tai chi and meditation - stillness in motion
Dharmamudra - I was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1984. I have since then explored and practiced Taiji and Chi Gong with various established teachers.
I was looking for a teacher who would express and work with the principles of the Taiji classics, rather than just learning patterns of movement and my search ended on meeting Wee Kee Jin, the New Zealand based founder of the Taiji School of Central Equilibrium. I continue, as a senior student, to train and practice with Jin, and live and work as a sculptor at the Sudarshanaloka Buddhist centre in New Zealand. In my role as UK coordinator for workshops and seminars based on Jin's approach I spend part of my time in the UK working and teaching.
The week's retreat, an established element of the Dhanakosa program since 2000, is based on these particular Taiji principles and practices, focusing on the connections between mindfulness and awareness both in meditation and Taiji.
Nagamudra - is a qualified instructor of the T'ai Chi School of Central Equilibrium with over 25 years experience and is registered with the T'ai Chi union of Great Britain.
Pasadini has been a practicing Buddhist/meditator since Y2K. She enjoys the simplicity, intimacy and honesty that meditation is/requires of her, and feels deeply honoured to be able to introduce others to meditation, and Buddhist practice. She lived at Dhanakosa for two years, and now stays in Glasgow full time with her wife and dog, and leads retreats at Dhanakosa several times a year.
Originally hailing from Eastern Canadian shores, but having spent her whole adult life in the US, until 2012, she will forgive you if you think she sounds American. Its like totally totally awesome dude.
Open to all, these retreats are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience, but no previous experience is assumed. All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.
Tai Chi is very beneficial for promoting relaxation, inner and outer balance and stimulating the body's healing energies. This retreat will include Tai Chi instruction, Buddhist meditation, some ritual and silence - as well as free time to explore the beautiful surroundings.
For more information, read the retreat information sheet.