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 […]

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 […]

Jet Li’s ‘Wushu-ography’ from jetli.com

Posted by on Aug 4, 2008 in Austin, General, Philosophy, Tai Chi | 2 Comments

Jet Li’s a pretty amazing guy. He has survived a tsunami, rescued his daughter from said tsunami, and has made many, many movies. If you’re a Jet Li fan and have never checked out his website, you really should. The man is amazing on many levels. He’s a humble Buddhist, a kick-ass martial artist, a […]

T’ai Chi, Chi Kung & Meditation Retreat at CrossRiver

Posted by on May 22, 2008 in General | One Comment

Come and Learn Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Meditation in a gorgeous location:France The dates will be:4th to 8th April 2009 More information:http://www.theartfarm.info/events.html 2009 Tai Chi and Qi Gong retreats at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre: http://www.crossriver.ca/dharmazentaichiqigongbuddhismretreat.asp On May 17th and 18th we had a Tai Chi, Chi Kung & Meditation Retreat at Cross River Wilderness Centre. […]

Some Practical Chinese Medicine

In one of my recent blog entries I talked about the relationships between Wu Shu (Chinese Martial Arts) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this article I would like to share some practical Chinese medicine with everyone. Below is a formula for a medicinal wine that is commonly used for practicing Iron Hand but is […]

Want To Live longer? Change Your Life Style!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008 in General | 2 Comments

Here is a recent news article from the BBC, published Feb 12, 2008. It can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7240341.stm or at a related Internet link: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jynQpJeo4_2jAcCV3S4Cn86qv7OgD8UOBPD82 Fit Elderly ‘Can Boost Longevity’: It is never too late to reap the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle, research has concluded. “Scientists found 70-year-olds who take regular exercise, […]

Wu Shu With Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by on Jan 20, 2008 in General | 2 Comments

Wu Shu (Chinese Martial arts) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may seem to be two different subjects but they both try to discover and explain the human body’s life energy and structure. They are also interested in how different substances support and repair the body. It is because of these common characteristics that Wu Shu […]

Thoughts About Pancabhijna/Supernatural Powers

Posted by on Jan 13, 2008 in General | No Comments

I think many religions originate in stories of supernatural power. I know many supernatural stories within Buddhism and Taoism but I’ve also heard some Christian stories, like Moses parting the Red Sea. In Buddhism and Taoism we believe that through some kinds of practice, people can develop supernatural powers. Buddhists called it “Pancabhijna” or the […]

Martial Arts In The Modern Age

Posted by on Jan 2, 2008 in General | No Comments

In ancient times martial arts was a specialized skill used to protect homes and defend our country. But because weapons change with every passing day martial arts lost its function in modern war. For instance, now you can’t even see your enemy before a cruise missile bombs your house so how can we use martial […]