4/3/2020 - Online Events: Mon/Thurs Meditation on Zoom

Monday and Thursday meditation will now be held online using Zoom led by Bhante Sutadhara.

Please be sure to install zoom on your device at least 15 minutes before meeting. For computers: https://zoom.us/signup, for devices use the appropriate install tool (AppStore, PlayStore, etc.)

The free version of Zoom limits meetings to 40 minutes which is why we have scheduled two separate meetings. They will use the same meeting ID but you will have to join each meeting separately. We have scheduled them with a 5 minute break between the first and the second. Click the links below to join the meetings.

Mondays

TIBC Sangha Chanting 7:00pm to 7:40pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9703029535
Meeting ID: 970 302 9535

TIBC Sangha Meditation 7:45pm to 8:25pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9703029535
Meeting ID: 970 302 9535

Thursdays

TIBC Sangha Meditation 7:00pm to 7:40pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9703029535
Meeting ID: 970 302 9535

TIBC Sangha Dhammapada Discussion 7:45pm to 8:25pm
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9703029535
Meeting ID: 970 302 9535

3/13/2020 - In-Person Classes Suspended

We have suspended Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in-person classes until further notice, to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Further information:

Jan 15, 2012

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Tai Chi, Mon/Tue/Thu

Tai Chi Classes

Mondays 5:45-6:45pm with Maki Guelcher
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm with Judy Scott
Thursdays 5:45pm – 6:45pm with Maki Guelcher

Tai Chi + Meditation Class:

Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:30PM at TIBC (Next Door to Main Temple) with Maki Guelcher

What is Tai Chi?

Tai chi is often called “moving meditation,” but those who practice it consistently often refer to it as “moving medication.” Tai chi is a great mindful exercise.

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese martial art that has been practiced over centuries for self-development. This practice connects the mind, the sprit and your body.

Tai chi is comprised of a sequence of slow movements that gracefully flow from one to another. These movements are low impact on your body, but continued practicing tones the muscles and helps improve your balance. Likewise, slow movements increase consciousness of your own breathing and of your body movements which leads to relaxation of the mind and relief of stress. Tai chi practice leads to other great benefits; such as, gaining flexibility, improving posture, circulation, sleep quality, digestive system, hormonal balance and your blood pressure (Click for a deeper discussion of Tai chi’s benefits).

About Our Instructors

Our instructor, Maki Fujisaki Guelcher, has trained in multiple Asian martial arts for many years. She has devoted herself to practicing both Tai chi and Qigong (harnessing of the “energy that fills the universe”). She marries both arts together to help her students develop themselves and improve their well-being.

Daily Tai chi practice leads to the practitioner being centered physically and mentally. Our class begins with Qigong warm-up and stretch, and then moves to the 16-movements of Tai chi, which has been developed with beginners specifically in mind. For more information, please contact Maki at mazen.taichi@gmail.com.

For details on Judy Scott’s Tai Chi class, please call 805-650-4826.