This course gives a fundamental introduction into the Chinese art of Feng Shui for beginners. Feng Shui at its core describes the relation between space, time and ourselves and offers solutions to bring these three aspects into harmony. We cover the basic cosmological principles of taoist philosophy at the heart of Feng Shui, major Feng Shui schools and ideas, Beijings unique connection to Feng Shui, Feng Shui methods and techniques, considerations to Feng Shui and health,sample readings of floor plans and examples for application.
Venue: China Culture Center, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
Sinologist, business consultant and martial artist graduated from Heidelberg University and Beijing Sports University, therapist for Chinese medicine and Yangsheng Qigong practitioner educated in buddhist and taoist temples through traditional apprenticeship, 13th generation lineage holder of Chen style and 4th generation of Hong style Taijiquan focusing on push hands and internal power developement, scholar of Chinese culture, classics and arts. Living and working in China for 15+ years, he is currently teaching, practicing and giving workshops at the Academy of Science, a taoist temple and various other places in Beijing and Europe. His research and teaching is focused on the revival of the applications of the ancient Chinese arts and cultivational practices in our modern society.
About Feng Shui
Feng Shui (also known as "geomancy") is an ancient Chinese art used to promote such things as health, happiness and prosperity. The words literally mean 'wind' and 'water'. Feng Shui, also called the Chinese Art of Placement, is a technique that is thousands of years old for bringing balance to one's home, business and the land that surrounds them. It looks at many areas of one's life (health, wealth, family, relationships, career, friends, fame, children, and knowledge) to determine blockages within the home or business, that might cause some type of problem, and then at the different types of "cures" that can be used to alleviate the problem. The methods for analyzing a space and the "cures" to correct the problems can vary from esoteric modalities used for centuries to technological solutions of our current timeline. Both must blend in harmony to created balance in one's life.
A Feng Shui house is a house where any change that you make and any cure you introduce into your home or home design is a conscious and deliberate (and well thought out) action that you have taken specifically with the intent of improving your life. It is important to know that Feng Shui in the home works only when the practitioner puts full mindfulness into each task along the way. A careful Feng Shui Study may help you with the Feng Shui home design.
Feng Shui Schools
- Ti Li (Form School)
Popular Xingshi Pai "forms" methods:
Luan Dou Pai, (environmental analysis without using a compass)
Xing Xiang Pai, (Imaging forms)
- Liiqi Pai (Compass School)
Popular Liiqi Pai "Compass" methods:
1. San Yuan Method
* Dragon Gate Eight Formation (lóng mén bā fǎ)
* Xuan Kong, (time and space methods)
* Xuan Kong Fei Xing (Flying Stars methods of time and directions)
* Xuan Kong Da Gua ("Secret Decree" or 64 gua relationships)
2. San He Method (environmental analysis using a compass)
* Accessing Dragon Methods
* Ba Zhai, 八宅 (Eight Mansions)
* Water Methods (consulting Luohe River map)
* Local Embrace
* Four Pillars of Destiny (a form of hemerology)
* Major & Minor Wandering Stars (Constellations)
* Five phases (relationship of the five phases or wuxing)
* BTB Black (Hat) Tantric Buddhist Sect (Westernised or Modern methods not based on Classical teachings)