Chi Nei Tsang Curriculum

Nyung NeKhadro Foundation Chi Nei Tsang
Level I
Iron Shirt Chi Kung
The Six Healing SoundsKhadro Chi Nei Tsang Global Body Attitude Level IIHealing Love
The Inner SmileKhadro Chi Nei Tsang Emotional Processing Level IIITao Yin
The Microcosmic Orbit MeditationMaster Li Jun FengFusion of the Five Elements

Nyung Ne
The Chenrezig Fasting Retreat (Nyung-Ne) is a powerful practice for purification, healing and developing compassion. It is an intense two-day retreat, which involves living in the Eight Mahayana Precepts, making prostrations and offerings, meditating on loving-kindness, compassion and bodhicitta (Chenrezig is the Buddha of Compassion). The first day there is one meal only. The second day, there is no eating, talking or drinking.

Many people don't have time to do long retreat, but Nyung-ne is just two days and it is so powerful that many eons of negative karma get purified in that time.

All Healing Tao classes must be taken in a progressive sequence to ensure that students receive a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Healing Tao.

The Six Healing Sounds
This meditation will help you learn to reduce the stress on your body through the use of specific arm movements and sound vibrations, helping you to cleanse and detoxify the organs. Learning to reduce the stress on your body will provide you with more energy during the day and a sounder sleep throughout the night.

The Inner Smile
This practice is the prelude to every Healing Tao meditation because it allows you to achieve deep relaxation in a very short time.

The Microcosmic Orbit Meditation
This meditation is the foundation of the Healing Tao system. When you have learned the Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, you will be able to move energy up your spine and down the front of your body. With repeated practice, you'll begin to experience your own self-healing power, circulating your life-force energy freely through these two channels. You will also learn Chi Self-Massage, which is rejuvenating and invigorating to the face, organs, and glands.

Successful completion of The Microcosmic Orbit Class is a prerequisite for the classes listed below.

Khadro Foundation Chi Nei Tsang Level I
At this level, students learn to recognize, differentiate, and manipulate the different internal organs and to understand their function. Upon completion of this level, students will be proficient in the techniques required to perform a complete treatment to cleanse, detoxify, and revitalize the large and small intestines, respiratory system, liver, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system, pancreas, stomach, internal system of mesentery, peritoneum, omentum, and suspensory ligaments. Benefits derived for clients from this level of treatment include better digestion, relief of abdominal pain, regulation of elimination, relief from chronic headaches, and improvement in rest and sleep patterns.
Students will learn the Theory of Taoist Cosmology; the Laws governing Ying and Yang and the Eight Principles; the Law of Five Elements; and the difference between healing and curing.
Students will also learn the principles of Chi Kung, Bone Breathing, Taoist Meditation (Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds and Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Bone Packing, and Buddha Palms). These meditations and Chi Kung are required to help carry and generate the energy during treatments.
Upon completion of the above requirements, a student becomes a certified practitioner and is awarded a Level I Practitioner Certificate, which qualifies the individual to provide treatment at this level to clients.
Required hours to complete the Level I Practitioner course:
1. Participate in two Fundamentals of Chi Nei Tsang 50-hour seminars: 100 hours
2. Chi Nei Tsang Anatomy Weekend: 15 hours
3. Complete and document 100 case studies: 100 hours
4. Receive 8-10 Chi Nei Tsang treatments from a certified practitioner: 8-10 hours
5. Attend Sexual Chi Kung practice workshop: 15 hours
6. Participate in supervised practice classes: 10-15 hours
Total required for Level I: 260 hours
Khadro Chi Nei Tsang Global Body Attitude Level II
With the Global Body Attitude, students learn to see and work with the internal patterns of tension and to identify these patterns in themselves and in their clients. These patterns of tension normally manifest in the body as misalignments of the external structure - neck, spine, hips, ankles, and so on. Students will become proficient with breath and breathing patterns and become aware of the flow of the acupuncture meridian system and the movement of chi, blood, and fluids. Students will learn to experience and use breath as the "motor" that enables and regulates metabolic functions, as well as determining the structure and movement of the body. Benefits derived for clients from this level oftreatment include expansion of breathing capacity, reduction in the level of chronic pain and structural problems, and better preparation for and recovery from surgical interventions.
Students will become skilled in spontaneously using Space and Boundary Chi Kung to balance their inner and outer physical, mental, and emotional space. This will help them to render negative influences harmless and enhance positive aspects conducive to resolving issues for themselves and their clients.
Upon completion of the above requirements, a practitioner becomes a certified Level II Practitioner and is awarded a Level II Practitioner Certificate. This certificate qualifies the student to provide more complete Level II treatments.
Required hours to complete the Level II Practitioner course:
1. Carry forward 260 hours from Fundamentals: 260 hours
2. Attend two 50-hour Global Body Attitude seminars (structural): 100 hours
3. Complete and document 100 case studies (in addition to Level I case studies): 100 hours
4. Receive 8-10 treatments from a certified Level II practitioner: 8-10 hours
5. Practice classes supervised by a certified Level II or Level III practitioner: 10-15 hours
6. Attend workshop on Fusion of the Five Elements: 15 hours
7. Participate in Iron Shirt Chi Kung workshop: 15 hours
Khadro Chi Nei Tsang Emotional Processing Level III
Students at this level learn to help their clients release deep-seated emotional charges safely. They will learn to see the relationship between the Five Elements and Emotions and be able to apply the Taoist concept for the Psychology of Healing, and will gain an understanding of how the Five Elements and the Psychology of Healing are interconnected. This understanding will enable them readily to discern patterns and sites where clients' emotional charges are held, and to map those patterns and sites. With this expertise, they will be able to guide their clients to release these emotional charges safely and confidently.
Students will further learn the different kinds of touch ("peace" and "power") that elicit different healing responses. This allows them to connect with clients in meaningful ways to facilitate the feeling of safety while going through the emotional release process. This level of mastery and integration of Chi Kung meditation and the Fusion of the Five Elements meditation lets the students stay grounded while helping clients go through the often fearsome process of discharging their negative emotions and energy - an essential prerequisite for a successful treatment.
Upon completion of the above requirements, a practitioner is awarded a Level III Practitioner Certificate. This certificate entitles them to provide treatments at the most advanced level.
Required hours to complete the Level III Practitioner course:
1. Carry forward 520 hours from previous two levels: 520 hours
2. Attend two 50-hour Emotional Processing seminars: 100 hours
3. Receive 20 treatments from a certified Level III practitioner: 20 hours
4. Participate in practitioner's practice classes (teacher-supervised): 40 hours
5. Apprenticeship with certified teacher: 70 hours
6. Attend Fusion of the Five Elements II meditation class: 20 hours
Total required for Level III: 770 hours

Iron Shirt Chi Kung
This standing Chi Kung meditation teaches principles that will help you to become well-rooted and grounded to the nurturing energy of the Earth as you continue your spiritual journey. Performing this meditation daily for five to ten minutes will increase the energy available to you.

Master Chia selected the six postures that form the basis of Iron Shirt Chi Kung I for their rapid benefits to the organs, tendons and bones. These exercises are sometimes referred to as "internal aerobics," since they increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the cells without increasing stress on the heart. They were originally intended to help martial artists create an inner armor to protect their internal organs from injury.

The pre-requisite for taking the Iron Shirt Training is the Tao Basic Foundation Class; Inner Smile, Healing Sounds and Microcosmic Orbit, as you will run the energy through the Microcosmic Orbit.
The practice of Iron Shirt Chi Kung helps maintain the body’s internal pressure. A healthy internal pressure gives shape to the body, for instance depression collapses the shape of the individual’s body and he or she will appear to be slumped over and you may see this also in his or her facial expression; or with someone who is very angry the way the body is held rigid and perhaps controlled, ready to explode.  These are two examples of disturbed internal pressure.  
According to Ancient Taoist Masters the body needs to maintain a 14.7 pounds per square inch pressure for us to enjoy good health and mental and emotional well-being. 
The three layers of fasciae around the body cavity that contains our organs must attain/maintain this 14.7 pounds per square inch in order for us to be well and healthy.  When this pressure is lost, we become sick.  Breathing helps maintain this pressure; when we inhale longer the pressure increases.  Iron Shirt Chi Kung postures promote a healthy internal pressure to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Generally speaking, the chi pressure of young or healthy people is higher and when we get sick we lose this pressure; so when we are able to increase this internal pressure we recover the health of the individual.  
Iron Shirt Chi Kung helps us build a strong inner structure. When we do the different postures of Iron Shirt we can actually bring back a healthy pressure to our internal organs, our brain and also to our sexual organs.  A healthy pressure is required for our heart, organs and brain to function in a healthy fashion.
Iron Shirt Chi Kung does have a martial arts application, but our goal in learning this practice is to help us circulate and contain our chi efficiently. This will enable us to enjoy better health and wellbeing; giving us the freedom to choose to use this energy for spiritual practices to help us feel more grounded, present and available.

Healing Love: Cultivation of Sexual Energy
In this meditation practice you will learn to derive extra energy from your own life force by consciously controlling what your reproductive organs do. This practice will allow you to move and use your sexual energy to the benefit of your entire body. Upon learning this practice, you will be able to conserve and transform sexual energy using the channels of the Microcosmic Orbit.

Learning this practice will also enhance your sexual experience by enabling you to develop a true exchange of energy with a partner, as well as increasing your memory and attaining a state "beyond orgasm." Additional benefits for women are shortened menstrual periods and reduction (and, in some cases, cessation) of menstrual cramps. For women in their menopausal years, it can reduce or eliminate the discomforts associated with this time of life. Regardless of your sexual preference and whether or not you are in a relationship, you will benefit from this practice.

Tao Yin
Tao Yin is a form of Taoist Yoga. It contains a wide variety of movements from many Yoga systems. These exercises help you to conduct and circulate energy so that it becomes refreshed, attuned, adjusted and regenerated.

An important aspect of Tao Yin is that it can be performed both in an active or relaxed mode. During the relaxation phase, the student learns to use his or her intent to guide the chi to the location where healing is needed. During the active phase of the practice, the student learns to release tensions in the part of the body that needs the release. This facilitates and accelerates the healing process.

Once you relax, your breath becomes deeper and more natural. You can then learn to absorb nutrition from the air and the surrounding energy to provide each cell with the fresh vitality of the universal force. This practice will enable you to relieve energy stagnation. All the Tao Yin movements are based on ancient spiritual practices used by Taoist Monks. Through the gradual process of Tao Chi cultivation, your body energy is transformed into spiritual energy.

Fusion of the Five Elements

Fusion of the Five Elements is the beginning of Inner Alchemy, utilizing our felt sense to manage the energies of our inner universe so that we may connect to the tremendous energy of the universe beyond the body. We may use this energy for self healing, day-to-day living and for attaining spiritual goals.

The Fusion meditation enables us to manage the generation and flow of emotional, mental and physical energies within our body. The practice teaches us how to locate and dissolve the negative energies hidden inside our body.

The Taoist Five Element Theory, helps us to connect to the five outer senses eyes, tongue, mouth, nose, ears - and the Five major emotions - anger, hate, worry, sadness, and fear. Once the negative emotion is identified with the organ it is stored in, it can be managed and transformed using the Fusion meditation.    Negative emotions are neither suppressed nor expressed instead they are fodder for increasing our energy levels. So  negative energy is brought to specific points in the body where it is easily neutralized, purified, and then transformed back into our original creative energy.

The great secret of crystallizing and storing our original transformed energy in a mysterious pearl is revealed for the first time in the Fusion alchemical formula. This pearl is the essence of our life force energy, or Chi. It is central to nourishing the physical body, and later to nourishing the soul, or energy body. In more advanced Fusion practice, our soul/energy body becomes very manageable and its power can be balanced, strengthened and expanded to connect with the essence of the Earth and Star energies.

The Fusion of 'the Five Elements practice is the essential first step toward complete emotional and spiritual development. 

Fusion of the Five Elements I
The student learns to transform negative emotions into positive energy. In this practice of internal alchemy, the student learns to transform the negative emotions of worry, sadness, cruelty, anger, and fear into pure, positive energy. This process is accomplished by identifying the source of the negative emotions within the five organs of the body. Once the excessive energy of the emotions is filtered out of the organs, a state of psycho-physical balance is restored. Freed of negative emotions, the pure energy of the five organs is crystallized into a radiant pearl or crystal ball. The pearl is circulated in the body and attracts to itself energy from external sources - universal energy, cosmic particle energy, and earth energy. The pearl plays a central role in the development and nourishment of the soul or energy body. The energy body is then nourished with the pure (virtue) energy of the five organs.

Fusion of the Five Elements and Cleansing of the Organs I, II, and III
These comprise the second formula of the Taoist Yoga Meditation of Internal Alchemy. At this level, you will learn how the five elements (earth, metal, fire, wood, and water) and their corresponding organs (spleen, lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys) interact with one another in three distinct ways - producing and combining the different energies, strengthening the organs, and increasing the function of the endocrine system. The fusion practice combines the energies of the five elements and their corresponding emotions into one harmonious whole.

Master Li Jun Feng
Master Li's Chi Kung is a fluid, moving Chi Kung, it is movement in meditation. It feels like ballet, you move because the chi is moving and all your movements are effortless.

People of all physical condition and level of fitness can learn it quickly and benefit from removing blockages through the energy systems of the body.

Master Li used to be the director of a very prestigeous martial arts group in Beijing until he felt he was called by the divine to give up his profession as a martial artist and to devote his life to help mankind become better attuned to their own bodies.