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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 teachers and students tell stories about ways they’ve benefited from the practice. 

The undisciplined mind can only lead to misery. – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

From a recent issue of The Vital Force:

Encouragement: “The most invaluable golden nugget I received at the 2019 TCC teachers’ conference was a letter Justin Stone wrote to a teacher years ago. He said, ‘…I am surprised that you have a fear of speaking in public. These are ego doubts, and not worthy of you. You say you want to pass on TCC and Seijaku to other people. Do it! You will benefit spiritually by such service. Don’t think, just speak from the heart.’ …This gave me the courage to put out a feeler to teach TCC. I’ve since met with the volunteer coordinator at Harvest Farm, ‘a 100-acre farm and rehabilitation center for men seeking to break the cycle of addiction and homelessness,’ and they said yes!” CK, Fort Collins, CO

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Awareness: Working as a retirement community chaplain, I’ve witnessed struggles that come with health issues and the gloom of sinking into confinement and limitation. As one ages, losses may come from many directions, continually downsizing one’s life. Finding the expanse that lies within then becomes of paramount importance. Building a sense of awareness of one’s deeper interior life is something one can build up over time and through practice…. Seated TCC is a meaningful practice that invites people who are struggling with lost capabilities into a deeper life without limits.” RD, Tulsa, OK

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Motivation: “The twice-daily TCC practices at the 2019 teachers’ conference were amazing. The energy in the room was great, a peaceful and tranquil time to share with teachers moving as one. I left feeling motivated, inspired and ready to share TCC with my community.” NH, Audubon, MN

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Change: “When we hate someone, we cannot love at all. If we place ourselves above others, we cannot see the absolute value of all. If we do not realize that we exist in total relationship, we are separated from others…. we divide the Joyous Mountain into plots and subdivide it into yours and mine, good and bad…. If we want the serenity of untroubled mind, we do not do away with death or trouble. That is impossible…. We change our attitude toward things, empty ourselves of our previous habitual responses and, cultivating a new soil ground, find it empty and ready for the new seed. This spiritual seed then makes it possible for us to Climb the Joyous Mountain.” .  – Justin F. Stone, from his book, Climb the Joyous Mountain

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Published On: November 7th, 2019Categories: Vital Force e-NewsletterTags:

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