8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science The Huffington Post | by Alena Hall The Earth may not be flat nor is it the center of the universe, but that doesn’t mean old-world intellectuals got everything wrong. In fact, in recent years, modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in […]

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 […]

Meditation Brings Physical And Mental Integrity

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Meditation | No Comments

For many years, I have encouraged friends who are determined to pursue better health to attempt sitting meditation for training body and mind. But when talking about meditation, many people seem to think that this is a religious activity. In fact, both from a scientific or medical perspective, and when subjected to analysis and verification, […]

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 | 5 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 […]