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 […]

Practicing Away From Home

Posted by on Sep 20, 2008 in Austin, Chi Kung, General, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

So I’ve just returned for a business trip to Singapore.  It’s tough finding time to practice at home, and even tougher when you’re away from home.  Maybe you have a small hotel room.  Maybe you’re in a large city.  Here are a few tips you may find helpful: 1.  As at home, the toughest part […]

How The Ordinary Person Decides What Is True

Posted by on Apr 12, 2008 in Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | One Comment

Web 2.0 began to emerge after the autumn of 2001 (if you don’t know what this is go to http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html). With its rise, Youtube and Myspace have become very popular web destinations. On them we can see a lot of videos full of many talented people and inexplicable events. But sometimes I read in the […]

Dharmazen Retreat In The Canadian Rocky Mountains

Posted by on Mar 17, 2008 in Chi Kung, Meditation, Tai Chi | No Comments

Come and Learn Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation in a gorgeous location The dates will be: May 16 – 18 (this long weekend’s quota is almost reached) Sept. 19 – 21 weekend Daily Schedule Friday evening: arrive at the CrossRiver Wilderness Centre http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp First Day (Saturday) 7:30 ~ 8:30am Qi Gong breath exercises 8:30 […]

Natural Potential Chi Kung/Qi Gong And The Mystical Power- Chi (Qi)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2007 in Chi Kung, Meditation | 2 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 In the last article I discussed how studies and research have confirmed that after meditation training we really could have a peaceful mind. So here I would like to offer a Chi Kung exercise to everyone who […]

Moving Beyond Negative States of Mind

Posted by on Feb 12, 2007 in Austin, Meditation, Philosophy | No Comments

In Buddhist thought, there are three main premises to moving beyond negative states of mind.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama discusses these in ‘The Art of Happiness’: The first premise is that all ‘deluded’ states of mind, all afflictive emotions and thoughts, are essentially distorted, and that they are rooted in misperceiving the actual reality […]

Dalai Lama on Anger and Fighting

Posted by on Dec 15, 2006 in Chi Kung, General, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

“The only factor that can give you refuge or protection from the destructive effects of anger and hatred is your practice of tolerance and patience.” – HH Dalai Lama. In a previous post, I discussed Master Yi and Sakyong Mipham’s thoughts on anger. These thoughts are common in Buddhism and are expanded on in the […]

What is Zen & Tao? Heart to Heart

Posted by on Nov 12, 2006 in General, Meditation, Philosophy | No Comments

When Sakyamuni Buddha was in Gridhrakuta (Spirit Peak) Mountain, he seated himself on a seat cushion, as if about to give a speech. But Sakyamuni Buddha didn’t say anything just picked up a flower with his fingers and smiled then watched his disciples for their reaction. All the disciples couldn’t understand what the Buddha’s meaning […]

Peace of Mind and a Comfortable Body

Posted by on Oct 29, 2006 in Austin, Chi Kung, General, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Peace of mind and a comfortable body. The Dalai Lama says in his book, “The Art of Happiness”, that we are all born to pursue happiness. He provides a pretty simple formula: identify and encourage the states of mind that make us happy; identify and discourage states of mind that make us unhappy. Meditation is […]

Anger

Posted by on Aug 6, 2006 in Austin, Meditation, Philosophy | No Comments

Another teacher of mine, Master Yi, once talked to us about anger. He said anger was very dangerous and very powerful. He said anger can cost you a relationship, a job, even your life. If you stop to think about it, he’s right. To counter anger, we need patience. As Master Yi said, you aren’t […]