Guidance and Silence: Teacher A-Hai, the founder of Möbius Strip Theatre, used to be actor and director and had worked in Utheatre for nine years. With years of practices, he has excellent body flexibility and thinks one has to learn arts through practices like breathing, meditating and calming. In 1999, A-Hai met Zhi De when he offered help in the 921 earthquake. He had benefited greatly by participating in the Tea Zen and 5Q courses in Open Yourself, and thus, he returned to teach two Slow Living, Soul Calming courses: Extraordinary Guidance and Listening to Silence. The former starts with relaxing your body by the guidance of tai chi and mind-calming games; the latter begins by listening to different volume of drum sounds to reach another level of mind-calming.
Silent Tea Party: You can experience the total silent of Tea Zen and the simple sweetness through five rounds of tea tasting, including multiple smelling and tasting alternately, with delicate tea snacks. You will understand how peaceful your mind is when concentrating on one thing and one thing only. The aroma will be more impressive than you experienced before and the flavor will linger on your tongue. You will live in the present through the simple and silent tea party.
Calming Calligraphy: Teacher Yi-Guang, who has 40 years of experience, will share his unbelievable calligraphy skills. When you are doing something, your mind is easy to be unstable, but once you enter the world of calligraphy, everything else fades away as if you and the earth become one. You will start from holding a writing brush, and every movement afterwards will be slow, so you can feel what it is like to write from nothing until each stroke is complete. You will then advance to writing characters with many horizontal and vertical strokes and might even write on high-quality paper before you bring them home as a souvenir.
Heart-clearing Music: Teacher Xian-Zhi Gao is famous for covers of old Taiwanese songs. He will calm your mind by his powerful singing with different instruments. His vigorous interactive teaching method will let you understand silence through sounds. Since melodies are influenced by thoughts, he will sing to your soul with a beautiful timbre closest to that of breathing. The singing will tell you to follow your heart rather than your mind, because their feelings often contradict each other. Listen to Teacher Gao’s music is like going back to your mother’s womb and having the very first peacefulness again.
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