This is first seminar in the 2017-2018 four part Advanced Practitioner Internal Cultivation series and is the second section of Golden Bones: Part 1.
Golden Bones: Part I
Internal cultivation can be viewed as a great self-refining process as Master Lü Dongbin stated his poem Refining:
“Return to the source, go back to the original nature—begin the search here.
Circulate the vital energy through the golden tripod, hear the dragon and tiger roar.
The body not old, ordinary things find it hard to get in, as one’s face becomes like a child’s again, and one’s bones turn to gold.”
~Translated by Jill Gonet
There is a saying in Chinese called “tuo tai huan gu” (脱胎换骨), which describes the internal cultivation process beautifully. It means to remould oneself thoroughly and to be reborn again and rise to the higher self. The goal of this seminar is to discuss the meanings of selected Lü Dongbin’s poems and meditate on his poems and instructions to deep our internal cultivation, transformation and spiritual growth.
Prerequisites: Completion of Yi Ren Qigong Level III weekly series or weekend seminar or course equivalent by a certified Yi Ren Qigong instructor. The prerequisite for Parts 2 through 4 is attendance of the previous Golden Bones seminar.