How to use the Registration "Log in" box on our website

We have a "log in" box displayed on most pages of our website, located in the right side of each page. This is where you can create an account, create a username, change your password, etc.

Why create an account?User Registration
Visitors with active accounts can purchase and check-out easier because you don't have to enter your information each time you make a purchase. It also tracks your "reward" points that you earn on each purchase you make from our website.

Do I receive junk mail once I register?
We do not sell or use your personal information from your registration. We have an option on our website to receive a free newsletter if you request it. Subscribers are sent renewal notices when their subscriptions are due.

How to create an account:
On most pages of our website, you will see a login box in the right side. If you have not already registered, you can create a new account by clicking on the "create an account" link near the bottom of the form. This will take you to a form titled "User Registration". It is a standard website form where you define a username, email, and password for our website. To reduce spam, we include a simplified "captcha" of a math formula you need to answer. If the captcha is not clear, you can use the little wheel at the top of it to get a new formula.

Once all the fields are filled out, you will receive an email sent to the address you put in with a link you need to click to verify you are a real person with an active email. And once verified you can log into our website. If you are the only user, you might want to check the "Remember Me" box so you don't have to log in every time you visit.

I fill it out correctly but nothing works?
Back in 2019, we redesigned our website and lost some of our user accounts when we changed our internet hosting service. Since everything is encrypted and protected, we could not retrieve them. If you had an account prior to that and having problems logging in, you may need to create a new account with us. (see instructions above).

How to change your password:
If you forget or want to change your password, use the link at the bottom of the login form. You will receive an email with instructions on changing your password. Although our office cannot view your password, we can reset it manually if you are having problems doing it yourself. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at 951-699-5343 to have it reset.

What if you forget your Username?
You can't change your username, but if you forgot it, you can use the link at the bottom of the login form to have it sent to you via email.

Can I purchase an item without having to create an account?Guest Checkout
Yes. When you choose to checkout, you will have an option to checkout as a guest, a registered user, or an option to register if you haven't. As a guest, you will need to fill out all the information needed for us to fulfill and ship your order each time because we do not store guest information in our database and guests do not accumulate "Reward" points to apply to future purchases.

Can I use a password that you sent me when I got a digital sample?
If you are a digital subscriber or received a sample digital issue from us, you received a special "access code" to enter a "digital library" section of our website. This is not the same as your website password. An "access code" is only used for viewing our digital issues.

 

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A list of "Help" pages for common questions or problems:

1. Help with your Digital Library to view digital issues: Digital Library Instructions

2. Help with the login to purchase an item: Website Registration & Login Instructions 

3. Explain our Shipping charges for Domestic and international orders: Shipping Answers

4. What are Loyalty Points (Rewards) and how to use them? Our Loyalty Point System

 

 

Things you will need to access our Digital Journals:

This first section is a detailed explanation of what you need and how to get them. If you want a simple description, you can skip to the section below.

1. The same email address you used when purchasing digital issues or requesting a sample.

2. A digital library "access code". Note: This is NOT the same as the password used on our website. If you registered at our website to browse or to purchase items, you may have a website "password" and a library "access code". The "access code" is separate and only used to enter your digital library section.

How to get your access code: When we set up your personal library, we sent you an email with direct links to your library and a temporary access code. Each user has a separate library. Once you enter your library for the first time and confirm everything is working, you can change your default access code to something more personal by using the "reset my code" link in your library's login box.

If you did not receive our email with your temporary access code, check your spam folder. It can take 1 to 2 business days for us to move the appropriate files to our high-speed servers and set up your account. If you still haven't received the email, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 951-699-5343 and request another copy of the email.

3. A computer or tablet with a reasonably large screen. Our digital journals are in a "flipbook" format which complies with most modern internet browsers (HTML5). The pages are displayed in 2 page spreads. Because they are replicas of our print version, they will not re-wrap or reconfigure the design if your screen size changes or rotate a tablet.

4. Why have separate logins?  The website "password" is what you used to register an account on our website to track purchases. The login form with a password for our website appears on every page EXCEPT the digital library page. Your website password stores your name, address, loyalty credit, etc., so you don't have to fill it out every time you make an order. We do not store your payment information on our website. Your "access code" is only used for your digital library and is separate because the large digital files are stored on a different computer system with high speed delivery capabilities. Due to our secure website, we cannot copy or see your store account's password, so therefore we cannot use it to set up your digital library on a different host server.


How to access and view your digital issues:

1. Go to this link: https://www.qi-journal.com/your-digital-library (link is also found in the left column of our website)

The link should take you to a page that looks like this:

Digital Issue Instruction 1

 

2. On the right-hand side, you will see our library Login form. Fill out your email (same email you used to purchase or request a digital journal), and your "access code" that you received from our confirmation email. The access code is case-sensitive, so make sure you enter it correctly. If our system doesn't recognize your email or your access code, nothing will happen other than your login form will be blank and waiting for you to try again. If our system finds your library credentials, it will display your personal library which looks something like the picture below (depending on how many items you have purchased). If you don't know what an "access code" is, see our first section above.

Digital Issue Instruction 2

3. Your digital issues should appear as previews with the issue name below each. Digital subscribers may have upcoming issues with a black preview listed. These will become active once the print and digital issues have been released.

4. Clicking or tapping on one of the previews will open the digital issue in a new window which looks like the picture below. Along the bottom are arrows to flip pages and on the right is a "full screen" mode which resizes the window to its maximum size on your computer. On the left is a button to list the "Table of Contents" and a button to display "thumbnail" previews to help you navigate.

Digital Issue Instruction 3

With our digital issues, you can view them from any location in an internet browser. You can zoom in to see small type, you can search for terms and use bookmarks to jump to various articles. The URL links are active. The files are large, but we host them on a high speed server at godaddy.com so the viewing speed is most likely limited by your internet connections.

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"Qi REWARDS" program

Registered users who purchase items from our online store are automatically enrolled in our "QI REWARDS" program. The program rewards repeat customers who support our journal and use our online ordering system. The program is completely free to users. Users will notice reward amounts posted below the catalog items they display, and their available point totals displayed on their shopping cart. Once they have accumulated a minimum of 50 points, the shopping cart will have an option of using accumulated points to discount their current order or save them for future orders.

Point values: Users who are logged into our store can now receive 1 point for each dollar. The points will be tracked and automatically available to use when checking out in future visits. The redeemed value of each point is $.001, and you can start using them once you have a minimum of 50 points. Points from the current order will be added to the accumulated total as soon as the order has been confirmed and payment processed. Returned, undeliverable or cancelled orders will have their associated points subtracted. Unused points can only be used as discounts on our website orders and have no cash value.

 The legal stuff: The QI REWARDS Program may be changed, suspended or terminated at any time without notice. Changes may include, among other things, modifying the amount of purchases required to qualify for the various potential rewards, changing the Rewards percentages, imposing additional restrictions, or terminating the Program, including outstanding rewards points. Qi Journal (Insight Publishing Inc.) reserves the right to interpret QI REWARDS Program rules and policies in its sole discretion and will be the final authority on point credits and Rewards qualifications.
 

Welcome to our online store. On the far left, you will find our Qi Journal subscriptions as well as printed and digital single-issues.

We have an extensive inventory of educational books, videos, audios, charts, and gifts. To help you find items, we have organized them in categories available under the "online store" menu above. And under many of these categories, you will find more sub-categories to help you narrow down your search even further. You can also use the "site search" bar at the top right to search for keywords of the items you wish to locate.

All our online store uses the highest level of SSL security and we have no 3rd party trackers or advertisers on our site.

And don't forget to browse around... you'll find games, listings, quizzes, and free articles below the categories listed across the top menu. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Unique Items produced by Insight Publishing (Qi Journal)

List of Items:
Imprinted Shirt
Pendants/Keychains
Moringa Capsules
Framed Calligraphy
Framed Inspirational Quotes
Framed Bible Verses
Paperweights

 

Imprinted Sport Shirts and T-Shirts

Our "Master Calligraphy Series" strives to create a bit of elegance within casual attire with tastefully presented calligraphy by a skilled Chinese artist. Quality 100% cotton shirts that can be worn in exercise class or anywhere casual attire is appropriate. The simple, but meaningful characters are positioned over the heart for emphasis.

  • 12 Calligraphy designs
  • Black, White, Navy Blue, Red, Forest Green
  • Contrasting or complementary ink colors
  • Multiple size choice
  • Sport (Polo) Shirts and/or T-Shirts.

 

Pendants and Keychains

Cast metal bezel with thick glass front. The glass magnifies the calligraphy image slightly and the bezel's finish and thick casting gives it a vintage look.

  • Over 20 Calligraphy designs available
  • 12 Taiji/Qigong silhouettes available
  • Choice of bezel colors
  • Necklace or Keychain hardware

 

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Moringa Oleifera

Moringa is being introduced to many Western countries as a new "superfood", but it is far from new. Ayurveda medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree and it is a common medicinal and health food in southeast Asia. It is one of the most nutrition-packed plants in the world with 46 types of anti-oxidants, 92 nutrients, and 18 essential amino acids which is why it is often called the "Miracle Tree" or "Tree of Life".

Qi Journal's southern California office is located in an agricultural preserve of avocado trees where we also grow our own Moringa trees.

Farm to bottle...We harvest and process everything ourselves in small batches to keep it fresh and to maintain the highest quality standards with our organically grown trees and low-temperature drying in sanitary dehydrators. We use no fillers, binders, or additives and are a certified farm following California's stringent best practices. All our moringa products are non-GMO and vegetarian.

 

Calligraphy in Modern Curved Frame

Each character is painted in running script style by a skilled Chinese calligrapher, then reproduced on acid-free 100% cotton archival paper. A unique curved frame focuses attention on the character and makes a simple, yet beautiful way of displaying the character on a desk, shelf, or table. 

The frames are curved enough to stand on their own, but we include a simple clear plastic easel for viewing them better on lower surfaces like desks, tables, etc. Vertical formats have a glass frame and horizontal formats are in a clear acrylic frame.

Ancient Chinese Proverbs and Quotes

Inspirational proverbs and quotes displayed in a unique horizontal curved acrylic frame with included stand.

The quote is printed on acid-free 100% cotton archival paper with a simple, modern, attractive design that focuses the attention on the meaning. Makes a perfect gift and a beautiful way to display inspirational quotes.

Acrylic frame size: 8.5” x 5.5” with 6.5” x 4.5” insert.

 
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Thick Glass Paperweights

Chinese calligraphy printed and sandwiched between two pieces of thick glass for an attractive desk ornament or paperweight. Lays flat or stands vertically. Double-sided artwork. Dimensions: 2.5” x 4” x 1” thick and weighs 13.5 ounces.

Thick glass has a natural greenish tint on the edges as seen in the photos. The block has a thin 2-mm space between the sections where the double-sided artwork is inserted. The edges are beveled to prevent cuts when handling. Makes a great gift.
 
Chinese Calligraphy and Taiji/Qigong silhouettes available.
 

Famous Quotes from the Bible

Bible quotes displayed in a unique horizontal curved acrylic frame with included stand.

The quote is printed on acid-free 100% cotton archival paper with a simple, modern, attractive design that focuses the attention on the meaning. Makes a perfect gift and a beautiful way to display inspirational quotes.

Acrylic frame size: 8.5” x 5.5” with 6.5” x 4.5” insert.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune cookies were first introduced by...

China's Yangtze River is how long compared to others?

3. Which country invented the game called ping-pong?

Which animal is NOT one of China's 12 zodiac symbols:

Your grade is: __

 

Once you attempt to answer each question and get your score, you can go back and change your answers to improve it.

Instructor Collections:

A list of our store's books, charts, CDs and DVD videos from these individual instructors who have multiple items listed.

Jesse Tsao

Jerry Alan Johnson

Liang Shou-Yu

Yang Jwing-Ming



Dr. Paul Lam

David-Dorian Ross

Gerald Sharp

Mantak Chia





Michael Winn

Terry Dunn

Dr. Maoshing Ni

Ron Teeguarden


Qi Journal

Forms and Games

Online Store

Free Online Articles


About when did the Chinese Philosopher Confucius (KongZi) live?

LaoZi (Lao Tse), author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ch'ing), lived in what time period?

PuYi was the last emperor of China. He died in Beijing around what year?

The Great Wall of China (Long Wall) is a collection of fortification defenses built over several dynasties. What is the total estimated length in miles?

Your grade is: __

We know this is a difficult quiz, but once you attempt to answer each question and get your score, you can go back and change your answers to improve it.

Guidelines for writing and submitting articles

Topic:

Articles should refer to our main topic of Qi (Qigong, Taijiquan T'ai Chi, Nutrition, TCM, Herbalism, Culture, Philosophy, and related topics that help English speaking Westerners understand traditional Chinese preventive health practices).

Length:

A feature article is typically between 3,500 and 6,000 words in length. A department article is 600 to 1,500 words in length. A news event or article can vary in size as needed but is usually short and concise.

Constructive Criticism:

Articles should not criticize a particular individual for his/her viewpoint or practice techniques. Likewise, saying that one style of practice is the only good and true one is the same as saying everyone else is wrong. An idea or concept should stand by itself without having to resort to right/wrong comparisons. If any comparisons are made, please compare to factual data, not individual beliefs or assumptions.

Advertising And Reviews:

Although an article sometimes runs in conjunction with related advertising, Insight Publishing does not, and will not, run articles to achieve advertising sales. Often times, an advertiser will run an ad because the article is going to appear, never the reverse. All editorial is independent of sales, including book excerpts.

Submission Format:

Simultaneous submissions accepted. We will reply in 4-6 weeks. All unsolicited articles should be submitted as copies, not originals. Insight does not return articles (or accompanying artwork). Articles that are received are considered to be final copy. We do not accept any revisions to the article once it has been received (such as new information, deletion of erroneous information, or substitution of current information) but you may resubmit the whole revised article as a new submission. Written notification is required for cancellation of any article which is under consideration. Articles can be sent via email, Microsoft Word*, plain text files, or hard copy by mail. Please do not send handwritten articles. Because of translation difficulties, we can only accept articles written in English unless prior arrangements have been made. Once an article has been accepted, a contract will be sent to you for your signature.

FAQs:

Chinese characters can usually be used within your article as long as they are standard (non-licensed) fonts. Pinyin romanization is preferred but we realize many people still use Wade-Giles. We often place the pinyin in parenthesis after the first instance of Wades Giles if the article is submitted in Wade Giles. Here is an example: "Articles written about t'ai chi ch'uan (taijiquan) or ch'i kung (qigong) are... "

*Pictures should be sent separately and not embedded into the article. If the photo needs to be placed near a certain paragraph, you can put a note in the paragraph or send an additional PDF file of the article showing locations of photos. Our design software doesn't accept PDFs directly, but we can use them as a guide when we layout our articles into our multi-column format.

TIPS: Articles submitted with accompanying photographs/artwork stand a better chance of being accepted since photographs/artwork help to reinforce the written information. All articles should be carefully proofread before submitting. Photos should always be high resolution. If you have questions about photo resolution, send up an email and we'll send you separate guidelines. Website photos are usually not acceptable due to their size.

Technical Writing:

Our audience ranges from highly skilled practitioners and school libraries to beginners who are picking up the Journal for the very first time at a bookstore. Each issue has a mix of various topics at various learning levels. If your article is not appropriate for one issue, it may be just right for the next. We are not opposed to highly technical articles or those involving case studies, nor are we opposed to articles that give an overview or simplistic viewpoint on complex issues. Remember, a master of one curriculum may be a beginner at another.

Editing:

Insight reserves the right to edit all copy as deemed necessary. We realize that freelance writers are often not as knowledgeable in English grammar as professional writers. However, a person who practices and believes in what they write about has a viewpoint and dedication that is often not shared by a "hired" professional. Our Journal exists for the purpose of providing information for our readers that will make them think and investigate on their own. We strive to provide accurate information that is neither misleading nor falsified. If major edits are performed that may change the viewpoint of the author, a copy of the revised article will be sent for approval.

Mail manuscripts to:
INSIGHT PUBLISHING
32230 Calle Balareza
Temecula, CA 92592

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Advertising in Qi Journal

 

Professional Listing PROFESSIONAL LISTINGS:

Printed Journal: Nothing beats the printed journal for getting results. Our journal is in waiting rooms, schools, libraries, and on home coffee tables, just waiting for someone to thumb through and find your listing. And our printed professional listings are only $38 per year (4 issues) for 35 words or less. Additional words are $1.00 each. Listings appear near the back of the magazine in a contiguous 3 to 5 page section and are organized alphabetically by state or country for easy reference.

 

Display AdvertisingDisplay Advertising

DISPLAY ADS:

Website: Qi Journal website (this website) does not accept 3rd party advertising.

Printed Journal: If you have a product, school, or seminar that demands national exposure to optimizeresults, then our display advertising is the best option. We offer a narrowly targeted audience with high visibility in schools, libraries, and clinics. Quality paper and computer-to-plate technology assures the highest reproduction quality for photos and color. Full color or black & white ads from full-page to 1/6 page sizes. Display ads run beside or with our articles to maximize your exposure. And we have the best prices in the market, with a range from $200 for a 1/6 page black and white ad to a full page color for less than $1,000. Frequency discounts available.

The measure of success in advertising is "results". It is easy to convince a company to try us once, but we have many long-time advertisers who stay with us for years...in fact, some companies have advertised with us for over 20 years!

For Display Advertising, call 1-951-699-5343 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CALENDAR LISTINGS:

Website and Printed Journal: Calendar listings are FREE. To submit a listing, please follow the instructions at This Form. The printed journal's calendar is automatically gathered from the website just prior to each publication date. Long listings will be edited to fit.

 


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Our Company, Catalog, and Products:

Here, we have tried to answer many of the questions that we receive. This page continues to expand as we field new questions that may be of interest to those of you who are considering ordering from us. We always feel as though an educated customer is our best customer, and receive more than half of our orders from people who have ordered from us before (we must be doing something right). Please feel free to call us and ask us anything that seems unclear about our policies.

Who am I ordering from?

Insight Publishing has been in business (fully incorporated) since 1989. We are the publishers of "Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health & Fitness" (Qi Journal), which is an internationally distributed quarterly magazine addressing the subject of "Qi" and its many related disciplines and cultural connections.

The mail-order catalog portion of our company was expanded into a full-fledged business project in 1996 when it was clear that many of the subscribers of "Qi Journal" did not have access to books, videos, and other instructional materials that they needed in order to further their studies. Although there were many resources available, there was no single source or location where one could find such items... making it virtually impossible to find such resources unless you were well-connected and networked to the qi-community.

Our catalog department purchases products from hundreds of individual sources, ranging from major publishers and distributors throughout the world to expert practitioners who self-produce their own books and tapes.

Are you affiliated with other on-line bookstores?

No, we are not affiliated with the large on-line book suppliers like Amazon. Although they provide excellent service for mainstream books from large publishers, it is simply not practical for them to provide the same level of service, commitment, and knowledge as we can for these rare special-order items. We do our own fulfillment and shipping.

With the explosion of Internet startups recently, you can be confident that Insight Publishing is a solid, reputable company that will be here many years from now to continue serving you.

How soon will I receive the item I ordered?

Most items are in stock at any given time. We always ship items that are in stock within 1 business day, and if the order arrives before 11 am (Pacific time), it is usually shipped on the same business day.

How long it takes to get from our office to your location will vary depending on the service that you choose and the distance from our office. We always select the best service provider for your order considering the costs, weight, durability, and size of your merchandise order. Regular shipping usually arrives on the West coast within 2-4 days, and 4-6 days on the East coast.

Do I need to pay sales tax on my order?

If the shipment is destined for the state of California, the law states that we must charge you our local sales tax which is 8.75% of the total order (excluding shipping). If the shipment is destined for other locations, there is no sales tax charges applied. We are a small company and thus, except from collecting sales tax for other locations. Journal print subscriptions and digital back issues are not taxable.

What type of payment method can I use?

On the phone, we accept VISA , Discover, Mastercard, American Express, and Paypal , personal or company checks, money orders or bank drafts drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds. Our website will accept the credit cards listed above. Credit card purchases are processed only after confirming we have all items in stock and confirming the shipping costs with you if they differ from the displayed amounts.

Checks are cleared before shipment (approx. 10 business days). Make checks or money orders (U.S. funds only) payable to INSIGHT PUBLISHING, and mail to Insight Publishing, 32330 Calle Balareza, Temecula, CA 92592, USA, Attn: Sales Department.

What type of quality should I expect?

Most of the books we carry are produced here in the U.S. and have good to excellent paper and bindery. Books from third-world countries are often printed with paper and print standards that are relatively poor, but the content is of excellent quality. All books are printed in English unless otherwise noted.

Videos and audios on these topics are instructional in nature and often produced by an individual or small company. They may lack the polish of a Hollywood production staff but make up for it in their informational content. We have tried to note where we think production values are particularly weak and may detract from the video's overall value as an instructional tool. All videotapes are VHS only and only play on VHS NTSC players. We carry no VHS-PAL or VHS-Seacom video tapes. DVDs use the USA standards. Audio is standard 4mm cassette or CD ROM.

Computer software is usually platform specific and requirements are noted in the product description. Technical problems during installation or operation are referred to the manufacturer of the software as needed.

What type of guarantees do you offer?

All orders are GUARANTEED. Money is refunded promptly upon return of undamaged goods within 30 days of invoice date if unsatisfied for any reason. Refunds are made for merchandise only, we cannot reimburse shipping charges. In accordance with industry standards, multimedia items, unless defective, are not returnable once opened; this includes software, videocassettes, CDs, VCDs, and audiotapes. Some electronic devices have additional manufacturer's warranty as noted. All prices are subject to change without notice. Please call for latest price and availability.

What are your Return procedures?

1. Call our office number at 951-699-5343 to receive a return authorization (RA) number.

2. Mark this RA number clearly on the outside of the box and ship to: Insight Publishing, 32230 Calle Balareza, Temecula, CA 92592. Include a copy of the invoice for our reference. No returns can be accepted without the proper authorization number (RA) clearly marked on outside of the package. We cannot be responsible for merchandise that we never receive back, therefore we recommend shipping UPS or other method that has a tracking number for your protection.

Calligraphy Translations:

Here are some quick translations and comments on our T-Shirt calligraphy characters. The designs intentionally leave off the English because the translations are often complex and the meanings personal. In our experience, they often start interesting conversations when people ask what they "say". We encourage you to research and explore the deeper, personal meanings which make your character selection special to you.

Pinyin: Qi; (Wades Giles: Ch'i).

Literally translated to air, breath or gas. But in the context of Chinese philosophy or medicine, Qi is most often translated as "intrinsic energy" or "life force". Most importantly, it means many things depending on the context of it's useage. See qi-encyclopedia.com for in-depth research and discussion.

 

Pinyin: Qigong; (Wades Giles: Ch'i Kung).

The cultivation of Qi or the study of things involving Qi (see above). But in modern times, the term is mostly used to describe various exercises that cultivate Qi for medical, spiritual, or health/longevity purposes.

 

Pinyin: Dao; (Wades Giles: Tao).

a Chinese concept signifying 'way', 'path', 'route', or sometimes more loosely, 'doctrine' or 'principle'. Within the context of traditional Chinese philosophy and religion, The Dao is the intuitive knowing of "life" that of which cannot be grasped full-heartedly as just a concept but known nonetheless through actual living experience of one's everyday being.

 

Pinyin: Taiji; (Wades Giles: T'ai Chi).

A Chinese cosmological term for the "Supreme Ultimate" state of undifferentiated absolute and infinite potential, the oneness before duality, from which Yin and Yang originate. The term Taiji and its Wades Giles spelling of T'ai chi are most commonly used in the West to refer to Taijiquan, an internal martial art and health promoting exercise based on the principles of Taiji.

 

Pinyin: He; (Wades Giles: Ho).

Harmony. The character consists of two parts, 禾 which has given the character its pronunciation and the chracter 口 (kǒu) "mouth". Together, they portray the traditional Chinese ideal of harmony between nature and humankind. This ideal also carries the associated meanings of balance and order, duty and diligence, respect and appreciation, and peaceful coexistence and cooperation.

 

Pinyin: Wu Wei; (Wades Giles: Wu Wei).

An important concept in Daoism that literally means non-action or non-doing. In the Daodejing, Laozi explains that beings (or phenomena) that are wholly in harmony with the Dao behave in a completely natural, uncontrived way.

 

Pinyin: Lóng; (Wades Giles: Lung).

Dragon. Unlike castle-burning dragons of Western stories, Chinese dragons are a benevolent symbol in Chinese culture and symbolize potent and auspicious powers. The dragon is also a symbol of strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. The Dragon was a symbol of imperial authority.

 

Pinyin: Jué; (Wades Giles: chüeh).

Intuition: Instinct, subconscious knowledge. An important concept in the Chinese holistic way of thinking. A natural or intuitive way of acting or thinking. The ability to understand something immediately without needing to think about it. It is said the Chinese mind tends to understand reality intuitively rather than logically.

 

Pinyin: Shou; (Wades Giles: Shou).

Longevity, long life: A combination of age and birthday. Longevity, as defined in the west, means merely the quantity or long duration of life. Longevity or "Chang Shou" in China is used with reverence for someone who enjoys the blessing of living a long time and having a quality of life.

 

Pinyin: ; (martial)

"Wu"; means "Martial" and is used in Martial Arts (wǔshu) or a Warrior (wǔshì). It is common to see the Wu character displayed in kungfu studios and signage. Note: This character is different from the Wu character used in dance.

 

Pinyin: ài; (Love)

The character for Love can also be translated as affection, to cherish, to deeply love, to treasure, etc. Unlike Western culture, it is not expressed often and is reserved for special occasions or spiritual connections. This character for love, comes from deep in the heart—-true love.

 

Pinyin: Chan; (Zen).

The character for Zen simply means Meditation, but it has become associated with Mahayana Buddhism which emphasizes sitting meditation in its practice. Originating in India and spreading through China as Chan Buddhism (the Chan character in Japanese is pronounced "Zen"), Zen is popular through the world.

 


Our "Master Calligraphy Series" strives to create a bit of elegance within casual attire with tastefully presented calligraphy by a skilled Chinese artist. A comfortable shirt that can be worn in exercise class or anywhere casual attire is appropriate. The simple, but meaningful characters are positioned over the heart for emphasis.
 

What happened to the English? Our early versions had English romanizations printed beside the characters, but since the characters are difficult to translate without explanation and the meanings are often personal, we removed it so you can explain what it means to you when people ask.

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Chinese philosophy originates in the Spring and Autumn period and Warring States period, during a period known as the "Hundred Schools of Thought", which was characterized by significant intellectual and cultural developments. Although much of Chinese philosophy begins in the Warring States period, elements of Chinese philosophy have existed for several thousand years; some can be found in the Yi Jing (the Book of Changes), an ancient compendium of divination, which dates back to at least 672 BCE. It was during the Warring States era that what Sima Tan termed the major philosophical schools of China: Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism (Taoism), arose, along with philosophies that later fell into obscurity, like Agriculturalism, Mohism, Chinese Naturalism, and the Logicians.

Buddhism until the 4th century A.D had little impact on China but in the 4th century its teachings hybridized with those of Daoism. Buddhism brought to China the idea of many hells, where sinners went, but the deceased sinners souls could be saved by pious acts. Since Chinese traditional thought focused more on ethics rather than metaphysics, the merging of Buddhist and Daoist concepts developed several schools distinct from the originating Indian schools.

Chinese culture  is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago. The area over which the culture prevails covers a large geographical region in East Asia and is extremely diverse and varying, with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even towns as well.

Chinese civilization is historically considered the dominant culture of East Asia. With China being one of the earliest ancient civilizations, Chinese culture exerts profound influence on the philosophy, virtue, etiquette, and traditions of Asia to date. Chinese language, ceramics, architecture, music, dance, literature, martial arts, cuisine, visual arts, philosophy, business etiquette, religion, politics, and history have global influence, while its traditions and festivals are also celebrated, instilled, and practiced by people around the world.

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Feng shui (Chinese: 風水) also known as Chinese geomancy, is a practice originating from ancient China, which uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English. Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). Feng shui practice discusses architecture in terms of an "invisible force" that binds the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as Qi (pronounced as chee).

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Calendar of Events

NOTICE: Please check with each event before attending. COVID-19 restrictions have affected most all gatherings and classes, so the events in this list may have been cancelled or rescheduled for a later date.


July 7-11, 2024
Silent Qigong retreat, July 7 to July 11, 2024, Montreal Canada. Visit Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal website at www.ignatiancentremtl.org for more information and registration.


September 1-11, 2024
Spiritual Qigong Trip To Bali: Going with the Flow with Jessica and Ray Kolbe
Trip details here: https://spirit.tours/tour/bali-jessica-kolbe/
Bali is commonly known as the Island of the Gods because of the devout spiritual practices of the Balinese people. On this sacred journey, you’ll visit Sanur Beach, Candi Dasa Beach, and Ubud (Bali’s cultural center). Experience a wonderful Ramayana Kecak performance on Candi Dasa’s gorgeous oceanfront. Enjoy a beautiful rice-field sunrise walk, and snorkeling in a blue lagoon. You’ll participate in Qigong and Yoga practices each day and a special Balinese ceremony every morning, and experience inner peace. Thanks to unique connections, this journey provides special access to sites and temples that few tourists can experience. Open your soul to the deep spirituality that prevails throughout the island. Join us for an in-depth experience that touches the heart of Bali and the heart of your ultimate dreams forever.


November 22-24, 2024
We will cover four Chi Healing workshops in three days.
In the Clear Healing workshop, students learn Absorbing, Building, Emitting, & Healing with Chi. Training Includes sensing, interpreting, balancing, Healing specific injuries & illness with Chi. By the end, students are able to use these methods to heal others without physical contact. Maryville, TN. More info at www.chihealingworkshop.com/clearchihealing-workshop


 

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Acupuncture/Bodywork

Acupuncture Today

Printed and Digital newsletter with up-to-date news and articles about acupuncture. For professionals and students. www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/home.php


Birth Body Wisdom

Do you want more than pain relief? Do you want to grow into your Authentic Self? Using a combination of Biodynamic Osteopathy + Nourishing Life Acupuncture, the BodyMindSpirit harmonizes with the Embryonic Creation Fields/Birth Body Blueprints for your life, the Mid tide and Long tide, and Spirit Points through Dynamic Stillness. I do in person sessions and Long Distance Sessions. www.nourishinglife.info


ShiatsuWorks

Bodywork for health and harmony. Mary Jane Pullen, Licensed Massage Therapist, has trained in Shiatsu, Tui-na, medical Qigong and Sound Healing. Sessions are designed to restore, achieve and maintain physical vitality and heart/mind clarity supporting greater ease and joy in daily living. www.shiatsuworks.org


Daoism/Philosophy

Flow with the Dao Publications

Learning to Flow with the Dao: The 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching, interpretation by Nori Muster. https://surrealist.org/iching/


Daniel Reid

A bestselling author and a leading expert on eastern philosophy and medicine. He has written numerous books and magazine articles on various aspects of Asian self-health and self-healing practices, and has established an international reputation for the practical efficacy of his traditional approach to modern health problems. Focusing particularly on Chinese medicine and ancient Taoist health and longevity systems. www.danreid.org


Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage

Founded in 1994. Residential facility. Qigong, sustainable gardening, meditation to refine practice. Chinese herbal medicine, daoist healing skills to harmonize chronic disorders. P.O. Box 9224, Moscow Idaho 83843. Tel: (208) 285-0123. www.gvdaoisthermitage.org


Qigong & Daoist Training Center

Daoist training center leading to ordination as an American Dragon Gate Lineage priest, a branch of the Longmen Quanzhen Daoism, established in 2006. Qigong & Daoist trainings in zuowang meditation, reciting Daoist scriptures (in English), and focus on silence and solitude as part of the three-year training period. Membership is open to Lay Members of varying levels of training and commitments.Visit qigongdragon.com for more info or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://qigongdragon.com


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Feng Shui Institute

International resource & research center for the promotion of traditional Chinese Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology. www.feng-shui-institute.org


The Hidden Energies Behind Feng Shui

A cutting edge book sure to intrigue. It shows how our thoughts interacting with the subatomic particle field manifest the cures in feng shui. This is the first book to explain how this ancient earth science actually influences us mentally, emotionally and physically to improve our health and prosperity. From White Tiger and Blue Dragon to Sacred Geometry, crop circles, Tesla, ley lines and more. www.quantumfengshui.org


qi encyclopedia.com

Qi Encyclopedia offers a platform of 108 serious articles from multiple points of view of that elusive, profound—and even perhaps ultimately indefinable concept Qi (氣). http://qi-encyclopedia.com/


Taiji/Qigong

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

What does NCCIH do? We conduct and support research and provide information about complementary health products and practices. www.nccih.nih.gov/health/tai-chi-what-you-need-to-know


Blue Heron Tai Chi

Master Jesse Tsao. News and upcoming events, current classes, blogs, online store. http://blueherontaichi.com


Qigong & Daoist Training Center

Annual qigong and Daoist retreat by Shifu Michael (Lichangdao) in Northern California. Trainings in qigong, circle walking, Daoist Zuowang meditation, tea ceremony and poetry, Daoist priest ordination and other retreat practices. Special topic: interreligious dialogue between Daoism and Catholic mystical tradition. https://qigongdragon.com/


Gentle Qigong for Health (柔和養生氣功)

I have created this site to help my students as they practice the Qigong exercises that are taught in my classes. I have created video clips of the warm-ups and exercise sets and placed them on the following pages of this site. Video recordings of my Qigong and Taiji classes are available on the site. I hope you find them useful. Remember, move slowly, move gently, and breathe. ​Kevin Siddons, Ed.D. www.gentleqigong.net


National Qigong Association

Since 1996, the NQA is the premier non-profit membership organization for all types of qigong schools and enthusiasts, and offers annual conferences and qigong ­certification. http://www.nqa.org/


Qigong Research & Practice Center

Kenneth S. Cohen, internationally renowned Qigong Master and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine, offers comprehensive instruction in Qigong, Tai Chi, and Chinese Inner Martial Arts. Classes, consultations and workshops offered in Colorado and throughout North America. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.qigonghealing.com


The M.S.C.P.- Mental Screen Conditioning Process

A low impact 16-exercise Routine to regulate the mind stillness to develop Shen. It reveals and attunes vital energy to essence (Jing), developing a vibrant Qi intertwined to the void of the Dao. The practitioner will "flow" within Original Energy (Yuan Qi)—the unalienable right from birth—beyond time and space to rediscover how positive emotions resonate with their own negative value within a measurement scale, without ever having intended. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Traditional Wu Yuxiang Family Practice

For information on the traditional Wu Yuxiang family practice and Master Zhong Zhenshan of Beijing, who is both a descendent Wu Yuxiang family member and a principal representative of the original Wu Yuxiang family old frame practice, and his senior students in Iowa, Indiana, and Arizona, please make contact via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Redding Tai Chi

Redding Tai Chi teaches Yang family Long Form, Push Hands (Tui shou), and San Shou (two person set). For class information please check our website: www.reddingtaichi.com


Marie Theriault

Five Element Qigong Class with a focus on cancer recovery and survivorship. Can be done seated if needed. Beginners are welcome and everyone can benefit. Come experience the peaceful, ­healing energy of Qigong. Register or ask questions here at our website. www.FlowingRiverQigongandYoga.com


healthywayswithsean

We specialize in meditation and tai chi. We look for alternative ways to bring our health coaching to the local area. www.healthywayswithsean.com


Clear Tai Chi

The mission of Clear Tai Chi is to fuel a revolution in Tai Chi Instruction based on the pursuit of function, not choreography, not philosophy. We want principles and methods that produce results, not just more techniques and sets. https://www.cleartaichi.com/


Marshall Arts

Northern Wu Style Taiji, Qigong and Neigong traditional teachings in Dublin, Ireland. David Marshall is ranked as Chief Instructor in Yin Cheng Taiji and has been teaching and training for 22 years continuing on a lineage of traditional Wu Style Taiji from Grandmaster Jeffrey J Giuffre and Grandmaster Wang Pei Sheng. David was inducted into the Yin Cheng Family in 2012 as Disciple Long Zhan by Master Wang Nai Xiang son of the late Wang Pei Sheng. David is also certified as a Master Qigong practitioner by Monk In Sung Choi of Korea since 2017. https://www.ancientmasters.ie/


Taichitao.tv

Master Waysun Liao’s hub for online streaming of Taichi videos and class recordings. Learn step-by-step how to feel, restore, and strengthen your life energy. Choose live classes, recorded workshops, interviews, Tao talks, and form demonstrations. Choose your own learning level, pace, and style! No subscription necessary. www.taichitao.tv


Earth Balance Tai Chi

School of Chen Tai Chi, Qigong, Hibernating Bear and Taoist meditation based on the Isle of Wight in the UK. Teaching weekly classes globally online via Zoom and video on demand classes, along with community classes and workshops in Ryde and Newport on the island. With owner and instructor, Nicola. https://earthbalance-taichi.com/


Healing with Qigong

Gain a clear understanding of how Qigong healing works to heal body, mind, and soul simultaneously. The human body is complex, yet it operates extremely efficiently. Qi is everywhere, within and outside the body, extending through space--forming the entire universe. All material things, including stars, planets, trees, buildings, rocks, furniture, and our own bodies--everything--was formed from the same universal vibrational energy--Qi. Material things are simply more condensed forms of Qi compared to less condensed forms like space. The Qi field is a macrocosm. The different frequencies of Qi support each other. Everything is connected. Our bodies use Qi energy to thrive. We make vitamin D using sun Qi. And our bodies give back--plants breathe in the carbon dioxide that we breathe out. Qigong healings help the body assimilate and circulate more Qi, removing energy blockages--the root cause of all human illness. Visit to learn how simple it is to heal with Qigong. www.Healingwithqigong.com


Kung Fu and Tai Chi

Glenn Wilson’s Martial Arts Academy – Orlando, Florida.
Pai Lum Tao – The way of the White Dragon is a time tested Martial Arts System/Style. It has traditional roots that transcends our modern times and needs. For those looking for traditional values, internal as well as external health, lethal self defense, beautiful athletic movement coupled with teachings of honor – loyalty & courage! www.glennwilsonsmartialarts.com


Insight Publishing

Publishing Qi: The Journal of Traditional Chinese Health & Fitness (aka Qi Journal) since 1991. Large online catalog of educational books, videos, herbs, and hand-crafted gifts for Taiji-Qigong-TCM practitioners. www.qi-journal.com



 

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