Spiritual Chi Kung comes to us as a technology used by Taoists and Ch’an Buddhists to reduce stress, increase awareness, and live with a particular consciousness in the present moment. The term Zen, like the Chinese Ch’an from which it derives, simply means “meditation”.  Despite its association with specific religious traditions, Chi Kung is not a sectarian practice. It is universal and open to everyone.

The state of mind known as the ‘Chi Kung state’ – an expanded level of consciousness that is, understandably, the goal of many traditions – is popularly known in a variety of ways: as enlightenment, satori, nirvana, being one with the Tao, and simply the outcome of meditation.

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Renate Geier

Join us at the Ontogony Centre for an introduction to Chi Kung Meditation & Practice. The ultimate aim of all inner Taoist practices is the alchemical transformation of the body, mind, and spirit, leading to union with the Tao. Feeling the energy of your body makes it possible for you to understand the energy of your thoughts and emotions; and this enables the realization of the energy of the spirit. From here it is possible to fully embrace the ‘Chi Kung state’ of meditation, or emptiness, through which we can become one with the Tao. This evening will offer you an experience of movement, breathing techniques, and a series of postures and meditations that will leave you in a state of deep relaxation and inner bliss.

Renate Geier, a certified instructor of 7-Lotus Chi Kung Canada, has been studying Chi Kung (and Meditation, Energy Work and Healing Practices, Psycho-Corporal Body Work and Shamanism) for more than a decade. She is deeply appreciative of the many gifts her practice has brought her; and it is now her passion to share these techniques, helping others connect to the natural flow of life and the universal energy of Chi.

A few words of student feedback:

‘I truly enjoyed my first energy experience when I attended the Free Event:Introduction to Sacred Lotus Chi Kung. I felt the energy moving in and around my body after the practice and meditation. I felt very calm, relaxed and even some of my shoulder tension was relieved.’ ~ SL

‘On the night after my first introduction to Lotus Chi Kung, I dreamed of a beautiful tree filled with a bounty of large blossoms. I felt this dream was foreshadowing the riches Lotus Chi Kung held in store for me; and through the last 5 years the practice has become an integral part of my life – helping me ground me in a way I had not believed possible.’ ~ KP

“Love Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”

Lao Tzu, The Teachings of Lao-Tzu: The Tao-Te Ching