In order to expand on Lan Su Chinese Garden's mission to inspire, engage and educate visitors in all aspects of Chinese culture, the program department has partnered with more than 50 community organizations in specific aspects of Chinese culture. These partnerships allow Lan Su to serve as a strong "cultural community center" of all-things Chinese in the Portland Metro area offering these rich cultural experiences.
Through the generosity of these partners and additional sponsors, Lan Su is able to offer each of these activities as part of your membership or admission. There is no additional cost to participate and registration is not required.
Join an instructor-led session every Wednesday in June.
Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea.
Practice Mandarin Chinese in a casual and fun setting with the Portland State University Confucius Institute.
Celebrate Suzhou Summer: The Art & Calligraphy of China with cultural performances the last Saturday in July and August.
Watch and participate in an instructor-led session of 18 Movement or Shibashi qigong.
Take a break for creativity this summer and create a memento of your trip to Lan Su.
Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.
An opportunity to learn more about holistic Chinese medicine and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
Watch and participate in an instructor-led Pang Family Style qigong session.
Learn from trained horticulturalists about the plants of Lan Su Chinese Garden with a weekly plant walk.
Join a trained docent for an interpretive tour of the garden.
Watch and participate in a group session of t’ai chi chih.
Every fourth Saturday, learn the fundamentals of tai chi at Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Come learn the traditional Chinese game of Wei Chi.
Join a qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.
Join an instructor-led Tai Chi classes every Thursday morning.