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I work to share harmony and balance with my community and the world. I believe we must evolve rapidly to help all sentient beings survive and thrive.


Join Monk Yun Rou at Darsana Martial Arts on Friday, June 7th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for a special event on Practicing With Purpose.

In this workshop, students will be lead through intervals of Tai Chi movement and Taoist philosophical discussion as Monk Yun Rou explores the link between the physical and spiritual sides of practice with his signature combination of wit, humor, and insight. Additional time has been given to allow for questions and individual attention. This promises to be a truly rich experience for Tai Chi students of all levels.


Don't miss this opportunity to receive guidance from a true master of the art. The fee to take part in this special three hour event is $75. Please RSVP by replying to Grant Clyman as soon as possible, as we have limited spots for these events and they tend to fill quickly. I look forward to seeing you all there for an illuminating and inspiring time.


Monk Yun Rou

Daoist Monk Yun Rou (his name means Soft Cloud) has been called the new Alan Watts for his Daoist teachings and the Zen Gabriel Garcia-Marquez for his works of magical realism. Born Arthur Rosenfeld in New York City, he received his academic education at Yale, Cornell, and the University of California. By leave of the Chinese government, he was ordained a monk at the Chun Yang (Pure Yang) Daoist Temple in Guangzhou, China. His award-winning books, optioned for film in both Hollywood and Asia, bridge spirituality, philosophy, and history, while his work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Parade, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, Fox Business News, and numerous other websites and newspapers

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"Daoist philosophy, a Jade robot, a gripping love story,     one of the most fascinating books I have ever read."

- Jonathan Kos-Read, author of The Eunuch

Available Classes


Daoist Philosophy

A friendly gathering that begins with a reading of Classical Chinese poetry and continues with a reading of a number of different translations of a single chapter of Laozi’s Daodejing. A section from the Liezi or the...


Tai Chi

Principles and fundamentals of authentic Chen Tai Chi in the Chen Fa Ke/Chen Quanzhong lineage, with an attendant emphasis on softness, on the vertical circle for true silk reeling, and on profound relaxation.


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