15th Annual World Tai Chi Day 2013 - Saturday, April 27th
Goodale Park (Short North), Columbus, Ohio
Monkeys Retreat Tai Chi and Chi Kung Center (Columbus, Ohio) invites you to
World Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) Day. Join us, just west of the pond, in Goodale Park (in the Short North)
Starting at 10am - demonstrations of various forms/styles of Tai Chi and Qigong
Workshops, demonstrations and lessons are FREE. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day! Each year, on the last Saturday of April, a spectacularly moving global happening occurs in over 65 nations, in hundreds of cities worldwide. Tens of thousands come together across racial, ethnic, religious, and geopolitical boundaries - for the purpose of advancing personal and global health & healing.
One World . . . One Breath . . .
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - Japan - New Zealand - Egypt - We are thinking of you!
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,
When we become aware of Qi or life energy, we feel connected to the world. This isn't a hallucination but a dropping of the veil of seperateness. We suddenly understand we have always been a part of the world - part of our ecosystem, and that flash of awareness brings home just how precious, special, and miraculous our planet is.
It is little over one month before we wrap our precious planet in a wave of healing consciousness, or Qi. Each year this image of people coming together across racial, ethnic, religious, and geopolitical boundaries . . . to breathe together . . . is a powerful vision of our world's future.
By joining our collective consciousness in an image of global health & healing we can play a role in humanity's direction. As Chaos Theory Mathematics points out, a movement of a butterfly's wing can become a great storm.
The alternative may be true as well. By introducing a consciousness of calm, healing, and connection, and surrounding our planet with it year after year, we may in some imperceptible and delicate way help move our species' future toward global connection and the empathy and compassion that that awareness cultivates.
On the last Saturday of April (April 27th, 2013), at 10 am, we can become one with tens of thousands in hundreds of cities in over 70 nations. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day and World Healing Day are in the Chase Calendar's Calendar of Events, so media and institutions worldwide are aware of your events. Also, together, WTCQD events have been covered by media worldwide including The New York Times, BBC World Radio, CNN, FOX, The South China Morning Post, Xinhua News Agency, Agence France Presse, German Int'l Radio, USA Weekend, Parade Magazine, and media worldwide.
Thank you all for making this spectacular global event happen. We look forward to joining in your wave of global Qi as it passes through our city.
Our collective prayers go out to Japan and New Zealand in their time of great trial. We just got a note from a New Zealand Tai Chi teacher who said that even in New Zealand's time of struggle, their thoughts and prayers are now turning to Japan. A very moving and meaningful act.
Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas, founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
This event promotes the Healing Arts. Another example of the Arts available in the Short North and Columbus; and one example of the diverse opportunities available to learn about and improve your health in our district and city. It enriches the community by bringing people together to teach them how to raise their spirit, mind and body.
From the WTCQD website:
Tai Chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice ... hasvalue in treating or preventing many health problems.
-- Harvard Medical Health Publication, 05/09
for more info on WTCQD visit the following sites:
For more information about the WTCQD celebration at Goodale Park contact Monkeys Retreat at 614 263-9022 or chicenter@MonkeysRetreat.com