Tai Chi and Meditation: Finding Peace within Movement
April 12–14, 2013
Tai chi chu’an and mindfulness meditation uncover our basic gentleness, strength, health and compassion. Learning how to transform impatience into presence; anxiety into groundedness; fear into fearlessness; and hurry into peace are essential for our times. The precious medicines of Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s Eight Ways of Tai Chi, listening hands and mindfulness meditation are easy to learn and practice anywhere, anytime. We will also explore the movement of the five seasons and five elements, as they guide us to return to balance and health. Please read and bring There Are No Secrets by Wolfe Lowenthal and Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chödrön. These books will guide our study and deepen our embodiment of tai chi and meditation.
Larry Welsh, MAc, MA, has trained in the Yang-style short form, listening hands and sword form of Tai Chi Ch’uan since 1977. He practices Japanese classical acupuncture, herbal medicine and whole-food nutrition in Boulder, Colorado. Larry is a senior adjunct professor and mindfulness meditation teacher in the Traditional Eastern Arts program at Naropa University.