integrate the practices into your life immediately. You can relax and participate to your own capacity, receiving the healing energy, while connecting to the timeless wisdom teachings, the powerful healing intentions of the Retreat group, and Master Mingtong.
On a physical level, gentle Qigong movements develop core strength, muscular and spinal flexibility — improving both posture and endurance. On an energetic level, they enhance energy flow throughout the spine, brain, and entire body — awakening vitality, creativity, and alertness.
The power of specific vibrational sounds transform and heal, too. During the Retreat you will experience how your own vocalized vibration affects the body, mind, and emotions, and how you can consciously cultivate positive emotional repatterning. Using Sound Healing Technologies, you will activate any blocked energy flow to shift challenging emotions into positive states of being.
Pure Consciousness is the name we give to deep states of consciousness that are beyond definition, beyond conceptualization, beyond thought. It is not possible to fully understand or to accurately describe it using only words, because Pure Consciousness is the direct experience of the essence of who you are.
In a state of Pure Consciousness, we become self-aware... yet at the same time, we venture beyond our own awareness to see things as they truly are, without placing any concept or judgement between ourselves and the essence of existence.
With Pure Consciousness, you are able to see your true self and to set it free into an experience of liberation. You also repair and reinstate the powerful, natural connection between your bodily existence and your intangible self.
At The Chi Center, we teach Pure Consciousness as part of the integrative mind-body practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong, which is a complete system for awakening and cultivating the chi and the consciousness to transform, perfect, and improve your holistic potential.
You’re empowered to look within yourself and to listen within yourself, uplifting your consciousness from a condition of automatic reaction to one of autonomous wisdom.
All Wisdom Healing Qigong practices will help you learn to connect with the abundant energy flow of the universe and absorb that energy and wisdom deep within you.
You will cultivate your awareness as you activate this vital energetic exchange — creating internal and external harmony, balance and renewal.
Join us for a very special ten days — a first of its kind journey — deeply exploring the realms of Level 2 and 3 Pure Consciousness – to amplify the alchemy of Energy and Consciousness uniting.
Pure Consciousness is a progressive system that includes all elements: teaching, transmission, and practice; sacred sound and quiet meditation; individual energy and the collective energy generated by the chi field effect.
It is unique in holding embodiment as a goal, as opposed to transcendence. In Wisdom Healing Qigong, awakening the mind and healing the body are not separate actions; they are interconnected and each supports the other. This makes Pure Consciousness practices suitable for direct, embodied physical healing as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual empowerment.
Once you tap into the pure conscious energy field, you become able to experience an existence beyond space and time, while simultaneously influencing your state of being within space and time.
Integrating these two aspects creates the conditions for greater, more effective change. It is a profoundly transformative process unique to Wisdom Healing Qigong.
Due to the deep focus, these 10 days will require participants to have to have attended the previous 10 days of this Retreat (September 29-October 8), or one of Master Mingtong’s prior 7-Day Pure Consciousness Retreats, and/or the completion of 6 months of our online Pure Consciousness program.
This is a Retreat geared towards the needs of advancing Wisdom Healing Qigong practitioners who are ready for a new dimension of wisdom.
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Your Intentions and Your Results. In the Wisdom Healing Qigong tradition, we will help you connect with and emphasize your deepest intention. What is your true, pure intention for joining this program? Your answer, your truth carries a certain energetic signature. It is the intention beyond what you do that determines the results of your actions. Before beginning this, or any wellness program, please consult your healthcare professional. Wisdom Healing Qigong is not intended to diagnose, cure, or be a substitute for professional medical advice.
QIGONG is a practice, a technology, and an art that applies ancient wisdom, modern science, and the mind’s creative power to transform our lives from dis-ease to health and well-being.
It's a direct and powerful technology to tap into the infinite source of energy — the same energy in the Milky Way — and use this infinite source to transform our physical and psychological conditions for a better, more balanced life.
HEALING is the application and benefit of awakening consciousness and wisdom when we work with energy as the foundational substance of the creative living universe within and around us.
True healing addresses the deepest causes of disease and life's problems beyond simply fixing the symptoms. It requires practice to become aware of and change the limited patterns of mind, body, and heart and to then address those energetic conditions. The result is improvement of health and wellbeing, including the transformation of chronic illness for both the long and short term. Healing also seeks – quite naturally – the deep transformation of the whole person, by realizing the whole unified harmony of the individual within and in relationship to the multi-dimensional unity of all life.
WISDOM is the understanding that arises from an awakening of our perception and consciousness of life. Ultimate wisdom is the ability to know and embody the creative source of the living universe, moment-to-moment. It is our conscious capacity to fully participate in the continuous dance of evolving creation.
WISDOM HEALING QIGONG is a Western expression of the most validated effective form of Qigong, cultivated and refined by Master Mingtong Gu. Its foundations stem from the practice of Zhineng Qigong, founded by Master Mingtong's revered and beloved teacher in China, Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming.
Qigong is the cosmology (theory) and technology (art) for consciousness to work with creative energy (chi). It is a creative union of consciousness and energy, which awakens the joy-full wisdom capacity of mind, heart, and body.
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