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2018 TAIJI RETREAT
at Ananda Retreat Center in the Sierras

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• REGISTRATION FORM
• SCHEDULE & PROGRAM
• PHOTOS FROM 2017

THE 2018 FALL TAIJI RETREAT
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PLACE:
Ananda Meditation Retreat
(in the Sierras above Nevada City, at 2500 foot elevation)  


DATES:
September 13-17 (four nights, five days)


PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES:
Activities include sunrise qigong, morning and afternoon taiji, professional massage, afternoon hiking, and evening programs in the main temple.
(For details, see "Schedule & Program" below.)


DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS & ETCETERA
Two weeks prior to the retreat, you will receive an email information packet with driving instructions and maps, housing information, a what-to-bring list, and
contact numbers for both the center and our own staff. 


COSTS:
• Costs are per person, and include housing, program, and all meals.
• All meals are vegetarian (and quite good).
• Elders and those with special needs will have first choice on housing.
• We'll try to get you the housing you want, but because of the mix of housing,
plus the mix of singles, couples, and small groups coming, no guarantees:
we may have to juggle things quite a bit to make this work.
• DELUXE CABIN (with private indoor bath): $850
• REGULAR CABIN (with private indoor bath): $750
• SMALL RUSTIC CABIN (with private outhouse): $650
• WOMEN'S LODGE (with indoor communal bath): $650
• TENT BUNGALOW (use communal bathhouse): $650
• CAMPING (use communal bathhouse): $650 
($550 if you bring your own tent)
plus
• Massage fee if scheduling massage (pay masseuse directly): $80


REGISTRATION:
To register, contact us using the form below.
We'll be in touch by phone to take your payment via credit card.
(Registration is restricted to students of the Academy,
to students of Master Zhang Xuexin's old school,
and to other students of Hunyuan Taiji.)
Registration is first come, first served:
your payment is your reservation.
As of Nov. 27, 2017:
 Housing spaces reserved: 16
Housing spaces still available: 9
Camping spaces reserved: 0
Camping spaces still available: 12
Waiting list: 0


REFUND POLICY:
• July 7 or before: 100% refund, minus $50 admin fee
• July 8 to August 29: 50% refund, minus $50 admin fee
• August 30 and after: No refund

NOTE:
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND
you can switch your registration to another person at no charge at any time.
Check with the office about names on the waiting list.

EVENING PROGRAM TOPICS


THURSDAY
Introductions & name tags
Admin stuff — go over schedule, massage sign-up, etc
Group form


FRIDAY
Wuji, Taiji, & Hunyuan
Origin, development, and meaning of the terms,
with emphasis on their application in zhan zhuang, qigong, and taijiquan


SATURDAY
The Ground Force
Using the Ground Reaction Force in form, qigong, and push-hands:
how to find, use, and cultivate true grounding and the kinetic chain


SUNDAY
Penetrating Qi
Using Penetrating Qi in form, qigong, and push-hands: 
how to find, use, and develop ting (listening energy) and song (silence)