Awakening Through
Wisdom Healing Qigong
Pure Consciousness Practices
Open Your Heart, Connect To Essence, and Heal Through Pure Consciousness
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Pure Consciousness:
Facts and Further Information



What is Pure Consciousness?

Pure Consciousness is the name we give to deep states of consciousness that are beyond definition, beyond conceptualization, beyond thought. It is not possible to fully understand or to accurately describe it using only words, because Pure Consciousness is the direct experience of the essence of who you are.

In a state of Pure Consciousness, we become self-aware... yet at the same time, we venture beyond our own awareness to see things as they truly are, without placing any concept or judgement between ourselves and the essence of existence.

"We cultivate our own life energy through accessing nature's great store of life energy [called qi or chi]. This approach produces quick results. But cultivating one's qi/chi is not the most fundamental; cultivating one's spirit is.

Mastery of qi/chi is really achieved through mastery of consciousness. We use consciousness in a careful, craftsman-like way, to shape our life, to attain our goals… 

In modern terms, Qigong is just the refinement of consciousness to enhance the state of energy in the body. This leads to vibrant health, a harmonious body and mind, and awakened spiritual life.”
 

— Dr. Ming Pang, creator of Zhineng (Wisdom Healing) Qigong



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At The Chi Center, we teach Pure Consciousness as part of the integrative mind-body practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong, which is a complete system for awakening and cultivating the chi and the consciousness to transform, perfect and improve your holistic potential. Through Wisdom Healing Qigong, you're empowered to look within yourself and to listen within yourself, uplifting your consciousness from a condition of automatic reaction to one of autonomous wisdom.

Pure Consciousness Explained

We use the term “Pure Consciousness” for easy understanding in Western culture. But Pure Consciousness is known by a multitude of different names:
  • Essence in several lineages of traditional wisdom
  • Transcendence in many meditation systems
  • Rigpa in Tibetan Buddhism
  • Yi Yuan Ti  by Dr. Pang, founder of Zhineng (Wisdom Healing) Qigong
  • Mingjue by some Chinese Wisdom Healing Qigong teachers​​​​​​​
You may wonder why “mindfulness” is not included on the list above. Mindfulness is similar to Pure Consciousness in many ways, but they are not quite the same thing. 
Mindfulness focuses on conscious awareness of self and surroundings, and this is a prerequisite step towards Pure Consciousness. But Pure Consciousness goes deeper, because it is a state in which the mind itself becomes self-aware.

​​​​​​​Pure Consciousness is also not only a mental meditation system. There are many forms of meditation. Pure Consciousness practices incorporate visualizations, vibrations, sounds, and movements, all of which are meditative. Many of these practices are done while sitting comfortably in a chair; some are performed continuously throughout all other activities in your day.

And, raising your state of consciousness is only one half of the process. Integrating Pure Consciousness into your body and your everyday life is the other half, without which the process would be incomplete.
Why Pure Consciousness is important for physical and spiritual well-being

With Pure Consciousness, you are able to see your true self and to set it free into an experience of liberation. You also repair and reinstate the powerful, natural connection between your bodily existence and your intangible self.

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Pure Consciousness is a progressive system that includes all elements: teaching, transmission, and practice; sacred sound and quiet meditation; individual energy and the collective energy generated by the chi field effect.

It is unique in holding embodiment as a goal, as opposed to transcendence. In Wisdom Healing Qigong, awakening the mind and healing the body are not separate actions; they are interconnected and each supports the other. This makes Pure Consciousness practices suitable for direct, embodied physical healing as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual empowerment.

​​​​​​​Once you tap into the pure conscious energy field, you become able to experience an existence beyond space and time, while simultaneously influencing your state of being within space and time. Integrating these two qualities creates the conditions for greater, more effective change. It is a profoundly transformative process unique to Wisdom Healing Qigong.

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The Benefits of Pure Consciousness Practices

1. Addressing the root causes of all problems and suffering, including illness

2. Releasing us from fixation on internal narratives and the symptoms of disease, to allow clear thinking and more effective healing

3. Allowing us to cultivate emotional freedom

4. Awakening our inherent “paranormal” abilities, including healing capacity

​​​​​​​5. Freeing us to experience and embody enlightenment and autonomy
Let's look at each of these benefits in greater depth...
1. Pure Consciousness practices address the root causes of all problems and suffering

The profound teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong tell us that all suffering and stress, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, is caused by ignorance, fixation and attachment.

Ignorance keeps our senses, hearts, and minds closed to new possibilities, creating a limited perspective based on only a partial understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Fixation and attachment create restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. As individual human beings and as a collective humanity, we can make great progress in this regard, but still our thoughts and behaviors are often less than ideal. 

All the problems we see in our lives and in our world are only symptoms; what we truly need to do is to diagnose and treat the root cause. Wisdom Healing Qigong addresses any and all issues of energy and consciousness, approaching both aspects gradually and systematically. By re-establishing the natural integration of mind, heart, and body, we can make a conscious choice to reprogram our energy system, going beyond limitations and beyond suffering.

2. Pure Consciousness practices release us from fixation on internal narratives and the symptoms of disease

When we disconnect mind from body, as most people do in everyday life, we risk delaying our own healing — or even creating new challenges to our wellbeing. We can reconnect mind and body through Wisdom Healing Qigong, reaping many benefits in terms of healing for the specific conditions that troubled us, but then a deeper-rooted new challenge arises... 

The mind tends to fixate on problems, especially the body’s problems. So your mind becomes attached to its own concepts and perceptions of difficulty, diagnosis, and perceived limitations. This blocks your energy flow, prevents deeper understanding, and limits your ability to resolve the underlying cause of the problem.
In Wisdom Healing Qigong, we normally address this issue by beginning with practices such as Acceptance, Activation, Appreciation, Awareness, Sound Healing, Visualization, and more… All of these practices are of continuous benefit for healing and transformation, and they are also the ideal foundational and intermediate practices to prepare for the next level of Pure Consciousness.

Every thought influences your energy. When you practice Pure Consciousness, you empower yourself to achieve an autonomous state of consciousness that has the potential to transform your experience on every level.

With your consciousness freed from fixation on mundane challenges, you let go of old patterns of thought and behavior, awakening your mind and body to focus on integration and healing. 

3. Pure Consciousness practices allow us to cultivate emotional freedom

By improving our capacity to experience Pure Consciousness, we gradually empower ourselves to live beyond our initial (sometimes challenging) emotional reactions.

Powerful emotions are the immediate cause of many pains and problems, yet the underlying cause is our own fixation on these emotions, in particular the limiting patterns of emotions such as fear.

Our emotions evoke biological reactions, affecting the way we feel, the way we heal, our perception and interpretation of events, and the choices we make each day. Pure Consciousness practice frees us from the unhealthy emotional entanglements that can lead to repeated suffering.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Pure Consciousness practice frees us from the unhealthy emotional entanglements that can lead to repeated suffering. When your emotions are liberated from these old patterns, you will increase your capacity for emotional healing, autonomy and serenity.
4. Pure Consciousness practices awaken our “paranormal” natural abilities, including healing capacity

As your learning, practice and experience of Pure Consciousness grows and improves, your higher-level potential begins to show itself. This may include experiences or abilities that most people would describe as “paranormal”... but for the Pure Consciousness practitioner, they are a completely normal effect of the process.

It may be simpler to think of this as a multidimensional potential -- the capability to sense and influence things that are not obvious in the familiar four dimensions of space and time.

Developing your multidimensional potential to connect with levels of existence beyond our mundane understanding can empower you to heal your body, heart, and mind, increase your energy, and support and help others.

Although we recognize the benefits that can arise from this higher-level potential, the teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong do not focus on this direction as a goal. Rather, the foundational Wisdom Healing Qigong practices serve to ground these new multidimensional capabilities within an integrated mind-body-spirit that is well prepared to undergo the process.
5. Pure Consciousness practices free us to experience and embody enlightenment, liberation, and autonomy

In cultivating Pure Consciousness, you realize your essence -- your true self, which naturally moves towards a state of freedom and wisdom

This is a gradual process of self-realization, self-liberation and embodiment through sustained, continuous practice, with or without more spontaneous breakthroughs. 

As you learn to embody Pure Consciousness at deeper levels, you become ready to progress ever further. Your horizons continue to expand until you experience true independence of thought, action, and reaction.

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How the Pure Consciousness ​​​practices work​​​​​​​

By cultivating your natural capacity for experiencing Pure Consciousness, you can accelerate and deepen all the benefits associated with autonomy, purpose, and limitless energy. 

Energy, consciousness and transformation are all aspects of the same whole -- they are different, but inseparable. 

All life, all consciousness, all growth involves the transfer and transformation of energy from one form to another: from external to internal, from chemical to biological to physical, from potential to action. 

The energetic basis of existence is confirmed by modern science in a multitude of ways. Physicists tell us that approximately 95% of the energy in the universe is invisible and intangible — it can only be detected by its influence on the other 5%, which is measurable matter. And neuroscientists believe that the human brain itself can generate up to 10 watts of electrical power!

Energy can exist without consciousness, but consciousness is the most subtle form of energy. So when you experience Pure Consciousness, that's the purest state of energy. In Wisdom Healing Qigong we learn that the energetic center of consciousness is the Shenji Palace, located in the center of the brain.

Pure Consciousness has 3 key qualities:

Self-awareness is the quality of being naturally, deeply aware of your body, your emotions, your thoughts, your actions, and the deeper energetic dimensions and connections between your inner and outer existence.

Self-knowledge is the quality of opening to wisdom beyond what is intellectually known, beyond what is familiar, to explore the deeper truth. We are continuously expanding our consciousness, expanding our perception, and expanding our capabilities and horizons to facilitate yet more expansion.

Self-realization is the quality of conscious intention, choice, and initiation. Your creative freedom, inventive imagination, problem solving capability, and natural leadership potential arise from expressing and embodying your innermost being in action.

“When we understand the capacity of the mind and the capacity of consciousness, then we realize the infinity of possibility. 

When working with the energy of the universe, it becomes a real experience, not just a concept -- connecting the mind and body to work together.

It is much more than the mind can think, much more than the body can physically do. That is exploration; that is truly awakening on all levels.”

-- Master Mingtong Gu, founder of The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong

“When we understand the capacity of the mind and the capacity of consciousness, then we realize the infinity of possibility. 

When working with the energy of the universe, it becomes a real experience, not just a concept -- connecting the mind and body to work together. 

It is much more than the mind can think, much more than the body can physically do. That is exploration; that is truly awakening on all levels.”

-- Master Mingtong Gu,

Founder of The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong

The challenge of teaching and learning about Pure Consciousness

The nature of consciousness is spiritual and esoteric, which makes it exceptionally difficult to teach verbally. So traditionally, these teachings have always been offered through direct transmission and guided practice with a qualified teacher.

To become a student on this path, tradition required a ritual vow of commitment. Today, the approach can be much more flexible, but the principle is still true -- each student's commitment to the path can profoundly improve their progress.

The best way to begin learning the Pure Consciousness teachings and practices is in person as part of a group, supported by the collective energy of the group's chi field.

If that isn't possible or practical, the other best way is to participate in an online retreat or program that focuses on Pure Consciousness. (For many people, the greatest benefit may be obtained by a combination approach, attending an in-person retreat followed by an online program to continue expanding your knowledge and capability.)

Here are some thoughts on how to engage effectively with the learning experience:

Open your mind and heart to connection with the teacher, so that you can better experience direct transmission. When you enter a calm, relaxed state of consciousness beyond sensation, emotion and concept, you will connect with Master Mingtong while he connects with his teachers, including Dr. Pang, in the chi field.  

Follow the structure your teacher provides to progressively deepen your state of consciousness. You may experience a spontaneous breakthrough or advanced awakening in any given moment, but the overarching structure exists to generate long-term progress.

Learn through quiet experience. When guided to receive transmission, you will learn best by being silent, open to the teaching, and connected to the chi field.

Practice diligently, with your total being. The transmission, including awakening and recognition of Pure Consciousness states, is included in the guided practice that continuously deepens and embodies these states.

Open yourself to connection with the consciousness field. When we practice Pure Consciousness in a big group either in person or online, we generate a powerful field of consciousness in which every individual expands beyond their personal limitations. This consciousness field is the essence of the chi field.
The stages of Pure Consciousness learning and practice

In every Pure Consciousness practice, you will work your way through 4 stages:

1. Receiving transmission in silence and meditation
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2. Practicing with openness and guidance

​​​​​​​3. Chanting sounds that grow progressively quieter


​​​​​4.  Repeating the practice until sound and thought become inseparable, generating a deeper state of consciousness
Our Pure Consciousness 7-day retreats and online programs typically include teaching, transmission, and practice in the following:

• The Three Energy Centers and fields of the human body

• The theory of three layers of co-existence

• Two life models

YiYuanTi and Pure Consciousness

• Awakening, opening and connecting with the Shenji Palace

​​​​​​​• States of Pure Consciousness and sacred sounds, including Xu Ling Ming Jing

• Addressing the root cause of physical, emotional and mental limitation

• Deeper states of Pure Consciousness and sacred sounds, including Ling Yuan, Shenji, and integration to Hun Yuan Ling Tong

• Integration of energy and consciousness for your next step of healing and awakening

​​​​​​​• Applying consciousness and practice movements, sound, and meditation
The more advanced among these practices were traditionally only taught to students in intensive, long-term Qigong Master training programs. But now is the time for Pure Consciousness to become known, experienced and embodied by a greater number of people worldwide, so Master Mingtong has developed methods for the effective transmission of these teachings even to beginners.
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Common questions (and answers) about Pure Consciousness

Why are Master Mingtong and The Chi Center focusing on Pure Consciousness this year?
The time is right for a greater focus on sharing Pure Consciousness, because the chi field that we have built through years of teaching and practice is now ripened enough for all of us to take the next step towards enlightenment and enjoy its many benefits. The blessing of Dr. Pang has activated us to accelerate progress in this direction.

In the past, Master Mingtong has focused on teaching about energy medicine, our energetic connection with our bodies and with the universe for transformation and healing. Often, his work with his students has included Pure Consciousness practices without labelling them as such. He now senses that the collective consciousness is ready to receive the Pure Consciousness teachings in their explicitly taught form.

What are the different states of consciousness?
There are many possible states of consciousness, and many ways to categorize them. For example, the idea that we have a subconscious as well as a conscious state of mind is familiar to most people. Neuroscientists often categorize different mental states according to the electrical activity patterns that each state generates in the brain: alpha waves, beta waves, gamma waves, and so on. But the teachings and practices of Pure Consciousness go beyond these mental states, generating deeper states and functions from the pure essence of consciousness. 

How can I tell what level of consciousness I’m at, and whether I’m progressing?  
Our level of consciousness is ever changing, moment to moment. So you do not have a single, static level of consciousness that can be “graded” or compared to others! Instead, you can evaluate your progress in terms of awakening, activating, and sustaining your purest state. The ultimate expression is the degree of virtue, serenity, joy, and liberation from suffering that you experience.

Another way to assess your progress is to look at how easily you’re able to release all attachment to your own thoughts at a busy moment, and relax into a non-thinking state (not just becoming aware of your thoughts or replacing them with other activities, but actually stopping all thought). Pure Consciousness practice allows you to tap into this state of quiet awareness and embodiment, and develop your ability to sustain it continuously. When you reach a deep state of Pure Consciousness, you will recognize it instantly.

How do I know if I'm ready to learn Pure Consciousness?
You are as ready as you need to be. Although Pure Consciousness is considered the highest level of advanced teaching and practice, and has long been withheld from the uninitiated, our modern times call for a more flexible approach that keeps no secrets from those who wish to learn. 

In an ideal world, you would already have gained experience of Wisdom Healing Qigong practices such as Awaken Vitality, Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down, and Sound Healing. But to remove this experience barrier, the alternative is to learn these other practices at the same time as Pure Consciousness practices. In this way you can start wherever you are, receive the teaching, and continuously evolve through the practice.

Should I make Pure Consciousness my priority, or a supplement to my current practice? And should I integrate the practices or do them separately?
The answer depends on how much time you wish to dedicate to your practice, how far you aim to progress, and whether your primary goal is healing or awakening. In general, if healing is your focus, you can use Pure Consciousness as a supplemental practice. If you wish to focus more on spiritual growth and awakening, you can prioritize Pure Consciousness practices and use other Wisdom Healing Qigong practices as supplements.

Will the Pure Consciousness retreat or program that I'm interested in be available again in the future?
Our in-person Pure Consciousness retreats will be offered 3 times in 2019, including some follow-up sessions. We anticipate making our online program on this topic available to the public in the near future, and there may also be further opportunities for intensive coaching in Pure Consciousness.
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​​​​​​​Meet the World's Leading Master Practitioners of
​​​​​​​Zhineng - Wisdom Healing Qigong

Master Mingtong Gu
Founder of the Wisdom Healing Qigong method and The Chi Center, headquartered in the USA just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico

​​​​​​​As a Master, Teacher, and Healer and based on my success working with people of all ages and with many physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges, I founded the Wisdom Healing Qigong method to make Zhineng Qigong accessible to Western lifestyles and cultures and to benefit people around the world.  The Zhineng Qigong lineage stems from 5,000-year-old Chinese wisdom traditions we now know as Qigong.

I've shared Qigong teachings with thousands of students at Retreats, workshops, and other live events, I've been recognized as the Qigong Master of the Year (by the 13th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine), and authored several books and online training programs that translate the ancient teaching of Wisdom Healing Qigong for modern readers and students.


​​​​​​​Studies conducted during the Retreats at the Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, in New Mexico, have confirmed profound results. So, please arrive prepared to experience powerful transformation in your physical wellness, mental health, and spiritual development.
Dr. Grandmaster Pang
Founder of the Zhineng Qigong method and China's Huaxia Zhineng Medicineless Qigong Clinic & Training Center
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In the tradition of honoring one's lineage, I always love to share credit and deep appreciation my Teacher,  Dr. Heming Pang​​​​​​​ — an acclaimed Qigong Grandmaster trained in both western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, who lives in China.  Dr. Pang synthesized his profound medical knowledge of the old and new healing sciences with the ancient art of Qigong practice.​​​​​​​

Dr. Pang developed Zhineng Wisdom Healing Qigong, and founded a world-renowned medicine-less Qigong hospital – the largest in China. There, extensive research and effective applications of Zhineng Qigong as a mind-body science resulted in the Chinese government naming Zhineng as one of the most effective medical Qigong methods.  I received my foundational and mastery training there, directly from Dr. Pang.

At The Center in China, extensive research and effective applications of Zhineng Qigong as a mind-body science resulted in the Chinese government naming Zhineng as China's pre-eminent medical Qigong and energy-healing approach after a nineteen-year government survey. 

In two decades, Dr. Pang’s center helped more than 200,000 people with wellness challenges ranging from fatigue to cancer. In 1998, a study of 2,088 guests at the center concluded that 35% were completely cured of the medical conditions they’d arrived with, while 99% saw an effective improvement in their wellbeing. Dr. Pang continues to lead innovative research projects across a wide spectrum of world-changing topics.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong In New Mexico

​​​​​​​The Chi Center is located in the majestic high desert of Central New Mexico, USA,  just 20 minutes South of Santa Fe in the beautiful Galisteo Basin. This beautiful 150-acre property boasts breathtaking views of New Mexico’s landscape, the dazzling sunrises and sunsets over the surrounding mountains, and expansive and true darkness that reveals the Milky Way on the many clear nights. As soon as you arrive you can feel the same sacred healing energy of the land that the native people of this area have been feeling for thousands of years.

Workshops are held in the beautiful circular building which replicates traditional ceremonial kivas, set into the earth. The main lodge features six fireplaces, and the grounds include two labyrinths, outdoor fireplaces, fountains, a pond with a waterfall and paths for reflection and hiking.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Just as Dr. Pang (Master Mingtong Gu's teacher) started teaching Zhineng Qigong to ten students in China in the early 1970s, and inspired millions of practitioners within just two decades, Master Mingtong started with only a few small classes.
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Within just a few years, Wisdom Healing Qigong (Zhineng Qigong translated for Western students) expanded into a global program, with thousands of online participants, and sold-out retreats around the world. Master Mingtong's vision, to create a Center dedicated to integrative healing through Wisdom Healing Qigong in the USA, is now a reality at The Chi Center.


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“This is a place where heaven and earth truly meet within you and around you.”

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