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
28
Sat
2018
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2018 @ Bowdoin College
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

April 28, 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 15 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.

 

Master Bing (Zhong Xue Chao) at Bowdoin College @ Bowdoin College Campus
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Paul & Rosalie DiCrescenzo will host Master Bing (Zhong Xue Chao) again this spring , with workshops in the Boston area, and three events here in Maine. Master Bing will be in Bar Harbor and Rockland- see his schedule- http://www.wudangdao.com/master/. We are please to welcome him back to Bowdoin College for World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day on April 28th, and for two weekend workshops.

At Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon learn/refine the Dragon Routine from Five Animals Qigong. From 1:30 to 4:00 on the campus main quad. The Dragon Routine corresponds with the Wood Element, and is good for strengthening and balancing the liver energy. This event will be free to the Bowdoin College community. For the general public donations requested for the workshop session (suggested $40/session).

The Sunday session at South Freeport Church in South Freeport. 1:00 – 4:00: Bagua Fundamentals. Sponsored by Paul and Rosalie, you can find out more information, including attendance fee at their website- twodragonspath.com/.

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. No experience in T’ai Chi or Qigong necessary for these workshops.

 

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Jun
5
Tue
2018
Wang Hai Jun Summer Camp 2018 @ Mars Hill University
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm

This is an excellent chance for in depth study with one of the top Chen Style instructors in the world. Grandmaster Wang’s three Chinese National Championships in three different events speak to his exceptional training and skill; He has taught extensively throughout the world, and his coaching has produced six national champions.

Starting in the Chen Village as a young boy, he  received traditional training from Chen Zhengli. He now lives and teaches in Manchester, UK, but makes regular trips to teach at Chen Taiji Academy events. This year’s Summer Camp will offer an intensive 5-day training at Mars Hill University, in the mountains of North Carolina, not far from Asheville. Master Wang will be teaching the Chen family sword form and push hands (tui shou). His teaching style is generous, humble and tireless. For hard-core enthusiasts, this is Chen Style at its best. Check out the teacher- www.wanghaijun.com. We always have a group of MCT students attending this event!

 

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Italy Retreat 2018 @ Tenuta di Spannocchia
Oct 11 – Oct 18 all-day

This is our second MCT retreat near Siena, Italy, building on a spectacularly successful retreat in 2016. We will be practicing Taiji and Qigong together for a week while basking in the breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside. Tenuta di Spannochia is a gorgeous, expansive farm in the countryside of Sienna, dedicated to the traditions of sustainable agriculture. So much to see and do! And, as with our other retreats, there will be plenty of exploring, playing, relaxing, shmoozing, laughter, and an abundance of amazing food to go along with the daily, low-key Taiji/Qigong practice. To be there will be Qigong. There will be a limited number of reservations available.

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