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Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master

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Publisher Comments:

Trevor Carolan studied tai chi, meditation, and traditional Chinese healing for twenty-three years under the guidance of the late Master Ng Ching-Por in Vancouver's Chinatown. Over his many years of practicing tai chi and learning from Ng Ching-Por, Carolan absorbed the wisdom that comes from studying so closely with a master teacher. Now he offers what the Japanese call "palm of the hand" tales: thirty brief chapters that explore the essential motivations that inspired him to adopt the path of tai chi and persevere in its practice. Among the subjects he addresses are the dynamics of Asian teacher-student relationships, contending with the competitive urges of oneself and others, the student's frustration at making little apparent progress, the humor and embarrassment often involved in cross-cultural learning exchanges, as well as more practical subjects, including the mechanics of breathing and Taoist and Buddhist meditation techniques. Carolan's easy mix of anecdote, insight, drawings, and teachings will appeal to novice and advanced tai chi enthusiasts alike.

Synopsis:

- The first personal account of a student-teacher relationship within the discipline of tai chi <BR>- Begins where how-to tai chi books leave off, exploring the experience of what it means to master slowly, over many years, a traditional Asian wisdom practice here in North America <BR>- Carolan's easy mix of anecdote, insight, and teachings will appeal to novice and advanced tai chi enthusiasts alike

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-247).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569244876
Subtitle:
Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master
Author:
Carolan, Trevor
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Martial Arts - Taichi
Subject:
Teacher-student relationships
Subject:
Tai Chi
Subject:
Tai chi - Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 115
Publication Date:
20030603
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , - The first personal account of a student-teacher relationship within the discipline of tai chi <BR>- Begins where how-to tai chi books leave off, exploring the experience of what it means to master slowly, over many years, a traditional Asian wisdom practice here in North America <BR>- Carolan's easy mix of anecdote, insight, and teachings will appeal to novice and advanced tai chi enthusiasts alike
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-247).
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