Colby began meditation and Tai Chi in the fall of 1983. His early contemplative experiences led him to the practice of Tai Chi so that he could experience the benefits and states of deep contemplation while being fully involved in the activities of every day life. His Tai Chi teachers were the first generation of students from the school founded by Professor Cheng Man-Ching who brought the teachings to the West in the 60’s. Colby has continued to practice Tai Chi for thirty seven years and is presently teaching Tai Chi practices to Parkinson’s patients. As a student of the Sufi Master, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Colby has learned, practiced and taught many of the meditation practices passed down by the great mystical and religious traditions.