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I present this exellent primer for all to enjoy.

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This is the first in a series of 18-videos breaking down how to do the form, along with tips on how to learn, practice and make the lessons of qigong practical and accessible in your every day life.

I hope this may help you on your journey to your best self as you learn to exercise both the body and mind. And of course, I use the word “self,” as a practical matter of speaking. I’m not suggesting that we get too attached to any form of exercise as a way of making our Self Bigger and having a big ego only that, in order to really enjoy life, living wisely, compassionately and with clarity borne of confidence, having health in mind and body is highly recommended.

When the body is out of shape or in pain, it really brings the mind down.

Let know what you think? I hope…

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Tai Chi heals


I highly recommend this. The teacher is excellent.

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Check out the results fo this study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is new work, published in 2012 shows (again) that Yang tai chi and it’s soft gentle movements help people suffering terrible pain feel better. 

I am happy to say, this is the exact form I teach at the center. So, please come in and try it. One of the things I love best aout treating pain with tai chi, no icky side effects as you’d experience from medication. And if you become addicted to tai chi as a form of exercise, you’ll just live a healthier life with less pain and more peace of mind.

Please know that if you have restricted or limited mobility, I can adapt the exercises for you. Anyone can learn this.Image

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Abbot Sifu Ji Ru


Yesterday I had a chance to practice with Sifu Ji Ru and look forward to now practicing with him weekly.

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I think the Buddha had a very special understanding of what life is. He made it very simple: just bring your mind back to this moment. Don’t let the mind go any further than this. Then your mind will be very clear. When the mind is always in meditation, you can handle hardship, more than you know.




See what you see now. Do not try to see the future. In order to see clearly what you see now, you must clear the mind of distractions. In this country, we are taught how to think, but not how to stop relying on thinking. When you stop relying on thinking, there is no worry or fear, and there are no problems. The mind is the object, and the object is very clear when the mind stops depending on thinking. Learn to abide in conditions, not to abide in your…

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