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Osobné príbehy / USA 0

Osobné príbehy / USA

Po mesiaci cvičenia zostavy samostatne sa mi stala zaujímavá vec. Najprv sa mi zdalo zvláštne cvičiť sama, bez skupiny. Prekvapivo som si uvedomovala ako cvičím, hoci sa na mňa nikto nepozeral. Po čase mi to však prestalo robiť starosti a začala som sa sústreďovať na to, ako sa pri cvičení cíti moje telo. Začala som […]
Osobné dojmy z chantingu 0

Osobné dojmy z chantingu

„Pri sobotnom chantingu som si všimol, že sa mi pri spievaní skutočne otvárajú sánky. Výslovnosť stále nie je dokonalá, ale celá moja tvár si dobre zacvičila. Keď cvičíme tai chi, obyčajne neuvažujeme o precvičovaní svalov hlavy. V túto sobotu som zistil, že otváram ústa oveľa výraznejšie a vydávaný zvuk je zvučnejší. Chanting funguje lepšie ako […]
Personal Practice – USA 1

Personal Practice – USA

Solo practice has changed and deepened both my acceptance of change and my Taoist Tai Chi® practice.  It has been fascinating to notice how my daily practice changes.  It’s not “just the tai chi” but also where it fits in my life.  In the last week I have begun to do a whole set first thing […]
All Souls Festival Reflections 0

All Souls Festival Reflections

Last Saturday, the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism  offered an opportunity to observe and or participate in the All Souls Festival in a live online format following the weekly chanting opportunity.  Being familiar with some other traditions for the deceased, I was intrigued and curious but intended to just “ stay for awhile“.  Long […]
Personal Practice – USA 0

Personal Practice – USA

The Joy of Tai Chi „Saturday morning chanting and discussions have been my source of Taoist Tai Chi ® practice during the pandemic. I appreciated encouraging words from the international leaders by sharing Master Moy and his teaching. I have a little deeper understanding of confidence, trust and less worry each time I listen.  And Tallahassee branch zoom meetings on […]
Personal Practice – USA 1

Personal Practice – USA

This is a thank you for giving us such rich guidance during this time of self cultivation. The chanting sessions on Sat. mornings are such an opportunity for coming together with common purpose and the discussions have opened up much more about taoism than I had ever imagined. This in turn has been very helpful in […]
Lions Restored at the International Center Florida 1

Lions Restored at the International Center Florida

Steve Spathelf, Dunedin’s famous orange artist, returns to the International Center Florida to undertake the restoration of the resident lions. These lions started their life as guardians at the entrance of the International Centre at Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, but after many severe winters they were relocated to sunny Florida. Now they await the opportunity to greet […]
Lantern Festival – International Centre 1

Lantern Festival – International Centre

Recently we were asked, “how can we take better care of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts?”   This year, as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, there are opportunities to reflect on the uniqueness of our teachings. The International Centre in Canada, in the winter, offered a ‘quiet’ that seems harder to find in the bustle of everyday […]
Florida Keys Branch Intensive 2

Florida Keys Branch Intensive

The Taoist Tai Chi® Florida Keys Branch recently welcomed almost 75 participants to a Saturday Intensive at the Key Largo location. The intensive was attended by participants from both the Greater Miami and Gold Coast Branches, most of whom remained to share a delicious lunch with their Florida Keys friends. 
Portland, Oregon Hosts National Program 0

Portland, Oregon Hosts National Program

The Taoist Tai Chi® Portland Branch held a National Program February 29th and March 1st hosting 82 eager participants from as far east as Massachusetts, as far south as Texas and as far north as Alaska and Canada. We were told to “forget the form” and focus instead on expanding and contracting our spines, loading the feet, and […]
Denver Branch Hosts International Seniors Day Open House 0

Denver Branch Hosts International Seniors Day Open House

The Taoist Tai Chi Society ®  Denver Branch held its International Seniors Day Open House on November 17th. We had over sixty members and new friends enjoy a demonstration set, an introductory class with near full visitor participation, and then a light lunch of a hearty squash and red curry soup with focaccia bread provided by our kitchen volunteers. We finished our […]
CIT Week – January 2020 0

CIT Week – January 2020

Participants‘ thoughts during the Retreat! „My fatigue allowed me to work more deeply, letting go. I was feeling much more energized. I have a new appreciation.“ – Southern Interior, Pacific Region, Canada „I am feeling it working very deeply in mind and body.“  – North Conway, New Hampshire, USA „CIT Week was amazing! Never have […]
Another Connection for the International Center Florida with the City of Dunedin Community 1

Another Connection for the International Center Florida with the City of Dunedin Community

Along with Dunedin’s rich Scottish History,  we have a history of oranges,  orange groves, and citrus packing. From the early 1880’s until the early 1950’s, when the oranges were packed, beautifully designed labels were made to go on each side of the fruit crates.   Dunedin resident and artist Steven Spathelf has admired,  collected and has been […]
Florida Keys Branch Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL 0

Florida Keys Branch Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL

On a beautiful, sunny day, participants of the Taoist Tai Chi ®Florida Keys Branch gave a demonstration at the annual Celtic Festival in Marathon, FL. Festival attendees experienced a unique cultural exchange when a pipe and drum ensemble began to play as well, and the Society participants demonstrated accompanied by bagpipes!
Pinellas County Leadership Class visits the International Center Florida 2

Pinellas County Leadership Class visits the International Center Florida

Participants in Leadership Pinellas visited the International Center Florida for the second year in a row. The ICF was a stop on their county-wide tour exploring various sites related to tourism and the environment. Dunedin branch members offered a few introductory words relating our Taoist Tai Chi Arts practice to leadership skills and offered participants […]
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