Practice the Five Element style of Qigong, presented by the Portland Shaolin Center.
This simple yet profound set of Qigong postures tonify the 5 main Zang Fu organs—the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and spleen—as well as mobilize and energize the triple burner (Tan Tien). The postures both open the meridians associated with each organ and gently massage and move the organs on their ligamentous connections. Continued practice of this set will help balance the functioning of the organs as well as improve posture sensitivity and cultivate Qi.
This event is free with Lan Su membership or admission; no registration is required. Chinese New Year is the most popular time to visit the garden. Plan your visit by purchasing admission tickets ahead of time and by arriving early for your favorite activities.
Classes at the Portland Shaolin Center introduce people of all experience levels to the basics of the 1500 year old martial art Shaolin Kung Fu (Shaolin Gongfu)."Shaolin" literally means "young forest" and refers to the fact that the original Shaolin Temple in Honan Province was built in the midst of a new forest of cypress and pine. "Kung Fu" literally means "mastery through time and effort". Hence, "Shaolin Kung Fu" is a term that describes the full variety of martial skills that were developed, preserved and mastered at the Shaolin Temples over the last 1500 years.
Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days, and each day is packed with things to see and do. Download the full calendar of events here to start planning your visit.
Traditional lantern viewings close out Chinese New Year festivities, when the garden glows with hanging red lanterns and the lake reflects the light of large illuminated lantern sculptures. A dragon procession and special performances are all a part of these special evenings.
Lan Su Chinese Garden offers infinite paths to discovery, whether you are a visitor simply taking in the beauty of the garden for the first time or a member who comes back day after day to sip tea in the teahouse. One visit just isn’t enough to take in the depth and abundance of experiences. Lan Su is ever-changing — by the minute, by the hour, and with the seasons. Learn more and plan your visit today.
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, Oregon 97209
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Lan Su Chinese Garden
220 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 1050, Portland, Oregon 97209
Members, donors and visitors help keep Lan Su healthy and growing. Lan Su is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations and memberships are tax deductible. Lan Su’s Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is 93-1296840.