The Dragon's Head Blog
Central Region 2019 – Day 1
Central Region 2019 Day 1 Recognizing the fullness and richness of our internal arts practice with chanting in the morning and of course, a set. Then surprise Lok Hup in the evening.
Sending Food Bank parcels in Colchester, GB
All wrapped up in time for the festive period – Taoist Tai Chi Society members at the Centre in Colchester support the local food bank again this year, raising over 350 kg of food, lovingly boxed.
When two ideas melt to become one!
The Dutch Seniors committee liked to organize an activity to celebrate International Seniors Day in which they could sing together songs from the old days. And the Belgian board liked to organize a Christmas lunch. So why not combine these two? We did – on Sunday December 9th there was a Sing Along Christmas lunch in the TTCS Centre in Helmond. The […]
Ending the five-day workshop in the Southern European Center
We are in the last two days of this five-day workshop in Madrid. Today the weekend participants have joined. We have worked on the understanding of the Dan-yus with an emphasis on timing.
Continuing the International Program at the Southern European Center
We continue on the international program in the Southern European Center, we continue to deepen our understanding of the Taoist arts with the same varied and complete program: breakfast; Fung Loy Kok; lunch; Tai Chi; Dinner; Lok Hup.
International Program at the Southern European Center
Amazing starting day of the international program at the Southern European Center. We started with a Chanting session, followed by sitting meditation and two Tai Chi sets. After lunch we continued with a Tai Chi session, and after dinner it was time for Lok Hup. In short, Fung Loy Kok, Tai Chi and Lok Hup […]
Thanksgiving Day Class at the Fenway Hotel
On Thanksgiving Day, particpants of the Dunedin Branch gathered together with members of the community to enjoy a Taoist Tai Chi® class on the lawn of the Fenway hotel. It has long been a holiday tradition at our branch to have Tai Chi on the beach. This year was extra special! Building on the enthusiasm of […]
A Doe Dag in Helmond as an appetizer
On November 10th, members from Belgium travelled to Helmond (NL) for a Doe Dag – it’s s now a ritual for us to take care of the Center once a year. A Continuing class was running while our great kitchen team was cooking simple but delicious Belgian recipes. So that during the lunch, we could hear here and there, “hmm, it’s super good”, […]
Seniors Week and International Seniors Day Celebrated at the International Center Florida
QUOTES FROM PARTICIPANTS IN INTERNATIONAL SENIORS WEEK, NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018 SENIORS WEEK PROGRAM: My first workshop since starting in February this year. Not too surprised to see so many seniors, but still amazed at their abilities. Wonderful to have in-depth instruction and to participate in discussions on how we are individually being helped. […]
Be A Part Of the Celebration As We Officially Open The International Center Florida on November 3, 2018
Be a Part of the Celebration as we Officially open the International Center Florida on Nov. 3, 2018. The big day is almost here! Hundreds of international Tai Chi practitioners are on their way or are already here to help us celebrate the official grand opening of the International Center Florida on November 3, 2018 […]
Getting Ready for You!
Many hands make light work. Where have you heard this before? On the move at International Center Florida
Coiling in Colchester
Participants from across the UK and Europe are dreaming of circles, after five days of coiling and ‘turning from the spine’ at the International programme in Colchester. The focus was very much on the *feeling* of the moves, as over one hundred people worked together to connect to the internals in their Taoist […]
Mayor visits Bayswater National Centre
Yesterday the Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull dropped by to see our National Centre and enjoy lunch with 135 of our Taoist Tai Chi workshop participants. During a tour of the centre he was introduced to the finer points of the Taoist shrine, and saw a demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi® arts.
Exercising the bones while playing with circles
International Program Helmond in The Netherlands 26 -30 September 2018 During the 5 day program in Helmond we were helped to experience the power of dropping the elbows and coiling the hands and arms. As Andrew Hung said these moves work on the bones and make us forever young. Our understanding of the power of […]
Treasuring the Teachings
A small group of dedicated people, showing great care and respect, gave the shrine in Colchester a thorough clean. It needed it. The work was satisfying and quite therapeutic and the spirit of the whole building feels lighter and brighter.
Harmony in Essex
Essex is a county in Great Britain where many people practise Taoist Tai ChiTM arts. On Wednesday participants from South East Essex hired a coach and joined others in North East Essex for chanting and tai chi. Everyone enjoyed meeting up together and sharing lunch. We love to have people visit the Taoist Tai Chi […]
Another Popular Beginner’s Weekend
Our beginner weekends are always popular and this one was no exception. 120 new members found balance in the 108 moves and learnt something of our culture. Many new friendships were made and the good-humoured group were great company for all. We hope that everyone will find a local class and enjoy even more benefit […]
Volunteering at the All Souls Festival at International Centre near Orangeville
A volunteer at the International Centre near Orangeville describes how helping at the All Souls Festival has a profound effect.