Workshop Watch: German Branch Hosts International Gathering

A global roster of members participated at the recent workshop in Barskamp, Germany.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Germany welcomed Fung Loy Kok director Sean Dennison and a roster of 75 members to sunny Barskamp, Germany, for an international workshop on April 23–24, 2010. Participants in the workshop traveled from six European countries: Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, and of course, Germany.

Volunteers prepared the food for workshop guests.

In addition to the hours of intense practice under Sean’s supervision and time spent in a variety of meetings, talks, and administrative activities, members took turns volunteering behind the woks to prepare food for workshop guests. The centerpiece of Saturday night’s dinner was a 50 kg (120 pound) pig roasted on a spit—until the spit broke, that is, before the meat was fully cooked. In keeping with the culture of the Society, no obstacle would deter our members–especially not from enjoying dinner! The pig was chopped up and stir fried into a delicious meal.

At first the BBQ pig wouldn't cooperate. Then it was stir-fried in a wok.

As German member Kerstin Gummelt wrote in a summary of the weekend, “During the weekend we enjoyed the work of improving our health and increasing our understanding of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health.  We had many talks that will help the development of the TTCS Germany.”

"We enjoyed the work improving our health and increasing our understanding of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health."

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