A Week with Master Mingtong Gu

Two weeks ago I attended, along with friends Glenna and Lisa, a marvelous seminar at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. It was led by Mingtong Gu, the celebrated Qi Gong master, and involved 5 days of the most wonderful, inspiring and healing exercises and lectures. I have been practicing Qi Gong for years, and have long been a fan of Mintong’s work. I was fortunate enough to have a podcast interview with him several years ago, and Merlian News has favorably reviewed several of his online courses and books in the past. This week, however, was the first time that I was participating in a live class and meeting him in person.

I cannot speak highly enough of his energy, wit, humor and kindness. Each day began with a small talk, loaded with joy, funny anecdotes about people he had helped, and gentle guidance for the upcoming exercises. On one of the days we concentrated on moving the spine, and the importance of keeping it supple and youthful. Mingtong explained that if the spine is not flexible then the whole body is affected and this accelerates aging. I learned that it wasn’t enough to just go through the motions: in addition to exercising and twisting the spine, he instructed us to set our intention of healing and to visualize the spinal fluid and chi energy flowing up our backs and bathing each vertebrae. On another day Mingtong lectured about quantum fields, building up a personal chi field, and how to tap into the incredible global chi field that surrounds us all. Each day we participated in “Sound Healing,” chanting and feeling a powerful series of sounds aimed at restoring and balancing all the organs and functions of the body.

Throughout the week, Mingtong emphasized doing the exercises gently, and to the best of one’s ability. He stressed that if you can’t do a particular movement standing, then do it sitting; if you can’t sit, then do it lying down on the floor. No one was ever made to feel embarrassed or left out if they couldn’t participate. I started the week with a terrible bronchial cough that I’d had for weeks and couldn’t shake. Afraid of disrupting the class, I felt very self-conscious about it. By the next day the cough was 50% better, by the second day it was barely noticeable, and by the third day, to my astonishment, it was completely gone and I felt great!

We were privileged to have Mingtong Gu join us for lunch one of the days. He started the meal with some advice that he had already spoken of in the class: to start the meal in silence for the first 9 bites or so – to close our eyes and not speak to each other for the first part of the meal. This led to truly savoring and appreciating our food, to a greater sense of peace and gratitude for the meal, and a renewed sense of energy and well being when we did finally resume speaking and interacting with our companions.

Like everything else from that week, it was another small gift of wisdom that we could take away with us to use forever. I truly felt the benefits of Qi Gong and Mingtong Gu’s presence on every level: spiritual, physical, emotional and mental. One of the true highlights of the week was getting hugged by Mingtong Gu and feeling the enormous power of his chi energy, as if I had been plugged into an electric socket!

Click here for our podcast interview with Mingtong Gu

Click here for our review of Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong: Teachings by Master Mingtong Gu

Click here to read a review of Sound Healing: Lesson One

Click here to read a review of Sound Healing: Lesson Two

Click here to read a review of Sound Healing: Lesson Three

Click here to read a review of Sound Healing: Lesson Four

Click here to read a review of Sound Healing: Lessons Five & Six


Learning Qi Gong Online with Master Mingtong Gu

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We cannot say enough good things about the online courses from Master Mingtong Gu and the staff at www.chicenter.com ! This is a phenomenal resource for learning Wisdom Healing Qi Gong. We all know that there’s nothing like learning from a true master, taking the time to sit with him or her and soaking up the wisdom, skill or techniques that will help you advance physically or spiritually. Unfortunately, in this busy day and age it can be difficult to take the time off necessary to devote to learning, or worse, the teacher you need may live on the other side of the country.

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LinkHolistic.com – A Real Resource

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Check out this wonderful resource: www.linkholistic.com Practitioners can share events, join the holistic directory, read articles and post questions to their experts. LinkHolistic is now the leading holistic professional and community site, featuring teacher events, practitioner listings, group support and holistic forums.

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World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day on April 26th

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Be a healing part of history! The last Saturday of April each year (at 10 am local time) in 100s of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together, to breathe together, providing a healing vision for our world….” The annual April event is open to the general public, and begins in the earliest time zones of Samoa at 10 am, and then participants across Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America take part, with celebrations in eighty nations and several hundred cities, ending with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later. Celebrations include mass t’ai chi ch’uan and qigong exhibitions in many cities, and free classes in most participating cities.”

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Merlian News Podcasts with Master Mingtong Gu

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“Master Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized teacher and healer in Wisdom Healing Qigong, who received his training from a variety of Grandmasters of China and Tibet and at the largest Qigong medicine-less hospital in China. As founder of The Chi Center, he helps lead a journey of health and happiness… Master Gu received Qigong Master of the Year Award from the 2011 World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the author of several publications including Wisdom Healing Qigong: Activate and Embody Wisdom and Energy for Health, Healing and Happiness and Sound Healing Technologies .” In this two part podcast, Merryn Jose talks with Master Mingtong Gu about: What is Qigong & Wisdom Healing Qigong, How Wisdom Healing Qigong can reverse aging and illness, The journey of Qigong and when someone begins, Who can be helped by Qigong, What age to begin, What conditions are helped, How learning Qigong from a Qigong Master is helpful, How soon a student can feel the benefit, Special Meditation in Part Two and much more!

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Sound Healing Qi Gong with Mingtong Gu: Lessons 5 & 6

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Sound Healing Qi Gong with Mingtong Gu: Lessons 5 & 6 All of us here at Merlian News were deeply moved by the story of Lindy’s Transition, in the fifth section of the online course, “Sound Healing.” In the opening moments we learn that an active member of the community has died: “A treasured member of the Wisdom Healing Qigong community, Lindy Bianchi, died shortly before the Advancing Weekend Workshop…. Her journey of healing was woven into the fabric of our chi field, as is yours.” The resulting portion, part meditation and part prayer, resulted in a sensation of qi all around that was especially powerful.

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Sound Healing with Mingtong Gu – Lesson Four: Sound Energetics

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Sound Healing with Mingtong Gu – Lesson Four: Sound Energetics Listening to this portion of the online course, “Sound Healing,” all of us at Merlian News felt like this was one of the most important lessons in the course. It includes the basic instructions for chanting “Haola” and “Kai Hui” as well as how to work with the sounds in the most effective ways. As highlighted in the course material, the deep energetic benefits made possible by sound healing include emotional healing, and a deeper energetic connection with the organs, the energy gates and energy centers.

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Sound Healing with Mingtong Gu – Lesson Three: Spinal Bone Marrow Practice

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The Spinal Bone Marrow Practice is deceptively simple and very powerful. We in the office started the third lesson of Master Mingtong Gu’s online Sound Healing course this last week feeling by turns, a little lethargic, a little run down, and generally feeling the effects of sitting at our desks too long. When we were done we felt rested, calmer, energized and centered.

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Sound Healing with Mingtong Gu – Lesson Two: Welcome & Teaching on Love

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Sound Healing with Mingtong Gu – Lesson two: Welcome & Teaching Love If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we here at Merlian News are just crazy for the Sound Healing Course from www.chicenter.com — Master Mingtong Gu and his staff at the Chi Center have put together a wonderful healing course that is available for online study at home. Whether you’re a professional looking for CEU credits, or an individual interested in healing and learning qi gong, this video/audio series is a must.

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My 100 Day Gong

| by Merryn Jose

Just recently I completed what is known in Qi Gong as a 100 day “gong” or practice of doing the same exercise, every day without fail. I had been doing Qi Gong off and on for a year or two, but a few months ago I decided that if I was going to gain the benefits of this practice, I really needed to do it every day. I had been reading and studying the online courses… and I finally I decided to make the commitment to a 100 day practice.

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