Sacred Mountain Summer Retreat 2024


Heiner Fruehauf and Master Wang Qingyu
Qigong, Chinese Medicine, Daoist Moxibustion, and Chinese Tea Arts
With Heiner Fruehauf, Wang Qingyu, Zou Hui, and Yang Tailun
September 8-22, 2024

Organized by Heron Institute
Study at Puzhao Buddhist Temple at Mt. Qingcheng, Sichuan Province

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.

Dr. 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 year’s program is primarily designed for students and practitioners with an existing background in the Jinjing Qigong system. Various movement, walking and meditation forms will be reviewed and deepened every morning and evening. Another focus of this year’s trip will be a comprehensive introduction to the Hetu Luoshu system of moxibustion, a forgotten therapeutic system of Daoist medicine.

The program has purposefully been designed around the sacred mountains of China. Since time immemorial, the lush “yin” quality of the valleys of Hubei and Sichuan, 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 2024 retreat
  • Nourishing Life Practices
  • A Comprehensive Introduction to the Hetu Luoshu System of Daoist Moxibustion
  • An Introduction to the Intricacies of Tea Philosophy and the Enjoyment of Tea
Sacred Mountain Summer Retreat

Learn more about the 2024 retreat and submit your application!

Heron Institute for Life Science