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  • Shared Room – $1,008.00
  • Shrine room – $920.00
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The Mysterious Female

With Dr. Eva Wong and Acharya Dale Asrael

August 4 - 8, 2019

“The Valley Spirit that never dies is called the Mysterious Female. The gates of the Mysterious Female are the roots of sky and earth.” – Laos’s Daodejing

What is the Mysterious Female? It is the Tao, the Dark Womb, and the source of all that is born and unborn. This source is the primordial qi, the vapor of life. In birth, we emerge from the Mysterious Female, in life we are nourished by her, and in death we return to her embrace. Central to the practice of Qigong, the Taoist art of health and longevity, is the cultivation of this life-giving energy. Connecting to the breath which carries qi, clearing of the meridians, strengthening the physical body, and resting in the stillness of the Womb are the key to living a healthy and virtuous life. The feminine in the Dao is manifested as the love and compassion of Tara and the spacious wisdom of Prajnaparamita.

In this program, the Taoist practices of qigong will be illuminated by the soft and gentle light of the Mother Empress of the West, Lady Ho of the Eight Immortals, and the most revered of all feminine figures in Chinese culture – the Bodhisattva Guanyin,who embodies both the compassion of Tara and the wisdom of Prajnaparamita. Join Taoist practitioner Eva Wong and Buddhist teacher Dale Asrael in experiencing Taoist internal alchemy through the eyes of these mysterious females.

Requirements: Qigong 1 and 2

This program can be used to fulfill the requirement of Qigong 3

Teachers

Dr. Eva Wong
Qigong – 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). Fengshui – Eva Wong is a practitioner of several systems of traditional Chinese Fengshui, including Kanyu (land form), Xuankong (Flying Stars), Sanyuan (Three Periods), and Sanhe (Three Combinations). She consults in the Fengshui of residences, commercial enterprises, and spiritual practice centers worldwide. She is also the author of over 13 books on Taoism. Her Fengshui…
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Acharya Dale Asrael
Acharya Dale Asrael leads retreats and meditation programs internationally. She was appointed Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Daoist lineage-holder Eva Wong. Dale is an Associate Professor at Naropa University, in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Master of Divinity programs. She is the founder and teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training program.
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