Fáilte go Emei Qi Gong Ireland
My name is Ann Keenaghan. Below, I will tell you a little more about myself and how I came to meet Master Shaofan Zhu, Qi Gong Master Instructor, while on a flight to China to visit my son, in 2017. I came to realise this man is an anam cara, which is the Irish for soul friend.
Emei Qi Gong is an ancient practice that was kept alive by the monks living on Emei Mountain in China. This mountain is also known as The Golden Summit and it is one of the most sacred sites in China. The monks also kept the practice of Taoist meditation alive, when both it and the practice of Qi Gong were banned by the government.
The plan to bring Master Shaofan to Ireland to teach was not made over the phone or via zoom but it was literaly made, following a ‘chance’ meeting in the sky, on that long distance flight to China in 2017.
I am originally from Donegal, but I now live in Spiddal, a beautiful and sacred space in the heart of the Gaeltacht area in Connemara. The term Gaeltacht refers to all districts where the Irish language is still the first spoken language. Irish is one of the oldest written and historical languages in Europe, a thousand years older than English. It was first seen in Ogham form in the 5th century. Irish was spoken all over Ireland until the 1800 s, when Irish people were pressurised to speak English as a first language. Thankfully the Irish language has survived. Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam is an old Irish saying. It means a country without a language is a country without a soul.
It is no co-incidence that it was to a Gaeltacht area, an area rich in heritage, wisdom and culture that Master Shaofan came to share the ancient wisdom and practices from the East. Gratitude and blessings to both the monks from Emei in China and the people of the Gaeltacht in Ireland for keeping our ancient practices and wisdom alive.
“Soir gach siar faoi dheireadh thiar” Translation East is West when you are far enough West.
Is cleachta seanda é Emei Qi Gong. Is iad na manaigh a choinnigh beo é mar cleachtadh ar Sliabh Emei, an Sliabh Órga, suíomh naofa sa tSín. Choinnigh siad Taoism beo freisin ag am nuair nach raibh siad ceadaithe ag an rialtas.
Is thuas ins na néalta ar an turas fada a rinne mé an cinneadh cuireadh a thabhairt don Máistir Shaofan a theacht go hÉireann. Ní ar an fón ná zoom a bhí an cinneadh déanta.
Rugadh agus tógadh mé i nDún na nGall ach anois tá mé i mo chónaí sa Spidéal, áit álainn, naofa é i gcroí lár Chonamara. Ceantair ina labhraítear Gaeilge go nádurtha iontu, tugtar an Gaeltacht orthu. Is í an Ghaeilge an teanga is ársa san Eorpa. Chonacthas scríobha den chéad uair in Ogham é sa cúigiú haois. Bhí an teanga á labhairt ar fud na hÉireann go dtí an t-ochtú aois déag nuair a cuireadh bac í a labhairt. Ní aon comhtharlú é gur go dtí an Gaeltacht a tháinig an Máistir Shaofan, ar dtús, áit an-sabhair í maidir lenár ndúchas, ar gcultúr agus ar n-eagna. “Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”
For information on:
- Integrated Energy therapy certified training ( For personal or professional use)
- Meditation evenings
- Qi Gong weekly classes/workshops
- Healing with Angel days, or evenings via Zoom
- How to purchase my Angel healing meditation
Visit my website: www.annkeenaghan.com