In this four day-three night retreat, you will explore the flow of chi energy through slow and gentle movements. In Won Buddhist practice, mind and body are integrated. Useful warming-up movements, as well as Qi-gong and Tai-Chi postures for beginners and intermediate level practitioners will be introduced. This retreat will center on the techniques of DahnJon Breathing, Warm Heart-Supple Body, and Ten Stage (ShipSang) movements. These are based on the ancient Taoist tradition for cultivating a vibrant life force. Periods of quiet sitting and reflection in nature will balance our days. During the retreat, there will be opportunities for receiving individual coaching. Teachers of yoga or meditation can incorporate these lessons when guiding people in their practice.
Rev. Ginger Lee was ordained as a Won Buddhist priest in 2006. During her novice training, she served at the Won-Buddhist temples in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Swaziland, Africa. Rev. Ginger completed her undergraduate training at YoungSan University, South Korea, and received her Master’s degree at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in Philadelphia. In 2012, Rev. Ginger became the associate priest at the Won Buddhism Temple in Chapel Hill. Here, she leads temple services, meditation workshops, and dharma study groups. Rev. Ginger has 10 years of experience and training in Qi-gong and Tai-chi, and incorporates these forms of moving meditation into retreats and other programs.