Qigong itself is an ancient healing technology and revitalized science of energy healing, developed through more than 5000 years of Chinese history. Energy is alive. Energy wants to move. Energy wants to connect. The more freely energy flows, the more alive and healthy we are, body, mind and spirit, and the more happy and joyous and free!
This energy which animates all life is referred to as Chi, (pronounced ‘Chee’) or spelled “Qi” as in Qigong. Qi means “life energy” and “gong” means working with it and cultivation of its benefits, cultivating our capacity and our confidence in fostering greater health, happiness and well-being.
Wisdom Healing Qigong with its “Qigong for Life” focus guides your mind to access more directly, more deeply and more gently the natural universal energy of life all around us and within us. As Wisdom Healing Qigong Master Mingtong Gu so often reminds us, “Where the mind goes, energy flows”.
As a Certified Level One Wisdom Healing Qigong Instructor I offer classes in the St. John’s at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road. Fall 2017 classes at The Lantern extend for 8 weeks from mid-October to mid-December.
Winter 2018 Wisdom Healing Qigong class flyer for easy reference and easy sharing.
A list of Wisdom Healing Teachers world-wide can be found in the Teacher Directory
Those newly certified as part of our class in October 2017 are pictured below:
The practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong itself as taught by Master Mingtong Gu guides you to access this energy of life to calm your mind, re-energize your body and your life by releasing the energy blockages caused by stress.
Through posture alignment, gentle movement, visualization, sound, breathing and conscious intention, the ancient practice of Qigong energy healing dynamically restores the life energy and creative power within you.
A key and constant focus with Mingtong is the releasing of energy blockages, whatever their source, and thus the creating and fostering of new, healthier energy patterns for greater health and happiness and fulfillment of life.
As the underlying causes of life’s challenges are released, you reconnect with the universal source and bring new and vital energy streams into the flow of life. With consistent daily practice, you amplify a web of positive changes for you, your loved ones, and all life on all kinds of levels.
Among the many styles of Qigong, Zhineng (Tszu-nen) Qigong, known as Wisdom Healing™ Qigong, is said to be one of the most powerful. Translated literally, Zhineng Qigong means “Cultivating Wisdom Energy Ability.”
READ MORE ON-LINE re What is Qigong at http://www.chicenter.com/Chi/AboutUs/index.cfm
About Mingtong Gu
“Mingtong lives what he teaches, exudes vibrancy and love,
supports the empowerment and health of each person
and shares his experience and knowledge
as a wisdom master.”
– Bruce Fabric, M.D., Board Certified Psychiatrist
Master Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized teacher and healer, teaching Qigong to thousands of people in the USA, China, and Europe. He trained with a variety of Grandmasters in China, including Dr. Pang Ming, a Qigong Grandmaster trained in Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Pang synthesized his profound medical knowledge of old and new healing sciences into this ancient Qigong practice of self-healing for our modern pragmatic world. He had founded in the 1980’s what later grew into the world’s largest Qigong hospital, a “medicine-less” hospital, the Zhineng Qigong Center, in China which has treated over 200,000 patients, with over 185 different illnesses, and with a 95% effective improvement rate. Extremely well documented research is available. Sorry the original link recently got deleted somehow. Link to be re-posted here shortly.
In 1997 Mingtong returned to China to study with Dr. Pang and to train at the hospital. There he observed thousands of cases of chronic and “incurable” diseases being healed.Witnessing these profound healing experiences inspired his dedication to the teaching and practice of Qigong healing.
Through this practice, he recovered from his own chronic conditions of severe asthma, scoliosis, back pain and kidney weakness.
In working with his students he found his life passion, purpose, and fulfillment in this union of spiritual practice and healing wisdom.
Mingtong was named Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th World Congress for Qigong and TCM in 2012, and is the founder of the Chi Center, formerly based at EarthRise at IONS in Petaluma, California, and relocated in October 2016 to an amazing site in Galisteo, NM.
Despite having earlier also earned several Masters Degrees while studying in the US, including in Math and The Fine Arts, Mingtong is quick to claim that the most important Mastery is that of oneself for one’s own self-healing and empowerment and for the healing of our whole Earth.
Master Gu’s teaching emphasizes activating the power of inner self-healing which facilitates the release of chronic illness, while improving health and well-being. Deep awakening and transformation typically arise in this process of healing. Wisdom Healing™ Qigong integrates many forms of traditional Qigong with Eastern and Western medicine. It is a concentrated and powerful system engaging all levels of physical, mental, emotional, and soulful healing.
Through posture, movement, sound, vizualization, breath and mental concentration, Qigong offers a methodology to rediscover the inner medicine – chi, the vital and natural healing resource within us. It does more than magnify the exchange of energy between ourselves and nature. In the process it enables us to fuse as One with the infinite creative power of the universe that ultimately is the origin of love, compassion, and the source of all healing.
“Master Mingtong Gu has brought a level of transmission of mind-body practice
that is unparalleled in my experience. Since making these teachings available to patients
in my medical practice, they become healthier and happier.”
– Brian Bouch, MD, Director of Hill Park Medical Center
“Mingtong is full of vitality, wisdom and skill. He is a real healer,
and the practices he teaches can change your life.”
– Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
and the author of several bestselling books.
To Read More of Mingtong’s Biography and Dr. Pang click here:
What are the benefits of Qigong?
By tapping into this ancient healing technology, you will develop powerful tools for self-healing.
Common Qigong Benefits:
• Strengthening your endocrine and immune systems
• Reducing stress, anxiety and depression
• Achieving a deeper sense of well-being, emotional stability and balance
• Becoming empowered to attract positive changes into your life
• Enhancing other mind-body-spiritual practices you may be following
• Deepening your connection to universal healing energy
Research has found Qigong training:
• Initiates the relaxation response; decreasing heart rate and blood pressure
• Alters the neurochemistry profile moderating pain, depression and addictive cravings,
as well as optimizing immune capability
• Enhances the efficiency of the immune system through increased rate and flow of the
• Improves resistance to disease and infection and increases the efficiency of cell metabolism
and tissue regeneration
• Coordinates right/left brain hemisphere dominance promoting deep sleep, reduced anxiety
and mental clarity
• Induces alpha and theta brain waves which reduce heart rate and blood pressure, facilitating
relaxation, and mental focus
• Moderates the function of the glands, as well as the fluid of the brain and spinal cord,
which mediates pain and mood, potentiating immune function
Numerous wonderful links to information about on-line options, as well as on-site options, can be found by visiting the Chi Center Home Page at www.chicenter.com These can be for a day, a weekend , a week or several weeks or months, including special shorter or longer retreats, and professional trainings.
At the bottom of the Home Page you can also sign up for the free Chi Center Newsletter to keep up to date on happenings and offerings.
Health, happiness and well-being sums up the Qigong For Life (QFL) Program’s 3 key focuses, all 3 very deeply intertwined. Click on the image for more details on a wonder-full introductory course … a great starting place for exploring …you can start anytime and from the comfort of your home on your own schedule …
This four week online course, “Wisdom Healing Qigong for Health and Happiness” is a wonderful opportunity to work with simple movements and sounds to increase your energy for more health and greater happiness.
Being offered at bonus rate of $57 instead of the usual $97 if registered for prior to February 16th
In case the usual link on the Chi Center Home Page still has a glitch, you can click here to register
Introductory Course, $57/Month
• You might consider registering now for the current 3-month on-line “Awakening Vitality” course which will introduce you to the Preliminary Movement Practices. It consists of a series of live on-line video and audio sessions. If you miss a live session, a copy will be available for you to watch or listen to at your convenience over the duration of the course and usually for a month after. A variety of daily practice material, audio, video and print, will also be available, with many of the items being available to download to your computer for keeping as part of a personal library of sorts for after the course ends as well.
Click on the Awakening Vitality icon on the Chi Center Home Page at www.chicenter.com for details about the course content and registration.
Local Community Practices:
• You are welcome to sign up for weekly local 8-week practice sessions Tuesday mornings from 10:30 – 12:00 and evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road in St. John’s. These practice sessions are open to both new and returning students.
Keep checking the NEWS menu for updates on other sessions to be determined as the year unfolds.
Cost for these introductory practice sessions will be a suggested voluntary contribution of $10/session … pay as you go … or according to what you can afford. Monies will be used to help support the continuation of Wisdom Healing Qigong as a Lantern Ministry and to help support the operation of the facility itself.
*** There are a variety of E-books to accompany on-line courses, as well as paperback books with CDs and DVDs that can be purchased from the Store in the menu bar on-line at The Chi Center
*** Visit You Tube for multiple videos of interviews and practices with Mingtong Gu by searching under Mingtong Gu or Wisdom Healing Qigong
*** Here is a You Tube link in which Mingtong Gu tells his personal healing story: (13:16)
“The Journey and the Vision” – https://vimeo.com/187993912
Here are a few simple You Tube links to start with for some Wisdom Healing Qigong basic understandings:
*** About Wisdom Healing Qigong (2:31)
*** Discover Qigong for Health and Wellness (7:04)
*** Here is a You Tube link for a 20 minute 100 Day Gong Challenge from Mingtong which again you can follow along with or simply watch and drink in for a taste. This was initially sent out to students and teachers 100 days prior to the opening of the new Chi Center in Santa Fe as a way of blessing the new Center in anticipation of its opening …
Click here for a printable handout to guide you through the various practices on the 100-Day Gong Video.
*** Master Mingtong Gu – at Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference (28:53)
Excellent re the “Science” of Qigong – so simply put!
Includes partial sound healing practice for 3 of the 5 organ systems organs about half-way through the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKilv8QmwbE
*** Chi and Food: How to eat energetic healing foods ( and much more!) (23:11)
More about HOW rather than WHAT we eat! This is especially good if you follow to the end re
how Qigong can help heal any disease and can also be an amazing support for those taking
medicines or doing treatments such as for Cancer or other major illnesses. Mingtong invites us
to a new understanding of all food and all medicine as powerful energy.
*** One of the healing practices we learn in WHQ is called “How to Heal with the Light Ball”
An introductory teaching and practice session with Mingtong can be found here on You Tube
Another of the healing practices is called The Inner Smile Meditation. Here is a 16 minute You Tube link to one such meditation called “Happiness Practice – Inner Smile” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3h6cV6qmjc
*** From time to time the Chi Center sends out invitations to participate in free one-hour on-line live sessions with Mingtong. It’s easy to be added to their mailing list. See Contact Us link in Menu. Click below for a link for the Free Class on July 23, 2016 which you can follow along with … well worth revisiting and practicing with repeatedly … even in small chunks … whole class is about 75 minutes. The class was attended by people all around the world on five continents! We created a wonderful Chi Field together, that you can share through watching this video recording. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO RECORDING
*** Here is another easy access set of videos you may enJOY browsing … recently put together by The Chi Center and can be found by clicking this link … Chi Center You Tube Videos & access to practice videos
The movements, the sounds/chanting, the visualizations
can be done in any position,
standing, sitting or lying down,
according to each one’s ability, for whatever reason.
As Mingtong says repeatedly,
all you need is “your own best effort”
and the Chi will do the rest!