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Presence | A Natural State of Being
With Dr. Michael Sweeney
Program Host: Vicki Dello Joio
September 9, 2021


 

We can gain—or lose—our center within a single breath. 

So how do we maintain presence in each moment of our lives?

What does it truly mean to be present? Is this an active or passive state of being?  And how does Qigong provide us with the opportunity to achieve presence—with others, ourselves, and the world (crazy or not) at large? 

From a natural state of being (the Daoist concept of zírán 自然) obstacles become opportunity, reactivity resolves, and we can find authenticity in self and others.

Join us for a chat on (and direct experience of) this state through posture, breath, and intention—experiencing true presence within your connection between Heaven and Earth.  


Dr. Michael Sweeney DTCM, DMQ, LAc. Is a practicing Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medical Qigong Doctor (PRC), licensed physician in both the US and China, and a Chinese Medicine consultant Dr. Sweeney is also Dàoshi 道士 (ordained Daoist) in two ancestral Dàoist lineages of China.

Practicing within the Quánzhēn 全真 Dàoist lineage (Lóng ménpài 龙门派), he is head abbot of the Temple of the Luminous Heart (明心宫).

An International teacher of Medical Qigong, Chinese Medicine Theory, and Daoism, Dr. Sweeney is known for blending deep knowledge and insight with levity and playfulness. 

He is currently Director of Academics and Master Instructor at Red Thread International Qigong Institute in the U.S.A.

Dr. Sweeney is also Director of Communications for the United States Daoist Association, is on the Board of Directors of the National Qigong Association (NQA), and has served the organization as Vice President. He currently serves as Deputy Chair on the Board.

Dr. Sweeney can be found teaching Qigong and Chinese Medicine internationally to both medical professionals and inspired individuals looking for personal health & well being. Dr. Sweeney can be found teaching Qigong and Chinese Medicine internationally to both medical professionals and inspired individuals looking for personal health and well being.


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