Bring serenity and healing to your body and mind by taking part in Heartwood’s Chi-Lel Qigong practice group, which meets Tuesdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 11:30.
Practice group attendance is by donation or “dana“
Nowadays, many people already know about qigong movements, a type of energy work for guiding the body’s qi, or life force, for improved mental and physical clarity. But, there is another method that does not rely on the qi in the body, and instead goes directly to the qi of nature. This is the approach of Chi-lel qigong, a method used in a medicineless hospital in China that has brought healing to tens of thousands of patients. Known in China as “intelligence qigong,” and trademarked in the United States by Masters Luke and Frank Chan as “Chi-lel,” we offer this as a self-applied health enhancement method at Heartwood. By collectively forming a qi field, then standing still and using gentle arm and hand movements combined with heart-mind cultivation, we potentiate our own internal qi by accessing nature’s great store of qi for quicker and more abundant results—without a therapist.
But, cultivating qi is not the most fundamental purpose of the practice; cultivating one’s spirit is. So, mastery of qi is really achieved through mastery of consciousness. We use consciousness in a careful, craftsmanlike way, to shape our thoughts, our life, and to attain our goals. Harmonizing inner and outer relations we become serene, joyful, clear minded, and compassionate, while improving our physical health. You could say that qigong is just the refinement of consciousness to enhance the quality of energy in the body and mind, which then can benefit us spiritually, mentally, and physically.
In the mid-1990’s, when Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa had not yet become monastics, they had a T-‘ai Ch’i school and Chinese/alternative medicine clinic. As part of their practice, they were among Masters Luke and Frank Chan’s first U.S. students. While Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa no longer actively teach the method, they do give an introductory workshop once a quarter. So, this is a practice group. You can learn the method from many excellent videos on YouTube, and can get more information here: 101 Miracles of Natural Healing. Our local sangha member John facilitates the group and Venerable Pannadipa or Venerable Pannavati may join on occasion to provide additional guidance and lend their expertise.
Heartwood’s Chi-Lel Qigong practice group meets Tuesdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 11:30 at 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville, NC.