Calming Chinese Calligraphy

Written by Sean Callahan  Calligraphy has been a central part of Chinese art for thousands of years. Emperors treasured it and those who wrote the most exceptional pieces were often rewarded with high-ranking positions and riches. However, despite the external pressure calligraphers must have felt, they had to stay centered and let their emotions flow through their…

Medicating by Meditating: healing spirit and body with TCM

Written by Maria If you live in a concrete jungle like London, New York or Hong Kong, you are certainly very familiar with stress, anxiety, and pollution that negatively impact the quality of your life. Your tight schedule makes you feel like everyday is the same as the day before. All this planning in advance…

Shaolin Culture

The Shaolin Monastery was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The three indispensable shaolin cultures, Chan Buddihism, Shaolin Kung Fu and medicine, have greatly contributed to its reputation in the world. Chan Buddhism Chan is a school of Mahayana Buddhism, also known as Zen (Japanese). This word is derived from the Sanskrit…