Tai Chi and Meditation
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.
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. Factors which blend well with learning or developing a meditation practice and, which wonderfully support the spaciousness of being on retreat. 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.