a day of meditation and qigong
with George Draffan
Saturday May 18
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Heart of Wisdom Temple
6401 NE 10th
by donation ~ $50 suggested
lunch ~ and
George Draffan is a Seattle-based practitioner and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Taoist energy practices... read more
Join us for a day of energy and awareness in stillness and in movement.
will explore moving naturally to ground,
balance, and enliven the body, heart, and mind. The specific forms
we'll explore in this workshop will include the 18 Movements of Taiji
Chigung (shibashi) for balance and flexibility, and Standing Like a Tree (zhan zhuang) for grounding, strength, and power. And maybe we'll play with the Swimming Dragon, just for fun.
The day's sitting practice will explore "settling naturally" (rangbab) to allow our inherent knowing and abilities to emerge.
The daily practice of integrating awareness, breath, and movement helps release stress and tension, leads to better balance, increased oxygen flow to body and brain, and supports overall physical and mental health.
These non-sectarian practices are suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners from any tradition.
The aim is to integrate body, emotions, mind, and activity.