Epigenetics: More Western Scientific Support for Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Meditation…

In this NOVA science video, researchers discuss epigenetics. Imagine genes are like computer hardware. Epigenetics is like the software, that tells the computer when to work, when to rest, what to do. Your heart, skin, hair all have the same genes. Epigenetics changes the genes into the type of cell you need in a certain […]

Mind Unleashed Article: 4 Scientific Studies On How Meditation Can Affect Your Heart, Brain And Creativity

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Meditation | No Comments

Danny’s posted many articles on meditation in this blog.  One of my favorite themes is watching scientists validating what Chinese have understood for millennia.  This Mind Unleashed article combines both themes.  I’m only quoting the beginning of the article.  For the whole thing, you need to go to their website.  And do go to their website.  I’ve enjoyed […]

CrossRiver Tai Chi Retreat Video

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

Here’s a fun little video we took at a previous CrossRiver Tai Chi Retreat.  You can see some of the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the background.     Danny will host another CrossRiver Tai Chi Retreat this year! Date: August 23-25, 2013 To Sign Up, Click Here:  http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp  

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 […]

Peace of Mind Then Chi(Qi) Will Be in Harmony “Sing Pin Chi(Qi) He”

In my last note, called “Press Acupuncture Points to Help Decrease High Blood Pressure”, I mentioned how a calm mind can help decrease high blood pressure. If you care to search, you can find many Western medical studies that agree with this. I.e. Hypertension in older adults and the role of positive emotions” U of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meditation Makes The Brain Work Better

Posted by on Nov 24, 2007 in Philosophy | 2 Comments

Meditation is growing more and more popular in the Western world, only Yoga surpasses it. No longer confined to mystics or world travellers, meditation has also become a field of scientific research. There is now scientific “proof” that meditation can alter the way your brain works: a fact known by its practitioners since the beginning. […]