The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West


Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Q&A filmmaker Barry Strugatz and tai chi instructor Ed Young with JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman

Tai chi, an ancient Chinese form of exercise created as a fighting art, is now practiced by millions of people worldwide for relaxation and health. It’s also a way of life and spiritual practice designed to achieve balance in mind, body, and spirit. The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West focuses one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, who brought the practice to America during the turbulent ’60s. Cheng—a poet, painter, and calligrapher, as well as a martial artist—comes to vivid life in riveting footage of his teachings and in stories told by his former students. You’ll come away from this affectionate, enjoyable portrait with a deep understanding of this master of moving meditation.

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
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The Meditative Life is made possible by The Gail Wagner Shenkman Fund. This series is presented in partnership with the Garrison Institute and the Westchester Buddhist Center.
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