Communication through Sight, Sound and Touch
Master the Art of Observing
Find Your Centre
The Buddha taught his followers to recall and recite the
Five Remembrances every day:
"- I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.
- I am of the nature to have ill health. There is no way to escape having ill health.
- I am of the nature to die. There is no way to escape death.
- All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change.
There is no way to escape being separated from them.
- My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the
consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand."
Buddha was asked:
"What have you gained from meditation?"
"Nothing! However, let me tell you what I have lost:
anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death."
|"I didn't create Aikido. Aiki is the way of the universe. The history of Aikido begins with the origin of the universe. Do you
think that a human could possibly have created these laws?"
"There is no enemy in the true martial way (budo). True budo is a work of love. It is not killing or fighting; it is a work of
Time is very slow for those who wait.
Australian Aboriginal Proverb
We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just
If one wishes to know the causes formed in a previous life,
Buddha' is not the name of a person, but designates a type.
The idea of rebirth is a cardinal one in Vedanta,
The knower is never born nor dies,
Birth is not a beginning;
Gnosticism was one of the most powerful currents of thought which
A Course in Miracles
Nothing real can be threatened.
Hendrik Willem Van Loon, The Story of Mankind
High in the North in a land called Syithjod there is a mountain.
Chief Instructor and Dojo-cho:
Detlef Decker Sensei, 5th Dan
Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan
The Cork Open Centre is a holistic learning Centre offering affordable ongoing evening classes, full-day and weekend workshops, and advanced training in Aikido, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Hanmi Buddhism and Reiki.
Budo by Hiroshi Ikeda
The Cork Open Centre admits students of any race, colour, age, gender, and sexual preference to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities that are available to all members. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in our educational and admissions policies. Minimum age requirement for attending Aikido classes is 16 years and for T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung (Qigong) classes is 18 years of age.
Ai - Love by Hiroshi Ikeda
"The Art of Peace"
Study how water flows in a valley
stream, smoothly and freely
between the rocks. Also learn from
holy books and wise people.
Everything - even mountains,
rivers, plants and trees -
should be your teacher.
T'ai Chi Ch'uan
"The Supreme Ultimate"
Knowing others is intelligence,
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength,
Mastering yourself is true power.
At least for today:
Don't get angry.
Don't be grievous.
Express your thanks.
Be diligent in your business.
Be kind to others.
For improvement of mind and body.
Usui Reiki Ryoho.