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  1. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    DSCB57, The 5 advanced seated Flying PHoenix meditations taught on the Volume 7 DVD and the 6 more basic seated meditations on Volume 2 are all part of the complete set of 28 meditations collectively known as "Monk Serves Wine". All of the 24 "Monk Serves Wine" meditations (outside of the 3 "warmup" meditations on Vol.2 and a long 22-movement seated FP meditatoin) are done in sets of 7 repetitions. The MSW meditations on Vol. 7 do NOT have any corresponding static standing meditations on any other volume. They are can be done with any of the standing FP Meditation. The MSW Meditations on Volume 7 do not correspond to and are not necessarily done with any particular standing FP mediation. Four points to remember: 1. All of the FP Meditations--standing and seated--are synergistic with one another. 2. Again, the Long Form STanding Meditation on Vol.4 (FPHHCM) is the capstone exercise that subsumes the practice of all the preceding standing FP Meditiatons. 3. If one has the time, one should all the FP Meditations to an equal extent. I can see the various elements of all the previous meditations contained in each of the Volume 7 meditations, but it seems that aside from the Volume 4 Long form, there is no equivalent standing meditation form at the same level as Volume 7's seated meditations. Is this because Volume 6 was withdrawn? NO. You are trying to construct or attribute too much organization in the FP Qigong system. As stated above, The goal and guiding principle is to practice all of the FP meditatoins (standing and seated) to an equal extent) The meditations on Volume 6 were not Flying Phoenix Meditations. I withdrew the title because those meditations, which I did out o inspiration when I was in STonehenge, England in 1995, were are are too powerful to be taught without in-person supervision. I hope this clarifies and leads to better and more regular practice. Sifu Terry Dunn www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html
  2. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hello AwarenessRules, I'm glad you've experienced positive results from just 15 days of FP practice and have less fatigue. That is a very typical tangible benefit experienced by beginners who suffer from fatigue. Besides relieving fatigue instantly, FP Qigong normalizes one's sleep cycle and ensures more restful sleep. That is another mechanism by which FP Qigong eradicates fatigue from a wide range of stressors. This is the answer to your question about doing two 10 minute rounds of Monk Gazing At Moon: the second procedure you described is the correct one: "take 3 deep breaths then the breath sequence followed by 10 min practice then 3 deep breaths to end the first segment immediately followed by 3 deep breaths then the breath sequence followed by 10 min practice and then the 3 deep breaths to end the 2nd segment." Enjoy your practice and be sure to let the thread know of your further progress. Sifu Terry Dunn www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html
  3. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Charlie, Congrats on doing a 39:30 long FPHHCM (Long Form Standing Med.). Breaking or nearing the 40 min. barrier is most impressive and commendable. But bigger congrats on this powerful milestone in your self-regulated healing of your hypertsion and high bp!!: my hypertension is long gone bp av 115/70 w pulse < 60 resting mid morning ... I do this almost daily Don't know which way you are driving 500 mi, but if it's west towards SoCal, I will be back to L.A. the first week in April. I've been in Lenox, MA since last October 6, teaching as master-in-residence at the beautiful Eastover Estate a& Eco-Village. Hope to see you later this year for more FP fine-tuning. Safe travels, Sifu Terry P.S. FYI, and this is relevant to your practice at this time, Charlie: this past month, in my classes and online tutorials for students who have good proficiency on the FPHHCM, I have been emphasizing super-slow practice of the five 90-second standing meditations on Volume 5. In Year One of this thread, some one had described these 5 meditations as "bon-bons". I didn't say anything at the time and just let it go because being in Year One posting, that comment was the voice of a beginner and "sampler" and someone definitely not established in the FP system through mastery of the Volume 4 meditation. • But now I can say that they are ANYTHING BUT "bon-bons"!!! • If one does these 5 meditations slowly and as NATURALLY ROUND as possible (i.e., with perfect form that comes from advanced instruction and practice), one will realize that each one has profound and miraculous effects, given that one has become thoroughly grounded in all the FP meditations in preceding four volumes. If one has a foundation in the FP Qigong system through 18 months or more of regular practice, one can do any one--or more--of the FIRST FOUR Volume 5 to activate the cultivated reserve of FP Healing Qi. But one does need advanced instruction in these meditations to get to this experience and knowledge. There are nuances in their practice that are not obvious in my demonstrations on the Vol.5 DVD. This is simple statement of a plain truth about these 4 meditations, how I presented them in the 2003 DVDs, and how the FP system works--as well as my giving notice now that such instruction is available from yours truly (and has always been a available.) I may produce a short video of my practice of one the Volume 5 meditations for Youtube that shows advanced form. At any rate, try practicing the Vol.5 meditations so that you take 3-4 minutes to do each one, all the while keeping your shape as ROUND as possible and see what you get.
  4. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Julian, That was a typo done in haste. I meant MSW#4. My suggestion, if you want to fall asleep right away and sleep longer and more soundly after a good martial workout, is simple: (A) practice the non-BFP qigong, Tai Chi, and TTP-Cane earlier in the day or evening. (B) Substitute MSW2 for MSW1. And then do MSW4 before or after it. (C) Substitute the Monk Holding Peach out in favor of Monk Holding Pearl (supine or seated) Thanks for catching that error. It's now corrected on the original post. "Guardian At the Gate" is a Bok Fu Pai power meditation that was on the old Vol.6 video that I took off the market because the meditations were too powerful to be taught without face-to-face supervision. It is not Tao Tan Pai, but Bok Fu Pai meditation. If you're interested, I can teach you during our next online tutorial. Best Regards, Sifu Terry www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html
  5. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Virtue, No, i have not heard of David Berceli's TRE. I am always open to other systems of energy release and balancing, especially if it is able to amplify the benefits of FP Healing Energy. Sifu Terry Dunn
  6. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Notice to all FP Qigong practitioners and enthusiasts, this coming March 22-25, I am teaching an immersive 22-hour Flying Phoenix Qigong worshop at thee beautiful Eastover Estate & Eco-Village, a holistic health spa on 600 acres in the Berkshires that is dedicated to providing top quality Chinese Holistic Health arts. Establish your FP Practice like never before. Get all your questions answered. Learn basic healing applications. This is the link to detailed course and registration information: http://www.eastover.com/workshop/flying-phoenix-qigong-with-master-terence-dunn.html Hope to see you there. Sifu Terry Dunn
  7. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Aeran, Yep, you did overdo it. It's no wonder that you couldn't fall asleep right away after dong that series of exercises: a. Not knowing your level of Tai Chi, I would say in general that you can practice Tai Chi form at night and it shouldn't hinder sleep. b. Tao Tan Pai Cane form is dynamic and invigorating and is best done in the morning to start the day or any time during the day for strength. It is definitely not a sleep-inducer to be done before bedtime. c. Guardian at the Gates is a powerful energizer -- not an FP Meditation. Again, don't do this one at night if you intend to sleep. d. This sequence of four meditations: Wind Above Clouds - MSW1 - MHPeach - MSW4 -- is not optimal for inducing sound restful sleep because the first three are more energizing than sedative!! "after doing some non-BFP Qigong, Taiji and TTP cane I did Guardian at the Gates - Wind Above Clouds - MSW1 - MHPeach - MSW4" So what you did was practice more than 8 internal exercises in a sequence. The problem is that SEVEN of them (you didn't specify what kind of "non-BFP Qigong" you did or how many them you did; so I will count that as one "mediation") are adrenalin-stimulating exercises. Definitely non-sedative are the following in your 8-part sequence: non-BFP Qigong, Taiji and TTP cane I did Guardian at the Gates - Wind Above Clouds - MSW1 - MHPeach - MSW4 Your first four meditative exericses--"non-BFP, Taiji, TTP Cane and Guardian at Gates" are individually highly energizing martial exercises. This 4-part sequence itself is not only powerful and intensifying, but you capped it off with the very powerful Guardian At Gates, which amps up further the energy cultivated before it! Following this first set of 4 exercises with Wind Above Clouds, MSW1, MHPeach and MSW4 will definitely NOT bring down the cultivated martial Qi but rather maintain its levels. This is because Wind Above Clouds and MHPeach are generally relaxing meditations but both of them can stimulate adrenalin flow and thus have the opposite effect of keeping you up and charged. • Monk Holding Peach causes all sorts of vibratory states, tremblings, bouncings and jostlings and can cause many small surges of adrenalin--especially if you've experienced the involuntary deep bending forward at the waste and bobbing back up reaction (you know, what I've described in the past as "being in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem"). I would therefore substitute in Monk Holding Pearl (done in supine or seated position--not standing) for the Monk Holding Peach. • Wind Above Clouds is generally relaxing, but for many people the bending and shifting while pent over at the waist also will stimulate adrenalin flow. You are literally squeezing your adrenals when you do WAC correctly at slow speed. Adrenalin is being smoothly secreted and the heart mind is keeping calm and serne So while it's a relaxing stretching meditation, it's not optimal for inducing sleep. •MSW1 is not a sedating meditation. It is a mild "waker-upper" My suggestion, if you want to fall asleep right away and sleep longer and more soundly after a good martial workout, is simple: (A) practice the non-BFP qigong, Tai Chi, and TTP-Cane earlier in the day or evening. (B) Substitute MSW2 for MSW1. And then do MSW4 before or after it. (C) Substitute the Monk Holding Peach out in favor of Monk Holding Pearl (supine or seated) So you are left with doing only MSW2 and MSW3 and Monk Holding Pearl (Pearl in supine of half lotus position) right before you sleep. And you can do plenty of quiet sitting in between, before and after these 3 FP Meditations as well. If you try the above, you should have no problem falling asleep at the hour that you choose. Enjoy. Sifu Terry www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html
  8. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Aeran, I didn't mean to overwhelm you with the extent of my stretching repertoire, but it is a sure-fire effective one. And if you need help with any particular goal in stretching, you might want to do a short consultation so i can do a little intake and then make suggestions--if your flexibility --or lack of --is problem for you. Congratulations on finding relief and a path to more sound and restful sleep through FP Qigong practice. Now this is what I love to see reported as a result of diligent practice. There's nothing more gratifying for me to hear than what you've just posted: Speaking of sitting, I've moved back into integrating MSW3 (Waker) and MSW4 (Sleeper) as morning and evening practices respectively, and the results are amazing. Sleeper is especially dramatic, I think I've yet to practice it and not manage to drop off to sleep within 30 or 40 minutes - usually it's all I can do to put my meditation mat away and crawl under the blankets before I'm out like a light. As a nice side bonus, my dreams have become noticeably vivid and pleasant each night. As a lifelong insomniac and generally unhappy sleeper, this is a pretty incredible shift. I've stopped taking herbal sleeping aids I needed previously and don't dread going to bed each night. Mind-blowing stuff. Fantastic that you are no longer taking herbal sleeping aids--because they all have side effects that may not be immediately known. And yes, better sleep naturally means better dreams!: MSW3 (Waker) is an interesting one. A bit more subtle, for sure. At first I was expecting a caffeine-esque jolt of energy, given how dramatic the effects of MSW4 are, and I spent a while waiting for this to happen. No, FP Qigong doesn't work in jolts or affect consciousness and alertness in jolts--in any way shape or form. It is fast-acting, but still smooth and sublime. That's the truly marvelous and wonderful thing about FP Healing Energy. So far it hasn't, but what I have noticed is that my energy levels have steadied out a lot during the day. I no longer get a mid-afternoon slump, or if I do it's less dramatic, and for the last week or so I've noticed that it seems to create a kind of low key driving "buzz" of FP Qi which circulates through the body and keep me going during the day. So maybe more of a "sleep preventer" than a "waker" - I definitely wouldn't want to try and go back to sleep after doing it. I am interested to see how this effect evolves over time - Congrats again on attaining such excellent health benefits! Energy boosting and smoothing effects!. No mid-afternoon slump is a major accomplishment in any yogic practice. (Most people's mid-afternoon, 4pm slump comes from hypoglycemia and the diet that cause it. ) You've also perfect described the energy from MSW No.3, the "waker upper." a bit more quite accurately as: "The sleep preventer." Yes, you is a soft silent buzzz that prevents one from dozing off. As I posted very early on the thread--I think in Year One, when I gave a good friend of mine who I was visiting in Paris the video cassette version of Vol.2 in the mid-90's, I forgot to tell him not to practice MSW #3 at night. Ay carumba! Poor David was tossing and turning all night couldn't turn his mind off and was absolutely miserable--also waking and worrying his wife next to him intermittently. But he didn't tell me what was happening when it was happening. So he woke up from barely any sleep and totally exhausted. I've noticed that the other FP meditations become more powerful the more you practice them (and sometimes develop new effects entirely), so it's possible the energizing effect will enhance over the coming weeks and months. Yes, there are higher level effects and benefits that set on after one has practiced a lot--years-- of each FP Meditation. Especially the advanced seated Meds taught on volume 7. I've discussed charging of the brain centers, the charging of points all over the surface of the brain closest to the skull bones, the recolorization of hair to its natural color in older men and women, and the very profound clearing up and sharpening of vision. Contrary to what only one person posted in year One, the FP Meditations do NOT plateau or "peak out" once the FP Healing Energy cultivated has had a "saturarting" effect on the body. The end result is that I'm going to sleep at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning, give or take an hour my circadian rhythm is actually stable. Sleep has become a nice period of rest between meditations, instead of a source of stress and frustration. Again, I can't state how big a difference this is. I've even started losing the shadows under my eyes I've had as long as I can remember. Good job! Happy for you. Anyway TLDR: If any other FP people have a history of sleep trouble, give this combo a shot. I've tried probably every major treatment protocol for insomnia, and some not-so-major ones, but this is the first that's actually worked comfortably. I'm really damn stoked. No, NOT "TL" at all. and "DR" ! Thanks for reiterating this combination of practice: "Monk Serves Wine #3 in the morning and "MSW #4 (50 20 10)--first exercise on Volume 7 DVD right before going to bed. Also, as I've suggested, you can also include MSW #2 (50 40 30 10) on Volume 2 in your evening sleep-inducing practice...or once substitute it in for MSW#4 for variety. MSW# is beautiful and it gets more beautiful and natural with practice. Again, good job, Aeran. And thanks for sharing! Sifu Terry Dunn www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html
  9. Ark Wong's Five Animal Style

    Hello GreytoWhite, Thank you for posting the link to this footage. Grandmaster Seming Wong's kung fu system that he inherited from his grandfather, the great GM Ark Yue Wong is one of the oldest and original Shaolin Temple arts. We practitioners call this art Southern Sil Lum (Shaolin) Five Animals Kung Fu. It originally mimicked the movements of the 5 animals--tiger, dragon, leopard, snake and crane. To keep the historical record straight, the Buddhist creators of this art did not combine 5mother existing animal-based Kung Fu styles to create it. Also known as the "Five Formed Fist" or Five Family Fist"(Ng Ga Kin). It was conceived of 5 distinct animal fighting arts combined into one. Other single-anmal Kung Fu styles either evolved independently of Shaolin 5 Animals kung Fu or devolved from it. I studied this art from 1975 to 1983 from two teachers (one of them Master Douglas Wong [no relation to GM Ark Wong]) who studied under GM Ark Wong and from Master Albert Leong, later a highly successful Hollywood stuntman and action actor, who learned 5 Animals Kung Fu directly from GM Ark Wong alongside his friend, Seming Wong. Throughout the 70's and 80's, Al Leong swept the trophies and medals in forms competitions at all martial arts tournaments with his Sil Lum Combination First Form and his self-created Kuan Dao (halberd) form. His were the favorite Kung Fu demonstrations of American Kenpo karate founder Ed Parker who always asked Albert to demonstrate at his annual International Karate Tournament in Long Beach. I do not consider myself a master of So. Sil Lum 5 Animals Kung fu. But I practice and preserve one of the capstone forms of this art: the 350-movement "Five Animals Form", which begins with a salutation with 70 movements/techniques that itself has an introduction of 14 movements that demonstrates 2-4 movements of each of the 5 animals in this order: tiger, dragon, leopard, snake and crane. The rest of the form's salutation features a tiger sequence followed by crane sequence. Then the actual Form itself consists of 32 dragon movements, 73 tiger movements, 81 snake movements, 66 leopard movements, and 68 crane movements. Yes, GM Seming Wong demonstrates advanced body mechanics unique to 5 Animals Kung Fu style-- conditioned over a lifetime of practice. High athleticism is inherent and built into this classical system's forms and martial applications. Advanced practice is also shamanistic, where one imbues oneself with not just the energy but the spirit of each of the five animals while he plays or "acts" each one. Each of the five animal forms condition and highly develop a corresponding aspect of the human physiology: bones, muscles, sinews, energy, and spirit (shen). Each of the five animals moves energy differently in terms of physics on the plane of mental control. For example, the Snake style enables one to focus and deliver energy to a point in space. I personally witnessed Grandmaster Ark Wong during downtime after a demo our school (Sifu Doug Wong's) did in in Las Vegas in 1977, "enlighten" a younger classmate of mine, Juan Ferlini, but pointing his "snake hand" at Juan's "third eye" and most lightly and softly touching the center of his brows, caused Juan to pass out on the bed in the hotel room briefly. btw, if you want to recover from any kind of meditation burn-out and try a authentic Taoist monastic system of healing Qigong, visit the lively worldwide discussion thread here on daobums on Ehrmei Mountain Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi Kung ("Fei Feng San Gung"). It's been going on for 9 years, 660,000+ views and 4,530+ postings. I am the sole 7th generation preserver of Flying Phoenix Qigong and have been answering all questions posted on this thead since it was founded by an very enthused practitioner using my DVD series. Thanks again for posting. Most refreshing to see GM Seming's form. Sifu Terry Dunn
  10. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Frederic, I am not familiar with the meditations you've described by their breath control sequences and with those names, although I do know a couple of meditations in the 10,000 Buddhas Meditation System that has that exact breath control sequence. I do know that those meditations you speak of are not purely healing meditations. So because of their full or partial martial potential, I will not comment, teach, or demonstrate them OUT OF CONTEXT--i.e., I will not teach anyone more about them unless they are either my student or have been trained by a certified senior Bok Fu Pai instructor that I respect, such as Sifu Garry Hearfield. In general, I don't want to spend much time on this thread talking about Bok Fu Pai martial art meditations that have no relevance to Flying Phoenix Qigong training. I barely have enough time to manage to answer questions about FP Qigong practice that are posted every week by active practitioners. The Bok Fu Pai family of internal arts is vast and if someone raises a question about a basic or advanced FP Qigong meditation, I may answer questions about it. I may talk about the history and application of other Bok Fu Pai internal martial arts during an exchange on this thread with a peer such as Sifu Garry Hearfield, as I have in the past, but in general, I am not here to demonstrate how to do martial meditations that are taught on a video that I have never seen and which is presume is an advanced meditation-by its exorbitant price. At least for buyers' sake, I hope the product contains advanced material. I know and practice that "Healing Detox Meditation" demonstrated by GM Doo Wai on the video that's posted on Youtube. It is a nice healing meditation, and I have considered doing a 60 or 90= minute long DVD program breaking down that meditation and making it easier to learn. But that is not a high priority on my very full video production slate. Besides, I think that GM Doo Wai's demonstration is quite sufficient for the general public. In response to your suggestion that I to make videos demonstrating advanced Bok Fu Pai martial art meditations that are NOT directly relevant to Flying Phoenix Celestial Healing Qigong training and make it available free on Youtube or sell them through Vimeo, my answer is a NO. That is not my philosophy or practice. I teach intermediate and advanced Kung Fu students all the time--but in person. I do not and will not teach advanced martial Qigong on either a free or commercial video--whether it's Bok Fu Pai or Tao Tan Pai, or 8 Sections Combined. But if you wish to do a private online (Skype) tutorial to go over the Bok Fu Pai meditations you mention that you're presently trying to learn from the video you bought from that website, I would be glad to examine your practice and, first of all, tell you whether you should be practicing that material or not. If it looks like the material is suitable for you and that you would do well with it, given your background and experience, I would be glad help you learn the material. But if the material is too advanced for you, I would tell you what you would need to do to advance to the point where learning that particular exercise would be worthwhile. Everyone buying relatively expensive videos from unauthorized--or even authorized Bok Fu Pai--websites should think about these couple of very important classical adages in Chinese martial arts that I've discussed several times on this thread. The first one is: "When you are ready, the material will be made available to you." That is, it will be literally given to you. You won't have to buy it at great expense and then wonder how to use it! The second truth is: "The wrong person with the correct teaching (the truth) will still not benefit from it. But the right person even with the wrong exercise (incomplete) will still make it work and derive benefit." You had posted: And are very nice. I wish I knew more about them, where they are from, from what larger BFP system, what level, etc. That info that you're asking about should be on the video to begin with. That such basic info is not included in the video is a sign that the footage might have been gotten by the purveyor by illicit or dishonest means. Also, the first one is 9 meditations combined together? Can we identify those 9 and practice the separately? Having not seen the video, I have idea what you are talking about with regards to 9 meditations combined and wheter you can practice them separately. Frederic, and everyone else out there reading this: please let's try to stick to the subject of Flying Phoenix Qigong on this thread. Regards, Sifu Terry Dunn
  11. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Aeran, I was following your conversation with Joolian about the content of your FP practice sessions and the resulting nice progress you've made in terms of flexibility as well. If you're interested in a stretching regimen, I teach a comprehensive and very systematic stretching regimen that can run 45 to 70 minutes. It's primary emphasis is on legs, hips, spine and as opposed to upper extremities. I distilled this stretching regimen from the stretching exercises I learned starting in the 70's from: A. my 8 years as a competitive gymnast (thru high school and college) B. Sifu Doug Wong (So. Sil Lum 5 Animals/ White Lotus KF)--extreme flexibillty achieved. C. Master Bow Sim Mark (1980): D. Master George Xu's Qing Dynasty Imperial Guard Exercises - that several generations of his students are versed in. I learned them during his workshops in the late 80's at the San Diego Taoist Sanctuary. E. a few of GM Doo Wai's numerous internal warm-up & stretching routines--e.g two meditations excerpted from the 8 Sections of Energy Combined system that are done in sets of 9 repetitions. (A through D comprised the stretching regimen that passed muster with the L.A. Lakers, as I trained that 2000 -2001 championship team in it throughout that season at the start of every home practice.) Sifu Terry Dunn www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html
  12. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Bruce, the terms Shen Gong and San Gong are not "dialectial varients" ot each other, in either dirction. Shen gong is cultivation of the shen energy. e.g., Shen gong is a powerful subsystem of Qigong exercises in the Tao Tan Pai (Taoist Elxiir Method) and other systems that specifically train the shen-qi. All of the Tao Tan Pai 31 Basic Meditations (first level of the TTP System) embody and utilize shen gong principles. San Gong means Heavenly or Spiritual Work/Cultivation. (Just as "San Da" means "Spiritual Boxing"--the rarest of all kung fu--for the practitioners from monks and priests or others initiated in monastic traditions such as Huashan that practice spiritualism, which I described years ago on this thread.) Enjoy your practice of Feng Do Duk's San Gong 10 exercises. It's a powerful and authentic set of Meditations. It is definitely not Flying Phoenix Qigong for it cultivates a distinctively different energy. Best, Sifu Terry Dunn
  13. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    For FP Qigong practitioners and thread subscribers in the Berkshires area of Massachusetts and surrounds, such as Albany and eastern New York: For the next 8 Saturdays, from 4:30 pm to 6pm, I will be teaching a new series of FP Qigong class (Basic level) at the excellent Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center at 33 Railroad Street in the lovely town of Great Barrington. Fee is $35 per class. Sifu Terry Dunn
  14. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hi Bruce Qi, You're welcome. the names used in FP Qigong and in other Bok Fu Pai arts are important to understand and be clear about--any sort of mental confusion degrades quality of practice and can even lead to accidents and untoward results. No wonder that Confucius had an important doctrine in his philosophy that he called "The Rectification of Names." Thank you for offering to send me the "san gong" meditations that you are working on. I will download them per your PM and view them as soon as i can. It won't be until the weekend because I am presently buried under tons of other work. Best, Sifu Terry Dunn
  15. Flying Phoenix Chi Kung

    Hello Bruce Qi, I have not heard GM Doo Wai talk of a qigong art called "San Gong." San Gong is not a specific, detailed by a rather general term that means "spiritual work", "heavenly work", "spiritual cultivation", or "heavenly cultivation". it is the same two characters that appear in "Fei Feng San Gong" or "Flying Phoenix Heavenly Cultivation." Of the ten names of "san gong" meditations that you listed in your post, I recognize seven of them by the exact names used for Meditations in other Bok Fu Pai internal systems. I have highlighted in bold letters the ones whose names I know very well through my own practice, and also have listed in blue the arts to which each one I recognize belongs to: - Child praying to the goddess of mercy - this is name of one of 3 Advanced healing FP Meditations, each one very powerful This one has breathing sequence (60 30 20 10), has 2 parts of movements, each 2-part round is repeated 18 times. - The wind above the waves - this is name of GM Doo Wai's "Healing Qigong Meditation", a standing form you can find on Youtube. - Breeze on top of the trees - Flying Phoenix Qigong - The monk begging for rice - basic posture in Flying Phoenix Qigong - The monk serving a cup of wine - the collective name for all the seated Flying Phoenix Meditations - The monk disrobing - classical martial technique--full name is "Lohan Monk Disrobing"--is found in the Bak Mei, Bok Fu Pai, and Yau Kang Mun Kung fu systems. Technique was originally incorporated into Bak Mei Kung Fu by the great Bak Mei master, Chun Lai Cheung, who had it done to him by a Buddhist monk, who threw him over a wall with it . This is my Bok Fu Pai classmate, Sifu Garry Hearfield, demonstrating it nicely: - The sparrow returning to her perch - Monk gazing at the moon - Flying Phoenix Qigong; this is also name of GM Doo Wai's Healing Detox Meditation seen on Youtube. (I also teach this Meditation): - Clouds above the sky - 8 goddess heavenly form I have no doubt that the "san gong" system you are practicing is authentic, especially since you've said that they are a "truly beautiful" set. Just know that within the Bok Fu Pai tradition and across several of its internal arts, the same names are sometimes used for different exercises/meditations. And, as with the case of "Monk Disrobes," that name and technique is found in at least 3 different kung fu systems that are historically connected. I'm a bit curious as to what the above "san gong" meditations look like. I may be able to tell you more about them if I see them. But I prefer to discuss these with you through back-channel messaging because I know that these San Gong meditations have no relevance whatsover to FP Qigong practice. I know this because GM Doo Wai was very clear in defining the boundaries of each of the internal arts that he taught to me and showing me how distinctly different each one was from the others. Sifu Garry Hearfield can tell you the same thing about Sunn Yi Gung, Tibetan Burning Palm, Golden Mantis, and Ehrmei Mountain Bak Mei Kung Fu and the several other arts that he learned from GM Doo Wai. Thanks for bring up these names, though. Sifu Terry Dunn www.taichimania.com/chikung_catalog.html