Finding Spirit: Zen & Chinese Medicine (MEDITATION - 13FIND10)

October 19th, 2013 10:00 AM   through   October 20th, 2013 5:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 277
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 9/25 $ 285.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after 9/25 $ 255.00
General public after 9/25 $ 285.00
BU staff after 9/25 $ 225.00
Full time student $ 95.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
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Explore the role of zen cultivation in the development and practice of Chinese medicine and the intertwining history of the two disciplines. We will discuss the nature of zen realization and how they relate to well being and the practice of healing. Perhaps most useful, you will learn introductory zen techniques and directly experience the meridians, points and other energetic structures that are intrinsic to the human experience. Oct 19-20, Sat & Sun, 10a.m.-5p.m. Instructor: Elliott Freed, MSTCM. 12 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs

This knowledge is particularly useful in working with knotty diseases, and diseases of karmic origin and possessions - in particular the sorts of conditions dealt with in the Nan Jing (Difficult Classic). Discover new methods of insight and templates for evaluation of patient conditions, causes and strategies or those associated with one’s own health

These new methods can be very useful in understanding why some patients do not respond in usual ways, why seemingly minor illnesses remain entrenched, how to approach lifelong illnesses, and how to enlist the patient themselves in the improvement of their lives. Additionally, you will explore the natures of mind intention and awareness, the role they play in the human experience, and how to work more effectively with these tools.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Practice the Spiritual Understanding of Nature qi gong form for health and enlightenment
  • Practice the Standing Stake qi gong form for stilling desires and subduing the grasping heart
  • Describe the human body life energy field and how it creates the human experience
  • Describe the cause and effect of grasping mind intention and the false heart on the energy field
  • Detect qi sensations within and without the body using methods learned in the seminar
  • Demonstrate how to look for high and low vibrations
  • Recite the universal mantra for health and enlightenment
  • List the three natures and their relationship to Chinese medicine

Elliott Freed, MS

Elliott first encountered meridians and energy healing while studying tai qi in 1993 and later while studying shiatsu in massage school. He has studied many forms of healing and has been in continual practice since graduation from massage school in 1995.  He graduated from ACTCM in 2002 and spent the better part of the next four years living in China. While there he taught English, owned a small cafe, traveled to a dozen different provinces, and studied with wonderful doctors and teachers. He edited English language translations of Chinese medical texts, working on five books written by famous modern physicians. Elliott also taught medical Chinese and clinical practice at his alma mater. Most recently he has dedicated himself to his zen investigation, qi cultivation practices, and teaching private zen students.

Elliott has studied with Teacher Fu Wei Zhong since 1999. Teacher Fu is the thirteenth ancestral teacher (lineage holder) from the Golden Summit Monastery of E Mei Mountain.

Cost Notes: Receive a discount, register by Sept 25.

Course Notes: Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and bring a pillow for sitting on during floor meditation.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #277.  Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):

CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs approved for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs and RNs licensed in WA
CEUs available for DCs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs and PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA