Qigong Certification & Daoist Training Center
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Breaking News Event
ONE WORLD FOR PEACE
24 Hours of Meditation & Prayer For World Peace
Noon, August 25 to Noon, August 26
The American Dragon Gate Lineage, a western Daoist lineage of the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition, founded by Shifu Lichangdao (Michael Rinaldini) and based in Sebastopol, California is promoting a 24-hour period of meditation, prayer and scripture reciting or chanting. Shifu Michael and his priest members of the lineage are inviting all other Buddhist, Daoist and other faith groups to join us in an intentional 24-hour period to raise the energetic consciousness of the planet to avoid military, and possibly nuclear catastrophe between the United States and North Korea.
Individuals and groups can practice in their own particular traditions, wherever they live, but have one goal, that of creating a world consciousness energy leading to a peaceful resolution between the above two countries. Participants can join us at any time, and for any length of time during this 24-hour period.
Together, we can raise the consciousness of our
ONE WORLD to promote PEACE.
Qigong Certification & Daoist Training Center
is the name of shifu Michael Rinaldini’s (Li Chang Dao) school. He is a high level Qigong Teacher and a 22nd generation Longmen Daoist priest. Michael offers a solid foundation in Medical Qigong. This gives the student the skills to become a professional Qigong Teacher. The coursework and learning model is adaptable as a local student or as a distance student.
Shifu Michael offers multi levels of Qigong Certification that are of the highest quality, and yet are affordable. He gives personal guidance to his students, regardless of where they live. Shifu Michael will be offering two retreats in 2018. One of them will be in Hawaii at a magical retreat center on the west side of Oahu.
has been involved in spiritual and healing practices most of his adult life, dating back to the early 1970’s. He has been studying qigong for over 25 years, including four study trips to China. His main qigong teacher is Master Wan Sujian from Beijing’s Bagua Xundao Gong Qigong Center. He is certified as a Senior Qigong Teacher by Master Wan. Shifu Michael is also a Certified Qigong Teacher (Level 4-highest) by the National Qigong Association, and has led workshops at their annual conferences for the past ten years. Shifu Michael’s teachings extend from local students in Sebastopol, CA to national and international qigong students.
Books by Shifu Michael
Shifu Michael’s first book A Daoist Practice Journal: Come Laugh With Me is available through amazon.com. It focuses on the practices of a modern day western Daoist. Shifu Michael describes the Daoist path. This includes topics like medical qigong, Daoist meditation, Daoist scriptures, silence and solitude, retreats, diet and drinking puerh tea as part of cultivation practices. His book reveals the simple secrets of being a Daoist, including what he refers to as “being a Daoist in your heart.”
A Daoist Practice Journal, Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong & Daoist Cultivation is the second book in a series on the practices for walking the Daoist path by a modern day, western Daoist priest. This second book consists of journal entries by the author from June 2013 to October 2016. It picks up with his journey where he left off in his first book. The main topics covered include Medical Qigong, qigong circle walking, both technique and health benefits. It includes a broad range of entries on Qigong exercises, assessment skills and applications. It also presents a much deeper investigation into the Daoist meditation method of Zuowang. And still more. Click to purchase:
A Daoist Practice Journal:: Book 2: Circle Walking, Qigong, and Daoist Cultivation
2017 Annual Qigong & Daoist Training Retreat
Retreats are an opportunity to go beyond weekly classes or short courses. Retreats give the student the opportunity to practice more intensely. Often this means to go deeper into the experience of silence, stillness and healing. Students will engage in the practices of qigong, circle walking, Daoist meditation and more. Our main meditation practices are those of the zuowang (sitting in forgetfulness or oblivion) tradition combined with the Daoist practice of asking, Not Two. These practices will assist the student in refining their body, energy and consciousness levels. See more about the past 2017 retreat, and our plans for the April 2018 retreat.
Michael and Master Wan Sujian, 2007
Visit his other pages for information on: Qigong Certification, Retreats, Daoist Trainings, Daoist Meditation, Tea and local Qigong classes.
Contact Michael at Lichangdao@gmail.com
List of recommended books to study and direct links to Amazon.com:
Qigong Certification, Daoist Training, Circle Walking, and Daoist Meditation.
Daoist Meditation by Master Wu Jyh Cherng is perhaps the best book available on the practice of Zuowang meditation in the serene tradition of Daoist self-cultivation.
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