When: Fri., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. 2019
Laotse, Waldo, and Me is Emerson's imaginary conversation with the author of the Tao Te Ching and the "American Taoist," Ralph Waldo Emerson. In the book, they explore concepts vital to all three, including the Tao, the Sage, love, illusions, unlearning, and the Inner Guide. The discussion builds from chapter to chapter toward its conclusion on the complex nature of balance--between yin and yang, feminine and masculine. Margaret Emerson writes, paints, and teaches T’ai Chi in Humboldt County, California. She has been practicing T’ai Chi, qigong, and meditation since 1979 and teaching since 1989. Margaret’s books are Laotse, Waldo, and Me, Breathing Underwater: The Inner Life of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, A Potter’s Notes on Tai Chi Chuan, and Eyes of the Mirror, a memoir. She is a contributor to the book Martial Arts Teachers on Teaching, also to Qi Journal, Aikido Today, and Black Belt Magazine.