GROWING AND DEVELOPING TOGETHER

CONTINUING EDUCATION
FOR REN XUE TEACHERS

ODEMIRA, PORTUGAL

Teacher Continuing Education Program:  May 13 – 17, 2020

REN XUE Retreat: May 17 – 25, 2020

Continuing Education plus the REN XUE Retreat: May 13 – 25, 2020

The Qifield is building and the planning is underway for Yuan Tze’s 2020 Continuing Education event! The year’s focus will be on how to teach Ren Yuan and the Theory of Shen and Yi from Level 2 Teachers’ Training.

All teachers qualified to teach Level 2 may attend. If you haven’t yet completed Level 2, visit Distance Professional Training Program to find out how to sign up.

  • Register by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to receive a €75 Early Bird discount.

Registration opens
Monday, January 20, 2020

NOT A TEACHER? Click here to view information for the general public.

Event Details

Click on any of the links below to jump to further details about the REN XUE Annual Portugal Retreat:

How to Prepare for Continuing Education Additional Continuing Education Details
Venue Accommodation & Fees
Transport to Zmar Registration Day Information
Retreat Daily Schedule Financial Assistance
Cancellation & Refund Policy

Should you have any further questions, please contact Ticha Santos Silva at portugal@renxueinternational.org.

NOT A TEACHER? Click here to view information for the general public.

How to Prepare for Continuing Education

When attending we invite you to be ready to actively engage with the information and with one another. These are steps you can begin taking now to receive the most benefit from your participation:

  • Studying the Teacher Training materials on Ren Yuan, Tong Yuan, and the Theory of Shen and Yi,
  • Committing to improving your personal understanding and practice of the methods, and
  • Attending a course offered by a REN XUE teacher.

By preparing ahead of time, you are taking an active role to:

 

  1. receive the most benefit from the experience,
  2. positively contribute to the global teaching community’s Qifield, and
  3. further your own growth and development as a REN XUE teacher.

Additional Continuing Education Details

We are continuing to refine our approach to Continuing Education. For example, the requirement for teachers to maintain their registered status is attending a 5-day Continuing Education event in-person or via live streaming each year.

Our hope is that teachers will also attend the public retreats. The value of attending includes:

  • Personal growth and development in a powerful Qifield
  • Deepening connections with other REN XUE practitioners
  • Applying what you’ve learned during Continuing Education
  • Keeping pace with the evolving Qifield for realization and wisdom

As we plan for the 2020 Continuing Education event, our aim is:

  • Focusing on the methods to attain realization and wisdom
  • Supporting teachers who have completed the full 6-year teacher training while also meeting the needs of new teachers
  • Sharing more creative and innovative ways of teaching so teachers can help more students learn and apply REN XUE
  • Creating high-level resources and training to accompany each years’ Continuing Education topics

An example of a high-level resource is a newly developed, comprehensive instructional video series on teaching Ren Yuan. Soon after you register for the 2020 event, you will be given a link to the Year 2 Continuing Education Folder housed in the Teacher Library. Over the course of the year, we will provide attendees with additional resources matching the yearly Continuing Education topics.

The resources in the Continuing Education folders are reserved for those who attend a yearly event. All teachers will have access to basic Library materials supporting Zi Du, Du Ren, and teachers who choose not to continue their REN XUE education may purchase access to the folder. We will publish details on how to do so in a future Teacher Update. If you haven’t been receiving the Teacher Updates, which come out every month and contain important information, please email info@renxueinternational.org to add your name to the distribution list.

Whether you are contributing by teaching or by focusing primarily on Zi Du, your activities matter and have a tremendous influence on the global Qifield. Thank you for furthering the positive growth and development of REN XUE through your commitment to Zi Du, Du Ren.

We look forward to seeing you at GROWING AND DEVELOPING TOGETHER, Continuing Education for REN XUE Teachers.

Venue

Zmar Eco Experience
Herdade A-de-Mateus
Caixa Postal 3845
Longueira-Almograve
7630-011 Odemira
Portugal

Accommodation & Fees

The fees below include accommodation, food and all teachings and related teaching material from Yuan Tze and senior REN XUE teachers.

Description People per room People per bungalow Bed Type Cost CE+Public Retreat (13 – 25 May) Cost for CE only (13-17 May)
Option 1:
Bedroom for four people in a shared bungalow with a shared bathroom
4 5 to 6 Bunk Bed €1,294 €497
Option 2:
Bedroom for two people in a shared bungalow with shared bathroom
2 2 or 3 Single or Bunk €1,495 €565
Option 3:
Private bedroom in a shared bungalow with shared bathroom
1 2 to 6 Double €1,749 €672
Option 4:
Private bedroom with bathroom in a shared bungalow
1 2 to 6 Double €1,850 €712
Option 5:
Private bungalow (1 bedroom)
1 1 Double €1,995 €766
Option 6:
Camping (without equipment)
€1,250 €450

 

* All prices are in Euros (€).

* Fees are per person

* €75 Early Bird discount if registered by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 

NOT A TEACHER? Click here to view information for the general public.

Transport to Zmar

Transportation from Faro Airport to Zmar

Train, Taxi 2h 54min (43€-56€)

  • Faro Airport take bus (20 min) #16 (every hour) to Faro Bus Terminal (1€-3€)
  • Then take the Train (4x a day) to Sta. Clara - Saboia (6€-9€/1h4min)
  • Lastly, take a Taxi (36,8km) to Zmar (35€-45€/30min)

Drive 1h 36min – 122,2km (Approximate fuel cost 15€-23€)

  • Rent a car – All Car Rental Brands at Faro Airport include Hertz; Budget; Guerin; Keddy; Centauro; Goldcar; AVIS; SIXT; Europcar; Drive on Holidays; Firefly; RHODIUM.

Transportation from Lisbon Airport to Zmar

Train 3h 57min (52€-69€ total)

  • Lisbon Airport take subway (every 5 min) red line - S. Sebastião to Oriente (2€ - 6 min)
  • Then take the Train (3x a day) to Sta Clara – Saboia (15€-22€/ 2h21min)
  • Lastly, take a taxi (36,8km) to Zmar (35€-45€/30min)

Bus 6h 4min 

  • Lisbon Airport take bus (14 min) line 2 – Financial Center (every hour) to Sete Rios Station (3€-5€)
  • Then take the Bus (3x a day) to Zambujeira do Mar (12€-15€/3h)
  • Last time take a Taxi to Zmar 

Drive 2h 20min – 208,3km (Approximate fuel cost: 27€-40€)

  • Rent a car – All Car Rental Brands at LISBON – Airport Portela include Hertz; Sadorent; Budget; Guerin; Keddy; Alamo; Enterprise; Centauro; Goldcar; Drive4less; AVIS; Thrifty; Luso; SIXT; Europcar; Drive on Holidays; Turisprime; OK; Flizzr; Interrent; Rupauto; National; Firefly.

Continuing Education Registration Day Information

Teacher Continuing Education Training (May, 13 – 17)
Wednesday, May 13
Accommodation check-in 4:00 pm
Registration 3:00-5:00 pm
First-day dinner: 5:30-7:00 pm

Sunday, May 17
Ends at 12:00 pm with lunch
Accommodation check-out 11 am

Continuing Education Daily Schedule

Morning
7:00-8:00 Session 1 (1’)
8:00-9:30 Breakfast (1’30”)
9:30-12:00 Session 2 (2’30”)
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (1’30”)

Afternoon & Evening
1:30-3:30 Session 3 (2’)
3:30-4:00 Afternoon tea (30”)
4:00-5:30 Session 4 (1’30”)
5:30-7:00 Dinner (1’30”)
7:00-8:30 Session 5 (1’30”)
8:30-9:30 Free time (2’)
9:30-10:00 Get ready for sleep (30″)
10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. Sleep (8’)

Note: Yuan Tze and a lead teacher team will teach and facilitate sessions 2-4 each day. Teachers will receive a detailed program prior to the start of the event.

Public Retreat Registration Day Information

Annual REN XUE Portugal Retreat (May, 17 – 25)
Sunday, May 17
Accommodation check-in 4:00 pm
Registration 3:00-5:00 pm
First-day dinner: 5:30-7:00 pm

Monday, May 25 
Ends at 12:00 pm with lunch
Accommodation check-out 11 am

Retreat Daily Schedule

Morning
7:00-8:00 Session 1 (1’)
8:00-9:30 Breakfast (1’30”)
9:30-12:00 Session 2 (2’30”)
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (1’30”)

Afternoon & Evening
1:30-3:30 Session 3 (2’)
3:30-4:00 Afternoon tea (30”)
4:00-5:30 Session 4 (1’30”)
5:30-7:00 Dinner (1’30”)
6:15-7:00 Guidance/Tutorial (optional) (45″)
7:00-8:30 Session 5 (1’30”)
8:30-9:30 Free time (2’)
9:30-10:00 Get ready for sleep (30")
10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. Sleep (8’)

Note: Each day there are five sessions dedicated to learning and applying REN XUE and Yuan Gong theories and methods for healing the whole of life. Participants will receive a detailed program prior to the event.

Financial Assistance

A €150 Financial Assistance discount is available to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

The Financial Assistance Fund is a very limited fund donated by generous individual REN XUE practitioners. It is intended to help those truly unable to attend the retreat without financial support. If you can access the necessary funds in the form of savings or if you can find other means of assistance through family or friends, we ask you to refrain from applying for financial assistance, but be sure to get the early bird rate offered by booking before Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Recipients will be notified by Friday, March 20, 2020.  To learn more read the Financial Assistance Policy.

Please note that Financial Assistance will be available for the accommodation Option 1 only i.e. bedroom for four people in a shared bungalow with a shared bathroom.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

2020 Retreat Refund Policy:  Odemira, Portugal

If you need to cancel your retreat registration, please do so early.  Late cancellations may make it difficult to give someone else the opportunity to attend.  Once you have paid any portion of the retreat fee, administrative and possibly cancellation fees will apply, depending on the cancellation date.

If you cancel your reservation:

  • before Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at midnight, we will refund all fees paid minus any applicable administrative charges.
  • on Thursday, April 23, 2020 or later, we will refund all fees paid minus €45 cancellation fee and applicable administrative charges.  Refunds will be paid within 30 days of receiving a cancellation notice.

PLEASE NOTE THAT:

  • The same policies apply to full and part-time attendees.
  • Anyone leaving the retreat early for anything other than a qualified emergency (medical emergency or a death in the family) will not receive any refund
  • If someone leaves early due to a qualified emergency (medical emergency or a death in the family), we will refund the days that are not attended proportionately minus the €45 cancellation fee and the applicable administrative charges.

REN XUE International reserves the right at any time to require that a participant leave the retreat if it is determined that the participant’s behaviour is either excessively disruptive or dangerous to self or others.  In this case, all retreat fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation by REN XUE International

In the highly unlikely event that REN XUE International must cancel the retreat for unforeseen reasons, we will notify you as soon as possible and will refund the full fee amount paid.

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