Feng Shui and Obon Season – Janet Mitsui Brown

Feng Shui Traditions and the Obon Season —

There are many different schools of feng shui that have developed over the years. The three schools I feel most familiar with are the form school, the compass school and the Black Hat Sect Tantric school of feng shui.

Form school and compass school – flying star are all traditional feng shui indications.

Form school uses landform structures to determine maximum beneficial calculations for the house and property.

Compass School uses direction – the compass or Chinese lopan to measure balance of elements of a home, and the flying star compass school adds time and space changes.

The Black Hat Sect Tantric school of feng shui uses a yang objective – the physical visible properties of elements, and the yin objective – the subjective, invisible intangible perspective. The Black Hat Tantric School looks to the chi of the land, the house, and the property – the “chi” being the invisible energy that is either positive or negative.

I try to study all schools continuously, and that takes a lot of my time, because I want to have the most accurate information regarding the “chi” of the home or property.

Two weeks ago I went to a workshop given by Deborah Gee and Steven Post, senior disciples of Black Hat Sect Tantric School, honoring H.H. Professor Lin Yun, the late founder of the Black Hat Sect Tantric School, in San Francisco. Even though I have personally studied with the late H.H. Professor Lin Yun, and learned from the teachings of Deborah Gee and Steven Post, there is always more to learn.

On the 4th of July I will be traveling to China to the city province of Hangzhou to further study feng shui with a special master. I will try to send blogs or articles as I continue to absorb feng shui. I’m traveling with my wushu tai chi qi gong group, so it should be an exciting learning experience.

To all of you – the obon season is here – this is the tradition the Japanese use to celebrate the past and present. Tomorrow I go to the Senshin Temple to dance for joy and light a candle in remembrance of special friends and family who have gone before me. The dancing is the yang and the lighting of the candle is the yin.

To all of you during this special season, be safe and merry – and remember to celebrate the yang and yin of summer.

And finally, I presented a wonderful teaching entitled Love and Peach Blossom at Tara’s Garden in Redondo Beach last weekend…stay tuned – there will be more!

In gratitude, Janet Mitsui Brown, www.thejoyoffengshui.com

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