About the Taiji /Taichi Tao System. Also called “Temple Style”.
The “Taichi Tao” approach comes from the mountain monks (Shan Ren) and is often nicknamed “Temple-Style Taichi”.
But Master Liao prefers not to label it, and generally just calls it Taichi moving meditation.
The Taichi Tao path is a path of going back to the origin, of investigation into the Self, and reconnection to one’s deeper nature.
About Master Waysun Liao
Master Waysun Liao studied from an old wandering Taoist monk in a Tao Temple and monastery in his native Taiwan, since he was a child. So as you can imagine, his teachings are highly focused on meditation and on the work of the spirit.
In 1971, he founded one of the oldest Taichi centres in North America, the Taichi Tao Center, in Chicago.
"Taiji Tao System", or "Temple Style Taiji"
For about 11 years I've been training in what is sometimes called the Taichi Tao System, from Master Waysun Liao, also nicknamed "Temple Style Taichi".
But as Master Liao always says, it's just Taichi :).
The Taichi path is a path of going back to the origin, of investigation into the Self, reconnection to one's deeper nature.
Master Waysun Liao studied from an old wandering Taoist monk in a Tao Temple and monastery in his native Taiwan, since he was a child. So the method is focused on meditation.
Amongs other things, he teaches using Single Form style or “Dan Tsou” style practice, which breaks down each movement of the long form into smaller motions that we can practice repetitively in a cyclic manner. Allowing us to relax and focus on Qi Awareness and Qi Flow, and to refine and cultivate the internal dimensions more.
Taiji Tao Retreats with Sarah/Fong Yi
Sarah Tulivu, or Fong Yi, has trained in meditation for the past 13 years. About six of those years were passed living full-time as a monk in a Tao Temple and monastery, training in the Taichi Tao System, also called Temple Style Taichi, from Taiwanese Master, Waysun Liao.
In 2019 she was advised by Master Waysun Liao and Master Chang to leave the Temple and learn how to carry the meditation practice into everyday life and share it with those interested.
While still in training herself, she is now sharing the practice with others, in retreats and online.
We also keep in touch through a WhatsApp group and a Facebook Group.
Also, you can find Master Liao’s videos HERE.
Less is more
Sessions are for all levels, and we will be focusing mostly on foundations. I have found that working with foundations is actually a very advanced practice.
Foundations are what hold up everything, it’s where we can work with the core causes of our current condition.
Learning how to listen
We will continuously come back to the quality of one’s attention. While applying that work on the forms, body openings, etc.
Through the practice, we will accompany ourselves into a quieter more aware space, learning how to pay attention, how to feel ourselves, and gradually learning how to stay open and present in and with what arises. To ourselves, our hearts, the other, and life around us.