TCC Practice: Grounding by Focusing on Soles of our Feet

“T’ai Chi Chih goes much deeper than merely helping us to be healthy.” In this transcription of a taped lecture, excerpted and published in the August 2017 issue of the TCC quarterly journal, The Vital Force, TCC originator Justin F. Stone explains the benefits of grounding during TCC practice by keeping one’s concentration in the soles of the feet. Q: Why is […]

Ultimate Truth

Teachers and students are constantly asking me to write a book on ‘Ultimate Truth’. If I did so, they would resent the very ‘truth’ they asked for, as it would threaten the ground of their previous concepts. And “ultimate truth” is of no value in everyday life. Take the following example: “Nature has no interest in the individual. It oversees the evolution […]

Benefits of Circulating and Balancing Chi

Want to get rid of bad habits? That takes a spiritual approach, says TCC originator Justin F. Stone. Practicing TCC helps balance the Chi and that helps change the ways we think and behave. The Physical and the Spiritual in T’ai Chi Chih By Justin F. Stone Fall 1987 © The Vital Force Most people who come for T’ai Chi Chih lessons […]

Best Reason To Practice TCC

People who practice T’ai Chi Chih regularly often report feeling more joyful, experiencing considerable health benefits, and more. How does this happen? Justin F. Stone, originator of TCC, explains here how balancing and circulating the Chi, or Vital Force, brings about such change. The Best Reason To Practice By Justin F. Stone Karma is an important and frequently used word, so it […]

10 Ways to Know TCC Practice is Working

 “…if lives are enhanced, that is enough and no more has to be said.” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator  [T’ai Chi Chih] is not meditation, though it seems to bring the serenity of the most successful meditation – a serenity that teachers often notice in the faces of their students near the end of classes. Indeed some students who come to […]

The Physical and the Spiritual in T’ai Chi Chih

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 think of TCC practice as a form of therapy, which it undoubtedly is. However, they may later find that they have derived much deeper– Spiritual–benefits, which they […]

There Is Within You That Which Knows … That Is Your Teacher Page

So why do we act as though we are ignorant? Because that inner innate wisdom–called Prajna–P-R-A-J-N-A–is covered up. The Vasanas–habit energies–so cover the Prajna that it becomes impossible to shine thru to the conscious mind–but it is there. All thru religious and spiritual literature we read “Know Thyself,” “The Kingdom of Heaven is within,” “The inner Guru,” etc., but we don’t believe […]

Higher Consciousness

T’ai Chi Chih originator Justin F. Stone (1916-2012) describes the nature of consciousness and how meditation helps us access a “non-dual” state. Reprinted with permission from the Autumn 1986 issue of the TCC journal, The Vital Force. 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.” […]

Physical and Spiritual Benefits of T’ai Chi Chih

Many people begin TCC practice for health reasons, and TCC often helps. Later, students may experience additional benefits – ones they didn’t know to expect at the beginning. By Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator 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 […]

The Idea of Impermanence

On my recent visit to Albuquerque I gave a talk to over 200 people on the subject “The Spiritual Life” (in a busy world). Many points were similar to the “merging Sense with Essence” talk I made to teachers at the Minneapolis Conference. This subject seems to hit people hard, as they feel they must get away from family and work routine […]