Sheng Zhen is found in the heart of every human being as a seed waiting to be watered and nourished. Once Sheng Zhen is experienced in the heart, it is seen everywhere. There is nowhere that it does not exist, for the very fabric of existence is Sheng Zhen.
What is Sheng Zhen?
Sheng Zhen (pronounced “shung jen”) is the highest and most sacred truth. It can be translated into English as "Open Heart" or "Unconditional Love." It is a state of being that can only be understood when the busy mind comes to rest peacefully in the space of an open and loving heart. When the heart is open, the mind naturally calms down, and one automatically enters into the natural state of perfect well-being.
What is Qi?
Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the origin and essence of life. It is the life force energy that animates all things. Qi and Unconditional Love are always connected, never separate. When we gather qi, we are gathering love, the strongest and best medicine.
What is Sheng Zhen Meditation?
Sheng Zhen Meditation is a method of self-healing, often referred to as "practices of Unconditional Love." It involves a series of moving and non-moving meditations, all designed to remove stagnant or negative energy and gather positive healing energy (qi). The movements and contemplations of Sheng Zhen Meditation help re-create that deep sense of inner peace we experienced as small children. As the body softens, and negative emotions are released, one experiences a feeling of perfect harmony with the universe.
Sheng Zhen Meditation has three functions. It strengthens the body, calms the mind by removing negative emotions, and opens the heart. With regular practice, one experiences a renewed sense of joy and purpose, a deeper understanding of life, and more compassion for oneself and others.
How Does Sheng Zhen Meditation Work?
The practice is comprised of gentle, graceful, healing movements and contemplations that stimulate the body's life force energy (qi), producing a deep sense of inner-peace and well-being. Practicing the slow, rhythmic and symmetrical movements of Sheng Zhen Meditation promotes healing unique to each person, and can accelerate other (traditional) healing processes as well. Consistent, dedicated practice harmonizes the body, calms the mind and the emotions, and increases overall confidence, and a general sense of well-being. Ultimately, one can experience a sense of merging with the universe: a feeling of open-hearted Unconditional Love, acceptance, and joy.