Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Studio On Facebook

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in General, Philosophy | 2 Comments

Thank you for visiting our website. We now have a webpage on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dharma-Zen-Tai-Chi-Studio/110163002347160?v=wall Our goal is to help people have “Peace of mind and a comfortable body.” If you approve of our idea, you can help by becoming one of our fans and spreading this simple but powerful philosophy to your friends. We need […]

An Amazing Senior In Taiwan

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Chi Kung, General | No Comments

A few days ago I read an amazing article in a Taiwanese newspaper. It is about a 101 year old man and his health regime. Mr. Tray, a man who says he is one hundred and one years old, still has a mouthful of his original teeth. He shows them off proudly in the article. […]

Make your own Chinese Herbal Salve

Right now I would like to introduce you to a Chinese herbal salve called “Zi Tsao Gao” or “Purple Grass Salve.” You can make it at home all by yourself. Efficacy: This is most effective for muscle and joint aches, sprains, headaches,insect bites, itchiness, and hand dermatitis. It is also useful in helping wounds with […]

A Habit Becomes Natural

Posted by on Dec 20, 2009 in General, Philosophy | 3 Comments

I read an article stating; “It takes 66 days to form a habit.” It said: ”If you make a New Year’s resolution to exercise or eat healthily and do it daily until March 7, it is likely to stick – suggest researchers who claim that it takes 66 days for a “healthy” pledge to become […]

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 […]

3 Canadian Rocky Mountain Tai Chi Workshops This Summer 2009

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009 in Calgary, Chi Kung, General, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | One Comment

In addition to the workshop in France, Danny’s heading back to the mountains to teach 3 workshops this summer: http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp Length: Two days (two nights) Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate Dates: May 22-24; June 26-28; September 4-6, 2009 Retreat Itinerary Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 7:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions with staff […]

Jet Li and Jackie Chan

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Austin, Calgary, General, Philosophy | No Comments

As you know, unless you’ve been living in the Australia outback under a really big rock, Jet Li and Jackie Chan made an amazing movie called ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’: Forbidden Kingdom Trailer Here’s a link to their entire fight scene:  Jet Li vs Jackie Chan That scene made the movie worthwhile.  How long have we been waiting […]