We’ll start each day's session with a short meditation (called setting the chi field), followed by Master Mingtong teaching you simple movement practices that relax your mind and body to generate more powerful healing and awakening effects. Then we'll continue working together as a group in the beautiful round Lotus Flower Kiva and/or our geodesic Compassion Dome. Your day will include teachings, transmissions, sound healing technologies, and gentle movement practices.
You will learn and practice intensive Sound Healing for the 5 organ systems. Sacred healing sounds work to release the stress we all feel — which is often primarily emotional stress locked in the cellular memory of our organs. By healing these emotional contractions of energy, you empower yourself to heal and awaken on every level of your life.
Sound Healing is a deeply empowering practice. Anybody can do it.
You don’t need to know how to play musical instrument, you don’t need a strong voice, and you don’t need any special healing skills. You simply join in making the healing sounds and experience the sounds and energy around you.
Sound is an energetic vibration that can awaken your heart, your organs, your consciousness, and your cells – to facilitate deep healing and transformation on all levels from the physical to the emotional and spiritual.
Master Mingtong will teach you the Sound Healing techniques that are normally shared with Level 3 practitioners of Wisdom Healing Qigong. Advanced toning techniques benefit the brain, spinal cord, nerves, joints, muscles, and tendons — as well as awaken your consciousness.
Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can learn these techniques with step-by-step guidance. And, there will be plenty of breaks to allow you to assimilate.
Continuing the progress you’ve made in Sound Healing and Movement practices, Master Mingtong will introduce you to the beautiful practice of Lift Chi Up & Pour Chi Down, plus beginning Pure Consciousness practices.
This will be the one of the rare times both these practice forms are shared with the general public — the teachings were previously only available within the Zhineng Qigong Master training program in China.
By combining these practices with the energetic charge of our sacred location, plus the collective energy field of the group... the entire Retreat will become a supercharged experience of healing and spiritual awakening!
OCTOBER 14 - 23, 2022
Healing and Awakening Retreats with Master Mingtong Gu are the most focused and in-depth Qigong healing Retreats offered to people facing health and wellbeing challenges of all kinds: physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
This retreat will focus on releasing physical and emotional blockages throughout our cellular memory that are the source of dis-ease, discomfort, pain, and emotional challenges.
Guided directly by Master Mingtong Gu, you will experience the movements, sounds, meditations, and visualizations of Wisdom Healing Qigong while engaging in intensive practice that opens your energy flow to deeper levels of physical, emotional, and energetic healing. Receive direct energetic transmissions that help you absorb and assimilate the powerful teachings into embodied wisdom, that informs and transforms you on a cellular level.
OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 4, 2022
This Retreat will focus on Mental, Emotional, and Physical energy flow to release energetic blockages that can become the source of dis-ease, discomfort, pain, and emotional challenges.
Master Mingtong will also include intermediate-level practices that expand the spiritual dimension of life. You will learn and experience Pure Consciousness practices that open your heart and soul to the inner truth within.
You will experience the movements, sounds, meditations, and visualizations of Wisdom Healing Qigong while engaging in intensive practice that opens your energy flow to deeper levels of physical, emotional, and spiritual energetic healing. Receive direct energetic transmissions that help you absorb and assimilate the powerful teachings into embodied wisdom, that informs and transforms you on a cellular level.
Pre-requisite Wisdom Healing Qigong practice is required.
You must have completed Levels 100, 200, and be engaged in at least Level 300 WHQ practices. If you have questions, please schedule a time to ask one of our Retreat experts here.
NOVEMBER 9 -18, 2022
Open to the infinite potential available in every cell and every movement in this first-of-its-kind Retreat, completely focusing on Advanced level Practices that includes Level 300, 400, 500, and Advanced Pure Consciousness practices.
Immersed in the WHQ chi field, Master Mingtong will guide you through many of the advanced teachings and practices taught in Lift Chi Up, Pour Chi Down, Awaken Vitality, Sound Healing, as well as Pure Consciousness.
Awaken your inner dragon through advanced spine-opening practices. Work with Integrative Oneness Theory, internal and external integration, accessing Hun Yuan Chi through LCUPCD, cultivation of Healing Mind, and advanced Shenji opening practices.
Expand your consciousness by experiencing vibration as the key to energetic awareness. Develop an experiential understanding of the Hun Yuan chi body as a matrix of interrelated aspects unified by the common purpose of being.
During this Retreat for advanced practitioners, you will expand your capacity for intensity and duration of practice, and discover that it is not just what we do, but how we do it that creates effective results.
Our founder, Master Mingtong Gu, started out with asthma, scoliosis, as well as deep emotional pain from an unhappy and unstable childhood while growing up in China.
He found very little relief from standard treatments, and was resigned to a life centered on trying to manage his symptoms and pain.
In 1993 during his search for relief and healing, a friend of his from Ohio invited him to a Qigong class she was teaching.
When he spoke about his first experience, he said, "I was fascinated but had no idea how this could improve my health. But then... I felt a sense of lightness, flexibility, and inner being-ness that I had never experienced before. I asked my friend if she had any books about the practice and she gave me a book written in Chinese about the Medicineless Qigong Hospital in China. This planted the seed that led to my return to China and studying with Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming."
Master Mingtong's journey to wellness led him to China, to Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming's Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Clinic, Training, and Recovery Center — also known as the Medicine-less Qigong Hospital, where he experienced profound healing through the ancient healing modality Zhineng Qigong, which translates to "Wisdom Healing Qigong".
This Center was unlike typical hospitals you might think of; it used Qigong as the only form of treatment.
Over 23 years, The Center in China served 200,000 people with chronic, incurable, and "terminal" illnesses with excellent results.
Master Mingtong learned that Zhineng Qigong wasn’t just about movements. The healing went far deeper than the physical...
“We cultivate our own life energy through accessing nature’s great store of life energy [called qi or chi]. This approach produces quick results. But cultivating one’s qi/chi is not the most fundamental; cultivating one’s spirit is.
"Mastery of qi/chi is really achieved through mastery of consciousness. We use consciousness in a careful, craftsman-like way, to shape our life, to attain our goals…
"In modern terms, Qigong is just the refinement of consciousness to enhance the state of energy in the body. This leads to vibrant health, a harmonious body and mind, and awakened spiritual life.” —Dr. Ming Pang, creator of Zhineng Qigong (aka Wisdom Healing Qigong)
People might have come in for help with a chronic illness, but they left with a depth and renewed awakening of their spirit that changed their lives in profound ways.
At first, Mingtong went to Grandmaster Pang's Medicine-less Qigong Hospital simply with the intention of finding more inner peace and emotional balance.
Yet, what he got was so much more.
"The main changes I noticed, in the beginning, were emotional. I started to feel more open and more secure — an overall sense of centeredness at first, then a deeper sense of happiness, and eventually, an overall increase in my awareness and emotional capacity. I could feel my emotions return to inner centeredness and inner peace effectively when strong emotions arose — without being suppressed."
And, it didn't stop there.
"I started to notice a new sense of well-being after I decided to make this practice a regular routine. My spine started to open, my breathing became deeper, and my mind started to settle with an inner sense of exploration."
In time, with consistent practice, Master Mingtong healed his asthma and scoliosis completely.
It was incredible.
As he healed at The Medicine-less Qigong Hospital, Master Mingtong watched other people come with every sort of illness and emotional struggle you could imagine, and was fascinated to watch as residents got healthier and more joyful throughout their stay.
As miraculous as this sounds, there's a lot of scientific validation to it as well!
QIGONG is a practice, a technology, and an art that applies ancient wisdom, modern science, and the mind’s creative power to transform our lives from dis-ease to health and well-being.
It's a direct and powerful technology to tap into the infinite source of energy — the same energy in the Milky Way — and use this infinite source to transform our physical and psychological conditions for a better, more balanced life.
HEALING is the application and benefit of awakening consciousness and wisdom when we work with energy as the foundational substance of the creative living universe within and around us.
True healing addresses the deepest causes of disease and life's problems beyond simply fixing the symptoms. It requires practice to become aware of and change the limited patterns of mind, body, and heart and to then address those energetic conditions. The result is improvement of health and wellbeing, including the transformation of chronic illness for both the long and short term. Healing also seeks – quite naturally – the deep transformation of the whole person, by realizing the whole unified harmony of the individual within and in relationship to the multi-dimensional unity of all life.
WISDOM is the understanding that arises from an awakening of our perception and consciousness of life. Ultimate wisdom is the ability to know and embody the creative source of the living universe, moment-to-moment. It is our conscious capacity to fully participate in the continuous dance of evolving creation.
WISDOM HEALING QIGONG is a Western expression of the most validated effective form of Qigong, cultivated and refined by Master Mingtong Gu. Its foundations stem from the practice of Zhineng Qigong, founded by Master Mingtong's revered and beloved teacher in China, Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming.
Qigong is the cosmology (theory) and technology (art) for consciousness to work with creative energy (chi). It is a creative union of consciousness and energy, which awakens the joy-full wisdom capacity of mind, heart, and body.