CBD 2022: iPause Guided practice #3, Establishing the Foundations for a Supportive and Flourishing Qigong Practice, Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo R?shi)

October 13, 2022 | 5:15pm - 6:30pm

This session is the first in the 3-part series building on Teja Bell's Lecture, Integrating Embodied Mindfulness: 7 Principles for Actualizing Benefits of Somatic Practice on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 12:00-1:30pm 

Teja Bell will guide participants in 75 minutes of Qigong to provide the foundations for a supportive and flourishing practice. This is the first of Bell's three guided practice sessions in the Contemplation by Design Summit. Each session will begin with a 10-15 minute introduction to illuminate the framework for the session's practices. The remaining 60-65 minutes will include a variety of standing practices followed by seated practice and a guided meditation, and a closing Q&A dialogue with participants.

You are invited to join one or all of the sessions in the series:

Oct. 13, Establishing the Foundations for a Supportive and Flourishing Qigong Practice

Oct. 14, The Skill of Whole Body Breathing and Synchronous Movement

Oct. 16, Deepening the Profound Integration of Spirit, Mind and Body

Teja Bell (Fudo Myoo R?shi ??) is a lineage dharma teacher and Rinzai Zen master, the 84th ancestor of Lin-Chi I-Chuan's Chan lineage.  He is a 6th degree Black Belt in Aikido and a life-long practitioner and teacher of Chinese Internal Arts and Qigong.  Teaching Internationally (in China and Europe), Teja integrates meditation, dharma, with qigong/neigong's somatic skills as embodied mindfulness.  He conducts teacher-trainings and in-depth practice sessions along with regular online classes and has taught over 150 retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 1999.  Teja is committed to the lifelong pursuit and mastery of these evolving teachings and disciplines, and to the ethical and empowering communication and transmission of their essential qualities, for universal benefit.

iPause Guided Practice #3, Establishing the Foundations for a Supportive and Flourishing Qigong Practice is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 – 16 and Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2022.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2022