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    Title: The Leisure Meaning of Vipassana Activities – Tai-Chi Chuan as an Example
    Authors: Chuang, Shu-Min
    Contributors: Department of Leisure and Recreation Management
    Lin, Hsi-Chuan
    Keywords: Tai-Chi Chuan;Vipassana;Leisure
    Date: 2012
    Issue Date: 2012-11-18 16:15:13 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Asia University
    Abstract: To relieve the heavy pressure of the modern lifestyle, those Vipassana leisure activities, for instance, yoga, meditation, tai-chi, etc., have the function of contemplation of personal physical and mental state, and people pay more attention progressively on them.This study takes tai chi chuan as an example, and the purpose of it is to understand the social participation attitudes, to explore the content of tai-chi chuan and its development in society, to discover the implication of the tai-chi chuan’s true meaning and value, and to further promote leisure awareness and depth of Vipassana participants.This study used in- depth interviewing and narrative analysis methods of qualitative research, for the eight tai chi participants’ experiences.The study found that each tai chi participant had their own emotional mindset, family lives, and social connection. The participant should experience exuberance sensations, especially through the transitions of different tai-chi forms and breathing, which is like the meditation of Vipassana. Also, the process of community tai-chi involves many different aspects of social connection: organization, mutual cooperation…etc. From this study, the research discovered two main points regarding the mind and body: liberation and enjoyment. Liberation refers to how the body is relaxed by tai-chi in many different ways and levels, how the activity of tai-chi chuan allows the participant to free their minds of worries and stress and spiritually help the participant reach a stage of enlightenment. Enjoyment refers to how tai-chi allows the body to experience high levels of physical sensuousness, the purification of their mind, and to enjoy spiritual peacefulness.However, the study also found that because every participant obtains different social status when they involve leisure activities, they vary with extents of involvement, from "tai-chi chuan as an exercise", "tai-chi chaun as living" to " tai-chi chuan as practicing". Therefore they gain diverse realizations of leisure meaning.Keywords: Tai-Chi Chuan, Vipassana, Leisure
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