Nurturing life through the body, heart, and spirit with the wisdom of Chinese medicine

Events

The Transformative Power of Yin
Oct
16
to Oct 20

The Transformative Power of Yin

My esteemed colleagues and dear friends Brenda Hood and Lillian Pearl Bridges and I invite to join us for five days of going inward, celebrating Yin, contemplating receptivity, quietude, darkness, creativity and fertility (in the greatest sense of that term) on magical Orcas Island at the even more magical Doe Bay Resort, featuring hot tubs and a sauna (and our Retreat House), all overlooking a protected bay in breathtaking beauty.

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Early Medical Classics in Clinical Application
Oct
9
to Oct 12

Early Medical Classics in Clinical Application

I will be team-teaching a course with my very much esteemed colleague Dr. Brenda Hood on the Yijing, Nanjing, and the Shennong Bencao Jing, with me focusing on the “Divine Farmer’s Classic of Materia Medica” and Dr. Hood on the “Classic of Difficulties” and both of us sharing our perspectives on the “Classic of Changes.” This class will be taught at Pacific Rim College in beautiful Victoria (British Columbia) , tentatively scheduled for fall 2019, and details TBD. It is primarily aimed at doctoral students at Pacific Rim, but may be open to the general public. Please inquire with the Pacific Rim College if you are interested.

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“CLOUD HIDDEN/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN”  HARVESTING WILD MEDICINALS/STUDYING CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICAL TEXTS
Aug
19
to Aug 23

“CLOUD HIDDEN/WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN” HARVESTING WILD MEDICINALS/STUDYING CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICAL TEXTS

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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..

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Rothenburg Congress
May
8
to May 12

Rothenburg Congress

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.

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Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada

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:

  1. a day-long pre-Symposium workshop together with TCM pediatrician Assaf Mor on the topic of pediatrics in Chinese medicine.
  2. 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")."

 

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Discussing yangsheng in New Zealand
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Discussing yangsheng in New Zealand

This day will serve as an introduction to the world of classical Chinese medicine, with a focus on “yangsheng” 養生 (nurturing life) and “treating disease before it arises.” Rethink and expand the meaning of “practicing Chinese medicine,” to go far beyond treating disease, with the ultimate goal of harmonizing Heaven and Earth.

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Australia lectures in Sydney and Melbourne
Apr
6
to Apr 15

Australia lectures in Sydney and Melbourne

Two three-day marathons, taught Friday through Sunday first in Sydney and then in Melbourne.

  • Classical Chinese Medicine and Reproductive Care
  • The Ten Months of Pregnancy (taught with the fabulous Debra Betts)
  • Birth and Postpartum Care, Classical Neonatal Care and Development, and Ethics (again with Debra)
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Mar
24
to Mar 26

International Congress of Chinese Medicine (Israel)

I am delighted that I get to return to Tel Aviv in March 2015, for three lectures:

  1. Venerating the Root -- Sun Simiao's Teachings on Pediatrics (3/24)
  2. What did it mean to be a "Great Physician" in classical China? An Exploration of Sun Simiao's Vision of Medicine.(3/24)
  3. "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.

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Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

Zhuangzi reading

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.

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