This evening Richard will talk to us about classical Chinese Feng Shui - the ancient art of consciously manipulating energy or chi to bring balance and harmony to a place or situation.
Feng shui is sometimes defined as â€œdoing the right thing in the right place at the right time.â€ A poorly placed building for instance or a poorly timed action tends to lead to imbalance, upset and disharmony. The key to good feng shui practice is the ability to remain fully present - both feeling and thinking - while identifying what the Chinese symbols are suggesting and correcting imbalance.
During the evening Richard will introduce us to these Chinese characters - principally the Chinese Animals and the Trigrams and Hexagrams of the Book of Changes - and how they may â€œtalkâ€ to us however little or much we may know of their significance. We will look at ways to be simultaneously sensitive and intelligent whilst sifting for meaning.
This is an opportunity to hear about a centuries old method of divination and learn how to work intuitively as well as intelligently with its vocabulary and tools. By the end of the evening the attentive student will have some idea of the methodology of traditional feng shui and one or two procedures to take home and master.
Richard Ashworth studied with Master Chan Kun Wah from 1998 to 2002 and in 2005 completed the first ever feng shui course certificated by a Chinese University at Huazhong University in Central China.
From 2005 to 2007 he edited the Journal of the Feng Shui Society and in October 2006 addressed the 2nd International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui in Hong Kong, one of very few Westerners to do so.
In 2008 he was co-chair and organiser of the 1st International Congress on Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment in Turin. In 2012 he was accorded the rare honour of being invited to address the Grand Masters at the International Feng Shui Conference in Singapore.
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