Leslie resided in Japan for two+ decades, starting with a year-long youth exchange through Rotary International’s high school program. She graduated from the American University School of International Service in Washington D.C. with a B.A. double major in Economics and International Relations and a minor in Asian Studies/Japanese Language.
Later, Leslie earned a Doctorate in Medical Qigong (2012) from the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Henan, China) through a four-year program at the International College of Medical Qigong in Palm Desert, California. She was drawn to medical qigong as a time-tested, highly effective means of helping people and animals and putting compassion into practice.
Leslie has also worked as a Japanese-English translator and interpreter for 25 years, translating a wide array of subject matter ranging from Buddhist texts to business presentations, new products and technologies, fashion magazines, tourism campaign materials, television programming promotion, and executive speeches for high-profile corporations such as Sony, Toyota, Toshiba, and Panasonic. During this time she has collaborated with the top American copywriters working in Tokyo for leading corporations. Leslie passed the highest level (Level I) of the Japanese Proficiency Test, an internationally recognized certification, in 1997.
Medical Qigong Training and Services
Leslie’s training includes treatment and self-healing protocols gleaned from a myriad of techniques codified for authenticity over a period of three thousand years in China. All of the healing methodologies in the doctoral program that Leslie employs have exhibited superior clinical efficacy at Xi Yuan Medical Qigong Hospital in Beijing. These medical qigong techniques are utilized to heal: asthma and other COPD, cardiac issues, gastro-intestinal disorders, bladder-kidney ailments, men’s issues, gynecological problems, migraines, anxiety, depression, nervous system disorders, and more. Leslie’s repertoire also encompasses: chakra cleaning, eliminating emotional blockages, increasing vitality, repairing tissues post-injury and post-surgery, dissolving of cysts, and much more. Because much of this material is no longer taught in China, Leslie feels it is part of her work to perpetuate this powerful and precious knowledge through her treatments. She additionally offers adjunct therapies using gemstones, and cellulite treatment.
Leslie also treats animals. Medical qigong is a highly effective for treatment of surgical wounds on animals, and can also help with emotional problems such as the tendency to hide, issues integrating in a home with another pet, grief at the loss of an animal or human companion, and more. Please inquire for details.
Captivated by the Japanese people and their Buddhist-based culture, Leslie returned to Japan to live in Tokyo after graduating from college. During this time, she had the great good fortune of meeting two world-class Buddhist teachers (sent to Japan by his Holiness the Dalai Lama), with whom she studied on a weekly basis for seven years. She subsequently met and trained in Zen Buddhism with renowned master Harada Sekkei Roshi (b. 1927), Abbott of Hosshinji Temple in Fukui, Japan through intensive five-day retreats 2 times/ year over a period of five years.
Leslie has also trained weekly with Master teacher Robin Bonazzoli in taichi and moving qigong since 1999, and in Chinese medicine since 2012.
In an extension of her qigong studies, Leslie has also attended intensive training sessions with Jiang Shen Ming, Abbess of Qingcheng Shan Monastery, on location in Sichuan, China (2010, 2011). She was amongst the first non-Chinese group of students to receive teachings in this setting, and to be ordained as a disciple in the lineage.
Additional studies in qigong includes special seminars with Grandmaster Wei Zhong Fu, 13th generation lineage holder of the Sino-Tibetan Emei Chan Qigong system (2002-2004); Qigong master Ou Wen Wei (since 2004); as well as shiatsu techniques in weekly classes under Zen shiatsu lineage holder, Master Takeo Suzuki (2005-2007).This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many pages like this one or sub-pages as you like and manage all of your content inside of WordPress.