The Essence of Meditation
The Dao of the Golden Light is an original way of Zen meditation (Chan in Chinese). The focus is to find the centre of the mind, the place where all thought originates. Both Buddha Sakyamuni and Padmasambava spoke of the Golden Light that can be found in this area. Meditation at the centre of mind can help to change negative thought patterns, maintain and improve health, and lead to the re-awakening of latent functions, such as healing abilities.
Today, the teaching and practice of meditation often omits the fundamental elements of correct body posture and breathing. This is particularly the case when meditation is thought of mainly as a way of relaxation. Wuxi meditation, based upon the original principles of the Dao of the Golden Light, emphasises the need for the correction of body posture and breathing exercises in order to cleanse internal organs and meridians.
What can you expect from this course?
During this course Shen Jin will start by teaching these basic principles, before guiding us to find the centre of mind. Finding the centre of mind can bring true stillness and inner peace. It has a balancing effect on the nervous system. It is possible to see the Golden Light, thereby opening the door to spiritual development.
Master Shen Jin
Master Shen Jin (°Shanghai 1957) is director of the Buqi Institute. She holds a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine and began studying taijiquan and qigong with her father Dr Shen Hongxun at the age of nine. At 21 she began to teach and became at that time the youngest female master in the history of qigong. She has been teaching Taijiwuxigong, taijiquan and E-Mei internationally for over 35 years and has developed the same empty force for which her father was renowned. Her father Dr Shen Hongxun developed Wuxi meditation after studying various meditation systems such as Taoist (Longmen Pai), Chinese Buddhist (Chan, Jintu and TianTai) and Tibbetan Buddhist. Shen Jin now teaches her fathers Wuxi meditation system that is based upon the original principles of the Dao of the Golden Light and emphasises the need for correct body posture and breathing exercises in order to cleanse the internal organs and meridians.
5-9 April 2018
European Center La Foresta vzw
Day 1: 10:00 – 17:00 (registration 10:00 – 11:00)
Days 2-4: 10:00 – 17:00
Day 5: 10:00 – 16:00
Master Shen Jin
€320 (Can be paid in cash at registration or in advance by bank transfer to: Shen Hongxun Buqi Inst. Int. BVBA, BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, IBAN BE08 0016 8915 9313, BIC (of SWIFT): GEBABEBB. Please mention your name + Vaalbeek meditation 2018.)
To be paid in advance at the latest by 29 March.
Full-board for 5 nights (from 4 April):
€265.50 in a single room
€235 in a shared room (if available)
Full-board for 4 nights (from 5 April):
€233.90 in a single room
€209.50 in a shared room (if available)
Only lunch & tea/coffee pauses for 5 days (no room): €118
– Please let us know as soon as possible if you prefer vegetarian meals. You need to choose either vegetarian or meat/fish, a combination is not possible.
– If you have any special dietary requirements, like no gluten and/or dairy products, let us know well in advance.
– All rooms are double (twin beds) but can be booked as singles for a supplement.
The accommodation fees need to be paid by 29 March at the latest by bank transfer to:
Buqi Student Club, Belfius Bank IBAN BE92 0688 8932 4723, BIC GKCCBEBB. Please mention your name + accommodation La Foresta April 2018.
N.B. If you reserve a room at this course and then decide to cancel it please give us at least seven days notice or we may be forced to charge you a cancellation fee.
Please contact us here with any questions.