The Mysterious Female
- Sky Lake Retreat Center
- 22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472, United States
- Aug 4 - 8, 2019 (5 days)
- Camping on Sky Lake grounds - $920.00 No Lodging - Commuter - $840.00 Shared Room - $1,008.00 Shrine room - $920.00
“The Valley Spirit that never dies is called the Mysterious Female. The gates of the Mysterious Female are the roots of sky and earth.” – Laos’s Daodejing
What is the Mysterious Female? It is the Tao, the Dark Womb, and the source of all that is born and unborn. This source is the primordial qi, the vapor of life. In birth, we emerge from the Mysterious Female, in life we are nourished by her, and in death we return to her embrace. Central to the practice of Qigong, the Taoist art of health and longevity, is the cultivation of this life-giving energy. Connecting to the breath which carries qi, clearing of the meridians, strengthening the physical body, and resting in the stillness of the Womb are the key to living a healthy and virtuous life. The feminine in the Dao is manifested as the love and compassion of Tara and the spacious wisdom of Prajnaparamita.
In this program, the Taoist practices of qigong will be illuminated by the soft and gentle light of the Mother Empress of the West, Lady Ho of the Eight Immortals, and the most revered of all feminine figures in Chinese culture – the Bodhisattva Guanyin,who embodies both the compassion of Tara and the wisdom of Prajnaparamita. Join Taoist practitioner Eva Wong and Buddhist teacher Dale Asrael in experiencing Taoist internal alchemy through the eyes of these mysterious females.
Requirements: Qigong 1 and 2
This program can be used to fulfill the requirement of Qigong 3