Conferences, seminars and other teachings planned for the year to come

New online classes

During summer and fall 2020, a special lecture and two webinar series are planned:

A special lecture on Monday, August 3 2020

From the Four Seasons to the Five Elements - the significant passage from Four to Five.
(12:30 to 2:00 pm PDT - 5:15 to 6:30 pm EDT - 10:30pm - 12 am Israël)
For details and registration, please contact Robyn Sodders.

A series of four lectures to explore fundamental concepts in Chinese classical thought
(Tuesdays - Jul. 21, Aug 4 & 18, Sept. 1)

(The lectures will be held from 9:30 - 11:30 am PDT; 12:30 - 2:30 pm EDT; 5:30 - 7:30 pm England; 7:30 - 9:30 pm Israël).

  • Jul. 21: MING 明 'light', enlightenment, intelligence, brightness
  • Aug. 4: SHAN 善 'Good', efficacy of non acting, to do good
  • Aug. 18: LI 禮 'Rituals', propriety, standards for human behavior
  • Sept. 1: XING 形, TI 體, SHEN 身 - 3 characters for the body


  • Tuesday July 21
    MING 明 'light', enlightenment, intelligence, brightness
    From a first meaning as the light of dawn, shown in the character, the meaning of ming 明 develops as a clear-seeing, a deep understanding. The enlightened Confucian sage or king throws light on the world and enlighten the behavior of the others. The Daoist sage prefers not to look bright. We will also explore the elations between ming 明 and de 德 «Virtue».
  • August 4
    SHAN 善 'Good', efficacy of non acting, to do good
    What do we call good ? And no good or evil (bu shan 不善) ? Do we really have a solid basis and good reasons to decide between doing well and doing wrong ? We will focus on the answer given in Daoist texts as the Daodejing and explore the link between shan 善 and non acting (wu wei 無為).
  • August 18
    LI 禮 'Rituals', propriety, standards for human behavior
    Too often the traditional meaning of the Chinese 'li 禮' Rituals is misunderstood. They are considered as a mirror of the natural order and a way to penetrate it and practice it daily in all kinds of human relationships. They demand the utmost sincerity to educate and to become more and more spontaneous. We will explore the true meaning of this essential concept in Chinese traditional thought and life.
  • September 1
    XING 形, TI 體, SHEN 身 - 3 characters for the body
    We will explore the three main characters for the body, regarded from 3 different perspectives : as a form (xing 形), as an organism (ti 體), as the support of a personal life (shen 身). This approach enriches our vision of he body as a living body, a nexus a many different elements, always in transformation and always in motion.


Price for the 4 classes series : 120€.
Registration through TCM Academy.
See also a special offer for videos (with and without CEU credits).

A Study of Suwen chap. 1
(Mondays, August 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Two classes on each Monday:
First class from 12:30 - 2:00 pm PDT; 5:15 - 6:30 pm EDT; 10:30pm - 12 am Israël.
Second class from 2:15 - 3:30 pm PDT; 5:15 - 6:30 pm EDT; 12:30 - 1:30 am Israël

  • First class:
    An approach of the text from translations, elucidation of the meaning.
  • Second class:
    An approach of the text in the original Chinese, explanation on characters and building of the sentences.
For details and registration, please contact Robyn Sodders.

Video Teachings

Some past classes and other teachings are available as online videos, in most cases also in a version valid for Credits (CEU, PDA and other). More details in the Online Teachings page.


Live streaming lectures and different courses given online in English through the European School of Acupuncture (EEA). Details.

A series of lectures in English with a Polish translation is planned. (contact Marek Kalmus).

Schedule for classroom teachings in English

Some planned classroom teachings may become online classes; please get in touch with the listed contact for up to date information.

date place topic contact
Sept. 12-13 Krakow
Numerology and numbers in Chinese medicine PTTMC
Oct. 16-18 Berlin
Nature and Destiny (Natur und Schicksal)
the Five Aspects of spirit (Die 5 Aspekte des Geistes)
Shou Zhong
Dec. 4-6 Warsaw
The Triple Heater and its meridian, Hand Shaoyang
Stomach, physiology and pathology
The Stomach meridian, Foot Yangming
Centrum Sztuk Zdrowotnych
Classical Chinese Medicine Study Group

Courses are given on a regular basis to the Petaluna Classical Chinese Medicine Study Group.

The format is that of a collaborative group, with each participant becoming familiar with the text and presenting and participating in the discussions. New students are always welcome to attend.

For more details, please follow this link to The Center for Traditional Health Arts.

Teachings in French and other languages

For the program of teachings in French and other languages, please click here.

For teachings specifically in Italian or Portuguese, please click here.


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