Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery School Trust

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History of the Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery School

The Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery School was created out of the teachings and information gathered over Peter’s 25 years plus period of studying Taiji Chuan, Qigong, Traditional Chinese Medicine and from the principles of Traditional Monastery Schools teachings from China.


The Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery School was established in 2003 and the Trust in 2009. The School carries some of the unique philosophy and teachings of the ancient monastery schools in China.


Part of the Philosophy of the school has been handed down by teachers, and part is by experience and is now taught and upheld by the Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery School.


It is the Schools’ philosophy to live in harmony with not only each other, but with all aspects of nature, the Earth we live on and the Universe we live in.


The Philosophy is about observing our deep relentless search for inner contentment in a world that is constantly changing, where as human being we have ultimate choice. Another aspect of the philosophy is our primal desire to discover and understand why we are here, and to find inner Peace.


Your support by attending classes, retreats and workshops and donating to the School, helps to keep these teachings and philosophies alive and, preserves them from being loss forever.


It is Peter’s privilege through the Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery School to carry on the traditions and teachings of some of these ancient practices.


The Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong School is a non-profit community organisation that was formed in 2009 by Peter for the purpose of sharing with as many people as possible from around the World the teaching of Qigong and Taiji and, to introduce the Monastery based traditional principles and teachings that he has learnt through he’s years of training.


With the purpose of enhancing healthier lifestyles through increasing health and wellbeing to the wider community, the Trust supports the members of the school and their families and has a particular focus on supporting the elderly community and feeding and sponsoring homeless children from around the World.

What the Trust has done so far:


  • It supports the elderly in New Zealand through ‘Taiji for the elderly’ classes taught by members of the School.


  • Peter has been sponsoring children in need through the World Vision and The Child Fund Programs for over 15 years and now the Forest Rock Trust sponsors children. These two organisations support underprivileged children from around the World. The Trust currently sponsors children in Uganda, Rwanda, Thailand, Argentina and Bali.


Peter’s vision is to create a retreat training facility in Bali, Indonesia where members and non members of the school can come to learn the philosophy and teachings of Forest Rock Taiji and Qigong Monastery school.