Become a Master Healer
Master Chunyi Lin
The Spring Forest Qigong
In This Issue
International Conference Recap
Ask Master Lin
Level I Instructor
International Guild Update
Level I Class Added
Services Available at SFQ (Note new special discount)
The SFQ Website
Master Chunyi Lin
Master Lin had the SFQ logo designed to show tender new leaves of spring-time, symbolizing growth, optimism, and excitement. The leaves may also be seen as hands or arms cradling a small red energy ball, representing hope, healing, and new life.
What is Qigong?
"Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") is one of the cornerstones of traditional Chinese medicine. "Qi" is the universal energy that makes up and flows through everything in the universe. In our bodies, it is vitality or life force. "Gong" means to practice, cultivate, or refine, leading to mastery. "Qigong," then, means to cultivate or refine one's vitality or life force through practice.
Spring Forest helps in this endeavor by offering a number of classes, workshops, and retreats. We also schedule individual, telephone, and distance sessions through our Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
The Spring Forest Vision
Our vision is "a healer in every family and a world without pain." To help take this vision to the next level, Spring Forest Qigong is making some exciting additions to our programs, including preparation for active exercise classes at the Spring Forest Center and a program to train Spring Forest Qigong teachers.
Watch for more information coming soon!
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The 2008 Spring Forest Qigong
International Conference in Brief
Cancer CD imageSeveral hundred people from far and wide gathered together in Minneapolis last month for the annual Spring Forest Qigong International Conference, this year entitled "Enlightenment through Unconditional Love." From Thursday evening to mid-day Sunday, April 17-20, attendees listened intently to presentations on the main stage by Master Lin and others, attended breakout sessions and healing appointments, participated in guided meditations, perused the SFQ store, exchanged qigong stories, and just enjoyed each other's company.
Cancer CD imageOn Saturday, a number of people were surprised, delighted, and quite emotional as they were called on stage and awarded newly-created Spring Forest Qigong titles, each one representing many hours of education and healing experience. (To view specific Master Healer requirements, scroll to the end of this newsletter above "Services Available.") The recipients of these new titles were:
Level I Certified Instructor: (in photo above, back row, from left to right) Glenn Tobey, Noel Radcliffe, Barbara Palmer, Patrick Dougherty, Dany Carol, Bonnie Blanchette, Gary Rebstock, (front row, left to right) Katrina Tobey, Cathy Beedle, Deanne Kroll, Phyllis Jazdzewski, and Tom Jazdzewski. Master Lin is at the far right. Not pictured are Darcie Gustine, Dave Johnson, Sheila Judd, Joyce Perkins, and Jennie Trotter.
Master Healer: (in photo below) Dave Johnson, Spring Forest Qigong President and C.E.O. (at the podium), and Master Lin (far right), present Master Healer certificates to (from left to right) Patrick Dougherty (Level I), Arlis Feser (Level II), Mary Zelmer (Level I), Bonnie Blanchette (Level I), Sheryl Scheller (Level I), Deanne Kroll (Level II), Sheila Judd (Level I), Tom Jazdzewski (Level I), and Darcie Gustine (Level II). Darcie is behind Master Lin.
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Saturday evening brought an SFQ first--a meditation concert (photo below) performed by members of the
Chinese Music Ensemble: (from left to right) Peiju Picard, Principal Musician; Zhang Ying, renowned
musician, composer, and co-creator of Spring Forest meditation music; and Charlotte King, founder and president of the Chinese Music Ensemble, who has also performed for SFQ meditation CDs. Master Lin sat center stage in full lotus position and, with a hauntingly lovely melody being created behind him, led participants in a guided meditation.
Cancer CD imageMuch healing took place at this conference, and many things were learned, including:
For a long and healthy life, forgive yourself and others.
Be flexible in the face of frustration and disappointment.
Realize you are an energy being and a being of love.
The purpose of life is happiness.
A simple smile will start your love energy moving.
Cancer CD imageAfter the conference, Francisco Nunes of the Netherlands sent us a photo of Master Lin meditating on stage (left) and wrote, "This photo was taken at the very end of Friday's evening meditation. You probably didn't see it, since you were supposed to have your eyes shut and be in deep meditation [Francisco must have peeked.]. For those who weren't there...well, make sure you are there next time!"
Master Chunyi LinAsk Master Lin
Do you have something you would like to ask Master Lin? Each month we will select a question that has been sent to us and publish the answer in this newsletter (your name will not be used). Please keep in mind that Master Lin does not diagnose medical conditions and will not be able to personally answer each question. If you would like a member of our support team to get back to you, please make note of that in your e-mail or letter. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: If we are truly comprised of energy as our life force, how important is proper nutrition to overall health? Thank you for your response.
Answer: We are all energy beings. As a form of energy, we need support so that we can keep this form of energy going to the right direction. Proper nutrition is very important in our life. When you eat right and healthy, your body is healthy and happy. Nutrition, exercises, sleeping, and a positive attitude are four major parts of a good life. Nutrition is very important to overall health.
Level I Instructor
As mentioned in our last newsletter, a part of Master Lin's mission for many years has become a reality. There is now a program to certify people to teach Level I of Spring Forest Qigong. Instructor beta classThis two-day class will give instructors the tools they need to deliver a consistent presentation of Level I information to their students.
Plans for three Spring Forest Qigong instructor certification classes in 2008, to be held in the Minneapolis area, are now in place. Classes will be held:
May 16 and 17 at the Oak Ridge Conference Center
August 15 and 16 (location to be announced)
October 3 and 4 (location to be announced)
Instructor breakoutThere are many benefits of being a Level I Certified Instructor, including:
1. A multimedia presentation licensed to you with content slides, video, and sound (PowerPoint and/or DVD)
2. A trainer's manual with key steps, critical points, etc., for each module
3. An instructor discount on all training products (DVDs, CDs, and manuals) ordered through SFQ (web site or store)
4. Recognition and promotion on SFQ's web site, allowing clients to search for Level I Certified Instructors in specific areas (by zip code), find out when classes are scheduled, etc. SFQ will assist in promotion and advertising of your classes.
Applicants for this class must have completed Spring Forest Qigong Levels I, II, and III, and will need to pass a criminal background check. For information on fees (applicants who attended the guide class in 2005 may inquire about a discount) and applications, contact the SFQ Center at 952-593-5555.
(Photo above, right: Level I Instructor Certification beta class. Photo above, left: beta class breakout session)
SFQ International Guild Update
· At the May 10 Guild meeting, held at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, Minnesota, Master Lin shared teachings on death and the next circle of life.Peiju on WTCQ Day
· There is no Guild meeting scheduled for May 24, due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
· On April 26 the Guild participated in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. Twenty-six healers provided SFQ healing sessions for more than 350 participants. It was a wonderful thing to see our healers take Master Lin's vision of a healer in every family and a world without pain out into the world.
If you would like to know more about the SFQ International Guild, please visit the Guild page on the SFQ web site.
(In photo above, Peiju Picard shares her healing energy with a World Tai Chi and Qigong Day participant.)
Level I Class Added
A new Spring Forest Qigong Level I class has been added to the list of previously-scheduled Level I classes and will be held on the Woodwinds Health Campus at 1925 Woodwinds Drive in Woodbury, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 7, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The curriculum will remain the same and will include:
· History of qigong
· General principles of qigong
· Three main elements of qigong
· Yin/yan philosophy
· Study of the universe
· Six keys to success
· Five causes of energy blockage
· "Sword finger" technique for helping others
Healing techniques that will be taught include:
· Beginning of the Universe
· Forming of Yin and Yang
· Moving of Yin and Yang--to build energy in the internal organs
· Breathing of the Universe--good for the lungs
· Joining of Yin & Yang--to balance the body's energy
· Seven Steps of New Life--to open all of the body's energy channels
· Ending Exercise--to harvest energy (qi) in the body
· Small University--the most powerful meditation exercise in Spring Forest Qigong
· Self Concentration--meditation to open more channels and to discover self-awareness
To register for this class, or any other, contact Normandale Community College at 952-487-8336, or vist their web site.
Vesak is an annual celebration of the Buddha's birth, death, and enlightenment, and is observed in many different ways all over the world. Commonly, Buddhist monks recite the 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha and call upon people to live in peace and harmony, respecting other religious faiths. They also try to bring a measure of happiness into the lives of less-fortunate people with gifts of food, money, and loving deeds.
A Vesak celebration was held Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. The theme of this year's celebration was "Meditative Healing," and the observance started with a meditation at the International Center, followed by a Sri Lankan curry luncheon for all who attended.
Master Lin began the afternoon events as the keynote speaker, sharing a healing meditation following his talk. After the keynote and healing meditation, there was a panel discussion focusing on the theme of the day. Panelists included Master Lin, nursing professor Jane Coleman, Buddhist monk Bhante Sathi, acupuncturist Amy Zoet, and energy therapist Melissa Shelton-Davies.
The day's celebration concluded with a blessing and a closing ceremony.
MASTER HEALER CRITERIA
Following are suggested criteria to attain the different levels of Healing Master:
Master Healer Level 1
Master Healer Level 2
Master Healer Level 3
· Must have taken SFQ Levels 1, 2, and 3 at least two times each
· Must have attended at least two SFQ advanced retreats
· Must have taken SFQ Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 at least two times each
· Must have attended at least four SFQ advanced retreats
· Must have taken SFQ Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 at least four times each
· Must have attended at least eight SFQ advanced retreats
Must have assisted at least 150 others with healing themselves through individual, phone, or distance sessions
Must have assisted at least 1,000 others with healing themselves through individual, phone, or distance sessions
(To be determined)
Must have documented results/testimonials from at least 10 individuals
Must have documented results/testimonials from at least 40 individuals
(To be determined)
· Must meet and exceed standards found in code of ethics
· Must pass criminal background check
· Must meet and exceed standards of SFQ Master program
(To be determined)
(To be determined)
Master Lin will review ability to detect, evaluate, and treat energy blockages.
Accuracy levels will be established by Master Lin.
Master Lin will review improvement in ability to detect, evaluate, and treat energy blockages.
Accuracy levels will be established by Master Lin and will reflect a significant improvement over Level 1.
(To be determined)
Must submit essay to address following:
1) Why did you choose Spring Forest Qigong?
2) Tell me from your heart: Why do you want to become a Spring Forest Master Healer?
3) How will you practice Spring Forest Qigong?
(To be determined)
Services Available at SFQ
In-Person Sessions at the SFQ Center
During your half-hour session at the SFQ Center, you will sit comfortably and share your concerns with an Advanced SFQ Specialist. He or she will move a hand several inches from your body to detect and remove energy blockages. Active exercises and/or healing meditations may be suggested for further benefit. When he is available, Master Lin will spend the last five minutes of your session continuing to assist you in your healing journey.
Appointments with Master Lin, Master Nance, or one of the Advanced SFQ Specialists, are also available by telephone. During a phone appointment, you briefly describe your concerns and then sit quietly while blockages are being detected and removed. Following the session, you may meditate or just rest for about 30 minutes to allow the energy to continue to move.
With this type of session, there is no physical or verbal contact involved. Using simple information (a name, a location, a brief description of the area of concern), Master Lin, Master Nance, or one of the Specialists will remotely detect blockages and work to eliminate them.
*Active Exercise Classes
Two Level I Active Exercise classes are available at the SFQ Center: one on Friday at noon and one on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. These classes focus on techniques to help relieve pain, reduce stress, and develop physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
In a coaching session, trained SFQ staff members will work one-on-one or in small groups to help you develop and use your natural ability to heal yourself and others.
*SPECIAL NOTE: When you attend a coaching session or an Active Exercise class, you will receive a discount on your Center appointment during that week.
Scheduling: To schedule any of the above, or for more information, please call the Spring Forest Center at 952-593-5555.
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Spring Forest currently offers four levels of classes/workshops through Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota: Level I for health, Level II for healing, Level III for advanced energy development and healing, and Level IV for techniques for spiritual healing and even more advanced ways to collect energy.
Conferences, Retreats, and Workshops
Conferences, retreats, and workshops are scheduled throughout the year. Keep an eye on our web site (or this newsletter!) for announcements.
Thank you for your interest in Spring Forest Qigong. We hope you will join us in our vision, and we look forward to supporting you in helping to create "a healer in every family and a world without pain."
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