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16 November

T’ai Chi Chih originator Justin F. Stone explains how the many benefits of practicing TCC come about. By Justin F. Stone Most people who come for T’ai Chi Chih lessons do it for physical reasons, either because of ailments or because they feel it will help them in the areas of energy, hypertension, etc. Thus they […]

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07 November

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation practice that’s easy to learn. The series of 19 movements and one pose helps circulate the Vital Energy, the Chi. Practitioners experience peace, improved health and many more benefits. Our free monthly e-newsletter offers inspiration between issues of the TCC quarterly journal, The Vital Force, in which […]

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15 October

Advaita in Sanskrit means Non-Duality. This is a difficult concept for most people as we look about us and see multiple objects. But what we see are only transformations, not permanent forms, whether we are speaking of a chair, a tree or a human being. Each exists provisionally but is certainly not lasting. One day […]

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30 September

Justin F. Stone, TCC originator, explains what it means to “Do what is right.” How Our Lives Are Built By Justin F. Stone, New Mexico T’ai Chi Chih News In speaking or writing about Vasanas, it is easy to give the impression that they are something “bad.” Actually, these “habit energies” are neither good nor […]

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22 August

Here, several very helpful tips are offered from the writings of TCC originator Justin F. Stone. These can refine our practice, a process we can continue as long as we do TCC. For more instruction, you can watch Justin on video here. Teaching Tips For Teachers (Also Valuable For Students) By Justin F. Stone The […]

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07 August

T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness moving meditation practice that’s easy to learn. The series of 19 movements and one pose helps circulate the Vital Energy, the Chi. Practitioners experience peace, improved health and many more benefits. Our free monthly e-newsletter offers inspiration between issues of the TCC quarterly journal, The Vital Force, in which […]

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03 July

“Can you only live in oneness? You have to live in this world, too.” – Justin F. Stone Confucius also spoke of Jen, human heartedness. Confucius said the most important thing is human heartedness. He believed in the power of inner sincerity. Here is a quotation from Confucius: “The life of the moral man is […]

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14 June

Reports of the results of the recent UCLA study showing that TCC helps relieve insomnia among breast cancer survivors have made news headlines around the world. A sample of articles is provided below. To read even more news reports of TCC’s effectiveness, go to the In The News page of the TCC website. 5/10/17 “T’ai […]

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01 June

KARMA is an important and frequently-used word, so it is important to understand what it means. In the Sanskrit language, KARMA means “action”, that and no more. So, when we glibly speak of “our Karma”, we really mean the fruit of our action, not the action itself. Even this is not totally correct. The motivation […]

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14 May

A group of prominent academic researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this week announced study results showing that T’ai Chi Chih (TCC) works as well as the “golden standard,” cognitive behavioral therapy, in relieving insomnia symptoms among breast cancer survivors. The article was published by the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology online […]

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03 May

Anecdotes from T’ai Chi Chih founder Justin F. Stone from the August 2014 issue of The Vital Force journal: More 20th Century Psalms I only once met Roshi Suzuki, the Zen Master who helped found Tassajara, but was deeply impressed. It is a difficult drive up to Tassajara in the winter and I had an old […]

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13 April

Most people who begin TCC lessons do so for physical reasons, but life-changing spiritual benefits can also be realized, said TCC originator Justin Stone. What may seem at first like a simple set of movements becomes a deeper practice over time. Here’s an article by Justin F Stone with an explanation, reprinted with permission from […]

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21 March

People who practice the moving meditation of Tai Chi Chih count many benefits, including increased serenity, joy and health benefits. Here, a TCC teacher describes following sessions of TCC with sitting meditation as well. TCC for Meditators By LR, Seattle, Washington For the last three years I have enjoyed doing T’ai Chi Chih with a […]

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02 March

People often speak of “higher consciousness.” A man is coming from another state to videotape me in a research project to find those in “higher consciousness.” The truth is, there is no such thing. There is only Consciousness–and, at the deepest level, it is not individual. Sometimes this consciousness is obscured, and then there seems […]

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13 February

In speaking or writing about Vashanas, it is easy to give the impression that they are something “bad.” Actually, these “habit energies” are neither good nor bad. It is impossible to live everyday life without building such habit energies. You would not be able to drive a car, play a piano, or cook a meal […]

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