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from the transcriptions of his early years of teaching with Alan Watts at Esalen. You are invited to discover and explore the magic of tai ji and living your own Tao: The Watercourse Way of the Dance of Life.


To work with Huang is to learn to move with wind and water—not only in the tai ji exercises, but also in the course of everyday life. In going with the Watercourse Way, he is as fresh as the mountain streams and as deep and powerful as the Yangtze River. Chungliang woos and beguiles his students instead of forcing them. This is the mark of a truly superior teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants.


–Alan Watts. CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113.


Chungliang Al Huang teaches Tai Ji philosophy, East/West synthesis, and the art of movement medi- tation. He is the founder-president of the Living Tao Foundation and director of Lan Ting Institute in the Sacred Mountains of China.


Reclaiming Your Authentic Self Anne Watts


Have you ever found yourself thinking you want one thing but doing something else? The thing you’re doing comes from the inner child. What, exactly, is the inner child? It has many names: the authentic self, natural child, creative energy, or inner place of knowing. The inner child works differently in each of us. We are often out of touch with this part of ourselves, yet it is the part that runs our lives.


with the knowledge of permaculture teachers and mentors from around the globe, make this one of the most comprehensive teacher train- ings available.


Kat Steele is a permaculture activist, designer, and educator. Founder of the Urban Permaculture Guild, she facilitates workshops on sustainability, permacul- ture, and eco-literacy. Her focus has been urban eco- social design, city repair, and the power of placemak- ing. Kat presently leads the Growing Beyond Green Sustainability Initiative at Esalen. www.esalen.org/info/sustainability.html.


Michael Kramer made a lifelong commitment to personal and global sustainability. He has co-devel- oped permaculture teacher training curricula, is an accredited investment fiduciary, and managing part- ner at Natural Investments LLC. He won a B-Corp


award and started a chapter of BALLE Network in Hawaii. www.naturalinvesting.com.


Week of November 25–30


Essential Practice from the Esalen Tai Ji Deck Chungliang Al Huang


Esalen elder Chungliang Al Huang has taught Living Tao philosophy on the Esalen deck for nearly five decades. This weekend will be dedi- cated to bringing the most essential gems of Chungliang’s teaching from his perennial Tai Ji classic, Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essence of Tai Ji, published thirty-seven years ago


This workshop is for people who want to experi- ence more joy and personal potency in their lives. In a safe and loving environment, you will have the opportunity to tell your own story and hear the stories of others, receive and give appropriate, healing touch, and reclaim and affirm the safety of your own body. You will also uncover core beliefs that hold you back, move through fear, and learn techniques for safely releasing anger and sadness. Additionally, through the use of visualization techniques, drawing, and dynamic sculpting, you will dis- cover your inner child and your inner nurturing parent, and create the opportunity to see your internal family images from new and different perspectives. The partnership you establish between the inner child and parent will enable you to live your life with a new level of potency, peace, and joy. For more information about Anne and her work, please see www.annewatts.com.


Leader bio on page 61. 89


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