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We invite you to join Yuan Tze and the REN XUE community for this special event.

In our effort to transform and uplift life, we are often faced with challenges that limit our ability to see and experience life and stall our progress. Broadening our view and having a clearer picture is an important way to help us move beyond these challenges. Whether you are just learning how to connect to your own wisdom, or you are building on work and ability you already have, Yuan Tze will be guiding us to connect inside to our own heart and Shen (True Self) to find solutions to our challenges, while supporting us with insight from his heart and Shen.

After a very positive and special experience in the April 2021 retreat, during this retreat Yuan Tze will take us deeper into understanding the challenges we face, gaining a clearer perspective, and guiding us to connect with our hearts and Shen to help us all move forward, by spending the whole of the retreat answering our questions directly.  Participants can send in questions to Yuan Tze about their challenges, goals and growth and he will respond to as many as he can during the retreat.

In addition, Dorrie van Roij-Houtappels and Norberto Rodrigues, whose stories feature in the Already Free film, will each deliver a talk during the retreat. These two REN XUE Teachers have gained the ability to create the heart and Shen unification within themselves, inspiring us all to do the same.

It is not necessary that you attended the April retreat, or that you send in your own questions.    Whether you join the sessions live or watch the recordings, you will be connected into the same powerful, loving and supportive Qifield.

The form for submitting questions to Yuan Tze will open two weeks before the retreat.

Retreat Overview

The program for this online retreat is designed so no matter where you are in the world, you can participate the three different daily activities:

  1. Global community Yuan Gong Practice
  2. Yuan Tze's Teaching session
  3. Tea & Qi community gathering

Click on the diagram to see how the various activities align with particular regions/locations.

Each day over the nine days we offer live activities for every session, except for the replay of Yuan Tze's session for those in Europe, Africa, and some parts of Asia and Australia. For this particular activity, we invite you to watch the recording of Yuan Tze's session as a group in between the other live activities – see more details below.

Rest assured, whether you join Yuan Tze's session live or watch the recording, the support of the same powerful, loving, and nourishing Qifield will be available to you.

The daily live broadcast of Yuan Tze's teachings takes place each day from:
Saturday, November 6, 2021 to Sunday, November 14, 2021
9 am – 12:30 pm New Zealand Daylight Time*
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*Please note that the US and Canada have time changes on Day 3 of the retreat
Our (almost) 24-hour daily program

Three Core Activities

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1. Global Community Yuan Gong Practices

Each day throughout the retreat you can join one of our live online global community Yuan Gong practices either two hours before Yuan Tze's live session (at 7 am New Zealand Daylight Time) or ahead of the recorded session (at 10 am Greenwich Mean Time). These optional one-hour practice sessions are led by qualified REN XUE Teachers and include Tian Yuan & Di Yuan, Ren Yuan, and Xia Yuan.

If you are new to Yuan Gong, beginner's session are also offered where you can learn the first two methods (Tian Yuan and Di Yuan) over the course of the first five days of the retreat.

These shared practices are a wonderful way to connect with the Ren Xue community and Qifield and get yourself into a good state ahead of Yuan Tze's session.

Read more about this activity in our Overview of Yuan Gong Practice Sessions.

2. Program for Yuan Tze Teaching Sessions


Yuan Tze’s Teaching session will take place LIVE daily:

From Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, November 14
9 am – 12:30 pm New Zealand Daylight Time.
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If you're in Europe, South Africa, Asia, or some parts of Australia, we appreciate that Yuan Tze's live session may be at a time that is either very late in your evening or very early in your morning. So we invite you to watch the RECORDED session as a group daily:

From Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, November 14
10 am – 1:30 pm Greenwich Mean Time.
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Retreat Program

Day 1 Opening Talk, Qifield Building, Group Healing
Day 2 Q&A with Yuan Tze
Day 3 Session 1 with Dorrie van Roij-Houtappels

Session 2 Q&A with Yuan Tze

Day 4 Session 1 with Norberto Rodrigues

Session 2 Q&A with Yuan Tze

Day 5 Q&A with Yuan Tze, Group Healing
Day 6 Q&A with Yuan Tze
Day 7 Q&A with Yuan Tze
Day 8 Q&A with Yuan Tze
Day 9 Concluding talk with Yuan Tze, Group Healing

3. Tea & Qi Community Gatherings

Each day of the retreat, a short while after both the live broadcast and recorded group viewing of Yuan Tze's teaching session, some of our REN XUE Teachers will hold virtual Tea & Qi community sessions via Zoom. The goal is to help build connections within the community and help us support one another in the practice of Ren Xue.

These are held on Zoom:

After Yuan Tze's LIVE Session Each Day
From Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, November 14

2:00-3:15 pm - New Zealand Daylight Time
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After watching the RECORDING of Yuan Tze’s Session Each Day
From Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, November 14

3:00-4:15 pm - Greenwich Mean Time
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Details about the Online Event

Explore more details about the event below, including our pricing options, ways to pay, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Pay what you can

We are a diverse and global community, and as such we want to offer a payment structure that allows us to accommodate different realities.  For this reason, we offer a sliding scale for Yuan Tze events, to enable people to pay what they can.

For those who have the means and live in a country with a strong currency, we offer a higher price.  For those, whose financial means may be currently restricted and/or are living in countries with weaker currencies, we have various options to choose from.  If the lowest option presented is still a barrier to your participation, please contact our Events Coordinator, Chris Dunaway, at and she will work something out with you. For us, the most important thing is that people are able to access the teachings.

Donate to support others

Equally, if you are in the position of being able to donate to help others participate, you will have that option when you pay for your event. All donations will be gratefully received by both REN XUE International (RXI), and the recipient of the financial support.

RXI is a non-profit charitable trust based in New Zealand – because we operate internationally we do not have donee status, which means donors do not receive tax credits for their donation.  If you prefer to receive a tax credit for your donation and are in the US – you can give to REN XUE of the Americas here or in New Zealand – you can give to REN XUE Australasia here.

Event fee and currency conversion

Prices are all in New Zealand Dollars (NZD), which is a relatively weak currency against stronger currencies such as the US Dollar, Euro, and British Pound. To check your currency against the pricing options in NZD you can access an online currency convertor here.

Ways to Pay

We offer three payment options.
  1. Credit Card

Credit card is the simplest way to pay from outside New Zealand. We use the Stripe payment gateway and it is secure and safe.

  1. PayPal

PayPal allows you to pay via any credit card, debit card or bank account linked to your PayPal account.  If you wish to pay via credit card, we encourage you to use the credit card option above, as this incurs a lower transaction fee on our part.

  1. Direct Bank Transfer

For Direct Bank Transfer (e.g. online banking, Transferwise) we will include our bank account details in your order confirmation email. Your order will be placed on hold until we can verify your funds have cleared in our account.  To avoid disappointment, we recommend making the transfer at least two working days prior to the event. This will allow the banks to process your transaction.

When transferring funds, please use your order number as your payment reference. This is very important. We need this reference to know the payment is from you.

Gifting & Alternative Payment Options

If you are unable to pay via one of the above options, or would like to purchase an event as a gift for someone else, please contact our Events Coordinator, Chris Dunaway, at


What if I live in a different time zone?

You can watch the event in three different ways:

  • Live, as it happens
  • Delayed – if you start a session that is already underway you can choose to start from the beginning and not what is being broadcasted Live
  • Recordings, after the fact – this is a good option for those in very different time zones. All previously-recorded sessions will be available to you.

Rest assured, whether you join Yuan Tze's session live or watch the recording, the support of the same powerful, loving, and nourishing Qifield will be available to you.

How long will the workshop content be available to me?

You will have access to this content for as long as you have a Learn REN XUE account with us.

Can we stream part of the event, and pay part of the fee?

There are no prorated, per-day streaming options.

What if I decide later that I don’t want to attend? Can I get my money back?

Cancellations will receive a full refund less NZD $50 (for processing and admin fees).

How do I access the online event?

All information relating to the event is accessible under My Portal.

Is it OK to pay for one registration and share it with others?

We ask that each person who wishes to watch registers separately. We are committed to keeping costs as affordable as we can for everyone and offer many different payment options for people to access the events.

In addition, access to the online event content will only be available by logging into your account and viewing it under the My Portal section. This content will be available to you for as long as you have an account with us.

Background Information

If this is your first event with Yuan Tze or you're relatively new to Ren Xue, we invite you to review the following background information to give you insights into why and how Ren Xue came about and the benefits it has brought to people.


About REN XUE and Yuan Tze

REN XUE’s founder, Yuan Tze, has lived in New Zealand since 2002.  Born in China, Yuan Tze developed REN XUE and its disciplines after spending more than a decade in the West. REN XUE combines the best of both worlds. It draws from Yuan Tze’s deep knowledge of traditional Chinese wisdom culture including Daoism, Confucianism, Qigong, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, I-Ching philosophy, Feng Shui, Taiji, Bagua and martial arts. Yuan Tze has integrated such ancient wisdom with modern philosophy, science, medicine, and technology to create a truly unique and comprehensive systems for developing the whole of life.

REN XUE is a wisdom system developed to help practitioners achieve greater health, happiness, sense of wellbeing, realization and wisdom. It helps us find inner harmony through practices that elevate body, mind and heart, which in turn helps us find outer harmony – in our personal relationships, with society, and with nature.

Learning from Yuan Tze

Learning from Yuan Tze is a unique experience, with his talks carrying powerful information infused with immense wisdom, love, and compassion. Such information can touch your life directly on a deep level and effect profound changes.

When talking, Yuan Tze uses far more than just the usual verbal communication. He also uses his heart and mind to directly transmit information to your heart and mind.

Yuan Tze's teachings are in Chinese and are interpreted by his wife, partner, and interpreter, Melissa. For core REN XUE terminology, Melissa will use the original Chinese terms. Translations of these terms can be read here to help further explain each term and their place within REN XUE.

It's important to remember that REN XUE is a big system and there is a clear path through it with lots of support. Concepts may be mentioned during lectures that you have not yet learned—being relaxed and open to Yuan Tze, and at ease with what you have not yet learned, will best support you to access the teachings.

The system of REN XUE has been developed by Yuan Tze to reflect totality, and as such, the delivery of the teachings is unique from other learning experiences. One of the treasures of Yuan Tze's teaching style is that it allows the participant to quietly contemplate the possibilities that lie beyond absolute answers. Compared to how we receive most of our information online these days, some may experience this as slow-paced or repetitive.

There are two main things that you can do to reach optimal results.

  1. Be in your heart

Open your heart and listen to the teaching with your heart. Connect with Yuan Tze's heart so he can exchange Qi and information with you smoothly. Unify with the Qifield and take everything into your heart. You can read more about heart-to-heart transmission here.

  1. Access the Qifield

A nourishing and powerful Qifield will be built for the event. This Qifield is to support all the participants so everyone can get the most out of the event. Opening your heart and unifying with the Qifield can help you get the most out of it.

Throughout the event, the Qifield will continue to change, and the change comes from the heart and consciousness of every participant. In other words, it is up to all participants to continue to uplift and strengthen the Qifield for the benefit of all.

Hear directly from Yuan Tze in this beautiful (22 mins) as he talks about his early years.

About Yuan Gong

Yuan Gong is an innovative qigong practice that has been specifically developed for today’s busy lifestyle. While its foundation rests in Chinese tradition, the practice acknowledges and incorporates recent scientific and psychological findings.

The practice works on the body, but also on emotional, physical, and mental levels. It is simple to learn and easy to practice and can be adapted for any physical condition.​ Comprising of nine different methods, Yuan Gong has been designed to be effective even when the practice is brief. Read more about the nine methods of Yuan Gong here.

What Others Have to Say

"Yuan Tze's online workshops are making a significant difference to my life, they are helping me navigate turbulent times both on a personal level and on our collective level (internal and external). I feel such a difference in how I handle stressful situations. I now respond in a way that feels healthier for myself and others."

S.M., New Zealand

“I would recommend it to anyone interested in growth because it provides an incredible opportunity for people like me who wouldn’t normally be able to attend, to have this enriching experience."

A.V., United States

"My understanding of relaxed, calm and natural is completely different from before joining Yuan Tze’s online events."

H.C., New Zealand