Working with both interior and exterior dimensions; true holism
According to Integral Philosophy or Meta-theory, currently Tony's overall guiding framework, there are two core dimensions of reality (which are also sub-divided into the individual and collective). They co-evolve, development in one reinforcing development in the other. They are the Interior dimensions of consciousness, subjective experience and intention and the Exterior dimensions of the physical world of matter and energy and the material or gross body. Exterior practises such as those based on bodywork, such as Tai Chi and much Chi Kung are considerably more effective in improving health and well-being if combined with interior ones such as mindfulness and meditation.
Indeed Many of the Eastern practises such as Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga and many martial arts originally included meditation often as a central part of their training but had that interior aspect removed or considerably watered down as they started to be taught in the West. Tony’s Tai Chi Kung class involves some degree of meditational focus. Also his meditation class will include some standing and moving meditation. Those taking part in both regular classes (Tai Chi Kung and Meditation) will receive a fee discount.
However Buddho includes and integrates both dimensions to a much greater degree, utilising meditation, body and breathwork (as well as Energy Resonance, Therapy and Healing) and is a very powerful and profound Tantric system. It takes many of the core skills developed in both classes and helps the student integrate and develop them to a considerably deeper level, making it much more effective in maintaining health and developing/refining consciousness. Although Tony provides Buddho training on a different basis to his weekly training sessions, a brief introduction is given in Buddho during the weekly meditation classes which are also a good general introductory meditational foundation for Buddho, for those interested in taking up that developmental pathway. More information is given about the Buddho practises and training in the foregoing sections.