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November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« on: November 16, 2011, 06:23:31 PM »
Hello Pangu friends,
The November 2011 "retreat" was a fulfilling experience.  I just arrived home in Florida, but want to post a few items from Master Ou's lectures.  Those that were there will understand that a great deal more was expressed in songs, music, excellent cooking, and friendship.  One favorite memory is walking holding hands with Jenny as we went to look at the chickens down the road (Jenny is five years old!).  I will post some recipes from the retreat later too. Love to you all!

Pangu retreat, full moon, November 2011

“Heart is a commanding entity that exists within the body, not just the physical organ.”

“Take kindness and benevolence as basis, take frankness and friendliness to heart.”

“Physical health and intelligence has close relationship to heart/soul.”

“Our heart is created with 50/50 good and evil.”

“The most important factor that makes you unhappy is you.”

“True happiness is to learn to make others happy as well.”

“Try our best to have heart and soul think about others.”

“Be humble. Do not take revenge.”

“All creation is result of Pangu’s love energy.”

“Self-cultivation is the key to developing heart/soul.”

“Reflection on kindness and benevolence with peaceful mindset helps your heart/soul move to higher level.”

“Healing energy is more effective if receiver’s heart/soul is already calm and tranquil.”

“A great man can decide to do or not do something”

“Positive qi from heaven and earth will make you feel uplifted, or rooted.”

“All creatures have relationship with energy of sun and moon.”

“Method is to let heart/soul bring you nearer to Pangu, to absorb continually the energy.”

My Pangu results:

Environment is responding positively, including people and events.  Localized physical discomforts are relieved. Subtle awareness of energy, appreciation of great nature, more love for all, desire to assist in the healing of others, contentment, appreciation of the daily gift of life, awareness of nature and influence of thought/emotion.

 
Qifully, George

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 07:05:20 PM »
Hi George,

Thanks for sharing the recipes from the retreat, it reminds me of another recipe from Master Ou - “Pangu Shengong Song”;

      Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah,
      Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah.
      As generous as the sun,
      As gentle as the moon,
      So will I become an outstanding student of Pangu:
      With my mind as broad as the blue sky,
      With kindness and benevolence, frankness and friendliness,
      As I speak with reason, treat with courtesy,
      Act with emotion, accomplish result.
      For you, for me,
      For the health and happiness of humanity:
      Please let me
      Open my arms, embrace the universe,
      Rotate the sun, rotate the moon,
      Absorb unlimited power from the boundless sky.
     
      Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah,
      Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah.
      As generous as the sun,
      As gentle as the moon,
      So will I become an outstanding offspring of Pangu:
      Spreading love throughout the human world,
      With kindness and benevolence, frankness and friendliness,
      As I speak with reason, treat with courtesy,
      Act with emotion, accomplish result.
      For you, for me,
      For the eternal beauty of humanity:
      Please let me
      Open my arms, embrace the universe,
      Rotate the sun, rotate the moon,
      And welcome the future world—infinite, ultimate glory,
      Infinite, ultimate glory.

(http://www.oumelody.com/english/songs/panguzhige.html)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2011, 07:28:20 PM by Jiegang »

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 06:06:19 PM »
Thanks Jiegang,
The concepts of this song is one which we have sung many times, it is a good reflection of the main points of Master Ou's theme of being a high quality person. But now, just in time for Thanksgiving, we are focusing on the art of cooking, here are two excellent recipies for fish that Master Ou cooked at the retreat (one should always begin the cooking process with a clam mind/heart by repeating the password first):

Fish (yeu) Cooking recipe 1

Begin with thinking Pangu password

Heat pan on high for a few minutes

Pour in ¼ cup oil
Add table spoon of chopped garlic/ginger mix
Add small handful of green onion
Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 – 2 tsp sugar
Wait for roasted fragrance

Add fish on top of ginger/garlic mix
Monitor color of fish – cover with pan cover
Add sauce*, a few more green onions, and easily stir

Turn off heat but allow to cook another minute
Total time about 9 minutes

*sauce: combine 1 tsp salt, 1.5 tsp sugar, 2 tsp soya sauce, 1 tsp of starch, equal portions of red vinegar and cooking wine
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Salmon cooking recipe 1

Begin with thinking Pangu password

Salmon cut into cubes
Heat pan on high for a few minutes

Pour in ¼ cup oil
Add table spoon of chopped ginger
Add small handful of green onion
Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 – 2 tsp sugar
Wait for roasted fragrance

Add fish on top of ginger/garlic mix
Monitor color of fish – cover with pan cover
Add sauce*, a few more green onions, and easily stir

*sauce: combine 1 tsp salt, 1.5 tsp sugar, 2 tsp soya sauce, 1 tsp of starch, equal portions of red and black vinegar, cooking wine and half bottle of beer (1/4 cup total)

Total cooking time is 8 minutes from oil to serve

Qifully, George

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 09:55:31 AM »
Here is one for shrimp with plum sauce.  I tried this last night and I can attest that it is excellent!  I should mention that Master Ou was cooking these with such precision that each sereving took the exact time to cook. At one point he was slicing zucchini so fast and thin while not even looking that I was amazed.  My fingers would certainly have been missing their nails! Be sure to use uncooked shrimp with this recipe.

Plum sauce Shrimp
Begin with the password

Prepare large uncooked shrimp.

Shrimp with plum sauce

Heat pan on high
Add suitable oil (corn) ¼ cup
Add chopped ginger, 1 Tbs
1 heaping tsp of salt, 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar
Roast 1 minute

Layer large shrimp and stir quickly so salt and sugar surround shrimp evenly
Let simmer for 2 minutes
Add several shakes of plum and chili bean sauces
Stir again
Add ¼ cup prepared Ou sauce *
Finish by adding garnish of scallions

*Ou sauce: 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp corn starch, 2 tsp sugar, soya sauce, ¼ cup light beer
Total cooking time, from warming oil to finish is approximately 7 minutes

Variations of sauces possible
Qifully, George

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 09:58:39 AM »
Here is a simple vegetable complement, stirfried zucchini.  Again, easy to make and very tasty, not to mention healthy!

Stir fried Zucchini
Begin with password

Prepare Zucchini by slicing in half lengthwise then
Slice thinly at 45 degrees

Heat pan on high
Add ¼ cup oil, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tbs ginger
Roast 1 minute

Add zucchini and stir

Total time to cook is 3 minutes


Qifully, George

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 06:25:39 PM »
Hey George,
Thank You so much for summing up some of the lectures. You have such a wonderful way with words, it helps me a lot. Also the recipes that you were all over (with pen and paper in hand). However you must get the Ou salad recipe. I am going to start Cooking. I will do my best.
Thank You again George. You have been a great help for me through your wonderful understanding of our Password.
Your new friend in pgsg.


« Last Edit: November 23, 2011, 11:29:39 AM by Pam »
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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 05:00:50 AM »

  Wonderful, George! You really have done a great job, a big sharing for us, both on body (delicious food recipes) and soul!

   I can feel how our PGSG students with the family of Master Ou in a happy, joyful and harmonious mood during this Retreat, for I had viewed some amazing photoes that other PGSG students post on Facebook :)
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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 10:31:15 PM »
Hello George,

It is so nice to read your post which brings me back to the 2011 "retreat". 

The 2011 Advanced Training held in Pan Gu Retreat is indeed an amazing, deep, and fruitful experience!  Words just cannot express my wonderful feelings and deep appreciations to Master Ou and his family as well as other Pangu Shengong students.  Four days were too short!  I already couldn't wait for the next 2012 retreat!  I love living with our big Pan Gu family. 
 
Thank you so much for your wonderful highlights. 

It is great to take those quotations and reflect on my own in a daily basis. 
Beautifulice

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 01:28:57 PM »
Thank you George for your notes and wisdom! I miss everyone... all my old and new friends.
The retreat was such a grounding and deep experience. It was an honor to practice with you all.

Thank you Master Ou!

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 03:54:11 PM »
Here is one more, a simple preparation, but it brings out a special flavor in avocados.  First, get a good ripe avocado and slice it, either a Florida type or Hass will be fine. Then prepare a plate with about a 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil mixed with a tea spoon or a bit less of sugar.  Just mix the sugar into the oil and stir it around on the plate.  Once that is finished, place the avocado slices onto the plate and let them soak up the sweet oil for a few minutes.  I bet you will not be able to eat just one! Enjoy.
Qifully, George

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Re: November fullmoon 2011 California retreat
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 07:30:11 AM »
Thanks for sharing, George  :)
What a great experience that was!

Barbara