By Joseph Vego, Greenspot Tea House and Art Gallery
Greenspot Tea House and Art Gallery will host a free feng shui seminar on Saturday, February 5 from 2-4 pm. The seminar will be led by Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu. Spots are limited to 20 people. Please email me at email@example.com and let me know if you would like to attend and how many people will be in your party.
Although it was developed in China, feng shui is in fact the same knowledge that was applied by people in different traditional cultures all over the world throughout history. In modern times, we have grown apart from this simple, common sense approach to life; all our choices easily lead us astray. If we want to blast a tunnel through a mountain or build on a flood plain, we can, but we have lost our instinctual sense of the balance between the human being and the natural world and are often faced with consequences different from those we intended. True feng shui offers a return to this understanding of natural balance as well as methods for applying this ancient wisdom to modern life. Because feng shui is in tune with natural principles that are universal, it rises above religion, belief systems, or cultural differences. Feng shui is open to everyone and universally relevant.
Seminar leader, Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu was born and raised in Taiwan. He grew up in a family with a tradition of working with natural energy, and a strong connection to traditional Chinese philosophy. He lived in tea country; his family descended from generations of tea farmers and connoisseurs. As an undergraduate, he majored in Forestry in National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. He then went to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned a Ph.D. in Natural Resources, for research in Fiber Science.
Dr. Hsu has lectured about tea in the United States, Taiwan, China, Ukraine, Russia, and in other parts of Europe.
In 1989, he founded the Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute. Dr. Hsu currently teaches and lectures worldwide on matters of spatial and environmental design, in accord with natural principles. In his teaching, he blends his training in western science, ancient Chinese philosophy, Taoist and Buddhist meditation, qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, as well as his decades of experience in Feng Shui.=