img_4640Welcome to my blog! I have recently retired from my “monasteries” of teaching and administration in public schools and am now a certified Wisdom Healing Qigong teacher under Master Mingtong Gu with The Chi Center.  Currently in Level 3 professional studies and the advanced qigong practitioner program,  chi logoI am doing a good amount of reading and studying and am often inspired by things I read or notice and want to share them. Thus, this blog for those who might be interested. Feel free to post replies, ask questions, and do let me know if you are interested in qigong workshops and classes in the Eastern Sierra. I am also considering a traveling Qigong teaching practice, so if you live out of the area and want to help coordinate a workshop, feel free to contact me at deepestvalleyqigong@gmail.com

The Benefits of  Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong

Qigong is an ancient practice of working with energy, at least 5000 years old.

Wisdom Healing Qigong is a complete system of theory and practices that integrates ancient wisdom, modern science and the mind’s creative power.  It is a form of medical qigong.  In several studies in China, this particular form was found to be the most effective for healing body, mind and spirit.

Using movement, sound and visualization, the practice opens us to the formless, invisible energy of the universe, from which all existence emerges.   Physical disease and emotional problems are seen as  blockages of energy in the body .  When we bring source energy inside,  blockages dissolve, allowing the energy to flow freely.  We relax.  We feel our heart open, and a deep inner joy arises — independent of the circumstances of our life.  We experience a profound sense of harmony with all existence.  We know ourselves as Love.

The History of  Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong (from http://www.embodyinglove.us/about_qigong)

Dr. Pang MingDr. Pang is the founder of Zhineng (Wisdom Healing) Qigong.  He studied qigong from childhood and he also trained as a Western doctor and a doctor of Chinese Medicine.   He created this form of qigong from studying with 19 Grandmasters and using the most powerful practices from their lineages.

Dr. Pang democratized qigong — which, until recently,  had been only for the elite.  He wanted everyone to have access to this profound and effective  self-healing methodology.  He put the secrets into the practices we learn from the start, which traditionally had been withheld from students until they had served their master for many years.   Dr. Pang insisted that he not be called Grandmaster.  He preferred the prefix of “teacher” and he called his students “teacher” since we learn from each other.

Dr. Pang studied quantum physics and the nature of energy. Like all good scientists, he was interested in results.    He established a research center, “the Medicineless Hospital” where people intensively practiced qigong.  The practitioners  were tested by doctors on their arrival and on their departure after a month of intensive practice of Zhineng Qigong.  The results were very encouraging.  The condition of almost everyone (98%) of people improved, many dramatically.  35% were cured — no sign of the original disease.  Since the qigong hospital attracted a large number of so-called hopeless cases, these were impressive results.

Mingtong Gu trained with Dr. Pang, completing the last Master’s Training in Zhineng Qigong before the Chinese government shut down the Medicineless Hospital.  Many teachers set up smaller Zhineng Qigong retreat centers throughout China.  Master Mingtong Gu came to the United States and in 2005, he founded The Chi Center in the Bay Area. In the Fall of 2016, he moved The Chi Center to its new home south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  For online classes and information regarding retreats go to www.chicenter.com 


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