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From the heart 0

From the heart

I have come to realize more that the core of our learning path can be traced back to the heart. Often I know things but sometimes I can feel it. […]
Personal Stories – The Netherlands 0

Personal Stories – The Netherlands

Sitting on a chair doing my tai chi. In mid-July I fell off my bike and broke my left knee. Suddenly my life came to a standstill and took another direction. My life changed from being a very active person to having the pace of a snail. After Covid-19 arrived in The Netherlands in March […]
Personal Practice in the Netherlands 0

Personal Practice in the Netherlands

In the beginning of the Corona lockdown I felt stressed and unsettled. In some ways, I was busier than ever with my family, struggling with limited energy, leaving me less and fragmented time to practice.  Participating for the first time in the „Chanting for the World“ immediately calmed me down and made me very quiet. […]
67 participants and volunteers work together International Taoist Retreat in the Netherlands 2

67 participants and volunteers work together International Taoist Retreat in the Netherlands

It was wonderful to discover how it feels to put our minds into our spines, there seems to be always more.  Meanwhile, volunteers in the Centre helped to run everything smoothly, making sure there was food and all kinds of things that were needed. Adding to the full experience, we enjoyed some chanting in the morning and practiced lok hup in the evening. Now we have our ‘homework’, and we will be sure to come back for more opportunities to meet and practice together. We are very grateful that we can practice these internal arts to improve our health. “Today was a great moment for me. I have a very stiff back and balance problems due to polio […]
Happy Christmas activity 1

Happy Christmas activity

On Sunday 15 December 2019, the Netherlands Seniors‘ Committee invited Belgian members and Dutch participants for an intensive, a delicious Christmas lunch and a fun(d)raising activity in Helmond. The Belgian members even rented a coach for this occassion because so many wanted to go. The fun(d)raising activity was ‘Bingo’, a typical seniors game with balls […]
The benefit of working together in harmony in our Northern European Center in Helmond 0

The benefit of working together in harmony in our Northern European Center in Helmond

Helmond, November 23-25, 2019 “There was a nice and special atmosphere, it felt very quiet right from the beginning”,  said a participant after the first day. Indeed, the atmosphere was very relaxed and helped us to focus and better integrate the instructions. We all worked intensively and with goodwill to experience the ground force, the […]
Coming together again as family: trust, sincerity and dedication 0

Coming together again as family: trust, sincerity and dedication

The international 5 day workshop organised by members of our Scandinavian societies and the Netherlands is now hosting 129 participants coming from 17 countries. New and familiar faces come together to deepen their knowledge and enjoy the legacy of what Master Moy left us. It is always a special opportunity to meet other participants outside […]
Awareness Day in Belgium 0

Awareness Day in Belgium

On this beautiful summer day in Brussels we celebrated Awareness Day. We did some sets and gave an introduction class to interested people. This announces the beginning of the Taoist Tai Chi TM season in the parks that will take place in Belgium in July and August. The bravest ended with a picnic and a […]
When two ideas melt to become one! 1

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 […]
Senior intensive and guided city tour 0

Senior intensive and guided city tour

On July 5th,  the first activity of 2018 organised by the seniors committee of The Netherlands took place in Haarlem. A city walk with a surprise treat at the end of the tour was planned after the Intensive in the morning followed by a pot luck lunch. Over thirty members from different locations started the […]
Finding the Source in Helmond 0

Finding the Source in Helmond

During the terrific five-day international workshop in Helmond,  67 participants played, experienced and felt the extension, contraction, weight-shifting and elasticity in every move of the set. Andrew Hung clarified that these elements are the source, better known as the don-yu and the tor-yu.  When we started with the first set at the beginning of the […]
A Different Beginning in Helmond, Holland 0

A Different Beginning in Helmond, Holland

Silence. Surprise. Expectation. Cosy atmosphere. Djambe followed by a group of voices singing Evening rise, spirit come… . That’s how we welcomed 2018 in the Netherlands, last January 5th, at 08:00PM at the Taoist Tai Chi Centre in Helmond … with a new year concert! For two months we called out for hidden talents among members […]
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