Meditation

Taoist Arts Center:
Meditation

Meditation is the process of uniting mind, body, heart and spirit. It is known for calming the mind, relaxing the body and creating a feeling of inner peace.

Chinese Meditation
Some of the earliest meditations are from China. Throughout many centuries the Chinese developed their own techniques, adapted those from elsewhere and seeded meditation traditions worldwide.

Unique in its ability to help focus the mind, Chinese Meditation leads students to inner awareness, improved health, spirituality and wisdom. The system contains a wide range of breathing and awareness practices designed to help students gain self-knowledge while uniting body, heart and soul. They include Tai Chi, Chi Kung and multiple sitting, standing and moving routines. Safe and gentle, Chinese Meditation is designed to bring individuals to harmony with themselves, nature and the universe.

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Taoist Meditation
Taoist Water Method Meditation leads individuals gently to the core of their being. This unusual type of Chinese Meditation uses the energies of body, thoughts and emotions to resolve difficulties and attain a clear, relaxed spirituality. Progressing from the physical, through the psychological, to the spiritual, the meditations gradually lead students to balance and harmony with themselves and the universe. Taoist Meditation is beneficial for all and may be practiced amid the stress of daily life. The gentle and natural methods balance a persons energies while allowing their spirituality to develop comfortably, smoothly and at its own pace.

Taoist Mediation is exceptionally useful for releasing stress from every day life and for helping individuals to become one with nature, the universe and other human beings.

Taoist Arts Center Meditation courses explore a range of meditation traditions through differing but effective and complementary techniques for expanding awareness. All Taoist Arts Center courses are designed to help students harmonize with themselves, nature and the universe.

Here are some of the Meditation courses we teach:

Meditation:  Entering the Gate
These safe and relaxing meditations from the Taoist tradition of Lao Tzu will help students to harmonize body, energy and spirit. The practices, which soften the breath, ease tension and increase awareness are a peaceful and effective way to bring spirituality into daily life,.

Taoist Meditation: Inner Dissolving
Taoist Inner Dissolving is the central practice in the Water Tradition of Lao Tzu. As water wears away rock, Inner Dissolving enables us to wear away obstacles to our spiritual growth, lead us gently inward to our being and help us fully live our lives. Extremely effective while also gentle, the meditations in this course will help us to become more self aware and enable us to change or eliminate those motivations we no longer find useful. Inner Dissolving can be helpful for all those who wish to develop peaceful, relaxed energy and feel more at one with the universe around them.

Taoist Meditation: Clearing The Organs
Chinese medical theory believes that our emotions are stored in our internal organs and that clearing their blocked energy can increase our health and vitality. In this course Taoist Inner Dissolving techniques will help students release stress and trauma from their organs, increase their chi, live more fully in the present and feel a connection to the all that is. This class is open to all those with prior knowledge of Taoist Meditation.

Taoist Meditation: Calming The Glands
The endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the blood and effect the well-being of the entire body. In this course Taoist Inner Dissolving techniques will help students release bound energy from the glands, bring them to balance and optimal function, improve our overall health and expand consciousness.. This class is open to all those with prior knowledge of Taoist meditation.

Taoist Meditation: The Water Meditations of Lao Tzu
This unique meditatio
n tradition from the Tao Te Ching uses the energies of body, mind and heart to resolve difficulties and attain a clear, relaxed spirituality. Especially effective for helping individuals become aware of their hidden motivations and changing or eliminating those they no longer find useful, the meditations in this class reduce stress, release trauma and balance the nervous system.

Taoist Meditation:  Cosmic Resonance Meditation
In this meditation from the Water Tradition of Lao Tzu, students learn to feel and transform the energies of their mind and body, so they may connect and resonate with the energies of their inmost selves, of nature and the universe around them. Cosmic Resonance provides a tangible connection to a profound but little known tradition of Taoist Meditation.

Taoist Meditation:  Gods Meditating in the Clouds
This powerful practice was a favorite of Taoist Grand Master, Liu Hung Chieh. It unites Taoist Meditation with Gods Playing in the Clouds Chi Kung to circulate blood and chi, strengthen the internal organs, open the heart and connect individuals to the universe. 

Taoist Meditation: The Jump to Emptiness
Emptiness is the source of all being. In emptiness there is clarity, inner stillness and a central place that is permanent and still. The goal of many spiritual traditions. the peaceful, quiet mind, empty, yet filled with awareness is the perfect vehicle for increasing understanding and cosmic realization. The Jump to Emptiness will help students relax, release energy blocks and convert emotional energy to spirit and emptiness and will be useful for everyone who wishes to relax into an expanded level of consciousness and a new level of inner harmony and joy.

Taoist Meditation: Tai Chi Meditation
Tai Chi Meditation is the merger of Wu Style Tai Chi with the practices of Taoist Meditation. It was created centuries ago in China to help people turn chi into spirit and emptiness. It is open to all students who have learned the Wu style Short form.

Being Present
Many spiritual traditions recommend being present and living in the moment. Long believed to promote feelings of contentment, Being Present helps people slow down and recognize the wonder in every day. The Insight Meditations in this workshop offer breathing, movement and awareness techniques that are an end in themselves as well as a jumping off point to deeper Buddhist and Taoist meditations and will be useful to all who wish to increase their consciousness and awaken to the universal in everyday life.

Chinese Meditation
Chinese Meditation brings students to the heart of the Chinese meditation tradition as a road to health, relaxation and spirituality. Instruction in breathing, posture and concentration helps students gain self-knowledge and unite body, mind and soul. Special emphasis will be given to the gentle Water Method of Lao Tzu, a rare Taoist tradition with a gentle approach that has many applications to everyday life.

Buddhist Meditation: Balancing Your Chakras
Some of the oldest Buddhist mediations on mindfulness of the body vanished from India but were preserved in Southeast Asia. In this version of the White Bone Meditation of the Theravada tradition students learn to visualize their skeleton and then their chakras (psychic energy centers) in order to connect with the energy of the universe. With its use of visualization and its power to help students cut through attachments to a calm, clear awareness, the Chakra Balance Meditation is an excellent  springboard to the central Buddhist tradition of meditation

Buddhist Meditation: Opening Your Core
The meditations in this course helps students open, refine and balance the core energies of body and mind with their chakras, central channel and aura (etheric body). Providing a tangible awareness of ones inner energies, Opening Your Core will be helpful for all those interested in increasing their energy, health and spirituality.

Classes are Open to Beginners, Students of all Traditions
and Individuals at all levels of experience.

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