with Chungliang Al Huang, Tai Ji Master & UH Professor Ramdas Lamb
This workshop could have been named ‘Movement Meets Meditation in China and India’. If you could imagine two existing practices as moving meditations, would they not include Tai Ji and Yoga? Here is your chance to get a glimpse of these two unhurried, intentional movement practices that derive from deep spiritual traditions from the East. Chungliang Huang will present the Taoist practice of Tai Ji (T’ai Chi), with Professor Ramdas Lamb of UH Manoa introducing the Hindu practice of Yoga.
From the Chinese as well as the Indian perspective, each of them will tell us how training the body helps to train our ability to concentrate and hold focus.
Sign Up Now! with Chungliang Al Huang, Tai Ji Master & Ramsay Taum, Kumu Lua
Listen to and watch two martial masters comparing their different traditions. Chungliang Al Huang, originally from China, is a Tai Ji master dancer and Taoist philosopher, and Ramsay Taum of Oahu is a Kumu Lua, a Master of the Way of the Hawaiian Warrior. See what these two martial practices can look like in motion! Chinese Tai Ji (T’ai Chi) and Hawaiian lua, seem to come from two quite different cultures. Yet both practices arise from deep spiritual traditions with perspectives on life and death, both begin by learning to heal, progress through training in fighting skills, and ultimately aim to result in a safer, more peaceful world. Learn how these two disciplines of warriorship serve as practical tools in today’s lifestyle.
Sign Up Now! A Series of Participatory Lecture Demonstrations
Tai Ji (T’ai Chi) Master Chungliang Al Huang returns to his beloved Hawaii to share his great knowledge, life experience and aloha. Presenting the ancient art of Tai Ji (T’ai Chi) counterpoised with several other moving art forms, Chungliang will be joined by experts in Hula, Lua and Yoga. These will be public lecture-demonstrations, with audience participation and a question/answer period.
An internationally acclaimed taijiquan/Tai Ji master, dancer and performing artist, Chungliang is Founder/President of Living Tao Foundation. He has been called “a master in the arts of living” and “a sage for the modern age.” Throughout his remarkable life, everything that Huang has accomplished has been imbued with Tai Ji – the philosophical basis of the practice of taijiquan (T’ai Chi Chuan) and variations of martial arts practice based on the Tao philosophy of Wei Wu Wei, cultivating a powerful inner strength to dance with forces of “the least resistance”.