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02 February

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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06 December

As a person who doesn’t like heights, I was facing the possibility of an extremely frightening experience – as well as one of profound beauty. Both opposites are often found in life experiences: birth, death and even marriage can seem frightening. A Daughter On The Mountaintop Experience, By T & J S, Minneapolis, MN My husband wanted […]

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08 November

Many T’ai Chi Chih students eventually become TCC teachers, some many years after first experiencing the practice. Why do they then undertake the extra level of study and commitment? In the August 2016 issue of the TCC journal, The Vital Force, several newly accredited TCC teachers explained their reasons. Excerpts follow below. “I don’t remember […]

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20 October

Learning TCC is more than learning a set of movements. It’s also welcoming a growing awareness of the movement of the Chi and the wonderful cumulative effects of practice. Below, two newly accredited TCC teachers translate these unique experiences into words to inspire us all. TCC Accreditation in Pennsylvania  Compiled by AL, Prospect Park, PA […]

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18 September

T’ai Chi Chih practitioners often describe the immense health benefits the receive from TCC. Read some of their stories here. Objective academic research confirms health benefits, too. A sample of studies and links are provided below; the full list can be viewed here.  To find a TCC teacher in your local area, visit the teacher […]

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14 July

A TCC student explains why sometimes doing “less” is doing “more.” By L.S., Fort Collins, CO Reprinted by permission from the May 2016 issue of the TCC journal, The Vital Force. I’m one of a group of women in Northern Colorado on the path toward T’ai Chi Chih teacher accreditation in June. A few weeks […]

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01 June

Reflections On Learning TCC … One Year Later By GH, Atlanta, Georgia I was introduced to T’ai Chi Chih at a retreat for women. In a beautiful mountain setting, with light streaming through the windows, I was amazed I could feel the energy. About a year later when another opportunity arose, I knew that despite […]

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16 April

A T’ai Chi Chih student explains how TCC practice brings a sense of inner peace. By TI, Illinois (All quotations are from the book Spiritual Odyssey by TCC originator Justin F. Stone) The Buddha said, All that you are, all that you ever have been, and all that you ever will be is the result […]

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16 March

By AL, Prospect Park, PA Justin has said that if we do T’ai Chi Chih regularly, we will begin to enter into the Cosmic Rhythm. In fact we are all already in the Cosmic Rhythm, however practicing TCC consistently enables us to be consciously aware of being in the Rhythm. It’s been said that when […]

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11 December

Cultivating an inner peace prepares us to respond wisely and compassionately in the world while maintaining our center and balance. Bliss often is a product of such a practice, and is not dependent on external circumstances. Years of academic research as well as students’ and teachers’ experiences show us that T’ai Chi Chih effectively improves […]

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19 November

Balance and leg strength are critical elements of healthy aging, research shows. Here, TCC teachers and students tell how the practice has helped them with both. A Gift Beyond MB, TCC student, Oxnard, CA A fall in Tanzania, another in Spain, and another in Vietnam. These were not harmless tumbles quickly forgotten; each caused significant […]

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12 November

These articles from The Vital Force tell students’ stories of T’ai Chi Chih’s gifts. “I did my practice to find peace” By RH, Parma, Ohio  Without a doubt, the last 18 months have been the most difficult in my life. My son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2012. From that day until […]

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29 October

Watching someone practice TCC, the grace is evident. Doing TCC, the benefits are clear. Teaching TCC, we pass on to students these precious movements in many ways beyond language. Teaching How To Let Chi Flow From The Center By C N-S, San Luis Obispo, California Letting The Form Move The Chi Teaching T’ai Chi Chih […]

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12 October

A TCC student describes her sudden awareness that “Chi is spreading like rings in water to other aspects of my life.”  By MSK, Seal Beach, California To be Present  One of my close girlfriends asked me why I liked this T’ai Chi Chih so much and what it was all about and it got me […]

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28 September

“T‘ai Chi Chih has changed my life,” say many people who practice TCC regularly. In fact, it’s one of the most common statements of gratitude TCC originator Justin Stone heard from students over many years. Improvements in physical, emotional and mental health are enjoyed by students of all ages – children, teens, young adults, mid-lifers and seniors. […]

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