Tai Chi

For regular weekly events including meditation, yoga and sangha events, see our Weekly Drop-in page

The practices that are known as Tai chi (or Taiji) evolved in China as a form of martial art. In the west today they may be practised either as a martial art, or as a way of maintaining physical coordination & flexibility as well as internal health. Both approaches have significant and well-researched health benefits even at an introductory level.  An analysis of health benefits can be found on the website www.taichiwalking.com

Tai chi literally translates as ‘the supreme ultimate’ and can be considered a subset of the more general range of Chinese exercises called Qigong (which itself can be translated as ‘energy or life force cultivation’).

Two variations of the Cheng Man-Ching's Yang style short form are taught at the Centre, and all sessions end with a short period of meditation. All our teachers are teacher members of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) and Allan Cunningham teach from a martial arts perspective. 

To book send a £20 deposit, with a booking form or a note including your contact details. Cheques should be payable to the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please book early as spaces are very limited for tai chi courses.

Tai Chi with Susanne Lin Jensen

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:15

An eight week course starting Thursday 31st August running from 16.00 to 17.15 pm. Learn a series of 37 steps in the Yang style of Tai Chi to help mind-body co-ordination.  The moves are easy to learn and can be done by people of all ages and abilities.. The class is taken by Susanne Lin Jensen, a teacher of Dragon Spring Taiji School.

Qigong with Susanne Lin Jensen

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00

An eight week course starting  1st September running from 16.00 to 17.00 pm. Learn a series of 18 gentle movements to help mind-body co-ordination. This sequence is known as Taijiqigong as it has the soft flowing quality of Taijiquan and the health benefits of Qigong. The moves are easy to learn and can be done by people of all ages and abilities.. The class is taken by Susanne Lin Jensen, a teacher of Dragon Spring Taiji School.

Tai Chi & Meditation with Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) & Allan Cunningham

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00

Bodhiccha and Allan are both pupils of Wee Kee Jin and are certified instructors of the School of Central Equilibrium founded by him. This school teaches the Yang style short form of Cheng Man-Ching, as developed by Master Huang of Malaysia. Master Huang developed the form as a martial art and brought into it some elements of White Crane karate, but the form as we teach it remains close to that taught by Cheng Man-Ching.

Master Huang also devised the five primary loosening exercises which we use as a form of chi gung. There is an emphasis on stability and precision in the form and...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 17:45 to 18:45

Pete has been practising Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2009.  He initially studied Yang style long form under Alistair Sutherland and then latterly studied the short form under Tom Williams.  Pete is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

The class caters for beginners & regulars and includes instruction in the Yang short form, Qigong (energy cultivation) and a short meditation.  The focus of the class is health and well-being.

Beginners and Regulars
This is a 8 week course, beginning Fri...