17. Karmapa
Ogyen Trinley Dorje


„ Er ist nicht-sektiererisch, so erfüllt er alle Himmelsrichtungen; er ist nicht den einen nah und den anderen fern, so ist er der Schützer aller Wesen. Die Sonne des Buddha-Dharma, die allen Wesen dient, strahlt allezeit."


21. - 24. August:

Shaolin Qi Gong

Intensiv Tages-Kurse 

mit Großmeister Sifu Wong Kiew Kit

jeweils 9.00 – 18.00

Fr. 21. August 09: Intensiv-Basiskurs: Den Chi-Strom hervorbringen
                               und  erleben

Sa. 22. August 09: Die 18 „Lohan-Hände“: 1.Set von 8 Lohan-Händen
So. 23.August 09: Die 18 „Lohan-Hände“: 2. Set von 10 Lohan-Händen
Mo. 24. August 09: Die Innere Kraft entwickeln

"Frühbucher"Rabatte bis 10.8.09

je Kurs: € 118 – 188, je nach Anzahl der gebuchten Kurse


Kursbeiträge: Frühbucher / Spätbucher in Klammer

Ein Kurs:
Zwei Kurse:
Drei Kurse:
Vier Kurse:
188 EUR (238 EUR)
288 EUR (388 EUR)
388 EUR (478 EUR)
468 EUR (578 EUR)


Shaolin ChiGong zeichnet sich durch einfache, aber äußerst wirksame Übungen aus, die vor allem schnell und effektiv Chi-Blockaden im Körper beseitigen und so den spontanen und heilsamen Fluss der Lebensenergie freisetzen. Eine der Spezialitäten von Sifu Wong Kiew Kit ist das individuelle Öffnen von Energie-Punkten und die Übertragung von Chi auf seine Schüler wie auch die Einführung in den Prozess der spontanen sich von selbst manifestierenden Chi-Bewegungen, die eine zutiefst heilsame Funktion haben.

Sifu Wong: "Bodhidharma, der  28. Patriarch des Indischen Buddhismus und der erste Patriarch des Chinesischen Chan lehrte die 18 "Lohan-Hände" 527 n.Ch. den Mönchen des Shaolin-Klosters, als der erste Patriarch der Shaolin-Künste die Mönche schwach und während der Meditation, dem essentiellen Pfad zur Erleuchtung, oft schläfrig fand. Die 18 Lohan-Hände des Shaolin sind grundlegende ChiGong-Übungen, die unglaublichen Nutzen bringen können, wenn sie als echtes ChiGong (Arbeiten mit der Energie) praktiziert werden. Im Laufe von vielen Jahren habe ich erfolgreich ausgewählte Übungen der 18 Lohan-Hände dazu eingesetzt, vielen Menschen zu helfen, Krankheiten einschließlich sogenannter unheilbarer zu überwinden."

SIFU WONG KIEW KIT IST:

  • Fourth Generation Successor of the Venerable Jiang Nan of the Southern Shaolin Monastery
  • Grandmaster of Shaolin Wahnam Chi Kung and Kungfu
  • Recipient of "Qigong Master of the Year" award at the 2nd World Qigong Congress
  • Author of "The Art of Chi Kung", "Chi Kung for Health and Vitality", "The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu", "The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan<", "The Complete Book of Zen", "Introduction to Shaolin Kungfu", "Master Answers Series -- The Shaolin Arts", "Sukhavati -- Going to Heaven as Taught by the Buddha", "The Complete Book of Chinese Medicine", and "The Complete Book of Shaolin".


Sifu Wong Kiew Kit lehrt noch einmal  die gesamten 18 "Lohan-Hände":

Sifu Wong: "Bodhidharma, der  28. Patriarch des Indischen Buddhismus und der erste Patriarch des Chinesischen Chan lehrte die 18 "Lohan-Hände" 527 n.Ch. den Mönchen des Shaolin-Klosters, als der erste Patriarch der Shaolin-Künste die Mönche schwach und während der Meditation, dem essentiellen Pfad zur Erleuchtung, oft schläfrig fand. Die 18 Lohan-Hände des Shaolin sind grundlegende ChiGong-Übungen, die unglaublichen Nutzen bringen können, wenn sie als echtes ChiGong (Arbeiten mit der Energie) praktiziert werden. Im Laufe von vielen Jahren habe ich erfolgreich ausgewählte Übungen der 18 Lohan-Hände dazu eingesetzt, vielen menschen zu helfen, Krankheiten einschließlich sogenannter unheilbarer zu überwinden.

Wenn Sie aber nur als körperliche Übungen ausgeführt werden, wie das heutzutage oft der Fall ist, wird der Übende natürlich nur den Nutzen körperlicher Übungen aus ihnen ziehen. Der entscheidende Unterschied zwischen ChiGong-Übung und rein körperlicher Übung liegt nicht in der äußerlichen Form (die in beiden Arten des Übens gleich sein kann), sondern in den inneren Dimensionen von Energie und Geist. Wenn man nicht weiß, was es mit diesen inneren Dimensionen auf sich hat, dann ist es unwahrscheinlich, dass der oder die Übende ChiGong praktiziert hat. 

Im Shaolin-Kloster entwickelten sich diese 18 "Lohan-Hände" in ein KungFu-Set der 18 "Lohan-Fäuste". Nichsdestotrotz wurden die 18 Lohan-Hände weiterhin als ChiGong praktiziert.Auf Grund ihrer langen Geschichte werden heutzutage viele verschiedene Versionen der 18 Lohan-Hände gelehrt.

 "Sifus 18 Lohan-Hände-Set besteht aus: 1) Den Himmel heben, 2) Pfeile schießen, 3) Sterne Pflücken, 4) Kopf drehen, 5) Heftiger Stoß, 6) Ringelspiel, 7) Den Mond tragen,  8) Die Nieren nähren 9) Drei Ebenen bis zum Boden 10) Tanzender Kranich, 11) Berge tragen 12) Ein Messer ziehen 13) Die Klauen zeigen 14) Berge schieben, 15) Die Wasser teilen, 16) Große Windmühle 17) Tief in die Knie 18) Knie kreisen.
  

                                 A kungfu classic showing two of the Eighteen Lohan Hands patterns: “Presenting Claws” and “Three Levels to Ground”.


Sifu Wong Kiew Kit is Grandmaster Of Shaolin Chigong, Kungfu and TaiChiChuan. He is one of the few masters who generously introduced the once secretive Shaolin Chi Kung to the public and has helped literally hundreds of people to be relieved of their so-called "incurable" deseases like hypertension, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, diabetics, migraine, gastritis, gall stones, kidney failure, depression, anxiety and even cancer. Now he has devoted more time on writing and teaching overseas, having successfully taught in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. He stresses the Shaolin philosophy of sharing goodness with all humanity, and is now dedicated to spreading the wonders and benefits of the Shaolin arts to more people irrespective of race, culture and religion.

Sifu Wong Kiew Kit is the fourth generation successor from the famous Shaolin Monastery of China.
Sifu Wong, born in 1944, started his life-long training of the Shaolin arts in 1954 when he learned Shaolin Kungfu and lion dance from the famous Shaolin master, Sifu Lai Chin Wah, who was popularly known ans Uncle Righteousness. Sifu Wong became his best disciple and helped Uncle Righteousness to teach kungfu. To further his kungfu training, Sifu Wong later learned from Sifu Ho Fatt Nam, the third generation successor directly descended from the southern Shaolin monastery when it was burned by the Manchurian army in China. Sifu Wong also learned Wushu Kungfu from Sifu Chee Kim Thong, and Wing Choon Kungdu from Sifu Chö Hoong Choy, who were patriarchs of their respective kungfu styles.

Sifu Wong has taught kungfu for more than thirty years, to more than twenty organizations. Regretting that many masters were withholding "secrets" of kungfu and chi-kung with the result that these arts might loose their essence, in 1982 he founded the Shaolin Wanahm School of kungfu and Ch Kung, naming the school after his two teachers who had influenced him most, Sifu Lai Chin Wah and Sifu Ho Fatt Nam, with the aim of transmitting genuine Shaolin Kungfu, Shaolin Chikung and Shaolin philosophy. Having won championships himself, Sifu Wong has trained many champions in kungfu (demonstrations as well as all styles sparring) and lion dance competitions. But he has always insisted that while Shaolin Kungfu is an exceedingly effective martial art, its greatness lies in enriching our daily life and in spiritual development. He was also the founder-secretary and later the Deputy President of the Federation of Kungfu and Lion Dance Organizations of his home state in Malaysia.

Since 1987 Sifu Wong has spent more time teaching Chi Kung than Kungfu, because he says that while kungfu serves as an interesting hobby, Chi Kung serves an urgent public need, particularly in overcoming degenerative and psychiatric illness. In 1988 he caused a huge public controversy when he made an incredible announcement: That it is possible to transmit chi (energy) over a great distance to cure patients! In a public experience conducted by an independent national newspaper in early 1989, he proved that distant chi transmission is possible. Later that year, he publicly demonstrated sending chi up to......

Würdest Du gerne gute Gesundheit, Vitalität, Geistesfrische und inneren Frieden erlangen?
Sifu Wong Kiew Kit vermittelt, wie wir diese Ziele durch die Praxis des ChiGong erfahren können. ChiGong ist eine uralte Kunst und eine dabei eine sehr moderne Wissenschaft. Es befasst sich mit der Einübung und Anwenedung kosmischer Energie für verschiedene Bedürfnisse, insbesondere für Gesundheit, Innere Kraft, mentale Entfaltung und spirituelles Wachstum......

Die Kunst der Energieentwicklung....."Den Himmel anheben", um Gesundheit zu erlangen......das taoistische Streben nach Unsterblichkeit...das wirkliche Selbst vor der Geburt......der erstaunliche Kosmos......die goldene Perle der Energie.......die Kunst der Langlebigkeit.........die Essenz des Universums.......Leben als sinnhafter Austausch von Energie.......Entspannung: Der erste Schritt zu intuitiver Weisheit........."Unheilbare Krankheiten" können geheilt werden (S. 65 in "Die Kunst des ChiGong" von Wong Kiew Kit).......der wundersame Strom des Chi.......Kosmische Energie anzapfen.....Wunder geschehen doch...........Die Hauptursache degenerativer Erkrankungen....Meridiane: Die Bahnen des Energiestromes....der Nutzen des angeregten Chi-Stromes und der sich von selbst manifestierenden Chi-Bewegungen....negative Emotionen ausschwemmen...Qigong als vorbeugendes und als heilendes Verfahren.....das Herz leer und offen und den Bauch voll machen.......die Wonne eines stressfreien Lebens......Wandlungsphasen im emotionalen Wechselspiel.....vom Kind lernen.......die Uhr des Alters zurückdrehen.........die Wirbelsäule hinaufströmende Energie........Chigong und die Vertiefung der sexuellen Erfahrung...mehr Vitalität durch "die Nieren nähren"......Jing, Chi und Shen.....warum ChiGong die intellektuelle Leistungsfähigkeit verbessern kann.....mit ChiGong zu Inspiration und Kreativität....heitere Gelassenheit genießen....Chi-Fernübertragungen.......

Der "ChiGong Geisteszustand": Ein erhöhter (oder vertiefter) mentaler Zustand in der Chigongpraxis, wobei der Praktizierende sich nicht um äußere Stimul kümmert: In westlicher terminologie ist es dem Alphazustand ähnlich. In der klassischen ChiGong-Terminologie spricht man von "Ru Jing" oder "in die Stille treten".....

"Energiepunkte öffnen": Zitat: "In den ersten Sitzungen öffnete ich einige seiner vitalen Energiepunkte in seinen Armen, seinem Körper wie auch in seinen Beinen, ujnd übertrug von meinem Chi auf ihn." Vitale Energiepunkte sind Stellne am Körper, an welchen der Therapeut den inneren Energiefluß eines Patienten beeinflussen kann. Punkte an der Körperoberfläche, wo man Zugang zur vitalen Energie im Körper finden kann, wie man sie aus der Akupunktur kennt und wie sie auch im Jin Shin Jyutsu zur Anwendung kommen.

"Sich selbst manifestierende Chi-Bewegungen": Eine Art ChiGong-Übungen in deren Gefolge der Praktizierende sich unwillentlichen Bewegungen und Energieströmungen hingibt...

Die drei Hauptachsen der Chigong-Praxis - Form - Energie/Atmung - Geist: Durch bloßes Üben der äußeren Formen erlangt man weniger als 20% des potentiellen Nutzens der Übungen...durch zusätzliche Kooordination der Atmung können wir 40-50% des potentiellen Nutzens verwirklichen; den umfassendsten, durchdringendsten Nutzen erlangt man durch vereinende Harmonisierung von Geist, Atmung/Energie und Form/Körper.

Den Himmel heben - die Sterne pflücken - Berge schieben - den Mond tragen - den Kopf kreisen lassen - das fröhliche Ringelspiel - die große Windmühle - Hulahoop -die Knie kreisen lassen - der Gang des Bären - der Elfentanz - der springende Fisch ......

Gönne Dir die Geheimnisse der alten Meister: "Es mag ein Mensch viele Jahre ChiGong praktizieren, und doch kann es sein, dass er nicht tief hineingegangen ist, weil es ihm an philosophischem Hintergrund und an der entsprechenden Methodologie mangelt, die einst geheim bewahrt worden ist."

Wie Du mit sechzig jung und gesund sein kannst: "Wie können manche Menschen in 6 Monaten ein ChiGong Niveau erlangen, für welches andere 6 Jahre Praxis benötigen?
Genieße die Poesie von Gesundheit und Vitalität: "Chigong ist grundlegend eine innere Kunst, die äußeren Formen und Bewegungen sind externe Hilfen für die innere Kultivierung."

Die Energie, Berge zu verschieben und den Mond zu tragen: "Der Faktor des Geistes ist in weiter Hinsicht der wichtigste Aspekt des Chigong."
Aus der Kunst der Langlebigkeit seinen Nutzen ziehen: "Wenn wir wünschen, lange und gesund zu leben und auch die Vitalität zu haben, um unsere Arbeit ebenso wie spielerische, sportliche und rekreative Aspekte unseres Lebens zu genießen, dann ist Chi-Kung eine ausgezeichnete Antwort."

Möchtest Du gerne maximale Ergebnisse verwirklichen: "Wenn Du Gesundheit und Vitalität möchtest, dann genügt es nicht, darüber zu lesen, Du mußt die geeigneten Techniken praktizieren, um es zu erlangen."
Die faszinierende Erfahrung der fließenden Energie in Dir: "Die Shaolin Wanahm Übungen der sich von selbst manifestierenden Chi-Bewegungen bieten eine sehr nützliche Methode, den Chi-Strom zu erfahren und seinen Fluß zu lenken."

Chi-Gong ist nicht bloß ein sanfter Tanz: "Wenn wir die 3 Elemente des Chigong - Form, Energie und Geist - verstehen, ist es offensichtlich, dass wir bestenfalls einen kleinen Teil dessen, was uns Chigong bieten kann, erlangen, wenn wir bloß Chigong-Form praktizieren, wie es viele Schüler tun."

Nimm einen guten Schluck kosmischer Energie: "Wenn Chi-Kung-Meister beim Lehren von "Bauch-Atmung" sagen, dass sie zur Kindheit zurückgekehrt sind, dann ist das nicht bloß eine poetische Ausdrucksweise.
Tiefe Ruhe, freudige Gelassenheit und innerer Frieden: Meditation mit dem Ziel spiritueller Erfüllung für jene, die für diesen edlen Pfad bereit sind wie für jene, die ihre posrtive Auswirkung im Alltag nutzen möchten.
Unheilbare Krankheiten können geheilt werden: "Es gibt Krankheiten, insbesondere degenerative Erkrankungen, die von der konventionellen Medizin als unheilbar betrachtet werden, welche durch das Praktizieren von Chi-Kung geheilt werden können. Dieser Anspruch ist nicht auf die Erfahrungen mit einigen wenigen Patienten begründet, sondern auf aberhunderten von Fällen."

Energie und vitale Ausdauer für Champions, Sportler und Kampfkünstler: "Es ist ein Irrtum zu glauben, dass es ausschließlich chinesische Athleten sind, die reichlich ChiGong in ihrem training zum Einsatz bringen."
Sich nach dem Bemerkenswerten, dem Aussergewöhnlichen, dem Göttlichen ausstrecken: Unser persönlicher Geist vereint sich mit dem universellen Geist und ermöglicht es so, die nicht-differenzierte, nichtdualistische Höchste Wirklichkeit zu erfahren."

Einem jeden entsprechend seinen Bedürfnissen: "Chigong besitzt große Flexibilität, was es in die Lage versetzt, für viele verschiedene Bedürfnisse geeignet zu sein, und sobald wir einige grundlegende Prinzipien kennen, ist es leicht unsere Übungsprogramme entsprechend unseren Bedürfnissen zu gestalten." 

Würdets Du gerne gute Gesundheit und Vitalität, Geistesfrische und inneren Frieden erlangen? Sifu Wong Kiew Kit vermittelt, wie wir diese Ziele durch die Praxis des Shaolin QiGong erfahren können.

QiGong ist uralte Kunst wie auch gleichzetig moderne Wissenschaft: Es befasst sich mit der Einübung, der Aufnahme und Anwendung kosmischer Lebensenergie für verschiedene Bedürfnisse, insbesondere für Gesundheit, von innen kommende Kraft, für mentale Entwicklung und spirituelles Wachstum.

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THE 10  SHAOLIN LAWS

1. Required to respect the master, honour the Moral Way and love fellow disciples as brothers and sisters.

2. Required to train the Shaolin arts diligently, and as a pre-requisite, to be physically and mentally healthy.

3. Required to be filial to parents, be respectful to the elderly, and protective of the young.

4. Required to uphold righteousness, and to be both wise and courageous.

5. Forbidden to be ungrateful and unscrupulous, ignoring the Laws of man and heaven.

6. Forbidden to rape, molest, do evil, steal, rob, abduct or cheat.

7. Forbidden to associate with wicked people; forbidden to do any sorts of wickedness.

8. Forbidden to abuse power, be it official or physical; forbidden to oppress the good and bully the kind.

9. Obliged to be humane, compassionate and spread love, and to realize everlasting peace and happiness for all people.

10. Obliged to be chivalrous and generous, to nurture talents and pass on the Shaolin arts to deserving disciples. 


SHAOLIN 18 LOHAN HANDS

Many readers have asked me about the famous Shaolin Eighteen Lohan Hands. They were taught by the great Bodhidharma in 527 BCE to monks at the Shaolin Monastery in China when this First Patriarch of the Shaolin arts found the monks weak and often sleepy during meditaion, which is the essental path towards enlightenment.

The Shaolin Eighteen Lohan Hands are fundamental chi kung exercises that can bring tremendous benefits if they are practised as chi kung. Over the years, I have successfully used selections from the Eighteen Lohan Hands to help many people overcome illness, including so-called incurable diseases.

But if they are practised as physical exercise, which is often the case nowadays, naturally the practitioner will only get the benefits of physical exercise. The crucial difference between chi kung exercise and physical exercise lies not in the outward form (which can be the same for both types of exercise), but in the internal dimensions of energy and mind. If one does not know what these internal dimensions are, it is unlikely that he (or she) has practised chi kung, although he may have performed the outward form for years.

At the Shaolin Monastery, these Eighteen Lohan Hands evolved into a kungfu set called Eighteen Lohan Fist, which forms the prototype of Shaolin Kungfu today. Nevertheless, the Eighteen Lohan Hands continued to be practised as chi kung exercise.

Because of its long history, there are many versions of the Eighteen Lohan Hands being taught today. Shown below are the Eighteen Lohan Hands taught in my Shaolin Wahnam School. The illustrations are reproduced from a manual used more than 10 years ago by my chi kung students.

1. Lifting the Sky
This pattern is also found in many other kinds of chi kung. This is not surprising because "Lifting the Sky" is one of the best of all chi kung exercises.


2. Shooting Arrows

The holding of the hands is in the "One-Finger Zen" hand form, which is a typical Shaolin hand form. If you see someone holding the hand in the from of a fist with one finger sticking out, you can reasonably conclude that he has not learnt it in a proper way from a Shaolin master.


3. Plucking Stars
These illustrations can only show the outward form of chi kung. Once again, I wish to stress that chi kung form alone is not chi kung. Chi kung is the art of energy management, and the form is just a tool or means to implement energy management. If you merely perform chi kung form, you are only doing physical exercise. If you wish to learn energy management, you have to learn from a master or at least a competent instructor, not just from webpages, videos or books.


4. Turning Head
If you think that this exercise is just for loosening your neck muscles, you are thinking of it as a physical exercise. As a chi kung exercise, it is used literally to cleanse your head and nervous system. Of course you have to learn such advanced skills from a chi kung master, not from a physical education instructor.


5. Thrust Punch
Besides developing powerful punches for martial art, this exercise massages and strengthens your heart. Correct breathing and making the appropriate sound are necessary for obtaining the desired effect.


6. Merry-go-Round

If you wish to revitalize yourself without having to take pep pills, this chi kung exercise may help you. It stimulates your "water" energy at your ming-men, or "gate of life".


7. Carrying the Moon
Many of my students love this exercise the best. It makes you look and feel young, and enhances your nervous system. You can have these benefits only if you can generate a shower of chi or vital energy down your body with this exercise.


8. Nourishing Kidneys
Ask a typical western doctor, and he will tell you that your kidneys have nothing to do with sex. Ask a Chinese physician, and he will tell you that your kidneys have everything to do with sex. In fact, the Chinese medical term generally used to describe sickness related to sex is shen-kui which means "kidney injury". "Why were the Shaolin monks interested in sex?" you may ask. No, the Shaolin monks did this exercise not because of sex, but because "Nourishing Kidneys" also enhances their intellectual and general vitality.


9. Three Levels to Ground
As a physical exercise, "Three Levels to Ground" can make your legs strong and flexiable; as a chi kung exercise, it can strengthen your heart system, generate better energy flow, and increase your vitality.


10. Dancing Crane
This exercise helps you to channel vital energy to your legs. But the benefits are not just for the legs. As the body is interconnected by countless meridians, inducing better energy flow at the legs is sometimes necessary to solve problems in other parts of the body. Someone with kidney stones or a dull intellect may overcome his problem more efficiently if he incorporates this "Dancing Crane" exercise.


11. Carrying Mountains
If you wish to have powerful arms but do not want to undergo tough and rough conditioning, or if you wish to overcome some chronic pain at your back, "Carying Mountain" is a useful exercise.


12. Drawing Knife
" Qi jing ba mai" or the "eight wondrous meridians" is often mentioned in chi kung texts but seldom understood. "Drawing Knife" is an effective exercise to generate energy flow to these eight wondrous meridians.


13. Presenting Claws
If you suffered from diabetes, had trouble with your digestive system, or often felt worried and anxious, this exercise may overcome your problem.


14. Pushing Mountains
I have never failed to be amazed by the profundity in simplity of this exercise. If you wish to overcome your rheumatism, or to enhance your sex life, or to have internal force for martial art, or to have mental freshness -- just to mention a few of its benefits -- practise this exercise.


15. Separating Water
This is an excellent exercise for the heart and the lung systems. It will also give you powerful arms.


16. Big Windmill
Many people will find it hard to believe, but if you perform this exercise correctly and sufficiently, you can develop enough internal force to break a brick without having to lift weights or strike sandbags. Those with diabetes or problems related to the liver and spleen systems, will also find this exercise very useful.


17. Deep Knee Bending
Here is another excellent exercise for the lower body. It also opens up the meridians at the legs so that
negative energy from other parts of the body can be efficiently drained out into the ground.


18. Rotating Knees
You may be surprised, but "Rotating Knees" may help to overcome sex problems, or enhance sexual performance and enjoyment. Strong, healthy knees, obviously, ensures that you will still be agile at eighty and beyond.



Unless you are already well versed in chi kung, even if you can perform these eighteen sets of movements correctly but without effecting the internal dimensions of mind and energy, you will only get the benefits of physical exercise. The illustrations, therefore, are not meant for self practice, but for satisfying curiosity, and perhaps as a means for preserving for future generations what the Shaolin Eighteen Lohan Hands look like.

You will be mistaken if you think that the mind and energy dimensions are not explained here because I want to keep them as secrets. Even if I explain them here, many people may not believe the explanation. Even if they beleive it and follow the instructions, they may not get the desired result. Worse still, and this is a main reason why many masters "keep the secrets", practising advanced chi kung without a master's supervision may bring serious adverse effects.

You will appreciate the warning better if you remember that what is involved is mind and energy, the two most powerful things in the world. As an anology, learning how to swim or drive a car is safe with proper supervision. But one would not, and should not, go swimming or driving merely after reading some swimming or driving instructions.


This courses will be dedicated to the learning and practice of The classical 18 Lohan Hands, the highly respected forms taught by Bhodidharma, the first Zen patriarch to the Shaolin monks in the 6th century BC.

This will be a unique opportunity to learn in depth the complete set of 18 forms.

You will not only learns the techniques, but you will be transmitted the fundamental principles and the skills that will allow a competent and ever deepening individual practice. Seasoned practitioners will benefit from this course as well as beginners, each one at his or her own level.

The gift of the 18 Lohan Hands is, that it gives you the genuine treasures of Qi Gong in its purest form: Good health, emotional balance, mental clarity and serenity, focused and relaxed attention and a rejuvenated, strong and vital body at any age.

Due to its unparalleled efficiency, a 15 minutes of enjoyable and simple practice per day is all that is required when you come back to your lifestyle and occupation, making it particularly suitable for the people involved in the world.


QUALITIES OF A GOOD MASTER

Having a good master is definitely a tremendous blessing in kungfu, taijiquan and chi kung training. As mediocre instructors are so common nowadays --
some even start to teach after having attended only a few week-end seminars -- finding a great master is like finding a gem in a hay stack. Here are some guidelines to help you find one.

An Example of What He Teaches

A good master must be a living example of what he teaches.

A kungfu master must be able to defend himself, a taijiquan master must have some internal force, and a chi kung master must exhibit radiant health, as these are the basic qualities these arts are meant to develop.

A master of kungfu, taijiquan or chi kung does not enjoy the luxury of many coaches in modern sports like football and athletics who often cannot dribble a ball or run a race half as well as the students they teach. They are also some kungfu, taijiquan or chi kung instructors today who cannot perform half as well as their average students, but they are certainly not masters, although as a form of courtesy they may be addressed as such
by their students or the general public.


Understanding Dimension and Depth

Besides being skillful, a good master should preferably be knowledgeable. He should have a sound understanding of the dimension and depth of the art he is teaching, and be able to answer basic questions his students may have concerning the what, why and how of their practice. Without this knowledge, a master will be limited in helping his students to derive the greatest potential benefits in their training.

However, especially in the East, some masters may be very skillful but may not be knowledgeable. This is acceptable if we take the term 'master' to mean someone who has attained a very high level in his art, but who may not be a teacher.

The reverse is unacceptable, i.e. someone who is very knowledgeable but not skillful, a situation quite common in the West. A person may have read a lot about kungfu, taijiquan or chi kung, and have written a few books on it, but has little kungfu, taijiquan or chi kung skills. We may call him a scholar but certainly not a master.

Systematic and Generous
The third quality of a master as a good teacher is that he must be both systematic and generous in his teaching. Someone who is very skillful and knowledgeable, but teaches haphazardly or withholds much of his advance art, is an expert or scholar but not a good master.

On the other hand, it is significant to note that a good master teaches according to the needs and attainment of his students. If his students have not attained the required standard, he would not teach them beyond their ability (although secretly he might long to), for doing so is usually not to the students' best interest. In such a situation he may often be mistaken as withholding secrets.


Radiates Inspiration
The fourth quality, a quality that transforms a good master into a great master, is that he radiates inspiration. It is a joy to learn from a great master
even though his training is tough.

He makes complicated concepts easy to understand, implicitly provides assurance that should anything
goes wrong he is able and ready to rectify it, and spurs his students to do their best, even beyond the level that he himself has attained.


High Moral Values
The most important quality of a great master is that
he teaches and exhibits in his daily living high moral values. Hence, the best world fighter who brutally wounds his opponents, or the best teacher of any art who does not practise what he preaches, cannot
qualify to be called a great master.

A great master is tolerant, compassionate, courageous, righteous and shows a great love and respect for life. Great masters are understandably rare; they are more than worth their weight in gold.









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