Pictures and Video of the 2018 Retreat
Circle Walking at 2018 Retreat at St. Dorothy’s Rest
Daoist Priest Renewal of Vows for Priests Dominique & Michael 2018
Daoist Entrance Ceremony with Shifu Dominique 2018
Retreats Will Resume When It Is Safe For Gatherings-Due To Covid-19
Retreat is an opportunity to practice more intensely, go deeper in the experience of stillness and silence through qigong and Daoist meditation.
Our daily practices of qigong and meditation will revolve around morning, noon, and evening sessions of reciting Daoist scriptures. The qigong will consist of a variety of exercises for restoring one’s health and aiding one’s body and energetic systems. In this year’s retreat, we will explore in-depth the practice of Qigong Circle Walking, its history, practice, and health benefits. The meditation practices are in the Zuowang, or sitting and forgetting serene practices of Daoist cultivation. Other practices will include the Daoist tea ceremony and an introduction to Daoist Bigu fasting (optional). Additionally, there will be a Daoist priest ordination ceremony for members of the American Dragon Gate Lineage.
For more information, contact Shifu Michael
Retreat House for qigong, Daoist meditation, lodging for 2019 to 2021 Retreats
2019 – Redwoods at St Dorothy’s Rest
Special Deal: Qigong Certification and Retreat
A special deal will be provided for students who sign up for both the qigong certification program and the retreat. The requirement is that the full retreat fee and the certification fee are paid in advance at the time of enrollment. A $200 discount will be deducted from the Qigong Certification. The retreat cancellation policy will not apply to these terms, thus no refunds on the retreat. This $200 discount does not apply during the time of the pandemic discount.