Finding Balance and Harmony in Everyday Tao Living

Finding Balance and Harmony in Everyday Tao Living

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:30 to 17:00
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Centering with Creative Tai Ji Moving Meditation and Essential Chi (Qi) Gong Practice from China

Chungliang Al Huang has taught his Living Tao/Tai Ji philosophy, East/West Synthesis and the Art of Movement Meditation around the world for over 60 years. This will be his first London workshop teaching his unique wisdom for many years

He will share his daily practice as a perennial student of Tao living, with a perpetual “Beginner’s Mind” to behold wonderment, opening the gateways of never-ending Tao mystery, to enliven the joy of your everyday living. Together with further illuminations of Tao and Zen classics, poetry, humour and music, he will create ease and spontaneity for a most productive day of “Wei Wu Wei” enlightened learning experience.

Alan Watts who co-authored with Chungliang in their recent book, Tao: The Watercourse Way, says Huang is "a truly superior and gifted teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants. To work with Al Huang is to learn to move with wind and water in the course of everyday life.”

About the speaker, Chungliang Al Huang

Chungliang Al Huang is the founder of the Living Tao Foundation and has been teaching worldwide for over 60 years.

Born in China, was immersed in the traditional study of tai ji, kung fu, brush calligraphy, and classic Chinese scholarly arts from a young age. In 1949, his family fled mainland China for Taiwan where he continued his studies, later to the United States in 1955 to study architecture, cultural anthropology and dance.  

His intuitive knowledge of the ancient wisdom and rich traditions of his native China led to early collaborations with philosophers and scholars such as Joseph Needham, Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, John Blofeld, Gregory Bateson, and Huston Smith. He is now the director of the International Lan Ting Institute with its Chinese base in the sacred Wu Yi Mountain, an UNESCO World Triple heritage Site rich with historic, religious, and cultural arts traditions.

From the renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, to the world’s major capitals, Huang shares the stage with luminaries such as the Dalai Lama and primatologist Jane Goodall. He was featured in the 1988 inaugural segment of the PBS series A World of Ideas, moderated by Bill Moyers.  

Huang is author of many best-selling books including the classic Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain, which has been translated into 17 languages and is now in its 47th year of publication. Other popular titles include Essential Tai Ji, Quantum Soup, and The Chinese Book of Animal Powers,
He is co-author of Tao: The Watercourse Way with Alan Watts and a series of books with Dr Jerry Lynch on sports/body/mind training including the best selling Thinking Body, Dancing Mind.

"Chungliang—my charismatic, inspiring, and shining Chinese ‘brother’, you introduced me to an enchanted world of movement and light…a harmony of body, mind and spirit. You fill me with the love of life, bring laughter inextricably intertwined with beauty and joy.  So many times when I am weary I have been restored by the Qi energy you send and by your Tarzan love call!”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace



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