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Issue #68 - Apr 18, 2009

Children of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
Only 7 days until the BIGGEST World Tai Chi & Qigong Day in History ... Saturday, April 25th, 2009 . . .

"One World ... One Breath"

Below, find an "Opening Statement" you are welcome to use to invoke your WTCQD event on Saturday. It is below in 6 languages.

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters,

Below you will find "Opening Statements" in 6 languages you are welcome to read on Saturday to invoke your local World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event.

Today, one week before the largest World Tai Chi & Qigong Day global celebration on Sat. April 25th, bears quoting a famous speech.

In Nelson Mandella's inaugural address, he quoted

Marianne Williamson's profound words,

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,

but that we are powerful beyond measure.

... Your playing small does not serve the world.

... as we let our own light shine,

we consciously give other people

permission to do the same."

Tai Chi & Qigong's benefits are so calm and so subtle, that they are often under recognized for their full world altering potential, even by people who practice or even teach them.

Anyone who's known the benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong and has told a friend or loved one about them is, in essence, a teacher, for you too are sharing them by telling others.

As World Tai Chi & Qigong Day approaches, it is important for us all to recognize that in our celebrations and our work informing the world about Tai Chi & Qigong's mind/body sciences . . . is a very precious gift to our communities, our nations, and our world.

Please take a few minutes to listen to this radio interview we recently did in anticipation of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2009:

CLICK THE LINK, below this photo image to listen.


World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2009 will be our largest event in history, as evidenced by the growing number of reports we are getting worldwide.

Read the below articles to learn more, and for the "Opening Statement" in 6 languages you can use to invoke your 2009 event on Saturday, if you like.


Bill & Angela Wong-Douglas

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Brasil, Italia, Cuban events - Massive!

In our last newsletter you learned that not only will there be World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2009 events all over the country of Cuba this year, but the event in Havanna is expecting over 500 participants.

However, below you'll see announcements of many events expanding across Italy, Brasil, and also the countries of Uruguay and Puerto Rico are expecting their largest events yet.

Also WTCQD in Denver's organizers just announced their event will be sponsored by:

* The City of Denver Parks and Recreation

* Colorado Governor's Council for Physical Fitness

* Natl. Assoc for Health & Fitness: Network of State & Governor's Councils

All Official T-Shirt Orders are Shipped !!

You should all have them by Wednesday

To all individuals and groups who ordered official T-Shirts, THANK YOU!!

As promised I got ALL t-shirts shipped on Friday, and didn't even have to stay up all night Thursday to get them out . . . I was able to get to bed by 4 am, and then got up early Friday to make sure they all got shipped. So you should all have them by Wed.

Now, back to our THANK YOU for your support.

We would be unable to do what we do without your support.

Our goal is to #1 get the world to recognize the value of Tai Chi & Qigong, and #2, to connect those people to local groups, teachers and schools.

In the first 4 months of 2009, we have connected nearly ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND of our visitors to local school or classes contact information via our new "Find Local Classes" Directory.

How did we do that? We have spent 11 years creating a voluminous Tai Chi & Qigong resource, writing articles published worldwide, acting as a Tai Chi & Qigong medical research resource for media worldwide, and organizing with government, medical, and educational institutions worldwide, to make a leading internet resource for the world.

Our work has paid off for all who teach Tai Chi or Qigong, and list for free in our "Find Local Classes" and "Find Local World Tai Chi & QG Events" Directory.

If you do a google search for "Tai Chi Classes" you see 15,400,000 sites, and is #1.

Google "Tai Chi Lessons" and out of 7,990,000, is the #2 listing.

"Tai Chi Medical Research" search yields 139,000 sites, and is #1

"Qigong Lessons" yields 196,000 results, and ranks #3.

On each page at in the upper right menu, at the top of that menu is a link to "Find Local Classes."

Our goal is to connect the world to local teachers and groups.

Your support via ordering Official T-Shirts is not only a service to our efforts, but to every Tai Chi or Qigong school, teacher, and association who utilizes our "Find Local Classes" free Directory listings, and individuals who use our free resources.

On behalf of and the thousands of schools and teachers who list in our directory, we want to thank all of those who supported our efforts with your orders of Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day T-Shirts.

We still have all sizes, so if people ask you about your t-shirt at your WTCQD event, please let them know they can go to and get one.

If you want to make an announcement at your event, that too would be very helpful.

Anyone can order Official T-Shirts at:

"Opening Statement" - English

You are welcome to read this Opening Statement to invoke your WTCQD event at 10 am, as the global wave of Qi is about to pass through your local participants.

Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters & Participants,

This global wave of goodwill provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such visions. Each year to view the photos of people from different cultures, religions, and every corner of the earth . . . breathing together . . . in this global Tai Chi & Qigong movement . . . is profound.

When you look thru the photographs and videos you see that "look" on people's faces, a look that conveys a feeling that all of us who've experienced the well-being that Qi, or life energy, expands through our mind and body when we make the space to breathe . . . and to let, calm, and wellness expand thru us.

When you see that look in all these diverse faces, from so many different lands, you can't help but deeply realize that we are indeed "one world . . . and, . . . one breath."

We are all connected by the field of life energy that physicists are now discovering permeates all existence.

By emersing ourselves in the field of life energy again and again, we become more and more grounded in the absolute reality that . . . we are all connected . . . all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating and growing the realization personally and globally, we may help in a subtle quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine.

Again, thank you for making this extraordinary event and health movement possible thru your organizing and participation each year.


Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

"Opening Statement" - Portuguese



Esta onda global de boa vontade e otimismo induz a uma visão de esperança, bem-estar e paz para um mundo carente desses valores. A cada ano paramos um pouquinho para olhar as imagens dos povos das mais diferentes religiões e culturas, que se encontram nos mais diversos cantos da terra ... respirando juntos ... num movimento universal de energia do Tai Chi & Chi Kung ... isso tem um profundo significado de Unidade.

Quando você olha as fotos e os vídeos, vê estampado nas faces das pessoas um sorriso interior e um brilho no olhar que transmite o sentimento daquilo que todos nós experimentamos: o sabor do Chi, o bem-estar que essa energia vital proporciona ao se expandir pelas nossas mentes e corpos quando nos dispomos a simplesmente respirar ... e nos entregamos à quietude e à calma, e toda vitalidade se expande a partir do nosso interior.

Quando você observa olhares tão diferentes, em rostos tão diferentes, de terras tão diferentes, comungando um êxtase de tranqüilidade e harmonia, saiba que você pode concretamente realizar o que todos com certeza sonhamos: "um mundo ... uma respiração".

Estamos todos conectados, interligados por uma incomensurável onda energética, um campo de energia da vida que a física quântica agora confirma que permeia toda a existência. Emergindo seguidamente nesse campo vibracional da energia vital, nos tornamos mais e mais convictos dessa realidade absoluta ... nós todos somos ligados ... como elos de uma corrente ou como todas as partes da cadeia receptora da vida. E cultivando as sementes da nossa realização pessoal, ajudamos também num crescimento global, de uma forma equilibrada, participando da construção de um futuro mais alegre e saudável que nos nutrirá a todos de uma maneira que jamais, ainda, podemos imaginar. "

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, Co-Founders do Dia Mundial do Tai Chi e Chi Kung


"Opening Statement" French -FRANÇAIS


Lettre de l'organisateur de la Journée Mondiale du Tai Chi et Qigong

Chers amis qui participez à la Journée Mondiale du Tai Chi et Qigong, ou qui la soutenez,

Cette vague mondiale de bonne volonté apporte une vision d'espoir et de guérison à un monde qui a soif de telles visions. Voir chaque année les photos de personnes de différentes cultures, religions, de tous les coins de la terre... respirant ensemble dans ce mouvement mondial de Tai Chi et Qigong, est une expérience profonde.

Lorsqu'on regarde toutes ces photos et vidéos, on découvre une même expression sur les visages : une expression qui traduit le sentiment ressenti par nous tous qui vivons ce bien-être diffusé par le Qi ou énergie vitale dans notre esprit et notre corps quand nous créons l'espace pour respirer... et laissons la tranquillité, le contentement se développer en nous.

Lorsqu'on voit cette expression sur tous ces visages différents, originaires de tant de pays différents, on ne peut que réaliser profondément que nous sommes véritablement « un seul monde... et un seul souffle »

Nous sommes tous reliés par le champ d'énergie vitale qui pénètre toute existence, selon les découvertes de la physique actuelle. En nous immergeant régulièrement dans ce champ d'énergie vitale, nous devenons de plus en plus enracinés dans cette réalité absolue que nous sommes tous reliés, que nous participons tous de la trame de la vie. Et en cultivant et développant cette prise de conscience, individuellement et globalement, nous pouvons contribuer d'une manière tranquille et subtile à faire naître un avenir plus radieux qui nous nourrira tous d'une façon qu'il est encore difficile d'imaginer.

Merci encore de rendre possible cet évènement extraordinaire et cette action pour la santé, grâce à votre participation et votre organisation chaque année.


Bill Douglas et Angela Wong Douglas, co-fondateurs de la Journée Mondiale du Tai Chi et du Qigong.

"Opening Statement" - NEDERLANDSE - DUTCH


Boodschap van Bill Douglas en zijn team van het Internationale Centrum voor WereldTaichi&Qigongdag aan al de deelnemers aan dit wereldgebeuren.

Deze wereldomvattende golf van welwillendheid zorgt voor een visie van hoop en heling in een wereld die hunkert naar dit soort visies. Elk jaar de fotos zien van mensen van verschillende culturen, godsdiensten en van elke hoek van de aarde...samen ademend ... in deze wereld T'ai Chi & Qigong beweging maakt een diepe indruk.

Wanneer je de foto's en video's bekijkt dan zie je die blik op het gezicht van de mensen, een blik die een gevoel uitdrukt dat wij allemaal ervaren hebben door het welzijn dat Qi, of de levensenergie, verspreidt door onze geest en ons lichaam wanneer we ruimte maken om te ademen ...en om kalmte en goedheid zich in ons te laten uitbreiden

Wanneer je deze blik ziet in al die verschillende gezichten, van zoveel

verschillende landen, dan kan je niet anders dan je heel diep realiseren dat we inderdaad "één wereld . . . en, . . . één adem " zijn.

We zijn allemaal verbonden door het veld van levensenergie, dat fysici nu aan 't ontdekken zijn en dat alles wat bestaat doordringt.

Door onszelf telkens opnieuw in dit veld van levensenergie te begeven, worden we meer en meer gegrondvest in de absolute realiteit dat . . . we allemaal verbonden zijn . . . allemaal deel zijn van het levensweb. En, door dit besef aan te kweken en te doen groeien zowel persoonlijk als op wereldvlak, kunnen we op een subtiele rustige manier helpen om ons binnen te leiden in een elegantere toekomst die ons allemaal voedt op een manier die we ons nog niet eens kunnen voorstellen..

Nogmaals, dank jullie om dit buitengewone gebeuren en deze gezondheids-beweging mogelijk te maken door jullie organisatie en jullie deelname elk jaar.

Heel hartelijk,

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas,

Medestichters van World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

"Opening Statement" ITALIANO - ITALIAN


Dichiarazione di apertura della Giornata Mondiale del Tai Chi e Qigong

Cari partecipanti e sostenitori della Giornata Mondiale del Tai Chi e Qi,

questa ondata mondiale di buona volontà dà una immagine di speranza e di guarigione a un mondo affamato di tali immagini. Ogni anno vedere le foto di persone di differenti culture, religioni e da tutti gli angoli della terra ... respirare insieme ... in questo movimento globale di Tai Chi e Qi ... è una esperienza profonda.

Quando guardiamo queste foto o video, scopriamo una stessa espressione sui volti: una espressione che trasmette il sentimento sperimentato da tutti noi che viviamo questo benessere diffuso dal Qi, o energia vitale, nella nostra mente e nel nostro corpo quando creiamo lo spazio per respirare ... e lasciamo che la calma e la tranquillità si espandano in noi.

Quando vediamo questa espressione su tutti questi visi differenti, provenienti da tanti paesi differenti, non possiamo che comprendere che siamo veramente "un solo mondo ... e ... un solo respiro"

Siamo tutti uniti dal campo di energia vitale che gli scienziati hanno ora scoperto permeare tutta l'esistenza.

Immergendoci regolarmente in questo campo di energia vitale, sempre più ci radichiamo in questa realtà assoluta che ... siamo tutti uniti ... tutti parte della trama della vita. E coltivando e sviluppando questa consapevolezza individualmente e globalmente, possiamo contribuire in modo tranquillo e sottile a far nascere un futuro più raffinato che ci nutrirà tutti in un modo che neppure possiamo immaginare.

Grazie ancora per aver reso possibile questo straordinario evento e questo movimento salutare, tramite la vostra annuale organizzazione e partecipazione.


Bill Douglas e Angela Wong Douglas, Co-Fondatori della Giornata Mondiale del Tai Chi e Qigong

"Opening Statement" - Croatian

Postovani organizatori, i sudionici World TaChi & Qigong Day Svjetskog TaiChi i Qigong Dana,

Ovaj Globalni Val dobre volje daje viziju nade i lijecenja svijetu koji je gladan takvih vizija, kome su takve vizije prijeko potrebne. Svake godine gledajuci fotografije ljudi iz raznih kultura, religija, iz svakog kutka planete Zemlje ... disuci zajedno ... u ovom globalnom TaiChi i qigong pokretu ... osjecamo dubinu, ljubav i iskrenost.

Kada pogledavate fotografije i video zapise vidite onaj "pogled" na ljudskim licima , koji izrazava i prenosi osjecaj koji svima nama koji smo osjetili blagostanje koje Qi, ili Zivotna energija , prenosi kroz nas um i tijelo kada si dopustimo da slobodno disemo ... i na taj nacin napravimo i dopustimo smirenosti i zadovoljstvu da se rasiri kroz cijelo nase bice.

Kada vidite taj pogled na svim tim razlicitim licima , iz toliko puno zemalja, ne mozete si pomoci a da ne shvatite da smo svi ustvari jedan svijet ... i, ... jedan dah."

Svi smo povezani poljem zivotne energije za koji fizicari sada otkrivaju da ispunjava cijelo postojanje.

Uronivsi u polje zivotne energije sve vise i vise , postajemo sve vise i vise uzemljeni u apsolutnu stvarnost toga da ... smo svi povezani ...da smo svi dijelovi mreze zivota.

I skupljanjem i rastom te realizacije osobno i globalno , mi mozemo pomoci na fin i tihi nacin da se uvedemo u elegantniju buducnost koja hrani i ispunjava sve nas na nacine koje sada ne mozemo jos niti zamisliti.

Ponovno vam svima hvala u organiziranju ovog izvanrednog dogadaja i zdravstvenog pokreta koji je postao moguc kroz Vasu organizaciju i sudjelovanje svake godine.

Iskreno Vasi,

Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, Su-Osnivaci World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

In This Issue

Brasil, Italia, Cuban events -...Massive!...

All Official T-Shirt Orders are Shipped !!...

"Opening Statement" - English...

"Opening Stmnt" Portuguese...

"Opening Statement" Francais...

"Opening Statement" -...Nederlandse...

"Opening Statement"...Italiano...

"Opening Statement" - Croatian...

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