Eastern Thinking for a Western World
A Dialogue on Tai Chi with Master Arthur Rosenfeld by Tim Johnson.
Master Arthur Rosenfeld, in addition to being a world renowned author and authority on the spiritual dimensions of Eastern thinking for a Western world, was the first westerner to be ordained a monk at the Chun Yang (Pure Yang) Taoist monastery in Guangzhou, China in 2012.
In 2011 Master Rosenfeld was the recipient of the World Qigong Congress Tai Chi Master of the Year Award. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Action on Film Festival Maverick Award for outstanding contributions to martial arts in the media. Previous recipients of this award include Diana Lee Inosanto, John Savage, Talia Shire, and David Carradine.
“There’s a deep, quiet, abiding place in all of us which, wants not to be involved in what we call the ‘rat race’ or to feel what we call the stresses of modern life” – Master Arthur Rosenfeld
“’Wuji’ means ‘Emptiness, pregnant with infinite possibility’. …a ‘bodymind’ devoid of a plan but completely ready to respond to anything.” – Master Arthur Rosenfeld
“I think the spiritual bankruptcy of mainstream American culture has left many of us feeling disenfranchised.” – Master Arthur Rosenfeld
Join our dialog in which Master Rosenfeld describes his long journey through the world of martial arts and how he came to be the renound instructor and authority that he is today. Learn how Chen-Style Tai Chi was developed through the use of warfare weaponry such as the Guan Dao, and how it has evolved and continues to change to this day.
Learn about the benefits of Tai Chi practice and how keeping your own equilibrium stable can be an art of self defense against the toils of old age and disease.