The focus of this year’s retreat was to teach individuals that happiness starts from within the very essence of the human mind. This state of positive thinking combined with traditional spiritual training forms would help people learn how to deal with life's hardships. The world today certainly is filled with multiple layers of hardships, stress and tragedies." These traditional forms if practiced regularly are therapeutic, rejuvenating and practical in nature.
~Chaan-tzu Ismail Saadat (Retreat Manual Preface.)
Outline Of Martial Stystems Taught At The Retreat
Buddhist Chaan Meditation
Xing Yi Quan, 5 Elements Set
Hua To, Five Animal Forms
Shaolin Northern Flute Form
Group photo of Chaan-tzu Ismail and advance level students.
Group photo of everyone who participated in the retreat.
Group photo of adult students who participated in the retreat.
Younger students show off their new flutes.
Gopaul, Levi and Narayyan pose with their flutes.
Students pose on lake setting.
Parkes family poses during retreat.
Parkes family works on shaolin flute form.
Mujahid and Talha go over Xing Yi Quan techniques.
Shaheed practices Chaan meditation while Khalif practices his flute.