- Oct 25-27, Level One
- Nov 8-10, Level One
- Jan 9-12, Level One
- Feb 13-16, Level One
- Feb 16-18, Level Two
- June 11-14, Level One
- Aug 13-16, Level One
- Aug 16-18, Level Two
- Oct 8-11, Level One
- Oct 11-13, Level Two
- Houston, TX, USA- Oct. 4, Friday 9-5pm. Intro Workshop
- Houston, TX, USA- Oct. 4-6, Fri. 7:00pm to Sun. 4:00pm. Level One
- Brooklyn/NYC, USA- March 5-8
- Houston TX, USA- Spring (TBA) Level One & Two
Internal Alchemy Program
Level One workshops are ongoing and may be joined at any time. The only requirement is that students are able to sit in cross-legged meditation for at least an hour. Each level contains numerous methods and techniques that require time to get a handle on. Students are encouraged to repeat levels until they are ready to move on. Level Two & Three workshops are joined with permission.
Practice of internal alchemy takes us from the physical into the subtle. We apply methods of energetic transformation to change the self. Although the body and mind are involved, the bulk of the work is with energy, or qi. Qi takes many forms. For Taoist alchemists our energy body can be divided into three main categories: jing, qi, and shen.
Shen (spirit) is energy in its finest form.
Qi (energy) is in the middle.
Jing (essence) is energy in its coarsest form.
Each Level of the Internal Alchemy Program focuses on one of these forms of qi.
The goal of internal alchemy is to form the Golden Elixir or the Sacred Embryo. Reaching these goals is a process. Levels One to Three include methods and techniques to attain these goals. However, the point of Taoist practice is to return to the Tao, not mastering internal alchemy. Alchemy is merely a tool to help us on the path, it is still up to each of us to walk it.