Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Back in Castletownbere






So great to be back in Castletownbere taiching in this great space, we are almost at the end of the second section of the Short Form ! Wow it doesn't seem that long since we began with the Mini Form. Here below is a link to my Facebook page where I posted Sunday's lesson.
Keep up the great work.
TaiChiChuanCork


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

" What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life tomorrow." The Buddha




I have been reading "Into the Magic Shop " by Dr. J. Doty ( in the photo above with the Dali Lama).
His life story is truly fascinating, a journey from poverty to becoming a neurosurgeon a millionaire and ultimately learning the importance of the journey from the head to the heart.
Into The Magic shop is a testament to the power of our minds to create and also the importance of the heart's wisdom in really finding life's treasures.
I loved the book, here below is a little taste of  Dr.Jim.

Dr. James R. Doty




Monday, 19 September 2016

Autumn Moon









                             The autumn moon

                             Shinning so brightly

                             So I wrote this.

                                                  Sekki



 
                            Watched the moon without tiring
           
                            Not once nor twice.

                                                  Kigin








                           A bank of clouds

                           Bears the moon upon it.

                                                   Basho                 


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Openng The Heart






There are so many ways into the Heart.





 Spending some time wandering among trees never fails to open my Heart.









 The soft nourishing energy in this moss and fern 'cave' in Powerscourt Japasese garden calmed my mind and awakened the peace I experience during deep meditation.



The music of falling water,








 In this moist green space felt healing to my Heart.






 And opened me even more to the beauty of Powerscourt.  




Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A little nostalgia



We are always working and stretching our partner work and solo practice.
This is the only way to deepen our understanding of this great Art.
Tonight I enjoyed reviewing some of our work,



Joan and Steven parting wild horse's mane ( with a turn). from ann on Vimeo.





John Kells Double Pushing Hands from ann on Vimeo.





T'ai Chi 'Dancing' in Dzogchen Beara from ann on Vimeo.




Sara and Ann Fighting Set from ann on Vimeo.






Fighting set 006 from ann on Vimeo.






Working on the 'Dance' Fintan and Rioghnach 😊💜⭐️ from ann on Vimeo.







Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Celebrating Success





 I had a wonderful evening at PRODIJIG in Cork Opera house on Sunday evening.





As I walked back to my car this city that I love looked even more beautiful.



I felt inspired and uplifted by the music and the amazing dancers. I felt the wonder life' s possibilities when we follow our dreams.
Alan Kenefick's passion and love for dance shone in every moment and the music was a perfect match.
 Let's Say YES, and YES and YES to dreams and their  fulfilment.
This was a perfect way to celebrate the Success of our wonderful day of Letting Go.
A Big thanks to all of you wonderful friends who made Saturday the Fun and enriching day that it turned out to be.
Looking forward to our next day together, Love Ann

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Letting Go Workshop Juat 3 Spaces Left




We often ( I being generous here, I really mean mostly ) live our lives based on past experience. Unfortunately our brains are wired to focus on what is wrong or was worng, this means that we are wired to be watchful, afraid of what might go wrong right now and also in our imagined future.
 Is it any wonder that we 'mostly ' keep repeating the same 'Stories' again and again.
When we take the time to do some Self Enquiry through Releasing or Letting Go we can beome conscious of these 'Stories' that are running our lives. We can Release the blocked energy that has been stored in our bodies and liberate ourselves to be present to life's opportunities without the old Stories and fear that had been blinding us.



Letting Go of limiting memories and beliefs allows us to be At Ease and Happy right Now.

Learn to Let Go so you can be present and awake to the wonderful possibilities here in this moment.

Join me on August 13 when we will spend time discovering how life can be more relaxed and easy.

Let Go of your stressful  habits and relax into your natural true nature of peace which is always present and available as soon as we Let Go.

Blackrock Community Centre
Saturday August 13
10:-00am 16:00pm
Cost 35€
To Reserve a space
e-mail taichimcilraith@yahoo.co.uk
or phone 0876616800