Qigong and Meditation Retreat
Healthy body and clear mind, with qigong and meditation
This program integrates qigong and meditation with an emphasis on how these practices support one another in nourishing a healthy body and cultivating a clear mind.
The daily practice will interlace several sessions of sitting and walking meditation led by Acharya Samten Kobelt, with qigong sessions presented by Eva Wong.
Qigong Levels I-V will be reviewed and new materials introduced, including special sessions on Jing practice and marrow washing, organ cleansing and focusing the spirit.
This retreat is a prerequisite for entrance into Qigong Level VI instruction. Interviews will be given to those who wish to advance to Level VI, and acceptance into this level is based upon these interviews.
Please note: Qigong is inadvisable for pregnant women.
Prerequisites: Qigong Levels 1-5
This program is taught in English. Translation into French or other languages are available at no extra costs. Please give us notice of your request as early as possible, so that we can provide translation service.
Please note: Program starts Sunday April 2, 6pm and ends Friday April 7, 6pm.
If you have a long trip, it is possible to stay till Saturday. We propose the price of 28,50€ for the extra night (basic accommodation) and meal.
Attendance during the whole session is important to apply for the next level.
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).
Samten Kobelt grew up near Zurich, Switzerland where he again resides since 2013. In 1984 he met the Shambhala teachings at Naropa University and started practicing. He met Trungpa Rinpoche in Germany in 1985 and became his student. He was Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Bern and coordinated the first two Warrior Assemblies in Europe. Samten spent 10 years at the major Shambhala land centers in North America where he became a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He served for six years as Director of Marpa House and three years as a shastri at the Boulder Shambhala Center.
Samten has been interested in the mind-body connection and its application in society since he started meditating. He is practicing and teaching Contemplative Dance Practice, developed by Barbara Dilley; Lujong (Tibetan Yoga) transmitted by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche; Bugaku (Japanese Court Dance) from Togi Sensei through Arawana Hayashi; and Qigong in the lineage of Eva Wong.