Tong Yuan - Cultivate your Heart Consciousness Training

A comprehensive 8 week live and on demand training in the meditation technique for cultivating the 5 essential qualities of the heart.

Tong Yuan 'Creating a Barrier-Free Heart' is a method for reclaiming your natural ability to embody the five essential qualities of the heart: trust, openness, love, gratitude and Gongjing (true respect).

These 5 essential qualities of the heart are the foundation for recognizing and changing unhealthy ways of thinking and behaving. The heart is also the key to the True Self.

In this program, you are guided to explore each heart quality and with practice, your heart will more naturally experience and express these qualities.

Take a Brief Tour Inside the Program

Yuan Tze talks about the heart:

"Your heart, or Xin in Chinese, is the key to unlocking your True Self. When your True Self is freed and becomes functional, its wisdom will dissolve most of your unhealthy patterns and a new life will emerge.

In REN XUE, the consistent manifestation of True Self is the phenomenon of ‘enlightenment’. This is how important your heart is! And this is why the heart is the focus of our work in REN XUE.

The True Self is unable to function and manifest its realization and wisdom because the patterns of the consciousness have taken over and function on behalf of the True Self. It is as though the True Self has been locked away by all the patterns.

The heart is able to unlock the True Self because it has a special connection with it. However, to do so, the heart needs to be in its natural state. What is the natural state of the heart? It is the original pure, healthy state with the presence of all the innate qualities of the heart, including the five essential qualities (five Xin) – trust, openness, love, gratitude and Gongjing (true respect). When in this state, the heart can bypass the patterns of the consciousness and reach the True Self directly.

Most people’s hearts have not been in this natural state for a long time. The main cause is that we have learned to manifest these heart qualities conditionally. We set conditions and it is only when the conditions are met that we feel safe to feel these qualities in our hearts.

As life goes on, we set more and more conditions and therefore feel these Xin qualities less and less. Gradually we lose the natural ability to feel them.

When a Xin quality is absent, it doesn’t just leave a vacuum; instead, the OPPOSITE qualities will take over. The presence of the opposite qualities will inevitably turn our hearts into an unhealthy or even twisted state. This is why in reality it is rare for a person’s heart to reach her True Self.

The good news is: all these Xin qualities are still there in your heart. With work they can be brought alive and the heart can be restored to its natural state.

WHEN THE HEART IS TRULY OPEN, LIFE OPENS TO A COMPLETELY NEW HORIZON!"

Introductory Video Explanation on Cultivating your Heart Consciousness

A short explanation of why this meditation technique is so beneficial.

 

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Course Summary

18 May - 09 July 2020

Tong Yuan 'Create a barrier-free heart' training: learn how to transform your 'Xin Ling' (heart consciousness) through cultivating and increasing the 5 essential qualities of the heart.

A LIVE GUIDED GROUP TRAINING with weekly classes, together with on-demand 'watch anytime' video tutorials, accessible in a private membership portal accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world (more details below). 

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

"I have been doing my practice every day and what a difference to how I feel – truly amazing, the missing piece. I am excited to see the healing benefits that will start to become apparent physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have been so strong, loving and open and others stuff doesn’t get stuck on me or take over."

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Benefits of Practicing Tong Yuan

Dispel fear and (re-)learn trust from deep within
Experience inner calm and safety, no matter what is going on around you
Cultivate unconditional love for yourself and others
Experience deep peace and harmony within your heart
Grow gratitude and appreciation for yourself, and the whole of life
Feel your connection with the heart of Humanity and the Cosmos
Move closer and closer to your True Self

and much more good stuff!

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

How will your life benefit from cultivating your heart consciousness (Xin Ling)?

We use the meditation practice of Tong Yuan to cultivate the '5 essential qualities of the heart', in order to transform our heart consciousness (Xin Ling). 

If we do not cultivate and 'grow' the positive qualities of our heart, the negative qualities will automatically take their place, because 'nature abhors a vacuum'. Conversely, when we consciously and actively cultivate the positive 'virtues' of the heart, the negative qualities automatically dissolve.

The great thing about practicing Tong Yuan is that it is super easy to learn and simple to practice.

Once you've learned the theory, all you have to do is listen to one of the several meditation tracks on a regular basis (preferably once a day), and your heart consciousness (Xin Ling) will start to transform. 

The purpose of this training is to help you transform your inner beingness and develop greater and greater levels of self-realization and wisdom. This inner transformation will bring great peace and true joy, which in turn also contributes to the betterment of humanity: as we uplift ourselves, we uplift the whole. 

Once learned once, you have this technique for the rest of your life to ongoingly improve your lifeon all levels.

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

Sneak Peak Inside The Program

In this video you are taken on a brief tour of the program so that you can see what it 'looks' like once your register. (Program tour starts at approx 3.30 mins).

 

Tong Yuan - Course Curriculum

18 May - 9 July 2020 (8 weeks)

Goals, Benefits and Outcomes

The purpose of the Tong Yuan training is to cultivate and grow the '5 essential qualities of the heart' in order to increase positive virtues, and decrease old negative feelings and unhappiness. And here's an interesting fact: when we don't take the time to actively 'grow' positive feelings, negative ones will take their place, which is why it's SO important to make the time to grow the good ones! As we increase the positive qualities of the heart (trust, openness, love, gratitude, respect, humility, compassion etc) we 'squeeze out' the old unhealthy qualities such as fear, mistrust, hatred, jealousy, anger, sadness and more. 

BENEFITS of the Tong Yuan training include:

  • Increasing beneficial qualities such as self-compassion, self-love, self-care, self-worth, self-belief, gratitude and trust
  • Feeling safer and more secure in yourself and in the world
  • Trusting and feeling safer with other people, a dropping away of fear, suspicion and doubt
  • Discovering you have a better connection with yourself and others
  • Increased levels of inner peace and harmony
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Better access to your intuition (inner tutor), inner guidance and wisdom
  • An ability to be guided by your True Self for guidance and inspiration
  • Greater levels of understanding of the Ren Xue and Yuan Gong theories and practices of self-transformation
  • and a lot more, which you get to discover as your do the practice, because once you've learned the technique, you have it for a life-time journey of inner exploration and transformation


THEORIES AND TOPICS of the Tong Yuan training include:

  • The theory of Tong Yuan, its benefits and how it works to cultivate the 5 essential qualities of the heart
  • A deep dive exploration into each of the 5 Xin qualities of the heart
  • Fundamental Ren Xue theories including the theory of Jing Qi and Shen 
  • Theory of Xin and Xin Ling (heart consciousness)
  • Theory of the 'heart protector' for physiological and emotional protection
  • Exploration of True Self and False Self
  • Theory of Calm, Relaxed and Natural
  • Understanding of the 5 treasures of life (Ren Xue 'High Five')
  • Comprehension of relevant Ren Xue and Qigong terminology
  • Guidance and tips on how to make progress with your practice of Tong Yuan
  • and a lot more...


TECHNIQUES & PRACTICES of the Tong Yuan Patterns training you will learn include:

  • The first two stages of the Tong Yuan meditation
  • Comprehensive study of the Tong Yuan meditation scripts
  • The Kai Xin 'Heart Consciousness' Verse for preparing the heart and mind for practice
  • The heart prayer for humanity
  • And more...

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

Detailed Course Curriculum

Guidance, Community and Support

When you engage in program of transformation over a set period of time with a teacher and group, you are much more likely to have better results than doing things by yourself. Why is this? For 2 reasons:

1. EXPERT GUIDANCE. The analogy we could use here is climbing Mt Everest: how will you know what equipment to bring, what pitfalls to avoid, which route to take? How will you know which is the fastest and most efficient route? Will it be fun walking by yourself or possibly getting lost? When you have a guide, they know the way, and all you have to do is turn up and follow along. 

2. GROUP SUPPORT. When you journey in a group, you have company, support, encouragement, banter, fun... You learn from listening to your fellow travellers' stories and you learn you are not alone. You can relate to what others are going through... You can share your wins and struggles... You are motivated to keep going even when things get tough... all of this happens when we come together in 'group'.

What Your Study Course Includes

  • Full theory and practice of Tong Yuan
  • Training in the experiential practice of the Yuan Gong Tong Yuan 'meditation' method
  • 8 weeks of live classes with instruction by fully certified Yuan Gong teacher Kim Knight
  • 8 weeks of personal guidance and tuition to keep you motivated and inspired
  • Joining a community of like-minded individuals committed to their self growth and the upliftment of humanity
  • 8 weeks of training and guidance from a fully qualified Ren Xue teacher
  • 8 weeks of practical application to see real results
  • Live Q&A sessions for asking questions, feedback, group discussion etc
  • The opportunity to come together with a group of like-minded individuals for a 5 month journey of personal transformation
  • Access to private membership portal with anytime 24/7 'on demand' access to course content (video lessons, live class recordings, audio downloads, pdf handouts etc) from anywhere in the world
  • Stages one and two of the Tong Yuan Training
  • An opportunity to uplift your life and contribute to the upliftment of humanity (Zi Du Du Ren)
  • Lifetime access to course materials*
  • And a lot more 

Lifetime access: minimum 12 months from date of purchase and ongoing access for as long as the course remains 'live' online

"Felt super relaxed at the end. The techniques were surprisingly simple and easy to follow"

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Course Delivery

How is the course delivered? Course Logistics...

The course is taught by Yuan Gong instructor Kim Knight. Kim completed the initial 8 level teacher training with Yuan Tze in 2012, and then completed the 6 year teacher training in 2018. (See more details about Kim's training at the bottom of this page).

The course is delivered online through a mix of live virtual zoom classes and pre-recorded tutorials and lessons.

You can attend live or watch in your own time on demand. 

Attending live gives you the opportunity to ask questions and learn by listening to other people's stories and experiences. 

All course content is stored in a secure, online platform which you will be given access to upon registration. All course materials (videos, audio files, pdf handouts etc) are accessed via this private online portal. Pre-recorded video lessons are streamed and watched online, and audio files and pdf handouts are available for download to keep and watch on your device. 

Course instructions (how to attend the live classes etc) will be found once you enroll in the program. Once you register, you will be emailed with instructions on how to log in to the course portal. 

Once the live training is finished, you will have access to the course materials ongoingly 'on demand' online: you will have 24/7 access to the private course portal, with a minimum of 12 months access to course materials from date of purchase. You will also have 'lifetime' access to the course materials, which means for as long as the course remains online (hopefully for several years) but a guaranteed 12 months access from date of purchase. 

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

"Very interesting, beneficial and Kim presented it in a way that was easy to understand and do."

Participant Feedback

What makes this training so valuable?

I'd like to take share a bit more about this training to help you make your decision to come onboard, as I do recognize this is a time, money and energy committment. 

There are a several things which make this training comprehensive and worthwhile:

1. DEPTH OF CONTENT

When I give classes, it's not just a case of me turning up and leading a practice session, with a little bit of theory and practice. This is not how I teach at all. I like to deep dive over a period of weeks, supplying in depth theoretical training combined with significant practical application (much of the latter of which you will be doing in between classes, which is easier when you are held in the container of an ongoing course). In other words, these trainings go much deeper than some more general classes, and that's just because I love to teach thoroughly. 

2. MIX OF LIVE AND ON DEMAND TRAININGS

The course is a mix of live and pre-recorded lessons, which brings many benefits:

  • During live classes you have the opportunity to come together with your class mates, listen to others' stories, learn from each other, build connections and community. 
  • You can attend the live classes 'live' and / or watch later on demand if you cannot make a live class
  • The pre-recorded tutorials allow you to study in your time and catch up as necessary, and give you far more content than is possible to cover in live sessions only

3. SOPHISTICATED MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM

I spent years researching for a delivery platform which would make it easy and convenient for program members to access course materials in the easiest and most efficient way. Your private membership portal brings all your course content (videos, audios, handouts) together in one place, laid out in an easy-to-navigate fashion, which is important because these programs get stacked with content, which need to be able to navigate your way around quickly and easily.

Plus you have ongoing access to everything after the live training finishes - it becomes your personal resource library which you can return to again and again for years.

4. GROUP COMMUNITY, SUPPORT AND SHARING

These online group trainings are designed to be a place where you join with like-minded people travelling on the same journey to uplift their lives. Learning and studying in groups is far more effective, powerful and fulfilling than by oneself, because we learn from listening to others' stories, and feel connected and encouraged. We are not alone. These programs bring a deep experience of connection and support, which in turn gives you the motivation to keep going and do the work.

5. EXPERT COACHING AND GUIDANCE

With 15 years health coaching helping people manage their mental and emotional state, one of the aspects of this training will be exploring and discussing personal issues and challenges as they arise, and as they pertain to real life. Make no mistake, embarking on a program of transformation IS going to bring up mental and emotional challenges, but when you have a safe container to support you along the way, supported by expert coaching and guidance, you can make big strides and break through. 

When we work on the heart consciousness (Tong Yuan) and on the patterns of human nature (Ling Yuan), life will always bring us 'real life' situations which put us to the test. I will be there for 8 weeks guiding the group and individuals, helping  you to see what is keeping you stuck, helping you to move through roadblocks. Program members often comment that this is one of the most valuable aspects of these online group programs. 

So whatever stage of learning of these methods you are at, whether complete beginner, or intermediate student, there is much you can learn, and a huge opportunity to grow and change over this 8 week period: a huge opportunity to create a new you.

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Choose from the 3 enrollment options below: single payment (best value), 2 monthly installments or weekly subscription.

8 Week Tong Yuan Training

NON-NZ residents

$275 USD

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NZ residents

$435 NZD

One Time Payment

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NON-NZ residents

$150 USD

Two Monthly Payments

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NZ residents

$250 NZD

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Frequently Asked Questions

18 May - 09 July 2020

An onboarding session will be held 10am Monday 18 May NZT

Regular weekly classes are held for 8 weeks consecutively on Thursday mornings 10am NZT (which is the day before in Europe/ USA)

This course is very thorough in many ways:

I'd like to take share a bit more about this training to help you make your decision to come onboard, as I do recognize this is a time, money and energy commitment. 

There are a several things which make this training comprehensive and worthwhile:

1. DEPTH OF CONTENT

When I give classes, it's not just a case of me turning up and leading a practice session, with a little bit of theory and practice. This is not how I teach at all. I like to deep dive over a period of weeks, supplying in depth theoretical training combined with significant practical application (much of the latter of which you will be doing in between classes, which is easier when you are held in the container of an ongoing course). In other words, these trainings go much deeper than some more general classes, and that's just because I love to teach thoroughly. 

2. MIX OF LIVE AND ON DEMAND TRAININGS

The course is a mix of live and pre-recorded lessons, which brings many benefits:

  • During live classes you have the opportunity to come together with your class mates, listen to others' stories, learn from each other, build connections and community. 
  • You can attend the live classes 'live' and / or watch later on demand if you cannot make a live class
  • The pre-recorded tutorials allow you to study in your time and catch up as necessary, and give you far more content than is possible to cover in live sessions only

3. SOPHISTICATED MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM

I spent years researching for a delivery platform which would make it easy and convenient for program members to access course materials in the easiest and most efficient way. Your private membership portal brings all your course content (videos, audios, handouts) together in one place, laid out in an easy-to-navigate fashion, which is important because these programs get stacked with content, which need to be able to navigate your way around quickly and easily.

Plus you have ongoing access to everything after the live training finishes - it becomes your personal resource library which you can return to again and again for years.

4. GROUP COMMUNITY, SUPPORT AND SHARING

These online group trainings are designed to be a place where you join with like-minded people travelling on the same journey to uplift their lives. Learning and studying in groups is far more effective, powerful and fulfilling than by oneself, because we learn from listening to others' stories, and feel connected and encouraged. We are not alone. These programs bring a deep experience of connection and support, which in turn gives you the motivation to keep going and do the work.

5. EXPERT COACHING AND GUIDANCE

With 15 years health coaching helping people manage their mental and emotional state, one of the aspects of this training will be exploring and discussing personal issues and challenges as they arise, and as they pertain to real life. Make no mistake, embarking on a program of transformation IS going to bring up mental and emotional challenges, but when you have a safe container to support you along the way, supported by expert coaching and guidance, you can make big strides and break through. 

When we work on the heart consciousness (Tong Yuan) and on the patterns of human nature (Ling Yuan), life will always bring us 'real life' situations which put us to the test. I will be there for 5 months guiding the group and individuals, helping  you to see what is keeping you stuck, helping you to move through roadblocks. Program members often comment that this is one of the most valuable aspects of these online group programs. 

So whatever stage of learning of these methods you are at, whether complete beginner, or intermediate student, there is much you can learn, and a huge opportunity to grow and change over this 20 week period: a huge opportunity to create a new you.

All live classes are recorded, and pre-recorded on demand tutorials are time-released during the live training period. You can catch up on everything in your own time, plus you have ongoing access to the program for a minimum of 12 months from date of registration, and 'lifetime' access for as long as the program remains live online. 

There are no pre-requisites for learning Tong Yuan (the heart consciousness training) but you must already have properly learned Tong Yuan before studying and practicing Ling Yuan (the patterns transformation technique).

You have 3 choices:

  1. Enroll in both Tong Yuan (8 weeks) and Ling Yuan (12 weeks) (best value - see this page).
  2. Enroll in Tong Yuan only
  3. Enroll in Ling Yuan only

Different payment plans are offered to help people space out payments if they cannot pay all at once.

Earlybird payment is encouraged for people to enroll early so that administration can be taken care of before the course starts.

Great question and easy answer!

Sometimes people wonder why the price of my courses are a little higher than other classes. This is a great question with an easy answer!

My programs are not just weekly 'drop in' classes where you spend an hour or so in class and this is the only training or course materials you receive each week.

Each week's course content constitutes several hours of tuition, some of which is delivered live (approximately 2 hours per weekly live session) with additional course materials delivered on demand through pre-recorded tutorials. You can choose the speed you study - do as much or as little as you wish, because you have ongoing access to the videos and audios etc even after the live training is finished.

It's impossible to teach all the course content in just a few weekly live sessions which is why I like to give you a fully comprehensive training which you can delve into for months to come.

Also, we will be exploring the course topics through group sharings and guided coaching, which often there is not time for in a simple weekly class. This is why my weekly classes tend to run to 90-120 minutes rather than just one hour.

The course materials include downloadable audio files to keep, video tutorials, pdf instructions and more, plus you have a guaranteed 12 months access to the course portal, as well as 'lifetime' access, which means for the lifetime the course remains on line, which is hopefully for a number of years. 

This type of comprehensive training requires hours of preparation and delivery which goes well beyond me turning up to teach a live weekly class. It is really a case of apples and oranges and the two cannot be compared.

When you consider this is a practice you will have to use for the rest of your life, to uplift and transform your life at a fundamental level, the value is priceless!

I hope this helps you understand the depth of this study program.

One also needs to take into account the significant number of hours of training and experience invested in by the teacher to accumulate the knowledge to be able to deliver such a training, which includes a serious financial investment over a period of years.

When you consider this is a practice you will have to use for the rest of your life, t uplift and transform your life at a fundamental level, the value is priceless. 

Course Dates 

Course Dates

Tong Yuan 'Create a barrier-free heart' training 

8 Week Live guided training - 18 May - 9 July 2020

(Followed by if you choose Ling Yuan Live training - 12 weeks 16 July - 01 October 2020)

Completing Tong Yuan (part 1) is a pre-requisite for learning Ling Yuan (part 2).

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

"I really enjoy my Qigong sessions. Gentle, relaxing and very centering. Thanks!"

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Pre-requisites 

There are no pre-requisites or exclusions for learning Tong Yuan. It is open to learning by complete beginners, and also suitable for people wishing to refresh the technique or deepen their practice. 

Get ready for transformation! Get ready to set yourself free.

About Kim

 

Kim has been learning Qigong since 2000, and studying and practicing Ren Xue and Yuan Gong since 2009. She is a fully certified Ren Xue and Yuan Gong teacher, having completed the initial 8 level training with Yuan Tze in 2012, and the 6 year training in 2018. She continues to study and deepen her practice of the Ren Xue life cultivation methods, and is passionate about the topics elevation of human consciousness, self-realization and wisdom - the ultimate goals of Ren Xue. 

More Training Options

For best value choose the Tong Yuan (Heart Consciousness training) / Ling Yuan (Patterns training) 'CHANGE YOUR PATTERNS, CHANGE YOUR DESTINY' Bundle. Or if you have already learned Tong Yuan and now want to learn Ling Yuan (remembering Tong Yuan IS a pre-requisite for Ling Yuan), study Ling Yuan separately. Choose from the options below.

"My kids are loving me – they are very affectionate towards me and my reactions to them have not been the usual anger reaction but firm responses if needed delivered in a way that’s been far better received as well. Yay for Yuan Gong! Less yoga and more Qigong has been the theme for the week – I instinctively cant and won't miss doing it as a practice. "

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Tong Yuan Detailed Course Curriculum

A week-by-week breakdown of the course content of the heart consciousness training.

Program Orientation 

In the orientation session you will meet your fellow students and will we go through course logistics including course curriculum, portal navigation and more. We will also do a guided exercise to set intentions for the course, so that you can measure your progress over the 8 weeks.

Foundation and Theory

In this module you will learn essential foundational Qigong Yuan Gong theory including theory of Jing Qi and Shen, the 6 verses, the Kaixin (Heart) verse, Chinese terminology, essential Qi gate locations and more, in order to set a strong foundation for your practice of Tong Yuan. 

First Heart Quality: Trust

In this module we will explore trust and why it is the quality which underpins all other heart qualities, and therefore must be grown first. You will learn and experience the true meaning of trust, and practice the trust meditations.

Second Heart Quality: Openness

In this module you will learn the value and meaning of a truly open heart. We will explore the theory of Openness and you will learn and practice the Openness meditations.

Third Heart Quality: Love

Now that your heart is more open, you are able to cultivate more love. In this module you will grow more love, including love for others and the world, as well as self-love for yourself. You will learn this through the practice of the love meditations. 

Fourth Heart Quality: Gratitude

Now that you are experiencing more trust, openness and love, gratitude will naturally start to release from your heart. You will learn and practice the Gratitude meditations for cultivating even more of this heart quality.

Fifth Heart Quality: Gong Jing

Gongjing is a composite quality of all previous heart qualities and more, including humility, compassion and respect. True respect is the cornerstone of Gongjing. You will experience this as you practice the Gongjing meditations.

Consolidation

In this module we will consolidate all the learnings so far, giving you time to review the course materials and consolidate your confidence and competence in using Tong Yuan ongoingly once the training is complete.

Integration and Completion

In this module we will integrate and complete all the learnings, and reflect on and assess your progress over the previous weeks. You will see how much your heart has grown and how your life is positively changing as a result of this, and will continue to change. 

Cultivate your Heart Consciousness

8 Weeks of easy and inspiring learning for a lifetime of upliftment and positive transformation

Free Introductory Training

Still have doubts or questions? Then check out the free on-demand introductory training, giving you an insight into the Tong Yuan (heart consciousness) and Ling Yuan (patterns training) courses with Kim.

Free Introductory Program

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