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Finding form and virtues.. with a little help from a Dragon.

Outside the wind blew and snow lay on the ground but there was plenty of warmth found, for 87 participants, in the Danyus and Toryus led by President of Fung Loy Kok, Marsha Eberhardt.

 

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For break times, Pu-errh with cool melon, strawberries, grapes, apple and orange, were carefully prepared by each task group. With three delicious hot meals each day, cooked and prepared in our own kitchen, the dragon inside never went hungry!

 

 

 

Patience

Patience

 

Sacrifice – Doing the tasks without expectation of gratitude.

Sacrifice – Doing the tasks without expectation of gratitude.

 

A new Dragon was assembled ready for Awareness Day 2015 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
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Demo at the March Meeting National Parkinson Foundation Buffalo

The Buffalo New York Branch of the TTCS USA demonstrated both the standing and seated Taoist Tai Chi set at the March meeting of the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York. Seventeen TTCS members and most attendees did the first seventeen moves.

Attendees were very receptive; we have been invited back and can’t wait to do it again!

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A good weekend in Frankfurt

The first sunny and warm days after a long period of winter we welcomed almost 80 participants from 7 countries to the International Workshop on Friday in Frankfurt. Like in previous years we rented rooms at a school for people with disabilities and special needs to hold the workshop. It felt like coming home again. Already ¾ of the participants attended on Friday and helped out to set up, to prepare and shape.

Under the guidance of Marsha Eberhardt we worked on our form, and shared topics like the 8 virtues and how we encounter them in the Society and also how they have an impact on our daily lives.

On Sunday morning we chanted together. Over half of the participants, including many first-interested, participated in this experience. With much enthusiasm the beginners reported about this event.

In the courtyard we built up our portable wok stations. Also there training took place. Among others some members from Switzerland practiced at the wok and the organization of the kitchen in preparation of the first workshop in Schaffhausen in Switzerland.

We look forward to the next event, where we can come together as a family again. We all had a lot of fun and it was a harmonious practice and weekend.

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Demo in St. Petersburg, FL

Its Saturday morning in downtown St. Petersburg near the inner harbor. A good crowd is building because it’s the Saturday Market and the Taoist Chi Society is there.  Master Moy passed to us his vision of making Taoist Tai Chi available to all and of helping others and a great way to do that is by demonstrating the set to the public like the St Petersburg, Florida Branch did on a beautiful day in mid-March. After the demo, we held continuing class and staffed an info booth throughout the day. We greeted many market goers and answered questions about Taoist Tai Chi.

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Waking up the Dragon!

 

 

 

Training sessions with the Dragon Team are starting soon, next upcoming training will on March 21st.

All sessions are at the International Centre, from 2 to 4pm,  rain or shine!

Sign up at via sign up sheets at your location or via an e-mail to the dragon team

 

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Learning a lot & having a good time in Madrid!

This March, 120 members attended the International Instructors Workshop, led by Marsha Eberhardt, at the South European Center in Madrid, Spain.

In a nice and cozy atmosphere, we are working on deepening the Tor-yu and Dan-yus y practicing them in the movements of Taoist Tai Chi set. It is really impressive seeing how Tai Chi affects the mind and the body thanks to Marsha’s instructions and the continuous practice of her corrections, which are being integrated little by little in the form. All of this results in joy and cordiality surrounding us.

03 conexion P1020333 (Small)Last Wednesday, we held a video conference over the Internet with the new International Center in Dunedin, Florida, United States of America. Sean Denison showed us in real time the premises, so we had the chance to get a fair idea of its dimensions and splendour. We hope we will be able to see it in person and spend a few days with members from all over the world.

We are really excited about the workshop, which is reflected in the various tasks we are accomplishing and sharing, to ensure everything goes to plan and we are feeling comfortable. We are learning a lot and, above all, we having a really good time.

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