Category: Taoism

  • The Five Fundamentals of the Mind

    There are five basic fundamental concepts which will provide the insights or background needed to achieve higher levels in Martial Arts. These concepts will help you in your overall relaxation skills. The importance of your ability to relax is connected to several other factors: First and foremost, when you are in a relaxed state, your…

  • Taoist Health Preservation

  • The heart of Tao

    The heart of Tao is the heart of peace. It is not disturbed by the mind. The heart is the mind which has no thought. The mind is the heart after it falls into contemplative activity and engages in busy thinking. Chen Tunan Reference: Strength from Movement: Mastering Chi by Hua-Ching Ni ISBN 0937064734 p.…

  • The Inner Entreprise

    Section 1: The essential qi It is the essence of things that gives life to them. Below, it gives birth to the five grains; above, it is the ranks of stars. Flowing between heaven and earth: we call these ghosts and spirits. Stored within the breast: we call these sages. This qi is So bright!…

  • Guarding the One

    Attainment of the Prime of the One Is not a gift from Heaven. Realization of Great Nonbeing Is the state of highest immortality. Light restrained, a hidden brilliance, The body one with nature: There is true peace, won but not pursued. Script kept forever at rest. In serenity and beauty: this is perfection! Body and…

  • Breathing Power

    by Nianzu Li Links: Nianzu Li youtube.com

  • The One Cavity of the Mysterious Gate

    The valley spirit, undying Is called the mystical female The gateway of the mystical female Is called the root of Heaven and Earth It flows continuously, barely perceptible Utilize it, it is never exhausted Tao Te Ching VI (Laozi or Lao Tzu) The spirit of the valley – a powerful symbol of the female principle…

  • The Classic of Purity

    The venerable Master said: The Supreme Tao is formless,yet it produces Heaven and Earth. The Supreme Tao has no desires, yet by Its power the Sun and the Moon revolve in their orbits. The supreme Tao is nameless,yet It ever supports all things. I do not know its namebut for title call it Tao The…

  • Zhuang Zi’s eight kinds of methods for health cultivation

    Zhuang Zi is one of the prominent philosophers in the era of battle nation. He has done much study about man’s spirit, integrity, nature-cultivation, heart-cultivation and advocated the nature-cultivation of unselfishness, few desires, quietness and transcendence. Unselfishness. In the opinion of Zhuang Zi, selfishness is the origin of all evils and diseases. One is certain…

  • Taoist Wudang

  • Three Immortals Cultivation of the Ling Bao Bi Fa

    Ling Bao (灵宝) translates as “Spiritual Treasure.” The Ling Bao Bi Fa outlines the San Xian Gong, “Three Immortals Cultivation,” for completing the Ling Bao and thus becoming a Zhen Ren (真人) or Real Human Being. San Xian Gong consists of thee stages: Ren Xian Gong (人仙功) Human Immortal Cultivation, Di Xian Gong (地仙功) Earthly…

  • The Twelve Methods of Yin Xian Fa

    The main purpose of Yin Xian Fa is to repair the body, regulate the mind, restore the original breath and ultimately reverse and replenish the slow expenditure of pre-natal through the aging process.  还原法 Huan Yuan Fa  Restoring Methods Huan Yuan literal translates as “Returning to the Origin.” These are methods to quiet and collect…

  • The ego is a monkey

    The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle: Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses, it swings from one desire to the next, one conflict to the next, one self-centered idea to the next. If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life. Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let…

  • The Racehorse and the Nag

    by Liu I-Ming A racehorse, a swift runner, can travel hundreds of miles in a day. A nag, ambling along, takes ten days to cover the same distance. Although one is fast and one is slow, yet what they achieve is the same. What I realize as I observe this is the Tao of the…

  • The Inner Smile

    One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan (Inner Alchemy) practices is the “Inner Smile” – in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs of our body, activating within us the energy of loving-kindness, and waking up the Five-Element associational network. Here we will learn a variation on this classic practice, which…