Northern Dipper Qigong, with Arthur Makaris

Northeast USA  

July 12, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

qigongBDZen Center of New York City

Qi (or ki, in Japanese) is a powerful life force at the heart of one’s physical and spiritual wellbeing. In zazen, qi can manifest itself as joriki, the power of concentrated awareness, which is always available in stillness and activity. The practice of qigong contributes to spiritual practice by fostering harmony between the mind, body, and breath. This helps erode unconscious tension and blocks, generating greater health and vitality.

The theories and practice of qigong were developed according to the paradigm of Taoist philosophy, and qigong was initially referred to as Tao Yin, or Guiding and Leading. We will be practicing from the Northern Dipper Qigong series, which includes gentle movements that stretch and open the spine, hips, and chest. We will discuss how the three Dan Tien energy centers relate to self, earth, and space, or more appropriately essence, vitality, and mind. And you will learn a technique of standing meditation that is used as a foundational practice to open, gather, and close the three Dan Tien centers.

About the Instructor: Arthur Makaris is a master of Chinese martial arts, an acupuncturist, and a Chinese medical herbalist. His studies in East Asian philosophy, martial arts, and qigong began in 1973. Arthur is a 1980 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, with advanced studies in China. He runs the Acupuncture and Qigong Health Center in Essex Junction, VT, and has working privileges at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

Cost: $75 (MRO Students: $65)

For more information, or to register:
Northern Dipper Qigong, with Arthur Makaris
Zen Center of New York City
500 State Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 875-8229 • zcnyc@mro.org
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