Richard Farmer

I was first introduced to meditation at the age of 13 to help me with asthma. This showed me that life is more flexible than I had previously thought and that I could change and heal the things that were difficult for me.

I began learning Tai Chi Chuan in 1975 and have studied with some truly amazing teachers, including my No1 teacher, the late Dr Chi Chiang Tao. Along the way I founded my own school, Rising Dragon Tai Chi which, amongst other things, has been an investigation in how to bring the principles of Tai Chi into an administrative structure.

In addition, I continued to develop my meditation studies with many highly respected Tibetan Buddhist teachers and Hindu guides from the East.

On a more modern note I have studied and worked with (amongst others) Douglas Harding, Ram Dass, Richard Moss, Chad Varah and the guide “Emmanuel”.

Having developed a way of distilling the essence of Tai Chi Chuan so that students of this art can learn to translate it into their daily lives, I felt the wish to offer this gift to those who do not practise the art of Tai Chi Chuan.

This is the work I call “Soul Moves”. Any move that allows us to live closer to our true nature, our soul’s nature, is a soul movement. It is about seeing that we are already that which we seek, rather than looking outside for others’ confirmation or being caught in external methods.

Through dedicating my life to living the essence of these paths in the modern world, my teaching is in my being and through this, I invite you to touch your own and live it.

Thank you

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