Written by Master Dao on Wednesday, November 03, 2021
The 3 Days of Meditation and Chan
The meditation and philosophy portion of the Shaolin Retreat runs from Wednesday to Friday. The purpose of these 3 days is for people to find time for themselves and to learn how the Shaolin philosophy of Chan (Zen) can help one to find peace in their lives.
Through guided meditation and philosophy with Master Dao, students work on the awareness of the self, clarify and manage the perceptual layers of our minds, and to develop the understanding of one's emotions and thoughts.
The day typically begins with Sunrise Qigong. No experience is necessary and Master Dao will teach students how to practice and develop the fundamentals of Shaolin Qigong.
This is followed by a short meditation session and then a nutritious breakfast.
After a short rest, we have several 20 minute sessions of guided meditation, philosophy, and contemplation exercises.
By noon, we have lunch together and then students are free to spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the wilderness and park facilities.
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