The Tallahassee Chan Center plans to host a series of single topic presentations in January and February on how Chan principles apply to various health-oriented activities of our lives: nutrition, exercise and different forms of spiritually nourishing self-expression. People often resolve, at the start of a new year, to pay greater attention to their physical, emotional and spiritual health and this series of presentations is intended to support sharing our experiences and knowledge with others.
Our bodies are the form through which we experience and operate in the world, the concrete functioning of our mind. We need to take responsibility for the body and maintain it in a reasonable state of health just as we take responsibility for the mind through the practice of Chan meditation and cultivation.
Please see our listing of events below, with free registration. Guo Gu will give the overall introduction to the program on January 18th.
Title: Mindfulness of Mind, Body and Breath
When: Monday, Jan. 18, 7:30pm EST
Space required: An area about 5′ x 5′
Equipment: No equipment needed.
Dewaine Rester, a long-time student of Guo Gu, will demonstrate the 8 form moving meditation, a traditional kata called San Chin, and sitting yoga.
Title: Meditation and Dance
When: Monday, Jan. 25, 7:30pm EST
Requisites: Access to good sound production (such as ear buds, wireless headphones, or at least good amplification on your Zoom device). Space to dance.
Sandra Fiegehen, Vice President of the Tallahassee Chan Center, will demonstrate the intersection of her Chan practice and the expression of dance.
Title: Gentle Yoga
When: Monday, Feb. 1, 7:30pm EST
Requisites: Students need to make space for movement and have on hand a chair and a blanket.
Shana Anderson, licensed Yoga instructor, has previously taught classes for the Tallahassee Chan Center. She will lead an online Zoom session on a gentle hatha yoga flow.
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