T’ai Chi met Tew.
Het laatste weekend van april 2018 bij Casa Lucia wederom inspirerende lessen van onze T’ai Chi leraarTew Bunnag.
Over de docent
Born into a diplomatic family in Bangkok in 1947, Tew Bunnag was educated in England and read Chinese and Economics at Cambridge University, graduating in 1968. In 1975 he helped to establish a spiritual therapeutic centre outside Cambridge which combined traditional Eastern practices such as meditation and T’ai Chi with Western approaches.
In 1986 he moved to Greece with his family and opened the Centre in Athens, teaching t’ai chi and meditation, at the same time travelling and teaching in Europe.
In 1989 he came to Corfu for the first time and started the Corfu T’ai Chi group, giving monthly classes and summer workshops. After an absence of a few years in Thailand, he returned to Corfu in 2007 and has been visiting the island every spring and autumn since then. He is the founder of the European School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan and divides his time between his home in Spain, and Bangkok, where he is very actively involved in the Mercy Centre for street children and families with Aids.
He is an author of works on T’ai Chi and meditation, as well as novels and stories of life in Thailand. In Spain he is currently the president of Vinyana , an association offering training to doctors and nursing staff as well as family carers on integrating Spiritual Care and how to find a compassionate way to treat and help the dying.
Door Zoë Valerie:
Having Tew as a teacher means that at times of desperation, panic, joy, illness, healing, birth, death very specific words and practice arrive to guide, assist, rescue. They are always at my disposal effortlessly and most intensely at times of transformation.
They are his words and his instruction but they have been delivered in such a way that they cannot pretend to be anything other than my own ancient knowledge yet they remain distanced from me enough so that even in the deepest self rejection I can hear, listen, feel, remember.
Having Tew as a teacher has transformed me, again and again, allowing me to flow with change. Few teachers transfer wisdom in such a natural mode of sharing, reminding and reinforcing.
He has been teaching at Casa Lucia, for decades, every spring, every autumn, like the migrating bird of Metta. We greet him every time knowing that when he leaves we will be different.
(Metta 慈: loving kindness)