• 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 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

  • Hamilton 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** HAMILTON Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong. 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). **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. 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." 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------

    Many Mansions

    180 Beach Blvd. on. L8H 6V9 · Hamilton, 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 $15 (Only $10 if taking earlier class). 10 people min. Hae Kwang Sunim's 'Zen & Inner Peace' Tea Circle is a safe, healing space. In this class we address ‘Experiential’ Zen, Spiritual Awakening in todays world and how to become less ‘Velcro’ and more centred. 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! 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 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. 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

    Many Mansions

    180 Beach Blvd. on. L8H 6V9 · Hamilton, ON

  • Richmond Hill Inner Peace Qigong / Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi and much more
    Inner Peace Zen Qigong > DE-STRESS & OPTIMIZE MIND-BODY-QI! Join Hae Kwang Sunim for an amazing 'Bad Stress Out "'Inner Peace" ZEN Qigong CLASS **AND MORE. 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. Take the time to touch stillness.. SPECIAL CLASS***In the tea circle after class you will also learn how to train over the month ahead at home. Master your mind and grow inner peace.. Receive your next (monthly) inner life training seed / challenge / tool to take into daily life. Over the next 30 days let this seed continue to deepen your practice. 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). **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! 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.

    C.A.T.A. (Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts) **In Grand Yoga Room**

    120 Newkirk Road, Unit 12 · Richmond Hill, 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

  • Leaside T.O. Full Inner Peace Qigong / Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi & Much More
    Toronto (Leaside): 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** Newmarket Class also Includes full lying down guided Inner Peace Qigong. Toronto 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). **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! FULL Workshop: If taking this class and the following class (Mastering Mind: Learn the HOW TO of 'Living Zen & Inner Peace' - Go Deeper) - Both Classes / Special Workshop Training $35 (Half Day / Full Training Workshop). Please bring a snack. 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 "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." Please always come a bit early to secure your spot. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------

    Healing in the Park (Yoga Studio)

    175 Brentcliffe Rd (Leaside) · Toronto, ON

  • Mastering Mind: Learn the HOW TO of 'Living Zen & Inner Peace' - Go Deeper
    Learn HOW to "let go" deeper - You were born to be free! Go Deeper... Every Class is NEW AND DIFFERENT! Mastering The Mind (This is an Interactive Community Class - ALL ARE WELCOME**) 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 **Register on this Meetup page. Ten people required to run this special class after the qigong class. Bring a friend. Come enjoy the wonderful group atmosphere! *** Investment: 90 Minute Classes $15 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 in Seoul, South Korea. 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. 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 in. 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

    Healing in the Park (Yoga Studio)

    175 Brentcliffe Rd (Leaside) · Toronto, ON