T’ai Chi Form DVD: The Principles and Practice of T’ai Chi Chuan
New reduced price!: $19.95 plus s/h
DVD Produced for the T’ai Chi Foundation by Rick Brown to be used as an aid in your study of T’ai Chi.
The first section of this DVD shows the Yang style short form as a continuous flow from beginning to end, emphasizing the internal principles of T’ai Chi. The second section shows a round which pauses at the postures to point out specific indications in the form. Also included, is a short introduction to our school and as a special bonus, some rarely seen footage of our school’s founder, Patrick Watson. 27 minutes.
Streaming and downloadable versions now available here: https://www.taichifoundation.org/products
THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR STORE
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NYC T’ai Chi in black and white, photographs by Ken Van Sickle and Terry Marks
We are very proud to offer this book, a colaboration by one of our apprentice teachers, Terry Marks, and the renowned photographer, T’ai Chi practitioner, and student of Cheng Man-Ch’ing, Ken Van Sickle!
T’ai chi is an internal Chinese martial art that encompasses a system for health as well as philosophy.
Description from the back cover: “Known for his stunning black-and-white photography of New York and Paris in the 1950s and 60s, Ken Van Sickle focused his camera on what would become his main focus and lifelong study. As a student of Professor Cheng Man-Ch’ing in New York City from 1967–1975, he documented Professor’s classes using the same eye for composition, atmosphere, balance and motion that distinguishes his other work.
Just as the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan continues a pursuit of t’ai chi principle in Professor’s lineage, Terry Marks follows in the photographic footsteps of Ken Van Sickle. Known for her evocative, dreamlike paintings, she uses the same eye to unearth hidden worlds in shadows and reflections of the t’ai chi studio, offering us a glimpse into the internal nature of a t’ai chi practice in the twenty-first century.
Ken Van Sickle is a photographer with work in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection, and also teaches t’ai chi workshops around the world. He is author of the book Tai Chi Sword and cinematographer of the documentary feature The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West. Terry Marks is an artist who works in painting, drawing, printmaking and tattoo. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally and is associated with the Remodernist movement Stuckism. She is a student and junior instructor at the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan.”
Softcover $25 plus s/h
Tao Teh Ching Translated by Dr. John Wu, 115 p.p.
Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or “The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue,” is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the near-legendary “Old Master,” Lao Tzu, the Tao Teh Ching teaches that the qualities of the enlightened sage or ideal ruler are identical with those of the perfected individual. Today, Lao Tzu’s words are as useful in mastering the arts of leadership in business and politics as they are in developing a sense of balance and harmony in everyday life. To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity.
John C. H. Wu has done a remarkable job of rendering this subtle text into English while retaining the freshness and depth of the original. A jurist and scholar, Dr. Wu was a recognized authority on Taoism and the translator of several Taoist and Zen texts and of Chinese poetry.
Softcover $11.95 plus s/h
Opening the Gate of Life – Wisdom for Cultivating Health, Vitality and Longevity
by David Goodell, M.Ac.
Drawing on over 35 years of meditation and the study, practice and teaching T’ai Chi and Classical Five-Element Acupuncture, this engaging, concise book presents the fundamental concepts of balancing and nourishing our vital chi energy.
“A remarkable survival guide of practical, timeless wisdom, tempered by experience and offered with simple clarity.”
– Pat Gorman, L.Ac., M.Ac.
T’ai Chi Foundation Legacy Holder
Softcover $16.95 plus s/h
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche, 256 p.p.
In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical. Through extraordinary anecdotes and stories from religious traditions East and West, Rinpoche introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, moving gradually to the topics of death and dying. Death turns out to be less of a crisis and more of an opportunity. Concepts such as reincarnation, karma, and bardo and practices such as meditation, tonglen, and phowa teach us how to face death constructively. As a result, life becomes much richer.
Softcover $17.95 plus s/h
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