This simple path leads to peace, virtue, and abundance..
- Laozi, HHC 1
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It symbolizes the slow consolidation of Yin (in red) as it descends from the Heavens. The unformed Yang (colorless) is unrestrained as it is pure. The Yin and Yang merge to form the Taiji symbol, which represents the interaction of duality. The line beneath represents the path that we all walk on our journey through life.
Healing ourselves, healing others
We offer opportunities to become rooted in spirit, firmly established within the Three Treasures of Heaven, Earth, and Person, and to manifest the subtle mechanics of structural alignment, profound breathwork, and a clear still mind.
The promises of healing in presence and ability that are expressed within the Classics of Chinese medicine are made available to all.
The roots of the ancient medical qigong tradition are the direct experiences of early practitioners of spiritual Daoism, shamanism, and of the internal Chinese martial arts. In accord with these roots,
Dr. Shannon’s experience as a Daoist Priest, and Shifu/Sifu of Chinese martial arts enable him to deeply enrich the training of medical qigong students.
Having studied for over 35 years, Dr. Bernard Shannon is an internationally recognized teacher of Medical Qigong, Daoist alchemical and mystical practices, and martial concepts. He is the Executive Director of the International Medical Qigong College, an ordained Daoist priest and the Abbot of the Temple of Peace and Virtue.
Dr. Bernard Shannon 至厚道长,
DTCM, DMQ (China)
Regardless of my work in the corporate world, as a special education teacher, in the military, or now, the compulsion for stillness, vibration, and light that Tony instilled has been a continual thread. It has shaped my life. Looking back, I can easily see that I have been blessed by many gifted and profound teachers, including Professor Jerry Alan Johnson, Sifu John Bracy, Abbot Zhang Mingxin, Abbot Wu Minghua, Abbot Yuan Zhidui, and Master Duan Zhiliang.
It is said that the author of China's oldest herbal text, stated the highest medicine helped humans fulfill their destiny, the middle helped nourish original nature, and the lowest treated physical illness.
In my clinical work and teaching, I share the same — wanting others to touch the ineffable through these three medicines.