Below is a list of classes that you can take on Friday night before your weekend Shaman workshop but not after the KUNLUN® Seminar. If you would like to add a class to one of your weekend workshops please let us know and we will contact your fellow students to see if they are interested. Classes are 3-hours long and cost $150.
Tea Ceremony Class
Tea classes are an addition to any existing class except seminars, with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 8.
In this class, you will learn traditional Taoist internal palm methods, which will enhance your Qi for the purpose of healing both yourself and others through various methods aimed at internal development. After the basics are taught, each person will get the opportunity to learn a specific method of inner palm development based on their own individual interest. This class is not focused on martial arts skills, but on the spiritual development of the individual using time tested methods
Below is a list of methods to be covered:
Eagle Palm training was designed to build grasping power of the fingers and tendons to enable the combination of both internal and external strength for various purposes. Great for those who work with their hands. In this class, you will learn to enhance your hand and finger strength through traditional training. There will be outer and inner methods described to perfect the training along with items needed to train at home. The training itself is intense and requires good physical health and a disciplined mind to reach successful attainment in this ancient art.
Five Element Palm
Burning Palm will be a full participation class this means you will be demonstrating during the course to make sure you are doing the practice correctly. Burning palm teaches you how to develop a “yang” palm for both inner and outer usage. You will learn the holding postures followed by the slow movement to generate intense palm energy. We will also cover ways to develop the bones and tendons’ strength and to develop the penetrating force.
Vibrating Palm will be a full participation class this means you will be demonstrating during the course to make sure you are doing the practice correctly. Vibrating palm, you will learn to build palm qi through both static and shaking methods and use the “Kien yen” palm style to develop twisting power. In the ancient days, when mastered, one could send vibrations into the body without showing any external signs on the body.
Wei Chi is also known as Protective Chi.
Burning Skeleton is a transformational meditation used to “burn out” mental and energetic impurities that cannot be seen by the conscious mind. In the gold dragon way, the “un-seeing” mind can hold back the manifestations of our practices from coming to realization. Through this multifaceted practice, we will clear the path to higher understandings within the KUNLUN system.
Meditation to absorb the Five-Element Solar Rays
This special sunrise/sunset practice will help develop the “yang-yang” body energy needed to perfect the gold dragon body. By using the medium of a very clear crystal combined with sunlight you will be able to fill the energetic five element organs with yang-yang energy for both health and feeding the energy body. This method will also teach you to see higher vibrations once you master this art.
Mantras to open the Katika Channel
We will teach you how to use sound to open the “katika” channel, a necessary way of bringing your busy mind into a “one-pointed focus.” Mantras will be taught along with posture and hand mudras to bring the mantra’s energy into the katika channel. The katika channel is an energetic system apart from the acupuncture routes. Within our body’s energy system are two main systems that are not connected to each other. The Katika channel which is also known as the channel of “clarity” is the main energy conduit leading towards true awakening via the “clear light” of the true mind in the heart center. By combining the heart-mind with the spatial or non-polarity mind this channel will naturally open leading to enlightenment through the formed self-becoming formless. This magnetic channel is required to reach self-perfection if one follows the “water path” found within our KUNLUN System.
Inner Illumination Method for the Crystal Palace
We will teach you how to use light as the medium to awaken the Crystal Palace within the upper dan tian. We will show you various ways of stimulating the Crystal Palace to open the eyes’ receptors to subtle vibrations. The crystal palace is a sacred center within the structures deep within the brain which is a doorway to spiritual experiences found within the unseen world around us. By stimulating this center which is called the “mud palace” before it is opened the biochemical activity of the brain starts to create its own elixir of awakening called DMT. There are various means to create this sacred substance either by breathing in various patterns or using light stimulation from within through meditative techniques.
Balancing Your Body Through Mantra and Mudra
Mantra and Mudras have been utilized for millennia by practitioners to connect with deep states of stillness, relaxation, and inner calm. We will teach you powerful practices to reduce inner stress, especially those due to environmental issues that put unnecessary pressure on both the mind and the body. You will learn how to combine your breathing and intention to internalize the mantra which is accompanied by a simple mudra to remove obstacles. You are the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega.
Tao-Yin – In this new class, you will learn various methods to enhance your own health through the simple methods described below. These ancient Taoist ways of self-healing utilize pinching, rolling, rubbing, point pressing, and stretching to relax, tone and increase your qi flow. The Tao-Yin system was widely practiced throughout China and has many variations based on both the teacher and the school of thought. Pressing of points to stimulate the qi. Rubbing the muscles to enhance blood circulation. Stretching to relax the muscles. Rolling to warm the body parts. Shaking to detoxify the organs. Breathing naturally as in the “one-breath” is also stressed along with cultivating a quiet, peaceful mind to reduce stress which is a major cause of “dis-ease”. This class requires loose clothing, plenty of water, and a good stretching or yogic mat to practice on. This class is for those seeking better health through a softer means of healing cultivation.
Pakua (Walking Circle)
In this new class, we will develop the foundation of “walking the Tao” through the art of Pakua. This art is not a martial arts class, but a moving meditation to center the self and connect with nature through the “walking the circle” method of this art. This class will stress the union of body, breath, mind, and spirit through this simple method. Also taught will be given some simple hand postures to unify heaven, earth, and man, within the microcosm of the practitioner. Various standing postures will be taught such as the development of “internal” palm which has various usages such as healing and hand strengthening. Walking Circle is a very good health method for those with little room to practice other arts. The joints are made more flexible, the blood flow is increased and the mind through the breath is regulated. This art uses circles and body twisting, which massage your internal organs and the lymph gland system. If you are interested in learning this art please wear loose, light clothing, and a hat to protect you from the hot sun since this art will be practiced outdoors.