4 days of deep knowledge with practical applications.
More info on the Hunyuan Research Institute website
The conference was a huge success, a truly inspirational event.
25 hours of recordings
10 PDF handouts are included
enjoy below few images from our conference
Li Tingxin and Yaron Seidman translating master Zhou Yuanbin lecture 1
Li Tingxin and Yaron Seidman translating master Zhou lecture 2
Lu Xiaolong lecture and master Yuan Huaixian
Vita Ravelli about Zheng Qinan
Teja Jaensch about Xinfa
Tea house group photo
Yaron Seidman Hunyuan Qigong
Liu Baigu and Ma Xisha
Yaron, Tingxin and Teja
Liu Chi lecture
Jacinda Jaensch about Jue Yin Yang Ming axis
Five presenters and four masters who send their research papers and video recordings.
Xin Fa - Heart Method of Medicine
Health depends on a deep connection to life, to the source of vitality. In our quest to help, to relieve symptoms, to get results, to perfect our techniques, this simple truth becomes overshadowed by our efforts to become a better practitioner.
Focusing only on technique, only on results, what is the real outcome as we develop our skills?
If we are successful in our techniques then we may see quicker symptom relief. But is that all there is to it?
What if there was another way to approach medicine? A way that begins with the quiet space inside, the place of knowing before words, the subtle impetus before each worldly action.
In finding this space inside ourselves, we rest in a calm and nurturing state that sustains us in our practice, fills us with hope for our patients' recovery, and gives us the language and the understanding to practice from a place of deep wisdom. We access the wellspring of knowledge that sustained our ancestor practitioners, compelling us to develop into the future from an unshakable foundation.
Practicing with Xinfa heart method means less external doing, less activity, less busy-ness. Through this deeper place inside we then connect with our patients. In this way, less is required in order to achieve more; more efficacy, more results. Joining our patients in the discovery of the heart, we are both guide and fellow traveler. The humbling journey reveals to us the enormous capacity of each individual, and the meaning of what it is to truly heal.
Friday June 20th
6:30-7:00 Teja: Hunyuan Taiji
9:00-10:00 Yaron: Introduction to Hunyuan medicine; time, body and the meaning of medicine.
10:00-11:00 Tingxin: Liu Yuan’s life story.
11:00-12:00 Teja: The roads to Heaven and Hell are both paved with Good Intentions... Introduction, Setting the scene – a personal account.
13:00-14:00 Tingxin: Huai Xuan doctrine ideological standpoint; part I.
14:00-15:00 Teja: Rise and Fall... the inevitability of change, The vessel collapses – the Lost Heart... East meets West – multiple diagnoses and Knowing Words
15:00-16:00 Yaron: Hunyuan medicine building blocks; water outer circle and fire inner circle, treating the heart versus treating the body.
16:00 – 16:30 Vita: About Zheng Qinan
16:30- 17:00 Yaron: Hunyuan Qigong
17:00-18:30 Guided walk in Audubon nature sanctuary- animals.
Saturday June 21st
6:30-7:00 Teja: Hunyuan Taiji
9:00-10:00 Yaron: Fire inner circle basics; initial dichotomy and emotions, how things develop.
10:00-11:00 Tingxin Huai Xuan doctrine ideological standpoint; part II.
11:00-12:00 Teja: Physician, heal thyself; When the physician becomes a patient... confronting suffering, Illness and principle, Example of modern day Shi Yin Fu tale, ghosts and figs...
13:00-14:00 Tingxin: The basic system of Huai Xuan doctrine.
14:00-15:00 Yaron: Relationships; horizontal and vertical, and the meaning of center.
15:00-16:00 Jacinda: Looking from the outside in: Yangming Jueyin axis – life's entry and exit points, cases and research on women's health in Hunyuan medicine
16:00 – 17:00 Yaron: Hunyuan Qigong
17:00-18:30 Guided walk in Audubon nature sanctuary – plant life.
Sunday June 22nd
6:30-7:00 Teja: Hunyuan Taiji
9:00-10:00 Yaron: Finding center in one’s self, training center (sorting), reestablishing center.
10:00-11:00 Tingxin: The way to practice human relations.
11:00-12:00 Teja: The importance of Center – Being Centered versus Finding Center. Zhong and its relationship to health, Heaven Earth and Man – finding root.
13:00-14:00 Tingxin: The main contributions of Huai Xuan doctrine.
14:00-15:00 Teja: The Ultimate Wounded Warrior. Thinking vs Feeling – the demon of over-analysation.
15:00-16:00 Yaron: Finding center in a patient (or in any other person related to my self); inspecting, feeling, guiding and balancing acts.
16:00 – 16:30 Special presentation: papers by Lu Xiaolong and Liu Chi will be presented and explained by Tingxin and Yaron. (Note: Lu Xiaolong and Liu Chi are not present)
16:30- 17:00 Yaron: Hunyuan Qigong
17:30-19:00 Tea ceremony at Arogya Tea House, Westport, Connecticut (very cool!)
Monday June 23rd
6:30-7:00 Teja: Hunyuan Taiji
9:00-10:00 Yaron: Taiji unifying principle, making inner connection and unity. The meaning and effect of Xinfa (heart method).
10:00-11:00 Tingxin: The societal influence of Huai Xuan doctrine.
11:00-12:00 Teja: The power of Chinese Medicine! Acupuncture and herbs in critical conditions… Approaching the scattered patient, confronting the scattered physician. Concealed words, Father and Son...The Meng Hexagram.
13:00-14:00 Tingxin: Huai Xuan and places of historical interest and some of its literature extracts.
14:00-15:00 Yaron: Hunyuan Qigong
15:00-16:00 Yaron: Benevolence and finding purpose. Dao heart. Conclusion and practical instruction on the training methods.
16:00 – 16:30 Special presentation: Video presentations recorded specifically for this conference by senior Huai Xuan masters Liu Baigu and Zhou Yuanbin Chinese with live English translation and clarification by Yaron and Tingxin. (Note: Liu Baigu and Zhou Yuanbin are not present).
16:30- 17:00 Yaron, Tingxin, Teja: Xinfa Conference conclusion.
More on the Sichuanese Huai Xuan school
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This is going to be a great event, an opportunity not to be missed if you look for deeper meaning in life and health! The conference is open to people from all walks of life (not only Chinese medicine practitioners), no previous Chinese medicine knowledge is needed. It is for everyone who wants to find the heart of things. Spots are filling up fast so register soon.
See more pictures from our prior visits to Huai Xuan school
Special offer: Enroll in this conference and receive $500 discount toward the Hunyuan certification course 2014.
Hunyuan Xinfa: The Lost Heart of Medicine /Seidman and Jaensch is available to the participants only at the conference with 50% discount. Please advise us ahead of time if you need multiple copies.
Connecticut, USA: Yaron Seidman DAOM Hunyuan medicine founder
Shuangliu, China: Li Tingxin 李廷新 Huai Xuan school
Director of Shuang Liu 双流 Traditional Cultural Research Association, author and editor of an upcoming Huai Xuan collective manuscript. A Huai Xuan practitioner.
Sydney, Australia: Teja Jaensch, Hunyuan fellow, co-author Hunyuan Xinfa: The Lost Heart of Medicine
Jacinda Jaensch will present a research paper on Jue Yin Yang Ming axis and its relation to female health.
More about Jacinda http://pointspecifics.com/about/
Vita Ravellie will present a paper on her research and translation of Zheng Qinan, the fire spirit originator and a student of Liu Yuan. This will be exciting!
More about Vita http://www.tcm-edu.gr/eng/professors.html
Note: Below masters will send their papers or video recordings to the conference and are not physically present.
Liu Chi 劉馳 Huai Xuan school
President of Shuang Liu 双流 Traditional Cultural Research Association, a descendent of Liu Shu 刘濖 (Liu Yuan's 刘沅 older brother). The grandson of Liu Anqu 刘安渠, a famous Chengdu Chinese medicine doctor and one of the first professors of Chengdu Chinese medicine college (later Chengdu TCM university 成都中医学院（现大学）). A Huai Xuan practitioner.
Liu Chi will introduce Huai Xuan medical principles and some private information about his grandfather Liu Anqu 刘安渠 style of medicine of the Wen Bing Febrile disease tradition.
Will send his research papers to be presented on his behalf by Dr. Seidman.
Lu Xiaolong 吕笑龙, from Urumqi, Xinjiang, devoted most of his life to the study and research of Chinese traditional cultural studies. For many years he has followed the Sichuanese Zen Master Li Zishen 李自申(1921-2007), a disciple of the influential Zen master Yuan Huanxian 袁焕仙 (1887-1966). Lu dedicated 8 years following his teacher and managing the intensive study, explanation and commentary of the ‘Wei Mo Jing She Cong Shu 维摩精舍丛书– The Collection of Works of the Wei Mo Monastery’ by Yuan Huanxian 袁焕仙and his disciple Nan Huanjin 南怀瑾, first published in 1944. In 2012, Lu being the chief editor, Guangxi Normal University Publication house published ‘Wei Mo Jing She Cong Shu Yan Du Lu 维摩精舍丛书研读录– Intensively Studying the Collection of Works of the Wei Mo Monastery’ with one million one hundred thousand characters. In recent years, Lu Xiaolong got involved with the study and practice of the Huai Xuan doctrine. At this time he is one of the chief editors of the upcoming ‘Huai Xuan Gai Shu Chuan Xi Fu Zi Liu Yuan He Huai Xuan Xue Shuo 槐轩概述―川西夫子刘沅和槐轩学说– A Summery of Huai Xuan, the master from west of the river, Liu Yuan and the Huai Xuan doctrine’.
Lu will send his research paper to be presented on his behalf.
Liu Baigu 刘伯谷 and 100 year old Huai Xuan doctor Zhou Yuanbin 周元邠 recorded for us on video 3 presentations which we showed and translated at the event.
Senior Huai Xuan doctor Zhou Yuanbin 周元邠
Teja and Yaron with Liu Baigu Huai Xuan school standard bearer
with Huai Xuan fellows in Qufu, China
words of wisdom from Liu Baigu to Seidman and Li Tingxin
Seidman with Lu Xiaolong
Xinfa (heart method) and fertility
Infertility in modern times is viewed as a physical obstruction of some sort, it may be ovarian function dysfunction, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, high FSH hormones, low AMH hormone, low sperm count, fibroids, cysts etc. After visiting an IVF clinic the impression left with the infertility patient is that something in the body must be wrong and it has to be physical.
In Hunyuan medicine we recognize the vital aspects of the physical body but we know as well that there are other things in play, things that may lead to infertility. One of these “other” things is called the human heart. This article talks about the aspect of infertility that is caused by the Human Heart.
In Hunyuan, Human Heart is different than the physical heart that pumps blood. It is what we call the place of dichotomy. To understand this ‘place of dichotomy’ we need to travel back in time. When a baby is in the womb, not born out to the world yet, his basic dichotomy (explained shortly down the article) does not discharge yet. When the baby comes out to the world his Human Heart starts a rhythm of dichotomy, he ‘likes’ things and ‘dislikes’ other things. This ‘like and dislike’ we call a basic dichotomy. It is an innate instinct every living being has. This dichotomy has a survival effect; with it I can protect myself and nurture my life. When I see or feel something beneficial to my life ‘I like it’ and in contrast when I see something dangerous to my life ‘I dislike it’ (think of food and a cobra snake staring at me, which one would you like?).
As soon as the baby comes out to the world, the dichotomy cracks up, or divides, and therefore the baby can do 1 inhale and 1 exhale, otherwise without it, the baby remains like inside the womb with no inhale and no exhale. From this cracking up of the dichotomy the emotions rise. For example, when a baby is hungry he ‘likes’ milk, if milk is not coming to his mouth when he ‘likes’ it then he starts ‘disliking’ the situation and he becomes angry. This emotion helps him move his body to attract the mother’s attention, and then he gets his milk. When he gets his milk the emotion stops, the ‘like’ is fulfilled, the ‘dislike’ is no more. If he would continue to cry the mother will push him away from her, trying to find out what else is wrong. From this initial example one can contemplate the meaning of the basic dichotomy.
The basic dichotomy off course becomes complicated as we grow up and are influenced by a myriad of factors, the extent of which is beyond the scope of this article. Here we focus on the Human Heart and fertility. In order to live a baby needs this dichotomy. It is a part of the human existence. When it goes wrong a person easily becomes sick and when it works well a person easily feels happy and healthy.
Modern ART (advance reproductive technologies) suggest that infertility is always a problem stemming from the material of the body, from the physical body. The question then rises how come nearly 50% of all infertility couples go unexplained with ART? How come many infertility patients, even if diagnosed and have a physical reason, still do not succeed with IVF (in vitro fertilization) and other advanced technologies? The unlikely answer is that IVF is still a primitive technology. It is rather more likely that modern ART ignores some aspects of human existence that impact human fertility and therefore unable to remedy them.
When basic dichotomy and their attached emotions are out of order human fertility is compromised. The dichotomy is an integral part of the human pivot (described in the book Hunyuan Fertility: Conception, Babies and Miracles) that allows an embryo to develop into a baby. It is part of getting the human ready for survival in the world outside the womb. Until modern technology arrives at that point, we can only offer in Hunyuan our Xinfa Heart method. A way of training the Human Heart into a harmonious dichotomy, a place we describe as ‘proper’. In this Xinfa we advocate improving the dichotomy of the parents in order to improve the correct dichotomy in the embryo and baby. It is the old fashion way of ‘get the parents healthy in order to get the baby healthy’.
In reality, many ailments are caused by a Xinfa problem. Learning about Xinfa and training the dichotomy is not only good for fertility patients but rather for all people. Even without being sick it is the number one method for keeping the person healthy and happy with a long life.
If you would like to find out more about Hunyuan Xinfa, you have the following resources:
Hunyuan Xinfa conference June 20th-23rd, 2014 Connecticut, USA
Hunyuan Xinfa literature
Hunyuan Certification course
2014 Hunyuan Certification course