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ISU to host Livia Kohn in free community lecture 'Life Energy: Daoist and Modern Perspectives' on April 25  

April 4, 2019
Tori Parks, CPI for Marketing

POCATELLO – Idaho State University will host Livia Kohn, professor emerita of religion and east Asian studies at Boston University, for a free community lecture on April 25 at 7 p.m. in Frazier Hall and core health workshops on April 26-27. 

The title of the lecture is “Life Energy: Daoist and Modern Perspectives” and is co-sponsored by the ISU Global Studies and Research Center. The presentation outlines the Daoist understanding of vital energy, then interprets it in terms of modern science, looking at electromagnetism and quantum physics and using applied kinesiology to harness its power and make it more potent in people’s lives.

ISU senior art student Carter Shepard’s work will be featured at the lecture and at workshops by Kohn at the Whole Health Cooperative Center at 303 N. 12th Ave., Pocatello on April 26 and 27. For more information on the workshops contact Midge Woods at travelingdao@gmail.com. Both the lecture and the workshops are open to the public.

Kohn specializes in Daoism and Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and articles. A long-term practitioner of Taiji Quan and meditation, she is also a certified instructor of yoga and qigong as well as a Core Health facilitator. Kohn is the author and publisher of over 45 books on Daoism and its practices. 

For more information or to register, contact Midge Woods at travelingdao@gmail.com.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral high research activity university and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU has nine Colleges, a Graduate School and a Division of Health Sciences that together offer more than 250 certificate and degree programs. More than 12,000 students attend ISU. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.


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