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Thursday
September 7

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

     Wu Dang Chen | Be Extraordinary Person

Universal Consciousness Festival is about returning to source; our essential nature.  We are able to return to simplicity from this world of "dust" and live our true nature by honoring our heart and raising our spiritual vibration through practicing the Dao.

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

     Maya Tiwari | Honoring Ancestors

Honoring Ancestors, the necessary work of ancestral healing was initiated by Maya Tiwari on the charred grounds of 9/11.  Each year, we approach the native season of the ancestors.  Native peoples of the earth honored the autumnal full moon (September - October) that began a fortnight long sojourn of ancestral healing.  A pivotal time for honoring and nourishing the ancestors; Maya presents a potent ancestral practice from her Vedic Tradition to help you heal familial lines while together we raise the vibration of collection ancestral healing.

     At this pivotal earth time for remembering ancestors, Ancestral energies are potent.  During epidemics and pandemics, ancestors tend to draw closer to the early plane.  A pivotal practice in Vedic tradition, we honor loved ones that have passed to release negative memories and unproductive ancestral patterns.  We carry both the gifts and wounds, the negative and positive traits from the bloodlines of our forebears.  We inherit both the exalted positive and painful negative epigenetic markers that pass through the bloodlines from one generation to the next and can endure through endless generations.

     Ancestral memory patterns are deeply embedded within our vital tissues and cells.  We continually re-enact patterns that originate in the history and memory of our family lines.  When we do not recognize the ancestral traumas we are likely to ferry them into every aspect of our lives.  Honoring Ancestors is a proven ahimsa-practice and one of the most effective ways to discard ancestral hurt, illness and despair.  In remembering them, we open a portal for deep healing.  We can resolve our karmic history through allowing the space for their spirit to become transformed as well.  As we trade in grief and illness for celestial guidance we free up our ancestral inheritance by releasing traumas and hurt of the past and reclaim our pure nature of love.  We invite you to join Maya as her magnanimous presence ferry forth powerful energy that manifest our ancestors' blessings.

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

     Break ~ Dinner service for Dao House Guests

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

     Paul Pitchford | Universal Consciousness

      Begin with a discussion of Universal Consciousness in the context of traditional Asian awareness practices and how to activate Universal Consciousness through quiet-mind approaches. 

     Simple Guided Event: A Pure Land Method of mindful walking combined with ancient mantra recitation - that surprisingly links with and elucidates Universal Consciousness. 

     The Chinese Medicine Relationship between key joints of the body and the major internal organs will be shown.  Also introduced will be a traditional bowing method whereby one can visualize healing and then bow, connecting with the earth to amplify and ultimately manifest the healing visualization.

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

     Paul Pitchford | 6 Basic Paramitas & Health Discussion of Diet

The 6 basic Paramitas will be discussed where these traditional virtuous codes that extend all the way back into the early Vedic Era support wisdom and success in all aspects of life.

Another important health discussion: The foundational nutritional topic to help you understand your current diet and how it affects your moods and lifestyle.  This topic is the ancient yogic Sattva diet, which is a Plant-Based food plan of harmony and peaceful living.

Additional topics: The benefits and detriments of animal flesh foods and the potential problems that can arise with all-raw, vegan diets according to Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Ayurveda of India.

Friday
September 8

6:30 am - 7:30 am

     Michael Xia | Introduce Circle Walking

Join Wudang swordsman Xia Chongyi for our first morning movement session where he will guide you through a self massage sequence along with a few joint nourishing exercises.  After we are warmed up, Xia will introduce us to some basic concepts for circle walking, along with some movement to prepare the body for this unique exercise.

7:30 am - 8:30 am

     Break ~ Breakfast service for Dao House Guests

8:40 am - 9:40 am

     Paul Pitchford | Tai Chi Animal Forms

Experience compassionate, healing awareness.  Today we learn The Bear Animal Form as well as a two-person Join Hands Tai Chi form.

9:40 am - 10:40 am

     Paul Pitchford | The Regenerative Health Plan

A dietary and lifestyle approach intended to help gradually reverse degeneration or other health challenges.  Insights into fats and oils (includes adverse stories of coconut oil and fermented cod liver oil), grains , vegetables, fruits and berries, legumes, soy, fermented foods with animal product options to use for deficiency will be addressed.

10:50 am - 12:50 pm

     David Wei | Qigong for Healers Part I: Open & Close

First of three simple movements based on Taoist principles for health, wellness and longevity.  Each movement is both for functional self-care and clinical application.  Each segment includes a demonstration of principal, illustration of function and practical application of method.  Participants will learn valuable tools to generate instant results.  Beginners get a powerful place to start from and advanced healers get a refreshing new perspective.  All are welcome to enjoy!

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

     Break ~ Lunch service for Dao House Guests

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

     Maya Tiwari | Honoring Ancestors' Practice

Maya unpacks the ahimsa practices for ancestral healing.  She guides you to unearth traumas and despair carried through family lines.  This ancestral season is the perfect time for releasing ancestral memories and inured habitual patterns that impede your happiness, health and well-being.  If you are striving to break seemingly impregnable blueprint of being ill and stuck and unhappy in your life, do not miss this precious session to invoke your ahimsa psyche and through practice that invites living freedom from ancestral baggage and hurt.

     Without realizing it, we often carry the ancestors on our backs.  Because their memory patterns deeply embedded in the epigenetic of our vital tissues and cells, we continually re-enact patterns that originate from our family lines.  Through Honoring Ancestors' ancient practice we can cease ferrying ancestral traumas in and through our lives.  As sentient beings, we are designed to heal, transcend karmic history by converting pain, hurt and illness into celestial healing.

 The Vow of Ahimsa for Ancestral Healing: we invoke intention to heal ancestral lineage.  We gain access to ancestral memory.  This vow is a powerful promise to self to dissolve obstacles in the way of your joy, abundance and healing.  A simple practice, it initiates every action in your daily lives a vibrational current that brings forth positive spiritual energy for you and your family.

     Do not miss this opportunity to reclaim your living freedom from ancestral baggage and hurt while you take to healing your entire living history with the blink of the cosmic eye.

Mantra for Healing Ancestral Memories: Facing celestial southward direction where ancestors reside, Maya guides your chanting of the poet Vedic ancestral mantras.  You will need to bring your prayer beads with 108 beads, or a rosary to help maintain the mantra count.

4:10 pm - 6:10 pm

     Michael Xia | Liberating the Waist

This keynote and movement session offers a wellness study for all experience levels, which will offer the theory and application of how and why developing waist movement and body twisting affects a variety of our health systems.  This will be explained through lecture and then felt internally with a few solo and partner exercises.  Although this workshop will be using bagua techniques, the same benefits and discussions can be applied universally to the movement arts.

6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

     Break ~ Dinner service for Dao House Guests

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

     Wu Dang Chen | The Dao Guides Our Way to Enlightnement

This lecture discusses the Daoist living philosophy, and places within your grasp practical means to attain enlightenment.

Saturday
September 9

6:30 am - 7:30 am

     David Wei | Morning Qi Gong & Movement

7:30 am - 8:30 am

     Break ~ Breakfast service for Dao House Guests

8:40 am - 10:40 am

     Michael Xia | Knee & Hip Longevity with Circle Walking

The secrets of circle walking body mechanics will be a mystery no more after this 2 hour intensive with Xia.  Building off of the previous sessions we will look at the body mechanics of weight shifting, walking and the angles of the steps.  You will see exactly how to develop healthy and strong knee and hips, while learning how to put power and momentum into the movement.

10:50 am - 11:50 am

     Paul Pitchford | Tai Chi Animal Forms

Experience compassion in action.  Today we learn two Crane Animal Forms plus practice previous forms.

11:50 am - 12:50 pm

     Paul Pitchford | Wide-Spectrum Anti-Microbial Healing 

A wide-spectrum anti-microbial healing approach against most pathogens such as viruses, germs, spirochetes (e.g., Lyme Disease), yeasts, fungi, etc., with foods, essential oils, herbs and other natural remedies.

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

     Break ~ Lunch service for Dao House Guests

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

     David Wei | Qigong for Healers Part II: Take & Replace

The second of three simple movements based on Taoist principles for health, wellness and longevity.  Each movement is both for functional self-care and clinical application.  Each segment includes a demonstration of principal, illustration of function and practical application of method.  Participants will learn valuable tools to generate instant results.  Beginners get a powerful place to start from and advanced healers get a refreshing new perspective.  All are welcome to enjoy!

4:10 pm - 6:10 pm

     Wu Dang Chen | The Purpose and Mission of Life

Understand and embody the true meaning and purpose of life, which is joy and happiness.  Learn Daoist applications on how to attain a perspective and state of being to give you joy and happiness in your daily life.

6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

     Break ~ Dinner service for Dao House Guests

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

     Maya Tiwari | World Peace Mandala ~ Live Your Ahimsa!

Living Ahimsa teaches us that first, peace must start within.  Let's come together as One and take back the world within.  By cultivating harmony in our thoughts, speech and action we send forth conscious vibration to heal ancestral wounds, resolve negative karma to nurture our children, family, community and Mother Earth.  We are here to reclaim the Mother Consciousness.

     Since its official inauguration at the Parliament of the World's Religion in Melbourne, Australia in 2009, Living Ahimsa - The World Peace Mandala Tour conducted by Maya Tiwari has attracted more than a million participants worldwide who have participated in the creation of a Peace Mandala and taken The Vow of Ahimsa.  Through this work, we learn to transform violence, disease and despair into harmony, wellness and joy.  The Peace Mandala practice embodies and shares the deepest value of peace and harmony in every person who strives to do the inner work to cultivate personal awareness.  Each day we are proving that this extraordinary work can shift the global mind into consciousness.  We see how the pure intention takes root in many corners of the world, energetically rippling out to touch and heal millions of lives.  Our collective Vow of Ahimsa has a profound impact on the cosmic psyche of peace and the actualization of a world at peace.

     Here is why we wish to participate:

The Peace Mandala evokes the gathering of our senses as we use the five elemental energies that course through our hands to place the grains upon the earth - a cosmic act of connecting mind, heart with the intent for peace, harmony and wellness.  In touching the grains and offering our word we are infusing sentiency into the good earth.  Gathering together with light-spirited souls allow us to bless each other and radiate the supercharged energy of love to a world in dire need.  Bring your tribe together to create a Peace Mandala so as to invoke wholeness, health and well being for yourself and your loved ones.  Watch how you energy of healing ripples out to embrace and create wellness for all of humanity.

Sunday
September 10

6:30 am - 7:30 am

     Michael Xia | Morning Wellness + Circle Walking Meditation

After a full weekend of lessons and learning this Sunday morning session will be great to add to your new moving meditation practice.  We will put together all the previous lessons, so those that missed sessions will be able to grab up the essentials on the fly like the first day.  Bringing everything together we will look inward and find stillness through movement.  

7:30 am - 8:30 am

     Break ~ Breakfast service for Dao House Guests

8:30 am - 9:00 am

     Wu Dang Chen | Sunday Morning Lecture

9:10 am - 10:40 am

     Wu Dang Chen | Cultivating Stillness

Learn the method of cultivation through Qi Gong, Dao Yin and Meditation, as well as an introductory to these Daoist practices and how they all cooperate with each other in you.

10:50 am - 12:50 pm

     Maya Tiwari | Honoring Ancestors' Practice

Maya unpacks the ahimsa practices for ancestral healing.  She guides you to unearth traumas and despair carried through family lines.  This ancestral season si the perfect time for releasing ancestral memories and inured habitual patterns that impede your happiness, health and well-being.  If you are striving to break seemingly impregnable blueprint of being ill and stuck and unhappy in your life, do not miss this precious session to invoke your ahimsa psyche and through practice that invites living freedom from ancestral baggage and hurt.

     Without realizing it, we often carry the ancestors on our backs.  Because their memory patterns deeply embedded in the epigenetic of our vital tissues and cells, we continually re-enact patterns that originate from our family lines.  Through Honoring Ancestors' ancient practice we can cease ferrying ancestral traumas in and through our lives.  As sentient beings, we are designed to heal, transcend karmic history by converting pain, hurt and illness into celestial healing.

 The Vow of Ahimsa for Ancestral Healing: we invoke intention to heal ancestral lineage.  We gain access to ancestral memory.  This vow is a powerful promise to self to dissolve obstacles in the way of your joy, abundance and healing.  A simple practice, it initiates every action in your daily lives a vibrational current that brings forth positive spiritual energy for you and your family.

     Do not miss this opportunity to reclaim your living freedom from ancestral baggage and hurt while you take to healing your entire living history with the blink of the cosmic eye.

Mantra for Healing Ancestral Memories: Facing celestial southward direction where ancestors reside, Maya guides your chanting of the poet Vedic ancestral mantras.  You will need to bring your prayer beads with 108 beads, or a rosary to help maintain the mantra count.

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

     Break ~ Lunch service for Dao House Guests

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

     Paul Pitchford | Tai Chi Animal Forms

The Daoist transformation from rootedness (jing) to energy (qi) to wisdom (shen) as discovered within the Deer Animal Form.  With the Deer, one can have an experience of the complete range of life, from divine creative substance - Jing, to the active phases of everyday life - Qi, to the sublime - Spiritual Guidance.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

     Paul Pitchford | Food & Practices for Longevity

Improve circulation and purify; heal the heart and vascular system to facilitate liver renewal through ancient Western teachings that current society has long forgotten.

4:10 pm - 6:10 pm

     David Wei | Qigong for Healers Part III: Plum Blossom Palm

Last of three simple movements based on Taoist principles for health, wellness and longevity.  Each movement is both for functional self-care and clinical application.  Each segment includes a demonstration of principal, illustration of function and practical application of method.  Participants will learn valuable tools to generate instant results.  Beginners get a powerful place to start from and advanced healers get a refreshing new perspective.  All are welcome to enjoy!

6:10 pm - 7:10 pm

     Break ~ Dinner service for Dao House Guests

7:20 pm - 8:20 pm

     Evening Social & Music

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

     Special Shamanic Drumming Session - Please Register Here

Join us  for a healing drumming ceremony as a means to reconnect to your mental  and physical selves.  We'll start with a short meditation, followed by  breath work and then proceed with the Shamanic Drumming.  We will share  discussions and integrate your journey together.

This  sound healing session with light language relies on the natural law of  resonance to restore the vibrational integrity of body, mind and spirit.

My name is Choying and I've facilitated shamanic healing, drumming journey and meditation.

This event price is range from $44 - $111. You can pay with the option of $44 or higher. 

A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Universal Consciousness Festival.

Monday
September 11

6:30 am - 7:30 am

     David Wei | Morning Qi Gong & Movement

7:30 am - 8:30 am

     Break ~ Breakfast service for Dao House Guests

8:40 am - 10:40 am

     Wu Dang Chen | Grand Harmony - Take Action with a Way

Tai He means grand harmony, mankind united with nature, unification of spirit and the body; human and an immortal or God.  When we are balanced and in harmony internally, that is reflected in our exterior world.  This lecture shares the concept of grand harmony and introduces the way to bring it into your life. 

10:50 am - 11:50 am

     Paul Pitchford | Tai Chi Animal Forms

We learn the nature of adaptability, which is inherent in the typical Monkey Animal Form as well as the highly regenerative Turning Monkey form.  We'll also cover the Tiger Animal Form which includes the quintessential roll-back technique of tai chi to provide a sense of yin-yang fusion experience that harmonizes all bodily systems - to amplify the foundation of healing.

11:50 am - 12:50 pm

     Paul Pitchford | EMF Radiation 

Discuss the EMF radiation from Wi-fi, cell phones and 5G, along with other radiation - remedies and insight into the discussion.

Note: If there is remaining time, it will be opened up to Q&A about nutritional topics anyone would like to discuss.

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

     Break ~ Lunch service for Dao House Guests

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

     Michael Xia | Baguazhang & Baguagong

On the final session together we will review everything that has been covered in previous sessions, and then add in additional hand postures and movements.  Xia will introduce alternative direction changing along with providing discussion on martial applications for those who are interested.  You will be prepared to practice walking meditation, moving Qigong and foundational eight trigram circle walking by the end of this session.  

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