with Livia Kohn
March 8-10, 2019
Mind and body in Daoism form part of the same continuum of vital energy (qi), yet are expressed in different dimensions—spirit, heart-mind, emotions, inner nature, and destiny. The workshop examines these on three levels: the traditional Daoist understanding, matching concepts in modern science, and ways of modification in terms of personal energy management.
In the second half, we then apply our new appreciation of the Daoist mind-body system to the dynamics of day-to-day living. Understanding first the powerful flow of yin and yang in various dimensions, we will look at our rela-tionship to material goods, living spaces, artistic and intellectual endeavors, as well as different aspects of time, aiming to achieve an overall sense of right-ness in our lives.
Livia Kohn is Professor Emerita of Religion & East Asian Studies at Bos-ton University. Her specialty is Daoism and the study of Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and articles. A long-term practitioner of taiji quan and meditation, she is also a certified instruc-tor of yoga and qigong as well as a Core Health facilitator.
One of the world’s foremost scholars, Livia is expert at placing each prac-tice in its historical and cultural context, relating its current application and efficaciousness to modern Western living.
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