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CBD 2022: Internal Alchemy Qigong: A Practical Introduction to the Cultivation of Qi with Heiner Fruehauf, PhD

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This experiential workshop will teach several nourishing life practices of the Jinjing Tradition of Daoist Internal Alchemy, an ancient system for cultivating health and longevity developed in the sacred mountains of Western China. The exercise sequence will consist of two simple movement practices, followed by a sitting meditation.

Dr. Fruehauf also is delivering a lecture titled, "The History of Qi" on Friday, Oct. 28 at 4:30pm. Register for that lecture here.  The lecture and workshop are part of Stanford's Contemplation by Design Summit.

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, is the Founding Professor of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He lectures in North America, Europe and China, and has authored a wide variety of articles and textbooks in the field of Chinese medicine. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of East Asian medicine led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge, where a selection of his publications can be accessed ( His strong belief in the clinical efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine led him to found The Healing Order, a wellness center in the Columbia River Gorge specializing in the holistic treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases.

Internal Alchemy Qigong: A Practical Introduction to the Cultivation of Qi 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: All events are FREE and online.

Registration is now open here: