STQI Downtown Toronto School

Meditation & Ch’an Workshop Classes in Toronto

admin | 07 August 2014 | STQI Toronto Workshops | | 0 Comments   

What: Shaolin Meditation & Ch’an Philosophy Workshop
When: Sunday, September 14th from 6pm to 9pm
Where: STQI Downtown Toronto School at 198 Spadina Avenue, M5T 2C2
Fee: By Donation (pay what you can)
Please register using the online form here

This Fall we introduce a 3 hour meditation and ch’an workshop experience that can change your life forever! There will be several guided meditation sessions of around 20-30min each including light calisthenics followed by philosophy discussion. We will explore the core philosophy of Shaolin, the four noble truths, a bit of history, and dive into ideas of perceptions to gain a deeper and simpler understanding of emotions. We will apply and translate the teachings to the ‘real world’ of today, all without any complicated or Sanskrit words. No prior experience is required!

Why Meditation is Important

Our minds quickly become ‘scattered’ when we are constantly bombarded with stress and issues or problems related to family, health, relationships, workplace, financial, clients, etc. Then we learn and accept new ideas as fact that often times conflict logically. Pretty soon we become confused about what’s important and what makes sense. Worrying about so many things all the time expends energy and we become tired, weak, and even sick. Silent meditation means making it a priority to give your mind a rest and to focus on yourself. This gives you the opportunity to detach yourself from everyday life and issues, peel away the perceptual layers of your thoughts, and gain insight into understanding yourself and your inner core.

The Shaolin Meditation System

Shaolin has a 1,500 year old tradition and meditation is a very important aspect of Shaolin culture and life, even more so than martial arts. What makes Shaolin meditation unique is in its design to minimize distractions of daily life through silent practice. It is believed that this method provides a strong foundation for you to understand yourself and also pave a way to enlightenment.

Your Teacher Shi Chang Dao

Shi Chang Dao is a 35th Generation Shaolin Disciple and has received teachings and guidance from Master Shi Guo Song on various philosophies including Shaolin Ch’an, Taoism, and Confucianism. He has been conducting meditation classes and philosophy teachings since January of 2012. His background also includes studies of religions such as Catholicism. The philosophy he teaches are a result of his experience of application of these ideas to day-to-day life as a Canadian. As a result he is able to translate often complex and confusing ideas into simple and easy to apply methodologies. His philosophy is to help people become strong and independent through self discovery and core realization.

Please register using the online form here