TAKE KINDNESS AND BENEVOLENCE AS THE FOUNDATION
TAKE HONESTY AND FRIENDLINESS AS THE CENTER
SPEAK TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND TREAT ALL WITH COURTESY
INDUCE MOVEMENT WITH LOVE AND ACT TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS
Ou Wen Wei, Mantra
Portland is fortunate to have one of the world's leading Qigong
experts coming to town. Ou Wen Wei is a Qigong Grand Master, author,
healer, teacher, and director of Guangzhou University Science Research
Institute in China. Ou will present a series of events on Pan Gu Mystical
Qigong from September 24-26. Pan Gu is one of many types of Qigong,
but the uniqueness is its simplicity for novices to learn.
Qigong (pronounced "Chi-Kung") is an ancient self-healing meditative
exercise combining movement and breath to enhance the flow of energy
or qi in the body and mind and to improve circulation and the immune
function. The key emphasis of Qigong is to teach people how to remain
Medical studies have also shown that doing Qigong regularly helps
decrease the heart rate and blood pressure, provides oxygen to the body
and helps the immune system. It also coordinates right and left brain
activity which helps to free the mind from anxiety, promoting more restful
sleep and mental clarity. Because of Qigong's popularity it is implemented
in many hospitals, wellness programs, and community centers throughout
the country. Qigong is unique because it can be performed standing,
sitting, walking, or lying down.
Qi is energy in the form of molecular movement which surrounds
the body and communicates with the mind-body. "Our ancestors once pointed
out," comments Ou, "that qi is life force, Qi is the commander
in chief to blood, and blood is mother of qi." Ou goes on to explain
that "diffusion of qi field is wave-like just as that of magnetic, electric
and ray fields". These statements expound that qi has an element
of physical particles and life-force. It cannot help but remind us of
wave-particle parallelism in quantum mechanics. "The vitality or
life-force of qi plays an important role of moving energy throughout
different organs, metabolism, and transforming substance into energy."
The practice of Qigong can range from standing still to complex
calisthenic type movement. The Pan Gu Mystical Qigong form which Ou
will be teaching is a standing form with simple hand movements suitable
for people with limited physical mobility or anyone for that matter.
Pan Gu Mystical Qigong known as "The Heaven, Earth, Sun and
Moon Gong" was formulated by Ou according to the basic characteristics
of the physiological structures of the human body and the relationship
between man and the universe. It is based on an ancient Chinese creation
myth in which the qi of the dying Pan Gu was transformed into the heavens
and earth, and his sperm into mankind. This illustrated vividly the
close interrelationship between heavens, earth and man.
Ou believes that by exercising his form of Qigong, people will
benefit by absorbing directly the material elements of nature which
are beneficial to the human body. All movement, says Ou, is under the
control of energy, and energy equals power and motion.
Chinese ancient philosophical thought focuses on the harmony between
heaven, earth, and man. Ou believes that when the relationship between
the four elements of heaven, earth, sun and moon loses balance, existence
with natural law is directly influenced. When natural harmony is altered,
disturbance and struggle is brought about.
Ou believes the main cause of disease is due to fatigue and the
wear of the physiological organs and functions after continuous overwork.
This leads to physiological obstructions which produce disease. "My
wish," comments Ou, "is that all people will become healthy
in the world. I devote my love for mankind by teaching Pan Gu Mystical
Grand Master Ou will be giving the following lectures:
FREE INTRODUCTORY SESSION:
Friday, September 24th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Opening to Life Center,
532 SE Ankeny, Portland, OR. Master Ou will provide an introduction
to Pan Gu Mystical Qigong and answer related questions.
Saturday, September 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Opening to Life Center,
532 SE Ankeny, Portland, OR. No previous knowledge of Qigong is needed
to successfully learn Pan Gu Mystical Qigong. Cost: $80
QI HEALING TREATMENTS:
Master Ou will give 1/2 hour Qi healing treatments by appointment on
Saturday, September 25th to September 27th. Cost: $40
CONTACT: For appointments call Donna Selby at (503) 675-9809
or email Dselbylite@aol.com.
For further information about Ou's Qigong see http://www.geocities.com/hotsprings/villa/6698.