Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Retreat at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog, Calgary, Chi Kung, Tai Chi | No Comments

To Sign Up, Click Here:  http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp Date: August 23-25, 2013 Retreat Itinerary Day 1: Arrive at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre by 5:00 p.m. After preliminary introductions with staff and facilitators, you will have the opportunity to discuss more about the coming weekend experiences, settle in to your cabin and the Wilderness Centre, and relax and enjoy […]

Traditional Dharma Chi Kung Instruction in Taichung, Taiwan

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Chi Kung, Taichung | 2 Comments

Private Chi Kung lessons with Master Tsai Yong Tun. Each 1-and-a-half hour lesson is only $1,600 NT /$55 US. There are a limited number of spaces.White Crane Chi Kung Master Tsai’s Qualifications: International umpire of the World Taekwondo Federation The president of Dharma Yi-Jin Jing Si-Sue Jing Academy The president of White Crane Chi Kung […]

Dharma-Zen Chi Kung/Qi Gong at Vancouver

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Chi Kung | One Comment

Dharmazen T’ai Chi & Qi Gong by on AUGUST 9, 2012 from Irene Sanchez “http://irenesanchezcelis.com/news/” During my stay in Taiwan, I found an amazing T’ai Chi and Qi Gong teacher, Master Danny Lai. He is originally from the same city I was staying for my Traditional Chinese Medicine internship, Taichung City. I was very lucky […]

Breathing and Chi Kung (Qi Gong)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Chi Kung | One Comment

Breathing and life are closely related. Just like minutes and seconds, they can’t be separated. That’s why Buddha tells us “Life is all in the breathing! When you can breathe-in and breathe-out, in this moment, you are alive. When you stop breathing, in this moment, you are dead!” Taoists call breathing Xùn F?ng??. According to […]

Song(Loose) Jìng(Calm) ZìRán(Nature)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in Chi Kung, Meditation, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Look deep into a park corner and you may see a senior citizen practicing Tai Chi Ch’uan. With its distinctive soft and slow movements you may be led to believe that this exercise is exclusively for the silver-haired race, practiced to keep them in good health. This is a common first impression. “The layman watches […]

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 […]

Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Studio – Taichung, Taiwan School

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Chi Kung, Tai Chi | 6 Comments

“I first met Danny in Taichung, many years ago. I saw his flyer in a local restaurant advertising peace of mind and a comfortable body. I thought to myself, that sounds really good. I had always been athletic, but I was in my late 20s and was already starting to feel aches and pains and […]

Avert Cancer With Deep Breathing Exercise

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Chi Kung, Philosophy | No Comments

A recent study found that cancer will affect as many as 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States, and the number of new cases of cancer is set to nearly double by the year 2050. Both predictions are based on statistics collected by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results […]

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. […]