• WEEKLY CLASSES •
Yoga • Tai Chi • Meditation
Please RSVP, Life changes!
6-week course • $90
NEW DATES! Sept. 21- Nov. 2 (skip Oct. 12)
Taught by Master Frank Fong
Learn “Awareness Through Movement”
Sundays 9-10am • $30/3 weeks (Nov. 6-20)
Dharma Meditation Study Group
Sundays 10:30-11:30am beginning Nov. 6
(by donation only)
Suggested study materials include a copy of Dharma Paths by
Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. You can purchase a copy online from the Monastery at Kagyu.org.
7 - Mon ~ Qi Classes at OM! with Sarah Knispel 5 weeks November 7-December 12
9 - Weds~ Old Market Gallery Walk w/art by William Holland & Jeffrey Koterba 5-8pm $FREE
12 - Sat ~ Meditation, Mindfulness, & Spreading the Joy w/Richard Potter 1-5pm $25adv/$30 day of
12 - Sat ~ Poetry Slam 7:30pm $7
13 - Sun ~ Herbal Therapy for Seasonal Concerns w/Chanell Jaramillo 1-4pm $25
18-20 ~ MASTER CHEN Returns! QiGong, Meditation, Taoist Philosophy, & More!
26 - Sat ~ "The Basics of Astrology" Talk w/Sue Moon 3-5pm $FREE
with Chanell Jaramillo
Sundays 9-10am • $30/3 weeks (Nov. 6-20)
Round and round, in and out, congestion and deficiency - these are the aspects of the chakras that need to be balanced. As you learn to examine the energy body through the chakra system, you will become more aware of your energetic needs and thus aim to restore the energy centers to homeostasis. Through specific movements, visualizations, and meditations, you can learn to cultivate and hone your awareness and balance your energetic field naturally.
This class will meet for one hour each week and focus on one chakra at a time, beginning with the root and ending with the crown. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for yoga movements. The class will offer introductory information, beginner to intermediate yoga style movements, and end with visualization & meditation on the chakra of the week.
Pillows and mats are available at the center, but feel free to bring your own. Please call in your RSVP to OM at 402-345-5078; drop-ins are also welcome.
with Sarah Knispel
Mondays • 5-week sessions (Nov. 7-Dec 12; skip Nov. 14)
Call to RSVP!
• Conditioning Class • 4-5pm • $50
This martial arts-inspired conditioning class will include a regimen of: stretching, simple kicks and punch combinations, core strengthening exercises, followed by a cool down and group mediation. Develop strength, release excess emotions and experience feeling re-charged and energized. Challenge your mind, body and spirit with this fun weekly program! Please wear workout shoes and be prepared to sweat.
• Primordial QiGong • 5:15-6:30pm • $75
Move into stillness with this introductory series of Primordial QiGong. Harmonize your body, mind and spirit while you develop balance, coordination and concentration with these gentle movements. The 12 movements of Primordial QiGong are great for all levels of experience and physical conditions!
• Beginning Meditation: Establishing a Daily Practice • 6:45–7:30pm • $45
Return to stillness and cultivate balance in your life through meditation. This class will address the logistics of establishing a meditation practice and offer a variety of techniques that regulate body-mind-spirit. Regulate the mind and body, reduce stress and increase your vitality!
Nebraska native Sarah Knispel has trained and studied with Master Chen since 2007. She has received Taoist and WuDang teachings in: tai chi, QiGong, meditation, energy healing, internal alchemy, and ceremonial arts. www.wudangtao.com
Nov. 9 - Old Market Gallery Walk
Featuring work by William Holland & Jeffrey Koterba
5-8pm • $FREE
The Old Market Gallery Walk is a fun, FREE art tour through downtown Omaha. Join us the second Wednesday of every month for the best walking tour of the arts scene in Omaha! Tour the galleries and meet the artists - admission is FREE.
William HollandFeatured on many album covers, magazines, t-shirts, fliers, and more, the ink and watercolor art of William Holland has brought him into the spotlight. Most visual artists in the Midwest are classically trained, and specialize in the more traditional methods. Holland has done nothing of the sort. Instead, he has taken tried and tested media and developed a style all his own, a style not only surreal, but often going against the very grain of the Midwest. Jeffrey Koterba is an award-winning cartoonist for the Omaha World-Herald.
His work is distributed through King Features Syndicate to 400 newspapers nationwide, and have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 2010, two of Koterba’s cartoons flew aboard space shuttle Discovery.
Koterba’s memoir, Inklings, was named a Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction book of 2009. Entertainment Weekly called Inklings “a powerful and moving portrait of an artist.”
His band, Prairie Cats, has performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival, and at the Derby Lounge in Hollywood.
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Nov. 12 - Meditation, Mindfulness, & Spreading the Joy of an Awakened Heart
with Richard Potter
1-5pm • $25 adv/$30 day of
What is the ‘Great Work” for our time? It is to keep our minds and hearts clear and purified by gaining mastery over our thoughts, feelings, and actions. By performing this work we find ourselves bathed in light, infused with joy, and we discover the deep peace which is the nature of our soul. This has been the work of mystics from time immemorial but it is especially important at times of disharmony. In times like those in which we live, the spiritual person becomes a salve to heal the wounds of the earth and those who abide in its atmosphere. In this workshop we will clear and purify our minds and hearts and also learn techniques to use our quiet and joyful hearts to affect the larger environment.
Richard Potter is a senior teacher for the Sufi Order International and has been a spiritual guide and teacher for three decades. He has also published the books Authentic Spirituality and Spiritual Development for Beginners. Richard has held classes and led Sufi dancing evenings over the years at OM.
7:30pm • $7
What is a poetry Slam?
It's competition poetry; meaning humor, politics, enlightenment, sex, entertainment masquerading as literature, literature masquerading as entertainment. Poets will read, then judges will flash Olympic-style scoring to determine who goes on to the next round until there's just one poet left standing as the champion. It's a lot of fun!
Hosted by Matt Mason. Open mic starts at 7:30 followed by the slam; sign up BEFORE 7:30 as signup is limited and will only be allowed after 7:30 if less than 8 are in the slam.
Nov. 13 - Herbal Therapy for Seasonal Concerns
with Master Herbalist Chanell Jaramillo
1-4pm • $25
Rediscover the elders' secrets for boosting immunity, breaking fevers, soothing sore throats, calming upset tummies, kicking Seasonal Affective Disorder, and more! Join OM's certifed master herbalist for an afternoon of valuable information, do-it-yourself home techniques, and hands-on demonstration. Reconnect to the healer within through herbs, holism, and ancient wisdom.
Chanell Jaramillo of Transpersonal Health is a certified life coach, Biopulsar aura counselor, and master herbalist. She holds a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and certificates from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Transformational Coach Training Program, The Global College of Natural Medicine, The Colour Energy Corporation, and The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Chanell specializes in transpersonal techniques to bring about self-awareness and transformation. She also focuses on the health of the aura and chakras to bring about healing, and incorporates Western herbalism to support the body as it transitions into a more natural and balanced state of health.
Nov. 18-20: MASTER CHEN Returns!
QiGong, Meditation, Taoist Philosophy, & More!
Master Chen is a 24th generation lineage Quan Zhen Pai (Complete Reality Sect) and 15th generation lineage Wu Dang San Feng Pai. As an ordained Taoist priest, he is a gifted teacher of this ancient tradition. Chen’s mastery of English and his humorous delivery make his teaching both accessible and profound.
No experience is necessary for any of these classes! Class space is limited, so phone in your registration to OM at 402-345-5078 to secure your spot. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook to class.
Friday, Nov. 18: Spiritually Preparing for the 2012 Global Transformation
6:30-8:30pm • $35
The Taoists, like all indigenous cultures, have their own calendar and spiritual understanding about the world changes that will happen in 2012. Master Chen will share his own visions to help facilitate students preparing for the change. The key is to be prepared and spiritually balanced. Class will focus on understanding the earth changes happening and the spiritual change for humanity. Through a calm heart, one can finally know the authentic self and live a balanced life, managing the stresses of the world.
Saturday, Nov. 19: Wu Dang Primordial QiGong Part I & II (Hun Yun Qi Gong)
9am-4pm • $135
Primordial QiGong is considered a foundational form used by Taoist monks on Wu Dang Mountain to rebuild ching (vital essence) and yuan chi (vital energy). These simple exercises strengthen the physical body, open the twelve energy meridians, and clear emotions. Class will cover an introduction to QiGong theory, health benefits of QiGong and internal chi movement. Learn to coordinate breath, movement and mind. This powerful set of exercises cleanses, restores health to each of the major organs, reverses aging, improves the immune system, and increases intuitive abilities.
Sunday, Nov. 20: Herbs, Food, & Tea Recipes - Remedies for Beauty, Health, & Longevity
2-4pm • $35
Sunday, Nov. 20: Healing the Physical & Emotional Body - Meditation Techniques, Philosophy, & Chi Exercises
5-7pm • $35
Wu Dang Mountain has a history of meditation practices spanning more than two thousand years. Taoist philosophy focuses on meditation practices to cultivate a calm heart, healthy body, and still mind. Master Chen will discuss specific meditation techniques and QiGong exercises to heal the body. Taoist wisdom to help breakthrough the world of emotion will be shared. QiGong exercises to rejuvenate the body will be covered that are simple and specific yet very powerful. Taoism is known for its practical solutions to counteract the stress of life, work, and emotions.
About Master Chen:
Practice in the West
In 1990, Master Chen emigrated from the People's Republic of China to the United States at the behest of his master, Master Li. He now resides in Evergreen, Colorado, with his wife and three children. With his gift for making Taoist thought accessible, Master Chen has taught the Wu Dang tradition of Taoism to many thousands of students in America and over 10,000 people in China. He is also a well-known Tai Chi Master with a large following in the United States.
As a Taoist teacher and Tai Chi instructor, Master Chen has been asked to share his teachings in many network television and newspaper interviews and in articles in national magazines. He has been involved with two documentaries that aired in the winter of 2006.
Serving the Future of Taoism in the West
Master Chen is the president of Chi for Longevity and president/founder of the Association for Chinese and American Enrichment, Inc. (aka the North American Wudang Taoist Association), a nonprofit organization. He also serves as director of Wu Dang Cultural Studies in America. Chen is the President of the Sanfeng Friendship Association, based in Wu Dang, and is the official U.S. representative of Wu Dang for the Wu Dang Taoist Association. Master Chen's mission is to build the first Taoist monastery in the United States.
Nov. 26 - "The Basics of Astrology" Talk
with Sue Moon
3-5pm • $FREE
Learn how to understand astrology as a tool to help you live a happier, more productive life! By learning the cycles of the planets, we can understand our own cycles and patterns better. Astrology can give us a much deeper understanding of who we are in this life and how to live to our highest potential.