The Single Whip:  A Cornerstone Of Taiji

The Single Whip: A Cornerstone Of Taiji

One of the Taiji styles I teach is the Yang Style Short Form as taught to me by Master Wei Lun Huang.  It was the second Taiji style I was trained in, and led to the third form, the Yang Style Long Form.  Among the 24 movements in the short form, and the 108 movements...
The Unhurried Grace: Patience of a Forest Stream

The Unhurried Grace: Patience of a Forest Stream

With gurgling song and mossy grace,The forest stream winds its gentle pace.Through sun-dappled leaves, it finds its way,Over stones it dances, all through the day. No rush or fret, it knows no haste,Content to linger, beauty to taste.A ribbon of peace, a calming...
Squirrels, Taiji, and Stillness

Squirrels, Taiji, and Stillness

All of my students have met my squirrel.  We became friends a couple of years ago, and we share a few moments together each day.  I’ve written about her before, including even a poem.  She comes each day to eat peanuts with me on one of the benches in the meditation...
Taiji Is Life:  One Student’s Story

Taiji Is Life: One Student’s Story

Taiji has been a major part of my life for over 30 years now, and teaching it has been over 17 years with temple time among those years.  At the age of 74 (nearly, at the time of this writing), my taiji has never been better, and my legs remain strong.  I know this...