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Does Tai Chi know the difference between troubled and untroubled times? In Tai Chi we engage in opening from the centre (the Tan Tien). To fold and collapse is to expand out. When this occurs there is no broken spirit. Because like the waves lapping on the sea shore, as a wave does break, the next is already formed. Endlessly through time there is a constant opening. Opening is opening, closing is opening, Chi always circulates.
So perhaps brokeness is not to be feared. If you go with the flow perhaps the apparent loss of form can only lead to form. This is nature and life's experience.
Forging unbreakable spirit is key.
Hence, Master Ding Academy is a strong community. There is as much chance of breaking us as there is to slap a body of water and call it broken.
Following this philosophy my wife and I swiftly switched to an Online Program combining what is done with Tai Chi with what is done with our Meditation classes.
Rachael's meditation lineage is so similar in philosophy to the Tai Chi. Everything I have said could be written by someone from her similarly ancient lineages, merely replacing Tai Chi with Meditation or Compassion. Her teachers and gurus expound the same wisdom through different training systems. They are also labelled warriors.
Formlessness cannot be broken.
Allow the folding of one's Ego, allow the breaking and reforming of self.
Community is a key. We have that, I feel it. Anyone can join and feel this.
I know some of you do not feel comfortable yet in your Tai Chi Forms, having not had time to acquire them before lock down. We are adapting as we teach online to bring the same depths as received in face-to-face classes, irrespective of wether you know the exact Form. This is a product of 'Teng Jing'; listening energy.
We may be socially distanced, yet each day the depth of meaningful social sharing we see online increases.
We are happy and glad to be in the privileged position to share this with you.
Best wishes from the Master Ding Academy team in Northampton.
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The online Tai Chi and Meditation program teamed up with Deeper Being is going very well. Do think about signing up. This morning's Tai Chi had 9 participants and this evening's had 11. It was ace, just got it in from it. There was delightful banter, people worked hard and we also paused to go off and bang things in support of NHS staff. Which was great to experience as a Zoom Conference.
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Just had a quick peak at the online class Joseph Beckett is running at the moment for our www.deeperbeing/online-program.
Going brilliantly. It's a new Saturday morning class that was scheduled to begin just as lock down and social distancing began....6 online participants already!
Want to join in? You can: just contact Rachael and I at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook or whatever means and you can sign up to our online classes.
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As this crisis hit, Rachael and I acted swiftly to keep the community of meditators and Tai Chi enthusiasts we have drawn together connected. This is our life.
It was heartening to have 9 of you logged into our online services yesterday for the Tai Chi class. Thank you all for helping to keep us all together.
This morning's 45min session at 10am will be a deeper look into Chi Kung...not just practice but principle. Also internal stretching to support your mind/body journey based on internal energy ('chi').
Keep your spirits bright. Train mind, body, spirit.
Our online training hall is open to all, internationally. Do contact us to join in.
Nick and Rachael.
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Remember we're now teamed up with Deeper Being. Everything is online. If you're signed up for £40 a month you get all online sessions. Tai Chi and Meditation. Taught by experts with deep experience and embodiment of teachings.
The sessions are by video conference so there is two way interaction and between classmates too. Fun, informative and deeply rooted in vast experience in ancient traditions that have survived through so much through the centuries.
Meditation begins at 10am.
Those doing Yang Style Tai Chi Long Form welcome 7pm.
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Joseph Beckett is running his new Saturday Tai Chi class in the Deeper Being virtual online training room at 10am! ... See MoreSee Less
45 minute various Chi Kung and stretching beginning online at 10am. ... See MoreSee Less
Online Tai Chi class beginning at 10am. Live and interactive. ... See MoreSee Less
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