The seminars took off with lots of interest in the Peaceful Position Meditation, including from a new student and there was ample time for repeating it and clearing up confusions.
The next day was the first Australian Instructor course, which was divided between Qigong and Wing Chun. At Instructor courses there is always a bit of pressure and rush but everyone managed to pass something. There was plenty of opportunity to watch Master Tse and to ask questions. A very nice meal rounded off a demanding but satisfying day. Next one in 4 years' time...
The Enlightenment Gong seminar attracted a very new student as well as students who have been studying it for a while. We were in various groups at different stages of the form and we enjoyed the polishing and the new bits we learned. Still quite a long way to go but it’s such an interesting form, no one is in any hurry. Master Tse's lecture on points and point location was very helpful, encouraging everyone to become aware of the feeling associated with the different points.
For me the highlight of the seminars was the evening workshop of Dayan Qigong Healing Hand Gestures: Sifu was prepared to teach up to 18 gestures, and asked me how many I thought we’d get through in two and a half hours: I said 5, and 5 it was. The feedback has been very encouraging, so we look forward to learning more next year. We explored where the particular gestures occur in the various forms and their purposes in terms of self healing. Then we practised using them on ourselves and on each other. It was very interactive and good fun.