Winds of Conscience Rejoice with Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Oriental Martial Arts and the Treasure Hunt
Disneyland California celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. After six decades, winds of conscience sweep the air! On June 7th, a cultural festival that entails a mystical appearance of Eastern legends showers world-renowned Disneyland Park in California: The Tripitaka monk and his apprentices have a secret mission, what could it be? Legendary figures of ages past such as the Tripitika monk, the Monkey King, and Hua Mulan all appear in our time. They came to remind us of the three greatest treasures that our generation needs. Through story-telling in magical Disneyland, an Era of Conscience movement is being celebrated; warmth, heart-moving and positive energy are being shared to tourists from all over the world.
At 11 am in Disney’s California Adventure Park, gentle rhythm of Eastern flavor resounds in the air. This journey of the Tripitaka monk and his three apprentices will make its appearance in our 21st century, and they are searching for three most wanted treasures. There will be surprises along the way, such as encountering well-known figure Hw Mulan, and recognizing the three treasures of love, courage and peace. All actors in this performance, ages 7 to 47, are dizi of Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy. They practice martial arts since young, and have years of solid martial arts foundation; their performance is of strength and aesthetics, and most importantly, they interpret how heroes of conscience would be in our modern time.
Over 30 minutes of performance attract audiences from all over the world, and many young children are deeply engaged in this fabulous tale. Even the adults are touched and begin their search of the three treasures in their lives. Volunteers of An Era of Conscience travel to Disneyland Park to promote an Era of Conscience Movement, and they also sing An Era of Conscience song along with the audience. The audience is also invited to do the conscience gesture as a symbol of their support and to send wishes of conscience for Disneyland and themselves. Disneyland Park presented the “Disney Performing Arts award” to Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy to applaud their dedication to the arts.Since this is the first time Tai Ji Men performs at Disneyland, Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men, Dr. Hong Tao-tze graces the occasion with his personal presence, and also presents a certificate of cultural exchanges appreciation to Disneyland.
To many people, Disneyland is the dreamland of numerous captivating adventures. This place continues to move the hearts of many people, preserving their innocence and giving them memories of joy. The Movement of An Era of Conscience integrates cultural performance and moves the meaning of joy to a whole new spiritual height. Initiator of the movement of An Era of Conscience and Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men, Dr. Hong Tao-tze said: “Children today are the leaders of tomorrow. Today’s actions reflect upon our children like mirrors. If every person activates their conscientious heart and follow their conscience throughout every action they take in their lives, our society will be more stable, secure, and peaceful. In this way we can provide with our children a worry-free childhood, allowing them to develop their unlimited potential in a high quality and nurturing living environment. Once freed to express their true potential, they can create a better future that will benefit families, society, nations, and the world.”
Tai Ji Men is an ancient menpai (school) of qigong and martial arts who received “Certificate of Merit World Peace Art Exhibition” from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2000. In the 2001 8th “World Cup International Martial Arts Championship.”, Tai Ji Men won First place for internal martial arts, external martial arts, weapons, and qigong, and earned the “First Place for Martial Arts and Kung Fu Group Demonstration” and “World Top Outstanding Performance Golden Award”. For many years, Tai Ji Men has traveled through the five continents to promote the ideas of love and peace.
The Movement of An Era of Conscience is collectively initiated by the Federation of World Peace and Love, Association of World Citizens, and Tai Ji Men Qigong Academy. Numerous places in the world have responded to the movement. Now a series of events are being held in Wall Street of New York, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills of California.
The event “The Awakening of Conscience: World Citizens Supporting Love and Peace” was held at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City on June 6, 2015. 300 famous celebrities, including the founder of Family Film Award, Mr. Antonio Gellini, actress and singer Rebecca Holden, famous music producer, Joel Diamond, comedian/ Oscar Award winner Eslam Shams and singer Alston Koch, attended the event to show their supports to the Movement of An Era of Conscience and to spread positive energy to the world.
A rarely seen, ancient, and solemn ceremony of ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love was held to memorialize An Era of Conscience in Hollywood, California, and the whole world. At the event, Diane E. Watson, former U.S. Congresswoman and Ambassador, Allan Jay Friedman, an award winning producer-writer-composer-lyricist, founder and president of Picture Book Productions, and president and CEO of The Family Film Awards and The Olympia Awards, Randal Malone, president of the Southern California Motion Picture Council, and Antonio Gellini, founder of The Family Film Awards and The Olympia Awards rang the “Bell of World Peace and Love” and made their wishes for peace. In addition, President Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, Chairman of Foreign Affair Committee in House of Representatives Ed Royce, US Congressman, Michael Honda, California’s Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, California Assembly Member Ling Ling Chang, California Assembly Member, Young Kim, Honorary Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gate and Mayor of Alhambra Gary Yamaguchi all send their congratulation letters to wish the best for the event.
Until now, a total of 188 countries and nearly 3,000 groups have responded to and are promoting the movement. Welcome to visit the website of the Movement of An Era of Conscience at www.aneoc.org, and create an era of love and peace together.