World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day 2014, Brunswick, Maine video:

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2019 MCT Winter/Chinese New Year Dinner @ Avis and Fred Miller
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All MCT students are invited to our 7th annual Winter Party– a potluck supper closing out the long month of January and celebrating the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year, Year of the Earth Pig) Our first class in the South Freeport barn-studio was in the fall, 2002. Since then our school has grown in size and strength, with over 60 active members. While the expansion in class offerings is exciting, our growing community is by far the most amazing development over the past decade- wonderful people coming together, forming lasting friendships while exploring the internal arts.

Last year we held our sixth school-wide dinner. It was so much fun we just had to do it again! Location to be arranged shortly. Come celebrate the richness and diversity to which each of you contributes while also enjoying yummy food that is now emblematic of our school events (ask anyone who has attend the Vinalhaven Retreat…). Should be fun! Dress is… what else?… relaxed. Spouses/partners/friends? Bring them along if they’re up for it!

Chen Style Taijiquan with Master Wang Hai Jun @ MacDuffie School
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

This is an excellent chance to study with one of the top Chen Style instructors in the world. Starting in the Chen Village as a young boy, under the watchful eye of Chen Zhengli, he now lives and teaches in Manchester, UK, but makes time to come to New England twice each year. Master Wang’s amazing accomplishments in competition tell the story of his exceptional training and skill (see his website). His teaching style is generous, humble and tireless. For beginners and experienced players, this is Chen Style at its best. Check out the teacher- We always have a group of MCT students attending this event, with possible shared housing for those who act early! Friday- Pao Chui/ Lao Jia Erlu; Saturday & Sunday- Lao Jia Yilu/Old Frame, First Form.

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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 And check out our web-page dedicated to the event, including the video of the 2014 gathering.


Photo by Jane Page Conway