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

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

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

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 […]
A Doe Dag in Helmond as an appetizer

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”, […]
Finding the Source in Helmond

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

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 […]
Awareness Day in the Netherlands

Awareness Day in the Netherlands

On Sunday August 27 there were 85 members from all over the Netherlands who gathered in the TTCS centre in Helmond and paraded to the city centre for an afternoon full of demonstrations and trial classes. Many passersby saw us and good conversations were held. Lots of smiling faces were seen the whole day. Everybody […]
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