Monday, 13 November 2017

Revision Lesson For Castletownbere T'ai Chi Short Form Class and Mini Form For Beginners


Here is Our Revision lesson from Sunday, what a great session !


Revision Practice tor Castletownbere Class from ann on Vimeo.


Here is the Mini Form


Mini Form with postures described ( filmed from behind. from ann on Vimeo.


And Here is a happy memory from last weekend's Retreat In Dzogchen Beara



Double Figure 8 exercise as a partner work. from ann on Vimeo.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Releasing our Feelngs



This is Lester Levenson  who developed ' The Sedona Method '  a technique that teaches us how to release our feelings.  Releasing all feelings is a great way to quiet your mind and bring peace , clarity and a greater sense of happiness to your life. I have been training in this method over the last nine years and have experienced a great benefits. Feelings often prevent us from being present here and now, we often miss being really with ourselves and others because we are avoiding our feelings. This method helps us to deal with our feelings in the present moment so we can be fully present.
Here is a piece about Lester's awakening and a link to the Letting Go Movie. This I hope will give you a taste of Releasing .

Lester . . .
“Wait a minute!” he thought. “If happiness is when I’m experiencing love for the other one, then that means happiness is a feeling within me.
“And if I felt unloving in the past? Well, I know I can’t change the past, but could I possibly correct the feeling now inside myself? Could I change the feeling to love now?” He decided to try it. He looked at his most recent unhappiness, the day he left the hospital.
“First,” he asked himself, “was I experiencing a lack of love that day?”
“Yes,” he answered aloud. “Nobody gave a damn about me, not the nurses, not the orderlies, not even Dr. Schultz. They did not care. As sick as I was, they threw me out, sent me home to die so they wouldn’t have to watch one of their failures . . . well, the hell with them. They can all go to hell.” He was shocked at the vehemence in his voice. His body trembled with rage and he felt weak. He really hated the doctor: He could feel it burning in his chest. “Oh, boy,” he thought, “this sure isn’t love.”
“Well, can I change it?” he asked. “Is it possible to turn it into love for the doctor?”
“Hell, no,” he thought, “why should I? What did he ever do to deserve any love?”
“That’s not the point,” he answered himself. “The point is not whether he deserves love. The point is, can you do it? Is it possible to simply change a feeling of hatred into a feeling of love—not for the benefit of the other person but for yourself?”
As the thought crossed his mind, he felt something break loose in his chest. A gentle easing, a sense of dissolving, and the burning sensation was gone. He didn’t trust it at first. It seemed too easy, so he pictured again the scene with Dr. Schultz in the hospital. He was surprised to find that it brought only a mild feeling of resentment rather than the previous intense burning hatred. He wondered if he could do it again.
“Let's see,” he thought, “what did I just do? . . . Oh, yes. Can I change this feeling of resentment into a feeling of love?” He chuckled as he felt the resentment dissolve in his chest. Then it was totally gone and he was happy. He thought of Dr. Schultz again, pictured him in his mind and felt happy, even loving. He saw now, reliving that last meeting, how the doctor had hated to tell him the things he had to say. He could feel the doctor’s pain at having to tell a young man in the prime of his life that his life was over. “Dr. Schultz, you son-of-a-gun,” he said, grinning, “I love you.”
“Well, it worked on that one,” he thought. “If my theory is sound, then it should work on everything.” Eagerly, he began trying it on other moments, and the results were consistently the same. Each time that he asked himself if he could change the feeling of hostility or anger or hatred to one of love, the dissolving process took place. Sometimes he had to repeat it over and over until he felt only love for the person. At times, the entire process would take only a minute or two; at other times, it might take him hours of working on a particular person or event before his feelings were only loving, but he would doggedly stay with it until it was completed on each person and each incident.
His entire life came up for review in bits and pieces. One by one, he changed to love all the old hurts and disappointments. He began to feel stronger as the weight of his pain dropped away. He was happier than he had ever been in his entire life, and he kept it going, feeling even more happiness with each new thing corrected.

Letting Go Movie

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Castletownbere T'ai Chi



We are back here in our T'ai chi ' home ' in Castetownbere tomorrow. So looking forward to seeing everyone and to welcoming some more new beginners to our great practice.




Turning the ball exercise. from ann on Vimeo.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Mini form to Brush Left Knee and Push For Mallow College Class


Here is the Mini Form to Brush Left Knee and Push, this is where we finished last night .
Keep up the good work.
See you all again next week.


Mini Form to brush left knee and push for the Monday Morning Class from ann on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Teaching Rooms






On Saturday night there was a fire in our Hall in Blackrock. the fire happened in the kitchen but the hall has water damage and so is out of use for the moment . I have been searching for a space to use in Blackrock but have been unable to locate any space that is available on a Tuesday evening.
I have found a space in the Teaching Rooms in the city for Tonight and for Friday morning this week and we will see if that suits people we can stay here until Blackrock is back in action ( which hopefully will be soon).
Tonight's class will be @7:30.
Here is the link so you can find us tonight.
The Teaching Rooms

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Dzogchen Beara Weekend



 There is something special about Dzogchen Beara



There is a sense of peace and tranquillity,



that enhances our practises.



 Something about sharing food that has been prepared with love.



About a spacious environment, and the stunning views that just renews one's spirit.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Warm Up Execises Lesson For New T'ai Chi Beginners


Welcome to T'ai Chi Here are some videos to help you get started. This is a great practise that will enrich your life in so many ways and all you need to do is a little practise each day. If you give a little of your time T'ai Chi will reward you with awareness, flexibility, insights and serenity.  You will get to know yourself and others in a new and deeper way and have lots of fun along your journey.



Stepping like a cat exercise. from ann on Vimeo.





Cross Energy Exercise from ann on Vimeo.





Parting Wild Horses' Mane posture for beginners. from ann on Vimeo.