The Buddha said:
This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.


What the caterpillar perceives as the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A Tribute to Alan Peck

It is with the most profound sadness that we have to tell you about the death of our dear friend and teacher Alan Peck who died on Wednesday evening, 3rd March 2010.

The premature passing of such a gentle man, a sincere practitioner and lineage holder is an immense loss. All those who had the privilege to study and push hands with Alan had no doubt of the depth of his commitment, the level of his understanding and achievements.

His gentle teaching opened the door to the wonders of T'ai Chi for many hundreds of students he taught for over thirty years.

His advanced students will continue to teach the “Natural Way School of T'ai Chi” which he named in honour of Dr. Chi Chiang Tao and, to the best of their ability, pass on the wonders of this lineage to future generations.



  1. Alan was taken to hospital on the Buddha's Day of Miracles. He died 3 days later, on the 3rd day of the 3rd month, of 2010 (2+0+1+0=3).

    Alan's mother comes from a Catholic background. The number 333 expresses the principal mysteries of the Catholic faith which are: (1) The Unity and the Trinity of God, (2) the incarnation, the passion and death, and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Symbolism of the number 333: the first divine man, the mystery of the unity of God, the two natures, that of the divine and the human, the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity (the 3 Kayas, in Buddhism?).

    In Numerology, 333 is a sign that Ascended Masters are Around You, working closely with you.

  2. For all this, for this beautifully planned ceremony full of love and grace and according to Alan's Buddhist beliefs, for the wonderful website generally, for the collection of tributes, for this dynamic energy in the face of sorrow, thank you so much Paula. I am so glad Alan found such happiness with you at the end of his life and I wish you strength and also joy today as you celebrate with others the enormous accomplishments of Alan's life. With love from Jane in India