Qigong and Vipassana Meditation
When: Saturday November 21st, 2015
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Positive Changes Centre – 4895B Dundas Street, Etobicoke
Fee: $25.00 at the door, pay only $20.00 if you register before Friday, November 20th
What to bring: Yoga mats, blankets or cushions to sit on. Comfortable clothes to move your body in, water and maybe a notepad to write any insights down that occur for you.
Basic description for the meditations this day:
Qi Gong (pronounced CHEE-GONG) can be traced back 4,000 years to ancient China. “Qi” is simply the Chinese word for energy, and “Gong” means skill that is cultivated through ongoing practice. So, put together, “Qi Gong” means “cultivating the body’s vital energy,” and then using it to heal and strengthen every system throughout the body. This day we will focus on movements from the the ancient 8 Silken Brocade Form.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.