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October 2017

TCC and Non-Duality

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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 the tree may become the chair and the human [...]

September 2017

Spiritual Life: Simple But Not Easy

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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 bad. It is impossible to live everyday life without [...]

August 2017

Renewing Our Practice

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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 Movements And Their Keys (or, what to look for) [...]

July 2017

Thoughts on Wisdom

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“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 plain and yet it is not unattractive. It is [...]

June 2017

The Best Reason to Practice

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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 behind our action is what establishes our Karma which [...]

May 2017

A Thousand Kinds of (Spiritual) Joy

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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 car. After speaking with me for a while in [...]

April 2017

TCC Helps Change Old Habits Into New Ways of Life

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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 the Fall 1987 issue of The Vital Force. ~ [...]

March 2017

Higher Consciousness

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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 to be “lower” consciousness. It is usually obscured by [...]

February 2017

How Our Lives Are Built

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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 without having formed a pattern for performing these acts. [...]

T’ai Chi Chih and Non-Duality

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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 the tree may become the chair and the human [...]

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