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
John Locke, who amongst
influenced our founding
and whose philosophy can be
seen in the Declaration of Independence states,
[the study of nature]
is not capable of being
made into science.”
This thinking is actually a
Taoist point of view.
attend the whole program?
Guests may be
able to attend select weekend events
with those in
office to find out details on
course of study on
starting in 2013.
In China’s long medical history, many
classical Chinese medicine schools developed with different
ideologies on how to heal body/mind and sprit (Jing, Qi,
Formless Daoism instruction is broken into two separate but
cohesive elements of Yin and Yang /Earth and Heaven
The first year in our program is called
The School of
Wisdom and Understanding.
The second year is called
The course is designed for serious students
to dedicate off-campus time for reading, research and study,
answering Dr. Cibik’s written assignments, doing
self-cultivation practice, and becoming introspective of
their studies with silent retreat time.
The monthly weekend intensives are designed
bring new material (not available in books) to the
integrate their prior reading and
self-practice into a deeper understanding
to have questions
to work in a clinical setting, and to hear
information passed down from an oral tradition.
in 2013 *
Retreat House for those looking for a full weekend
experience away from the world.
Reservations taken on a first come basis,
and is an
additional $100 per weekend (two nights).
This gives the
student the opportunity to utilize
the walking trails and gardens, full kitchen use,
and a step
away from the fast paced world.
Reasons to Begin the Journey into
You want to develop a
inner strength and self confidence that cannot be shaken
You want to come to
understand your destiny
You want to
overcome the things that are holding you back from truly
want to be a healer or already are a healer, but desire to
become more spiritual in your healing practice.
You want to deepen your
faith in the world of energy medicine into realms and
dimensions rarely taught.
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 Guiand 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.
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
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
Nature and its
unlimited potential are models to learn by and become to
Want to hear more about
Formless Daoism, it's essence and the study program?
Listen to Ted Cibik, on the
Darren Orr, Lori Ahern, Ken Johnson, Eric Mason,
Founder Ted Cibik, Elliot Dater, Debra Brunken,
Those who contemplate the beauty of
the earth find reserves of strength that will endure
as long as life lasts.
This course of study is reserved for people who are
actively practicing energy work and prayer including
meditation, for several years. It is assumed that
there is foundational knowledge of energy
terminology and one can feel Qi in various parts of
for Self Health course is highly suggested, or it’s equivalent,
prior to enrollment along with several of the Taoist
lectures and seminars here at Inner Strength. As the
serious practicing student comes to realize, to
assist people in their spiritual journey takes
thousands of hours of study and practice -so a
weekend or week of study does not adequately qualify
anyone to become a teacher or counselor in spiritual
matters – hence our 2-year intensive program.
The 2-year program consists of class intensives
meeting once a month - The second Saturday and
Sunday of every month starting in August of 2013.
All classes have mandatory attendance with this
intensive program. If a student misses a weekend
intensive, he/she 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 classes in
any one-year without makeup, the student is put on
probation with the possibility of expulsion without
Class size in limited (Dr. Cibik is only accepting
12 students) in order for quality dissemination of
information and personal guidance to each student.
These will occur at
Inner Strength Health and Wellness Center, in
Certification as a
Formless Daoism Disciple will be awarded after the successful
completion of the two years of training, passing
grades on oral and practical exams, and all
financial obligations met.
Disciples of Formless Daoism
apply for ordination as a Formless Daoism Priest,
which may incur private session costs and addition
assignments; based on the students readiness for