Esalen elder Chungliang Al Huang has taught Living Tao philosophy on the Esalen deck for nearly five decades. This weekend will be dedicated to bringing the most essential gems of Chungliang's teaching from his perennial Tai Ji classic, Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain: The Essence of Tai Ji, published thirty-seven years ago from the transcriptions of his early years of teaching with Alan Watts at Esalen. You are invited to discover and explore the magic of tai ji and living your own Tao: The Watercourse Way of the Dance of Life.
To work with Huang is to learn to move with wind and water--not only in the tai ji exercises, but also in the course of everyday life. In going with the Watercourse Way, he is as fresh as the mountain streams and as deep and powerful as the Yangtze River. Chungliang woos and beguiles his students instead of forcing them. This is the mark of a truly superior teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants. –Alan Watts.