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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






Weekend Program *

is generally held the second full weekend of each month.

*Some Dates subject to change



Register Today to hold your space


Limited Class Size to assure each student gets individualized attention


Tuition is $5000 per year





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.




For more information about the

upcoming program, please call

724-845-1041 or email us





Create a complete Onsite Retreat

LIMITED SPACE at Chi House available

for those looking for a

full weekend experience away from the world.

(other B&B options are close by)


Reservations taken on a first come basis,

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.


CHI House


Are you a Formless Taoism Graduate?

We would love to have you return for the whole program. Program content has shifted and will give new material and introspection.

 Special price for returning graduates:

  • $3000 for all 12 sessions


Immortal Mind®

             Retreat 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.

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

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.


Practitioners, teachers and healers 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.

  • Year one of the program allows one to connect with their inner beliefs, fears, and blockage.

  • Year Two allows one to connect and recognize their inner divinity and that divinity within others.


Register Today  

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 course 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






$5000 per year for all 12 weekend intensive retreat sessions.

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.

For those interested in the Retreat option of the program, attendance is optional but encouraged in order to maintain your growth and support your life changes. If you are pursuing the Spiritual Coaching Certification, all session are mandatory.

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. 


After two years of Immortal Mind® Study, with all assignment completed and required attendance, you may obtain your Spiritual Coaching Certification.

 Please contact us with your interest in this program.


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