The mission of the Immortal Sisters Conference is to gather together women practitioners and enthusiasts of Qigong and Taoist spirituality to inspire, learn, empower and share the ancient wisdom of “Returning to the Tao”. Returning to the Tao means returning to harmony and balance personally as well as with nature and our communities.
Through practicing the physical and spiritual arts of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Taoist Meditation, we experience the truth of Yin/Yang theory, which at the most basic level recognizes these as necessary complementary forces. By cultivating their harmonious co-existence, the conditions for health and happiness are maximized and our overly yang society becomes more balanced.
Our work celebrates and supports women in their endeavors to create a better world and gives them a safe space to share and learn from each other. This environment fuels the fire of creativity and spiritual understanding and helps us move forward personally and collectively.
We are inspired by Thomas Cleary’s book, Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women, which presents life stories and teachings of distinguished female Taoist adepts who lived from the third to twelfth centuries. These accomplished women, renowned in their own day and throughout history, represent a uniquely female heritage of spiritual mastery.
We honor these legendary Taoist adepts as well as aim to inspire today’s women to see themselves as carriers of this potent spiritual lineage.
Women of all ages and experience are always welcome!