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. Read More

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! Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Internal Alchemy: An Overview

By Elizabeth Reninger,  Inner Alchemy (Neidan) – a term often used synonymously with Qigong – is the Taoist art and science of gathering, storing and circulating the energies of the human body. In Inner Alchemy, our human body becomes a laboratory in which the Three Treaures of Jing, Qi, and Shen are cultivated, for the purpose of improving physical, emotional and mental Read More