With consistent and dedicated practice, students may progress through SunDo practice levels as a student from Level 1-7 eventually attaing a black belt. Promotion depends on quality of practice and expanding capacity in Taoist breathwork.
In addition, students may also enter the SunDo Instructor Training Program at Level 2 or anytime thereafter. All trainees must attend regular retreats and meet all promotion requirements for instructors.
Please see the chart below for both student and instructor promotions requirements, distance membership reqirements and retreat fees.
Each level of practice has requirements to meet at that level. If requirements, are not met and promotion does not take place, students may complete any needed requirements in a reasonable amount of time as decided by an instructor, senior instructor or teacher and Master Kim.
SunDo's instructor training program gives practitioners an essential foundation in Taoist yoga, meditation and breathwork to cultivate the appropriate qualities in a teacher. Students develop their own personal practice before teaching others to have one. Based on an "apprenticeship" way of learning, instructors gain knowledge of how to teach from a rich tradition and lineage of master teachers.
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May all beings, aware of the ultimate Tao,
(Jung Gak DoWon)
attain wisdom, consciousness, and ability through discipline.
(Che Ji Che Nung)
Having united Dharma and Tao into harmony,
(Bool Do Il Hwa)
save and enlighten all sentient beings.
(Goo Hwal Chang Sang)
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