Master Deng Ming-Dao gave a lecture/demonstration at Ru Yi Studio, Taos on October 11, 2013 and taught a movement workshop at the Taos Convention Center the next day.
Master Deng discussed the practice of Taoist masters as well as the connections between Taoist and Zen Buddhist practices in China. His main topic was about how these practices can help us obtain a healthier life approach and find harmony in today's life styles.
During the movement workshop, we were shown several Taoist Qi Gong movements and ways to apply them.
Bill Porter (a.k.a Red Pine) is an American author who translates under the pen-name Red Pine. He is a translator and interpreter of Chinese texts, primarily Taoist and Buddhist, including poetry and Sūtras.
In September, 2013, we invited him to visit Taos. He gave a lecture and slide presentation on his travels to China where he encountered Taoist Hermits and visited Zen Buddhist temples. Seeing the beautiful images of Chinese landscape and how the hermits and monks live and practice was very inspiring.
Pearl Weng Liang Huang, Founder of
Ru Yi Studio of Multicultural Arts