Starting May 18, Peter Van Buren’s popular weekly Sheng Zhen Gong classes held in the Upper Parish Hall of Memorial Church will switch from Wednesday to Thursday evenings. The time will stay the same: every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm.
The suggested donation is $10 per class or $50 for a 6-class package. 100% of the proceeds go to the Memorial Church. Open to all, beginners and drop-ins are always welcome.
This creative fundraiser for the church’s building & grounds fund has already generated over $700 for the church since classes started in January.
Peter also teaches weekly Sheng Zhen Gong classes in the same Parish Hall space for the Samaritan Community every Tuesday from 11am–noon. These sessions are free to Samaritan Community members, but others are welcome to join the group anytime, with the same suggested donations as for Memorial Church. For these sessions, all donations will directly support the Samaritan Community.
On Wednesday evenings beginning May 17, Peter will teach classes at Ruscombe Mansion, a holistic community health center in Coldspring Newtown near Cylburn Arboretum. Classes take place every Wednesday from 6–7 pm in the Community Hall of Hill House. Again, the suggested donations are the same as for Memorial Church, with 100% of the funds going to the Mansion’s roof replacement fund.
In addition to these open classes, Peter holds weekly Sheng Zhen Gong sessions at the Man Alive Treatment Center on Maryland Avenue. In June and July, he will teach 3rd through 5th graders in the summer program at St. Francis Neighborhood Center in Reservoir Hill.
Through its comprehensive system of moving forms, meditations, philosophy, and contemplations, Sheng Zhen Gong taps into the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Not just healing the body, but the mind and the spirit as well. Students often feel benefits from their very first practice.
About Ruscombe Mansion
In 1984, inspired by her own search for self healing, founder Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus gathered a collective of health care practitioners to offer a wide variety of healing methods. Then as now, these healers integrate ancient and modern therapeutics, while emphasizing non-toxic and non-invasive procedures. Recognized as a local leader in complementary medicine, Ruscombe encourages clients to try a variety of therapeutic options, like massage, yoga, acupuncture, and homeopathy, while pursuing wellness in an individualized way.
Ruscombe's atmosphere of self-empowering healing seems the perfect home for classes in Sheng Zhen Gong. It is hoped that practitioners and clients will both benefit from what Sheng Zhen offers. Visit the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center website for more information on the services they offer.