Jeffrey Yuen in San Francisco (June 24 - 26, 2017) - Taoist Canon
- June 24 - 26, 2017
*** This class will NOT be Live Streamed ***
** Limited Seating **
** 22.5 CEU Hours in Category I, approved by the CA Acupuncture Board
** NCCAOM CEU APPROVED!
** BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING APPROVED!
- CEP 13128
Registration/ Sign-in: 8:30am - 9am
Class: 9am -5:30pm
TEACHINGS FROM THE TAOIST CANON: INNER ALCHEMY: UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH ENERGY THROUGH COLOR
Taoism is integral to the foundations of Chinese medicine, and the earliest Chinese medical texts are part of the Taoist Canon. In the Shang Qing tradition, cultivation of the spirit (inner alchemy) is considered an essential part of understanding Chinese medicine. Much of the Taoist Canon contains techniques for deepening one’s understanding of reality. One of the more profound insights involves understanding the interrelationship between “heaven’s" energy and its manifestation on earth. This relationship is the basis of the foundational understanding of Chinese medicine theory. For example, the ZangFu (and all material substances of the body) are formed via the condensation of heaven’s energy. All jing in fact is a condensation of qi and shen. The seemingly distinctive energies that we call the five elements are perceived by our vision as colors. Therefore, understanding and working with color can influence the fundamental fields which influence our physical reality.
In this class, Jeffrey will review how color is perceived and used within a Taoist cultivation context and how this can be applied to the identification and treatment of disease. We will learn how the elements are revealed through color and the process by which color solidifies into form: giving us our morphology and the morphology of apparent reality as a whole. We will then learn techniques for working with color and the elements to help change our perceptions and to treat disease.
On Day 1 Jeffrey will discuss the theory of light and color within Taoist cultivation: how our perception materializes these colors to create our reality. As our own bodies, organs and systems are merely concentrations of light, he will review how Taoists identify one’s predominant elements through morphological examination and how color can indicate the transformations that are currently taking place.
On Day 2 Jeffrey will teach techniques for working with the continuous transformation of energy into form and form into energy. We will learn methods of utilizing elemental energies from nature to work with imbalances in ourselves and our patients, including techniques to gather, harmonize and disperse energies.
On Day 3 we will continue exploring these techniques and, more importantly, the implications toward a deeper understanding of the nature of reality. Day 3 will emphasize practical application, instruction and practice.
Participants are asked to come to day one wearing clothes of a single color (whichever color you like). If the color you are resonating with at the moment is not amenable to an entire outfit, then as much of your body as is practical should be covered in that color.
Some important notes:
1. This is a rare opportunity to learn this material from an authentic teacher. This series is the first time Jeffrey is embarking on teaching a more-than-cursory exploration of the Taoist Canon and its practices. As such, he is only going to be giving these teachings through AUCM at this time. Therefore, if you are interested in these teachings with him, this opportunity may not arise again.
2. It is a belief in both Taoism and Buddhism that the ability to actualize the teachings in these types of texts comes from a lineage of oral transmission. In commenting on the Taoist Canon, Jeffrey once said "The Taoist canon is a compilation of thousands of years of insight into the exploration of the nature of reality and its transcendence. Taoist canons were meant to be orally transmitted or chanted for initiates. They were not meant for the public per se.” Therefore, in giving these types of teachings, a teacher needs to have a specific intention to transmit the teaching to you (oral transmission). In other words, if you are interested in following traditional training, you should receive the instructions directly from Jeffrey and go through the meditations with him. As we do the meditations together, our energies can synchronize with his and learn how they are supposed to move. Reading them from notes or watching a recording is not believed to produce the same effect.
3. Finally, while Jeffrey is generously transmitting these practices authentically for the first time, this is with the understanding that the audience are medical professionals and are sufficiently versed in medicine and responsible enough not to injure themselves doing these practices. While Jeffrey has performed initiations into particular practices, Jeffrey is not inducting anyone into his tradition, nor is he taking personal responsibility for anyone’s cultivation. He is, however, providing authentic tools and an authentic transmission for practices that have been used by some of the greatest Chinese medicine doctors and those that have achieved immortality. Jeffrey always does his best to answer questions, but a prerequisite for attending these teachings is a participant’s understanding that s/he is accepting responsibility for her or himself.
HOTEL ROOM INFORMATION:
Hilton S.F. Phone number 415-433-6600
Reservations can be made directly with the Hotel room reservation department by calling their direct number at (415)433-6600. In doing so, please ask for the group rate under "American University of Complementary Medicine".
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Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
About Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen
Jeffrey C. Yuen is the 88th Generation Daoist Master of Yu Ching Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity School), Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu Sect, ordained by 87th Generation Daoist Master Yu Wen, Jeffrey's adoptive grandfather. Immersed in the practice and study of Daoism and the classics of Chinese medicine since early childhood, Mr. Yuen offers unparalleled knowledge of the rich, oral traditions that fully integrate physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of the medicine. Mr. Yuen is an esteemed faculty member of the American University of Complementary Medicine, Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, the New England School of Acupuncture, & Daoist Healing Arts, among other schools. He lectures internationally.
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Two Days $475
One Day $315
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Licensed Acupuncturists/ Non-Students
Three Days $685
Two Days $525
One Day $365
Unlicensed Oriental Medical students can receive a $50 discount on the above prices.
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22.5 CEU Hours in Category I, approved by the CA Acupuncture Board
** NCCAOM CEU APPROVED!
** BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING APPROVED!
- CEP 13128
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Very helpful! Thank you Master Yuen & organizer friends!
Jeffrey is a gem & a treasure. We are all so lucky to have him here and so are our patients.
- Lisa A. L.Ac.
The in-depth nature of the knowledge & all that’s being transmitted is something not to be missed! The learning goes on forever! Thank you!
- Keri U. L.Ac.
Jeffrey always imparts more information in one class than most schools do in one semester.
- George L. L.Ac.
Very Knowledgeable instructor. Would love to take more classes with him.
Mohan M. L.Ac.
This was my first course with Jeffrey. He came highly recommended. I really enjoyed it! Very practical information. Repetition was appreciated & helped with learning. Great combination of CM and Western medicine paradigm.
- Rosaleen O. L.Ac.
Cardiology was merged with CM terminology in ways I’d never considered before.
It was like walking into a cloud of knowledge & wisdom.
- Shant B. L.Ac.
We are ever grateful and honored to receive Jeffrey's generous, enlightened teachings.
- Adele S. L.Ac
Excellent teacher and program. Thank you Master Yuen and the organizers very much!
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Jeffrey shares a vital and unique perspective on any subject he teaches. I am so fortunate to have access to his wealth of knowledge, and more importantly to, his enduring wisdom.
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- Ken G., L.Ac
I really appreciate the LiveStream classes. Please keep offering them. Thanks!
- Emily R., M.D. , L.Ac.
It amazes me that even after taking classes with Jeffrey for 8 years, I still learn more with every class!
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I am forever grateful to Jeffrey for his generosity, kindness and excellent story telling. The gift of his teaching always enhance my ability to be present in a deeper way to the needs of my patients. Thank you AUCM for these enlightening Jeffrey Yuen classes!
- Joan B., DDS
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Rare and precious opportunity offered with extraordinary generosity.
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We are in the presence of a Master. Gratefully.
- Amanda M., L.Ac
I almost can’t believe how fortunate we are to have Jeffrey explain this to us and give us these gifts. I am beyond grateful.
- Jennifer J., L.Ac.
Thank you Jeffrey!!! This was a powerful course. I appreciate your wisdom and your desire to pass on such amazing information.
- Martha I., L.Ac
Jeffrey is able to bring his tradition alive for us. He helps us with our own growth and transformation.
- Ken G., L.Ac
The gift of having your mind blown wide open -
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This is a special, rare, precious opportunity for which I am grateful and humbled.
Wonderful job. One of the most organized classes that I have been to.
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Jeffrey is so enlightening. He helps broaden my understanding of how to live and why pathology happens, and what to do about it. Each class add to few more pieces to the overall puzzle.
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The fountain of this knowledge flows freely and deeply to nourish our souls.
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Jeffrey answers all the questions that you ask - as well as the questions you need
- Lisa G., L.Ac
I am very grateful to Jeffrey and to AUCM for this fabulous opportunity to clarify and refine my understanding. Great facility! Looking forward to next class. Thank You!
-Joan B., DDS
With Jeffrey Yuen you always know you are getting the best instruction Chinese Medicine has to offer. He teaches the deepest levels of our art and science with depth and wit. I am always grateful for the experience.
- Linda R., L.Ac
He makes you feel proud to be an acupuncturist. He's awesome!!!
How do you improve what he does? He really sets the standards for the future theoretical teachings of acupuncture.
- Kathleen W., L.Ac
Today was the best practical class I have been to in many years.
Thank you, Jeffrey for the treasures that you share with us.
-Ken G. L.Ac
Jeffrey is such a different (higher) level. I wonder if I will ever be able to really practice CCM even remotely close to his level. Baby steps I guess! :)
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The combination of spiritual & epigenetic information - along with a sophisticated presentation of Chinese Medicine is why I love these classes.
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Brilliant class - as always. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
- Megan H. L.Ac
Jeffrey’s classes always go above and beyond what is listed as the topic. His lectures are always more in-depth than anyone would expect. Always super!
- J. Cheng L.Ac.
Qi Gong is great for me and Jeffrey is such a great teacher for this! Need more Qi Gong classes!
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Thank you! I really appreciate the theoretical information as well as the practical applications.
- G. Kreiger L.Ac.
Illuminating to understand what is behind the moves of Qi Gong.
- M. Tombelaine L.Ac.
This course has been amazing! Seems like maybe one day is not enough to cover everything. Would be great to have additional tongue diagnosis classes. Thank you so much!
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This is the most in-depth course on male infertility that I have ever attended!
- G. Miller
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- K. Hedayat M.D.
- D. Levoy L.Ac.
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- M. Ivey L.Ac.
Enjoyed tremendously, very meaningful and helpful! Many Thanks!
- J. Borden, DDS
Grateful and inspired by Jeffrey's teachings, as always!
- E. Robert L.Ac.
Jeffrey is a treasured resource in our profession and it is always an honor and pleasure to study with him.
Thank you for your immense generosity, sharing your wisdom and experience.
Thank you for sharing your heart and your brilliance and blessing all of us beyond words.
His brilliant, inspiring lectures are unsurpassed.
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Loved the Ethics day! Thank You! :)
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Jeffrey is an International Treasure!
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Jeffrey is a true gift.
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Thank you so much to Jeffrey & the school coordinators for pulling all the pieces & tools together. It was a great engaging & even challenging experience. :)
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Can’t say enough great things about learning from Jeffrey!
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Jeffrey’s talks always further & deepen my understanding of Chinese Medicine.
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The Greatest Course!! Thanks a lot!!!
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Jeffrey’s knowledge & articulation is beyond measure. Thank you for bringing him out.
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What can you say about a Living Treasure?
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