Gabrielle Hammond (Qi Gong)

Gabrielle Hammond (Movement Teacher | Qigong) has been practicing as an acupuncturist and doctor of Taoist and Traditional Chinese Medicine for past  28 years, under the tutelage of a 64th generation Taoist Master Chang Yi Hsiang, who initiated her journey into contemplative arts, meditation, and qigong practice at a young age. Gabrielle continues to teach and practice qigong over 35 years later as the bedrock of her healing practice.  She loves working with plants, both as an herbalist in healing and in the more subtle and energetic way we are connected with plants as allies. This love of plants has morphed into a love for Meditative Tea Ceremony as a heart practice.

She has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 15 years and practices silent meditation retreats annually.  She has completed Spirit Rock’s two-year Dedicated Practitioner Program and Sacred Mountain Sangha’s two-year Dharmapala Training with Thanissara and Kittisaro. Her personal daily practice includes sitting, tea ceremony, qigong, and chanting. 

She has a particular interest in devotional expression of the Dharma and bringing it alive to people and beings in health or creative crisis. 

Events with Gabrielle Hammond (Qi Gong)

[Online] The Direct Path to Freedom: Mindfulness of the Body and Feeling Tone
July 20, 2024

The Direct Path to Freedom: Mindfulness of the Body and Feeling Tone Saturday, July 20 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Pacific Time) Registration closes July 19, at 11:59pm Pacific Time Gullu Singh, Louije Kim and Gabrielle Hammond will also offer an on land retreat on this same topic, all are invited to attend that retreat as well.  September 14 – 19, 2024 The Direct Path to Freedom: The Foundations of Mindfulness In this half-day retreat we’ll start to work with the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of Vedanā (feeling tone).  The Buddha describes mindfulness as “the…

Direct Path to Freedom Retreat Graphic Big Bear Retreat Center Teachers Gullu Singh Louije Kim and Gabrielle Hammond The Direct Path to Freedom: The Foundations of Mindfulness
September 14 - 19, 2024

A 5-Day Mindfulness Silent Retreat By UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness Saturday, September 14th – Thursday, September 19th  To register and for more details visit UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Imagine yourself immersed in a natural environment, dedicated solely to cultivating mindfulness, with the support of dedicated teachers. This meditation retreat provides a supportive environment and opportunity to delve into the practice, which can lead to reclaiming a feeling of well being, and being free from the weight of worry, regret, loss, pain and stress. In this retreat we’ll focus on the Buddha’s teachings and instructions in establishing…

The Limitless Heart: Cultivating Metta In Turbulent Times
November 6 - 12, 2024

A Silent Insight Meditation Retreat Wednesday, November 6th – Tuesday, November 12th Registration closes October 29th at 11:59pm Pacific Time This retreat will focus on the cultivation of mettā.  Mettā, usually translated as loving-kindness is an inner state of friendliness, benevolence, goodwill and universal positive regard.  The Buddha said that when we develop mettā, “no limiting action remains.”  Which is to say that we get freed from the limitations of the heart.   Mettā is an antidote to fear, anxiety, agitation, anger and frustration so it’s a timely practice for these times of climate crisis, wars on many fronts and an…

Program Template 2025 - Online Hybrid Retreat__Coming Home to Our Senses
May 15 - 20, 2025

This online retreat is open to both beginners and experienced practitioners. During this weeklong spring insight meditation retreat, we will learn to slow down and attune to the fresh simplicity of our present moment experience, rest in stillness, and connect with the heart’s inner capacity for healing and freedom. Along the path of dharma practice we make it a habit to connect to the truth of each moment as experienced in the body and through all the senses. By doing so, we can effectively reduce anxiety and confusion, making room for peace and joy.  Meditation can also help balance our…

Program Template 2025 - Online Promo Event__THE DIRECT PATH TO FREEDOM: MINDFULNESS OF THE BODY AND FEELING TONE
June 22, 2025

This online event is open to both beginners and experienced practitioners. Mindfulness of Vedenā In this half-day retreat, we’ll start to work with the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of Vedanā (feeling tone). The Buddha describes mindfulness as “the direct path to the purification of beings, the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of suffering and discontent” and the realization of peace. This retreat will also offer one session of qigong using slow guided movements that help metabolize areas of resistance and hindrances that can arise on retreat. These movements are safe, gentle, and…

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