Tag Archives: Taoism

The Tzu Ciao, Ziran and important initial steps in Opening the Heavenly Eye

What if I said that the most important ‘point’ in your Daoist body what not actually in (or even part) of your physical body. That it was almost unknown in the general public and the little written about it (more about … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Chicago Retreat, Part 1

It’s already more than 6 months since the Chicago retreat with Master Wang Li Ping. I’m writing this during the COVID-19 pandemic, self-isolating aboard my live-aboard sailboat Santorini in Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast. The retreat was a huge event … Continue reading

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Permission to Teach

Master Wang Li Ping’s International Winter Solstice retreat, hosted by his translator Richard Liao was held in Dalian China in 2017. The venue that year was the old Hot Spring Hotel in Anbo Town, 2 hours north-east of Dalian in … Continue reading

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Further on Reading the Taoist Classics

To the great good fortune of practicing Daoists everywhere, new translations of both available texts and previously un-translated ones are becoming available. Most importantly Fabrizio Pregadio has added his translations of The Canton Qi, Awakening to Reality, Wang Mu’s Foundations of Internal … Continue reading

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Jin Hua Retreat, October 21 – 31 2012 — Dreaming about the ‘Immortal Realm’

On the third morning of the retreat I had a ‘vision’. This would be similar to what is referred to in the west as a vivid dreaming state. You are in a dream-like state but you are awake. You are … Continue reading

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On Time and the importance of Timing for Self Cultivation and Nei Gong or Internal Alchemy

Chapter 5 of the Chung-Lu ch’uan-tao chi is devoted to Time and timing in Cultivation. This chapter follows up on the previous two, Chapter 3 covering Heaven and Earth and Chapter 4 the Sun and Moon. These preceding chapters emphasize … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Reflections on the Daoist Classics

Partly as an experiment in WordPress and also as a way to consolidate my ongoing work with the classics of Daoism (also spelled Taoism), I decided to utilize this domain I have held in reserve for a number of years … Continue reading

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