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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  

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 […]

Interesting Story on Acupuncture, Stress and Western Medicine Understanding Chinese Medicine

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) | No Comments

I found an interesting article on acupuncture, this morning.  I’ve blogged a few times in here about Western Medicine slowing catching up and affirming Chinese Medicine, and this is one of those stories.  We’re starting to learn enough about the body to figure out how acupuncture works!  Enjoy! David   Needle This: Study Hints at […]


Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Blog, Philosophy | No Comments

One day as a young man saw an interesting things as he was on his way to a Buddhist temple. He decided to quiz the old Zen master who lives at there. After drinking a bit of tea and chatting he suddenly asked, “Why do things rotate in a circle?” “Because the rope isn’t broken” […]

‘Understanding of I-Ching and Tai Chi in Relation to Our Lives’ Article

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Austin, Philosophy, Tai Chi | No Comments

Interesting article from C. Guan Soo: http://EzineArticles.com/49595 Tai Chi, The Great Ultimate, was found earliest in the Book of Change, or otherwise known as I-Ching. Legend said that this scripture was written by the first emperor of the Zhou Dynasty – Zhou Wen Wang. Thus I-Ching is also known as Zhou-Yi. I-Ching, or the Book […]

Doomsday Terror? Fear Is Often Greater Than The Danger

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

Once upon a time, in the State of Chi, during China’s Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C.–221 B.C.), there was a very cowardly man who always let his strange imagination run away with him. One day after supper, he sat down in the doorway of his home with a big cattail leaf fan in hand […]

Much Ado About Nothing

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

While Buddha was alive he would find himself being asked the same questions by many different kinds of people. They all asked, “What I can do so that I won’t worry anymore?” Buddha always gave them the same answer, “Just let your worries go then you won’t have them anymore!” One day a man, certain […]

Where Does A Good Life Come From?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

Everybody wishes to have a good life. But do you know how to create one? Here are seven things that will build a good life: I. Good Health There is a saying, “Health is wealth”. It’s a great asset to have a healthy body to help you struggle successfully and enjoy your life. If you […]

Our Heart/Mind Can Transform Our Circumstances

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

Once upon a time, in a little village, there lived a tearful old lady. She had two daughters: the eldest daughter married an umbrella seller and the youngest daughter married the owner of a rice-flour noodles shop. When the weather was nice, the weepy woman always thought how her eldest daughter would be unable to […]

Suffering Pain

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Philosophy | No Comments

We may not like it, but we know we need to feel pain. In fact, pain is used to protect our body from harm. It is a warning system. When our body feels pain it is as if to say: “Warning! Warning! … Stop what you are doing right now. Change it. Do something, anything, […]