Sunday, September 4, 2016

Thank you!

I finally arrived at the YMAA Retreat Center ( this past Tuesday! I sincerely thank each of you who made this opportunity possible for me to take advantage of through your financial and/or moral support. Being here is truly a once-in-a lifetime experience--to study under the daily guidance of an acknowledged Grandmaster, Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. I dreamed of this type of training for so long in my life and now, in my senior years, I've been blessed with this gift.

Of the 16 candidates that applied for the 3-Year Program, 6 of us were selected (5 men and 1 woman). Our training officially began on Thursday at 6am with an hour of meditation. The 3 days since then have been full with physical training, discussions and reading, and chores. It's only the beginning of a long journey of self-discovery and cultivation, but I'm clear that this is where I needed to be for this stage of my development in the healing arts that my father introduced me to so many years ago.

I will keep you apprised of my experiences through periodic posts in this blog. You can check in whenever you desire and post your comments and insights or questions. Our training schedule is very robust and most days it appears Ill be ready to call it a night by 9pm. If it takes me a minute to reply to your posts or questions, I hope you'll be patient with me.

Be well,

Meditation Gazebo southwest slope
Photo credit: RJ Woodbine


  1. Hi Doc, thank you for sharing this experience through your posts. Happy for you!
    Peace and Blessings,
    Kristi Papailler

  2. Thank you, Kristi, for all your kind support. Wishing you continued success in all your endeavors. Stay tuned!

  3. Mr. Doc Oc,
    I'm so happy that your at a place that you want to be.
    love to all,
    Quentin Feliz

  4. Thank you Doc for walking the talk! Living your life like its golden, golden. I'm so inspired. I'm also relieved that I have 3 years to master all of the wonderful things you've already taught me before you return with some new things! (Smile) Miss you already Doc! Love, peace, and joy...Lyn

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  6. Good Doctor,

    Thank you for including us in your experience. I am so looking forward to your insights & being a part of the journey☯

  7. Excellent! Looking forward to the excitement of your journey