Ch’an Buddhism contains within its doctrines many practical ways to help people live their lives. The aim of Ch’an is to help people realise their true self, which is free from the influences of destructive forces such as greed, selfishness and attachment. Furthermore, Ch’an also teaches that we should live in harmony with the world we inhabit and with all beings that share it. Meditation is a vital practice in this study of self-realisation. It raises awareness and receptivity to our nature and what we are individually capable of. Our Buddhist teachers provide essential guidance and are always available to assist people in their road of discovery. Our Ch’an Buddhist studies also include learning its origins, history and the development of Ch’an. From a wider point of view meditation has clear benefits to all people. The calming of the mind enables people to find peace and reflection, which leads to clarity and direction. It also has widely cited health benefits, such as a method of relieving stress and calming blood pressure. Shaolin Kung Fu was formed in the Songshan region of Henan, China some time around 1,500 years ago. It would later become a fully developed and structured physical tradition practiced in the Shaolin Temple. It improves the physical body through increased strength, suppleness, stamina and speed. It also has internal benefits such as stress relief, discipline and co-ordination. The uniqueness of Shaolin Kung Fu is that its physical traditions embody the heart of the Shaolin, Ch’an Buddhism. On the surface it is evident that Buddhist symbols are featured within the Kung Fu routines. Underneath, its philosophy is based on Ch’an and is therefore a physical form of meditation. Tai Chi, through its slower movements, is a meditative form of exercise. For that reason, it is particularly popular with the elderly. The Tai Chi routines and basics gently improve muscle strength, suppleness and stamina, as well as mental health as it is often cited as a way to relieve stress. Tai Chi was formed as a physical expression of the interplay between the Yin and Yang energies which are in every thing. Tai Chi is also an embodied philosophy. Qi Gong is a means of building internal and external energy through meditative exercises involving stretching postures and breathing routines. While being a gentle form of exercise, it also involves challenging postures and transition movements which improve mobility, flexibility and co-ordination. The theory of Qi Gong concentrates on the building energy within the body and improving its circulation around it. When this energy becomes unbalanced or deficient, physical or mental problems can occur. Qi Gong is a healing art therefore, as the balance of energy helps to preserve the person’s health. Much research has been gathered on the positive effects of Qi Gong practice on health.