the six ◦ Healing Sounds ◦ of CHI KUNG

SOUNDS can be integral to CHI KUNG/TAO YIN, especially as part of a healing regimen. They act by bringing an absolute focus to the moment at hand, bearing an intimate association to the organ they each are paired with in both a physiological and sympathetic sense. Where physical, emotional, or spiritual dullness may be occurring, their agency is of release, of restorative balance, of light. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, they may effect a continuity between the healing we are cultivating in ourselves and the healing we seek to promote in our immediate and wider society.

Sound, as a natural phenomenon of our world, is and has been in all places and times pre-existing of our current state of Human∙Being; it is our task through practice, repetition, with joy in creating it ourselves, to bond intrinsically with the elemental forces that surround us, of season, sun and moon, time and tide, and with the mysteries that therein lie.

ORGAN ELEMENT SOUND PITCH SEASON
TRIPLE BURNER San Jiao
AboveBelowBetween
SSiii Mid Five Seasons
LUNGS Metal ZZzzz High Autumn
HEART Fire HO (short)
HHrrr (sustained)
Low Summer
KIDNEYS Water CHWiii Mid Winter
LIVER Wood SHrrr Mid Spring
SPLEEN Earth WHooo Mid to Low Late Summer

In the main, and for our purposes, the sounds are made on a sustained pitch paired with a posture of our CHI KUNG. They may also be chanted rhythmically – although in that practice the order would be different than given here.

They may also be fired, canon-like, as a loud and abrupt exhortation, acting then as a talisman of self-protection in situations of challenge or perceived danger: HO!

©January 2023

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Study Days, Films, Retreats etc… & the tim’studio picnic

enter…

THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2024

WEEKEND TEACHING
at
The Foundry

T I M O T H Y  H A T T O N  A R C H I T E C T S
(It should be noted that The Foundry is an entirely private working premises)

SATURDAY MAY 4th
&
SUNDAY MAY 5th

 

TAI CHI FORM REVIEW

CHI KUNG TAOYIN
&

MEDITATIONS
All that you are is contained herein.

FOR FULL DETAILS of WEEKEND STUDY DAYS & MORE
KEEP SCROLLING DOWN, and down…


NEW! NEW! NEW!

◦ LUCCA Italy ◦ April 6th – 10th 2024 ◦

“Following the success of our Autumn CHI KUNG retreat in 2022, I have again been invited by Jane Parkinson of Tuscany Arts & Healing to lead these few days, tucked away at Villa Boccella in the wooded hills of nearby Lucca.
For – The Wonderful Way of TAI CHI – I will be teaching a short but complete Thirteen Element Form in the Yang family tradition, concentrating on archetypes and principles of practice together with underpinning meditations.
The retreat will be suitable and open to all but of particular interest, I hope, to those with some experience, who will surely gain by this opportunity to deepen their practice in such a setting. Wonderful indeed!”

HAS NOW HAPPENED!

THIS RETREAT HAS NOW HAPPENED WITH DETAILS REMAINING HERE AS AN EXAMPLE ONLY, AND WITH THE SINCERE HOPE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER A SIMILAR EVENT IN THE FUTURE.

6th to 10th APRIL
2024
SPRING IN TUSCANY
◦ ◦ ◦
RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
VILLA BOCCELLA
LUCCA
 ◦ ◦ ◦ THE WONDERFUL WAY
of
TAI CHI
◦ ◦ ◦
TARIFF En suite SINGLE ROOM En suite TWIN ROOM
FULL PRICE  €/£ €1,190 / £1,020 €990 / £850
EARLY BIRD €/£
(*Discount Price has now expired.)
€1,060 / £910 €890 / £765

LINKS FOR FUTURE USE AND NEWS
Email Jane Parkinson: here >>> 
Visit Retreat & Course Information Page: here >>>
Visit Villa Boccella: here>>>
View Dependance accommodation: here >>>


FILMS!

CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR SOOTHING, CALM FILMS
(HIGHEST NUMBER IS MOST RECENT)

  FROM THE SOLACE GARDEN  
19. TURN & RETURN
 
18. FORMS IN STABILITY

 
17. FROM THE SOLACE STUDY 16. SNOWFALL TAI CHI  15. COLD-AIR PRACTICE
14. RAISING COMPASSION 11. MEDITATIONS / FOURTH 10. MEDITATIONS / THIRD 
9. MEDITATIONS / SECOND
8. MEDITATIONS / FIRST 7. SILK
 
6. WALKING

5. STANDING 4. SWINGS
3. TEA & CHI KUNG
2. MOON POND REFLECTIONS 1. FROM THE SOLACE GARDEN

STUDY DAYS
WEEKEND TEACHING
at
T H E  F O U N D R Y
1 Adelaide Grove W12 0JU

SCHEDULED WEEKEND EVENTS 2023/4
NEW!
(events in GREEN have now happened)

UK LONDON
WEEKENDS
SATURDAY
2.00 to 5.00
SUNDAY
12.00 to 4.30
January 2024
13th & 14th

TAI CHI
FORM REVIEW 

CHI KUNG TAOYIN &
TAI CHI MEDITATIONS
(12.00 to 1.00 & 2.00 to 4.30)
March
9th & 10th

TAI CHI
FORM REVIEW

CHI KUNG TAOYIN &
TAI CHI MEDITATIONS 
(12.00 to 1.00 & 2.00 to 4.30)
May
4th & 5th

TAI CHI
FORM REVIEW

CHI KUNG TAOYIN &
TAI CHI MEDITATIONS
(12.00 to 1.00 & 2.00 to 4.30)


DETAILS

SATURDAY MAY 4th 2.00 to 5.00

TAI CHI FORM REVIEW

An afternoon to practise and review Tai Chi Form, with appropriate exercises to test for correct internal alignment and the expression of inherent soft chi, as time permits. Opportunity will be given to practising all three parts of the Long Form.
There will also be suitable periods for reflection, to take notes and ask questions, with tea provided.

SUNDAY MAY 5th 12.00 to 4.30
CHI KUNG TAOYIN / WALKING & STANDING
&

MEDITATIONS
All that you are is contained herein.

12.00 to 1.00: CHI KUNG TAOYIN / WALKING & STANDING ◦ A review and revision.
2.00 to 4.30: MEDITATIONS To be with yourself in the company of others. Form as meditation, with guidance and practicality as to how to make it so using brief passages of repetition/time/and a shifting compass.
Suitable periods for rest and reflection, with tea provided, will complete our afternoon/and weekend together.

Register your interest and reserve your places NOW.

Please use this email to let us know your wish to attend each event, and/or to sign-up for the Newsletter.
In reply you will receive a return email confirming your place together with any other relevant details or information.
TREASURE@TIMSTUDIO.CO.UK

Thank you.

Fees for either the Saturday or Sunday: £45.00
To attend on both days the fee is discounted at: £75.00
Please bring soft loose clothing and flat-soled slippers or shoes to wear for the practice. And if you have a cushion/rug etc for the sitting meditation on Sunday afternoon, then please do bring those along too.

It should be noted that The Foundry is the entirely private and working premises of
T I M O T H Y  H A T T O N  A R C H I T E C T S

Details of travel to Adelaide Grove (Uxbridge Road) can easily be found using online maps, with public transport of both buses and underground stopping reasonably nearby. If coming by car, unrestricted parking within designated parking bays is available on the Grove or nearby roads on Saturdays and Sundays all day. Bicycles should be secured at your own discretion.

Treasures of Tao
at the British Museum.

There is no charge at entry or for the tour with Tim of the Chinese galleries
Afternoon Tea in the Great Court Restaurant following-on will be in the region of £10.00.
(These visits to resume in 2024.)

STUDY DAYS into a particular subject, such as TAI CHI WEAPONS, CHI KUNG or PUSH HANDS, are an irregular feast, and as such will be promoted here, as they occur. Retreats and Study Trips, will generally speaking have a MEDITATION TRAINING element running alongside FORM teaching. These events are individually priced as they appear, with the exception of…

… the tim’studio picnic, taking place annually on the last Saturday of July and which is £££ FREE!

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2022: On closing the physical studio

On Saturday July 23rd 2022 we held our final group classes in the Park Street studio space where we had been gathering through almost every week of every year since 1997, the only break being in the days and months of the Covid-19 exclusions of 2020/21.

Here are the sentences I wrote to accompany our last few hours, read out at the small party we held to mark the occasion.

How deep and sustained the privilege, how profoundly felt, how consistently manifest the experience, and how far we have come… We have been travellers in a room whose Heaven and Earth has conjured into being a studio dazzling in possibilities, of sympathetic practice, of knowing and unknowing and knowing again, yet all by seeming happenstance in guiding us along the many ways of Tao 道 in Continuity.

‘And now… the farewell hours are upon us at last, after twenty-five years. Of the many things I have learned in running classes throughout this time – this generation of time – one would be that by taking practical daily steps, in having an on-going framework, we allow for things both creative and receptive, the very balance of YinYang 陰陽 to have their compass and locus of happening. Likewise, and by their nature, endings and beginnings are horizons of practicality – as we will arrive, so we will depart – acting as an embrace, tender to our learning, our personal history, our friendships… And as much as we may plan for their coming and going, they too will have their instances and spontaneity of happening.


So, now that the physical studio is closed we must find our way in making our practice differently, in different ways and in different places according to our own time and measure.
It is my firm intention to continue teaching; it is my expectation to be able to offer London-based weekend teaching on a semi-regular basis every six to eight weeks. This is likely to be a mixture of group and/or private classes, or workshops on a particular element of my overall syllabus. In addition I will be hoping to lead further residential courses abroad and at home, and depending on circumstances to offer individually tailored and personal retreats in a countryside setting: Come away to be well, and still.

For information regarding this teaching, to keep in touch and/or sign up for the Newsletter, please use the email:

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