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What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Immortal Mind®

Energy & Spiritual Study Program

Immortal Mind® Spiritual Coaching Associate Degree at the completion of 2 years of program

In China’s long medical history, many classical Chinese medicine schools developed with different ideologies on how to heal body/mind and spirit (Jing, Qi, Shen).

 The Formless Taoism Immortal Mind® program  was created as a way to assist those interested in Taoism or those in energy medicine and spiritual work, especially Qigong, to understand the deep inner blockages that could be hindering one’s energy practice or own growth and path in life. It's basis is to counsel and coach people to discover their own inner divinity.

The program is structured as one weekend a month, held onsite at Inner Strength, Leechburg PA on our 88 acre retreat setting.

The retreat weekend is structured with lecture, meditation practice, philosophical questions and journaling assignments, qigong practice and self reflection and more.  

This program can be taken as a self development and undersatnd program, or pursued for a Spiritual Coaching certification, followed by an Formless Taoism Ordination program.


Immortal Mind®  Retreat Program

The course is designed for serious students to dedicate off-campus time for reading, research and study, doing self-cultivation practice, and becoming introspective of their studies with silent retreat time as a part of the weekend work.

The retreat weekends are designed to:

· To work with the wisdom of nature, as a way to understand one’s self and how to solve 21st century problems. 

· Share new material (not available in books) that  validates the ancient practices  

· Integrate prior reading and self-practice into a deeper spiritual understanding 

· Answer questions from a Taoist perspective and Dr. Cibik's own personal experience about what happens when one crosses over 

· Learn valuable philosophy and practice passed down from an oral tradition of over 7,000 years 

· Provide tools for the seekers who have deeper questions of life and its meaning. 

· To discover the uniqueness of one's own mind.


For Qigong Practitioners, teachers and healers and therapists if all kinds who wish to further understand what is holding them back from  a deeper spiritual understanding and internal peace.

It also gives the tools needed to work with qigong students or clients that in addition to the energy work, can help them also reach deeper levels of self understanding and spiritual connection.

  • You desire to become more spiritual in your healing practice.

  • You want to deepen your faith in the world of energy medicine into spiritual realms and dimensions rarely taught.

  • You are ready to deepen your own self cultivation. Intuitively you know something is lacking in your practice, and you are not sure what that is.

  •  You want to understand and learn to deal with internal and external Gui and Mo – Ghosts and demons.

  •  The world of the Shaman and healer has always interested you, but there was never an opportunity for clear concise instruction.

The program is open to any and all looking to deepen their own connection to the divine, irregardless of religious belief.  The program is open to those who want to further understand themselves, and be freed of their self limiting beliefs, and those who wish to go one to coach others.

During the two years of the Spiritual Coaching Certification program:

You will be in a class of serious students who are all working on their understanding of

  • One's connection with their inner beliefs, fears, and blockage.

  • One's connection and recognition of their inner divinity and that divinity within others.


For those looking to continue their education,

an additional two years of program can be pursued for the

Formless Taoism Ordination as a Taoist Priest.




How Do You Begin?


Register for the next Weekend Program

is generally held the second full weekend of each month.

*Some Dates subject to change


For your Spiritual Coaching certification

You must attend and complete all assignments within the two year program ( 24 weekend sessions)

If any session is missed, you will need to schedule a makeup private training session

with Dr Cibik ( at an additional fee)  and complete all required assignments.


Spiritual Coaching certification requires that the students attend 24 consecutive sessions, to insure that they have received all elements of the curriculum. You two year porgram starts with your first session.

Have your Spiritual coaching degree on timing that works for YOU!


Register Today


Limited Class Size to assure each student gets individualized attention.


Tuition for 2 year program $10,000

Payable at $5000 per year






For more information starting this program, please call 

724-845-1041 or email us





Are you a Formless Taoism Graduate?

We would love to have you return for the whole program, and gain your Spiritual Coaching Certification, or go on to attain Ordination as a Formless Taoism Priest.

Program content has new material and introspection exercises for the serious student.

 Special price for returning graduates:

  $3000 for all 12 weekend retreats


Create a complete Retreat Experience!


Chi House is available for those looking for a full weekend experience away from the world.


Reservations taken on a first come basis.

Only 4 rooms available.


Staying onsite  gives the student the opportunity to utilize the walking trails and gardens, full kitchen use, and a step away from the fast paced world.


Rooms at $85 - $80 a night.





Reasons to Begin the Journey into Immortal Mind®:

You want to develop a inner strength and self confidence that cannot be shaken 

You want to come to understand your destiny and your inner divinity

 You want to overcome the things that are holding you back from truly enjoying life

Often people speak of Body, Mind and Spirit.

But how does this description relate to you personally and or in the manifestation of your moment-by-moment experience?
With the premise that mind creates reality, then to understand ones own mind and everything about oneself from a Body, Mind and Spirit plane, one must cultivate the trinity of Mind.
The trinity of mind is:  Self-reverence, Self-knowledge and Self-control leading to Self-contemplation, introspection and spiritual research. These are the tenets of Formless Taoism.

 Nature and its unlimited potential are models to learn by and become to understand yourself

Want to hear more about Immortal Mind®, Formless Daoism, it's essence and the study program?

Listen to Ted Cibik, on the

 Inner Strength Blog Talk Radio Channel


The IMMORTAL MIND Program will ask some very deep questions of its participants.


It is a course for those who want to explore their unique mind so they can have a higher quality in life.

It is not just for spiritual seekers, but also for those who want to think more efficiently in their daily life and for those who want to preserve their integrity of mind as they inevitably age.

We start in November at the season of shedding the old, releasing what is completed, and beginning to incubate the next cycle of growth.



Those who have felt stuck in life, unable to escape their own spiraling thought patterns of depression or lack of self worth have also found this course of study a way out of their own pattern of self limiting thinking. Therapists and healers, business professionals and spiritual leaders have all found this course to assist them in their life work.


Deep deep thinking requires hard work. It takes courage and desire to want to know how to live better. The true power of the mind has not been reached yet. The techniques to open the mind are not new, but the way we approach it and teach it is.


If you are well read, and/or meditate frequently, and/or pray frequently and want to see more beauty in living, then this course is for you. Take your spiritual and energetic training to a new level.


Such questions, introspections and reflections as: 

  • Who am I?

  • Where am I going in life?

  • Who is in charge?

  • What is mind? What is the brain?

  • What is your relationship between mind, brain and CNS?

  • Particles, Waves, quarks and things that matter

  • What Is consciousness as it applies to daily living?  Spiritual Living?

  • How to be spiritual, yet live among the living

All these questions / introspections will be covered and discussed in a open accepting format, allowing one to open their mind to a linkage thinking process.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson


John Locke, who amongst other things, influenced our founding fathers, the American revolutionaries

and whose philosophy can be seen in the Declaration of Independence states,


“Natural Philosophy

[the study of nature]

is not capable of being

made into science.”


This thinking is actually a very

Taoist point of view.

Tuition:  $5000 per year for all 12 weekend programs. completion of 2 years is required for Spiritual Coaching certification.

For the Casual Student ( non certification ):  It is possible to drop in for one weekend retreat, based upon topic and class size.

Contact us for the weekend you are interested in to find out the possibility of attendance.

Weekend rate for non graduates is $550. Weekend rate for Formless Taoism grads is $300.

For more information about the upcoming program,

please call 724-845-1041 or email us




This course of study is perfect those who love to study spirituality, deepen their connection to the divine, or are the eternal seeker.  As Chinese philosophy and use of medical qigong is a part of the program a background in qigong or Taoism can be helpful but not necessary.

All classes have mandatory attendance with this intensive program as your growth builds with each session. If a student misses a weekend session, he/she must review the recorded video session prior to the next weekend session.  IF this is not possible they must schedule private training with Dr. Cibik within three months of the missed class, at an additional cost not covered by tuition. After 3 missed weekend or one week long retreat  in any one-year without makeup, the student is put on probation with the possibility of release from program  without refund.

Class size in limited in order for quality dissemination of information and personal guidance to each student.  These will occur at Inner Strength Health and Wellness Center, in Leechburg PA. 

Spiritual Coaching Graduates:

After successful completion of  two years of Immortal Mind® certification, , graduates may then apply for ordination as a Formless Daoism® Priest.  This will incur private session costs and addition assignments; and is based on the students readiness for this path.

 Please contact us with your interest in this program.



Immortal Mind®

Spiritual Coaching Associate Degree

awarded upon 2 year satisfactory completion of all assignments


For those looking for ordination as a Taoist Priest,

the Immortal Mind® Spiritual Coaching Associate Degree is the first requirement.

The Taoist Priest program is a private study program


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