2017 Classes, Daylong Practices, In-Depth Training & Retreats


Radiant Heart Qigong Graduates and Advanced Practitioners Daylong Retreat

December 9th 2017 at Deer Run Zendo  10am to 3pm

Greetings RHQ Graduates ~ This is an opportunity for us to be together and connect, to practice and share experiences. This is also an opportunity to request refinements in your practice and ask questions.  This is a daylong from 10am to 3pm at Deer Run Zendo in Corte Madera. Please register; we have limited space capacity at Deer Run for this event. Please register when you are sure you can come. After you register, information will be sent to you regarding parking and other specifics of the daylong.  This is a special opportunity for us.

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Ongoing Weekly Meditation and Qigong Class

with Teja and Certified Teachers

Yoga Garden Studio in San Anselmo

Everyone Welcome / Monday Evening 6pm to 7:15pm

 

Past Events

 

QigongDharma Regeneration Saturday November 11th 2017 at Deer Run Zendo Strengthen and Prepare for Winter Today’s practice focus is on regeneration and strengthening immune system and physiointegrating intuitive and embodied knowing with practical dimensions of self-knowledge and personal maturity.  There will be some special emphasis on the Autumnal Seasonal Qigong for healing and emotional stabilization. These are wholesome energetic practices and part of the tradition of the 5 Elements Qigongand Medical Qigong. Medical Qigong from the Treasure Trove of Qigong Best Practicesprovide the ground for self-empowering wellness, as well as emotional and mental balance. Radiant Heart Qigong is the core foundation of these amazing practices. The Science of Well-Being has been the coveted secret of esoteric traditions over the millennia. Now modern neuroscience and the weave of insight from our access to many contemplative systems brings fresh understanding into living well, dying well ~ being well. Meditation and Qigong are about creating and maintaining vibrant health and vitality and understanding our true nature – in so doing living our everyday lives with joy and integrity. You are warmly invited to come and learn and practice and contribute to the ripple of goodness in the Universe 🙂

  QigongDharma Refinement Saturday October 14th 2017 at Deer Run Zend Evolving themes for embodying mindfulness.   Centering and grounding and getting present for your life, this along with review for all those interested in interface of Qigong and Mindfulness.   Practical tools and expanding vantage and viewpoint for integration and awakening.   There will be plenty of opportunity to bring questions and share experience and understanding.

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QigongDharma Integration

Saturday September 16th 2017 at Deer Run Zendo

It’s time to Stabilize and Integrate

Today’s practice focus is on integrating intuitive and embodied knowing with practical dimensions of self-knowledge and personal maturity.  There will be some special emphasis on the Autumnal Seasonal Qigong for healing and emotional stabilization. These are wholesome energetic practices and part of the tradition of the 5 Elements Qigong and Medical Qigong.



Saturday June 10th 2016 / QigongDharma ~

Daylong Retreat at Deer Run Zendo

Dao Yin 

These ancient but wonderfully relevant qigong practices involve elements of self-massage, meridan tapping and other specific gestures design to create and maintain radiant health, improve circulation, strengthen the nervous sysytem and the brain along with other health benefits. Easy to access and remember.

Radiant Heart Neigong

Neigong practices such as “the Compass”, “the Jade Dragon”, “Rainbow Dragonfly Stretches its Wings”, “Balancing Heaven and Earth” and “the Taiji Circle” will be the subject of our practice and investigation.  These forms are easy to learn and powerful in effect

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Aikido-Ai Memorial Weekend Retreat May 26th – 29th 2017

 

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Saturday May 13th 2017 / QigongDharma ~ Daylong Retreat Single Form Gestures of Tai Chi and their Foundations with Radiant Heart Neigong! Meditation and Breath Practice

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Saturday April 8th 2017 / QigongDharma ~ Daylong Retreat

Four Energies of Tai Chi and how they can enhance your Radiant Heart Qigong / Meditation and Breath Practice


Moving into SpringTime Qigong Saturday March 11 2017 / It’s time to Clease and Purify with Radiant Heart Qigong and Neighing

Today’s practice focus is on the Healing qigong with some special emphasis on the Spring seasonal qigong of purifying the Liver and the eyes. These are wholesome energetic practices and part of the tradition of the 5 Elements qigong and Medical Qigong. Medical Qigong from the Treasure Trove of Qigong Best Practices provide the ground for self-empowering wellness, as well as emotional and mental balance. The Science of Well-Being has been the coveted secret of esoteric traditions over the millennia. Now modern neuroscience and the weave of insight from our access to many contemplative systems brings fresh understanding and insight into living well, dying well ~ being well. Meditation and Qigong are about creating and maintaining vibrant health and vitality and understanding our true nature – in so doing living our everyday lives with joy and integrity

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Renewal 2017

Saturday January 21 2017 at the Deer Run Zendo

Balancing Heaven & Earth / Fire & Water

Meeting the challenges of the new year with poise and equanimity, strength and resolve!


Saturday December 17 2016 ~ at Deer Run Zendo  Winter Solstice Qigong

Deep nurturance of physical, energetic and spiritual well-being! There’s nothing like it when integration is holistic.

Solstice Celebration Qigong Style!

Saturday November 12 2016 ~ Moving into Winter Qigong

Strengthening the Immune System and Conserving Vital Energy with Qigong and Meditation

Qigong & Meditation To Calm and Vitalize

Today’s Practice and Learning include Qigong for strengthening the Immune System and the Nervous System.  Medical Qigong from the Treasure Trove of Qigong Best Practices provide the ground for self-empowering wellness, as well as emotional and mental balance.

The Science of Well-Being has been the coveted secret of esoteric traditions over the millennia. Now modern neuroscience and the weave of insight from our access to many contemplative systems brings fresh understanding and insight into living well, dying well ~ being well.  Meditation and Qigong are about creating and maintaining vibrant health and vitality and understanding our true nature – in so doing living our everyday lives with joy and integrity.

You are warmly invited to come and learn and practice and contribute to the ripple of goodness in the Universe 🙂


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Join us for this Amazing Life Transforming Training Radiant Heart Qigong In-Depth Training and Level 1 Teacher Certification v4 2016-17
 2016 – 2017 In-Depth Training 8-month program (at Yoga Garden Studio)


Saturday October 15 2016 – Advanced QigongDharma Daylong Retreat – Deer Run Zendo   10am to 3pm Advanced themes and review for experienced RHQ Practitioners and Students.  Opportunity to bring questions about teaching and refinements


Saturday September 17 2016 QigongDharma Daylong Retreat Autumn Practice~Qigong and Meditation Ba Duan Jin Review Teja The Seasonal practice of Qigong is a skillful means to become in-tune with nature and to fine-tune our ever evolving connection with the Tao. In the Autumn we move from yang toward yin.  Some focus on breathing techniques that improve the health of the internal organs, especially the lungs.  We will continute with medical qigong and dao yin tapping practices and Radiant Heart Qigong and Neigong. How can Qigong contribute to authentic spiritual awakening and embodied presence? Look into this for yourself as we practice together and inquire. The integration of qigong and contemplative practice continues as we, develop access and skill in the wisdom arts of qigong and meditation in a way that is both practical and extraordinary. Essential Mindfulness is practiced to include and expand self-knowledge that is a foundation for a sane and grounded discipline. There are many benefits to this practice.  Among them is learning to genuinely relax and center and access your own inner poise. Learning how to breathe with your whole body with the practice of the Radiant Heart Qigong – nourish and heal every cell in so doing. You are always welcome and encouraged to take notes. There will be a full review of the day’s practices and time for questions.


Embodying Wisdom, Insight and Selfless Compassion – with Qigong, Zen and the Heart of Aikido
Teacher(s): Teja BellRoshi Doshin Michael NelsonFrank McGouirk
Date: Saturday, September 24, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Community Meditation Center
Cost: Sliding Scale $50 – $150. Code TJ1H16.
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Details: PLEASE NOTE: This page is for the morning session ONLY. To attend the afternoon session for free, please RSVP here. 3 Zen Teachers – Teja Fudo Myoo Bell, Doshin Michael Nelson and Sensei Frank McGouirk Shihan bring you a morning of Dharma with the beautiful liberating practices of Qigong, the Principles of Aikido and direct awakening through the engagement of Mondo Zen. In this morning session we will include the skillful confluence of qigong and meditation, both of these practices will be guided and are easily accessible. Known as ‘Shamatha’, the practice of gathering attention and calming the body/mind is essential to effective meditation. Radiant Heart Qigong as taught by Teja, is a direct pathway in helping to entrain the orientation to this ‘calm abiding’ and to the state of quiescence and becomes the foundation successful practice. The principles of Aikido will also be invoked to add a more complete potential to integrated understanding of dharma knowledge and embodiment. We will also look into the direct method of awakening and profound insight that comes with engaging in the modern Zen koan practice known as Mondo Zen. Join us for this invigorating morning of embodied wisdom, silent illumination and compassionate understanding.

Dharma Transmission (Inka) Ceremony for Teja Bell
Teacher(s): Jack KornfieldRoshi Doshin Michael NelsonFrank McGouirk
Date: Saturday, September 24, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Community Meditation Center
Cost: Participants must RSVP. This afternoon is free, people may offer a donation from $0 to $108. Code TJ1G16.
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Details: PLEASE NOTE: This page is for the afternoon session ONLY. To attend the morning session, please click this link. Join us for this traditional Zen ceremony of Inka (dharma transmission) honoring Teja Bell (known to his Zen sangha as Fudo Myoo)—a qigong master and Zen priest who has been a beloved teacher on more than 90 Spirit Rock retreats since 1999. Inka is an ancient ceremony of lineage transmission that points back to the founder of the Chan/Rinzai Zen tradition in the ninth century CE. It represents the transmission of a living stream of Dharma passed on from teacher to student in an unbroken chain of teachers and students reaching back to the historical Buddha. In this ceremony, Teja will be recognized and initiated as a Roshi (Zen Master) in the Rinzai Zen tradition. The ceremony will be conducted by Zen Master Roshi Doshin Michael Nelson, a lineage heir to Teja’s longtime teacher Roshi Junpo Dennis Kelly. Also officiating will be Spirit Rock founder Jack Kornfield and aikido master Sensei Frank McGouirk–Shihan. The inclusion of these teachers represents the fact that Teja has studied and practiced across many traditions of Dharma– synthesizing pathways that include aikido, qigong, and other healing arts. Join us for this community celebration of the Dharma as it continues to thrive in its many expressions here in the West. This afternoon ceremony is offered freely by Spirit Rock. Please join us. If you would like to offer dana, please select one of the paid options. Otherwise, please register using $0.00. RSVP is required for the morning and afternoon sessions. Participants are not required to attend both sessions but must RSVP for both sessions if they plan to attend both sessions.

QigongDharma Daylong Retreat with Teja Fudo Myoo Bell / Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group

September 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm   Sacramento, CA

Teja Bell has over 40 years of experience training and teaching energy arts, healing practices and dharma. He is an accomplished martial artist and teacher in Aikido and the Chinese Internal Arts, an ordained Rinzai Zen priest, and he teaches the essence of Qigong and its connection with meditation. He is an internationally recognized teacher and leads retreats and trainings worldwide.

Daylongs at the Yoga Garden Studio In consideration of space, this daylong retreat is limited to 25 participants.  Please consider bringing your own cushion or seat to add to your comfort.  We start on time so come early to connect with your community and to find your place in the hall.  Please feel free to bring extra tea or fruit or snacks to share with the community during break.  You are welcome to take notes and hand-outs of the day’s practices may be offered. QigongDharma Daylong at the Yoga Garden Studio Saturday August 20th 2016 On Saturday August 20 2016 we will practice and refine  the Ba Duan Jin or 8 Pieces of Brocade qigong and neigong designed to develop internal strength and well-being.  Drawing on seasonal practices for the Heart and Lungs, qigong grows with us as life-long skillful means. With these deepening practices that are part of Radiant Heart Qigong, Neigong and Meditation, will be a Dao Yin meridian tapping regime.   Develop access and skill in the wisdom arts of qigong and meditation in a way that is both practical and extraordinary. Self-knowledge is founded in a balanced and mindful practice. There are many benefits to this practice.  Among them is learning to relaxand center and access your own inner poise. Learning how to breathe with your whole body with the practice of the Radiant Heart Qigong – nourish and heal every cell in so doing.


Saturday May 14th 2016  ~ Daylong Retreat 1pm to 6pm

Ba Duan Jin  5-8  and Trigram Qigong Practice ~ Lake Palm Lake-Trigram Meditation and Breath Practice Ba Duan Jin Qigong  5-8   This wonderful and long lived qigong practice is one of the mainstays of qigong practice around the world.  Also know as the 8 Pieces of Brocade, we will continue with forms 5 – 8. Trigram Qigong Practice ~ Lake Palm  Continuing with our investigation and practice of the simple but powerful and profound qigong that is connected to the Trigrams of the Yi Jing from both the traditions of Baguazhang and the internal arts practice of Liu He Ba Fa.  These forms are easy to learn and powerful in effect. Meditation and Breath: Strengthen the connection of attention and mindfulness with equanimity as embodied presence. You are always welcome and encouraged to take notes.  There will be a full review of the day’s practices and time for Q & A.

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Saturday April 9th 2016Wind-Trigram QigongDharma ~ Daylong Retreat
 Ba Duan Jin  1-4 / Trigram Qigong = Wind Palm Register Here
 Ba Duan Jin Qigong 1-4 This wonderful and long lived qigong practice is one of the mainstays of qigong practice around the world.  Also know as the 8 Pieces of Brocade, we will begin by learning the first 4 forms. Continuing with our investigation and practice of the simple but powerful and profound qigong that is connected to the Trigrams of the YiJing from both the traditions of Baguazhang and the internal arts practice of Liu He Ba Fa.  These forms are easy to learn and powerful in effect. Trigram Qigong Practice ~ Wind Palm Meditation and Breath Strengthen the connection of attention and mindfulness with equanimity as embodied presence.  You are always welcome and encouraged to take notes. There will be a full review of the day’s practices and time for Q & A

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Fresh Start 2016 Saturday January 9 2016 at the Yoga Garden
 Balancing Heaven & Earth / Fire & Water QigongDharma for bringing in the New Year with holistic well-being.
 Saturday January 9th 2016 is an opportunity for a “Fresh Start” in the new year.  Integrative qigong and meaningful  comtemplative practices like: reflection, intention setting, dharmic reasoning and true-nature meditation, brings about regenerative healing  that comes from the deepening practices of  Radiant Heart Qigong/Neigong and Meditation. For Meditation and Qigong practice this offers us a unique opportunity to set the tone for the growing power of the Yang energy as we maintain and conserve the Yin essence. The practice is also one of deep and purposeful rest and resetting our intention into a new year – a new cycle of being on our planet.  Harmony and true well-being are the hallmarks of this introspection and pure listening. thunder-trigram Moving into SpringTime Qigong  Saturday March 12 2016 It’s time to Clease and Purify with Radiant Heart Qigong and Neigong Today’s practice focus is on the THUNDER Trigram qigong with some special emphasis on the Spring seasonal qigong of purifying the Liver and the eyes. These are wholesome energetic practices and part of the tradition of the 5 Elements qigong and Medical Qigong. Medical Qigong from the Treasure Trove of Qigong Best Practices provide the ground for self-empowering wellness, as well as emotional and mental balance. The Science of Well-Being has been the coveted secret of esoteric traditions over the millennia. Now modern neuroscience and the weave of insight from our access to many contemplative systems brings fresh understanding and insight into living well, dying well ~ being well. Meditation and Qigong are about creating and maintaining vibrant health and vitality and understanding our true nature – in so doing living our everyday lives with joy and integrity. You are warmly invited to come and learn and practice and contribute to the ripple of goodness in the Universe 🙂