Tai Chi and Meditation with Master Chung Ying Yang -

A unique eight-day programme of Yang - the most popular Tai Chi style.

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CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION: Read how the Lerab Ling Congregation is responding

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. AS SOON AS THE DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED, WE WILL COMMUNICATE THEM TO YOU AND UPDATE THIS PAGE.

For the third year in a row, master Chung Ying Yang will come to Lerab Ling to give eight days of training in Tai Chi which is open to everyone. This is an opportunity to discover, deepen and perfect the practice of Tai Chi under the guidance of a qualified teacher. Master Chung will also offer all the tools you need to continue to practice Tai Chi in your daily life.

The maximum participants for this event is 35 people. We offer the following options:

  • 20 to 24 June (5 days) – For those participating for the first time to be introduced and to familiarize themselves with some of the movements of the first form.
  • 25-27 June (3 days) – For those familiar with Tai Chi when Master Chung will introduce new movements.
  • 20 to 27 June (8 days) – Both options: first-timers and those who are already familiar Tai-chi and who wish to review and stabilize what they have learned as well as to be introduced to new movements during the last 3 days.

* If you come for both options (20 to 27 June), you can apply the coupon 2020TAICHI and receive 15% discount on your accommodation.

Master Chung will teach the complete first form and in the last 3 days more the advanced single movements. He will also introduce Standing Meditation, a simple yet most powerful form of meditation. With our physical body aligned in a particular way and held mostly still, the chi (life-force energy) is stimulated to find its natural rhythm as it flows through the meridians, gently dissolving any blockages that may have been preventing this. During the course Master Chung will also teach the Pushing Hands exercise and the Chinese massage technique of the energy channels.

What is Tai Chi? - It is an ancient Chinese tradition that evolved over the centuries to become a means of alleviating stress and anxiety by adding motion to meditation. The Yang form of Tai Chi is known for its slow and steady movements, which helps practitioners to relax and feel the flow of energy within their body. The movements are powerful enough to experience a sense of joy and freedom.

Health Benefits - Tai Chi is a non-competitive martial art known for both its defence techniques and its health benefits. As an exercise, Tai Chi consists of gentle physical movements and stretching with mindfulness. It is known to improve balance control, fitness, flexibility, improve circulation and to reduce the risk of falling for older people. It is said that Tai Chi reduces pain and alleviates the symptoms of depression.

ChungYingYang Bio IconChung Ying Yang began practising Chinese martial arts at the age of 10 and is skilled in the following areas: martial arts combat, combining Tai Chi, meditation, bone setting, acupuncture, and Chinese Herbs for many mental and physical diseases. He spent his younger years... Read more

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The Lerab Ling site and Temple are closed until further notice

Coronavirus Prevention - Updated 15 March 2020

Following the public address by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Saturday 14 March, the Lerab Ling teams have decided to close the Lerab Ling site and Temple until further notice to everyone, except:
- those who live in Lerab Ling, and
- those whose work at Lerab Ling is essential to the day-to-day running of the site and the community, and who cannot do their work from home.

These measures are taken to ensure the wellbeing and good health of those who enjoy coming to Lerab Ling, and the Lerab Ling community, and to avoid playing any role in the spread of the virus.

Lerab Ling will continue to monitor the situation closely. We will reopen our doors when it is safe to do so. Updates on the situation will be communicated by email, on Lerab Ling's website and on Facebook.

The resident community and staff of Lerab Ling continue to adhere to measures to prevent spreading viruses in general (careful handwashing, respiratory hygiene, greeting without shaking hands or kissing, work from home and and do meetings online and so on).

Every day the Lerab Ling spiritual community is praying for all those affected by COVID-19. May the epidemic quickly be alleviated all over the world.


Coronavirus Prevention: How the Lerab Ling Congregation is responding

Updated on 7 March 2020

In light of the present situation concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel or suspend until further notice the following activities:
- The Datun Retreat that was to be held in Lerab Ling from 14 March to 12 April 2020, and until further notice,
- Personal Retreats, and
- Regular courses

People who have registered for the Datun have already received an email concerning the cancellation of the retreat - If it is not the case please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lerab Ling has been closely monitoring the situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe and has been implementing the recommendations of the international health organisations, and the French national health recommendations.

Cancelling these events was a difficult decision. However, after a lot of consideration, we concluded that it is our responsibility to care for the wellbeing and good health of event participants as well as the Lerab Ling community, and to avoid playing any part in the spread of the virus.

We are aware of the inconvenience that these changes may create, and are sorry for the trouble this may cause the people who registered for these events. Lerab Ling will contact the participants registered for the activities listed above.

Lerab Ling will continue to closely monitor the situation. We will recommence our programme only when it is safe to do so. Any updates concerning our events will be communicated on the Lerab Ling website, Facebook and directly to the people registered for the events.
The resident community and staff of Lerab Ling continue to adhere to measures to prevent spreading viruses in general (careful handwashing, respiratory hygiene, greeting without shaking hands or kissing and so on).

Every day the Lerab Ling spiritual community is praying for all those affected by COVID-19. May the epidemic quickly be alleviated all over the world.


Updated on 4 March 2020

We are all aware and concerned about the situation around the world with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lerab Ling is monitoring the situation carefully and following the recommendations of the international health organisations (in particular the World Health Organisation and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) as well as the French national health recommendations.

Lerab Ling has been in direct phone contact with the French regional public health agency who confirmed that the actions Lerab Ling is currently taking are in accord with their recommendations and adapted to the present situation. Lerab Ling is ready to upgrade its measures as needed as the situation develops (such as if France moves to a level 3 alert.)

At present, Lerab Ling’s programme is continuing and no events have been cancelled. However, those who are unwell or those who in the last 14 days have travelled to countries where COVID-19 is spreading will not be allowed to visit Lerab Ling or join our events.

Before each of our upcoming events, Lerab Ling is contacting those who have registered requesting anyone who feels unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, or who has travelled within the last 14 days to China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, Italy (specifically Lombardy, Venice and Emilia-Romagna), Iran or to any other country where the virus is spreading (even if they don't have any symptoms) to stay home and not visit or join events in Lerab Ling. Anyone having to cancel their event because of Coronavirus can request a full refund for any financial contributions they made to participate in an event in Lerab Ling.

In addition, amongst the resident community, staff and visitors to Lerab Ling, basic measures to prevent spreading viruses in general (careful handwashing, respiratory hygiene, greeting without shaking hands or kissing and so on) are being strongly reinforced.

Lerab Ling will continue to closely monitor the situation. Any changes on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as well as any changes concerning our events will be communicated on the Lerab Ling website, Facebook and directly to the people registered for the events.

For those travelling to join events in Lerab Ling, we recommend you refer to the World Health Organisation (WHO) advice on their website, in particular, there you will find advice on how to protect yourself while travelling.

Every day the Lerab Ling spiritual community is praying for all those affected by COVID-19. May the epidemic quickly be alleviated all over the world.

ChungYingYang Bio IconChung Ying Yang

began practising Chinese martial arts at the age of 10 and is skilled in the following areas: martial arts combat, combining Tai Chi, meditation, bone setting, acupuncture, and Chinese Herbs for many mental and physical diseases. He spent his younger years moving between Europe, Asia and Hong Kong and later participated in many life science activities and courses, while studying with many well-known masters, one of which was Master Nan Huai Chin. In 2008 he graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and became a professional traditional Chinese medicine doctor.

In 2010, he co-founded Natural Path Academy, an organization dedicated to promoting Chinese martial arts and traditional Chinese medicine. He founded the Xihetang traditional Chinese medicine clinic and has integrated teaching martial arts and practicing medicine. He currently focuses on psychosomatic medicine research and has published numerous articles on the subject.

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