Opening the Heart

(Tong Yuan)

Through the method of Opening the Heart we explore and reclaim the five essential qualities of the heart: Trust, Openness, Love, Gratitude, GongJing. Opening the heart is an essential step on the road to higher realization. The heart provides the key to encountering our True Self and accessing its wisdom.


Course Outline

When you sign up for this course, we will send you a welcome letter and a link to the entire course. Take time to familiarize yourself with the course layout. Each flower represents one of the five essential heart qualities. As you navigate through each heart quality, enjoy the artwork and the information conveyed through the imagery.

Each of the five sections includes an audio recording and a written text. You have the option to listen to the audio online or download the mp3. You can also read the text online or download a formatted version.

Meet the Registrar

Jana Chamales is the registrar for our At-Home Learning program. If you have any questions about this course, you may contact her at

Opening the Heart is the first of the three Heart & Mind methods that constitute the final Yuan Gong methods. These three methods fall into the category of Still Qigong.

Opening the Heart helps us reclaim the inherent qualities of the heart: Trust, Openness, Love, Gratitude, GongJing. This method also establishes a solid foundation for the practice of the final two Yuan Gong methods: Thought Patterns and A Bright Life.

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