Workshops

Our workshops are generally held at either St John's Highbury Parish Hall in Conewood Street, N5, at the North London Buddhist Centre on Holloway Road, N7, or at The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, near Cambridge.  The day or weekend focuses on a particular theme.  The workshops are generally very suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience.  They are sometimes over-subscribed so early booking is recommended.



Next workshops:



DAOIST YOGA: ALCHEMY OF BAGUAZHANG


The Daoist Yoga sequences are designed to help us understand how to open and form our vessels so that we may gather and transform energy.  This is based on the Daoist concept of the body's joints and our organs as vessels for 'qi' energy, the abundant energy of the universe that animates all life.  Through practice we construct and develop these vessels internally so that we can refine the state of our energy.  In terms of Daoist philosophy, we take care of our internal landscape (microcosm) and our external lives (macrocosm) will reflect back to us the harmony we cultivate.


This workshop will cover preparatory sequences and circle-walking.  The Daoist practice of Ba Gua is a physical manifestation of the ideas of the Trigrams (representations of the eight basic forces of the universe) that combine to make up the sixty-four hexagrams of the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle text.  The workshop will cover the Alchemical sequences designed to improve the strength and structure of the body.  We will do this through study of movement and stillness based around the central 'axis' of the body, the pole that connects heaven (yang) and earth (yin) through us.  In this way we use the practice to balance the energies and forces within us by deepening the connection of mind and body.  In circle-walking, the more dynamic aspect of the practice, our movements create a spiral-type vortex with powerfully transformative effects.  Tea will be provided.


Dates & Times:

Sunday 20 August 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Sunday 24 September 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Sunday 29 October 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Sunday 10 December 2017, 10 am – 1 pm


Venue: The North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Road, N7 8JG


Cost: £30 (£20 concessions)


Booking: Through the North London Buddhist Centre – Tel: 020 7700 1177 / Web: www.northlondonbuddhistcentre.com


Contact: Richard on 07939 592 975 or Tom on 07961 177 003, or e-mail: mail@zhunarts.co.uk for more information.



Further 2017 workshop dates to follow.



North London Buddhist Centre























St John’s Parish Hall Highbury (adjacent to St John’s Highbury Vale School)