February 6–13, 2016
During Week 5, you immerse yourself in one in-depth program for the week. Discover special qigong empowerments to activate and harmonize energy for healing with Robert Peng. Or, explore Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and how to apply it in your daily life with Melissa Myozen Blacker and Florence Meleo-Meyer.
Also, Steven Michael Pague joins us to teach optional qigong classes and host evening events and community gatherings.
Choose one in-depth workshop during the week.
As a boy, Robert Peng studied martial and healing arts with Buddhist monk Xiao Yao. As part of his training, Peng spent 100 days meditating and fasting in an underground chamber where Xiao Yao visited daily to teach advanced qigong practices. This week, Peng offers a distillation of the same qigong movements, meditation, and breathwork practices used in Peng’s own training—including the Seasonal Empowerment, Yijin Jing, and Huo Lu Gong (internal organ meditation). You’ll learn to activate and harmonize your energy and experience group healing.
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, MA, and Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA
Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned program at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this retreat teaches you the basics of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and how to apply it in your daily life. Florence Meleo-Meyer, director of Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training Programs at the Center, and Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, guiding teacher in the Boundless Way Zen sangha, engage you in sitting meditation, body scanning, and hatha yoga, and guide you in practicing and integrating mindfulness into your communications and other daily activities.