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


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  • Southern Methodist University Taos, New Mexico, 87557. (map)

This exciting program will once again take place in Taos, NM, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We will balance field work with study, practicality with classical scholarship. Offerings include a healthy mix of soaking in hot springs, hiking in the mountains to track down herbs, a rustic tea ceremony, and lectures and discussions on classical medicine, harmonizing Heaven and Earth, and contemporary clinical application of all these beautiful thoughts.

New Mexico’s northern high desert and mountain ranges are an unspoiled treasure of potent herbs nurtured by the high altitude, strong sunlight and sharp temperature changes of the region. The contrasts of altitude, rainfall and sunlight have created several life zones with a variety of medicinal plants found in few other locales. The staggering beauty of the area calms the mind and increases sensitivity to studying the traditions of Chinese medicine.

The full details, registration form, and additional information and links can be found on this webpage. Photo credit to Julie Colby.

“The sage rests. Resting then results in balance and ease. Balance and ease then result in tranquil indifference. Balance, ease, and tranquil indifference mean that worries and trouble are unable to enter and that evil Qì is unable to carry out a sneak attack. For this reason, the sage’s virtue-power is complete and the Spirit is not lost.” -Zhuāngzi 莊子

Earlier Event: November 17
Attuning the Spirit to the Four Qi