DENVER PROGRAM: Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I & II with Acharya Dale Asrael

Acharya Dale Asrael

July 2–3, 2011

Tuition $160 + 1 night

Please note the new dates for this program, which are different from the dates in the printed catalog.

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of Qigong. This intensive is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique Qigong lineages, the Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) and the Yiquan School, neither of which have been previously transmitted fully to students in the West. In Level I, we will practice techniques to strengthen the musculoskeletal systems, nourish internal organs, circulate energy, and still the mind. In Level II, we will delve more deeply, studying postures that cultivate flexibility, strength, and softness in the joints, muscles, and tendons. We will also learn self massage techniques to support our internal organs and circulate qi, or life energy, through our meridians.

This program will be held in Denver at the Eliot Street Studio, 2460 Eliot Street, Denver. Program times: 9am-6pm each day with a break for lunch (lunch is not provided.)

Acharya Dale Asrael began studying with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1973 and was asked by him to begin teaching in 1978. She leads meditation retreats, practice intensives, and study programs internationally. She has served as an Acharya, under the guidance of Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, since 2000. An Associate Professor at Naropa University, she teaches in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Religious Studies, and Contemplative Education, and has developed a training for meditation instructors who wish to work in hospices, prisons, and homeless shelters. She began studying qigong when Eva Wong, the nineteenth generation lineage carrier of Xiantianwujimen Taoism and a third generation student of Wang Xiangzhai, founder of the Yiquan School of martial arts and Zhangzhuan (or Standing Qigong), started teaching. Eva Wong has authorized Dale to teach the introductory levels of Qigong.

Acharya Dale Asrael

Acharya Dale Asrael leads retreats and meditation programs internationally.  She was appointed Dean of Meditation Instructors for Shambhala International by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche.  Dale studies qigong with, and has been authorized to teach by, Daoist lineage-holder Eva Wong.  Dale is an Associate Professor at Naropa University, in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and Master of Divinity programs. She is the founder and teacher of Naropa’s Mindfulness Instructor Training program.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.