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  • Shaolin retreat at ZEN monastery in Germany

    Announcement

    one year is over end the next seminar at the ZEN monastery is coming soon again.

    Topic: "Internal and external cultivation of Dao"
    Date: May 9th - 12th 2019
    Registration: please contact my secretary Caro -> wahnam@operamail.com

    Space is limited at the monastery!


    . IMG_0146.jpg





    More information coming soon!
    Last edited by Kaijet; 21 February 2019, 08:48 AM.
    May all beings be happy

    Kai
    ______________
    Shaolin Wahnam Germany
    www.shaolin-wahnam.de
    www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
    www.Anicca-Praxis.de

  • #2
    Here a quote from last year about us from the ZEN master and abbot:

    "Kai please come back with your Shaolin group with your happy energy you are change positive the hole monastery"
    That is like a accolade to Sifu and his highest teaching: "Smile from the heart"

    Just for information 50 % of the space is already booked; current state February 21st



    May all beings be happy

    Kai
    ______________
    Shaolin Wahnam Germany
    www.shaolin-wahnam.de
    www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
    www.Anicca-Praxis.de

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    • #3
      DAO YIN

      One part of my teaching at the ZEN retreat will be Dao Yin. This old exercises from ancient China exist already before Qi Gong arise. History, theory and the Dao Yin exercises in standing, sitting and laying positions will be explained and of course practiced. Sometime the Dao Yin called the "Chinese Yoga" because muscles, ligaments, fascia and the joints of the body as well get stretched and opened.
      This all we can easily integrate in our Shaolin "art of flexibility".

      Only 6 spaces left -> date March 15th
      Last edited by Kaijet; 16 March 2019, 11:27 AM.
      May all beings be happy

      Kai
      ______________
      Shaolin Wahnam Germany
      www.shaolin-wahnam.de
      www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
      www.Anicca-Praxis.de

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      • #4
        Excellent efforts Kai Siheng on Zen and Dao Yin Yoga ...

        by the way Venerable Dao Yin is also the name of the 4 th Zen Patriarch .

        Some history quoted from Sifu's website :

        The lineage of Zen transmission is as follows:
        1. Bodhidharma
        2. Hui Ke
        3. Seng Ca
        4. Dao Yin
        5. Hong Jen
        6. Hui Neng.

        The first three patriarchs stayed at the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province. The 4th Patriarch, Dao Yin, moved south to the Dongshan Temple in Hubei Province. Hui Neng moved further south to Guangdong Province and taught in nemerous famous temples, but his main base was the Baolin Temple.

        From Bodhidharma to Hui Neng, the master designated his successor. Hence, there were designated patriarchs. But Hui Neng did not designate a particular successor. He had thousands of students, 47 of whom were masters. Hui Neng asked them to spread Zen. Hence there were no designated patriarchs after him.

        The first three Zen patriarchs used the Lankavatara Sutra as the main text in their teachings. But the 4th Patriarch used the Diamond Sutra because it was already popular in the distrcit where he taught. Both the Lankavatara Sutra and the Diamond Sutra were the direct oral teaching of the Buddha, and later written down in words by great masters. The Platform Sutra was the direct oral teaching of Hui Neng, and writtern down in words by his disciples.

        Damian Kissey
        Shaolin Wahnam Sabah , Malaysia .
        www.shaolinwahnamsabah.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kaijet View Post
          DAO YIN

          One part of my teaching at the ZEN retreat will be Dao Yin. This old exercises from ancient China exist already before Qi Gong arise. History, theory and the Dao Yin exercises in standing, sitting and laying positions will be explained and of course practiced. Sometime the Dao Yin called the "Chinese Yoga" because muscles, ligaments, fascia and the joints of the body as well get stretched and opened.
          This all we can easily integrate in our Shaolin "art of flexibility".

          Only 6 spaces left -> date March 15th
          Wonderful

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Damian Kissey View Post
            Excellent efforts Kai Siheng on Zen and Dao Yin Yoga ...

            by the way Venerable Dao Yin is also the name of the 4 th Zen Patriarch .

            Some history quoted from Sifu's website :

            The lineage of Zen transmission is as follows:
            1. Bodhidharma
            2. Hui Ke
            3. Seng Ca
            4. Dao Yin
            5. Hong Jen
            6. Hui Neng.

            The first three patriarchs stayed at the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province. The 4th Patriarch, Dao Yin, moved south to the Dongshan Temple in Hubei Province. Hui Neng moved further south to Guangdong Province and taught in nemerous famous temples, but his main base was the Baolin Temple.

            From Bodhidharma to Hui Neng, the master designated his successor. Hence, there were designated patriarchs. But Hui Neng did not designate a particular successor. He had thousands of students, 47 of whom were masters. Hui Neng asked them to spread Zen. Hence there were no designated patriarchs after him.

            The first three Zen patriarchs used the Lankavatara Sutra as the main text in their teachings. But the 4th Patriarch used the Diamond Sutra because it was already popular in the distrcit where he taught. Both the Lankavatara Sutra and the Diamond Sutra were the direct oral teaching of the Buddha, and later written down in words by great masters. The Platform Sutra was the direct oral teaching of Hui Neng, and writtern down in words by his disciples.
            Thank you Siheng Damian

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            • #7
              Dao Yin .JPG Oh... thank you all for that information. But to compare the writings of Dao Yin we should have the Chinese character for it.
              Dao Yin .JPG

              Dao Yin 1.JPG

              stretching and leading is the translation of the characters of the old Dao Yin exercises.
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              Last edited by Kaijet; 23 March 2019, 08:46 AM.
              May all beings be happy

              Kai
              ______________
              Shaolin Wahnam Germany
              www.shaolin-wahnam.de
              www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
              www.Anicca-Praxis.de

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kaijet View Post
                Here a quote from last year about us from the ZEN master and abbot:

                "Kai please come back with your Shaolin group with your happy energy you are change positive the hole monastery"
                IMG_1694.JPG
                Putting the smile back into Zen.
                I have my place all booked again for this year.
                George / Юра
                Shaolin Wahnam England

                gate gate pāragate pārasaṁgate bodhi svāhā

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                • #9
                  haha George I remember that one ...
                  May all beings be happy

                  Kai
                  ______________
                  Shaolin Wahnam Germany
                  www.shaolin-wahnam.de
                  www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
                  www.Anicca-Praxis.de

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                  • #10
                    According to Wikipedia, the fourth Zen Patriarch was "Venerable Daoxin"(道信). He also had a posthumous name “Dayi” (Great Healer) honored by the emperor.
                    Jason Yap

                    修身

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                    • #11
                      Have fun everyone

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                      • #12
                        Oh and no talking

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                        • #13

                          Since one week back from the Shaolin Retreat at Zen monastery. I got quite a lot of positive feedback. First time so many nations (6) where attending from our International Wahnam school. I am happy to choose the right topics to intrigue so many. The schedule was tight from morning 4am till evening 9pm. But all family members where smiling the hole day. Chan, Qi Gong, Neigong, Neidan, Taijiquan and lectures about where making the day fruitful for all.



                          The Abbot played for us two times his bamboo flute and explained that Zen can be find in any art.

                          The date for next year is fixed already and first units have already signed up to be shure to catch one of the limited spaces.
                          Last edited by Kaijet; 18 May 2019, 03:31 PM.
                          May all beings be happy

                          Kai
                          ______________
                          Shaolin Wahnam Germany
                          www.shaolin-wahnam.de
                          www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
                          www.Anicca-Praxis.de

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                          • #14
                            Congratulations Sifu Kai and all participants .....walking the profound Shaolin & related Arts in daily mundane Life .

                            May all beings be happy !
                            Damian Kissey
                            Shaolin Wahnam Sabah , Malaysia .
                            www.shaolinwahnamsabah.com

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                            • #15
                              Thank you brother Damian indeed the transformation of our Shaolin and Daoist Arts for daily needs ist the most important step. The black tiger is only the start of our journey.
                              Keep on smiling.
                              May all beings be happy

                              Kai
                              ______________
                              Shaolin Wahnam Germany
                              www.shaolin-wahnam.de
                              www.Cosmos-Chikung.de
                              www.Anicca-Praxis.de

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