Taoist Light level I workshop in San Diego

Going to a new city, meeting new wonderful people!
Taoist Light workshop first stop- San Diego

The workshop was held at Foundation Yoga center at Solana beach, San Diego

“This practice is something I have been waiting all my life”
“Exquisite experience”
“ I have slept 11 hours straight last night (after first day workshop).”- participant suffered from insomnia

Thank Susan Dasch, psychotherapist, (No.six from right in picture) for organizing this workshop; Mimi Miller, acupuncturist, (No. seven from right) for her referrals and private healing treatment room; Diane Roberts, owner at Foundation Yoga for the workshop space; Dr. Peter A. Levine, Psychologist (No. four from right) and beautiful Laura Regalbuto, Trauma specialist, (No. 5 from right) for their special gift and inspiration, and all the participants for their amazing presence to the group Qi field.

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Taoism study classes

Dear All,

Hope you are doing well.

We are continuing to study Taoism through Zhuang Tzu's fun and inspiring stories.

Zhuang Tzu is an enlightened and free-willed Taoism philosopher who received amazing and vivid images in his cultivated Qi State and his teaching is lively and unique. He lived up to about 84 years old about 2,400 years ago.

Next class March 27 Tuesday, 10-12 Noon $80/per class

Classes are on the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month.

If you are interested, please let me know.

For the Tao (way) of wandering through life with ease...

Chiyan

Practicing Qigong: on the way to the future

Dear Chiyan,

I just wrote this today (2/15/2018), after our (Thursday group) practice. Hope you enjoy it!

Best, Matt

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Practicing Qi Gong:

On the Way to the Future

By Matthew Sperling

 

Laotsu was a wise old man who road his water buffalo

through the Western gate.

We enter from the East, with the rising sun, asking,

“In the name of democracy and of the spirit,

“how do we manage to do so much harm?”

How have we, following in the footsteps of wisdom,

managed to arrive at the destruction of nearly everything?

How did we bake people like burnt crumbs in the ovens of the dead?

How did we lower the known universe to our level,

to the level of our desire?

Of course the wealthy will say that everything is going just fine.

What needs to be changed when nearly everyone else wants to be you?

We are being killed by the things we want, because we feel

the alternatives are not good enough.

But no one needs bodyguards because they have so much gold

it will tear a hole in their pocket then fall out and break their foot.

We do not need clothing made at a price that would feed

a family of four for a year.

We need love and sleep and dreams.

We need the healing of our pain.

We need to connect with the rare life,

all that life as rare as we are, sharing this

one inhabited planet circling an average star.

We need to prepare ourselves not only

to learn more about what we are.

We need to prepare for the discovery

of what we will become.

The old man and  his water buffalo

tried to teach us what they knew, and,

so far, we are not even as wise as that beast

lumbering into the future, centuries ago,

where we have barely begun to arrive.

 

 

Dear All,

I hope you are all doing great.

With great honor and humbleness, I am delighted to announce that we are going to hold a Taoism Study Group.

March 6 (Tuesday) 12 - 2 pm, Lesson 1 " Wandering at Ease"

The series of classes will be held on every other Tuesdays

Tuition: $80/session

Location: Taoist Light Wellness

411 E. Canon Perdido St.Suite 16

Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

 

Note: A few committed people to form the core group, and if others can not commit the whole course, one can drop in whenever possible. People are also welcome to join in via Zoom.

      The stories of Chuang Tzu

There is one simple reason for the Tao to have survived through the ages intact....It works. The principles of the Tao are extremely effective when applied to everyday life. The philosophy as a whole is nothing less than a practical, useful guide to living life in a way that is smooth, peaceful and full on energy.

 

Using the powerful medium of stories which engage us in the inherent wisdom of the Tao we will gain insight into our own lives. When applying these teachings people may notice certain changes, including greater composure and ease in various situations the ability to handle challenges and difficulties with less effort and achieve better results and enhanced power and clarity in all areas of life.

We will be learning from Chuang Tzu's delightful teachings in the form of stories or parables.

If you have been practicing Gigong, this will be a great way to enhance your practice 

and understanding. If not, we can all benefit greatly from Chuang Tzu's teachings anyway.

 

You will come to realize that your journey on the Tao is, in many ways, the most worthwhile exploration you can undertake. You will be able to see your life in a new light and observe everything around you with clarity as never before. 

 

Come, let us embark together

 

 

Please E-mail to register this course, thank you!

 

Chiyan

Two workshops dates have changed

To coordinate with clients schedule, we are happily to change the following two workshop dates:

 

1. Taoist Light Qigong Level I retreat now is on 2/25 (Sunday) which was on 2/24 (Saturday)

 2. Fengshui workshop is now on 5/6 (Sunday) which was on 5/5(Saturday)

(Another upcoming Fengshui workshop date remains the same:

3/10/18, Fengshui workshop for beginners 1-4pm $80/per three-hour session.)

Please E-mail chiyan_wang@yahoo.com or call (805) 699-6688 to register. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Free Healing Support group

The year of Rooster has been an extremely challenging year for most people, but even much worse for California, not talking about the Northern California wild fires, but where we live in Southern California.

The largest fire in California history burned behind my house and put us onto a 14-day of evacuation. Fortunately, we had a place to go, we stayed in Hsi Lai Temple in Los Angeles and spent much time there to contemplate and pray.

After the fire, the flood starting on 1/9/2018, took 20 lives in Montecito, a 10,000 people town and a walking distance from my house.

As a Taoist, we have been trained to be "Chu Shi Bu Jing" (处事不惊)which means no matter what is happening outside the world, one's heart remains calm and make quick decisions according to the situation.

The whole Town is in such deep sorrow for the loss of properties and friends or families. This tragedy will take long time to heal, Santa Barbara has been always called "the Paradise" in the U.S, but people have experienced burning hell from fire and life-swallowing darkness (from Mudslide in the night) in the past a couple of months. It keeps reminding us that nothing on Earth is permanent. (Shi Shi Wu Chang 世事无常)

Taoist Light Wellness will offer free support Healing group on 1/24 and 1/31 10:30-12:00pm at:

Taoist Light Wellness

411 E. Canon Perdido Street, Suite 16

Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

Healing tea ceremony will be provided, and a circle of light and compassion will be formed.

We hope you can join us, and stay strong and well.

Chiyan Wang

Founder of Taoist Light Wellness

Tea ceremony and Calligraphy

 

You are invited to Taoist Light Wellness for a quiet healing time with tea-ceremony and Calligraphy session on 11/3, Friday 10-12 Noon. To immerse yourself with pure Taoist Light and heart Sutra, regain your strength and inner-peace again.

Taoist Light Wellness

411 E. Canon Perdido St. Suite 16

Santa Barbara, Ca 93101

 

Look forward to seeing you!

 

Taoist Light Team