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Eastern and Western Thought in a Nutshell

About Eastern and Western Thought: Origin and Consequences Western Thought: 500BC-460AD – Leucippus, Democritus Everything is made up out of “atomoi”.Leucippus‘ and Democritus‘ teachings.The world = empty space and matter. From there, a scientific way of thought developed, which is “ordinary” for our Western world, our culture and our age. […]

#PhilosophicalFriday 2 - The first falling leaf announces the beginning of autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday 2 – The first falling leaf announces the beginning of autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday 2 – one leaf falling autumn Literally, this Chinese idiom means: one leaf falling autumn. – How may this be interpreted? Maybe: The first falling leaf announces the beginning of autumn. Small details predict great events. Interpreted in this way, the idiom addresses the possibility and the wish to […]

Qiu means autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday 1 – Qiu means autumn

#PhilosophicalFriday Our new series #PhilosophicalFriday works with calligraphies and notions from East and West to explore parallels and differences between Chinese and „Western“ culture and thought. – And it gives you a little something to chew on for your weekend. A big thanks to Wang Ning for his wonderful calligraphies! […]

The interview with Faye Yip part 8 – Teaching philosophy

The interview with Faye Yip was led by Nils Klug in the context of a Workshop on Ba duan jin given by Faye in the Tai Chi Studio, Hannover, in Summer 2016. Teaching philosophy What is your teaching philosophy, what is your goal? That is a big question. … yes, I know… That’s a big […]

Tai Chi Philosophy

Body & Mind There are many ways in which we can work to keep ourselves healthy in body and mind and physical activities such as running, swimming, aerobics etc. can help us feel fresh, healthy and more energised, however the Chinese Internal Arts offer so much more than the mere […]