Welcome to the first Canadian annual Qigong and Daoist retreat of the American based Qigong & Daoist Training Center, Sebastopol, California, USA. Teacher: Shifu Michael Rinaldini
This intensive 3-day retreat will be held at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior, Ontario, near Ottawa on the Ottawa River. The Galilee Centre is a holistic, multi-faith spiritual life center. It is located on a 35-acre property abundant with wildlife, walking paths, gardens, forest, and a private beach on the Ottawa River.
Retreat is an opportunity to practice more intensely, go deeper in the experience of silence, stillness, clarity and energy cultivation through Qigong and Daoist meditation.
The Qigong will consist of a variety of exercises for restoring one’s health and transforming one’s energetic systems. The meditation practices are in the Zuowang, or sitting and forgetting serene tradition of Daoist cultivation. Other practices will include Qigong Circle Walking, and Daoist tea ceremony. Silence will be our underlying practice most of the time.
Special Study Option
Shifu Michael teaches qigong worldwide through his Qigong Certification programs. For the interested student, it is possible to combine Qigong Certification training with this retreat. Contact him for details and costs for this special certification and retreat study option.
Shifu Michael Rinaldini (Lichangdao) is a high-level Qigong Teacher, Certified by the National Qigong Association as a Level 4 Certified Teacher (highest level). He has been teaching Qigong for over 25 years, and has students worldwide through his certification programs. He is a Longmen, 22nd generation Daoist priest, and founder of the American Dragon Gate Lineage. He is the author of three books on the practices of a modern day western Daoist (A Daoist Practice Journal). And a special quality: Because of his past experiences in contemplative Catholic monasticism, his Daoist approach to spirituality transcends religious boundaries.
Accommodations and costs:
Room options are for a single: $351 (Canadian $435) and a double is $303 (Canadian $375).
A 50% deposit is required for reservations, and the full amount is due by September 1, 2018. All fees are non-refundable. Payment in advance through Paypal is required.