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|"In the Sheng Zhen forms of qigong, opening one's heart is the primary purpose. The qi is the vehicle of unconditional love, of Sheng Zhen." -- Master Li Jun Feng|
Veteran's Building, 415 North Pine Street,
Nevada City, California, USA
July 23, 2008
I would like to share below some workshop pictures taken during the 10 day Sheng Zhen Teacher Training workshop I and my other fellow Sheng Zhen Qigong practitioners attended at Nevada City, California in July 11-21, 2008 facilitated by Teacher Li Jun Feng, head and principal teacher of the International Sheng Zhen Society. We were blessed to have been able to receive the great gift of experiencing the opening of the heart to unconditional love from Teacher Li Jun Feng through his Awakening the Soul and Sheng Zhen Qigong overseen by Heavenly Mother, and Ascended Masters Kuan Yin, Jesus, Lao Tzu and Mohammed.
"How do you know that you have reunited with God's Love - the Source of All?" A simple infallible sign or answer to this eternal universal question is - joy, blissful joy. Another most important relevant question is "How is this made possible?" This is made humanly possible by doing the moving Kuan Yin standing Qigong and Awakening the Soul Qigong with contemplations, and non-moving Qigong forms of Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong especially with Zhongtian Yiqi meditation that open the practitioner's heart to the unconditional love of God within one's heart for holistic healing and elevating the Spirit. This is the great promise of Sheng Zhen - the Qigong of Unconditional Love. See Sheng Zhen Qigong of Unconditional Love
I wholeheartedly and personally thank Teacher Li Jun Feng for facilitating Awakening the Soul Qigong, Zhongtian Yiqi meditation and Kuan Yin standing Qigong with its Sheng Zhen mission and philosophy in this second teacher training workshop I have attended (See 2006 Sheng Zhen Teacher Training Family Photos at White Rock, British Columbia) which has greatly opened my heart to unconditional love, to Sheng Zhen, that made possible the attainment of the Qigong State for physical, psychological and emotional healing, and elevation of Spirit for returning to oneness and becoming a bridge between Heaven and Earth as a Qi-healer and Sheng Zhen Qigong instructor. See Divine Invocation Sanctum
May the experience we gain from Awakening the Soul add to the ever expanding world of the heart, the place where all the answers are found, and lasting fulfillment and true freedom are experienced. May our lives become an expression of the inner joy which is our essence.
Certified by Teacher Li Jun Feng to teach Sheng Zhen, I welcome interested people who wanted to learn Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong for health and inner peace to call 604-987-1797 for appointment or contact firstname.lastname@example.org May you have a healthy and happy life!
In the One Heart of the One Love,
Ricardo B. Serrano, R.Ac.
Newspaper Feature Article:
The Root of Heaven and Earth
The Spirit's Valley is Eternal;
"Awakening the Soul" Sheng Zhen Qigong
Traditional Qigong is a Chinese system of prescribed physical exercises or movements performed in a meditative state. It is the cultivation or gathering of fresh, clear universal qi (essential energy) into the body, mind and heart. The three functions of Qigong are purifying the physical body, calming the emotional body, and opening the heart/ elevating the spirit.
Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong is a specialized form of Qi Gong practice that "restores man to his original Self." According to Li Jing, "Awakening the Soul is one of the forms in Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong. It is a sitting practice which consist of eight movements. The meaning of each movement is very beautiful and profound. The movements are easy to learn.
"Awakening the Soul has a meditative aspect, leading one to the origin of life. For those who want to start to meditate, this form is very helpful and powerful. Awakening the Soul can open our hearts like the other forms of Sheng Zhen practice, but it works more directly on the soul, connecting the soul to the origin. When we practice this regularly, we come to a healthy living style; inner beauty and goodness will unfold -- little by little we gain the understanding of human life and of naturally living a happy life.
"Sheng Zhen believes Qi with unconditional love is the most powerful healing. Through Awakening the Soul, our lives may become an expression of the inner joy which is our essence. May the experience we gain from Awakening the Soul add to the ever expanding world of the heart, the place where all the answers are found, and lasting fulfillment and true freedom are experienced."
Practitioners of Sheng Zhen Qi Gong say it has pervasive health benefits:
The practice of Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong was founded and developed by Master Li Jun Feng whose story is an example of human destiny prevailing over multiple obstacles, shifts and turns in direction, and the vagaries of the Communist Chinese political system.
Li Jun Feng was born in China in 1938. The grandson of a doctor of traditional Oriental medicine. Li had hoped to study at a medical university. However, in 1950s China, those decisions were made exclusively by the state, so Li was directed to China's best university teaching Physical Education. There, he wanted to develop his skills in volleyball and fencing, but was directed by the school to major in wushu, or Chinese martial arts. Destiny was clearly at play ...
Upon graduating from university in 1965, Li was assigned by the government to a job as a marksman in Hebei Province, but his destiny called again and he was reassigned to coach the wushu team there. In 1971, his amateurs participated in a competition against the pros ... and won! The Chinese government immediately made him the chief coach of their professional team; he served in this capacity from 1974 to 1985, coaching men's and women's wushu teams that thrilled Olympics audiencies by winning scores of gold medals.
The initial wushu film in which Li starred as an actor was a huge hit throughout China, winning awards for both Li and the film's director when it was released in 1983. It was the first Chinese nationally-made feature film, following on the heels of Shaolin Temple, Jet Li's blockbuster the year before, made in Hong Kong. Li Jun Feng made many more films in China becoming quite famous nationally as a martial arts film star.
At the height of his film career, in 1987, Li's home door rang. "Heavenly Mother sent me to look for you," said the simple man standing there to the nationally-famous movie star. For 20 years, Li Jun Feng had attempted to master the art and science of meditation, but it had eluded him. On that auspicious day in 1987, his Zhongtian Yiqi meditation teacher, Master Zhang, found him, and Li's life would never be the same. Destiny at work once more ...
Also, in 1987, the government of the Philippines invited Li to coach their national team. Initially, Chinese officials said no, but after a year of negotiations, finally issued Li a government passport (which gave him greater freedom) and authorized the move. In the Philippines, Li coached tai chi, kung fu, and traditional qi gong from 1988 to 1991. While in the Philippines, Li practiced his meditation.
On his return to China in 1991, Li visited Master Zhang's hometown. They meditated together in the backyard of his modest home, and in the park, surrounded by barking dogs. "The movements will be given to you," Li's teacher told him. Then one day, after a year of practice, while on a retreat with his 18-year old daughter Jing, Li Jun Feng received the unique movements that would become the core of his Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong practice. It was the beginning of Li's work as the teacher of a practice that returns people to an experience of their essential nature, of unconditional love, of Oneness.
Afterwards, over time, Li and his daughter, Jing, clarified the meaning of the various movements, and, while her father wrote them down, Jing spoke the contemplations that accompany the movements. In 1995, Master Li founded the International Sheng Zhen Society, giving formal structure to the work he had been doing, and opening the door for him to spread his work around the world.
Now Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong is practiced in 15 countries on five continents, with certified teachers in most of these locations. Master Li's home base is now Austin, Texas, however he travels worldwide, teaching the practice, training and certifying teachers, and spreading the message. "In heaven," he says, "there are no religions. It is all the same. Our work is to bring this experience of unconditional love to all those on earth who are ready for it. This is what I am blessed to be able to do."
* To further deepen your understanding, you may want to consult the books, Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, A Return to Oneness, and Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong, or seek further instruction with a certified Sheng Zhen teacher.
Zhongtian Yiqi Gong
by Master Li Jun Feng
Awakening the Soul - Introduction
Awakening the Soul
Kuan Yin Standing Qigong Part 1
Kuan Yin Standing Qigong Part 2
Master Li's Talk on Sheng Zhen Qigong
As an important additional powerful, purifying, healing Qigong Healing Method modality covered in the Realization of Buddha Nature ebook, I have incorporated the following non-moving Tibetan Buddhist Tantric meditation - Divine Invocation Sanctum with Buddhas and Bodhisattvas - with Sheng Zhen Qigong, a non-religious Qigong practice that is not in conflict with all religions and other spiritual practices, as a supplementary balancing breathing and chanting Guru yoga meditation technique for healing, divine guidance, help, protection, opening the heart to unconditional love and elevating the spirit. See Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Maitreya sitting Qigong, Maitreya Peace Meditation, and Heart Sutra Commentary /Heart Sutra
Energizing alkaline kangen water or spring natural water with alkaline pH before drinking through the sound of the following Tibetan Buddhist mantras will speed up healing and enlightenment a thousandfold. See Benefits of Energizing Water Bio-energetically and Co-creation of a New Gaia
BUDDHA AMITABHA SONG
OM MANI PADME HUM
OM AH HUM BENZA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM
According to Maitreya Project, "Everyone wants peace. So much effort is spent trying to find peace but most people lack a practical method by which to generate it. Peace cannot be legislated, imposed nor safeguarded by coalitions and military forces. Loving-kindness is the only real cause of peace. The attitude of loving-kindness generates peace in the individual, which in turn creates peace in the family, peace in the community, peace within the nation, and in turn, peace within the world. Maitreya Buddha is the embodiment of loving-kindness and the Maitreya Peace Meditation is a practical method by which anyone, of any or even no religion, can generate loving-kindness, the real cause of peace. It is based on a meditation that Lama Yeshe often led during his public talks around the world."
The following mantras are chanted to awaken the compassionate spirit of love within our hearts (bodhicitta), and assist us to become Bodhisattvas (awakening beings):
Heart Mantra: OM MOHI MOHI MAHA MOHI SOHA
Close Heart Mantra: OM MUNI MUNI MARA SOHA
"Maitreya is the manifestation of the love of all the buddhas - the supreme beings who have achieved limitless, universal love. When we practice the yoga method of Buddha Maitreya we unify with the universal love energy that is Maitreya by developing to their ultimate extent the limited qualities of love, compassion and purity that presently lie within us...
Tantra is the right practice for Westerners and of the utmost need in the twentieth century. After all, the Buddha wanted us to have as much perfect pleasure as possible; he certainly didn't want us to be miserable, confused or dissatisfied. Therefore we should understand that we meditate in order to gain profound pleasure, not to beat ourselves up or to experience pain. If entering the Buddhist path brings you nothing but fear and guilt then it's certainly not worth the effort." - Lama Yeshe from UNIVERSAL LOVE: The Yoga Method of Buddha Maitreya book
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