A collaborative ONLINE AND IN-PERSON event:
Master Mingtong Gu and guests:
Sonam Dorjee of Bhutan Lost Kingdom Tours, and Sandra McKnight of Voice Power Studios
An afternoon presentation of HAPPINESS  • 
February 4th, 2018  • in-person and via live-stream
 at The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong - Galisteo, NM

by February 6th at midnight PST.  Register below.
We expect replay links be sent out by Friday, February 9th.

What makes us happy?
Happiness is not only a feeling or a mood. It is comprised of many dimensions, and can be measured by several indicators. Experts broadly define three key factors that give us a sense of happiness and wellbeing: 1) a sense of security, 2) a sense of identity and self-empowerment, and 3) a sense of purpose - at a personal, collective, and even at a national level.
This unique event, hosted by The Chi Center on February 4th,
is a 3-part collaborative project — weaving together the
Practices of Happiness used for the entire culture of the
tiny nation of Bhutan, the world's youngest democracy,
with the ancient and timeless practices of Wisdom Healing Qigong,
that develop personal and collective happiness through the daily cultivation of energy flow.
All this goodness plus ... the bonus of joyful live music, food sampling, and story-telling to lift your spirits! 
Join us in-person or via live-stream!
Happiness and the democratic Kingdom of Bhutan
The small country of Bhutan is a leader for our times. The youngest democracy in the world is aligning and preserving its cultural values with its belief and commitment that governments, businesses, and other organizations have a sacred responsibility to ensure that individuals and families feel secure and have a sense of identity and purpose.

While Bhutan is one of the smallest nations, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. The country’s philosophy of Gross National Happiness is an idea rooted in a simple Buddhist message that happiness lies in the middle path. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its unique culture while promoting and facilitating all means necessary for wellbeing and happiness. By protecting and nurturing Bhutan’s living culture, and taking a wholistic approach to development, its aim is to guard the sovereignty of the nation, its economics and growth, as well as the sustainable development of its communities in a wholly progressive manner. Bhutan has much to share about the ways in which we can cultivate happiness collectively.

The Royal Government of Bhutan is committed to the policy of High Value - Low Impact. Everything the government does is to take care of it’s people, the country, and to bring about Happiness.

Bhutan is a model for us in the West now, more than ever in these times of global economic turmoil and re-evaluation of social and financial values. There is a need for a new economic paradigm, and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan established the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) – a  holistic approach for sustainable development that considers social, economical, ecological, and cultural capital in an equivalent way.

GNH is articulated through nine domains, which provide a framework of conceptual analysis for policy making — psychological well-being; time use; health; education; cultural diversity and resilience; good governance; community vitality; ecological diversity and resilience; and living standards — always keeping the balance between material progress and spiritual growth  in the foreground.

Come learn how to share Bhutan’s perspective with a world that is hungry to hear its message that happiness is indeed possible.

Happiness and Wisdom Healing Qigong

Western medicine, scientific studies, and health professionals across all areas of specialty are embracing what Zhineng Wisdom Healing Qigong masters and practitioners have known for centuries...

Integrative and energy practices — such as those found in Wisdom Healing Qigong — may hold the key to enjoying your life, feeling fulfilled and happy, slowing down the aging process, preventing disease, and transforming chronic conditions.

You have the ability to awaken more health and happiness in your life — and you can begin right now!  Greater happiness flows through a more open heart. And a happy heart is the cornerstone to every physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing journey. Wisdom Healing Qigong provides an integrated practice that awakens joy and happiness for whole-being health.

"An open heart helps activate a deeper focus and sense of purpose and, most importantly, helps you tap into more energy, more joy, more love and harmony. How we feel has a tremendous impact on our state of health. The greatest contribution you can make to your overall well-being is to open your heart and infuse your cells, your body, and your life with the energy of love and joy."  ~ Master Mingtong Gu

Why the Heart? Did you know that the heart communicates with the brain and influences not only physical health, but also information processing, perceptions, and emotions? The heart and cardiovascular system actually send more information to the brain than the brain sends to the body. So, that means that keeping your heart healthy keeps you healthy on all levels.

The heart is much more than a pump. It is a complex information processing center that communicates with and influences the brain via the nervous and hormonal systems. The heart profoundly affects brain function and most of the major organs - ultimately, impacting over-all quality of life. Research shows that the heart affects mental clarity, emotional balance, and personal effectiveness too.

When your energy is flowing freely you create the internal conditions for relaxation and revitalization. A healthy, flowing Heart Qi (or Chi) encourages a calm and relaxed state, better sleep, clearer thoughts, and emotional balance. When you have more energy you experience greater health and happiness.

On Sunday, February 4th, Master Mingtong Gu will teach the keys to health, healing, and happiness and how to cultivate more energy.  In addition to leading you in the basics of Qigong movement, sound, and visualization, he will explain the benefits of the inner smile technique and the Haola frequency of “All is Well”, so that you can better cope with everything from personal challenges to world crises.

By attending this joy-filled and inspiring afternoon you will:

Revel in live musical performances;
Music from Sandra McKnight's “Be Happy Now” show accompanied by Robert Muller — plus a brief personal testimony on Sandra's transformational experience after visiting Bhutan with Sonam Dorjee.


Be awed by a visual tour and storytelling:
Sonam Dorjee, a consummate storyteller, was born and raised in Bhutan and has lived under both the King and in the more recently created democracy, which is supported by the Gross National Happiness Commission.  Sonam is a well-respected Dr. of Herbology and often arranges meetings with Bhutanese spiritual leaders, artists, and government dignitaries as part of his work. Due to his intimate knowledge of and deep love for his home country, Sonam and his family business offer Bhutanese journeys that include meditation, cultural experience, trekking, birding, festivals, and photography. The photos, videos, and stories he will share of Bhutan will inspire and take your breath away with their beauty.

Experience the energy of Wisdom Healing Qigong practice:
Led by Master Mingtong Gu, you will learn about how Qigong cultivates an inner happiness that can lead to improved health, wellbeing, and sense of fulfillment.  We often think that if we are healthy, then we will be happy.  We'd like to offer instead, that it works both ways — if you cultivate and practice happiness, it will indeed lead to improved health and vitality! The event will open with short Qigong teaching and a bit of simple practice that can be adapted by any level of mobility, and close with some healing practices to open your flow of energy (qi or chi) so you leave feeling enlivened and transformed!

Be inspired by the cultural values of happiness in the beautiful country of Bhutan: 
Join in Bhutanese food-tasting and an open discussion on the practices used to support and cultivate Happiness, that we can apply in the West, facilitated by Sonam Dorjee and Sandra McKnight.  The Gross National Happiness in Bhutan is distinguishable by valuing collective happiness as the goal of governance, and by emphasizing harmony with nature and traditional values. Come learn more.

Join Master Mingtong Gu in Qigong practice to:

Revive your sense of ageless, joyful living by connecting with the potent life force you were born with.

Discover how wisdom from the ancient tradition of Wisdom Healing Qigong can signficantly enhance your well-being and happiness.

Experience simple tools and practices to regain energy, enhance health, and improve wellbeing.

Gain insight on the secrets to addressing the holistic nature of your mind, body, and spirit, and more.

Your Presenters and Hosts:
Master Mingtong Gu
Master Mingtong  joyfully and skillfully translates the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for modern times. He founded The Chi Center and The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, a beautiful 79-acre resort near Santa Fe, New Mexico, to bring Qigong wisdom to benefit others around the world.  www.ChiCenter.com

Master Mingtong received mastery training with Dr. Grandmaster Pang Ming, the founder of Zhineng Qigong and the Zhineng Center, the largest Qigong medicine-less hospital in China. Master Mingtong received the Qigong Master of the Year Award at the 13th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also teaches at Omega, Esalen, Spirit Rock, Wisdom 2.0, 1440 Multiversity, The Shift Network, and other locations worldwide.
Sandra McKnight

Sandra is a professional actress, vocalist, story teller who currently performs her one woman show “Be Happy Now” nationally at retreats, conferences, and most recently in San Francisco at Society Cabaret.  She is dedicated to using Love and Laughter to bring the Light of Happiness to life. www.SandraMcknight.com 

Sandra also has an extensive career as a speech and communication expert and is the owner and founder of Voice Power Studios, located in Santa Fe, NM. and San Francisco, CA  - hosting and producing the popular Santa Fe radio Show, “The Sounds of Success” .www.VoicePowerStudios.com 


Sonam Dorjee
Sonam and his family run Bhutan Lost Kingdom Tours and Treks. Being well experienced travelers themselves, they know how to give each tour Guest personalized treatment. They treat their clients to cultural, festivals, trekking, river rafting, birding, high mountain hot springs, special botanical and photography tours exploring the exceptional rarities and unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas.

A Doctor of Herbology, Sonam is an expert in Himalayan Medicinal Plants, and spent many years in the mountains of Bhutan, Nepal, and Mongolia doing research as the Lead Pharmacist for the country. www.BhutanLostKingdomTours.com
The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong

40 Camino Vista Clara
Galisteo Basin/Lamy New Mexico - near Santa Fe