Sacred Mountain Summer Retreat 2023


image of Heiner Fruehauf, Liu Lihong, Tao Fuquan, and Wang Qingyu
Qigong, Chinese Medicine, and the Classical Arts
With Heiner Fruehauf, Liu Lihong, Gao Fuquan, and Wang Qingyu
August 13-30, 2023

Organized by Heron Institute
Study in Dali, Yunnan Province and at Puzhao Buddhist Temple at Mt. Qingcheng, Sichuan Province
48+ NCCAOM PDA Credits pending

Traditional culture is being rediscovered as an immensely rich fountain of personal and scientific inspiration.

China is one of the world’s great quarries of traditional knowledge. Chinese wisdom, however, is highly personalized and can rarely be found in an institutionalized setting. It is still primarily through oral transmission that the gnostic arts and sciences of China are passed on.

Prof. Heiner Fruehauf created the Sacred Mountain Retreat Program in 1994 to facilitate a direct contact to this source, and has been bringing motivated groups to China ever since. This will be our first opportunity to return to China since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The Sacred Mountain Retreat program has purposefully been designed around the sacred mountains of China. Since time immemorial, the lush “yin” quality of the Yunnan and Sichuan valleys, marked by cascading waterfalls and an abundance of herbal foliage, and the commanding “yang” presence of 18,000-25,000 ft. peaks has attracted many seekers of the Way. Even the legendary Yellow Emperor himself is said to have traveled to Western China to seek instruction from local hermits. Due to the protected setting of these sites, many traditional arts have survived more unscathed here than anywhere else in China.

Three areas of focus for the 2023 retreat
  • Nourishing Life Practices
  • An Immersive Introduction to the Cultural Background of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • A Synthesis of Heiner’s Life Work on the Cosmology and Symbolism of Chinese Medicine
Sacred Mountain Summer Retreat

Learn more about the 2023 retreat and submit your application!

Heron Institute for Life Science