Cultivation

Learning From Mentors • Denise Hung • Qi200

Learning From Mentors • Denise Hung • Qi200

Learning medicine requires books, memorization , and knowledge. But knowledge without practice is useless. It is through the clinical encounter with patients that the principals come to life and the medicine goes from theory to living practice. In...

May 18, 2021
Reflections on Yin • Brodie Welch •Qi196

Reflections on Yin • Brodie Welch •Qi196

Attending to yin in a world that preferences yang does not come easy, and perhaps only begins to catch our attention once we’ve reached the edge of what activity can sustain.  In this conversation with Brodie Welch we look at how sometimes...

Apr 20, 2021
Hands on With Horses •Sam MacLean • Qi195

Hands on With Horses •Sam MacLean • Qi195

There are yin and yang ways to be with a horse, or for that matter— with a person as well. That yin aspect might be yielding, but it’s far from weak. And having a broad receptive gaze allows us to see the wholeness beyond the so-called broken parts...

Apr 13, 2021
Language, Presence and Practice • Randy Clere • Qi186

Language, Presence and Practice • Randy Clere • Qi186

Zhuang Zi says, “Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?” Any seasoned practitioner will tell you that skillful use of language...

Feb 9, 2021
Nourishing Life • Peter Deadman • Qi183

Nourishing Life • Peter Deadman • Qi183

True entrepreneurs and visionaries don’t go into something for the money. They go into it because of purpose and passion. The business piece is in service of the difference they are looking to create in the world. It’s not surprising that Peter...

Jan 19, 2021
Reflections and Observations on 2020 • Michael Max • Qi180

Reflections and Observations on 2020 • Michael Max • Qi180

Here we are at the end of 2020, you'd think the alliterative rhyme of 2-0, 2-0 would imply a year of balance of and stability. It's been anything but, and yet, it's been a year that has asked us to grow in terms of flexibility and resilience and...

Dec 29, 2020
Soul Pilgrimage, Death, and Loss • Tamsin Grainger • Qi173

Soul Pilgrimage, Death, and Loss • Tamsin Grainger • Qi173

Our western world hides death. We are taught to avoid it. Avoid thinking about, do everything medically possible to prolong life, and focus on “more time” without regard to more of “what.” In this conversation with Tamsin Grainger we look into how...

Nov 10, 2020
The Sunset of a Practice • Charlie Braverman • Qi172

The Sunset of a Practice • Charlie Braverman • Qi172

Our medicine teaches us that all things move through cycles of generation, flourishing, decline and disappearance. It’s the way qi moves through this world and so not a surprise that at some point there is an end to the practice that has sustained...

Nov 3, 2020