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Welcome to the Home page of Michael Rinaldini, Qigong teacher, and Daoist priest. On these pages, you’ll find info on my “Qigong Certification courses” for local and distance studies. You’ll also find information on Daoist priest training. You’ll also find info on my local qigong classes and annual retreats. And below, you’ll find info on the five books that I have written on “Qigong,” “Circle Walking”, and “Daoist practices.” If you want to contact me, go to my Contact page, But first,  before I move on, I want to share with you a recent journal entry I made. It’s about the teacher-student relationship.

December  2020

I took a sidetrack to check my emails and if there were any interesting Facebook postings. I found this one, “This true transmission is received individually from a teacher.” As my numbers of distance qigong students continue to grow, especially since the beginning of the pandemic, I am becoming more focused on conveying to them the inner meaning of studying with a teacher. It’s not an online class I keep saying to new students. You have to actively participate in the training. And, if I see the student merely repeating back to me what I gave to them in their training manual, I will remind the student that I am interested in their real-life experience. Sometimes, I will be a little direct, or even harsh, and advise them to be like the empty cup, so as to be the perfect receptacle for the qi wisdom. And sometimes, I will encounter the perfect student who has opened their heart in words and tears and revealed their deep desire for change and healing. Students such as these are rare and far in-between; they warm my heart as a teacher and remind me why I teach.

Michael Rinaldini

Shifu Michael
Wuji Palms Facing Heaven, 2020

Some details about myself and Qigong Certification & Daoist Training Center.

I am a Qigong Teacher of close to 30 years, and a 22nd generation Longmen Daoist priest. I am the founder of the American Dragon Gate Lineage.

Qigong Certification

I offer a solid foundation course in Qigong for educational and personal development. This course 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. It is an interactive course between student and teacher.

Retreats: USA

One of my favorite teaching practices is my annual retreat. My next full retreat will likely be in 2022 because of  Covid-19 restrictions. See retreats.

More about Shifu Michael

I have been involved in spiritual and healing practices most of my adult life, dating back to the early 1970s. I have been studying Qigong for over 30 years, including four study trips to China. My main qigong teacher is Master Wan Sujian from Beijing’s Bagua Xundao Gong Qigong Center. He certified me as a Senior Qigong Teacher back in 2006. I am also a Certified Qigong Teacher, or Senior Teacher (Level 4-highest) by the National Qigong Association, and have led workshops at their annual conferences for the past ten years (see my certificate from the NQA on my Qigong Certification  page.) I have taught students locally in Sebastopol, CA  where I live, and nationally and internationally through my distance Qigong and Daoist studies programs.

Please visit my other pages for complete details on all of my services and events.

Qigong & Daoist Reteat Abbot Michael 2018

Abbot Michael
Walking in the Void
2018 Retreat

Visit Shifu Michael’s other pages for information on:

Qigong Certification
Daoist Training
Qigong Classes
Use the Contact page for more information.

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