September 21 & 23, 2012
Jaya Kula welcomes Liu Ming for a weekend of Dharma Talks
Friday September 21: Meditation versus Distraction Smackdown!
What is meditation? Can distraction and its ultimate expression – trance – help you to wake up? The view from Chinese Daoism and Tibetan Buddhism.
7pm – 9pm $15 suggested donation.
More if you can, less if you can’t.
Sunday September 23:
9AM - noon: TCM and Diet (OCOM)
How diet and the vision of human health developed in medieval China and the importance of diet in successful healing with traditional Chinese medicine.
2PM – 5pm: Divining Who?
Location: Kashi House – 3650 SE 26th Ave. Portland, OR 97202
Ming will give an additional talk on Saturday, September 22nd from 1-4pm at OCAM on early Chinese medicine and its roots in Shamanism.
Meet Liu Ming
Liu Ming is a Euro-American who has studied Asian culture, history and religion for nearly half a century. During that time he has had the great good fortune to meet, study and practice with several accomplished Tibetan and Chinese adepts from whom he learned Tantric Buddhist and Daoist meditation, ritual, yoga and neigong. His lifelong interest in Asia has also lead to decades of study of traditional Chinese astrology, medicine and divination arts. Ming holds a degree in Asian Aesthetics from Antioch University.
In 1984, Ming became the founding director of a college of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California and served on its faculty for twelve years. He has taught Continuing Education for Licensed Acupuncturists in the State of California for nearly twenty years.
He is the founding director and principal teacher at Da Yuan Circle, founded in 1994. In the last thirty years as a teacher, he has offered instruction in Buddhist and Daoist meditation, ritual, contemplative and practical alchemy.
Ming is the author of Dragon’s Play (1991) and a translation of the Yijing entitled Changing Zhouyi: The Heart of the Yijing (2005). He is currently at work on a translation and commentary of Laozi: Daodejing. He has also contributed to a number of academic and popular journals.
Along with his teaching and writing work, Liu Ming serves as a traditional Chinese astrology and fengshui consultant.