Conscious Connections of the IQBC

7th Conscious Connection – August 18, 25 and September 1, 2022 – 8 pm CEST (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris)

B. Leavitt

Topic: The Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation

Guest Facilitator: B. Leavitt

This practice is so profound, important, and interesting, that B invites us to an extra session over three weeks, once a week.

B. is a gender fluid bisexual who holds a 200-hour certification from the Institute of Integral Tai Chi and Qigong and has been leading various practice groups for about 10 years. B. is the father of 2, an attorney and, if you’re not looking, he may eat your ice cream.

The practice is called “The Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation” and is based on Roger Jahnke’s book The Healing Promise of Qi. Using 9 movements to gather, refine and transform qi within the body, the practice is a simple but profound engagement with our internal energetic system. The practice is grouped into 3 “sections” — the earth phase, the human phase and the heavenly phase. 3 is an important number in qigong as it reflects one description of the cosmos, placing the human person as the mediating points between the cosmic energies of earth and sky. The traditional Chinese medicine concepts of jing, qi and shen (bodily essence, energy and spirit) also filter into the 3 sections and support additional possibilities for visualization and focus during the practice. Our time together will (all too briefly) address some of these “theories” underpinning the practice and then introduce participants to the 9 movements, giving a solid basis for a continuing practice.

COME TO ONE, COME TO ALL!

For zoomlink send an email to info@iqbc.org.
The Conscious Connections will be a regular zoom event until the 2nd IQBC in Fall 2022. If you’re interested, send an email to info@iqbc.org.

6th Conscious Connection – July 20

2 pm CEST (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris)

B. Leavitt

Topic: The Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation

Guest Facilitator: B. Leavitt

B. is a gender fluid bisexual who holds a 200-hour certification from the Institute of Integral Tai Chi and Qigong and has been leading various practice groups for about 10 years. B. is the father of 2, an attorney and, if you’re not looking, he may eat your ice cream.

The practice is called “The Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation” and is based on Roger Jahnke’s book The Healing Promise of Qi. Using 9 movements to gather, refine and transform qi within the body, the practice is a simple but profound engagement with our internal energetic system. The practice is grouped into 3 “sections” — the earth phase, the human phase and the heavenly phase. 3 is an important number in qigong as it reflects one description of the cosmos, placing the human person as the mediating points between the cosmic energies of earth and sky. The traditional Chinese medicine concepts of jing, qi and shen (bodily essence, energy and spirit) also filter into the 3 sections and support additional possibilities for visualization and focus during the practice. Our time together will (all too briefly) address some of these “theories” underpinning the practice and then introduce participants to the 9 movements, giving a solid basis for a continuing practice.

For zoomlink send an email to info@iqbc.org.
The Conscious Connections will be a regular zoom event until the 2nd IQBC in Fall 2022. If you’re interested, send an email to info@iqbc.org.

5th Conscious Connection – June 15

B. Leavitt

Topic: Qigong and Stillness in Movement

Guest Facilitator: B. Leavitt

B. is a gender fluid bisexual who holds a 200-hour certification from the Institute of Integral Tai Chi and Qigong and has been leading various practice groups for about 10 years. B. is the father of 2, an attorney and, if you’re not looking, he may eat your ice cream.

Qigong is a combination of the Chinese words for “energy” and “work” and encompasses a multitude of practices focused on cultivating and refining the body’s natural energy. B. will provide a brief introduction to qigong and then lead the group in two or three short meditative practices.

June 15, 8 pm CEST (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris) - other timezones:

2 pm Toronto (Canada), New York (USA)
11 am Los Angeles (USA),
2 am Perth (Australia),
4 am Sydney,  May 12 (Australia),
11:30 pm Dehli (India),
1 am Jakarta (Indonesia)

For zoomlink send an email to info@iqbc.org.
The Conscious Connections will be a regular zoom event until the 2nd IQBC in Fall 2022. If you’re interested, send an email to info@iqbc.org.

4th Conscious Connection – May 11

Topic: The Founding or Invention of Dharma Rap and its Chance to become People Engaged and Alert.

Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst

Dr. Rotraut Jampa Wurst (she, they) aka DJ Jampa Sausage is a coach and counsellor with her own practice, an artist, and a queer Buddhist activist who is currently organizing the 2nd IQBC – together with a global organizing team.

May 11, 8 pm CEST (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris) - other timezones:

2 pm Toronto (Canada), New York (USA)
11 am Los Angeles (USA),
2 am Perth (Australia),
4 am Sydney,  May 12 (Australia),
11:30 pm Dehli (India),
1 am Jakarta (Indonesia)

For zoomlink send an email to info@iqbc.org.
The Conscious Connections will be a regular zoom event until the 2nd IQBC in Fall 2022. If you’re interested, send an email to info@iqbc.org.

3rd Conscious Connection – April 6

Topic: How Yoga, Dance, Aikido, has Helped me Get our of my Head

Guest Facilitator: Kody Muncaster
Kody Muncaster is a PhD student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Western University as well as a MA student in Buddhist Studies at the University of South Wales. Their research interests include queer and trans communities in Buddhism, tonglen meditation, engaged Buddhism, trauma, HIV/AIDS, and suicide prevention.

April 6, 8 pm CEST (Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris) - other timezones:

2 pm Toronto (Canada), New York (USA)
11 am Los Angeles (USA),
2 am Perth (Australia),
4 am Sydney,  April 7 (Australia),
11:30 pm Dehli (India),
1 am Jakarta (Indonesia)

For zoomlink send an email to info@iqbc.org.
The Conscious Connections will be a regular zoom event until the 2nd IQBC in Fall 2022. If you’re interested, send an email to info@iqbc.org.

2nd Conscious Connection

Topic: Song and Meditation

Guest Facilitator: James Young, from C.A.L.M

1st Conscious Connection

Topic: Meditation, Painting(s), and discussion

Dr. R. Jampa Wurst

Questions? Feel free to send us an email and we will get back to you.

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