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The Daoist Meditation Practices of the Daodejing

June 26 - June 30

SKIP TO REGISTRATION (Online and In-Person)

Online Attendance Now Open for Registration!

A Lifetime in the Making…

Master Bruce Frantzis learned the Daodejing in Chinese for more than a decade, initially as part of his Daoist Priest training and completing it with his master, Liu Hung Chieh, in the traditional way: passed down orally from generation to generation for millennia. The words contained in the Daodejing are only the beginning, as it takes a much deeper and committed understanding as well as accumulated experience in particular meditation practices in order to fully embody and live the ideals and wisdom contained in the text. In this workshop, Master Frantzis will teach how to apply the principles of Daoist Meditation as expressed in the inner teachings of the Daodejing in daily life.


What You Will Learn

Master Frantzis has never before taught the Daoist meditation practices of the Daodejing as a formal event to this degree of depth, so it is a mystery to all of us what may unfold. This is a truly rare event to be a part of, and an absolute must for anyone dedicated to Daoist practices or philosophy interested in taking a more spiritual path through life: the road less traveled. It is suggested to familiarize yourself with the recent release Daodejing: The Oral Tradition to best prepare yourself for the teachings and transmissions during this event. This workshop will focus on the practical aspects of the Daodejing instead of the text itself.

 To make the most of any of this summer’s events and achieve the best personal growth, it is recommended to attend all 3 weeks in-person.



Master Bruce Frantzis

Bruce Frantzis is a recognized Daoist Lineage Master and the Founder of Energy Arts. He trained for over a decade and a half in China, India, and Japan and worked extensively as a qigong tuina doctor. For more than 50 years he has studied and taught the martial, healing, and spiritual practices of ancient China. He teaches qigong, meditation, and tai chi (and the related arts of baguazhang and xingyi) and has authored more than a dozen books on these subjects. The heart of his tradition is the cultivation of Qi (chi), the internal energy that connects the mind, body, and spirit to the underlying consciousness of the universe (Dao).


The Benefits of Attending In-Person

In-person attendance is always recommended. Bruce responds directly to those he sees practicing in the room and adjusts accordingly. The teachings are transmission-based and offered in a sealed space – embodying the information is most possible in-person.

  • Hands-on adjustments from Bruce and his Senior Instructors.
  • Priority during Q and A sessions.

Learn From Where You Are


If you aren’t able to attend with us in-person, the next best option is to attend live via Zoom. You will not only be watching live, but will also be able to ask questions and interact with our global community at the same time. 

Whether you attend online or in-person you will receive access to the RECORDINGS of every class. This gives you the tools to learn at your convenience from wherever you are in the world.

You can DOWNLOAD recorded classes for permanent offline access on your device.

Experience the ease of learning from your home with multiple camera angles, clear audio, and live Q&As. It’s the next best thing to attending in person!

A summary of what you will receive:

  1. PREPARATION LESSON with Craig Barnes available now 
  2. FIVE LIVE Teaching Sessions with Master Frantzis and Craig Barnes ~20 hours
  3. Access to a Private Facebook Training Forum
  4. Recordings of all sessions for viewing and downloading.

Course Schedule

This is the schedule for the 5 day Daoist Meditation on the Daodejing Summer Intensive with Master Frantzis and Craig Barnes. If you are attending the other summer events you can get their information on their own event pages. For purchase, there is a discounted retreat bundle available below.

You can now attend some events in-person and online, but you must attend each event either all online or all in-person. For example, you can attend the Wu Tai Chi Intensive all online, and the Swings and Daodejing workshops all in-person.

Bruce and Craig tailor their teachings to the students who attend in-person, so in-person attendance is always recommended.

Schedule for Live Stream and In-Person Attendance, June 26-30:

Registration/Check-in at the Energy Arts Training Center, Longmont, CO (in-person only):

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 9:15-9:45 am

Class schedule:

  • Wednesday-Sunday, June 26-30, 2024
    10:00 am-12:00 pm Morning Session
    2:00-4:00 pm Afternoon Session

Preparation Lessons: Available Immediately After Purchase

You can get started right away with a Quickstart Class with Craig Barnes where he takes you through the basics of Daoist Meditation including sitting posture and an introduction to dissolving. It is highly recommended that everyone attending watch and practice this lesson. It is especially necessary for beginners and a great review for experienced practitioners.

Course Fees

FIVE DAY INTENSIVE (Online or In-Person): $897 $867 or 3 Monthly Payments of $289 (Early Bird Discount Until May 15th)

5 Day Online or In-Person The Daoist Meditation Practices of the Daodejing

Summer 3 Week Retreat Bundle (Online or In-Person) $2,547 $2,397 or 3 Monthly Payments of $799

Three Week Summer Retreat June 11-30 (Wu Short Form, Qigong Swings, and Daoist Meditation)

The Energy Arts Training Center Colorado

1602 9th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501

Course Recordings

All students will receive a digital recording of full course which you can watch and download at a time of your convenience by logging into your Kajabi account. Recordings will be available a couple weeks after they broadcast.


Deep contemplation, physical contact, and the risk of injury and emotional stress are inherent in the practice of meditation, movement, martial and other arts taught by Energy Arts, Inc., Bruce Frantzis and/or his assistants, certified instructors, and their assistants. This course is not for people with mental health issues and, if you have any concerns about your wellbeing, you should consult with your healthcare professional before attending this course. You must voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of loss, damage, or injury of any kind that you may sustain. You may sit out of any practice or exercise as you like.

The names, materials, exercises and components, and teaching methodology used throughout the course are protected by copyrights and trademarks owned by Bruce Frantzis and/or Energy Arts, Inc. and such names and materials may NOT be reproduced in any form (whether in print, electronically or otherwise), sold, or otherwise used without expressed written permission.

You may NOT teach any of the material learned unless expressly certified as an Energy Arts Instructor by Master Bruce Frantzis.


June 26
June 30
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Energy Arts Training Center
1602 9th Avenue, Longmont CO 80501 United States + Google Map

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