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Online Qigong Sessions: Thursdays, 6:30 pm, May 6 – June 25th

Qigong Sessions

Qigong (“Chee Gong”) is a term that embraces a range of mind-body practices integrating posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are myriad qigong styles, such as “Qigong for fitness,” “medical qigong,” and martial arts Qigong. All styles share the objective of accessing Qi (“vital energy”) and developing Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”). Though it has its historical origins in China, Qigong is becoming more popular worldwide. Recent research into Qigong and related practices such as Tai Chi Chu’an points to a range of benefits for physical and mental health within a larger framework of integrative medicine and wellness care.

Gerald Seminatore is a certified instructor in the Long White Cloud international Qigong school. He has led many community practice groups in a variety of venues. Gerald has a particular interest in sharing the benefits of Qigong practice in pragmatic, accessible, and occasionally fun ways! Whether you are 19 or 90, Qigong has something to offer you.

You can learn more about Gerald’s work by visiting www.savannahqigong.net, the virtual address of a collaborative group of Qigong instructors whose shared goal is promoting Qigong for community wellness. Contact Gerald for more information at savannahqigong@gmail.com.

Gerald will offer these online sessions weekly throughout the month of June.

Sessions are free but you may offer dana* here.

Please verify you are not a robot to see the Zoom video conference information:

*dana is a voluntary gratitude to our teacher.

Online Qigong Sessions: Thursdays, 6:30 pm, May 6 – June 25th2020-05-24T12:39:24-07:00

Book Club: Sunday, May 31, 10:00 am – Online

We are hosting a monthly book club. This will take place on the last Sunday of every month, at 10 am.

We are reading Swampland Flowers, by the great 12th century Chinese Zen Master Ta Hui, translated by Christopher Cleary. This book consists of a series of short letters he wrote to lay practitioners, outlining the core of Zen practice, its methods, pitfalls and applications for living in the world as an ordinary/extraordinary human being. Please join us!

At the next meeting, we will be reading and discussing letter twenty.  You are welcome to attend and participate whether or not you have the chance to read them in preparation for the meeting.

Note: while the hardcover book is out of print, there are some used copies out there. Also, it is available as an ebook to download to your reader or tablet.

Book Club: Sunday, May 31, 10:00 am – Online2020-04-26T15:41:50-07:00

Online One-Day Retreat with Eric Nord, JDPSN: June 6

Saturday, June 6: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Zen was made for mysterious and unusual times. When two thirds of China’s population was annihilated through disease and warfare, the initial seeds of our practice began to emerge. Monastic communities became self-supporting and the very routines of daily life became the heart of Zen training. Our Blue Heron community embodies this inheritance of attention to this very moment. On June 6th we’ll gather our virtual community for a free daylong immersion in group practice, Dharma talks and personal interviews. Please join us, to enliven the solitude we have each embraced for the safety and sake of all beings. Looking forward to our immersion in community.

Join us for this online retreat using the Zoom teleconferencing platform.

There is no fee for this retreat, but you must register in advance.
Please register by Saturday, May 30.

A voluntary gift of dana* to the teacher will be accepted with gratitude.

On June 6th, you can join the online retreat up to 10 minutes before we begin at 9am.  We are using our group practice Zoom link, which can be found here in the Online Practice page.  (You will be asked to confirm that you are not a robot.)

*dana is a voluntary donation of gratitude to our teacher(s).

Register Now!

Online One-Day Retreat with Eric Nord, JDPSN: June 62020-05-04T18:12:51-07:00

Kong-An Interviews Online, Week of June 21

Zen Master Jeong Ji and Eric Nord JDPSN will be offering online Zoom interviews, during one week of each month.  These will be scheduled individually, separate from our regular practice times, and will be offered once a month.  For June, Eric Nord JDPSN will offer interviews during the week of June 21.  The sign-up sheet link is here.

We recommend signing up early for the most available options.  If none of these options work for you, please get in touch with Eric Nord JDPSN  (eric) to find a mutually workable time. The link for the one-on-one meeting will be provided after you’ve filled out the form.

Kong-An Interviews Online, Week of June 212020-05-25T14:19:27-07:00