大雪 (Dàxuě) Strong snow
DEAN-ip on 7 / 8 December 2023
Text: Nicola Martens, Sebastian Hubrach and Tasso Hildebrand
„Practising together is so important.
ip means breathing in and out together.
A common breathing rhythm.
Then everyone understands…“
Master Dean Li
Topic: Maturing the essence in the dark
The Solar Term “Dàxuě” “Dàxuě” translates to strong snow. Strong snow emanates a profound silence. It gently settles on everything, muffling our steps that usually rush around quickly and actively. This solar term gives us a deep sense of joy. Snow falls lightly and effortlessly, covering everything gently. During the time of the “ip Dàxuě,” we connect with this tranquil sense of security and heart warmth.
Dàxuě is the third solar term of winter. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are various indications of what we can do best for our health of body, soul, and spirit.
As soon as the first snowflakes fall, you can see a sparkle and pure joy in the eyes of the children. In these moments, all worries and fears fall away, leaving only moments of happiness. For adults, a time of more coziness begins, where they gather in warmth and enjoy communal introspection.
Snow is something very beautiful. When we are inwardly peaceful and calm, we can better focus on our dreams and possibilities. The international practice supports all participants in finding orientation and seizing the opportunities that nature opens up in this phase. The inner alignment toward our goals also forms an important foundation for the upcoming spring. Before something new can sprout and grow, the seed must rest and let its essence mature in the dark.
During the solar term Dàxuě, we practice together to build strength. This energy helps us, for example, to ward off disturbing influences and provides the inner security that we particularly need during this time.
„Let us connect inwardly well and remain safe and calm;
then the energy will be preserved.
That is the purpose of the practice and for this solar term, Dàxuě.“
Master Dean Li
At ip, there is a strong connection that includes both heaven and earth and encompasses people. Together with Chinese students, we find joy in life and heart warmth.
On December 7th at 3 pm German time, a “tea-meeting” with our Chinese friends is scheduled to say “hello” and exchange experiences regarding the solar term Dàxuě. You are warmly welcome!
Together with the ancestors
If you feel a special connection to the ancestors and would like to give them a place, you can register them as regular participants for DEAN-ip. In this case the usual price for adults applies.
*Please write your name in the notes.
You have the opportunity to register until 6 p.m. on the day before the respective ip-day.
Your registration is basically binding.
If you have any problems with the registration, questions or suggestions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, via WhatsApp & Co or by phone:
Danny: +49 179 9026217, Nicola: +49 151 70173457, Tasso: +49 170 9573066