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: 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 $600 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. Donations will go into 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.