When the body is relaxed, energy flows. When the mind is calm, it embraces the Qi which strengthens the body. Physical health and mental well-being are closely interconnected. Among the Chinese healing arts and longevity practices, Qigong promotes peacefulness in both body and mind. 

In order to begin this pathway towards health and well-being, in Level 1 we will learn six classic Qigong techniques that relax the body and two standing Qigong postures that concentrate our inner energy. In Level 2, we will learn how to send energy throughout the body by using the nine self-massage practices. We will conclude our programme by learning the practice of the 12 Devas – one of the most effective techniques used in repairing physical injuries and enhancing muscular-skeletal strength.

There are no pre-requisites. If you wish to get started on improving your physical health
and mental well-being, this programme is for you.

The Qigong of Xiantianwujimen Taoism

Xiantianwujimen is a Taoist lineage founded by Chen Xiyi in 10th century China. “Xiantian” means prmordial, “wuji” means limitless, and “men” means gate. The translated name of the lineage is Primordial Limitless Gate.

This lineage specializes in internal alchemy and has specialised in using Qigong to simultaneously cultivate and transform body and mind. A hermit and household tradition, Xiantianwujimen has been transmitted uninterrupted for over a thousand years. Qigong techniques favored by this lineage include self-massage, tendon-changing, calisthenics, marrow-washing, and breath regulation. 

For more information of the teachings and programs offered by Xiantianwujimen Taoism,
please see limitlessgate.com.

Practical aspects

Arrival day: you may arrive on Friday March 22, as of 4 pm. If you live near Dechen Chöling, you may arrive on Saturday morning.

Programme starts Saturday March 23, 8:30am and ends Sunday March 24, 6pm.

Attendance during the whole session is important to apply for the next level.

This programme is taught in French. Requests for interpretation in other languages need to be made in advance and confirmed (please indicate request for interpretation on the registration page).

Repeater special price

If you are participating in this programme (levels 1&2) for the second time, a reduction of €50 will be applied to the regular price below. To benefit from this repeater special price, please make sure you mention this option in the “comment” section when registering.

Programme price

Regular200 €
Patron308 €Help support lower income participants
Under 30 years of age100 €

If you require financial assistance to attend this programme please contact [email protected].

Accommodation and food

Full board60 € *

* includes standard accommodation and all meals.

Price information

  • Regular: this is the regular price for participating in the programme. Occasionaly (if specified in the programme description), there may be an additional fee for materials, to be paid upon arrival.
  • Patron: for those who can offer more than the regular price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full programme price and provides support to Dechen Chöling.
  • Under 30 years of age: 50% reduction on the regular programme price for persons under 30 years at the start of the programme.

Accommodation: the standard accommodation we provide is in a dormitory for the winter and a furnished two-person tent in the summer. Extra fees for room upgrades can be paid upon arrival. Additionally, room tax will be charged at 0.20 € per person, per night.

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Note: participation in any programme offered by the association of Dechen Chöling requires you to be up-to-date with the association’s annual fee (15 €), which can be settled upon arrival.