Online Training in Meditation

If you have learned Qigong from Jack Risk and have maintained a regular practice for at least six months, you are invited to receive instruction in meditation from Jack.

Next course
Eleven Thursday afternoons
February 7 to April 18, 2019

  • Take part in weekly online group sessions
  • Interact with resources on Jack's website
  • Become confident and secure in your practice
  • Increase your understanding of the tradition of Buddhist meditation
  • Learn—and practice!—in the comfort of your own home

What This Course Offers

More than a crash introduction to meditation, this course will teach you a variety of techniques, acquaint you with a wide range of classics of the literature on meditation, and provide you with an opportunity to practice for ten weeks under the direct guidance of Jack.

Eleven Online Sessions

  • You will participate in an online learning community. The number of participants will be kept to a maximum of six. This group will meet eleven times online using a high quality video conferencing service. (There is no additional charge to you to make use of this service.)
  • An initial session will allow you to meet your fellow meditators, familiarize yourself with the website resources and video technology. Jack will also explain the overall shape and flow of the course which has been crafted according to traditional patterns of training.
  • There will be ten weekly video conferencing sessions. Each session will provide 1.5 hours of instruction, meditation practice and discussion. In each session Jack will introduce new techniques and provide clear presentations of the theories underlying meditation.
  • The time between sessions gives you a chance to practice on a daily basis, prepare the coming week's assigned readings, sample other materials on the website, make entries in your meditation journal and provide feedback to Jack through evaluation forms.
  • Jack will be available for one-on-one video or email consultation about your practice.

Materials Available on a Reserved Webpage

  • Jack's presentations
  • Recordings of each online session
  • Instructional videos
  • Assigned readings for each week
  • Approximately 100 additional readings selected from traditional and modern sources
  • Dozens of Zen poems
  • Hundreds of short quotations arranged by theme to inspire you
  • Concise summaries of the techniques taught
  • Clear instructions for each week's homework

An Enriched Introductory Experience

  • Traditional postures of meditation along with movement-based techniques
  • The theory underlying meditation
  • The factors keeping us from full health and happiness that are overcome through meditation
  • Tips and encouragement to help you advance in your practice
  • Basic concepts of Buddhist philosophy of mind and Master Yap Soon Yeong's teachings to enhance your understanding of meditation
  • Recent scientific research into meditation
  • A wide selection of samples drawn from the classics of the meditation literature

Course Requirements

  • This course is offered to persons who have learned CFQ qigong from Jack Risk and have maintained a reasonably serious practice for at least six months.
  • You will need a desktop computer, laptop or tablet able to process HD video.
  • You will need high speed internet access and a valid email account.
  • For reading the documents you will need an up-to-date version of Adobe Reader (free).
  • You will want to have appropriate time and space for undisturbed online sessions and daily meditation practice.


  • $150.00.
  • Repeating levels policy: any continuing student will receive a 50% discount to repeat this training.

Additional Commitments

  • Regular participation: This course depends to a large extrent on the online group experience. Jack will expect you to be present for all eleven weekly online sessions.
  • Practice between sessions: Many of the benefits of this course design lie in the amount of meditation time if affords. To allow you to make the most of this opportunity you will want to maintain a daily practice of at least thirty minutes using, exclusively, the methods taught in this course.
  • Readings: There is a wealth of reading material available to you but only a small percentage of it is required reading. The online discussion and your understanding of the content of the course will depend, to a considerable extent, on your completing the assigned readings in advance of each session. The other readings are available for your optional enjoyment and further learning.
  • Feedback forms: Weekly feedback forms and a course-end evaluation will permit Jack to monitor your progress.
  • Journal: A meditation journal is suggested as a way to stay accountable to yourself and assess your overall advancement. Keeping a journal is voluntary and private.

The course was much more than I ever dreamed it could be. I do appreciate the background readings and the presentations were very good. ....It was incredibly interesting to learn about the complex and different stages in meditation. Fascinating and yet, so deeply complex. ....I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Zen meditation. I think I would like to learn more in the future.

-Lee-Ann Bowe


Website readings were great and easily accessed....Videos great. I am visual so these just added to the understanding....Sessions great: doing it from home is wonderful! Jack’s presentations: great and so well prepared!

-Denise Vielfaure


The benefits are endless. I have come to find a more calming place that I now seem to live my life from. Not to mention the medical benefits....I found myself more able to stay focused and meditate on a more regular basis by having set homework, readings and knowing that there would be time for discussion....I have seen incredible improvements over my past five years....Having the video feed gives a more connected feeling....I found, after doing the online session and then reading, the material was easier to comprehend. There was more clarity....Website videos essential to proper technique, invaluable....I think this course sets out a perfect flow into meditation and what it is all about....Thanks so much, Jack. It has been wonderful and I will be anxiously awaiting what you come up with next for us out this way!

Vanna Harvey


Expressions of Interest are Currently being Accepted

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What People Say

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over a year ago after suffering debilitating chronic pain, sleep disturbance and fatigue for over 2 years. I have always been a positive, active person and this diagnosis changed my world. I stopped working and enjoying activities that I had participated in my entire life. After many different doctors, medications and alternative therapies I was referred to Jack. I have participated in both Level 1 and Level 2 training sessions and they have changed my life. Jack is very passionate about qigong and compassionate about each person he works with. After several months of daily practice and weekly visits to see Jack for one-on-one healing sessions, I can truly say that I control my fibromyalgia and it no longer controls me. I am now weaning myself from medications that came with side effects and planning to return to my job. Qigong has helped my pain, my stress and my sleep and I will be forever grateful to have found it. Thank you, Jack.

- Lana Thorarinson

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(204) 298-8586

(902) 680-0372


Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada




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