About UsDemonstrations and introductory workshops for community organizations
Our volunteer, non-profit and charitable organisation offers instruction in Taoist Tai Chi Society™ internal arts of health, as developed by Master Moy Lin-shin. Master Moy synthesised the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, chi kung, Tai Chi and other internal arts of health, into the practices taught by the Society and its sister organisations.
The Tai Chi developed by Master Moy Lin-shin is designed to promote health and well-being for people of all ages and in all health conditions. In Master Moy's hands, this art became a very special and effective form of holistic health training, one that can work on the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of our being. Consisting of a gentle set of 108 movements, the Tai Chi set that we practice is distinguished at the physical level by a significant degree of turning and stretching in each of the movements, in order to exercise the whole physiology.
At the mental and spiritual level, these arts offer a method of "taming the heart" and developing an attitude of calm, compassion and reduced self-centeredness during practice and in daily life. This aspect is cultivated in particular through the International Taoist Tai Chi Society's volunteer ethos.
The Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia Inc is a member of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society which is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organisation in the world. In Australia we have branches in Western Australia, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. To find more details of the location of classes offered in Australia, visit our classes page. Further details of locations and our national headquarters are on the contact us page.
More information about us can be found in the national newsletters of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia, which contain lots of colourful photos, news stories, personal stories about health benefits received from the practice of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health, and insights about Taoism.
More background about Master Moy, Taoist Tai Chi Society™, and our worldwide activities can be found at the international web site of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society.
Aims and Objectives
When Master Moy established the Taoist Tai Chi Society organisation, he defined four Aims and Objectives which all branches of the Society seek to advance.
1. To make Taoist Tai Chi Society™ internal arts of health available to all
We are dedicated to bringing Taoist Tai Chi arts of health to every community, so that its many benefits are available to all who wish to experience them.
2. To Promote the health-improving qualities of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts
Practiced diligently, Taoist Tai Chi Society™ internal arts cultivate both body and mind to restore and maintain good health. Our efforts are directed at making these benefits better known and understood, in order to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in the community.
3. To promote cultural exchange
Through Taoist Tai Chi™ arts of health and other activities we endeavour to make the richness of Chinese culture more accessible, and thereby promote greater understanding and respect among people.
4. To help others
The foundation of Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts is compassion. Our underlying charitable orientation is in keeping with the Taoist values of selflessness and service to others. Our inspiration is the example set by our founder, Master Moy Lin-shin, who dedicated his life to helping others without seeking personal gain. For this reason, all our instructors are volunteers, and all our branches operate on a non-profit basis. We also perform other services within the community, and assist other charities whenever possible.