Qigong I Retreat


  • Salary Range: Approx. $1040 per credit
  • Department: College of Classical Chinese Medicine
  • Closing Date: Open until filled


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 Adjunct Faculty Position Open

College of Classical Chinese Medicine

The College of Classical Chinese Medicine is seeking adjunct faculty to teach CM 518 Qigong I Retreat from January 26-28, 2018 at Still Meadow Retreat Center.


Program: Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine (DSOM) and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)

Course Name:  Qigong I Retreat

Term: Winter 2018

Course Credits: .5 credit

Course Description

This course is the first of a nine-part series that immerses students in the theory and performance of practices that foster personal and professional cultivation. The principle system studied is the Jinjing School of Qigong, one of China’s true alchemical “nourishing life” traditions. In this first retreat, students are introduced to the history and theoretical foundations of the Jinjing lineage, and begin to practice its fundamental elements, including shaking (tou), walking (zou), and quiet meditation or “settling” (ding). Universe Stance (Yuzhou Zhuang), a specific type of Standing Meditation (Zhan Zhuang), is emphasized, and a sitting “internal alchemy” form (neidan) is introduced. These practices are used to guide students to experience “qi” in their bodies and in nature. The concepts and practices taught are essential components of self-care. A second aspect of this series is the practice of chants from a variety of spiritual traditions. The emphasis is on using sound (hou) to open deeper aspects of the meridians and to awaken the divine nature within.



Eligible applicants for this position must have graduated with at least a master’s degree from an accredited Acupuncture and Oriental medicine institution in China or North America, and be a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Oregon. They must be hold expertise in the content area of the course, and have a minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience.