Tao Tan Pai (“Taoist Elixir Method”) Basic 31 Meditations
Master Terry Dunn teaches the Basic 31 Meditations of Taoist Elixir Method Qigong in this 8-hour intensive Qigong workshop. Taoist Elixir Method (“Tao Tan Pai”) is a complete ancient Taoist system of moving meditation and breath control that imparts good health, vitality and personal empowerment by coordinating eyes, mind, movement, and breath according to an alchemic formula that opens the heart, clears and focuses the mind and profoundly strengthens the body. The health benefits of Tao Tan Pai practice are improved circulation, respiration, digestion, metabolism, posture, balance, flexibility, neuro-muscular coordination, sound and restful sleep, boosted immunity, and effective management of stress.
The Tao Tan Pai 31 Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu stem, an authentic Taoist monastic system of hygienics that was created during China’s Tang Dynasty and is attributed to Lu Deng Bin, the leader of the Eight Taoist Immortals (saints) and was preserved for 23 generations mostly at the Ancient Temple of the Yellow Dragon (Huanglong Guguan) near Mt. Luohu in China’s Guangdong province before Taoist priest Share Lew brought the art to America in 1968. Tao Tan Pai Qigong traditionally has been the secret engine that develops the natural body mechanics and tangible superabundance of energy that empowers the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu. Thus it is the perfect complement, supporting warm-up or recovery regimen for any athletic activity in addition to martial arts.
During this 8-hour workshop, you learn the 15 standing and 16 seated meditations known as the Tao Tan Pai Basic 31 Meditations. You will also learn what is known as the Short Form Power Yoga, consisting of five of the 31 meditations, which is an essential distillation of the 31 meditation system, handily designed for daily practice of approximately 30-40 minutes.
Note: Practitioners of all authentic Indian and Tibetan systems of yoga and meditation can use Tao Tan Pai Basic 31 to supplement, ground, and elevate their respective practices.
Guests who are registered for a program but choose not to stay on our campus are required to pay a Commuter Fee. This fee covers Lunch in our Dining Hall and full access to our campus amenities. To register, please select "Commuter" option in the booking link bellow
$295 for early tuition.
$320 for day of tuition.
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TERENCE PANG-YEN DUNN is an expert instructor of Chinese martial, yogic, and healing arts with more than 42 years of training based in Los Angeles, CA. Since 1990, he has popularized Tai Chi Chuan and authentic Qigong practice throughout America and Europe through his highly acclaimed Tai Chi for Health and Chi Kung For Health DVD programs. Terry has also pioneered the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong in modern medicine and professional sports. Educated at Yale College and the Harvard Business School, Terry is a gifted teacher, author and filmmaker who expresses an ecumenical vision in preserving some of the most rare and powerful arts found in China’s martial, yogic, and spiritual traditions.
Terry Dunn’s 42 years of experience in Chinese holistic health practices includes more than 37 years in T’ai Ch’i Ch’uan, Qigong and Chinese methods of meditation, and more than 41 continuous years in three styles of Chinese boxing (kung-fu). He has studied authentic Kung-Fu arts under some of the most renowned Chinese martial art masters of the twentieth century. Dunn is a certified instructor in the Southern Sil Lum Five Animals Kung Fu, Taoist Elixir Method (Tao Tan Pai) Kung Fu preserved through 24 generations from the Tang Dynasty, the legendary “Eight Sections of Energy Combined” Kung Fu, and Ehrmei Mountain White Tiger Kung Fu (Bok Fu Pai). Terry taught Tai Chi and Qigong courses at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for many years, and in 2000 wrote the first medical protocol in American medical history applying therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong exercises to accelerate patients’ recovery from major surgeries while supplanting pain-killing drugs. In 2000 and 2001, Terry became the first Tai Chi trainer in the NBA, training the Los Angeles Lakers during their second championship season, conducting a 50-minute Tai Chi and Kung Fu warm-up and conditioning regimen at the start of every practice. Terry is the creator of the all-time best-selling Tai Chi for Health DVD series (released in 1991) and the six-part Chi Kung For Health series (released in 2003) teaching the remarkable Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Qigong. Sifu Dunn continues his training to this day under Grandmaster William C.C. Chen, a senior student of the great Chinese Renaissance genius, Prof. Cheng Man-Ching (1902-1975).
Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.
Other than deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.
Because of the great interest in Qigong in the west, it is important to have bona fide teachings by bona fide teachers. Too often students wind up learning a little bit of this form and a little bit of another, while never learning any complete system. This series is a good example of a serious and gifted instructor who offers a complete system of healing qigong to the serious student.
Solala Towler, Editor, The Empty Vessel, Journal of Contemporary Taoism (1996)
This is a great practice for body, mind and spirit. It is holy; it is healthful; it is scientific. Yet, there are no words. Just do the movements, memorize the movements, do the breathing exercises before. Do not argue, do not think. Just do, and you will see results. How did the ancient Chinese discover this?
Four Tusk Njoku “Njoku” (Philadelphia, USA) May 11, 2007
You have been in my thoughts a great deal, as one of the teachers who has, in my post-academic phase, shown me the very physical, kinetic component of bliss or enlightenment. The early Buddhist scriptures speak of “touching Nirvana with your body.” I now understand what this means due ot the effects of your instruction in Chi Kung. I am mainly working with the exercises in your Volume 5 video, which were included in Minnesota. Such simplicity and profound subtlety!
Frederic Underwood, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia Unversity