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7 Pillars of Health: Identifying Needs, Challenges and Tradition

Time: Thu, 11 July 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Toronto | OCTCM

283 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor., Toronto, ON M5T 2E3


Join Nada Ashkar, Registered Acupuncturist, OCTCM faculty member, and Internal Arts Instructor for this rich, informative and thought provoking talk on the 7 Pillars of Health. She will explore each of the pillars, how to identify which of them an individual needs to address in order to support balance and optimal health, what the common modern day challenges to them, and some of the traditional holistic and spiritually rooted solutions to these issues.

Nada Ashkar is a Registered Acupuncturist, classically trained Taijiquan and Qigong teacher, and a meditation guide and a faculty member at the downtown campus of the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (OCTCM). She holds a combined Honours Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Philosophy from Carleton University (The College of the Humanities), a diploma in Acupuncture, and is expanding her scope of practice and clinical skills through the ongoing study of Chinese herbal medicine and advanced TCM training.

Nada had trained in various martial arts since the age of 10 and has more than a decade of training in the classical Chinese Internal Arts system. She is deeply passionate about and invested in the study of the sacred sciences and the practice of Islam, and has a diverse background of experience in various meditation traditions including Vipassana Buddhist meditation, Self-inquiry (atman-vichara of the Advaita Vedanta tradition and through the Sufi tradition) and abiding in Presence meditation. Her work is influenced by a confluence of these practices along with her world travels, life experience, and exploration into the nature of the mind and reality.

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