Tango with the Buddha at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, May 7-9, 2010
Come and discover, first hand (and foot!) how both aesthetic experiences of Tango and Zen can be a road to inner peace through TangoZen Workshop at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, May 7-9, 2010
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 29, 2010
Come and discover, first hand (and foot!) how both aesthetic experiences of Tango and Zen, done simultaneously, can be a road to inner peace through TangoZen Workshop at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, May 7-9, 2010.
Recently, Tango was declared part of the world's cultural heritage by the United Nations.
Tango is the dance of connection, relaxation, and silent communication. Meditation is the art of discovering and reconciling ones own nature. Together, in TangoZen, they make the music of mind and body, one step at a time.
TangoZen is an innovative yet natural way of meditating while dancing Tango. It combines Zen meditation principles with Tango dancing. TangoZen is for those who are new or seasoned at meditation, for beginners as well as veteran dancers, and for anyone who is searching for a literal step-by-step method that is both rhythmic and simple to pursue, in order to accomplish a peaceful way of being.
The goal of the TangoZen workshops is to help the participants to experience the joyful and healing benefits of both walking meditation and tango. To accomplish this goal, the participants in the TangoZen workshop are guided through a number of exercises, which are fundamental to dancing for the experience of the tango feelings. The exercises are adopted from martial arts such as Tai Chi and Chi Kung, and meditation techniques such as yoga. Practicing the exercises will lead the students to be attentive to their body and mind, to recognize the importance of connecting with their partner, to be sensitive to the music, and to appreciate the surroundings, including other dancers, while dancing.
TangoZen workshop will be offered on May 7-9, 2010 at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY. Daily activities of the workshop include morning Walking Dance Meditation, afternoon Tango classes/practicas, and nightly milonga (tango dance).
Chan Park, instructor of the workshop, has presented the TangoZen workshops for years for years in the US, throughout Europe, including Germany, the UK, Holland, France and Switzerland, among others, and in Asia including China, Singapore, Korea and India. He also has offered the workshops in renowned meditation wellness centers: Omega Institute (New York, USA), Kirpalu Center for Yoga and Health (Massachusetts, USA), Ranch La Puerta (Baja California, Mexico), and Villa Unspunnen (Interlaken, Switzerland). He published a book titled "Tango Zen: Walking Dance Meditation" in English in the United States in 2005. A bilingual version (Castellano-English) of the book was also published in 2008 by Editorial Kier in Buenos Aires. His story has been featured in Pagina 12, Kiné, BA Tango, EntreCasa, and Uno Mismo in Buenos Aires Tangodanza in Germany. To share his experience and philosophy he embarked his new project of making a documentary film, which is due for release by end of 2010. Chan Park lives and taught in Buenos Aires
For more information on TangoZen, please visit TangoZen web site at http://www. TangoZen. com (http://www. TangoZen. com). To register for the TangoZen Workshop at Omega Institute, please visit http://www. eomega. org (http://www. eomega. org).