2017 was quite a year and was full of incredible advancements in our school and with our art. This post recaps the eight significant developments of the year.
1. App Launch
At the end of 2016, we launched our Mobile App for Apple and Android phones. In 2017 we saw our users download and use the app, book classes, and get notifications about classes and events at the center. Our App has become a source for communication and bookings.
We were proud to now have an excellent commercial for our center. This video helps better express and market what we do at our center. Our students and teachers gave an impressive demonstration of the skills their building a Shaolin Life, and we thank everyone for their participation.
3. Major Website Updates
We have renovated our website making it easier to learn about us, book classes and buy merchandise. We also worked hard to make the site faster, more secure and mobile friendly. Prospective students can also book directly from our Facebook page or from searching for us on Google.
In June our parent organization Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies put on the 3rd Annual Maui Qi Fest. 2017 was the first Qi Fest were we were the official sponsor and organizing body. It was a great success as we brought together Top Notch teachers giving lessons in Qigong, Kung Fu, Dance and Tai Chi. If you missed the Maui Qi Fest this year, sign up for 2018. Can’t come to Maui? We are also holding a Virtual Qi Fest in February.
This year Shaolin Life gave four scholarships to deserving yet underserved local children. For the first time, we held a small fundraiser @ the Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies 501c3 to help fund some of our scholarship program for tuition and uniforms. We not only met but exceeded our goal of $500 and raised $660. Special Thanks to all those that gave and shared our work
We were also blessed with a special grant from Mal Warwick Donordigital thanks to the hard work of our student and Shaolin Life Elder Jesse Kelsey for his work getting the grant. This grant allowed our program to do many of the things on this list and we are very thankful.
Our center is not for profit, and our teachers volunteer their time to share this art. If you value our offerings, you can donate at any time. All donations are tax deductible. Ask your employer about contribution matching programs.
(Bonus) Shaolin Temple China Trip
In September Master Sheldon took a pilgrimage to the Shaolin Temple and studied with Master Wunan Feng of the Wugulun Lineage. He and our sister school, The Village with Master Gus Gates, traveled to far Hunan in the city of Dengfeng visiting the famed Shaolin Temple, Chen Village, and the Loman Grottos. Master Sheldon has brought back deep and rare training methods and concepts he learned including ChanWuYi (Meditation, Martial Arts, Health, and Wellness) which galvanizes all that we do at Shaolin Life. Learn the profound skills we teach at Shaolin Life
Shaolin Life @ Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies is proud to announce our new online store with awesome Shirts, Hoodies, Shoes, and Uniforms. You can now order everything online and have it shipped to your door. Special thanks for the hard work of the Shaolin Life Team creating this amazing new store.
2017 was an amazing Qi Fest. The growth, learning, and awareness of this event were off the chart. We learned traditional Chinese medical concepts and Qigong with fun dance and songs from Dr. Love. We learned complex rhythms and movements of Indian Odissi dance and the connections to Kung Fu, Qigong. We explored Shaolin Kung Fu and its energetic principles and forms. We flowed with Tai Chi Movements and push-hands exercises. Don’t miss next years event
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We are proud to announce our new Shaolin Life Logo. We have had subtle iterations over the last several years but after a long process and branding exercise for not only Shaolin life but our parent organization Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies. Today we reveal both logos. With out further ado…
There is lots to do but it is not possible to do them all at once. In Kung Fu we are forced to give full focus to the move at hand and slowly build skills so that our minds are free to address the now of a situation. The system pre engineers options based off past experience so that we may choose to retreat, neutralize or complete.
I am beginning to apply this to other aspects of life, focusing on building skill through time and hard work, use past experience to engineer a natural system of optional responses, stay present and with that feedback retreat, neutralize or complete then repeat what was just done.
This class focuses on improving flexibility, range of motion, and balance at any level. Whether you’re looking to stretch out after a good Kung Fu class or are trying to get deepen your splits. We utilize active, dynamic, static and isometric stretches from kung fu/qigong, yoga, dance, and gymnastics approaches.
Grandmaster Ping Zhen Cheng is a rare lineage carrier of Zen, Tibetan & Taoist systems, he is the founder of Taichizen International, a network of more than 50 centers throughout the US and Asia teaching a modern holistic mind-body integrative system promoting the principles of “Enlightenment Living” utilizing “Taichizen” & “Mingxin Yoga” as tools.
Enhance your internal understanding and awareness with: Taichizen Fundamentals with Master Ping Zhen Cheng
Taichizen contains a simple 18 mins daily drill that utilizes 5 postures of mind-body-spirit re-alignment in standing, sitting, floor, walking & free styles through utilizing 3 basic vertical energy lines & 7 spiraling loops, one learns to manifest multiple mind-body Mandela figures for the balance & transformation of energy, emotion &consciousness.
Deepen your Meditation Practice with Heart of Zen Meditation with Master Ping Zhen Cheng
Meditation and writings of Zen will be taught and practiced, including the classic the “Heart Sutra”. A classical meditation from Tiantai Buddhism-the 6 steps of Breathing Observation will be used as a tool to contemplate the teachings of Zen in the depth of the psych: counting, following, pausing, observing, returning and being. The steps will be taught and practiced in details
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One Day: $90
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