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.
Every fourth Saturday, learn the fundamentals of tai chi at Lan Su Chinese Garden.
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.
Take a short break from your day to refresh and rejuvenate with a 30 minute tai chi program at Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Watch and participate in an instructor-led session of 18 Movement or Shibashi qigong.
Take a break for creativity this summer, in the Lounge House of Lan Su Chinese Garden.
Listen to music from students and teachers of the Wisdom Arts Academy as you enjoy tea in the Teahouse. Requires purchase of tea.
Watch and participate in an instructor-led tai chi session every Thursday.
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.
Explore three different calligraphy styles in this workshop celebrating the Year of the Horse led by artist Nancy Klos.
Listen to live performances of traditional and modern Chinese songs in the shade of the Scholar’s Courtyard.
Come learn the traditional Chinese game of Wei Chi.
Join a weekly qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.