Michael Gilman, a long time teacher in the human potential movement, was born in San Francisco, California in 1943. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Theatre Arts, he worked as a television director, actor, and dancer. Mr. Gilman began his studies of Tai Chi Chuan in 1968 with Master Choy Kam-Man in San Francisco. Master Choy's father, Choy Hok Peng, a long time student of Yang Chen Fu, is credited with introducing Tai Chi to America in the 1940's.
" ... a delightful variety of entries related to or arising from over thirty years of taiji and related practices. This is his second book of his meditations and it is well worth the investment-- More than a personal journal of daily meditations, 101 Reflections is instructional as well as inspirational... What makes this set of reflections most valuable, however, is that while Gilman shares his expertise, experience, and philosophical approach; his is not a didactic voice. While he is not afraid to draw his own parallels between taiji practice and living fully in one's life, his intention seems to be only to share, not to insist ... it offers something for everyone. is deep, lyrical, and grounded in practicality." Taijiquan Journal, Summer 2002