Austin Tai Chi Workshop!

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Austin, Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi, Workshop | No Comments

Danny will be back in town teaching a Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation workshop the first weekend in May, on May 2nd and 3rd!  Details in the poster.  Contact Danny for more info!  

2015 Dharma-Zen Tai Chi & Qi Gong Workshop & Retreat

Tai Chi & Chi Kung Retreats at  CrossRiver Wilderness Centre Date: June 26~28 2015   http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp

‘Understanding of I-Ching and Tai Chi in Relation to Our Lives’ Article

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Austin, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Interesting article from C. Guan Soo: http://EzineArticles.com/49595 Tai Chi, The Great Ultimate, was found earliest in the Book of Change, or otherwise known as I-Ching. Legend said that this scripture was written by the first emperor of the Zhou Dynasty – Zhou Wen Wang. Thus I-Ching is also known as Zhou-Yi. I-Ching, or the Book […]

Live 20 Years Longer Through Tai Chi, Flossing and Avoiding Texting

In this Woman’s Day article that I picked up via Yahoo, Alyssa Shaffer talks about simple ways to extend your life.  Of course exercise is in there, walking, weight training, that sort of thing.  She talks about eating and sleeping well.  She talks about stress.  And she talks about even flossing your teeth and texting. […]

So you want to live a long time?

Make good choices.  Make good decisions.  Walk a moderate path. Danny and I have posted a few times on Chinese Medicine.  We’ve posted about and linked to articles that discuss the health benefits of Tai Chi, meditation, stretching and chi kung, four of the pillars of our practice. The classic Chinese perspective is live a […]

Tai Chi Push Hands

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in Austin, General, Tai Chi | No Comments

Went to push hands in the park in Austin, today.  A really nice group of people.  Old and new friends.  If you’re looking for Push Hands in Central Texas, check out Austin Pease Park push hands here. Tai Chi the sport is a great one.  Today I pushed with several people.  Very different styles.  Some […]

Take it to the Octagon

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy, Tai Chi | 3 Comments

YouTube has a lot of great martial arts videos these days. And it’s interesting to see all of the “I’d like to see that guy in the octagon” comments. Or, “you have to wonder how’d they do in a UFC bout”. I think we are losing track of the many different reasons people decide to […]

Tai Chi Retreat

Danny had the last of his Cross River Wilderness Centre Tai Chi Retreats last weekend.  What a beautiful place.  The Centre is entirely off-grid.  They use solar and hydro power.  Propane appliances.  They have beautiful cabins with attached bathrooms or you can stay in a teepee.  I, trying to get as close to nature as […]

Dharma-Zen Blog Makes Top 50 Zen Blogs

Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy | No Comments

Upcoming Retreat 4/16/10 – 4/18/10 Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation at Ocean Resort, Vancourver Island, BC, Canadahttp://oceanresort.ca/events.html The kind folks at MRI Technician Schools have ranked our blog in their list of 50 Best Blogs for Zen-Like Living: Whether you are a Zen Buddhist or just want to lead a Zen life, these 50 […]

Chinese Medicine

For centuries, Chinese doctors have understood that the body is made up of nerves that carry eletrical energy around your body, through your spine and to your brain. Western doctors understood nerves might carry electricity a few hundred years ago with the publication of Luigi Galvani’s (1737–1798) theory of animal electricity (galvanism) in 1791. Chinese […]