Foreword. Introduction. 1. Chapter I. 2. Chapter II. 3. Chapter III. 4. Chapter IV. 5. Chapter V. 6. Calligraphy. 7. Zen Ox Pictures. 8. Tao Te Ching. 9. Chapter IX. Afterword.
This all time classic of Tai Ji literature conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment
Chungliang Al Huang is the founder of Living Tao Foundation, an
international cultural-arts network for lifelong learning, and the
director of the Lan Ting Institute, a cross-cultural study and
conference center at the sacred and historic Wu Yi Mountain, now a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in the People's Republic of China, and
at Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast in the USA. He has written many
classic books including Quantum Soup: Fortune Cookies in Crisis;
Essential Tai Ji; and The Chinese Book of Animal Powers, all of
which are now brought back into print by Singing Dragon.
Si Chi Ko, who took the photographs in this book, was born in Taiwan and received his training at the College of Photography in Tokyo, Japan. A world traveler and a multi-ranged freelance photographer, he has collaborated with Chungliang Al Huang for over four decades.
This book will bring a smile to your face, a feeling of peace to your spirit, and sense of warmth as you are taken on an experiential journey of the true essence of tai ji with a master teacher.... The reader is taken along a week long set of workshops with Master Huang and you feel as if you were truly in a beautiful resort community complete with ambiance and the sights and sounds of nature. One feels encouraged, guided and given permission to feel, to explore each nuance of movement in doing a tie ji practice....This book will appeal to many people who are currently or have been studying tie ji for years while at the same time presents the raw beginner with valuable insights and visualizations to bring this art form to life. It is a book that will bring a smile and warmth to your very being as you are brought through the many lessons taught in the book. -- Yang-Sheng Online Journal