I will be leading a group of Chinese classical texts enthusiasts in reading early medical literature, meeting every 4 or 6 weeks in downtown Seattle. This gathering is intended for serious practitioners or very advanced students with some background in classical Chinese. Details are still being decided. Please contact me if you are interested in joining us.
Virtue Healing in the Tradition of Wang Fengyi: A Practical Exploration with Scott Tower & Sabine Wilms
Explore the “Path of the Good Person” (Shanrendao 善人道) with us for a weekend of quiet introspection and stimulating exploration of Chinese cultural and medical concepts. This will be an opportunity for deep personal growth and healing as well as heart-felt sharing in a beautiful, supportive, nurturing environment on magical Whidbey Island.
Conference Theme: Applying Ancient Texts to Modern Practice"
Featured speakers: Craig Mitchell and Sabine Wilms
I will also be giving a full-day lecture on a related topic on the following day.
Two three-day marathons, taught Friday through Sunday first in Sydney and then in Melbourne.
- DAY 1: Nurturing Life by Venerating the Root: Classical Chinese Medicine and its Contemporary Applications in Reproductive Care
- DAY 2: Nurturing the Fetus: The Ten Months of Pregnancy from Early China to Today (taught with the fabulous Debra Betts)
- DAY 3: Birth and Postpartum Care, Classical Neonatal Care and Development, and Ethics (classical Chinese perspective by Sabine and a discussion of ethical considerations in modern practice when treating pregnancy by Debra) (again with Debra)
This day will serve as an introduction to the world of classical Chinese medicine. Following the lead in the medical literature of the Han to Tang dynasties (ca. second century BCE to tenth century CE), we will focus particularly on practices and theories of “yangsheng” 養生. Literally translated as “nurturing life,” this term describes ways of supporting and nurturing the body’s natural processes, promoting health, and preventing disease from occurring, taking hold, or deepening, which are also sometimes referred to as “treating disease before it arises.” Inspired by Sun Simiao’s vision of the “eminent physician,” Sabine hopes to encourage participants to rethink and expand the meaning of “practicing Chinese medicine,” clinical and otherwise, to conceptualize your practice in the spirit of the ancient sages as going far beyond treating disease, with the ultimate goal of harmonizing Heaven and Earth.
I'd love to see you in Vancouver at the Integrative Fertility Symposium 2018. More information about the event is found at this link. I'll be teaching two courses:
- a day-long pre-Symposium workshop together with TCM pediatrician Assaf Mor on the topic of pediatrics in Chinese medicine.
- a lecture as part of the actual symposium: "Virtue Healing in the Creation of Happy Families: From the Yellow Emperor and Sun Simiao to Wang Fengyingsheng ("Nurturing Life")."
Usually on a two-year cycle, it looks like I'll be going back to Rothenburg near my childhood home in Germany again this year, for more music and Sun Simiao and wonderful company with friends from all over the world. Most likely, there will also be a repeat of last year's beautiful one-day workshop on Virtue Healing with Scott Tower, in the tradition of Wang Fengyi.
“CLOUD HIDDEN/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN” HARVESTING WILD MEDICINALS/STUDYING CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICAL TEXTS
A five-day excursion and study program near Taos Mountain in New Mexico, with Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac., Alembic Institute, San Diego, and Sabine Wilms, Ph. D. editor and author, professor at National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, Or..
A fun retreat for the first-year students at the National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine. Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Culture, philosophy, language, art, calligraphy, tea, qigong etc. To be held at beautiful Trout Lake Abbey in Washington.
For more information, see their website here.
A fun retreat, taught by Dr. Brenda Hood and myself, for the first-year winter admit and dual degree students at the National College of Natural Medicine, School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Culture, philosophy, language, art, calligraphy, tea, qigong etc. To be held among the trees at Alton Collins Retreat Center near Eagle Creek, Oregon.
I am delighted that I get to return to Tel Aviv in March 2015, for three lectures:
- Venerating the Root -- Sun Simiao's Teachings on Pediatrics (3/24)
- What did it mean to be a "Great Physician" in classical China? An Exploration of Sun Simiao's Vision of Medicine.(3/24)
- "Ten Times More Difficult to Treat": Sun Simiao's Famous Essay on Gynecology (3/26)
Check the conference website (http://iccm.org.il/program-2014-english/) for more information as the date approaches.
A fun retreat, taught by Dr. Brenda Hood and myself, for the first year winter admission students at the National College of Natural Medicine, School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Culture, philosophy, language, art, calligraphy, tea, qigong etc. To be held at beautiful Trout Lake Abbey in Washington.
An intimate reading group for free and easy roaming in the Zhuangzi, with special focus on the clinical applications of this material. Please bring a snack and a donation. Send me a message if you are interested in joining us. Some knowledge of classical Chinese is highly recommended.