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<br /> This website idea was conceived during the March 2008 Teacher Accreditation events in Ringwood, NJ. It was indicated that the T’ai Chi Chih community needs a media to promote local T’ai Chi Chih events and classes lead by T’ai Chi Chih accredited teachers, so that other practitioners will be able to join and enhance their practice with others. Through the courage from the teachers, this website now is exist.

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NJ: Jan 15 -19, 2014 T’ai Chi Chih® Intensive

T’ai Chi Chih® Intensive
January 15-19, 2014
St. Joseph’s by the Sea Spiritual Center
On the Beach at Mantoloking, NJ

*ENHANCING THE INTRINSIC ENERGY FLOW*

Led by Teacher Trainer, Pam Towne
Designed for teachers, teacher candidates and serious students

The focus of the Intensive will be on How to Move for the greatest flow of Chi
Flowing from the Center, Yinning & Yanging correctly, Moving with Softness

The heart of the Intensive will be refining & deepening your T’ai Chi Chih practice.

Teachers will also learn to develop a discerning eye for seeing what corrections students need, as well as knowing when they are ready for Teacher Accreditation…and when they are not.

Teacher Candidates will receive excellent preparation for the Teacher Accreditation course, and leave knowing what they still need to work on before attending accreditation.

Serious Students (who have practiced regularly for at least a year) will immerse themselves in T’ai Chi Chih, gaining a greater Chi flow and stronger understanding of this beneficial practice.

All will receive individual feedback.
Space is limited to 20 participants, so reserve your space now.
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Intensive begins Thursday, January 16 at 9:00 am. Plan to arrive Wednesday between 4:00 – 5:00pm
to check in and have dinner at 5:30 pm. There will be a get-acquainted activity in the evening. Thursday thru Saturday hours are 9am to 5:30 pm with a. lunch break and evening group activities. Sunday will be 9am to 12:00 pm with lunch at noon and departure by 1pm.

The fee for this four day course is still only $200

Lodging is on site at St. Joseph’s by the Sea, a lovely center with spectacular views of the ocean. This peaceful setting is ideal for immersing ourselves in TCC for four days. The low lodging cost of $380 includes 4 nights, single occupancy (Wednesday thru Saturday nights) and 12 meals (Wednesday supper thru Sunday lunch).

Download REGISTRATION FORM – Intensive (PDF) or REGISTRATION FORM – Intensive (docx).

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MN: Seijaku Courses (after conference) Aug 4-6

There are TWO COURSES in Seijaku being offered following conference (Aug 4-6, 2013 at the same location.

Detail info available on this document SEIJAKU Courses

  • Seijaku INTRODUCTORY course with Bill Moore – for ANYONE desiring to learn Seijaku or reviewing or refreshing their practice
  • Seijaku ACCREDITATION course with Pam Towne for TCC Teachers to become accredited to teach Seijaku, or Seijaku teachers to review/refresh.
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    MN: 2013 Tai Chi Chih Teachers Conference Aug 1- 4

    TEACHERS – REMEMBER THAT OUR SUMMER CONFERENCE IN COMING Aug 1- 4, 2013 in Minnesota!

    Please give this event EVERY CONSIDERATION in your summer planning. CONFERENCES ARE VITAL to the teaching life of every TCC Teacher and keep the community alive and thriving!

    WE NEED YOU THERE!
    (please see the TCC website, www.taichichih.org for information/registration).

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    PA: Fall Intensive Week Class Oct 21-25

    NEW INTENSIVE DATES for this year are for Oct 21-25, 2013 at a new retreat center in PA where we have never been. We are grateful to April Leffler for finding this facility and being willing to host the event.
    YOu can contact April for information.

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    In Memoriam: Justin Stone 1916 – 2012

    Dear fellow TCC Teachers and Students,

    We received the sad news today of the passing of Justin F. Stone, the Originator of the T’ai Chi Chih form. I greet each of you with a heavy heart at the death of a man who has given so much to the world. Justin led a very full life of 95 years, and left a great legacy to us as teachers and practitioners. We surely will miss Justin’s physical presence, his personal teachings, and guidance of the T’ai Chi Chih community.

    Justin was unconscious for the last 3 days or so. When he passed, several teachers were there with him, meditating and doing T’ai Chi Chih. They say Justin took his last breath, let it out, and peacefully passed on. This happened shortly after noon today at 12:45p.m. Albuquerque time.

    We, you and I, are the future that will enable Justin’s gift to be handed onto the next generation. One of my personal goals has been to include Justin and his words in all my communications, and I encourage you to do the same, as well as always refer to it as T’ai Chi Chih. Otherwise T’ai Chi Chih will simply be seen as another form of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, (which it is not). By being Accredited as T’ai Chi Chih teachers, we have proven our worthiness to continue to bring this form to the world so that everyone who wishes can have this moving meditation in their lives and experience the power of the Chi.

    Some of you have voiced your concern to me over the past year or so about the future of T’ai Chi Chih after Justin’s death. I want to put your heart and mind at ease by telling you there is no need to worry. You are Justin’s legacy and we will all continue his work. As he often said, “The jewel of T’ai Chi Chih is in its teachers”. As Justin requested, I will continue as Guide of the T’ai Chi Chih community, and I always welcome you to contact me any time at antoniatcc9@aol.com. Prior to accepting Justin’s request that I become Guide, I asked him specifically to detail the job of Guide. His response was concise: 1. Unite the Teachers; 2. Lead the Conferences; 3. Bring T’ai Chi Chih into the future. This has been my heart’s intention since accepting the job in October of 2003.

    In closing, I’d like to quote one of Justin’s statements, which I ask each of you to hold in your hearts and intentions as we move into the future: “…I can only see the future (of T’ai Chi Chih) as extremely bright, and I believe it will be accomplished by serious teachers.” You are those “serious teachers.” We do have an extremely bright future. Let’s move into it together, flowing softly, with joy and harmony.

    Wishing you peace and all good,
    Sr. Antonia Cooper, OSF
    Guide of T’ai Chi Chih and the Community

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    May 17-20 TCC Teachers Weekend

    Hope to see many of you at Lonnie’s for our annual Teachers Weekend May 17-20th! Contact Siobhan Hutchison OR Margery Erickson to register.

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    PA: May 8 – 13 Teacher Accreditation Week

    Teacher Accreditation Week with Pam Towne is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th thru Sunday May 13th in Aston, PA.

    Info and details and registration forms for candidates and auditing teachers are now available on the TCC website calendar.

    Teacher Accreditation and Registration Form
    Teacher Accreditation Referral Form

    The facility at Aston is quite nice. It looks to be a very successful event!

    Contact Daniel Pienciak

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    PA: Nov 4 – 6 Seijaku Teacher Accreditation

    NOV 4 – 6 SEIJAKU TEACHER ACCREDITATION
    W/Pam Towne
    Aston (Phila), PA
    INFO to be posted on TCC website soon

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    PA: Oct 28 – Nov 3 TCC Accreditation

    OCT/NOV TCC Teacher ACCREDITATION WEEK w/Pam Towne
    Oct 28 thru Nov 3rd (Fri eve arrival, Thurs afternoon departure)
    Aston (Phila), PA
    INFO to be posted on TCC website events calendar soon.
    Contact Daniel

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    PA: Sep 8 – 11, 2011 Prajna Retreat – Sandy McAlister

    A retreat with the theme: Prajna Retreat will be held:

    When: September 8 – 11, 2011
    Where: Philadelphia (Aston), PA
    Who teaches: Sandy McAlister
    Who hosts: April Leffle
    How to contact: e-mail lirpaleff@rcn.com or phone 610-532-6753

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