International Classes

Upcoming Classes & workshops with Masahiro in Europe:

Holland Mini Retreat : June 16 – 18

Tenshin Ranman Taichi & Central Chanel Meditation

Contact : neska kwien <>

This time our theme is Unity of Heaven, earth and Human, three essential elements of Tao.  There are many levels of Heaven, Earth and Human Tao concept.  We will explore these three elements of Tao concept with “Central Channels Meditation.”  We will go beyond our body field, extend beyond our physical field.  It is a fun and powerful meditation: it is a start of Over the Body Meditation.

“Tenshin Ranman Taichi” is a very balanced form that takes only 7 minutes to practice once you have learned it.  This beautiful and powerful form also enhances the Qi and mind flow.  This time, Masahiro will focus on foot connection (Earth), eat and hands (Human) and breathing (Heaven).  We will also practice Push-Hands, Dual Practice to play Taichi energy with other people.

Århus C, Denmark : June 23. June24th and 25th

Six Healing Sounds and Inner Smile

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How is our body connect to our psyche and how do different organs and emotions affect each other when they are out of balance?

In this intense workshop by Masahiro, you will learn how to get in touch with your emotions and organs, and to get a deeper and truthfully balanced empowered body, mind and spirit.  Six Healing Sounds helps us to rediscover the relationships of our emotions and organs.  Inner Smile Meditation works on deeper contemplations and appreciation on your organs and its meanings.  This meditation is pretty simple but very effective and powerful and will invite you to deeper meaning of Life.

Italy  Toscana Retreat : September 9 – 16

Our Meditation Focus:
          -Deepening the Inner Smile and Healing Sound
          -Second Dantien Meditation, called Greater Kan & Li
          -Heart Chakra, Anahata Chakra meditation

Our Breathing Practices:
          -TaoZen basic Breathing
          -Second Dantien Breathing

Our Qigong (Moving Meditation):
          -Kuan Yin Qigong
          -Morning TaoYin

We will also do some Dream Practice and have a one-day Silence Practice.

Please visit the Toscana 2017 Retreat Page for complete details~



Past International Classes & Workshops:

November 15 & 16~ Masahiro’s Workshops
in New York City

Masahiro teaching

Saturday, Nov. 15 ~ 12:30-1:30

Tai Chi Chi Kung – Form Refinement & Practice Guidance

Masahiro will help us refine our form and offer insights and advice on deepening our practice… Do you know this Tai Chi form from Universal Healing Tao? 

Even if you are a beginner, if you know the form “pretty well,” you are welcome to join us.  Masahiro will focus on corrections and refinements and offer advice on deepening our Tai Chi practice in general and this form in particular.  Since he will not be presenting the basics, this class is best for people who already practice.  Not sure if it’s for you?  Email to ask or with any other questions.  

Date/Time: Saturday Nov. 15 ~ 12:30 to 1:30pm

Place: ABC Sanctuary 638 East 6th Street (East of Avenue C)

Fee: $25

Please RSVP (Space is Limited):



Sleeping tigers
Saturday, Nov 15 & Sunday, Nov 16 ~ 2:00-3:30

Dream Practice, Bone Marrow Breathing & Meditation~

Live the Other 8 (7, 6, or 5 ) Hours of your Life More Fully! 

Enrich your Dreams and Sleep with simple and enjoyable practices that offer Profound Transformation… 

For centuries, Taoists have been using the power of dreaming to enhance their physical health, emotional balance and spiritual development.  Tao of Dreaming and Sleeping is a fun, easy and intuitive practice that gives us deeper insight into our sleep and dreams. This personal, compassionate practice also adds a new dimension to Meditation, Qigong, Creative Arts and anything else we bring into our life.

We will learn some simple qigong and breathing techniques to prepare for sleeping and dreaming; methods for deeper contemplation of our dreams; and ways of waking up that enhance the relationship between our dream/sleep life and our waking life.  Bone Marrow Breathing vitalizes our bones and deepens our sleep to allow our rest to penetrate “to the bone.” 

These practices teach us to dream deeper and sleep better and, through contemplation of our dreams, to gain greater insight into our life.  “A good sleep is the key to health and a good dream is the key to happiness.”

This is a special 2-part class.  We will practice together on Saturday afternoon, and then bring our practice home to our own beds on Saturday evening.  On Sunday afternoon,  we come together and expand on our experience of the first class and our “homework” of sleeping and dreaming.

Special Note:  We will have yoga blankets available, but we will “nap” together, so you may wish to bring your own blanket and/or small pillow!

Date/Time: Saturday Nov. 15 ~ 2:00 to 3:30pm AND Sunday Nov. 16 ~ 2:00 to 3:30pm

Place: ABC Sanctuary 638 East 6th Street (East of Avenue C)

Fee: Saturday & Sunday =$75

Fee: One Day only =$45 (This option is for those unable to attend both sessions… Please note that this is a two-part class and you may miss some material if you only attend one session).

Please RSVP (Space is Limited):  


Meet Grand Master Chia in Tokyo ~ Kan and Li Meditation~
July 1  ~7:00-9:30pm

Meet and learn from one of the most respected Tao masters of our time: Master Mantak Chia, founder of Universal Healing Tao, Chi Nei Tsang Institute, and Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort in Thailand.

Master Mantak Chia will share “Kan and Li meditation” an advanced Taoist meditation method. This practice dynamically combines ‘Kan’ ~ Yin, North, Water, and the Moon and ’Li’ ~ Yang, South, Fire, and The Sun. Please note that this workshop is for those who have experience in Microcosmic Orbit Meditation or equivalent experience. It is intended to take your previous practice experience deeper.

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 1, 19:00~21:30 (JST)
Venue:  Tao Zen Omotesando Studio
Aoyama3F, 3-10-2 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tuition Fee: TaoZen Member JPY8,640/ Non-member JPY12,960

Registration Contace: (Nozomi Torii)

Please include the following information:
Your name
E-mail address
Phone number
Number of people registering with you (if any)

Just wear comfortable clothing and join us to take advantage of this rare opportunity!



Masahiro a “Visiting Master”
at Sha Wellness Center
June 13 – 19

Sha Resort - sea with bell tower

Are you near Barcelona?  Visit beautiful Sha for rest, wellness and Masahiro’s guidance.  From their website:

Masahiro Ouchi’s focus is to bring ancient spirituality and healing practices into our modern life-to live fully with joy and compassion and to cultivate aging well

  • Masahiro Ouchi is the director of Chi Nei Tsang Institute Japan, Healing Tao New York and Universal Healing Tao of Japan. He is the teacher and author of TaoZen Life Practice, which includes meditation, Taichi, Qigong, breathing techniques, physical and mental training, and life empowerment. His mission is to spread out Meditation to many different people and also deepening the traditions to pass on to our next generations. He believes it is important to keep the true essences of tradition and keep evolving the Practices.
    ~For more information, visit Sha’s website:

TaoZen Roman Retreat 2014 ~ Joyful Heart Week
June 3rd (Tue) to June 10th (Tue)



Enjoy Taichi, Pure Meditation and Dream Practice at a beautiful historic Villa Lina in the Roman countryside with wonderful food and joyful people!

A Great Place: Villa Lina  This is our 2nd Italian retreat. We found a wonderful villa with a 500 year old garden located only one hour from Rome’s airport!  Villa Lina is located in the Truscia region~ Italy’s best kept secret! It is the most intact area of ancient Etruria with medieval villages dotting the countryside. Truscia is host to a full calendar of pre-Christian, Medieval and Renaissance celebrations. It is also home to amazing Etruscan sites: Norchia, San Giuliano, Barbarano; Renaissance wonders: Farnese Palace, Bomarzo, Villa Lante… and exquisite flora and fauna: Pre-historic “Faggeta,” Vico Lake, as well as the sulphur thermal healing waters a few miles away from Villa Lina at Sutri.

Photos of the beautiful Villa Lina: visit their website or the special page on this site.

With Great Food: Rossana Passione, talented chef and author, will once again create delicious Italian meals for us! We loved her creative, healthy Italian food and delightful hospitality in Tuscana last year and are so looking forward to spending time in her care again. Her husband, Alfredo a previous head of the Macrobiotic Center in Milan will host our group again as well.

Special Learning:  We will finish the Tenshin Ranman Taichi form, which is Masahiro’s favourite Taichi. We also practice Pure Meditation, and Dream Practice.

Tenshin Ranman Taichi is a very beautiful, authentic Taichi form. After many years of polishing, Masahiro and Li Jung Feng (one of the most respected Taichi teachers of our time) have perfected this form. It contains all the traditional Taichi movements but only requires 7 minutes and a 2 x 2 meter area, so it can be practiced anywhere and anytime once you learn it. It is a powerful practice that integrates mind, body and spirit, developing mental and physical grounding and centering. But more than anything, it is fun and joyful. You can learn and practice Tenshin Ranman Taichi at any age and with any physical conditioning~ whether you are a seasoned athlete or in need of strengthening and recovery.

If you attended last year, this is your opportunity to refine and polish what you learned in Toscana and to learn the remaining movements of the form. People new to Tenshin Ranman are also welcome! Masahiro will spend plenty of time reviewing the beginning of the form before introducing the second half. We also practice Pure Meditation, and Dream Practice.

Pure Meditation does not force too much technique but instead is a pure stage of meditation, meditating with the deeper being of ourselves. If time permits, we will explore our Pure Meditation as Sitting Meditation, Standing Meditation, Walking Meditation and Moving Mediation. (Some meditation experience will be helpful, but beginners with willingness are certainly welcome. Masahiro always ensures that everyone is supported and comfortable.

We will explore Dream Practice daily. Sleeping and dreaming is a healing and magical part of human consciousness, but since the industrial revolution, we pay very little attention to our dreaming. We will learn how to enjoy and utilize our dreams, using simple yet powerful methods to connect more deeply with this part of our lives, and to better experience the power of dreaming and sleeping.

With a Very Special Group of People:  Masahiro’s retreats and workshops attract people from many different countries, cultures and age groups… At his retreats you will find people from wildly different vocations, personalities and backgrounds coming together to share their passion for Taichi, meditation and loving community.

We believe it is essential for us to gather and share love, trust and life through learning. Actually sharing our time with food, laughter and understanding is so important now and for our future. In this internet society, we deeply need real touch and real human connections.

Beginning first timers to experienced students are all welcome. Classes are held in English but non-English speakers are also welcome. Please contact us if you have any questions you may have.

And a Special Outing…  Masahiro organizes some sort of special activity or outing with his Retreat friends. Each time it is different. This time, as an optional event, we are planning to attend the Wednesday Mass at Vatican with Pope Francis after the retreat: on the morning of June 11th. More details, including the cost and availability will be announced later.

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Above: Images of the Beautiful Villa Lina…

 Retreat Schedule
(somewhat subject to change)

June 3:
14:00 Registration & Check-in
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Dinner
21:00- 22:00 Introduction and meditation

June 4~9:
7:00 – 8:00 Morning Class, Fruit Break
8:00 – 9:00 Morning Class continues
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:30 – 12:30 Class in Hall or in Field
12:30 – 15:30 Lunch, then Free time
15:30 – 18:00 Class in Hall or in Field
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
20:00 – 22:00 Class in Hall

June 10:
7:00 – 9:00 Morning Class
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Class with Closing Ceremony
Farewells with those departing today…

June 11:
We are planning an optional group trip to attend the Pope’s Wednesday public address in Vatican City for those able to stay in Rome for a day or so. Times and other details will follow later.

Workshop Tuition Fee:  550 Euro

Room and Board Fee:
Shared Room: 650 Euro
Single Room: 850 Euro

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