Darkroom 2020 Week 1: Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li

Darkroom 2020 Week 1: Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li
Event Time
Sunday, February 16 - Saturday, February 22
All Day

Type of Event:

Week 1: Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li Creating & Building the Immortal Fetus

February 16 22, 2020 Early Bird before 30 November 2019

darkroom retreat

DK-2Prerequisites: General Retreat & Fusion I, II & III

The practices of the Lesser Enlightenment of Kan & Li involves cleansing and rejuvenating the glands and organs using neutral energy (steam) generated by the inverting and coupling of the primal polarities of Fire and Water. The higher Inner Alchemy Formulas, which traditionally were practiced in caves,are taught in a complete darkness environment, which has been specially created to facilitate the teaching and practice of higher level Taoist Alchemical Meditation.

What is Pi gu? It is an ancient Taoist/Chinese way of fasting that is used during higher spiritual retreats. It literally means ‘to stop eating grains’. The need for food decreases but the body’s energy increases. It is more than fasting, though, as it involves chi kung and enables the practices used in the darkroom.

Pigu Fasting Energy

During the darkness retreat you will have completely free from any external light source or food consumption and we will be use Pi gu Healing Taoist / Chinese herb also Juices & Sesame, Herbal Detox Teas and Fruits will be provided to you for 3 time per day.

Au Tao Garden : retraite de la Chambre Noire et de Pi Gu : le jeûne énergétique, du 3 au 23 

Février, 2020 Semaine 1: Kan & Li – Retraite dans l’obscurité (Niveau 1 – Petit Éveil)
Prérequis: avoir suivi la retraite d’hiver et pratiqué la Fusion I,II et III. Les pratiques du Petit Éveil et de Kan et Li impliquent un nettoyage et une régénération des glandes et des organes en utilisant une énergie neutre (la vapeur) générée par l’inversion et l’action en couple des polarités initiales du Feu et de l’Eau.

Retreat schedule and daily program:


2:00 pm – Check in to Dark Room
5:00 pm – Introduction by Senior Instructor
6:00 pm – Dinner in Dark Room
7:00 pm – Introduction by Grand Master Mantak Chia (GMC)
10:00 pm – Turn off the light

Monday – Saturday:

7:00 am – Wake up
7:15 am – Tea
7:30 am – 8:00 am – Morning Exercise and Meditation
8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast
9.00 am – 12:30 pm – Morning Session by GMC
12:30 am – 14:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Session by GMC / Senior instructor / Instructor
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Relaxation or Treatments
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Session
9:30 pm – Bedtimes

Out of the Dark in Friday evening
Retreat check out on Saturday at Lunch


pigu-herbPi Gu Chi Kung: Inner Alchemy Energy Fasting
By Mantak Chia and Christine Harkness-Giles

Pi Gu Chi Kung is an ancient Taoist method which centers on a simple diet of fruits, teas, nuts, and eggs paired with special chewing techniques and chi kung exercises. Providing a step-by-step guide, Master Mantak Chia and coauthor Christine Harkness-Giles explain the pi gu diet, provide immortality tea recipes, and illustrate the corresponding chi kung energy exercises.

• Explains how you do not stop eating with this fasting practice and details the simple pi gu diet
• Illustrates the chewing and chi kung practices to accompany pi gu, for natural chi energy production
• Reveals how Pi Gu Chi Kung activates the body’s natural healing abilities, accelerates the elimination of toxins, reduces appetite and cravings, and enables you to draw energies from the Earth and Universe. Order book please click here

1. Each participant should practice the Cosmic Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds, Fusion of the Five Elements, Microcosmic Orbit, Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Tao Yin, which bring the body into a state of balance and tuning. A physically fit vehicle is the foundation stone from which to launch astral travel into multi-dimensional orbits and higher cortical activity.
2. All participants are encouraged to engage in a healthy preparatory diet and bowel cleansing process, commencing 4 weeks before the retreat. Diet should be rich in Vitamin D, beta-carotene like choleric, calcium (2,000 gm), magnesium (500 mg) and zinc (20 mg/day).   



Lesser Kan & Li Session I (4 hrs.) Audio Sounds click here


Lesser Kan & Li Session II (13.9 hrs.) Audio Sounds click here

Greatest Kan & Li Session I (6.5 hrs.) Audio Sounds  click here

Greatest Kan & Li Session II (12 hrs.) Audio Sounds  click here

Triple Room
Early booking and pay deposit THB 10,000 before 30 Nov. 2019 Free one time Colon hydrotherapy & Discount 15% extra night.
THB 42,660 per week per person

Normal Weekly Rate Book before 1 Dec. 2019 Free one time Colon hydrotherapy.
THB 44,810 per week per person
Double Room
Early booking and pay deposit THB 10,000 before 30 Nov. 2019 Free one time Colon hydrotherapy & Discount 15% extra night.
THB 43,955 per week per person

Normal Weekly Rate Book before 1 Dec. 2019 Free one time Colon hydrotherapy.
THB 47,400 per week per person
Rate in Thai Baht per person.
Retreat start on Sunday at Dinner in Darkroom and End on Saturday at Lunch.
Retreat participants are requested to make a minimum deposit of THB 10,000 per person upon booking accommodations. PayPal payment fee (approximately 2.5% – 4.5%) will be deducted from full amount that transferred from guest’s payment.
Booking please contact retreatreservation@tao-garden.com

• If you are already registered be sure or ask to download the e-booklet that you may study before your arrival for the Darkroom Retreat. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with Master Chia’s e-booklet in preparation for the Retreat.
• Bring comfortable clothing.
• Bring earplugs for sleeping and sunglasses.

Retreat weeks include:
• Tuition fee
• Three healthy fasting meals & darkroom supplement
• Morning – Evening Darkroom Meditation
• Internet access
• Rates include all applicable taxes and service charges

Cancellation Policy:
– Reservation may not be cancelled. Full payment will be forfeited
– Tuition fee is non refundable.

Transportation Fee click here.

Note A Payments Deposit:
A deposit of THB 10,000 will be charged to your credit card, PayPal or Bank transfer at the time of reservation.
Any fee of payment channels will be deducted from full amount that transferred from guest’s payment.

Darkness Retreat Cancellation Policy :
No refund on Darkness Retreats unless students replace themselves.

Guarantee Policy:
Reservation must be guaranteed with one of these cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

* Rates subject to change without notice.
** Available from Monday – Saturday