ZHUN ARTS

movement & meditation

Workshops


Our in-person workshops are generally held at the North London Buddhist Centre on Holloway Road, N7.  The day or weekend focuses on a particular theme.  Our workshops are gently paced and are perfectly suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience.  They are sometimes over-subscribed so early booking is recommended.  We continue to offer online workshops, where numbers are not restricted.



Next workshops:



Monthly in-person Sunday morning Qigong: The Internal vessels


Each of these monthly qigong workshops will begin with some general qigong to warm up and prepare the body before shifting focus to a particular theme or practice.  We will explore some of the Animal Frolics – playful forms inspired by the Tiger, the Bear, and so on.  We will look at practices oriented around the “energetic vessels”, such as the internal organs of the body, and the Five Elements.  There will be static and moving practices.  All will be suitable for the beginner and no previous experience of qigong is necessary.  There will be a break for tea, and time for questions and discussion.


For the June session we will spend some time with the zang fu, the internal organs.  As well as general movements and postures, we will explore a sequence specifically for one of the zang, which are seen as more significant than the fu, and we will look at the thinking behind the distinction.


Dates & Times: Sunday 9 June, 10am-12.30pm

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

Cost: £25 (£18 concessions)

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

Contact: Richard on 07939 592 975 or e-mail for more information




FIRE: An Elemental Qigong Workshop


Fire is the expansive phase of the Five Elements cycle.  It is associated with heat, the season of summer and the emotion joy.  In the body it manifests primarily through the Heart, seen in Chinese medicine as the emperor of our internal kingdom, but its significance and power is such that it is allotted four meridians.  We will explore a variety of static and moving forms that connect to these meridians and their associated organs, and balance and support this work with the Earth and Water Elements.  We will incorporate bird forms, this being the animal most associated with Fire.  Working with the Fire Element can bring clarity of mind, aid restful sleep and help us to fully embrace life.  The session will be gently paced and will be suitable for the beginner.  There will be a break.


Dates & Times: Sunday 30 June, 10am – 12.30 pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Cost: £27 (£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 for more information




Monthly in-person Sunday morning Qigong


Each of these monthly qigong workshops will begin with some general qigong to warm up and prepare the body before shifting focus to a particular theme or practice.  We will explore some of the Animal Frolics – playful forms inspired by the Tiger, the Bear, and so on.  We will look at practices oriented around the “energetic vessels”, such as the internal organs of the body, and the Five Elements.  There will be static and moving practices.  All will be suitable for the beginner and no previous experience of qigong is necessary.  There will be a break for tea, and time for questions and discussion.


Dates & Times: Sunday 14 July, 10am-12.30pm

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

Cost: £25 (£18 concessions)

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

Contact: Richard on 07939 592 975 or e-mail for more information






North London Buddhist Centre