Friday, December 16, 2011

How Do I Become a Tai Chi Teacher? / Symptoms of Inner Peace / Tai Chi and Taoism (Please read. Thanks ! - Glenn)

Symptoms of Inner Peace

By Saskia Davis, ©1984

Via the Flylady.
1. Tendency to think and act spontaneously, rather than from fears based on past experiences.

2. An unmistakeable ability to enjoy each moment.

3. Loss of interest in judging self.

4. Loss of interest in judging others.

5. Loss of interest in conflict and one-upmanship.

6. Loss of interest in interpreting actions of worry.

7. Loss of ability to worry (This is a SERIOUS symptom!).

8. Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

9. Feelings of contentment and connectedness with others and with Nature.

10. Frequent attacks of smiling.

11. Increased susceptibility to love and to "passing it forward."

12. Increased tendency to let things happen rather than make things happen.

NOTE: If you have all or even most of the above symptoms, your condition of Inner Peace may be so far advanced as to be untreatable!

Psssst: Learn more about Symptoms of Inner Peace and buy a lovely poster version at Saskia's website.

Tao Directory
Chinese Taoist Association

Chinese Taoist Association


A General Introduction to Daoism in China.

WebsiteTaoist Philosophy for the 21st Century

Taoist Philosophy for the 21st Century


This is an introductory website of Taoism but also a new interpretation in modern terms. It suits both general and academic readers. Taoism is a philosophy, a religion, and a way of life. It is a vehicle of pure philosophical speculation and also serves as a practical guide to living. We believe that the world has entered a new era and we have to adapt to a new way of life. The modern world with a powerless United Nations as a platform for countries to work out their difference at various levels is pretty much like the ancient Chinese super state of primary societies from 2200 to 476 BC when Taoist lifestyle was popular. This website promotes a new lifestyle based on Taoist philosophy. 
WebsiteWikipedia - Taoism

Wikipedia - Taoism


Taoism (or Daoism) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced Eastern Asia for more than two millennia,

 and have had a notable influence on the western world particularly since the 19th century.
WebsiteWudang Dao Kung Fu Institute

Wudang Dao Kung Fu Institute


We are a small school hidden deep in the Wudang mountains, China. We offer traditional training in :- Kung Fu, Qigong, Taiji (tai chi), Doaist Philosophy, Meditation and Internal Alchemy.

Our aim is to provide an amazing, enjoyable experience when you come and study at our school. We have picked a secret spot up in the mountains to run our school, this helps to remove all of life's distractions and allows you to focus on training. We keep class sizes small and food clean and healthy - the way it should be.

WebsiteAmerican Taoist

American Taoist


American Taoist is a blog of an average guy who is trying to get right with Tao.  The idea being that there is no expiration date on wisdom, he takes the ideas of the ancient philosophy of Taoism and applies them to modern day situations.  The goal is to show people that you don't always need to be searching for elightenment when studying philosophy and using Tao one can find happiness even in today's hustle and bustle world.

WebsiteInternal Kung Fu

Internal Kung Fu


Notes, essays, musings, lessons and reflections.

A small sample of Sifu Waller's thoughts and insights.

WebsiteTai Chi Wizard

Tai Chi Wizard


If you have already caught the "Tai Chi bug", or if you simply want to find out what all the fuss is about, then enjoy all the great resources I have pulled together here in You will discover:

Learn Tai Chi Online 

Is it even possible? With the right toolkit and online support then it is possible to learn and maybe even master Tai Chi Chuan. Discover how today.

Tai Chi Discussion - YOUR Tai Chi Stories 
Great Tai Chi stories, contributed by visitors from around the world. Add yours to the growing collection.

Tai Chi Blog 
The Tai Chi Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to the Web site. Subscribe here.

What is Tai Chi? 
An introduction to the basics of Tai Chi Chuan, where it comes from, and how to start learning.

The Benefits of Tai Chi 
You get many rewards by practicing Tai Chi ranging from proven health benefits through to mental focus and peace of mind and even self-defense.

The History of Tai Chi 
Finding its roots in ancient China, Tai Chi has grown and grown until it’s now a worldwide phenomena.

Tai Chi Chuan Styles 
Starting with the original Chen style Tai Chi and then Yang style Tai Chi, this art form has diversified into many different styles across the globe.

The Principles of Tai Chi 
There’s plenty here to deepen your understanding and enjoyment whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner. Covering Yin Yang theory and the tai chi symbol, tai chi postures, song and gun, plus heaps more.

Some would argue that any discussion of Tai Chi wouldn’t be complete without proper referencing to this treasured Chinese tradition. And I happen to agree. By understanding the deeper principles of Tao you can significantly improve your Tai Chi practice.

Worldwide Directory fo Tai Chi Classes / Schools

There are literally thousands of Tai Chi Chuan classes and schools across the world. There are also many hundreds of Taoism schools as well. In fact there could be one right near you and you didn't know it. Here is a growing directory of Tai Chi and Taoist schools from all over the world.

Worldwide Tai Chi & Taoist Events Calendar 
There are great Tai Chi and Taoist workshops, seminars and events taking place all the time. Find them here, list your event, and write/read reviews.

Free Tai Chi Chuan clips 
There are some great free Tai Chi video clips on the net and I have collected quite a few of them for your enjoyment and learning. Join in the development of this area by submitting your own favorite clip.

Tai Chi Books, DVDs, and Supplies 
Having the right Tai Chi shoes, Tai Chi clothes, Tai Chi swords and training tools can make all the difference in your training. Find also Tai Chi books, Tai Chi music, and Tai Chi videos / DVDs.

Tai Chi E-zine 
The e-zine for lovers of Tai Chi Chuan, or those who'd love to learn more about it and the rich rewards it offers.

WebsiteTaoism and the Arts of China

Taoism and the Arts of China


How can we understand Taoism? It appears at first to be a school of philosophy, but then we learn that ordained Taoist priests, wearing formal robes, perform prescribed rituals before precisely laid-out altars. It seems firmly rooted in humanism, but then we discover that it boasts an extensive pantheon of deities who populate an elaborate network of heavens. It seems to address in the broadest terms the most general questions, but then we find that its theories are detailed in volumes of painstaking minutia. It may appear as a religion, but then it manifests itself as a system of alchemy, of medicine, of geomancy, of astrology, or in any number of bewildering forms. 
WebsiteChina Expats

China Expats


Advice and resources for foreigners in China. China Expat's offer a great deal of free information regarding Chinese culture and traditions. In addition to in depth guides related to Chinese Opera, literature and culture in general, we offer a very detailed section devoted to Taoism, supported by many pictures and factual information. 
WebsiteJade Dragon Online

Jade Dragon Online


Jade Dragon Online, your source for Asian culture, expands your knowledge of Asian culture through feature articles on Asian philosophy, martial arts, holistic health, travel, doing business in Asia, the overseas Asian experience, and much, much more! 
WebsiteTao Health Qi Gong - New Zealand

Tao Health Qi Gong - New Zealand


Tao Health Qi Gong offers classes in: Zhineng Qi Gong Universal Healing Tao Qi Gong Online global teleseminars Corporate Qi Gong Please visit the website for more information! Cheers, Kim Knight 
WebsiteTaoism And The Taoist Arts

Taoism And The Taoist Arts


An introduction to Taoism and related arts, including Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts and Meditation. Includes a discussion of the main taoist concepts and themes, and recommended further reading.

WebsiteTaoism Initiation Page

Taoism Initiation Page


Provides teachings about tao and Taoism and related topics such as: yin-yang, wu-wei, wu, meditation, Lao-tzu, Tao-te ching and I-ching. Includes online courses for beginners. 
WebsiteTao Manor

Tao Manor


Tao Manor allows visitors to learn more about Taoism through videos, books, online articles, and a link directory.  Bias is more toward philosophical Taoism and practical applications, but resources for other traditions are available.

WebsiteIntroduction to Taoism

Introduction to Taoism


This is the easiest summary of taoism on the internet.

WebsiteDaoism in Brief: Lao Zi and the Dao De Jing

Daoism in Brief: Lao Zi and the Dao De Jing


A short and personal sketch of Lao Zi and the Dao De Jing.

WebsiteOntario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance


Our site has over 6,000 menus and essays. One section describes the world's major religions and philosophical systems including Taoism. Also included are essays on various topics such as religious tolerance, intolerance, controversial topics, etc. 

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