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Qi Gong and Mindfulness
February 2 to March 25
Monday & Wednesday @ 8:00-9:00am
Medical Qi Gong focuses on cultivating Qi (energy), balancing the organ meridians to settle the energies for meditation, health and integrating a daily practice. We will explore mindfulness, a key component on the Path of Liberation/Buddha Dharma. It is about generosity to oneself and expanding that to others.
Dharma Class and Meditation
January 26 to March 23
Mondays @ 7:00-8:30pm
We will explore some topics from classic Buddhist texts, The Vimuttimagga (The Path of Freedom) by Arahant Upatissa and The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, by Gampopa and practice classic meditations on the following themes: Generosity, Loving kindness and Compassion, Impermanence, Karma
Outdoor Qi Gong Practice – February 3 to March 26
Outdoor Qi Gong @ Queenstown Gardens’ Rose Garden. @ Dharma Centre if raining.
We will practice Qi Gong movement, walking, and phonation at the Rose Garden in the Queenstown Gardens.
January 29 to March 26
Thursdays @ 5.45 -7:00pm
Further explorations integrating teachings and meditations from our Monday night Dharma class and Qi Gong and Mindfulness classes.
One day Retreats
February 28 and March 21
Saturdays @ 8:30-4:00pm
For those new and seasoned in meditation. There will be a component of Qi Gong and settling explorations. The goal of these retreats will be to enhance or cultivate a daily practice. Registration required, please email Nicolina at email@example.com to attend.
Latte Art Practice and Tasting
Sunday @ 11:00am
Crafting Community and Connections Women’s Group
Saturdays January 31, February 21 & Friday March 13
A multi-cultural social gathering to explore and share Dharma, foods, songs, languages, stories and customs to help and support new immigrants into the community. This Women’s group will be crafted by the participants and facilitated by Nicolina. If you are interested in attending please email Nicolina firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2004, Nicolina Sebok began studying Buddha Dharma and meditation with Lama Mark Webber (www.markwebber.org). She has completed both short and long term directed and self guided retreats, including a four-month Abhidhamma and Insight retreat, and a three-month Vajra Yogini retreat. Nicolina has offered Qi Gong classes as part of Lama Mark’s retreats. Her main Qi Gong training began in 2008, in Dr. Steven Aung’s style (www.aung.com), Aung Medical Qi Gong. As well, Nicolina apprenticed with one of Dr Aung’s long time student, Linda Totino, as part her teacher training in Victoria, BC. Nicolina has taught Qi Gong in Vancouver, Galiano Island, Victoria, Ontario and Guatemala. In 2013 she spent three months teaching Dharma and Qi Gong at the Queenstown Dharma Centre, New Zealand. In addition to her personal practice of exploring Qi, Nicolina practices Tui Na Massage (a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Her energy/Qi training began with Reiki in 2003.