2024 Qi, None-Duality, Information Healing and Body Science Conference

Apr 26, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024

All program and seminars are free to the public.

Join us on

Friday April 28, 2023,  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Saturday April 29, 2023,  8:45 am – 10:30 pm.

Sunday April 30, 2023,  8:00 am -2:00 pm. 

This will be a total experiential weekend celebrating of our being, totally immersed into Oneness, feel and touch the luminosity of the trees, grass, mushrooms, geckos, blue 麒麟 (QiLing–Kirin)at the mystical hills and trails of Eastover Estate. Bring your friends & family and dive into the sharing of each’s energetic experiences.

We are in a time with great opportunities to taste the boundless nature of existence. Whether through dedicated spiritual seeking – Qigong, Yoga,……energetic practices that cultivates the body’s energetic connection with the Cosmos, recreational substances, psychedelics, or  spontaneous moments of energetic flux, glimpses or extended periods of non-duality are surprisingly common. During these experiences, the left-brain’s constructed sense of self dissolves, often triggering feelings of liberation or, conversely, existential unease. For some, the familiar edifice of possessions, ownership, and free will feels dismantled, leaving behind a void.

Daoist practice like Tao Yin – 導引 Literally means inch by inch guides cosmos qi to the body, is the 6000+ years original form of Qigong, here inch by inch really means with peace and stillness. Ultimate stillness is when the left-brain chatter becomes quieter and quieter. Nirvana or non-dual, you never know when, is an onset energetic experience. For an aging person with the body energy not uniformly energized, not all 7 chakars are open, lots of dampness or blood clot, when the body is hijacked by the cosmos like a non-dual experience, the “no self” person can only totally surrender and wait for the waves of energetic event to happen moment by moment, many cites panic, pain, …, anything can happen. There is no “individual exist” to control how the body reacts. In this regard, while we are still able to live like a human, it’s obvious to equip the body, not exhaust our energy and through practices like Qigong or yoga opening up our energetic channels and centers for sure will prepare us for such event. This is not coming from fear, rather from prudent life wisdom.

On the other hand the death of “self” also is very liberating,

Responding to this need for support, online communities have sprung up, providing safe spaces for these awakened yet potentially vulnerable individuals to connect and share their experiences. The phenomenon is undeniably fascinating.

While non-duality is not a state to be “achieved” or a destination on a linear path, the invitation to engage in mindful practices remains ever-present. Regularly revisiting and deconstructing our illusory “self” through various energetic practices helps us navigate the inevitable “pop” of our egos with grace and enjoyment, rather than fear and exhaustion.

Eastover is transforming from a place that focuses on spiritual teachings taught by “masters” to a Center for energetic transformation mostly facilitated by the attendees themselves, with dancing and meditation.  Everyone arrives with the same understanding, just joining together to share the energy that such understanding brings. Teachers do more to help nuance the understanding they have already glimpsed than to teach them something new.

 

Arrival day, check in is at 4:00pm.

Friday Presentations:

  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  •  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Liling Zheng – 郑, 立玲 – Professor, Qigong master, healer and Awakened seeker
  • After 9:00 pm – Singing with Jonathan Bricklin

Liling Zheng – 郑立玲, is a professor of electrical engineering with a natural ability to see inside human body and sense energy and things beyond an ordinary person. Liling’s awakening journey began when she noticed that many Qigong practitioners who practiced Qigong or Taichi were not able to recover or escape illness and death. She then explored the root causes of illnesses and found that unresolved emotional issues caused 90% of the illnesses, not awakened patients though Qi Gong Tai Chi practices can help in general, but not understanding one’s heart and innate nature, when encounter challenges, especially emotional ones, most practitioners break down.

Liling’s path was a journey of awakening, which included understanding all of happenings are energetic, free will is an illusion. The hostess of Eastover Mrs. Wang was fortunate enough to accompany her on this journey for the last three years, meditating together everyday rain and shine. Half of their meditation group members were cancer and stroke survivors. This journey was about letting go, becoming aware, awakening, and following the Dao.

立玲老师是大学理工教授, 20出头偶尔机会看见窗外别人练气功, 出于好奇,跟着练后,不久就能透视人体, 之后立玲老师还有很多练功奇遇, 由此缘份她诚心诚意在中国气功场参与了几十年用气功陪伴病友练功的历程。不仅自己一直刻苦练功,还结识和帮助了很多功友。

最让立玲老师困惑的是不少功友并没有因为刻苦练功而长寿, 更别说活出了自在。作为一个理性思维一样很强的理工教授, 20年后立玲老师离开练功场, 开始探索生命的真相与本质,天生的对能量的敏感以及对信息感知的敏锐, 几十年科学理论和实践的积累, 以及教授语言表达的天分与锻炼, 更重要的是她几十年的修炼,她空静的质地, 无我的境界, 能让她在空的状态下无为—不费力的传递给大家当下宇宙的信息。

假如我们能放下我们的大脑,无条件的, 无评判的, 全然信任的以打坐或是站桩的方式来听立玲老师的分享, 我们会有最大的收益。渐渐的我们会随着她的语音进入她空寂, 宁静,与宇宙能量连接的状态。 这也是一种修炼的捷径, 直接接受带功老师的言传身教!

SATURDAY PRESENTATIONS

  • Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:45 am
  • 8:50 am – 9:00 am: Host Opening Introduction
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am: Order of presentation –  Liu Feng, Jonathan Bricklin, Yingxing Wang host of Eastover
  • 10:35 am – 12:00: Bai Chun (白春) Teacher on The Science of Fasting and Lao Tzu’s Ancient Essay on Essence of Health
  • Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

Liu Feng is an expert in corporation management with seven-year top managerial experience in a Silicon Valley high-tech company (core member of Oplink Co.). He had been through the whole process in the company from start-up initiation, growth and development, to its IPO.
He has also been a high-tech industrial consultant (President GOC, a managerial consultancy company) and lead several high-tech overseas companies to launch their manufacture base in China for more than six years. An architect of corporate culture for many enterprises, He has helped them adapt to future-oriented culture based on a combination of oriental and western culture.
For three decades he has been contemplating and writing about Forth Dimentional Space/Time, dedicated himself to all kinds of sapience methods and spiritual groups with a totally open mind. With his basic principle of “Seeking the Common and Respect the difference”, Liu has unscrambled and unpuzzled various mankind wisdom systems with a scientific logic, by which people with different backgrounds are all greatly inspired.

Publication “Open your High-dimensional Wisdom” (Bestseller book in China).

Courses offered at online platforms:
Transition and Sustainable Development;
Building a Wisdom-Happiness Enterprise;
The Scientific Interpretation of the Traditional Chinese Culture
Religion and Science
The Diamond Sutra and Science
The Heart Sutra and Science
The Tao Te Ching(Taoism) and Science, etc.,

Please click here to view the Bio in Chinese.

Jonathan Bricklin – Led to Taiji by a mystical experience

After a mystical experience on a Vipassana meditation retreat undermined his common-sense understanding of reality, Jonathan went on a quest to explore the nature of consciousness. He began with William James’s classic text, The Principles of Psychology. Reading this text, followed by 3 decades of reading other works of James, has been, he said, like falling down Lewis Carroll’s rabbit hole. He is the author of The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time: William James’s Reluctant Guide to Enlightenment (SUNY Press), a Chicago Seminary Co-op Notable Book Award Winner for 2016, and the Editor of the critically acclaimed anthology Sciousness (Eirini Press). His radical reconstructions of James have been published in numerous international journals and magazines. Oliver Sacks has praised his work as “full of interest and originality… the ghost of William James is surely happy to see it.” Eugene Taylor, author of William James on Consciousness Beyond the Margin and the recipient of the APA Lifetime Achievement Award, wrote that “Bricklin advances James on consciousness farther than anyone.” Jonathan is a former Program Director of the New York Open Center and has been studying Tai Chi for 3 decades.  jonathanbricklin.org

10:35 am – 12:00 pm: Bai Chun (白春) Teacher on The Science of Fasting and Lao Tzu’s Ancient Essay on Essence of Health

白春 老师从1994年开始,以《道德经》为理论依据,解密“老子养生秘字诀”,实修实证道家辟谷术,曾在北京、上海、广州、深圳、西藏等国内多地和美国华盛顿、波士顿授课一百多场。擅长用人体实验、物理实验等科学手段,激发调动出人的本自具足的生命潜能,揭示出了看不见摸不到的微观过程,帮助人们透过现象看清本质

Since 1994 teacher Bai went deep into the study of “Dao De Ching” and essay of Lao Tzu’s health secret, experienced transformation through delve into Daoist practice. Drawing direct theory and experimental experience in Physics, she used her own body as a barometer to study the science of fasting. Teacher Bai also became a true Daoist priest. Then she was welcomed by ten thousand for spread the Dao of Fasting by giving seminars and lectures in China, US and Tibet.

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:30-2:30pm Dr. Zhang, Xuekai Awareness, Health and Chinese Medicine.

Xuekai Zhang Ph.D.(UK), M.D.(China), L.Ac(MD, NY), Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

Mainly engage in the clinical, teaching and scientific research of integrative medicine as well as acupuncture. He got his bachelor’s degree of Acupuncture Moxibustion & Tuina and master’s degree of Integrative Chinese Medicine & Modern Medicine in China, and got his Ph.D. degree of Brain, Behavior and Mental Health in Manchester UK. After Ph.D. graduation, he has worked in Neurology department of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Dongzhimen Hospital for 7 years and has accumulated various clinical experiences in the field of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology. He has followed Professor Ding Zhang’s teaching for more than one and half years via Zoom conference and has some better understandings in both daily life and professional field.

2:30 pm – 3:30pm Livia Kohn on The Daoist Dimensions of Taiji

Taiji is a popular method of self-cultivation and health enhancement that goes back far in history. To facilitate the smooth movements of the form, teachers often emphasize certain key ideals, such as overall freedom from tension or relaxation, an upright posture, natural breathing, a sense of centrality, weight separation, mental focus, and an awareness of the body (and nature) as one unity. These concepts relate directly to certain core Daoist values, most importantly, oneness or the holographic nature of the universe, continuous change and constant motion, naturalness (spontaneity), nonaction or pervasive fluidity, as well as authenticity, integrity, simplicity, and sufficiency. This presentation describes how its practice embodies key aspects of Daoist philosophy, cosmology, and ethics.

Livia Kohn is Professor Emerita of Religion & East Asian Studies at Boston University. Her specialty is Daoism and the study of Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and articles. A long-term practitioner of taiji quan and meditation, she is also a certified instructor of yoga and qigong. A top Daoist scholar, she is expert at outlining the details of all kinds of practices and placing them in a relevant context, both historically and as relevant for our lives today.

Livia earned her Ph. D. in 1980. After six years at Kyoto University in Japan, she joined Boston University as Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies in 1988, then returned to Kyoto twice more for two-year stays. She has also worked variously as visiting professor and adjunct faculty at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest, the Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, San Francisco State University, and the Taoist College Singapore. She retired from active teaching in 2006 and now works as a freelance researcher and lecturer.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Each presenter has 10-30 minutes to showcase their main practice, anyone who would like longer presentation please contact Yingxing to arrange into other breakout rooms.

Scot Vighi a gifted energy medicine healer. A Qi-gong and Reiki Master, he possesses a unique ability for clearing chronic pain and habitual patterns of
stress.
He holds masters degrees in Ericsonian hypnotherapy, USUI Reiki, The National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is the founder of the White Wolf Path: a comprehensive program teaching the five cornerstones of a transformational practice
~Qigong breath and movement;
~Ouspenski’s Philosophy of evolution;
~Kundalini Yoga breathing techniques;
~Basic operatic vocal skills;
~The Taoist Foundational practice.

For 29 years, Scot has worked with people from around the world: leading seminars, applying hands-on healing body work, teaching meditation, and coaching advanced physical fitness training sessions.

Greg DiLisio has over 30 years of Qigong practice. He has given Qigong lectures at Canyon Ranch Destination Spa Lenox, and taught Qigong classes for years in Switzerland and Scotland. Greg is also a regular Qigong teacher at Eastover and provides Acupuncture and Massage there as well.

  • Dinner: 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm

Saturday evening:

7:00pm – 9:00pm Jonathan Bricklin and Yingxing Wang, ChatGPT4 on Consciousness.

9:00 – 10:00pm: free fun time and exchange among all!

SUNDAY PRESENTATIONS 

  • Breakfast: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Dr. Cheng, XiaoMing
XiaoMing Cheng, LAC, is a senior TCM practitionor (Traditional Chinese Acupuncture TCM and Acupuncture field. He started his teaching life as a director of the Acupuncture Department in 1980 at Zhejiang University of TCM. After 1991, Xiaoming was invited to teach TCM, Acupuncture, and oriental philosophy at the New England School of Acupuncture. He is also a team member who teaches the Acupuncture course for physicians through the Dept. of Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School.
Xiaoming got his OMD degree after he graduated from the Shanghai University of TCM, and got his Acupuncture license and certification from NCCAOM and COA of Massachusetts. He is a Guest Professor of Shanghai University of TCM and Hua Shan Hospital of Shanghai Medical University. Since 1992, he has had a busy private TCM and acupuncture practice in Brookline, MA.
Xiaoming Cheng has published three significant clinical texts in
Chinese: Acupuncture for Emergencies, Scalp Acupuncture, and Acupuncture Pathology & Point Prescriptions. He has also published his first English book of acupuncture and moxibustion (an acupuncturist desk reference book).
  • 10:00 am – 11:45 am – Panel of Mindfulness, Modalities, Consciousness and Health  Q and A with Professor DR. Xuekai Zhang, Jonathan Bricklin, Yingxing Wang Host

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are we as human is on a special Bio-headset?

World Taichi Qigong Day was very successful! Check out our testimonials:

Big congratulations for the success of your first, real WTCQD at Eastover.  The program was well put together with an interesting and experienced assortment of presenters.  I appreciated the way the presenters were flexible to adapt their talk or demonstration to add something fresh to the program.  They went with the flow as, of course, they would.  The taiji demonstrations right after lunch were well timed to add something light, colorful, musical and well performed.  Most enjoyable.  I’m sure word will spread so that even more people will attend next year.

Wholehearted thanks to the whole community coming together for this very important event; continuing such work will change our economy with less doctor visits. Not only people will be happier, they will be more productive. Nature will benefit, because Qigong, Taichi, and TCM people care, love, and respect nature.

“Ying, thank you so much for hosting such an amazing weekend. I learned and experienced a lot. I look forward to coming back soon for a retreat!
Warm Regards,
Mark from CT”

Dear Ann, It was so wonderful to spent time at the Eastover Estate and met so many wonderful people over the weekend! I had a great two day sleep over there and even when I came back home Last night, I slept from 9 pm to 6:30 am this morning, never had such a good and peaceful sleep. I dreamed many little creatures fly away from my head. And I wake up with a much cleaner head. Doesn’t this mean “放下- letting go“?

Thank You for the marvelous Weekend – I wanted to thank you for your generosity and welcoming as well as for the wonderful Qigong weekend at Eastover.
The opportunity to connect with such great masters was unique and powerful.
I hope that you keep me in mind for any future presentations as I would love to be present in the dynamic flow of wellness services and education at Eastover
My special rapport with Jay Emmanuel is also something for which I am grateful and this weekend helped me to establish a continued relationship with him.

Your warm staff and personal deserves a special mention, they were all very helpful and professional

Thanks again!

Yours Truly

Carlos

You may download 天人合一 The Harmony of Human and Nature’s word document here.