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 traditional martial art lesson. Great for all skill levels!
Learn about the classical Chinese art of calligraphy while sipping tea.
Learn Chinese calligraphy techniques from artist Tim Loh.
Calligraphy is a high art in Chinese culture. See why the writing of beautiful characters is so revered while watching an expert calligrapher from the Wisdom Arts Academy at work.
Practice Mandarin Chinese in a casual and fun setting with the Portland State University Confucius Institute.
Watch an expert calligrapher paint your name or Chinese zodiac sign.
Get tips for integrating feng shui principles into your life with local expert Gwynne Warner of 10,000 Blessings Feng Shui.
Learn how to play mahjong with a group of experienced players.
Watch and participate in an instructor-led session of 18 Movement or Shibashi qigong.
Members, enjoy more time in the garden with special hours year-round just for Lan Su members. Open to all Lan Su members and their guests (see membership level for number of guest privileges).
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 Tai Chi Chih.
Learn about Chinese calligraphy and watch classically-trained scholars from the Wisdom Arts Academy share techniques of this ancient art.
Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Chinese music played on the Zither, provided by a visiting student of the Wisdom Arts Academy.
Come learn the traditional Chinese game of Wei Chi (Go).
Join a qigong session led by instructors from the Wen Wu School of Portland.
Join an instructor-led Tai Chi class.
As a martial arts form, Da Bei Quan is characterized by softy flowing movements and deep body articulation. Join an instructor led class every Tuesday at Lan Su.