Date: October 24, 2016
On October 21st and 22nd, following the success of the 2016 edition of the Festival of Chinese Culture in Montreal, the Confucius Institute in Quebec hosted Master Ke Wen. Master Ke is an expert in the field of health, a writer, founder and director of the Chinese culture center Les Temps du Corps, member of the committee of the Qi Gong International Health Federation and a promoter of martial arts for the Wu Dang school. Master Ke came to Montreal to offer a lecture to Tai Chi and Qi Gong enthusiasts. The subject of the conference was the Taoist principle and the state of calm, which, for Master Wen, signals an inspiration in modern life by Chinese culture.
The conference was a great success with its rich, varied content and lively presentation and Master Ke received many positive comments. Master Ke explained Qi theory, the health benefits of Qi, well-being through the union of body and mind, and consciousness, among other topics. Content included not only Tai Chi and Qi Gong, but also the principles of Chinese medicine and philosophy. After the presentation, Master Ke assembled the participants to practice Chinese gymnastics, which brought the conference to a close. This activity ended with an improvised dance presented by Master Ke, a perfect combination of Tai Chi, Qi Gong and modern dance.
Master Ke gave her presentation in French so that Quebeckers looking to learn more about Eastern culture could better understand the theories discussed. This activity also expanded the cultural horizons on Chinese civilization of the participants. The attendees expressed their gratitude to the Confucius Institute in Quebec for holding of such a cultural activity and hoped that similar conferences would be organized in the future.