Jack is currently working on a third edition of his book on meditation. It lays out clear instructions for how to meditate effectively. It also offers explanations of the underlying principles and an introduction to some of the rich traditions surrounding meditation.
|Level One||2000, 2002, 2002, 2004, 2004|
|Level Two||2001, 2002, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010|
|Level Three||2002, 2002, 2004, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010|
|Level Four||2002, 2002, 2004, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010|
|Level Five||2006 (Penang)|
|Level Six||2009 (Penang), 2010|
|Beyond||2010, 2011 (Penang), 2011 (Penang)|
|Ten weeks of private training in Penang, 2011|
Along with qigong Jack maintains an active practice of Chan meditation. He recently attended a ten-day silent Chan retreat at Dharma Drum Retreat Centre in Pine Bush, NY. In the 1990s he took Zen training at the Rochester Zen Centre.
|20||2008||Winnipeg Beach, MB|
|1||2012||West St. Paul, MB|
|2||2013||West St. Paul, MB|
|3||2013||West St. Paul, MB|
Over the past four years I have had the privilege of studying under Jack in the art of CFQ. His knowledge, wisdom and dedication have proven to be exceptional. I have experienced significant improvements in several areas of my life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. My pain, stress, sleep and overall well being have improved beyond my expectations and I will be forever grateful for his guidance. Thank you for everything, Jack. You truly are a godsend on my journey.
I've been practicing qigong and meditation regularly for several years with Jack and have seen a big difference in my life. It's a very effective way of dealing with stressful situations and for winding down after a hectic day. There are definite health benefits to qigong, and I always feel more relaxed after a good practice. Jack is always available to answer questions and help us with our practice.
Doing qigong movements and practicing meditation have helped me to experience the world with more serenity, clarity and joy.
Qigong has been a huge benefit to me and we are grateful for your teachings in Winnipeg, and, in particular, at Klinic.
I have participated in a weekly qigong practice group led by Jack for about two years. As well, I took a two-day qigong training and a weekend meditation training. All these experiences have been very beneficial, and meaningful to body, mind and spirit. I am a 70 year-old woman who practiced yoga for many years and also learned and practiced various mindfulness and meditation techniques. I have found that Jack's approach to qigong and meditation "sticks" and lends a lot of positive texture to my life.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia over a year ago after suffering debilitating chronic pain, sleep disturbance and fatigue for over two years. I have always been a positive, active person and this diagnosis changed my world. I stopped working and enjoying activities that I had participated in my entire life. After many different doctors, medications and alternative therapies I was referred to Jack. I have participated in both Level 1 and Level 2 training sessions and they have changed my life. Jack is very passionate about qigong and compassionate about each person he works with. After several months of daily practice and weekly visits to see Jack for one-on-one healing sessions, I can truly say that I control my fibromyalgia and it no longer controls me. I am now weaning myself from medications that came with side effects and planning to return to my job. Qigong and meditation have helped my pain, my stress and my sleep and I will be forever grateful to have found them. Thank you, Jack.
Rev. Jack is a very patient and thorough teacher. The class is really meditative and very pleasant physically as you get into the movements. (Like Tai Chi but with less thinking.) Loved our class. As a Preacher he has a lovely way of combining the healing principals and stories of the bible and brings them to life in our church services. I am glad I got to find him.
Poplar Point, MB
I have found that the regular practice of QiGong quiets the mind, reduces stress and anxiety, boosts the immune system and provides an overall sense of well-being. Jack Risk is an experienced and dedicated instructor who is meticulous in his teaching of the dynamic movements of CFQ. He has an in-depth knowledge of the meditative traditions of the East and can ably assist his students on their inner journey. His weekly practice group fully supports the development of his students and his frequent offerings of Level 1 and Level II trainings are a wonderful opportunity to refresh and further assimilate the healing properties of CFQ teachings.
I just did a two day Level One qigong workshop presented by Jack Risk, with the able assistance of his wife, Chris. I highly recommend it to both new and old (like myself) practitioners. Jack is a brilliant teacher, putting himself in the student's place, anticipating problems and questions, meticulous yet relaxed. The weekend flowed—yet it was packed with information and learning. It left me recharged and inspired.
CFQ instructor and retired psychotherapist, Blockhouse, NS
In April of 2006 I took Jack’s two day Level One CFQ training programme. It was an entirely positive experience. Jack is a warm, engaging and highly competent instructor. His commitment to CFQ is infectious. I have since done a great deal of reading about CFQ and have attended a workshop with Master Yap, all of which has confirmed Jack’s mastery of the principles. I practise CFQ on a daily basis. It brings me serenity and a sense of control. I am indebted to Jack for the solid grounding he imparted.
CFQ is an extremely useful tool that I use to deal with stress, help increase my energy, reduce pain—from arthritis—and give me an all-over sense of well being. Jack is an excellent instructor—confident, patient, positive, and a true believer in the art of CFQ.
Nurse-Therapist, Dartmouth, NS
Practicing CFQ gives me a quiet time each day to get in touch with myself— the delicate inner self and spirit. In the few months that I have practiced CFQ, I have experienced an awakening of new knowledge about my body and myself. CFQ shows me there's the possibility to go much further in self- discovery, to explore the energy we have as humans that we often are not aware of. CFQ is what I use in preparing to give Reiki treatments. It helps the energy to flow and it makes me feel stronger. Jack provided a friendly, supportive environment in which to learn CFQ. The classes were relaxed and went at a pace and level that was accessible to everyone. We had lots of opportunity to practice all the movements many times so that we really learned them and could go home and do them. After the class I found I has able to do CFQ, derive benefit from it and improve my form on my own.
Video Producer and Reiki Practitioner, Glade, BC
I found Jack Risk to be a knowledgeable, caring and dedicated instructor of CFQ. I am in the business of healing and transformation and have attended many different workshops in that field over my 20 years in the healing arts and as a Registered Massage Therapist. Jack’s Level One workshop was practical and enjoyable and by the end of it I was impressed with the great level of Light and Love and Transformation among the participants. I feel that CFQ is a simple, helpful and gentle technique that is able to enhance and promote health, harmony and well being to all those who practice it.
Bentley Therapeutic Massage Clinic, Guelph, ON
CFQ is a wonderful addition to feeling good about yourself physically and mentally. It makes me feel meditative and relaxed. When I can't sleep I do the Butterfly Shake and it helps me to unwind. I found Jack to be very enthusiastic about CFQ. He was easy to follow and adjusted his pace to suit the class. After his one-day introductory session, I left knowing Flying Cloud Hands really well but relied on Master Yap's book to remember the rest. After the two-day session, I was much more comfortable with the technique and felt ready to practise on my own. When I first did Flying Cloud Hands 500 times, I could feel the energy emanating from my hands and feet. It was an amazing experience. Many of my patients have expressed an interest in learning CFQ and I have been teaching them the movements one at a time. Some are interested in learning more.
Jack Risk is an experienced and dedicated instructor who is meticulous in his teaching of the dynamic movements of CFQ. He has an in-depth knowledge of the meditative traditions of the East and can ably assist his students on their inner journey.
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada