On the 12th of August 2017, in Chinese Dengfeng, Henan province, not far from Shaolin monastery was held a ceremonial opening of the conference, devoted to the creation of the World Federation of life support with the help of Chan (Zen) Meditation.
The conference included such events: The 1st Forum “The Life Science” and the 2nd Forum “The Health of the people in China”, the reports, prepared for the 7th International Conference in Chinese Image Medicine, which this year will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
In this conference took part more than 400 people from different places of the world, among them were some practitioners, monks, the teachers of different traditions, the doctors of TCM, image-therapists, researchers – people united with the common idea, the idea of sharing Chan (Zen) all over the world for strengthen the human’s health with the methods of traditional Chinese medicine.
The secretary of the committee project “Developing of the Healthy China” Lu Xiangzhi was the first reporter. His report was titled “The inside relationship between the theories of Chan (Zen) Meditation and the health in Traditional Chinese Medicine”. He told the history of Buddhism and its impact on the Chinese culture. Lu Xiangzhi observed that the aim of Chan (Zen) is to enter the real human’s nature, which is needed for the Enlightenment.
He talked about the Enlightenment and the need for the practice of virtue and compassion, of getting the unity between the Earth and the Sky. In his opinion, the main reason of the diseases is the psychological condition, that’s why “the human needs to control his feelings and emotions, to keep the heart pure and the mind in peace”. Chan-Buddhism gives the possibility to remove negative emotions, stress and to get the state of joy and happiness.Zheng Shuji, Professor of the rehabilitation treatment faculty of Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, made a report on the experience of using mindfulness meditation when people have chronical aches. Mindfulness practice stimulates restorative functions of the body. Zheng Shuji noted the need for the people to mind the emotions, feelings, to be “here and now”, the will give the person possibility to reduce the negative reactions of the mind, to improve the level of life. According to him, meditation lets to reduce or to remove chronical ache and the stress. He noted the connection between the sensitivity to the pain with the brain structures, which settings are changing during the meditation.
Rosalin, the head of the Canada Center of Eastern Chan Medicine and Martial arts talked on the development of Zen Meditation in Canada, on progress made in spreading Shaolin kung-fu, Zen Meditation and traditional Chinese medicine methods.
And the speech of professor Xu Mingtang, the successor of Bien Chue School, gave the listeners possibility to touch the deepest knowledge, to take them into their very hearts. Master told about the secret that Shaolin Monastery still keeps.
Every person at some point asks oneself “Who am I? Where am I from and where will I go further?” While meditating we are returning to our sources. Master observed, that people are practicing meditation “to go from troubles and problems inside the heart to release”.
Master Xu Mingtang noted that the aim of the meditation is to see your own heart, to learn your true nature, your initial face. But to see yourself initial you can when you are calm. With the help of shunning it is possible to get the Pause state, and from the state of Pause comes Wisdom. The Wisdom is to see your one heart and to understand the initial true nature.
In the second part of his report Master Xu Mingtang has told about his Zhong Yuan Qigong School and about the method, that is at its core, about the creation of the Chinese Image Medicine Association and its local representatives.
Image-therapists and qigong practitioners also made their reports at the conference.
Olga Smirnova, professor of Chinese Image Medicine, image-therapist of the 1st level has shared her 19 years’ practical experience. She told about the concept of human’s treatment, what kinds of diseases are most effectively cured with the methods of Image Medicine. The listeners had learned about Beijing Medical research Kundawell Institute and about the teaching process at the Institute.
Alexandra Letyagina, Zhong Yuan Qigong instructor, image therapist, shared her successful results in curing women’s diseases.
Larisa Nesterenko, image therapist of the 3rd level, certified specialist in the field of health-promotion activities, has told about her experience of curing Psoriasis.
Tatyana Akimova, image-therapist, the participant of many in Chinese Image Medicine conferences and health-promoting practices, has shared her impressive results of using image-medicine methods in diagnostics and treatment of difficult diseases.
Indeed, image-therapists had impressed everybody with the results of their treatment and had leaved none indifferent. They had shown high effectiveness of Chinese Image Medicine methods.