Offers an insight into T'ai Chi as a philosophy, a discipline, a martial art and a source of spiritual and physical well-being. This title includes insightful essays on such topics as the Buddhist and Taoist 'roots' of T'ai Chi, on T'ai Chi as prayer, meditation, and martial practice, and on the need to combine physical with spiritual practice. This title offers a unique insight into T'ai Chi as a philosophy, a discipline, a martial art and a source of spiritual and physical well-being. A series of essays by a T'ai Chi master who has practised the art for some 40 years
Born into a diplomatic family in Bangkok in 1947, Tew Bunnag was educated in England and read Chinese and Economics at Cambridge University, graduating in 1968. In 1975 he helped to establish a spiritual therapeutic centre outside Cambridge which combined traditional Eastern practices such as meditation and T'ai Chi with Western approaches. Tew divides his time between his family home in Spain, and Bangkok, Thailand.