• Toronto Full Inner Peace Qigong / Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi and Much More..)
    TORONTO: Join Hae Kwang Sunim for The Full Bad Stress Out "'Inner Peace" Qigong - Don't Miss It! **THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER QI-GONG YOU EVER EXPERIENCED** TORONTO Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong. Workshop / Investment: Only $20.00 / 2 hrs **Benefits of attending this class** ***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels and the infusion of fresh Qi and Peace through the body (reconnection to the Universal Qi field). ***Conveniently located just steps from St. Clair Subway station. **Includes sharing tea circle at the end of class. We supply use of meditation chairs, and blankets. Also very special Tea at the beginning and end of class. About Inner Peace Qigong "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer. All are welcome!! **What to Bring? A yoga mat and anything else that will make you comfortable for this class. A friend! FREE EXTRA: Attending this class allows you to attend "Learn and become skilled in the art of MEDITATION" IN BRAMPTON (or on line by emailing [masked]). See "Free Extra" at bottom. Class Benefits Include: Reduced stress level / deepening mind-body connection, improved chi flow, blood pressure, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day) improved vitality and everyday physical functioning. UNDERSTANDING Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" ZEN QIGONG Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being. Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice: Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness. Emotional Benefits: The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity. Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong: The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways. As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process. Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind. Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.) "When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." - Hae Kwang Sunim About Qigong Exercise: "If the energy circulates from the center to the extremities one will remain in perfect health. If one furthermore stretches and twists, this will keep the body trim." - Hua Tuo "For optimal health, we need body and spirit, exercise (ming) and meditation, awareness of the inner world and the outer. In other words, health requires balance and moderation. The goal of qigong may be summarized as xing ming shuang xiu, "spirit and body equally refined and cultivated." Cultivate your whole being, as you would cultivate a garden - with attention, care, and even love." ----------------------------------------------------------------- BONUS EXTRA: Attending this class allows you to attend on ONE of the dates below / one of the classes called "Learn and become skilled in the art of MEDITATION (5:30 / 6:30 (Dinner 7:30 pm) IN BRAMPTON on either Sept 26 or Nov 28 / 2018 > Jan 23rd, March 27th, May 22nd, July 24th, Sept 25th, Nov 27th. ***See MEETUP calendar at the link below, on these dates, for more information and class description: https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/events/ Questions? Email us at [masked] ----------------------------------------------------------------- About The Teacher: Hae Kwang Sunim started training at the age of 18 in Thailand. He has taken full seminary and in temple training, with graduated ordinations (including Bhikkhu ordination) under Patriarch Kun Sunim in South Korea. He spent over 25 years distilling the deepest and hardest to grasp teachings into a simplified language so it can be taught and effectively applied directly in daily life. In 2005 (2549), the 19th Headquarters in Korea appointed Venerable Hae Kwang as Director of Bo Kwang Zen Center Palm Springs, U.S.A. In 2013, the Western Bhikkhus Council nominated Hae Kwang Sunim 교구장 Kyo Goo Jahng of all American-European Temples (closest english translation: North American-European Oversight Head / Bishop / Director). We have over 3,100 Zen Temples in Korea alone. One of those temples, Seonamsa is a beautiful temple complex tucked away in the scenic mountains of Korea. It was originally built about 1300 years ago. Qigong and Mind-Body Training Hae Kwang Sunim drew from the most effective mind-body teachings he acquired from studying under different teachers in the East, including the teachings of Wat Bua Luang in Thailand. The methodology is based on the ancient Eastern principles of Hai Palung (Energy Healing), Pon Klie Kwan Sow (Emotional Release), Meditation, Food Based Healing and the importance of compassion, gratitude, oneness, outreach and the need to support the whole person holistically - body, mind and spirit. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Moo Do Arrival 11:30 (for 11:45 am set up)

    Hasu Dojo at Yonge and St Clair (Yonge/St.Clair)

    1431 Yonge Street Upper Level · Toronto,, ON

  • Mastering Mind Class: Learn the HOW TO of Living Zen & Inner Peace - Go Deeper
    JOIN OUR SPECIAL 2:45 PM CLASS (90 Minutes) Living Everyday Zen / Mastering The Mind (This is an Interactive Community Class - ALL ARE WELCOME**) Learn HOW to "let go" deeper - You were born to be free! Investment: 90 Minute Classes $15 In this class Hae Kwang Sunim will share his many AMAZING teachings of ZEN & QIGONG HEALING which he learned while living in the monasteries abroad as he studied and trained to become a Monk! Learn HOW to access the Stillness and Qi Vitality that is your birth right. In very practical language this class emphasizes tools and essential / experiential Zen mechanics to bring peace and harmony back into ones daily life. Topics also include: What increases ‘Monkey Mind’ and strengthens unsupportive thought patterns in our rotating mental / psychological orbit. How to untie painful knots and access True Self. Ego 101 and Instructions on the skillful use of the Zen Scalpel that liberate us from so many judgmental, limiting beliefs. Zen, Releasing & Inner Freedom: Mind and the two operating systems and how to address acidic ‘holding patterns’ and the body’s residual (energetic) karmic pull which can keep us stuck and limits deeper spiritual insights from arising. This class “visually” explores the deeper aspects of ego, its maturation and Velcro hold in the body-mind. It also addresses the ‘backward step’ to the boundless fundamental consciousness and freedom beyond the ego’s karmic pull. **Register Today **Please Register on Meetup as early as possible. Come enjoy the wonderful group atmosphere! About the presenter: The founder of ‘Inner Peace Zen Qigong’ Hae Kwang Sunim, has trained in Thailand and Korea and for over a decade, he has been conducting classes and workshops across California and Ontario. He is a fully ordained Zen Monk (Bhikkhu) and Vice Dean at (I.B.S.) which is part of Dong Bang University Korea. He received his ordination as Bodhi-Cari at Bo Kwang Zen Center Anaheim, his Samanera ordination at I.B.M.C. in Los Angeles, California and Bhikkhu ordination at Taego Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. For more information on Hae Kwang Sunim please see / click here: http://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/messages/boards/thread/48532908 Hae Kwang Sunim currently acts as Abbot of Bo Kwang Meditation Centre in Brampton with satellite locations in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Newmarket, Whitby, Toronto and Orangeville. For more information please see links below: About Pon Klie The P.K. practices taught in this ongoing class series is not another self-help tool. It's a clearing tool or Samurai Sword that cuts through and gets us beyond unsupportive thoughts, beliefs and mental processes. In unawareness, acidic thoughts can multiply, dissipate our energy and cause contraction on many levels. P.K. systematically trains the mind to be less 'Velcro' and more skillful at not binding to mind objects (especially unsupportive, judgmental thoughts). Conditioning is similar to the downloading of many programs into a mental computer. By middle age, people are saturated with downloads (i.e., mental connections made through past experiences as children, past relationships, work colleagues, parents and their related expectations, guru’s, etc., etc.). When hot topic issues become full in our neuro nets, the mind can even start to condition further on its own. However, with the Zen Scalpel, one comes to see the letting go process at a deeper level. They come to see what is behind conditioning, and that conditioning is empty of self. Through the skillful use of the Zen Scalpel, unsupportive conditioning naturally dissolves. Knowing the proper process is key and if one mentally grasps even slightly, the process becomes corrupted. By applying what you learn in this class, peace starts to take centre stage more and more. Learning how to shift perspective from what we call "Small Mind" to “Big Mind” and to peacefully abide from there is critically important for the nervous system (and healing overall). It's also the doorway to accessing innate wisdom and true compassion. With practice, the heart opens and addictions, ill will and cravings start to fall away. People from many different religious and cultural backgrounds study Zen & Qigong. It serves a great need. Ultimately, world peace can only be achieved if we first establish peace within our own minds. The body is a self-healing organism, so it's really about clearing things out of the way so the body can better heal itself. Over time, with this 2,500 plus year technology, the mind unveils its pure, true nature, perfect and boundless. "There is a bright pearl within me, Buried for a long time under dust. Today, the dust is gone and the light radiates, Shining through all the mountains and rivers." - Zen Master Yueh of Ch'a-ling With visual aids and practical language, Hae Kwang Sunim makes the most abstract teachings clear. These interactive classes "cut to the chase" and emphasize practical tools and the essential Zen teachings to bring peace and harmony back into daily life. Scientific research is providing ample evidence of the value of this ancient path in improving your health and quality of life. If you wish to go deeper and access a greater ability to live and love fully, join us and start making this class a regular drop. All Are Welcome. *** Past class comments: "Excellent class - Hae Kwang Robert provided a wonderful and simplistic understanding of basic Zen, providing many answers, along with the practical tools of 'how to make it work' in my life... These are the answers I've been looking for... thank you. - Rob. L IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE! Andrea “ Enlightening ” - Han Zhang “ The most effective spiritual understanding I've ever received! ” - Rick Goeldner “ It is fantastic and I can;t wait for my next class. ” - Michelle Truelove “ After attending this wprkshop I can now say that I'm not seeking to become anything! LOL :) All is within and I'am thrilled that Hae Kwang is sharing his wisdom and aiding in my awakening. The Qi-gong and meditations alone are worth coming out to any meeting for and the energy work well is just simply amazing! ” - Emily “ It is a life saver ;o))) ” - Dae Bosal “ Love it ” - Gloria Brock For more class reviews click here: http://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/about/comments/?op=all ----------------------------------------------------------

    Hasu Dojo at Yonge and St Clair (Yonge/St.Clair)

    1431 Yonge Street Upper Level · Toronto,, ON

  • Brampton Full Inner Peace Qigong: Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi Plus Meditation
    Join Hae Kwang Sunim for The Full Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" Qigong - Don't Miss It! **THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER QI-GONG YOU EVER EXPERIENCED** Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong. Investment: Only $15.00 Extra Tonight: This Class INCLUDES our sesion of Zazen Meditaton after Qigong. If new to Zazen Meditation please read "How to do Zazen Meditation before arriving. Click here https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/pages/26804712/How_To_Do_Zazen_Meditation_%28Please_read_before_att/ **Benefits of attending this class** ***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels and the infusion of fresh Qi and Peace through the body (reconnection to the Universal Qi field). About Inner Peace Qigong "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer. All are welcome!! **What to Bring A yoga mat and anything else that will make you comfortable for this class. A friend! Note: We have extra yoga mats, blankets, etc., but we recommend bringing a yoga mat to place over ours for optimal 'Inner Qigong' comfort. We supply use of meditation chairs and blankets (please arrive 15 minutes early). Class Benefits Include: Reduced stress level / deepening mind-body connection, improved blood pressure, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day), strengthen mind awareness and inner peace, vitality, and everyday physical functioning. UNDERSTANDING Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" ZEN QIGONG Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being. Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice: Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness. Emotional Benefits: The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity. Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong: The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways. As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process. Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind. Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.) "When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS positive, loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." - Hae Kwang Sunim About Qigong Exercise: "If the energy circulates from the center to the extremities one will remain in perfect health. If one furthermore stretches and twists, this will keep the body trim." - Hua Tuo Questions? Email us at [masked] ----------------------------------------------------------------- About The Teacher: Hae Kwang Sunim started training at the age of 18 in Thailand. He has taken full seminary and in temple training, with graduated ordinations (including Bhikkhu ordination) under Patriarch Kun Sunim in South Korea. He spent over 25 years distilling the deepest and hardest to grasp teachings into a simplified language so it can be taught and effectively applied directly in daily life. In 2005 (2549), the 19th Headquarters in Korea appointed Venerable Hae Kwang as Director of Bo Kwang Zen Center Palm Springs, U.S.A. In 2013, the Western Bhikkhus Council nominated Hae Kwang Sunim 교구장 Kyo Goo Jahng of all American-European Temples (closest english translation: North American-European Oversight Head / Bishop / Director). Qigong and Mind-Body Training Hae Kwang Sunim drew from the most effective mind-body teachings he acquired from studying under different teachers in the East, including the teachings of Wat Bua Luang in Thailand. The methodology is based on the ancient Eastern principles of Hai Palung (Energy Healing), Pon Klie Kwan Sow (Emotional Release), Meditation, Food Based Healing and the importance of compassion, gratitude, oneness, outreach and the need to support the whole person holistically - body, mind and spirit.

    Bo Kwang Meditation Centre (Brampton) - Follow Board Walk to the Back

    57 Gorevale Drive · Brampton, ON

  • OAKVILLE/MISSISSAUGA: Full Inner Peace Qigong w/ Hae Kwang 10:00 a.m. (@UNITY)
    Join Hae Kwang Sunim for Full 'Inner Peace' Qigong - Don't Miss It! ***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels and the reconnection to the Universal Qi field. Register Today... Investment: $20 (includes special tea and sharing circle after). About Inner Peace Qigong "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer. Benefits Include: Increased overall fitness, flexibility and toning of the muscles, reduced stress level / tolerance, improved blood pressure, stronger bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day) improved vitality and everyday physical functioning. UNDERSTANDING PK ZEN QIGONG Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being. Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice: Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness. Emotional Benefits: The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity. Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong: The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways. As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process. Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind. Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.) "When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS positive, loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." - Hae Kwang Sunim "For optimal health, we need body and spirit, exercise (ming) and meditation, awareness of the inner world and the outer. In other words, health requires balance and moderation. The goal of qigong may be summarized as xing ming shuang xiu, "spirit and body equally refined and cultivated." Cultivate your whole being, as you would cultivate a garden - with attention, care, and even love." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cell Phones: Please no cell phones inside the practice room (unless phone is fully shut off prior to coming in). This time is for you the outside world can wait. Scents:Whether perfume, cologne or an essential oil, what smells good to one person might cause nausea to another, please refrain from wearing any scented products on skin or clothes while in class. Arriving: Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your class. Give yourself the time to get settled before you start your practice.

    UNITY

    3075 Ridgeway Dr. Units 6-8-10 · Mississauga, ON

  • Healing The Body (7:00 pm) Mastering The Mind (8:10pm) With Hae Kwang - 2 for 1!
    JOIN US for 'Qigong for the Body' (7 pm) OR 8:10 pm for (Mastering The Mind). Doors open at 6:45 pm! Class starts promptly at 7 pm. ** Special 2 classes for the price of 1 These are TWO classes - Investment is $15 for the 7 pm qigong class or $15 for the 8:10 pm class (HOW to "let go" deeper - the core interactive Mastering Mind Class. Learn the HOW TO of Inner Freedom & Lasting Peace: This 'Qigong for the Body' class is for anyone who is interested in Mind-Body Healing at a deeper level and for ‘experiencing’ peace and harmony in their life. Each class begins with a full Guided Qigong Release through the body, Pon Klie 'Inner Peace' Qigong w/ instructions to discharge all negative, stale energy and stress. Through this opening practice, meridian channels open, contracted stagnant energy releases, and fresh Qi (Chi) gets infused into the body - body part by body part. ALL ARE WELCOME!! Learn HOW to "let go" deeper - You were born to be free! In the second class Hae Kwang Sunim will share his many AMAZING teachings of ZEN & QIGONG HEALING which he learned while living in the monasteries abroad as he studied and trained to become a Monk! Learn HOW to access the Stillness and Qi Vitality that is your birth right. In very practical language this class emphasizes tools and essential / experiential Zen mechanics to bring peace and harmony back into ones daily life. Topics also include: What increases ‘Monkey Mind’ and strengthens unsupportive thought patterns in our rotating mental / psychological orbit. How to untie painful knots and access True Self. Ego 101 and Instructions on the skillful use of the Zen Scalpel that liberate us from so many judgmental, limiting beliefs. Zen, Releasing & Inner Freedom: Mind and the two operating systems and how to address acidic ‘holding patterns’ and the body’s residual (energetic) karmic pull which can keep us stuck and limits deeper spiritual insights from arising. This class “visually” explores the deeper aspects of ego, its maturation and Velcro hold in the body-mind. It also addresses the ‘backward step’ to the boundless fundamental consciousness and freedom beyond the ego’s karmic pull. **Register Today **Please Register on Meetup as early as possible. Come enjoy a wonderful smaller group atmosphere! About the presenter: The founder of ‘Inner Peace Zen Qigong’ Hae Kwang Sunim, has trained in Thailand and Korea and for over a decade, he has been conducting classes and workshops across California and Ontario. He is a fully ordained Zen Monk (Bhikkhu) and Vice Dean at (I.B.S.) which is part of Dong Bang University South Korea. He received his ordination as Bodhi-Cari at Bo Kwang Zen Center Anaheim, his Samanera ordination at I.B.M.C. in Los Angeles, California and Bhikkhu ordination in Seoul, South Korea. For more information on Hae Kwang Sunim please see / click here: http://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/messages/boards/thread/48532908 Hae Kwang Sunim currently acts as Abbot of Bo Kwang Meditation Centre in Brampton with satellite locations in Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Whitby and Toronto. For more information please see links below: About Pon Klie The P.K. practices taught in this ongoing class series is not another self-help tool. It's a clearing tool or Samurai Sword that cuts through and gets us beyond unsupportive thoughts, beliefs and mental processes. In unawareness, acidic thoughts can multiply, dissipate our energy and cause contraction on many levels. P.K. systematically trains the mind to be less 'Velcro' and more skillful at not binding to mind objects (especially unsupportive, judgmental thoughts). Conditioning is similar to the downloading of many programs into a mental computer. By middle age, people are saturated with downloads (i.e., mental connections made through past experiences as children, past relationships, work colleagues, parents and their related expectations, guru’s, etc., etc.). When hot topic issues become full in our neuro nets, the mind can even start to condition further on its own. However, with the Zen Scalpel, one comes to see the letting go process at a deeper level. They come to see what is behind conditioning, and that conditioning is empty of self. Through the skillful use of the Zen Scalpel, unsupportive conditioning naturally dissolves. Knowing the proper process is key and if one mentally grasps even slightly, the process becomes corrupted. By applying what you learn in this class, peace starts to take centre stage more and more. Learning how to shift perspective from what we call "Small Mind" to “Big Mind” and to peacefully abide from there is critically important for the nervous system (and healing overall). It's also the doorway to accessing innate wisdom and true compassion. With practice, the heart opens and addictions, ill will and cravings start to fall away. People from many different religious and cultural backgrounds study Zen & Qigong. It serves a great need. Ultimately, world peace can only be achieved if we first establish peace within our own minds. "When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS positive, loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." - Hae Kwang Sunim The body is a self-healing organism, so it's really about clearing things out of the way so the body can better heal itself. Over time, with this 2,500 plus year technology, the mind unveils its pure, true nature, perfect and boundless. "There is a bright pearl within me, Buried for a long time under dust. Today, the dust is gone and the light radiates, Shining through all the mountains and rivers." - Master Yueh of Ch'a-ling *** With visual aids and practical language, Hae Kwang Sunim makes the most abstract teachings clear. These interactive classes "cut to the chase" and emphasize practical tools and the essential Zen teachings to bring peace and harmony back into daily life. Scientific research is providing ample evidence of the value of this ancient path in improving your health and quality of life. If you wish to go deeper and access a greater ability to live and love fully, join us and start making this class a regular drop. All Are Welcome. *** Cell Phones: Please no cell phones inside the practice room (unless phone is fully shut off prior to coming in). This time is for you the outside world can wait. Scents:Whether perfume, cologne or an essential oil, what smells good to one person might cause nausea to another, please refrain from wearing any scented products on skin or clothes while in class. Arriving: Please arrive early. Give yourself the time to get settled before you start your practice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Private Sessions With Hae Kwang Sunim (Body Work / Training-Coaching / Corporate) FOR INFORMATION, CLICK HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/pages/22997236/Private_Sessions_With_Hae_Kwang_Sunim_(One-on-One)/

    Bo Kwang Meditation Centre (Brampton) - Follow Board Walk to the Back

    57 Gorevale Drive · Brampton, ON

  • Qigong & Longer Sitting: Learn and become skilled in the art of MEDITATION
    SPECIAL CLASS - JOIN US FOR INNER QIGONG AND A CHANCE TO GO DEEPER (INSIDE). This class will help you to establish a daily qigong 'iner life' practice and a review of how to release all stagnant qi in the body. CLASS ALSO INCLUDES A CHANCE TO SIT LONGER AFTER STILL QIGONG. Investment: $15.00 Please note that this is a time to deepen the roots of your practice, to connect with quiet and cultivate inner peace (and all the benefits that come with meditation). YOU WILL ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE CORE OF ZAZEN AND ITS APPLICATION IN DAILY LIFE. Zazen Meditation focuses on the art of creating a deeper foundation of awareness in daily life. No matter how busy we get, it’s so important to take the time to harness the power of P.K. and meditation and connect with a deeper place of peace and oneness (undivided mind). To not lose our (S)elf in the world. Join this Zazen Meditation practice class. You will be made to feel completely at home... We send you peace, joy and love. If you are not familiar with Zazen Meditation please read the article below before arriving. ***Please Read: 'How To Do Zazen'*** https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/messages/boards/thread/49838978 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- How To Do Zazen (Starting a Zazen Meditation Practice) - By Hae Kwang Sunim The Body and Sitting Posture At our centre we have backjack chairs, meditation benches, regular chairs and cushions. A raised cushion or the bench helps tilt the pelvis forward slightly and assists in putting a natural curve in the spine. This helps one maintain good posture during meditation. The upper body is upright out of the hip joints and over time this opens the hips. The spine is extended and the chin is tucked slightly in. The shoulders are relaxed, the tongue is pressed lightly against the upper palate of the mouth (the L spot) and the nose should be directly over the navel. During Zazen, eyes can be closed or slightly open and downcast on the ground about two or three feet in front of you. When eyes are slightly open one is less likely to get carried away with thoughts and images. If choosing to have eyes open, let the eyes be slightly covered with the eyelids and avoid focussing on anything directly in front of you. While in Zazen, the muscles should be soft and the spine straight so you can sit balanced, grounded and stable without using body strength to hold the posture. The hands form a Mudra: Concerning hand position, let the dominant hand hold the other hand, both palms facing upwards, and let the knuckles of both hands overlap (eg. if right-handed, the right hand is holding the left hand). Let both thumbs lightly touch and rest on the upturned soles of your feet or on your thighs. Note: this cosmic mudra tends to direct attention inward. Sitting Postures OPTION 1: There are a number of very acceptable posture in Zazen. The first is the FULL LOTUS (shown above). For full lotus, each foot is positioned up on top of the opposite thigh. The full lotus is difficult and for most people the half lotus is much more practical. Please note that there are no special benefits in doing the full lotus over the other positions below. Choose what is best suited for your body. Other easier sitting postures are as follows: OPTION 2: The HALF LOTUS (shown above) (only one foot is placed on the thigh of the other leg.) When doing the half lotus it’s possible that one will have to slightly compensate in the upper body to be aligned straight. To start to open the hips its a good idea to alternate the leg you bring up in your Zazen meditations. OPTION 3: The Burmese Position (shown above) The Burmese position is the easiest position. Simply cross both legs and let both feet rest on the floor. If using a Zafu cushion the knees should be resting on the floor. Be sure to sit a bit forward on the cushion and keep the spine straight with a slight curve in the lower spine. With spine straight and body soft, one can sit with very little physical effort. OPTION 4: The Seiza Position (shown above) To sit seiza simply take the kneeling position and use a pillow to keep the weight off your ankles. Or you can sit seiza by sitting on the small meditation bench we have in the meditation hall. The bench helps to keeps the weight off the calves and feet and it supports a straight spine when meditating. OPTION 5: Finally one can use a Chair. The key points if using a chair is to be sure the feet are flat on the floor. If the chair is too high, use a pillow under your feet to stay grounded, with feet flat and connected to the earth. Be sure to sit on the forward half of the chair. You can put a cushion between your back and the back part of the chair, to help ensure the spine stays straight. Some people like to have a small mouldable cushion under the back part of their rear to help maintain a solid base when using a chair. In all Zazen meditation positions we hold the posture with dignity and avoid slouching. This will support alertness. State of the mind: Alert: A stable sitting position supports the practice. The intention is to be alert, aware, present, without judgment, to be just present to what is arising in the present moment. To fully allow it to be there without resistance. Feel the breath at the nostrils and let your thoughts come and go. Do not identify yourself with your thoughts - they are just thoughts moving. Know this moment by moment... Note: Stay alert, watchful and aware and just allow / accept all thoughts and feelings in the moment. Be the open space for whatever thoughts or feeling that move through. Don’t entangle, don’t engage, don’t move into a conversation with what arrises. With alert awareness, just let what comes come and mindfully know it, free of added commentary. When taking your Zazen posture, commit to being fully present with energy and alertness. If habit energy pushes to entangle into stories of the day, day dreams into future, lulls into a sense it has seen this all before, or goes dull, take a few deep breaths and recommit to each second. Commit to seeing what is really going on in the the body and mind. This takes us back to the Now, to reality. This moment by moment practice of staying present grows the strength of awareness. With strong awareness we can start to settle the turbidity within and perceive what is really happening. Coming to Stillness: With regular practice, change starts to occur within. One starts to see that they are not the seemingly endless stream of thoughts and the emotion that thoughts spawn. The phantom “little me” that spins out stories through the day (and is not against making night visits) assessing everything as it relates to benefit, threat, past and future, judges, and endlessly comments. This is the small self and it thinks it is running he entire show called “my life”. The truth is it is just a tool and it has a usefulness to it but it is but a small part of a much bigger picture. Unfortunately, once it gets dialled up, it stages a coup and takes over the host (moves our precious life) and in unawareness, we follow what it dictates about us, others and the world around us. There is no lasting peace when we live life in its domain. With Zazen and sincere Zen Life Practice, this small me starts to loose its hold. Its loudness starts to soften. Its pull weakens and it gets relegated back to its original tool in the tool box. Back to something we use and not a something that uses us (not a dictator). How many times do you have thoughts in an hour? How many times does a thought have you in an hour? How many times are we in the box (in its domain)? How often are we out of the box (how often do we see the thought)? Zen and Zen Life Practice frees us from the conditioned stories. It opens the door to stillness, to clarity, to being awake with a body that can better experience ease... The key at first however is to be patient and yet, persistent. Let go of goals and ideas of how this is going to “fix” me and make me better (future). Just give yourself over to the practice and let it unfold on its time frame. Be careful of over striving, efforting and inner dialogues of how it is supposed to be. See those aspects when they arise and make even that a part of your Zen practice (witnessing it / feeling it / allowing it to be there). See it and don’t push it away or entangle with it. Let the waters settle, uncover your true face. When done regularly, Zazen starts to free us from our addiction to thinking. If we don’t take the practice into our hearts and get in touch with it, we may never get the opportunity to go beyond the little me. To open to stillness, to unhook the little me and know your True Self. A Note for beginners: It is recommended that one start slowly in their meditation practice e.g. five or ten minutes only per day in the first week. This can be increased to15 minutes daily during the second and third week and 20 or so minutes daily from the third week on. It is valuable to practice regularly (especially with community). What is also important is taking the practice into our daily life. The true practice is the integration of Zen Life Practice in all areas of our life. For more information on how to apply this in daily life join our weekly Zen tea circles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Zen, in its essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one's own being, and it points the way from bondage to freedom. By making us drink right from the fountain of life it liberates us from all the yokes under which we finite beings are usually suffering in this world." - D.T. Suzuki Zen Biology UTube: Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9BBy3aidRE Why attend with regularity? Zazen relies on regularity, habit and at the beginning - feedback and support. It certainly is no performance contest, or forced activity. To sit Zazen is really as simple as choosing to do so. If you choose to do so, there is no question that you will be capable of it. So the real issue is not whether or not you will 'succeed', but whether or not you may be willing to start. Sitting Zazen is to be one with your present experience. Being one with your present experience is to become one with yourself - to re-harmonize and unentangle as we walk the path. And truly being one with yourself is actually to start the unbinding process. Whatever benefits that may come from Zen practice, they will come not from trying to control or force change, but from being wholeheartedly present and letting go. As we practice, layers of contraction, unsupportive thoughts and anxiety will start to fall away. An inner strength steadily grows and one starts to operate from a place that runs deeper than the exclusively conditioned mind. Recommended Articles: Zen & Conditioning by Dr. James H. Austin, M.D. P.h.D. CLICK HERE: https://wordpress.com/post/innerlifeweb.wordpress.com/24 Or Here: https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/messages/boards/thread/49838978 The Psychology of Zen: Possibilities for Western Psychotherapy by Reginald H. Pawle, P.h.D. CLICK HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/messages/boards/thread/50265563 Or Here: https://wordpress.com/post/innerlifeweb.wordpress.com/41 Meditation is a little like a light switch, permitting access to electricity that’s already in the walls. Perseverance is the key, not how you feel.

    Bo Kwang Meditation Centre (Brampton) - Follow Board Walk to the Back

    57 Gorevale Drive · Brampton, ON

  • OAKVILLE/MISSISSAUGA: Full Inner Peace Qigong w/ Hae Kwang 10:00 a.m. (@UNITY)
    Join Hae Kwang Sunim for Full 'Inner Peace' Qigong - Don't Miss It! ***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels and the reconnection to the Universal Qi field. Register Today... Investment: $20 (includes special tea and sharing circle after). About Inner Peace Qigong "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer. Benefits Include: Increased overall fitness, flexibility and toning of the muscles, reduced stress level / tolerance, improved blood pressure, stronger bones, joints, tendons and ligaments, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day) improved vitality and everyday physical functioning. UNDERSTANDING PK ZEN QIGONG Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being. Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice: Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness. Emotional Benefits: The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity. Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong: The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways. As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process. Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind. Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.) "When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS positive, loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." - Hae Kwang Sunim "For optimal health, we need body and spirit, exercise (ming) and meditation, awareness of the inner world and the outer. In other words, health requires balance and moderation. The goal of qigong may be summarized as xing ming shuang xiu, "spirit and body equally refined and cultivated." Cultivate your whole being, as you would cultivate a garden - with attention, care, and even love." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cell Phones: Please no cell phones inside the practice room (unless phone is fully shut off prior to coming in). This time is for you the outside world can wait. Scents:Whether perfume, cologne or an essential oil, what smells good to one person might cause nausea to another, please refrain from wearing any scented products on skin or clothes while in class. Arriving: Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your class. Give yourself the time to get settled before you start your practice.

    UNITY

    3075 Ridgeway Dr. Units 6-8-10 · Mississauga, ON

  • TORONTO-HIGH PARK Full Inner Peace Qigong / Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi + More
    OPTIMIZE MIND-BODY-QI! Join Hae Kwang Sunim for The Full Bad Stress Out "'Inner Peace" Qigong - Don't Miss It! **THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER QI-GONG YOU EVER EXPERIENCED** High Park Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong. No previous experience required. Workshop / Investment: Only $20.00 **Benefits of attending this class** ***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels and the infusion of fresh Qi and Peace through the body (reconnection to the Universal Qi field). No experience required to attend! **Includes sharing tea circle at the end of class. We supply use of meditation chairs, and blankets. Also very special Tea at the beginning and end of class. About Inner Peace Qigong "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in South Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer. All are welcome!! **What to Bring? A yoga mat and anything else that will make you comfortable for this class. A friend! Class Benefits Include: Reduced stress level / deepening mind-body connection, improved chi flow, blood pressure, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day) improved vitality and everyday physical functioning. UNDERSTANDING Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" ZEN QIGONG Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being. Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice: Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness. Emotional Benefits: The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity. Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong: The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways. As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process. Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind. Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.) Questions? Email us at [masked] **** About The Teacher: Hae Kwang Sunim started training at the age of 18 in Thailand. He has taken full seminary and in temple training, with graduated ordinations (including Bhikkhu ordination) under Patriarch Kun Sunim in South Korea. He spent over 25 years distilling the deepest and hardest to grasp teachings into a simplified language so it can be taught and effectively applied directly in daily life. In 2005 (2549), the 19th Headquarters in Korea appointed Venerable Hae Kwang as Director of Bo Kwang Zen Center Palm Springs, U.S.A. In 2013, the Western Bhikkhus Council nominated Hae Kwang Sunim 교구장 Kyo Goo Jahng of all American-European Temples (closest english translation: North American-European Oversight Head / Bishop / Director). We have over 3,100 Zen Temples in Korea alone. One of those temples, Seonamsa is a beautiful temple complex tucked away in the scenic mountains of Korea. It was originally built about 1300 years ago. Qigong and Mind-Body Training Hae Kwang Sunim drew from the most effective mind-body teachings he acquired from studying under different teachers in the East, including the teachings of Wat Bua Luang in Thailand. The methodology is based on the ancient Eastern principles of Hai Palung (Energy Healing), Pon Klie Kwan Sow (Emotional Release), Meditation, Food Based Healing and the importance of compassion, gratitude, oneness, outreach and the need to support the whole person holistically - body, mind and spirit. ------------------------------------------------------------------

    High Park Martial Arts Studio

    3094 Dundas Street West, · Toronto, , ON

  • Mastering Mind: Learn the HOW TO of 'Living Zen & Inner Peace' - Go Deeper
    Mastering Mind: Learn the HOW TO of 'Living Zen & Inner Peace' - Go Deeper SPECIAL CLASS - SPECIAL TEACHING $20 > ($15 ONLY IF TAKING EARLIER QIGONG CLASS) Mastering The Mind. Learn HOW to "let go" deeper - You were born to be free! (Ten People Required to run the class. BRING A FRIEND : ) In very practical language this class emphasizes tools and essential / experiential Zen mechanics to bring peace and harmony back into ones daily life. Topics also include: What increases ‘Monkey Mind’ and strengthens unsupportive thought patterns in our rotating mental / psychological orbit. How to untie painful knots and access True Self. Ego 101 and Instructions on the skillful use of the Zen Scalpel that liberate us from so many judgmental, limiting beliefs. Mind and the two operating systems and how to address acidic ‘holding patterns’ and the body’s residual (energetic) karmic pull which can keep us stuck and limits deeper spiritual insights from arising. This class “visually” explores the deeper aspects of ego, its maturation and Velcro hold in the body-mind. It also addresses the ‘backward step’ to the boundless fundamental consciousness and freedom beyond the ego’s karmic pull. The P.K. practices taught in this ongoing class is not another self-help tool. It's a clearing tool or Samurai Sword that cuts through and gets us beyond unsupportive thoughts, beliefs and mental processes. In unawareness, acidic thoughts can multiply, dissipate our energy and cause contraction on many levels. P.K. systematically trains the mind to be less 'Velcro' and more skillful at not binding to mind objects (especially unsupportive, judgmental thoughts). Conditioning is similar to the downloading of many programs into a mental computer. By middle age, people are saturated with downloads (i.e., mental connections made through past experiences as children, past relationships, work colleagues, parents and their related expectations, guru’s, etc., etc.). When hot topic issues become full in our neuro nets, the mind can even start to condition further on its own. However, with the Zen Scalpel, one comes to see the letting go process at a deeper level. Knowing the proper process is key and if one mentally grasps even slightly, the process becomes corrupted. By applying what you learn in this class, peace starts to take centre stage more and more. Learning how to shift perspective from what we call "Small Mind" to “Big Mind” and to peacefully abide from there is critically important for the nervous system (and healing overall). It's also the doorway to accessing innate wisdom and true compassion. With practice, the heart opens and addictions, ill will and cravings start to fall away. People from many different religious and cultural backgrounds study this Universl process. It serves a great need. Ultimately, world peace can only be achieved if we first establish peace within our own minds. "There is a bright pearl within me, Buried for a long time under dust. Today, the dust is gone and the light radiates, Shining through all the mountains and rivers." - Zen Master Yueh of Ch'a-ling With visual aids and practical language, Hae Kwang Sunim makes the most abstract teachings clear. Scientific research is providing ample evidence of the value of this ancient path in improving your health and quality of life. If you wish to go deeper start making this class a regular drop in. All Are Welcome. *** "Excellent class - Hae Kwang Robert provided a wonderful and simplistic understanding of basic Zen, providing many answers, along with the practical tools of 'how to make it work' in my life... These are the answers I've been looking for... thank you. - Rob. L “ The most effective spiritual understanding I've ever received! ” - Rick Goeldner “ It is fantastic and I can't wait for my next class. ”- Michelle Truelove

    High Park Martial Arts Studio

    3094 Dundas Street West, · Toronto, , ON

  • Brampton Full Inner Peace Qigong: Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi Plus Meditation
    Join Hae Kwang Sunim for The Full Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" Qigong - Don't Miss It! **THIS IS NOT LIKE ANY OTHER QI-GONG YOU EVER EXPERIENCED** Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong. Investment: Only $15.00 Extra Tonight: This Class INCLUDES our sesion of Zazen Meditaton after Qigong. If new to Zazen Meditation please read "How to do Zazen Meditation before arriving. Click here https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/pages/26804712/How_To_Do_Zazen_Meditation_%28Please_read_before_att/ **Benefits of attending this class** ***Soft 'Inner Peace' Qigong leads to the deep release of dis--ease / stress and the restoring of ones energy channels and the infusion of fresh Qi and Peace through the body (reconnection to the Universal Qi field). About Inner Peace Qigong "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" We invite you to a great class which includes Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion and healing instruction, Meditation and more. This class also includes a soft, flowing series of Tao In, Deep Breathing, Relaxation and an amazing stress reduction closing and meditation that will leave you floating out of the class. The energy healing components of the classes are taught at Zen Temples in Korea that specialize in martial arts. This class by Hae Kwang Sunim is considered the ultimate stress reducer. All are welcome!! **What to Bring A yoga mat and anything else that will make you comfortable for this class. A friend! Note: We have extra yoga mats, blankets, etc., but we recommend bringing a yoga mat to place over ours for optimal 'Inner Qigong' comfort. We supply use of meditation chairs and blankets (please arrive 15 minutes early). Class Benefits Include: Reduced stress level / deepening mind-body connection, improved blood pressure, massaging of all organs of the body, reduced anxiety and depression, relieving chronic pain, improved balance and coordination, improved sleep quality (such as staying asleep longer at night and feeling more alert during the day), strengthen mind awareness and inner peace, vitality, and everyday physical functioning. UNDERSTANDING Bad Stress Out "Inner Peace" ZEN QIGONG Health = A Balanced Flow Of Qigong The health of our body is dependent upon a clear, strong and balanced flow of Chi through the Sen Lines. Since qigong practice accomplishes just this, it should come as no surprise that the benefits of qigong (also spelled “Chi Kung”) practice extend to every physical system of our bodies, as well as to the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our Being. Physical Benefits of Qigong Practice: Qigong practice makes the body strong and supple. It improves balance, stamina and flexibility. It has positive effects on the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, and immune and central nervous systems. It tends to create smooth skin, and a pleasant feeling of deep warmth within the body. It increases sexual vitality, and allows our sleep-time to be more deep and restorative. Over time, qigong practice can reduce or eliminate chronic pain. It also has the power to reverse the aging process, and restore youthfulness. Emotional Benefits: The smooth and balanced flow of Qi created by qigong practice shows itself as a joyful, relaxed, optimistic and energized state of mind. While the emotional energies of anger, fear, anxiety or grief still may arise, they will be much less “sticky” – and be held and then dissolved within the larger field of joy, gratitude, acceptance and equanimity. Mental & Spiritual Benefits of Qigong: The abundance of clarified energy and mental stillness generated by qigong practice supports great mental clarity, and nourishes both intuition and creativity. As our intelligence becomes rooted in a connection to the inner body, it widens and deepens in increasingly wonderful ways. As we deepen in our qigong practice, we become aware of more subtle realms of Being, and begin to experience, directly, our interconnectedness with All-That-Is. As acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York–Presbyterian Hospital writes in his best selling book ‘Staying Young’: “Qigong allows us to cope with the day to day struggle of being human – it can help us stretch and stay loose and balanced in both mind and body.” On the Oprah Winfrey show in November he simply put it this way, "If you want to be healthy and live to be 100, do Qigong." He also added that Qigong reverses the aging process. Parts of P.K.Z.Q. are modeled off of the Mind-Body Wellness Program taught at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The mindfulness based stress reduction meditation techniques come from Dr. Jongmae Park of Loyola Marymount University. During P.K.Z.Q., cares and troubles wash away. Replacing them are positive images, increased confidence and peace of mind. Near the end of each class the goal is for participants to attain the full ‘relaxation response’ and it’s that response that helps release the feel good endorphins. Why is this important? Endorphins encourage white blood cells and white blood cells help the body fight infection and disease. According to Dr. Benson, “repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress.” (Ref: Center for Women’s Healthcare, Weil Medical College of Cornell University.) "When the mind is trained, quieted, then room is created for our brightness, our True Self to shine through. The nature of True Self IS positive, loving, witnessing, unmoved in the moving. No positive affirmation can deliver the depth of contentment, of joy that already exists, that comes forward from True Self. The more we connect with it, the more it grows through us. In such an environment, the body has comfort, hurry sickness and chasing to 'fix' what we 'thought' we were collapses. The nervous system can finally rest - Stillness. From this place, the body will not easily fall prey to disease." - Hae Kwang Sunim About Qigong Exercise: "If the energy circulates from the center to the extremities one will remain in perfect health. If one furthermore stretches and twists, this will keep the body trim." - Hua Tuo Questions? Email us at [masked] ----------------------------------------------------------------- About The Teacher: Hae Kwang Sunim started training at the age of 18 in Thailand. He has taken full seminary and in temple training, with graduated ordinations (including Bhikkhu ordination) under Patriarch Kun Sunim in South Korea. He spent over 25 years distilling the deepest and hardest to grasp teachings into a simplified language so it can be taught and effectively applied directly in daily life. In 2005 (2549), the 19th Headquarters in Korea appointed Venerable Hae Kwang as Director of Bo Kwang Zen Center Palm Springs, U.S.A. In 2013, the Western Bhikkhus Council nominated Hae Kwang Sunim 교구장 Kyo Goo Jahng of all American-European Temples (closest english translation: North American-European Oversight Head / Bishop / Director). Qigong and Mind-Body Training Hae Kwang Sunim drew from the most effective mind-body teachings he acquired from studying under different teachers in the East, including the teachings of Wat Bua Luang in Thailand. The methodology is based on the ancient Eastern principles of Hai Palung (Energy Healing), Pon Klie Kwan Sow (Emotional Release), Meditation, Food Based Healing and the importance of compassion, gratitude, oneness, outreach and the need to support the whole person holistically - body, mind and spirit.

    Bo Kwang Meditation Centre (Brampton) - Follow Board Walk to the Back

    57 Gorevale Drive · Brampton, ON