Learning Energy Bagua
Energy Bagua is not a form of martial arts, but an exercise to maintain health. Through diligent practice, Grandmaster JinBodhi slowly obtained more energy and drastically improved his health.
At that time, in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, winters often reached below minus 15 degrees Celsius (3 degrees Fahrenheit). When Grandmaster JinBodhi practiced Energy Bagua in winter, he wore a thin piece of clothing but felt very hot, his whole body filled with energy. Through long-term practice, his health was restored and he learned the essence of Energy Bagua: the balance of yin and yang, the flow of energy, and a deeper understanding of life and the world. Grandmaster JinBodhi improved his physical and spiritual energy by practicing Energy Bagua. He was the first to benefit from Energy Bagua.
Understanding the State of Energy Bagua
During his years of continual practice, Grandmaster JinBodhi also developed a deeper understanding of the philosophy of Energy Bagua. Yin and yang are an important concept in Bagua philosophy and contain the laws of everything in the Universe. Everything in the world contains the energy of yin and yang, life and death, good and bad. Yin and yang’s rise and fall are the driving forces in growing, changing, and the cycling of everything in Nature. Some people use this concept in kung fu to attack others and defend themselves. However, Energy Bagua uses this concept to maintain health, prolong life and self-cultivate. So ostensibly, Energy Bagua is similar to other kinds of kung fu, but its internal motif is very different. The practice of Energy Bagua has roots in compassion; with a heart full of love and peace, practitioners practice Energy Bagua for their health and longevity, loving everything in the world and melting into Heaven and Nature.
Tao permeates Energy Bagua, the Tao of yin and yang, of energy, of life, of compassion, etc. Your mind during practice is natural and relaxed, feeling soft and malleable, yet is full of energy. During the practice, you receive the energy of Heaven and Earth, absorb their essence, and finally achieve a state of harmony between human and Nature.
Teaching Energy Bagua
Not hidden deep in the mountains, nor secluded in valleys: Ever since Energy Bagua was first taught in Vancouver, Canada in 2006, it rapidly spread around the world. Beneficiaries span the globe, from plazas in New York to conference centers in Silicon Valley, and from many parks in Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan to libraries in Vancouver, where you can often see Energy Bagua fans circling a tree.
Ever since Energy Bagua was first taught at the Vancouver Bodhi Meditation Center in 2006, it has spread worldwide. Beneficiaries span the globe, from plazas in New York to conference centers in Silicon Valley, and from parks in Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan to libraries in Vancouver, where you can often see Energy Bagua fans circling, immersed in the practice.