What we're about

This is a group for exploring the ways in which the Daodejing (Laozi) can be put into practice. Laozi’s non-aggression (wuwei) and spontaneity (ziran) are part of Daoist Meditations like "Sitting-Forgetting" & "The Golden Elixir" which are part of Chinese Opera, which uses Daoyin (the Yoga of emptying and opening) to create a circus of animal and human expression, the goal of which is to free our body from our story. This is the milieu that spawned the creation of expressive Internal martial arts like Tai Chi & Baguazhang. Let's create a new milieu based in the exploration of these deep traditions.

Upcoming events (5+)

Push Hands

South Boulder Recreation Center

Push hands was developed by Daoist Actor-Acrobats as a parlor game to get their gentry hosts to laugh and blush. It is an expression of the Daoist idea of Wuwei, Non-Aggression, and Doing without Doing. It was invented by an actor playing the role of the Immortal Zhang Sanfeng, a trickster, who was a teacher of the meditation technique known as The Golden Elixir, and was known for reversing everything, and flipping ideas on their head. Thus, Push Hands is a comic 'fighting game' in Slow-Motion which uses No-Force. It is a game that allows people to play with 4 ideas: counter-balance, emptiness, whole-body-unity, and effortlessness, all of which come from cultivating The Golden Elixir (Meditation). With a little coaching most people quickly learn to give up on "goat power" and seek the top secret illusions and magic tricks that make this a super-fun way to meet people. The ultimate goal of the game is to make your partners stronger, smarter, richer, funnier and better-looking. No experience necessary.

Push Hands

South Boulder Recreation Center

Push hands was developed by Daoist Actor-Acrobats as a parlor game to get their gentry hosts to laugh and blush. It is an expression of the Daoist idea of Wuwei, Non-Aggression, and Doing without Doing. It was invented by an actor playing the role of the Immortal Zhang Sanfeng, a trickster, who was a teacher of the meditation technique known as The Golden Elixir, and was known for reversing everything, and flipping ideas on their head. Thus, Push Hands is a comic 'fighting game' in Slow-Motion which uses No-Force. It is a game that allows people to play with 4 ideas: counter-balance, emptiness, whole-body-unity, and effortlessness, all of which come from cultivating The Golden Elixir (Meditation). With a little coaching most people quickly learn to give up on "goat power" and seek the top secret illusions and magic tricks that make this a super-fun way to meet people. The ultimate goal of the game is to make your partners stronger, smarter, richer, funnier and better-looking. No experience necessary.

Push Hands

South Boulder Recreation Center

Push hands was developed by Daoist Actor-Acrobats as a parlor game to get their gentry hosts to laugh and blush. It is an expression of the Daoist idea of Wuwei, Non-Aggression, and Doing without Doing. It was invented by an actor playing the role of the Immortal Zhang Sanfeng, a trickster, who was a teacher of the meditation technique known as The Golden Elixir, and was known for reversing everything, and flipping ideas on their head. Thus, Push Hands is a comic 'fighting game' in Slow-Motion which uses No-Force. It is a game that allows people to play with 4 ideas: counter-balance, emptiness, whole-body-unity, and effortlessness, all of which come from cultivating The Golden Elixir (Meditation). With a little coaching most people quickly learn to give up on "goat power" and seek the top secret illusions and magic tricks that make this a super-fun way to meet people. The ultimate goal of the game is to make your partners stronger, smarter, richer, funnier and better-looking. No experience necessary.

Push Hands

South Boulder Recreation Center

Push hands was developed by Daoist Actor-Acrobats as a parlor game to get their gentry hosts to laugh and blush. It is an expression of the Daoist idea of Wuwei, Non-Aggression, and Doing without Doing. It was invented by an actor playing the role of the Immortal Zhang Sanfeng, a trickster, who was a teacher of the meditation technique known as The Golden Elixir, and was known for reversing everything, and flipping ideas on their head. Thus, Push Hands is a comic 'fighting game' in Slow-Motion which uses No-Force. It is a game that allows people to play with 4 ideas: counter-balance, emptiness, whole-body-unity, and effortlessness, all of which come from cultivating The Golden Elixir (Meditation). With a little coaching most people quickly learn to give up on "goat power" and seek the top secret illusions and magic tricks that make this a super-fun way to meet people. The ultimate goal of the game is to make your partners stronger, smarter, richer, funnier and better-looking. No experience necessary.

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Push Hands

South Boulder Recreation Center

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