OUR ANNUAL RETREAT
April 2017 Retreat
Saturday, April 15 to Friday, April 28, 2017
Ren Xue of the Americas Healing Retreat
Wonder Valley Ranch near Fresno, California
(Please note that this will be the only retreat in the US in 2017.)
It is with great joy that Ren Xue of the Americas conducted our April 2017 retreat at Wonder Valley Ranch in California. This springtime retreat was held in a wonderful natural environment, and provided a unique opportunity for participants to bring true healing and transformation to their lives.
Please note, especially if you’re new to this work:
Wellbeing Begins With You is highly recommended reading for those who are new to Ren Xue. This book is a great source for the basic Ren Xue teachings and reading this book is excellent preparation for the retreat.
Ren Xue of the Americas Healing Retreat
Held by Yuan Tze, the Creator of Yuan Gong
Yuan Gong is a new Qigong system created by Yuan Tze in 2013. While Yuan Gong has its roots in profound ancient teachings, it was specifically created for the special times we are living in now. We believe it is a major breakthrough in Qigong development and has the potential to greatly support humanity at this critical time in human history.
The main intention of creating Yuan Gong was to introduce a Qigong system that is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, time-efficient and extremely effective. A strong community of diverse people from around the world, including over 200 qualified Yuan Gong teachers, have been practicing Yuan Gong regularly. The vast majority of practitioners can whole-heartedly vouch for the practice, as the quality of their lives has been enhanced through both the practice and community support.
This upcoming retreat is an opportunity for you to experience Yuan Gong on a deep level, whether you are a total beginner or have been practicing it for a while. You will learn the first four methods (of the nine Yuan Gong methods) along with four supplementary exercises, and engage in sufficient practice to reap the many benefits. We are confident that you will directly experience how the practice of Yuan Gong can greatly improve your physical health and mental wellbeing.
The practice of Yuan Gong will synergistically enhance the deeper Ren Xue work, especially on the level of the consciousness. This will enable participants to make faster progress on all levels of life. Yuan Gong also serves to infuse joy and happiness into the important work of life cultivation.
We hope you can join us at this unique retreat to learn, practice and reap the benefits of Yuan Gong and Ren Xue in a community of sincere and loving people.
We Sincerely Welcome Everyone Who:
- is enthusiastic about living a more joyful life and is looking for a more effective path for improving health;
- wants to gain more clarity in life and to resolve challenges on the behavioral, emotional, interpersonal and mental levels;
- is committed to elevating his or her life above what’s considered culturally normal;
- has made little progress on alleviating suffering after working on the consciousness for many years;
- truly wishes to reach a higher level of realization and wisdom, gain the ability to help other people deal with their problems effectively, and contribute to the progress of society.
While the whole retreat is dedicated to healing, there will be a daily session specifically for healing. Healing in Ren Xue means bringing powerful change to the totality of life: on the physical, Qi, and consciousness levels of life. We focus on transforming at the level of the root causes of illness.
- The Qifield
The Qifield will be very strong, containing lots of special information for healing and the development of life. Therefore, strong healing and growth can be expected. The Five Xin qualities (trust, openness, love, gratitude and Gongjing) will be a strong presence in the Qifield, making it very nourishing so people should feel nurtured and comfortable.
- Practice for People with Different Levels of Experience
There will be different levels of practice available, so people ranging from complete beginners to senior practitioners will all be accommodated. Students won’t feel pressured to practice or to meet a certain level of practice. Everyone will be able to practice according to what works best for their body. If you are new to Yuan Gong practice, we advise that you practice according to your personal condition, and use an incremental approach. Yuan Tze will encourage you to do your best at your Yuan Gong practice. However, you can assess what the right amount is at any given moment and adjust your practice accordingly. You will be advised on how to do that when you learn the methods. You are also welcome to check with qualified teachers at the retreat.
- Yuan Tze’s Talks
Listening to Yuan Tze speak is a unique experience of heart-to-heart exchange. Yuan Tze’s talks go far beyond verbal communication; they carry powerful information that is infused with immense wisdom, love, and compassion. Such information can touch life directly on a deep level and effect profound changes.
- Support From Qualified Teachers
Support from a Ren Xue and Yuan Gong perspective will be provided by a team of qualified teachers. These people are committed to supporting the smooth unfolding of your process and progress. Please note that no advice will be given on managing your health using other treatment modalities, including managing any medications. We don’t interfere with your decisions in these areas.
Each evening there will be counseling time so students can talk to senior teachers if they have issues to deal with. Teachers will be offering extensive practice support as well. In addition, there will be group times for retreatants to share their thoughts and experiences with each other.
Message about attendance
To receive the full benefit of a Ren Xue retreat, Yuan Tze strongly recommends that everyone attend the full two weeks. Benefit from the retreat is cumulative. If one attends the entire time, the benefit is far greater than attending for only part of the retreat.
Partial attendance will be considered on a case by case basis only, when it is impossible to stay for the whole time. New students are required to attend from the first day of the retreat.