What we're about

Welcome to our TORONTO Qi Gong, Meditation, Zen, Energy Work & Healing Community!

**AMAZING NEW LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO At 1431 Yonge Street (Upper Level) in Hasu Dojo which is conveniently located just steps from St.Clair Subway station, offering classes in an elegant training environment.

Enter the gateway to a fast growing community of warm, like-minded people, where you can explore the healing power of Inner Peace (Pon Klie) Zen Qigong & P.K. teachings on Restoring Inner Balance & Harmony. We also teach the deeper wisdom of Experiential Zen, Inner Freedom, Energy Work and much more... Join our friendship community gatherings and classes to aid you on the path. Share your experiences and reconnect with wonderful like-minded people. Our authentic Zen lineage is over 1,600 years old. Our Inner Peace Qigong is over 5,000 years old.

All Are Welcome! Come find out what we are about... We also have our Free Social Events (Restaurant Prices Vary). We are a growing community of over 2,000 members and many events... Please see the FULL Ontario Calendar link below.

This Meetup and the Lotus-Zen Community is a Gateway to give you deeper insights and practical tools for optimizing health and wellness on many levels. As a community, we are also passionate about exploring our spirituality, meeting other open-hearted people, and serving humanity and the planet. Our events have a very social aspect to meet one another and share. Whatever your beliefs are, you are welcome here. Whether you are brand new to Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energy Work and the teachings of Mind & Consciousness or a seasoned explorer, you are welcome here.

“IT IS ALSO A GREAT Meetup to meet warm and wonderful new friends and share your experiences. There are lots of wonderful people to meet and socialize with.

If at any time you have any questions on the classes please feel free to contact us. We are here to provide assistance. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Contact Support

Hae Kwang Sunim: lotus-zen@earthlink.net

Join us, and allow us to join you on your path. It's time to make a difference, to bring happiness and joy ito our own lives and be the change for others to find their own love, strength and inner power. Energy Healing, Meditation and Pon Klie Zen Qigong Classes (which include Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energy Work & Healing) are held throughout Southern Ontario. Each growing community is a gift and joy...

"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 Robert

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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.

Check Out Our Photos: https://www.meetup.com/Newmarket-Qigong-Meditation-Zen-Energy-Work-Healing/photos/27442550/456294802/

FULL CALENDAR: https://www.meetup.com/Qi-Gong-Zen-Healing/events/

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Members Feedback:

“I found PK Zen Qigong classes with Hae Kwang Robert very helpful, easy to do, always give you peace of mind, good mood and strong wish to come back again” — Tania Vasilyeva on Apr 23, “

"I always wanted to practice Qigong and this group is what I was looking for; something much needed in my life, learning more about Zen and everything this groups offers. Great experience on my first meet up.” — graciela on Apr 19,

“ Very useful and empowering. ” — Liane Harris on Mar 24,

“After attending "Awakening: A Return to Your Original Nature" I can now say that I'm not seeking to become anything! LOL :) All is within and I'm thrilled that Hae Kwang is sharing his wisdom and aiding in my awakening. The Qigong and meditations alone are worth coming out to any meeting for and the energy work well is just simply amazing! ” — Emily on Mar 19,

“This was my first meeting. I was comfortable from the moment I entered the space. I shared the energy healing session of the evening with three wonderfully amazing women. With their kindness and awareness I intrinsically felt the energy that was offered to me. Inner release occurred in a number of ways and levels. I will attend again! Thank you Hae Kwang for your expertise and energy in making this happen in a safe and welcoming environment. ” — Judith Robuliak on Mar 16,

“I would suggest this class to everyone who wants to rid themselves of the weekday stress and recharge for the week ahead. ” — Deb on Mar 11,

“Well for my first time class everything talked about I sure was ready for. The tools were simple to remember, thank goodness, even after only one sitting. Blessings ” — Sheilagh Mercer on Jan 17,

“Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energy Work and Healing is perhaps exactly what I was looking for and as it will enhance my knowledge, experience and way of life. Being able to learn, practice and apply all that is learned in this group will most definitely improve my life and the life of others around me. ” — Abdul on Dec 20,

“I believe Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energy Work & Healing is a wonderful way of healing oneself and others, becoming one with the Universe and understanding our purpose here. ” — Gail on Nov 13,

"Mastering Zen Qigong - Step by Step" was my first introduction to Qigong and it was a great start to this healing art. Welcoming and warm group greatly enhanced the learning. Thank you and looking forward to attending future classes when possible. - Arun ” — Arun on Apr 20,

“In each of my three meetings with this group I was surprised to realize that I feel immediately part of the group regardless who are the other persons like me - in search of learning and practicing Qigong. I believe that this feeling is shared by all other persons I met in my last three meetings at Unity Meetups, as it is carefully guided by this Group Leadership team. ” — MIHAELA SAVU on Oct 13,

“It is a life saver ;o))) ” — Dae Bosal Anna on May 10,

“Today was my first visit and I truly enjoyed the class. The people there are so nice and welcoming. The moves that Robert showed were easy to follow. I love the music, Qigong, the meditation, stretching, the experiences were amazing! My favourite part was when we were playing with the energy ball, I could actually felt the magnetic feeling in my hands. Also the part when we used our fingers to pull out bad energies and I could feel the tingling on my legs as I move my fingers up my body, that's awesome! The class is so relaxing, the group discussion in the end was a nice touch, like a story telling, or sharing experiences with each other. I will be back for more. Thank you so much, Robert, you are a great instructor! ” — Kim on Mar 26,

“Went to my first Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energy Work & Healing Meetup and it was great .... positive energy and the Q & A afterwards gives you insight into what you are going wrong and what you can do try and change. ” — Amanda R on Mar 26,

“Thoroughly enjoyed myself last night....Loved the flow, energy and softness of the class Robert. This is just what my body & mind needs...I experienced my own Qi and it felt like I was an instrument of much grace & love moving through the air... Just Wonderful...I so look forward to attending future classes...BTW~~ Feeling pretty AWESOME today!! Many thanks also to Marie for the ride over to bus stop.. Namaste, Lisa ” — Lisa Waldegrave on Mar 3,

“Love it ” — Gloria Brock on Jan 20,

“Wonderful and Peaceful ” — Sunil Vidyarthi on Jan 13,

“Great people great energy worth looking into for anyone wondering whether to go or not. Billy . ” — Billy Watterson on Oct 28,

“I need to be in a calm soothing atmosphere so this is very good for me. - Lotus ” — Lotus Bynight on Oct 24,“

"I love the calm, positive, healing energy radiating from Hae Kwang Robert - great stress release and wonderful feeling after the session. Thanks! ” — surin on Aug 6,

“I'm glad that I join this meet up group. Wonderful teacher, Great energy! Love meditation and healing message at the end. ” — Chida Pan on Jul 21,

“Excellent meetup group. I highly recommend to those who wish to learn other modalities of healing. Robert has a unique video library and has handouts. He shares information not only in person but also by email. ” — Kath R. on Jul 19,

“Great class. Good relaxation. Interesting information received from our teacher Robert. This is a very good class for everyone who is interested into meditation, energy work or a stress reducing activity. ” — Mirela M. on Jul 12,

“Excellent... this is what I'm looking for. ” — Lissie Kitchin on Jul 5,

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Upcoming events (5+)

* RETREAT * INNER PEACE ZEN QIGONG & MEDITATION RETREAT!

INNER PEACE ZEN QIGONG & MEDITATION RETREAT! With Hae Kwang Sunim - In Ancaster (Near Hamilton) Register Now: Private Rooms Available * When: January 25th, 26th, 27th Where: Ancaster, Ontario (The former Wynnstay Estate). You can arrive as early as 5 pm if you wish to settle into your room. First class starts at 7 pm on Friday. * Don’t Miss it! Join Hae Kwang Sunim and Community for our Inner Peace Zen Qigong & Meditation Retreat at a very special location near Hamilton. This retreat space is quite special.. and ideal for experiencing deep peace and stillness (qigong), great food and Inner Life Teachings with community. The 100 acre estate was also a nunnery and it includes a very large hall for our weekend programs as well as various meditation rooms, lots of private spaces, a beautiful chapel, private sleeping quarters.. we booked the entire massive building for our retreat! On this weekend we will again go deeper into Inner Peace Zen Qigong, Meditation, Zen, Energwork and Healing.. This is an opportunity to rest in stillness as long as you wish after each class and experience more aspects of Zen, Qigong and Inner Life Teachings, meditation and much more. (limited number of private rooms - Reserve Yours Now. Payment required to reserve private room). * Register Now: Early Bird Pricing: Only $395 Per Person. THIS PRICE IS FOR PRIVATE ROOM, MEALS AND CLASSES. There are only so many “PRIVATE ROOMS” available. Book early - get a private room! > Contact us now at [masked] * Shared rooms available upon request ($395 p.p.) (Includes Classes, Meals and Lodging). This is a special LIMITED TIME price. After January 7th: $449 (Includes Classes, Meals and Lodging) * Our last retreat sold out. Mark your calendar for this next one. Attendees must have attended at least three classes (or a previous retreat) to attend this retreat (>Priority 6+, 5-4-3). * Thanks for the great response so far.. our first posting was last week and **23** wonderful members from our various locations has already emailed to register.. It’s so wonderful being with community on retreat! Come enjoy the teachings, deep "extended' releasing Qi-Gong, opportunities to experience real silence.. resting in stillness.. learning new practices.. delicious cuisine and much more! PAYMENTS: You can drop off your payment at any of our classes. You can also e-mail us at [masked] for payment options and a special e-transfer email address if you wish to pay through e-transfer. Questions? [masked] ** TO ATTEND THIS RETREAT ONE MUST HAVE ATTENDED AT LEAST 3 CLASSES WITH HAE KWANG SUNIM. ** The Theme: Going Beyond The Centre Beyond all labels.. GATE - GATE - PARAGATE - PARASAMGATE - BODHI SVAHA (Translation: Gone, Gone, Gone beyond Gone utterly beyond). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhrFBMis3ao * Special Note To Retreatants if you have any special dietary requirements / any food allergies (i.e. nuts, wheat, gluten, etc.) please let us know. Special customized meals available. * "HARMONIZE" - "DESTRESS" and "RECHARGE" Learn Qigong Mind-Body healing practices, Zen Qigong, "Experiential" Qi Energy infusion, Meditation and more. Zen Qigong: By resting in silent, aware stillness, we allow ourselves the opportunity to explore “what is” in the actual present moment * *Is there anyone who should not participate in this particular retreat? Anyone who is physically too weak to follow the schedule. The same is true of someone suffering from emotional challenges, or undergoing emotional upheaval. We recommend continuing classes of Inner Peace Qigong and support by your health care professional at this time. Stay tuned for more classes, events and workshops in your area. Keep applying the mindfulness tools and the practice as a way of life. We will have more retreats coming as well.. Your support and dedication are appreciated. Thank-You! * Group pictures here are from the summer Dunnville retreat.

Toronto Full Inner Peace Qigong / Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi and much more..

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

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 **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). As with all our classes / locatons, payment can be made at the door the day of class (subject to space availability). ***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! 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------

Mastering Mind Class: Learn the HOW TO of Living Zen & Inner Peace - Go Deeper

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

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 in Seoul, South Korea. 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

Toronto Full Inner Peace Qigong / Deeply Harmonize Mind-Body-Qi and much more..

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

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 **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). As with all our classes / locatons, payment can be made at the door the day of class (subject to space availability). ***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! 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------

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