#4876 - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - Editor: Jerry
Interview with Howard Peck conducted March 25, 2013
photo: Howard Peck
has been a student of Tai Chi Chuan since
1988. He began teaching in 1999. His classes emphasize the importance of
open, relaxed unbroken flow of movement, proper posture and an attentive mind.
Howard's descriptive website is http://taichiwithhowardpeck.com
0:00 - 2:51 Introduction. Mention of the Nonduality Highlights. Tai Chi
Chuan and flow; body movement and ageing.
2:51 - 8:21 Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan. Evolution from a martial art to
a way of health. Awareness and postural integrity.
12:10 - 18:57 Howard offers an exercise in Standing Meditation that the
listener may practice.
18:57 - 25:13 Discussion of Standing Meditation and Tai Chi movement.
Relation of Standing Meditation to discussion of nonduality. Tai Chi taught from
the viewpoint of nondual understanding and rooted in real experience rather than
25:13 - 27:31 Concept of chi as related to physical skill and mental
intention, giving a result rather than the promise of a cosmic experience.
27:31 - 32:28 Sharing of spiritual experiences by teachers may not be based
on actual experience. Howard is asked about the role of power as a teacher and
his relationship with power. Empowering people. J. Krishnamurti discussed.
32:28 - 34:35 A story about the humility of J. Krishnamurti revealed when
he appeared at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
34:35 - 35:35 Relationship as friendship. Howard's job helping seniors
navigate Medicare in the U.S. We return to this topic later and relate it to
35:35 - 41:28 How Howard got into Tai Chi Chuan. Aikido mentioned. Taoism
as source of Tai Chi. Buddhism as Howard's interest. Vipassana meditation and
nonduality. U.G. Krishnamurti and Mooji mentioned. Robert Wolfe as standing out
from the pack of current nonduality teachers.
41:28 - 45:13 Howard's introduction to nondual teachings arising out of
meeting with Steven Harrison many years ago. R.P. Kaushik mentioned. Some
reflection on his life and nature of his understanding.
45:13 - 56:17 The interview ends and re-starts on another level where
Howard talks about his consultative approach to selling supplemental Medicare
products. Listening is discussed and how it leads to a nondual alignment with
people. Sharing authenticity in relationship. How sales people can address times
where sales aren't coming.
56:17 - The secret to sales revealed. Conclusion. Science and Nonduality
photo: Howard Peck and family