Program Details

Traditional Chinese Qigong Retreat (level 3)

with Samten Kobelt
November 21 / 5:00 AM - November 23 / 6:00 AM

Daoist qigong is a spiritual discipline that cultivates body and mind simultaneously. Originally called daoyin, which means 'guiding the flow of internal energy (qi), it has been practised for over two thousand years in China. Laozi, the founder of Daoism, was said to have been the first to practice techniques of conserving, gathering, cultivating, nourishing, and transforming energies that are the source of a healthy body and a clear mind. The techniques of Daoist qigong were systematized during the Han dynasty (3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE) by the father of Chinese medicine Hua Tu. From then on daoyin, or qigong, has been incorporated into Daoist spiritual practices up to the present day.

The techniques of Daoist qigong can be divided into three categories - outer, inner, and secret.


Outer qigong focuses on physical strengthening, inner qigong with nourishing the internal organs and gathering and conserving energy, and secret qigong with dissolving the duality of mind and body to merge with the primordial energy of the Dao.


No spiritual discipline is complete without integrating its formal practices into everyday life. In this respect, Daoist qigong advocates a lifestyle of simplicity and moderation, encourages the cultivation of generosity, compassion, and wisdom, and fosters the development of honour and respect for ourselves and the world.



  • Talk: The Gourd and the Cauldron - The Interactive Influences Between Chinese Medicine and Daoism

  • Hua Tu's Animal Forms

  • Begin Immortal's Guide to Self-Massage and Breath Regulation

  • Begin Red Phoenix Calisthenics

  • Continue with Yiquan Zhangzhuan


More Infos about Qigong here.


Prerequisite for this programme: attendance of levels 1+2.

Arrival : starts in the morning of the 21st
Departure : 21st of november in the evening

This programme will be taught in English. Translation into French, German, Spanish and other languages is possible without additional costs. In case you require translation please register as early as possible to allow us to organize an interpreter.

For this programme neither early bird option nor a discount are available.

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