Sunday, 18 November 2012

Dharma and Dao: Tantra and Tao. Amazon eBook

 Dharma and Dao: Tantra and Tao

Buddhism and Daoism are each profoundly influential paths of personal growth and spiritual development.

Initially they can seem quite different in both their methods and goals, but look beneath the differing cultural overlays and profound similarities can be seen in their systems of thought. Perhaps this is not totally surprising as scholars have documented that Yogacara Buddhism first began to be influential in China from circa 450 AD. Hence from a very early stage, Buddhism began to influence the development of Taoist thought and practice.

Although a number of academic texts exist which look to undertake a comparative analysis of these two influential philosophies, very little has been written from the point of view of a practitioner of both paths. However both Daoism and Buddhism emphasis the need for actual practice to reach true understanding; Intellect alone is not enough.

Hence this article seeks to examine the relationship between Buddhist and Daoist systems of thought from the point of view of the practitioner. It reasons that Buddhism and Daoism can provide deep insight into each other across the thee domains of human experience, body, energy and spirit (heart-mind).

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Qi Gong "drop-in" class. Beginners Welcome!

A new course in Bristol open to everyone, from complete beginners onwards.

Using active awareness we discover the unhelpful patterns of tension which block us from achieving our full potential for health and happiness. 

In this course we practice fundamental t'ai chi and Qi Gong exercises, with an emphasis on relaxation, recovering health and strengthening the twelve body systems.

We also explore the meditative aspects of Qi Gong as the basis of personal development.
Starts Tuesday 18th September, 2012
7:00 – 8 pm

The Centre for Whole Health
12 Victoria Place

The cost is £6 on a drop-in basis, and less if booking for the full Autumn term.

Bookings and Information
This course is open to all on a drop-in basis but, please drop us an email if you would like to attend and visit our website for more information.

Level 2 t'ai chi course: Starting Tuesday 11th Sept. 2012

Natural Way T’ai Chi
Level 2 Syllabus – An Intermediate course on t’ai chi chuan

Starts Tuesday 11th September, 2012
8:00 – 9:30 pm

The Centre for Whole Health
12 Victoria Place

This course is open to all who have nearly completed the Yang style short form. 
Please email to book a place on the course and for further information.

Tim Parsons
Bookings and Information
To book a place on the course, please drop us an email.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Alan Peck's Book - An introduction to T'ai Chi

Hi everyone,
Alan Peck’s book  “An Introduction to t’ai chi” is available free of charge to all students for private study.
Especially recommended if you are planning to start t’ai chi, or have even been practising for a good few years.
 Alan’s advanced notes, collected over a period of some 20 years, are also available electronically via pdf or on the Amazon Kindle
 Please contact Tim Parsons for more details.

Monday, 11 June 2012

The internal form of Tai Chi

A recording about  the  Stage 2 Natural Way t’ai chi syllabus -  “the internal form” - now available via soundcloud

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Natural Way T’ai Chi  & Qi Gong

Tim Parsons

Saturday 21st April 2012
10:00am to 16:30pm

Lam Rim Buddhist Centre, Wales,
Pentwyn Manor, Penrhos, Raglan
Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2LE
Tel: 44(0)1600 780383
Booking: 01600 780383
07783 546062

Cost £35  (includes lunch and refreshments)

It's such a joy to spend time at Lam Rim Wales, especially so in the Spring and Summer nurtured by the peaceful environment, flowers, trees, and birds.

We will celebrate Spring in this beautiful space, playing with the movements of T’ai Chi and Chi Gong, spirals and circles, deepening our connection with Chi and following the unfolding from stillness into joyful movement.

Everyone is welcome; no experience is necessary and lifts from Bristol are possible. Please bring warm, loose clothing.

Tai Chi & Qi Gong for health, vitality and well being.

Taught by Sara Mayne Lic Ac MBAcC

New classes begin on
Monday 7th May 2012 at 10:30
at the Fitness Hub. Portishead

Came and have a free half hour taster session on
Monday 30th April
10:30, 11:00 or 11:30

Classes last 1½ hours. Tai Chi is taught for the first hour and a related similar exercise form called Qi Gong for the last ½ hour.

10:30 – 12 noon    T’ai Ch’i & Qi Gong     £7.50
10:30 – 11:30         T’ai Ch’i only              £5
11:30 – 12 noon     Qi Gong only             £3

Book a block of six 1½ hour sessions for £42

Sunday, 5 February 2012

An Introduction to Natural Way T'ai Chi

When                    Saturday 11th February 10am to 12 noon

Where:                 Centre for Whole health, Bedminster


Cost:                      16 pounds


In this two hour class we introduce Natural Way t’ai chi with the goal of learning the first few moves, so that students can then subsequently join the ongoing beginners class at 8pm on Tuesday evenings.



Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Natural Way T'ai Chi - The Notes of Alan Peck

I collected Alan's notes and hand-out material over a period of some 20 years, and I spent the year after his death structuring the material into the form of a book. Some of this material has had very little exposure before now.

The book presents the essence of Alan's approach to T'ai Chi - Natural Way T'ai Chi

It is hence with great pleasure that I am able to release the ebook which is entitled.

Natural Way T'ai Chi - The Notes of Alan Peck.

To purchase a copy, please email me at
Alternatively, the book is available in Kindle format from Amazon.


Beginning T'ai Chi by Alan Peck. eBook now available

Alan's book:

'An Introduction to T'ai Chi'

is now available to view and download free of charge for Natural Way T''ai Chi students.

This superb book answers many of the questions that people interested in beginning T'ai Chi often ask, and I recommend it to all new students to supplement their study. If you have a Gmail account, the book sits on 'Google Docs' and it may be accessed via the link

Alternatively, Paula has released the original book for all, and it may be accessed at: