Archive for September 2010

Taiji and Qigong at the Smokestack   1 comment

“Plantation Days” celebration in Lahaina (Last years poster) Click image to enlarge

I’m going to be demonstrating Taiji and Qigong at this celebration.  This is looking like it’s going to be a fun time for the whole family on two nights in Lahaina.  Food, music, and Taiji….. Plus lots more; something for everyone.

I do a lot with the Wo Hing Temple in Lahaina as part of the Taoist tradition. My friend Busaba Yip Douglas is always a pleasant soul to work with and this time she has me doing a Taiji and qigong demo as well as a late night meditation session at this exciting event.

The event is for two days, Friday and Saturday October 22nd and 23rd.
I will be there from 5:00 PM until 10:00 both nights.  I usually just keep doing Taiji and qigong for three or four hours just to add some ambiance to the evening. I hope to see you there….

Activities at the Chinese Cultural Festival Area
FRIDAY OCT. 22
5pm – Chef Dean: Cooking Demo by UHMC
6pm – BLACKOUT ON ALL ACTIVITIES
7pm – Chinese Contribution to Hawaiian Plantation by Fawn Shang Hug (powerpoint)
8pm- Tai Chi – Qi Gong by Cory Williams

Ongoing activities/displays:
6-8pm:  Chinese knotting by Brenda Wong
Children’s Activities:  Chinese Fan Making, Dragon and Lion Hand Puppets, Chinese Lanterns
Chinese Lion Display
Chinese Contribution to Hawaiian Plantation Display
Wo Hing Display: Annual Cultural Festivals and Celebrations in Lahaina
Chinese Food and Ingredients Display
DVD presentation on Chinese History, Traditions, and Healing Arts
SATURDAY OCT. 23
4pm – 5pm Nien Gao Demonstration (Chinese New Year Rice Cake) by Teresa Zhang
6pm – 7pm Tai Chi -Qi Gong Demonstration by Cory Williams
7pm – 9pm Cooking Demonstrations by Chef Bobby Santos

On Going activities/displays:
6-8pm: Chinese Knotting by Brenda Wong
Children’s Activities:  Chinese Fan Making, Dragon and Lion Hand Puppets, Chinese Lanterns
Chinese Lion Display
Chinese Contribution to Hawaiian Plantation Display
Wo Hing Display: Annual Cultural Festivals and Celebrations in Lahaina
DVD presentation on Chinese History, Traditions, and Healing Arts
Chinese Food and Ingredients Display

Posted September 29, 2010 by The Maui Taoist in News and Events, Uncategorized

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Sifu Fong Ha here on Maui!   3 comments

Sifu Fong Ha comes from our lineage.... Starting his Taiji training from Master Dong's grandfather in 1953

Starting September 28th through October 10th Master Fong Ha will be here giving a workshop at Kamaole #3 Beach Park in Kihei.

He will not be here on the weekend of Oct. 2nd & 3rd

There is no charge! Just show up and learn…

6:00 AM   Standing and/or Sitting Meditation facing the Ocean, along the fence just above the beach about midway in KAM III (some folks have a hard time figuring out where they are)

7:00 AM Qigong & Taiji walking (easier for beginners)
8:00 AM  to 9:00 AM   Long Form Taiji

I recently discovered that he first learned Taiji from  Tung Ying Jieh (Master Dong’s grand father)  in 1953.  I will be there on Thursdays Sept 30th and Oct. 7th and Monday Oct. 4th and some mornings before my classes start elsewhere.

There is a link to his website on the “Taiji Facts” sidebar.

This is a rare opportunity to train with a living legend; I hope to see you there.

Fong Ha (510)524-4728  email:fongha@fongha.com

Posted September 17, 2010 by The Maui Taoist in News and Events, Uncategorized

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