Events

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day 2014, Brunswick, Maine video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFcQjnER4yQ&feature=youtu.be

Expanded Event Photos: https://mainecoasttaijiquanspecialevents.shutterfly.com/

Apr
27
Sat
2019
World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day 2019 @ Bowdoin College
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

20th Anniversary!

April 27, from 10:00 to 11:30 on the coast of Maine. Anyone interested is invited to attend and watch or participate. Watching is fine! No experience necessary.

Special guest Zhong Xuechao (Master Bing) will join us this year, and offer 2 weekend workshops on Wudang Dao practices.

The WTCQD organization (Bill Douglas) sponsors this grass-roots event each year, held on the last Saturday of April, at 10:00 in the morning- practitioners around the world gather in their communities for a global celebration of T’ai Chi & Qigong. The result is a wave that passes from time zone to time zone at 10:00am, documented on the WTCQD website. 80 nations participating! We have been observing this special celebration locally at Bowdoin College for 16 years, hosting the largest event in the state. Our local event is hosted by  Bowdoin College Counseling Service, Maine Coast Taijiquan, and Maine Center for Taijiquan and Qigong Studies. Find out more at worldtaichiday.org. And check out our web-page dedicated to the event, including the video of the 2014 gathering.

 

Photo by Jane Page Conway

Master Bing (Zhong Xue Chao) 5 Animal Qigong @ First Parish Church
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Master Bing Draws Bow

Paul & Rosalie DiCrescenzo will host Master Bing (Zhong Xue Chao) http://www.wudangdao.com/master/ again this spring, with workshops in the Boston area http://twodragonspath.com/, and two weekends of events here in Maine. Master Bing will be in Brunswick (April 27 & 28) and Rockland http://innerworkscenter.com/classes-workshops/ (May 4 & 5).

We are please to welcome him back to Bowdoin College for World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday morning, April 27th, and for two afternoon workshops, offered on Saturday and Sunday.

Brunswick on Saturday afternoon: learn/refine the Five Animals Qigong. From 1:30 to 4:00, Master Bing will teach the Five Animals, the routine unique to Wudang Dao training. The Five Animals correspond with the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine, exercises specific to key organ systems, and to maintaining balanced health. No experience is necessary for new-comers, and returning students can refine and deepen their understanding and feeling for these ancient, graceful movements.

Brunswick on Sunday afternoon: Bagua Fundamentals. From 1:00 to 4:00. Sponsored by Paul and Rosalie, you can find out more information, including attendance fee at their website- twodragonspath.com/. Bagua Circle walking is a surprisingly meditative practice (has been shown to quiet the mind faster than Taiji), good for balance, stretching and loosening joints, and focusing the mind. The practice energizes and relaxes at the same time. Based on the I Ching (Book of Changes). There are hidden techniques in the circling patterns and the “palm changes.”

Master Bing travels here from Wudang Mountain, where he received his training and teaches authentic Wudang Kung Fu. We are very fortunate to have him share his skill, knowledge of the internal arts, and his cultural experiences- Wudang Mountain has a reputation as a Taoist spiritual center, made familiar in this country in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He is a generous, accessible, patient teacher, unpretentious in manner, who’s movements are truly inspirational. No experience in T’ai Chi or Qigong necessary for these workshops.

 

 

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Master Bing (Zhong Xue Chao) Bagua Fundamentals @ First Parish Church
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Master Bing in Brunswick, Maine

Paul & Rosalie DiCrescenzo will host Master Bing (Zhong Xue Chao) http://www.wudangdao.com/master/ again this spring, with workshops in the Boston area http://twodragonspath.com/, and two weekends of events here in Maine. Master Bing will be in Brunswick (April 27 & 28) and Rockland, at Inner Works Healing Arts Center (May 4 & 5).

We are please to welcome him back to Bowdoin College for World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday morning, April 27th, and for two afternoon workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

Brunswick on Sunday afternoon: Bagua Fundamentals. From 1:00 to 4:00. Register online or at the event (early registration discount before 4/22). Sponsored by Paul and Rosalie, you can find out more Information at their website- twodragonspath.com/. Bagua Circle walking is a surprisingly meditative practice (has been shown to quiet the mind faster than Taiji), good for balance, stretching and loosening joints, and focusing the mind. The practice energizes and relaxes at the same time. Based on the I Ching (Book of Changes). There are hidden techniques in the circling pattern and “palm changes.”

Master Bing travels here from Wudang Mountain, where he received his training and teaches authentic Wudang Kung Fu. Formerly the Head Instructor of the Wudang Mountain Taoist Kungfu Academy and is a 15th generation disciple of Wudang Sanfeng Pai Internal Kungfu. We are very fortunate to have him share his skill, knowledge of the internal arts, and his cultural experiences- Wudang Mountain has a reputation as a Taoist spiritual center, made familiar in this country in the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He is a generous, accessible, patient teacher, unpretentious in manner, who’s movements are truly inspirational. No experience in T’ai Chi or Qigong necessary for these workshops.