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100s of Cities, in over 80 nations -- World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY 2015
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
ONLY 43 DAYS UNTIL WTCQD 2015
WHY a World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?
Educating millions via our organizing mass Tai Chi & Qigong events on the same day worldwide in over 80 nations translates into the amazing expansion of Tai Chi and Qigong into healthcare, education, penal rehab., corporate wellness, etc. that will translate into billions of dollars in saved future health costs, social costs, and personal suffering. That in itself is reason to support this global annual phenomenon.
However, Japanese NHK Television recently broadcast a profound interview with renowned Japanese artist and designer, Susumu Shingu, a visionary who incorporates wind sensitive home design art with functional green sustainable wind energy generation.
Below is an excerpt from this interview. Mr. Shingu's project is called "Breathing Earth." As you know, the official motto of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day is "One World ... One Breath."
As you read Mr. Shingu's words, if you replace the word "wind" with the word "Qi," his words paint a breathtakingly beautiful image of why we work to organize World Tai Chi & Qigong Day."
The power of Qi, life energy ...
"I made the wind my theme many years ago. Literature and various art forms face barriers of language and culture. But wind is universal. It can be a means of communication that everyone on planet Earth can share. Wind transcends national boundaries, because it blows freely across the globe.
The boundaries people established to define societies and countries and so on lie at the heart of all conflict. By transcending such boundaries, wind has the power to unite people as members of one planet wide community. I believe that wind can become a medium of trust. Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but that's the way I feel about the power of the wind.
-- Susumu Shingu, visionary artist and designer,|
NHK Television, March 11, 2015
And that is how we feel about the power of Qi--it flows through all human beings regardless of where they are.
-- Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas
WHY Support Our Work on World Tai Chi & Qigong Day?
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day supporters,
If you take the few minutes to simply click on "all of the links" in the lower 3 paragraphs ... it will blow your mind what Angela and I have accomplished with your help in organizing this amazing profound global happening year after year--that has spread to 80 countries. Again, please just take a few moments to click through ALL of the links below, and you will be stunned at the amount of support we have created to support the work of Tai Chi and Qigong teachers, organizations, and enthusiasts worldwide ... to help you share the joy and benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong within your community, and throughout the world
... and particularly all teachers worldwide should know that our effort's #1 priority--each and every single page of the hundreds of WorldTaiChiDay.org or WorldQigongDay.org website pages have "Schools Directory and Events Directory" on our menu on the left side of homepage, and on the right side of all other pages. Our website and our office has promoted teachers worldwide, connecting over one-million of our readers to local teacher's contact info. In fact, in our book, we have an Appendix A that directs readers to our website directory so they can find local teachers easily--which is free to any teacher worldwide.
We offer TIPS, TERMS, and other content, and all the pages drive readers to Tai Chi & Qigong Teachers worldwide who list for free in our School/Event Directories. Again, if you click on the below text links you'll get a tiny taste of the voluminous free resources and services we created to support the global Tai Chi and Qigong community--no fees, no dues.
w/ "One World ... One Breath" in 34 languages on back
You'll be amazed at what we have done to expand health, healing and to promote teachers of all styles, worldwide:
Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts worldwide have credited our work as profoundly expanding awareness of Tai Chi and Qigong, and their local classes. At WorldTaiChiDay.org, we offer global media work, and global organizing ... all designed to provide free tools to enthusiasts worldwide to spread Tai Chi and Qigong ... to create a healthier, calmer and more peaceable world, as well as hundreds of pages of FREE resources ... FREE multi-lingual weekly newsletters ... FREE School's Directory promoting teachers worldwide--AND IT IS ALL a FREE SERVICE.
Your purchase of our beautiful Official T-Shirts supports this continuous effort of educational healing work--work that benefits everyone involved, as well as the world at large. We collected medical research on Tai Chi that has enabled the expansion of Tai Chi and Qigong into major health institutions worldwide, into educational facilities, corporate wellness, and penal rehabilitation all over the globe--as evidenced by the reports we publish in the WorldTaiChiDay.org Ezine Newsletters from Tai Chi, Qigong, and healthcare professionals worldwide. We have empowered Tai Chi and Qigong teachers worldwide to gain official recognition and proclamations from their local, state, and national government agencies--which educate the public about Tai Chi and Qigong's benefits.
This special newsletter, is to alert you that you can still get the discount prices on Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts at current discounts
, before they go up on March 16 ... and also how YOU can enter the Official T-Shirt 2015 PHOTO CONTEST!
Our office staff is small--me and Angie :-)
We appreciate you ordering early, and it also gives you a better discount. As volumes decrease and time hastens, the costs increase. And we can't afford to carry a large inventory in fear of overload with unsold inventory.
T-Shirt prices were set to increase on March 15th, but we are extending that to March 16th, in case any groups meeting over the weekend might want to pull a Group Order together, because you get HUGE discounts on Group Orders!
On this day ... we are indeed ...
One World ... One Breath
... and that is indeed a healthy vision for the world to experience.
We'd like to grow this event, do mass media, etc. Your purchase of our Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts helps promote this vision ... creating a calmer, clearer and more peaceful planet.
For those new to our work:
Why support the work of WorldTaiChiDay.org and our organizing of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day each year?
While we could explain how Angie and I have invested thousands of dollars into international mass media campaigns promoting teachers and groups and helping them garner attention from media including the BBC TV, AP TV, CNN, FOX, etc. and how we engaged government agencies worldwide to support local Tai Chi and Qigong groups & awareness ... HOWEVER, it will probably be more meaningful to ...
WTCQD Founder has trained Tai Chi and Qigong enthusiasts
of the profound medical research on Tai Chi and Qigong.
Just let Tai Chi and Qigong teachers from around the world explain the value of what we do at WorldTaiChiDay.org:
I hope you receive lots of feedback about the immense value of the work you and Angela are doing - spreading the word re. the health benefits of these ancient, easy-to-do practices, which have low/no cost and no adverse side effects. The world needs tai chi and qigong right now. And for those of us labouring to set up new classes, encourage new students and change entrenched minds, WTCQD gives us strength, to know we are not alone. :-)
Thanks again, and I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and thank you in person sometime soon.
All the best,
Kele, thank you so much for acknowledging the value of our work, and for doing what you are doing to contribute to the health & healing of your community, nation, and ultimately our world. Angie and I have dedicated our lives to this because we believe in what people like you are doing all over our beautiful precious planet. It is our greatest pride to honor your important work in all the ways we can via WorldTaiChiDay.org and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day organizing since 1999.
Yours in Qi,
Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Scroll down for testimonials from Tai Chi and Qigong organizations and teachers worldwide about the value of WorldTaiChiDay.org's ongoing global organizing and educational efforts.
HARVARD ON WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY
"A reflection of how successful the invasion of [of tai chi] has been is World Tai Chi Day, organized by Bill Douglas. One of the purposes of this day is "to bring people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries, to join together for the purpose of health and healing, providing an example to the world." Millions of people around the world- 65 nations participated ... gather one day each year to celebrate the health and healing benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong."
-- Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi
JOIN IN ON THE OFFICIAL WTCQD T-SHIRT PHOTO CONTEST!
You only need one Official T-Shirt to enter the Photo Contest. Our 3 Grand Prize Packages are now up to hundreds of dollars in value of Tai Chi and Qigong instructional related products. Because of so many generous donations from some of the world's TOP TAI CHI AND QIGONG DVD and Book creators
Thank you Michael J. Gleb, Dr. Paul Lam, and Maureen Miller for contributing to the growing Official T-Shirt Photo Contest Prize Packages!
... we are now adding prizes to a 2nd tier of Runner Up Prizes!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL
T-SHIRT PHOTO CONTEST:
Again, you only need one official t-shirt to enter. We are seeking one close up intimate photo of a person doing Tai Chi or Qigong at your WTCQD 2015 event. The Official WTCQD T-Shirt images should be in full view, but the photo should show the person's facial features as well. Again we want an intimate photo (high res, and in focus :-)
The 2nd photo, should be of a wide angle of the crowd doing Tai Chi and/or Qigong together at your 2015 WTCQD event. Now, your crowd photos CAN BE FROM PAST WTCQD EVENTS, but the 1st photo, the close up of the t-shirt must be with a 2015 WTCQD Official T-Shirt.
Then email, ONLY TWO PHOTOS, to firstname.lastname@example.org after your WTCQD 2015 event. It will take us weeks or maybe a couple of months to go through all the photos, so PLEASE, just send the 2 photos with "Official WTCQD T-Shirt Photo Contest" in the Subj. line.
1 Photo must be 2015 event: Close up of upper-body and face, with "2015" WTCQD Official T-Shirt on
2nd Photo: Group shot of the same city's WTCQD event. This 2nd photo can be one of this year'sWTCQD event, or of a past year's event.
SEE 6 GROWING PRIZE PACKAGES BELOW!
As always, we look forward to seeing your amazing photos and youtube videos from all around our precious planet, as the global Tai Chi and Qigong family once again comes together to promote health & healing worldwide.
Yours in Qi,
Bill & Angela WongDouglas,
Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day