Heart and Mind Set: Uplift Your Life

Change Your Patterns and Open Your Heart

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  • Improve and Uplift your life in every way
  • Discover who you truly are
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The Heart and Mind Set includes the methods Tong Yuan and Ling Yuan

Tong Yuan - Opening the Heart

Opening the Heart (Tong Yuan) is an essential part of Yuan Qigong. The method intends to return the Xin Ling (heart consciousness) to its original, pure and open state. In this state, the heart is naturally full of Trust, Openness, Love, Gratitude, and Gongjing (True Respect and Humility). These 5 innate qualities are always present within human life but are often hidden by unhealthy patterns on the heart and consciousness level. 

There are no movements, postures or sounds to master as it has a purely internal focus. At the beginning, this method can be practiced sitting or lying down, although it is intended to be gradually integrated all of the time, in every day life. 

The guided meditations included help us connect with and experience each of the five heart qualities in a deeper way. We are invited to use our heart to both receive information and communicate with each other and with everything in the universe. 

Various videos of Yuan Tze (founder of Ren Xue) and his partner (and interpreter) Melissa, accompany each session. These videos introduce us to the 5 heart qualities and to the Ren Xue vocabulary used for speaking about the heart. Also included, some testimonials from people who have experienced a full heart opening, explaining the effect that it has had on their life and the lives of people around them. 


  • 160 min total video teachings and guidance (downloadable)
  • 400 min total audio guided practices (downloadable)
  • 16 audios for your practice
  • Written explanations and in-depth learning
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Add an optional one-hour individual session with a teacher


  • 30 min total video clips of guidance and teachings
  • 33 min practice audio guide (downloadable)
  • Detailed explanations of the 10 fundamental patterns and their replacements
  • Written preparation and detailed instructions for the practice and mind activity
  • Lifetime access to course materials
  • Add an optional one-hour individual session with a teacher

Ling Yuan - Changing Patterns

Do you want to change your life? Perhaps you have practiced other Yuan Qigong methods and you have found that after practice, you feel different – calmer, more serene. You may also feel better equipped to deal with challenging situations in your life, without the usual stress and tension they bring. Quite often though, that state of calmness can be fairly short-lived. Why is that? 

The main source from which our behavior and reactions come from are the patterns of consciousness. They are involved in everything we do, all of the time, in various forms. They determine how we perceive any situation and how we will respond to it even before we consciously react. For example, once we learned how to drive a car, we are able to drive without consciously commanding our every move. In the same way, our minds have learned how to react and behave in most situations due in part to their repetition. We are no longer fully conscious of these mechanisms, but they are driving our car - and most of our lives! 

Changing Patterns (Ling Yuan) is a method designed to help us achieve a deeper, more permanent change in our lives by addressing the unhealthy, deep-rooted patterns of the consciousness.

In the first three sessions of the course, you will learn to identify and recognise the common unhealthy patterns that most humans have developed. You will learn to find replacement patterns that help in the process of gently moving an unhealthy pattern towards a more positive, constructive one. The last session is a practice of Ling Yuan itself; a still, guided, introspective meditation. 

FEATURES and Benefits

The Real Way to Change Your Life 

Tong Yuan guided meditations can bring beautiful and beneficial changes to the whole of life. Through consistent practice of focusing on connecting with and opening the heart, practitioners often experience the following effects:

  • Deeper connection and better communication with yourself and with others
  • Better understanding of the essential heart qualities of humans and of the universe  
  • A brighter outlook on life and an increased sense of wellbeing 

Ling Yuan is a method that works on the root level of any problems that human beings have in life. By changing the patterns of the consciousness, we can experience enormous benefits on all levels of life including health. The following benefits can be expected when practicing this method properly and consistently: 

  • Increased awareness of unhealthy patterns and of the 'false' self 
  • Growing connection between the heart and Shen (true self)
  • Manifestation of Realisation and Wisdom 
  • True Health, Happiness, Sense of Wellbeing, Growth and Contribution become a reality  
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    Course Description: Included in the Heart and Mind Set

    SESSION 1: Welcome to Tong Yuan

    Topic 1: Before You Begin - Important information to consider
    Topic 2: About Opening the Heart - Knowing more about the method
    Topic 3: Vocabulary for the Heart - Special terms used to speak of the heart
    Topic 4: How to Make Good Progress - Tips and support for a good practice

    SESSION 2: trust
    • Topic 1: Getting Started - Introduction to Trust
    • Topic 2: Yuan Tze on Trust - Special teachings from Ren Xue's founder
    • Topic 3: The First Stage of Trust - Nurturing and Developing Trust Audio
    • Topic 4: The Second Stage of Trust - Examining and Deepening Trust Audio
    • Topic 5: The Third Stage of Trust - Abiding in Unconditional Trust Audio
    • Topic 6: Head & Face Practice - A wonderful way to end your practice
    SESSION 3: Openness
    • Topic 1: Getting started - Introduction to Openness 
    • Topic 2: Yuan Tze on Openness - Important Teachings from Ren Xue's founder
    • Topic 3: The First Stage of Openness - Nurturing and Developing Openness Audio
    • Topic 4: The Second Stage of Openness - Examining and Deepening Openness Audio
    • Topic 5: The Third Stage of Openness - Abiding in unconditional Openness Audio
    • Topic 6: Bonus - Inspiring personal story shared 
    SESSION 4: Love
    • Topic 1: Getting Started - Introduction to Love
    • Topic 2: Yuan Tze on Love - Special teachings from Ren Xue's founder
    • Topic 3: The First Stage of Love - Nurturing and Developing Love Audio
    • Topic 4: The Second Stage of Love - Examining and Deepening Love Audio
    • Topic 5: The Third Stage of Love - Abiding in Unconditional Love
    Session 5: Gratitude
    • Topic 1: Getting Started - Introduction to Gratitude
    • Topic 2: Yuan Tze on Gratitude - Special teachings from Ren Xue's founder
    • Topic 3: The First Stage of Gratitude - Nurturing and Developing Gratitude Audio
    • Topic 4: The Second Stage of Gratitude - Examining and Deepening Gratitude Audio
    • Topic 5: The Third Stage of Gratitude - Abiding in Unconditional Gratitude
    Session 6: Gongjing (True Respect and Humility)
    • Topic 1: Getting started - Introduction to Gongjing
    • Topic 2: Yuan Tze on Gongjing - Special teachings from Ren Xue's founder
    • Topic 3: The First Stage of Gongjing - Nurturing and Developing Gongjing Audio
    • Topic 4: The Second Stage of Gongjing - Examining and Deepening Gongjing Audio
    • Topic 5: The Third Stage of Gongjing - Abiding in Unconditional Gongjing
    • Topic 6: Bonus - Teachings on the Heart from Yuan Tze
    Method 8: Ling yuan - changing patterns
    • Topic 1: About Changing Patterns - Important information about the method
    • Topic 2: What is a Pattern? - Become familiar with this term
    • Topic 3: Ways to Identify Patterns - How to recognize them in life
    • Topic 1: The 10 Patterns & the Process of Ling Yuan - An essential part of life cultivation
    • Topic 2: Polarized Thinking 
    • Topic 3: Over-Generalization 
    • Topic 4: Unfounded Suspicion
    • Topic 5: Negative Thinking
    • Topic 6: Fixed expectations
    • Topic 7: Greediness
    • Topic 8: Self-Centeredness
    • Topic 9: Avoiding and Hiding
    • Topic 10: Stubbornness
    • Topic 11: Competitiveness
    • Topic 12: The 10 Brothers and the Elephant Story - For perspective and inspiration
    SESSION 3: Going deeper
    • Topic 1: A Wondrous Path - How to move forward
    • Topic 2: Replacement Patterns - Relatively healthier Patterns
    • Topic 3: Preparing for the Practice - Setting yourself up for a good practice
    • Topic 4: Bonus - Video support from an experienced Practicioner
    Session 4: the guided practice
    • Topic 1: The Ling Yuan Practice Audio - Go inward and open yourself to change
    • Topic 2: Spiraling Upward - Making positive and healthy changes to the whole of life
    TESTIMONIALS about this course

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    Developed by world-renowned Qigong Master Yuan Tze

    • Served as member of the Chinese Qigong Science Research Association
    • World-renowned healer and teacher
    • Founder of Ren Xue and Yuan Qigong
    Learning tailored to your individual needs

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    Heart Mind Set

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    Methods 7 & 8

    US$ 97.00

    Opening the Heart

    Single Course

    Method 7: Tong Yuan

    US$ 66.00

    Changing Patterns

    Single Course

    Method 8: Ling Yuan

    US$ 66.00

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    How can we help?
    If you have any unanswered questions, please reach out to our course registrar Tracey, at tracey@renxueamericas.org
    What should I do if I already have Di Yuan (2nd method) and I want to buy the Beginner Set?

    You can simply buy Tian Yuan (1st method), which will give you the complete Beginner Set. There is no additional material if you buy the Beginner Set.

    What audios are included?

    If you buy the first method, Tian Yuan, you will have three different and downloadable audios:

    • Audio No.01 Tian Yuan (22 minutes)
    • Audio No.09 Tian Yuan without music (39 minutes)
    • Audio No.10 Tian Yuan with music (39 minutes)
    What does the individual teacher session option mean when purchasing an online Yuan Qigong course?

    The individual teacher session is intended to further support your learning of Yuan Qigong and Ren Xue. The Zoom session lasts one hour, and you have 60 days from your registration date to sign up for it. You may want to schedule your session right away, or you can wait until you have digested the course materials and have specific questions. The focus for the session is up to you; it could be about the method, about Ren Xue and Yuan Qigong, or about Qi and how Qigong helps to enhance the wellbeing of the body, Qi, mind and heart.

    The sessions also serve as an introduction to teachers. After the session you are welcome to continue learning from the teacher directly in one-on-one sessions or through their classes.

    How are the courses accessed? How does it work after purchase?

    The Yuan Qigong courses we offer are all online. This means that when you register, you will have a personal Yuan Qigong course Library which can be accessed by logging into your account through the RXA website.  The courses in your library will include videos, practice audios and written instructions. The videos and audios can be streamed from your web browser, or you can download them onto your computer.

    Can I practice the moving methods sitting or lying down due to health issues?

    A wonderful feature of the Yuan Qigong system is its flexibility. There are many ways to modify and adapt each method to your individual needs. Most methods can be practiced sitting down if standing is not an option for you, and some can be practiced lying down. For more information on specific modifications, it may be useful to contact and speak with a certified Yuan Qigong teacher. The teacher directory is accessible through the Community section at the top of this website.

    Can I make my practices shorter or longer depending on the time I have?

    Absolutely. You may only have 5 or 10 minutes to practice a method during a busy day, and it is definitely still beneficial to do a shorter practice rather than none at all. Once you have learned the method(s) well and feel more comfortable with the preparation (body/mind) process, you may decide to do a short practice by yourself without the usual audio support. Some days you may have a few hours to practice. In this case, exploring each method further and combining various methods would be a wonderful way to discover and develop your potential. Give yourself confidence to explore Yuan Qigong, be creative, and make the most out of it!                

    Do I need to learn the methods in order or can I choose to learn more advanced methods first?

    The Yuan Qigong system was created as a pyramid with 3 stages. Starting at the bottom with the external transformation stage (this includes the first 3 methods), then the internal transformation stage (includes the next 3 methods), and finally the Xin (Heart) and Shen (True Nature) transformation stage (includes the last 3 methods). Considering this pyramid, it may make sense to follow the order, although strict adherence to it may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to be flexible in your learning and let yourself explore various methods if you feel particularly called to them. Each method is essential for development and growth on all levels of life. Feel free to contact a certified Yuan Qigong teacher for more information on this topic. The teacher directory is accessible through the Community section at the top of this website.

    I purchased my course but it says I need to buy it again. How do I access my course?

    When on our RXA website, you can try clearing the Cache on your computer by pressing the shift button while refreshing the webpage. Then click on "My Library" in the upper right to log back in using your email and password. If it doesn’t work, you could try to reset your password. If this still doesn’t work, please contact us and we will reach out for web support.

    Once all 9 methods have been mastered, how does the student then incorporate all 9 methods into 1? What would a typical practice of a student who has completed all 9 methods look like?

    Each Yuan Qigong method can be practiced independently. However, the first and second methods are often practiced together. The first method helps to gather Qi into the body and restore energy, while improving health. It can also facilitate a deeper connection to nature and life. The second method is a standing form that calms the mind, settles the Qi and strengthens the body. Together they gather Qi and store Qi into the Dantians (Qi centers in the body).

    Once you have familiarity with more than one method, you can decide each day which method suits your needs. If you're feeling depleted and need more energy, the first method is helpful. If your body needs to move and stretch, the third method is helpful. If you want to settle the mind and feel more stability, the second method could be practiced daily. Or you can simply stick with one method and go deeper into the experience over time. Yuan Qigong is a very versatile set of Qigong practices. There is no wrong or right way to approach it.

    The last three methods, which focus on the heart and mind, help to integrate practice into every moment in life. By integrating Ren Xue’s teachings into how we relate to ourselves, other people and the world, we begin to make changes at the root level. This is part of what makes Yuan Qigong unique and it becomes an adventure that can bring beneficial and long lasting change to life.

    I want to start learning Yuan Qigong. What are the resources?

    Welcome to Yuan Qigong. It is wonderful that you are interested in this practice. There are many ways to start learning Yuan Qigong and to become a part of Ren Xue.

    Through Ren Xue International, we have a list of current teachers in the Teacher Directory.

    Ren Xue of the Americas (RXA) is offering At Home Learning courses. The Yuan Qigong courses offered are all online. This means that when you register, you will have a personal Qigong Library to log into on the RXA website. The courses in your library include videos, practice audios and written instructions. The videos and audios can be streamed from your web browser, or you can download them onto a computer. To get started you can explore the Qigong Beginner Set, which includes the first two methods of Yuan Qigong - Gathering Qi (Tian Yuan) and Nourishing Qi (Di Yuan). When you add this to your cart, you can also add an individual session with a teacher to support your exploration into Yuan Qigong, help you get oriented with the system and answer any questions you may have. The individual sessions are 60 mins long, where you connect and speak with a certified teacher live (on zoom). 

    We also have our online Global teacher calendar of events. These contain all of the online classes hosted by teachers around the globe. If you find a teacher/class of interest, you will need to connect with the teacher(s) directly to get access to class links, costs, etc. Usually clicking on the class link will direct you there.

    You can join our Facebook Ren Xue Community group and sign up for the Newsletter to both Ren Xue of the Americas (see bottom left of the page) and Ren Xue International (see bottom right of this page). These are all good ways to stay informed of events and other news from our community and connect with others.

    Last but not least, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already, and Yuan Tze's book Well Being Begins with You will give you a comprehensive view on the teachings and tools of Ren Xue to heal your life as a whole. It also contains stories and testimonials from many people who have used Ren Xue and Yuan Qigong to bring real change to their lives. You might find some inspiration here for your own journey, it is truly an incredible resource for life.