We invite you to join Yuan Tze
and the Ren Xue community for this special event
April 13-21, 2024 PDT
This retreat will be held live in California, USA and online. It is the third retreat where our focus is shedding the false self to reveal the True Self by transforming patterns. Each retreat we continue to deepen our work and focus directly on two of the Ten Fundamental Patterns identified by Ren Xue. At this retreat we will focus on Self-Centeredness and Greediness. A very strong Qifield will support all that we aim to achieve, including deepening our understanding of these patterns, opening our heart so it can better communicate with the True Self, and most importantly, the manifestation of realization and wisdom, which is the key to transforming these patterns. With the support of the Qifield, you will feel greatly nourished in the whole process.
Although the teachings from each retreat in this series are connected, they do not need to be done in a linear fashion. You can start with this retreat even if you have not done the two previous retreats, which focused on the patterns of Fixed Expectations and Hiding & Avoiding, and Polarized Thinking and Over-Generalization. If you want to watch the replay of either of these retreats, you can find them here.
If we are each able to transform these patterns and uplift our lives, can you imagine the positive impact we can have on the world around us?
This retreat will be taking place from Wonder Valley, California.
REN XUE International is excited to be able to offer an online option for those who are unable to attend REN XUE of the America's Yuan Tze retreat in person. The online option will be a mixture of broadcast from the event and Zoom to offer more interactive practice and sharing sessions.
Yuan Gong methods Tian Yuan, Di Yuan, Tong Yuan and Ling Yuan will all be taught online, alongside a program of Ren Xue learning opportunities from experienced Ren Xue teachers, including special guests Norberto Rodrigues and Sylvie Jutras.
*All but a small number of the event sessions will be broadcast. Sessions that won't be broadcast include the morning practice session (these will be on Zoom instead) and the pre-screening of the new film ANY GIVEN MOMENT. As a part of our global community, we welcome you to join the world premiere on our Youtube channel RXTV later this year. More details of the program will be available closer to the retreat.
Retreat Daily Schedule
Afternoon & Evening
1:30-3:30 Session 3 (2’) - varied - time converter
3:30-4:00 Break (30”)
4:00-5:30 Session 4 (1’30”) - Yuan Gong Practice & Instruction - time converter
5:30-7:00 Break (1’30”)
7:00-8:30 Session 5 (1’30”) - Yuan Tze talk & Yuan Gong Practice, Group Healing on Day 1, 5 and 8 - time converter
Note: The five activity sessions are dedicated to learning Ren Xue, group healings, learning Yuan Gong and Yuan Gong practice. Tian Yuan, Di Yuan, Ren Yuan, Tong Yuan and Ling Yuan will all be taught.
Retreat Dates & Times all in PDT
7:00am - 8:30pm each day, see Retreat Daily Schedule
Day 9 - Sunday April 21st
Ends at 11:30am - time converter
Check these dates and times in your timezone on our calendar for Yuan Tze events here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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.
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.
- Direct Bank Transfer
For Direct Bank Transfer (e.g. online banking, Wise) 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 email@example.com
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.
Looking After Your Mental Health
In preparing for a Ren Xue event participants are encouraged to be in a "relaxed, calm and natural" state. Feeling this way is necessary for you to be able to integrate new insights and grow, and also for your safety.
If your mental state is unstable or highly changeable and it is not within your ability to return to a calm state, we would advise that this is not the time to attend a Ren Xue event.
The kind of mental states which are referred to here include but are not limited to the following;
- severe depression
- strong fluctuations of mood
- disturbing or racing thoughts
- feelings of unreality
- extreme sleep disturbance
- feeling unsafe due to thoughts of self-harm or others feeling unsafe around you
- extreme and uncontrolled anxiety
- or other significant mental health issues or disorders.
These experiences can be very distressing and our advice at this point would be for you to work with a health professional to stabilize your condition.
If, however you are comfortable that your mental health is relatively stable and that you can bring some clarity to any internal mental or emotional challenges that may come up as you reflect and work on your life, you are very welcome to participate, and may experience much benefit.
If you had a severe condition in the past or are currently experiencing a mild to moderate mental health disorder, we would encourage you to engage with support before, during and after the event. Participation is at your own risk, and you are strongly advised to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking part with a health professional who knows you well beforehand. Sometimes current or previously challenging experiences do come up during a Ren Xue event. The Mental Health Advisory team of Ren Xue is also available to discuss your situation with you in confidence if that would be helpful. They are a team of experienced Ren Xue teachers and retired mental health professionals who advise Ren Xue participants and teachers around mental health matters.
Now that you have read this through, we hope you are clearer on the right decision for you. If you have decided that you would like to take part, please know that if you feel challenged or overwhelmed or have questions over the course of the event, you will have the support of many experienced teachers and we encourage you to reach out to any of the many experienced people available;
- teachers you already know or have had support from in the past
- teachers you meet as the event unfolds who feel like the right person to talk to
- your event contact person who emails you with updates
- the Guidance Team of Ren Xue
- your own health practitioner if you have one
- the Mental Health Advisory (MHA).
We are all here to help. Most of us have experienced various challenges as we have learnt and practiced Ren Xue. For many of us, the support of our fellow Ren Xue teachers and practitioners has been essential in transforming our challenges into real growth in our own lives and our ability to help others.
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.
- 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.
- 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) video as he talks about his early years.
About Yuan Gong
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