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 […]

Chinese Meditation IBMT Found To Boost Brain Connectivity

Posted by on Aug 22, 2010 in Meditation | 2 Comments

Here is a news article from (Aug. 16, 2010):http://uonews.uoregon.edu/archive/news-release/2010/8/chinese-meditation-ibmt-found-boost-brain-connectivity Eleven hours of training leads to positive changes based on brain imaging at the University of Oregon Brain areas influenced by IBMTEUGENE, Ore. — (Aug. 16, 2010) — Just 11 hours of learning a meditation technique induces positive structural changes in brain connectivity by boosting efficiency […]

Buddha Mind And Bullshit Mind

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 in Meditation, Philosophy | 2 Comments

Su Shi (1037 – 1101), better known as Su Dongpo, was one of the Song dynasty’s most influential poets and essayists. Su Dongpo was an avid student of Buddhist teachings, and often discussed them with his good friend, the Zen master Foyin. The two lived across the river from one another – Su Dongpo’s residence […]

Meditation

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Meditation | No Comments

In Buddhism there are many kinds of meditations. I think every religion also has their own way of doing meditation. I find that Meditation is also getting popular in North America because of the efforts of the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist monks. Within Buddhism there are many different kinds of meditation. Some are easy […]

2010 Dharma-Zen Workshop(Retreat) Schedule

Learn Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation & Chinese herb salve at same time Dharmazen Retreat at Ocean Resort Vancouver Island BC, Date: April 16th – 18th, 2010 “http://oceanresort.ca” Dharma-Zen Workshop at the Farm, Manitoba Date: May 29th & May 30th, 2010 Contact: (Facebook – Ginette Hacault, momma_yellow@yahoo.com, 204-526-2869) Ginette is a shining light who works with […]

Breathing In Buddhist Meditation

Posted by on Dec 3, 2009 in Calgary, Meditation, Philosophy | 3 Comments

Recently, Yoga and meditation have become very popular in the West. Many people take meditation courses or practice it at home. Most people know that breathing is very important in meditation. Many are taught to breathe down into their lower abdomen, or Dan-Tian. This kind of practice helps to massage the internal organs, but it […]

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 […]

Cancer survivor combines healing techniques

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Calgary, Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | 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 Here is an article about my Tai Chi and Chi Gong Workshop in Manitoba, Canada June 2009.  If you are in the Manitoba area and would like to try Chi Gong, yoga, drumming, or music bowls, you can contact Ginette […]

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 […]

Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation Seminar in France

Posted by on Dec 6, 2008 in Chi Kung, Meditation, Tai Chi | 2 Comments

Come and Learn Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Meditation with Danny in a gorgeous location:  The Art Farm in Saint-Laurent-sous-Coiron, France.  Spend five nights in the French countryside this spring from April 4th – 8th, 2009. 2009 Tai Chi and Qi Gong retreats at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre: http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp About the Art Farm:   Nature creates the setting. Birds provide […]