|Master Paul B. Gallagher 1944-2023 "Wild Gosse Leaves the Flock"
“How are we who spend so much time in the light to recover that inner dimness that dissolves the borders between bodies and that universal precondition for physical and spiritual rapture of any kind?”
May is here, the blooming and opening and warming echo my heart!
I had my first outdoor practice, and it was glorious! Speaking of outside…
Beginning May 9th, we will be holding classes
outside! Yes, I wrote that! We’ll still have St Sahag as our rainy-day option.
Here is our schedule:
Tuesdays 6-8PM=St Sahag backyard
Thursdays 6-8PM= East River Flats Park
Saturdays 900-1030AM= East River Flats Park
One Monday a month= zoom Pushing-Hands
If you have any questions, please contact me.
August 25_ 28th Summer Tai-Chi Retreat at Wild
Rice Retreat Center in Bayfield WI. (Deposits
The cost is 900.00 per person. That includes instruction and
presentations, 2 meals a day, room and lodging, use of the facilities and
sauna, for three nights and two and a half days. We’ll do a long practice each
day, have free time to hike and explore, and have sessions on:
-Solo Form Updates, Review, and Refinement.
-Applications for the 2nd Section.
-2 Advanced Pushing-Hands Drills: Willow #2, and Short
-Two-Person Cane Form.
-Pa-Kua two-person form, The Black Dragon Wags Its Tail.
The center is a short walk, on a wooded trail along Lake
Superior, to downtown Bayfield. I will also have programs and presentations for
the evenings. I need a deposit (refundable) of 300 dollars by May 1st.
If we have enough people to make this a go, I’ll expect the balance by August 1st.
I’ll be arranging rides for the out-of-town people and will coordinate carpools
for the locals.
Book suggestion=Body Mechanics of Tai-Chi Chuan by Master
William C.C. Chen
Zoom options for classes. We have a weekly zoom class on the
solo form on Wednesdays. Thursday is a hybrid class where I teach in person and
also zoom it live. Once a month for the Summer, I’ll zoom a pushing-hands
class. If you want to join any of these, let me know.
We have HOODIES!!
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Thank you to everyone who contributed a red envelope for
Master Choi’s birthday card. He is grateful for your attention, respect, and generosity.
I attended Master Paul Gallagher’s funeral in Asheville N.C.
It was a beautiful spot with a lovely view of the mountains…
For those of you who have read Drawing Silk, here is some
trivia and a puzzle. Paul Gallagher told me that most of his learning,
practicing, and teaching are contained in his three Taoist stories, another
reason to read or reread them! Here are two puzzles for you, Paul told me he is
one of the characters in the stories. He also said I am one as well! So, can
you figure out who we are? I’ll give the answers next month!
I look for to practicing and teaching outside! Join me!
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee,
the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live
your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
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