About the Taoist Tai Chi Association in
Costa Rica

The Taoist Tai Chi Association in Costa Rica is a member of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society which is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world. Classes started in Heredia in 1996 and Asociación de Tai Chi Taoísta de Costa Rica was established in 1999. At the moment we have one permanent rented space in Heredia and offer introductory courses in other locations from time to time. To find more details visit our classes or our contact us page.

Master Moy Lin-shin, the Founder of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society, was heir to the practices of the traditional Chinese internal arts. His teachings combine an extensive knowledge of the Taoist classics with training he received from respected teachers in China and Hong Kong.

As a youth, Master Moy was afflicted with serious health problems. He recovered his health through his study of Tai Chi (taijiquan), Lok Hup Ba Fa (liuhebafa), Taoist meditation and other traditional internal arts. Master Moy understood the great potential to improve health and alleviate suffering by the practice of these disciplines. He vowed to make these arts available to all who wished to learn them. To do so, he developed the Taoist Tai Chi ™ internal art of taijiquan, an art which brings together the many insights Master Moy learned about the workings of human physiology, internal circulation and spiritual training.

Master Moy emigrated to Canada in 1970, where he founded the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada and subsequently the International Taoist Tai Chi Society. He devoted the remainder of his life to fulfilling the Societie's objectives by helping many people restore and maintain their health through practice of the internal arts that he taught. Master Moy was careful to point out that these teachings were more than just a set of movements; they encompassed practical wisdom for living, drawing upon the richness of Chinese culture and the Taoist tradition.

Our volunteer, registered charitable organization offers instruction in Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts and methods, which include taijiquan (Tai Chi) and other related internal arts.

Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts and methods are specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Master Moy synthesised the wisdom he learned during more than 50 years of training in meditation, qigong, Tai Chi and other arts into the practices taught by the Society and its sister organisations.

More background about Master Moy, Taoist Tai Chi ™ internal arts and methods, their health benefits, and our worldwide activities can be found at the international web site of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Aims and Objectives

When Master Moy established the Society, he defined four Aims and Objectives which all branches of the Society seek to advance.

1. To make Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts and methods available to all
We are dedicated to bringing these arts and methods to every community, so that their many benefits are available to all who wish to experience them.

2. To promote the health-improving qualities of Taoist Tai Chi™  internal arts and methods
Practiced diligently, these arts and methods cultivate both body and mind to restore and maintain good health. Our efforts are directed at making these benefits better known and understood, in order to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in the community.

3. To promote cultural exchange
Through Taoist Tai Chi™  internal arts and methods, and through other activities, we endeavour to make the richness of Chinese culture more accessible, and thereby promote greater understanding and respect among people.

4. To help others
The foundation of Taoist Tai Chi Society™    internal arts and methods is compassion. Our underlying charitable orientation is in keeping with the Taoist values of selflessness and service to others. Our inspiration is the example set by our founder, Master Moy Lin-shin, who dedicated his life to helping others without seeking personal gain. For this reason, all our instructors are volunteers, and all our branches operate on a non-profit basis. We also perform other services within the community, and assist other charities whenever possible.

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