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Short film: a Taiji Master comes to Rome to make a new home

I recently came across this rather sweet short film about a Chinese Taiji master who moves to Rome and how he comes to know his new home and adapts to his new life. Its a very touching film I found and I also enjoyed the way in which it portrayed […]

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Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang demonstrates some simple taiji techniques

I had the pleasure of meeting Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang shortly before he died a couple of years ago. One of his disciples took this informal video of him chatting with a few of his higher level students outside his apartments in Beijing, possibly 2001. Its interesting to watch the simplicity […]

Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit
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Chen Zhenglei discussing qi, connection, micro and macro cosmic orbit

Chen Zhenglei talking informally, apparently at a workshop, about qi, breathing, the micro and macro cosmic circulations, and sounds when doing fajin. He is especially erudite on the subject of feeling qi and feeling the connection. He explains that until you make the connection you shouldn’t try to hard to […]

Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying
Book Reviews / Daoism / Meditation

Heidegger’s Hammer: being and mindfulness, trying and not trying

I recently read an article that was in essence a summary by the author of his book Trying not to Try (publication date: 3/4/2014). I really enjoyed the article and will be buying the book just as soon as it is published as it has some fascinating insights into Daoist […]

Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Practices from Southern India Intertwined
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Chinese Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Practices from Southern India Intertwined

A really interesting article by Roman Sieler that was published in the Journal of Asian Medicine. I came across this on a site for academic papers and was fascinated by the study of these two arts, one a healing and the other a martial art. The author talks about the […]