Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March MMTCA Newsletter 2017

“There is only one journey. Going inside yourself.”

March is upon us! Where did February go?

A big, huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you for making Chinese New Year such a wonderful experience! THANK YOU to all the demonstrators, your performances were awesome! THANK YOU to Jane for cleaning, Fred for getting the chairs and set-up, Dan for filming, and countless others who helped in ways big and small. Also THANK YOU for all the generous gifts, red envelopes, scotch, and a set of Deer Horn Knives! The social time at U Garden was delightful. I am planning for next year right now!

Congratulations to my Northfield/Carleton Rec Center Short Form Graduates;

Char Bezlan
Liz Ciner
Marylewis Grow
Carol Hogan
Tim Hogan
Wendy Nordquist

Our One-day In House Retreat will be March 18th. Sign up and info is posted next to the white board. Qi-Gong, Form Work, group practice, and breakout sessions on Gems, the Shoulder Girdle, and historical Tai-Chi movies, plus lunch, will round out a day being inside, going inside, and exploring inside. All students are welcome, the only cost will be lunch. Regular classes will be suspended for that day.

Thank you to Spencer Chandler for the permanent loan of the beautiful Chinese cabinet, which will be the new home for our altar. A special thanks to Olivia, Spencer's daughter, for finding the key, how mystical!

Book Suggestion-The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohleben

Grandmaster Wai-lun Choi Weekend Seminar is scheduled for April 22 & 23 sign up at the Academy.

World Tai-Chi and Qi-Gong Day is April 29th. We will suspend the 1230 Tai-Chi class, and have a get together for practice of all things Tai-Chi related! All levels and styles are welcome to this acknowledgment of the world-wide presence and practice of our art!

Tai-Chi North Retreat in Duluth. The dates are July 29 and 30th. More details to follow!

Thank you all for the wonderful classes and your presence. I love sharing Tai-Chi and related arts and practices with you all!


“Preeminent scholars can obtain the Tao in the battlefield. Secondary scholars can obtain the Tao in urban areas. Lower scholars can obtain the Tao only in the mountains.”
-Pao Piao Tse

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1 comment:

  1. We don’t know when our life will end. Instead of waiting for tomorrow, do it today. Kai poo is a form a mediation. Everyone should do it once in their lifetime.