Sunday, 18 November 2012
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
A new course in Bristol open to everyone, from complete beginners onwards.
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.
The cost is £6 on a drop-in basis, and less if booking for the full Autumn term.
Bookings and Information
Friday, 15 June 2012
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
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Natural Way T’ai Chi & Qi Gong
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.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, the book is available in Kindle format from Amazon.
'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: