HAC To Honor Schmitt and Hughes With Induction Into The Order of the Twin Hearts at Graduation on July 31.
On July 31, 2015, The Healing Arts Center will once again celebrate the Red Robe Ceremony marking graduation for a new group of massage therapists. At the Red Robe Ceremony, students receive "final transmission" from their teachers, an ancient mystical tradition among Buddhist and Hindu meditators. The ceremony gets its name from the traditional Buddhist "zens", or meditation shawls, worn by the faculty during the rite and the pranic meditation shawls worn by students. It is a reminder to all that every true healing art begins in the heart and mind of the practitioner and not in their physical technique alone.
At the Red Robe Ceremony, it has become the custom to present each graduate with a sterling silver medallion in the shape of the heart chakra. This is to remind HAC graduates to put compassion first above all things as they go out into the world and establish their practice. The faculty at The Healing Arts Center, however, if they feel it is appropriate to do so, may nominate certain members of the graduating class for the special honor of The Order of the Twin Hearts. Named after a practice taught by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, a pranic healing grand master and mentor to headmaster Tom Tessereau, the Order of the Twin Hearts is awarded to students who have shown special skill and dedication to the practice of the healing arts.
The Healing Arts Center is pleased to announce that the faculty has nominated two students to receive induction into this most honorable society on July 31. At this summer's Red Robe Ceremony, two outstanding graduates, Carole Schmitt and Maureen Hughes will be inducted into the Order. To commemorate their induction into the Order, both Schmitt and Hughes will be given a second pendant at graduation, a sterling silver medallion in the shape of the crown chakra covered in gold along with the heart chakra medallion. These two chakras together represent the pranic symbol of the Twin Hearts.
Both Schmitt and Hughes have evolved, in the eyes of the faculty and staff of the school, to be especially effective massage therapists demonstrating not only prowess in the classroom and clinic, but a particular sense of devotion to the art and to their studies. They are fine examples of the type of healers that are educated a The Healing Arts Center.
The faculty and staff of The Healing Arts Center are deeply honored to have had the privilege of educating both Carole Schmitt and Maureen Hughes and we thank them for the fine example that they have set for not only their fellow students, but for anyone aspiring to improve the human condition. Well done!
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