Taoism Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Taoism & The Tanmatras - Portals To Nondual Perception
How do the Tanmatras relate to Taoist practice?

Overview of Taoism
In broad brush-strokes, paints a pictures of the landscape of Taoist practice: its rituals, ceremonies & systems of divination; its qigong & meditation practices; and its foundational text ~ the Daode Jing.

Buddhism
In terms of both its history and its doctrines/practices, Taoism enjoys a close relationship to Buddha Dharma. The links below include selections from the Japanese Zen and Chinese Ch'an, as well as the Tibetan traditions. Enjoy!

New Physics
The insights of

Yoga/Kashmir Shaivism
Hatha Yoga practices share much in common with Taoist body-cultivation forms; and the exploration and mastery of elemental energies that is central to Kashmir Shaivism resonates strongly with Taoist Five Element theory.

The Martial Arts
An introduction to various Chinese, Japanese and other martial arts forms.

In Taoist Retreat
What's it like to go on a Taoist meditation, qigong or martial arts retreat?

Advaita Vedanta
Conversations between Taoism & Advaita Vedanta.

Colostrum - Nature's First & Most Complete Whole Food - Healing Benefits
Colostrum is one of the planet's most beneficial nutritional supplements, for supporting the immune system and promoting balanced growth and optimal functioning of all of our organ systems, along with our connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, etc.) and skeletal system. Colostrum is a wonderful tool for enhancing athletic performance (including in the martial arts), and has proven effective in supporting recovery from a wide range of illnesses and injuries. It's been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners, and is just now being discovered by those of us living in western cultures.

More Practice Notes
Explorations within Taoist practice.

Dietary Suggestions & Reviews
Dietary Suggestions & Reviews: your guide's suggestions on things to eat, things to avoid, and some truly excellent dietary supplements.

Five Element Chart - The Five Elements In Taoist Practice
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 3.

Ba Gua - Eight Trigrams - The Ba Gua In Taoist Practice
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 4.

Guodian Bamboo Strips - Laozi, Taoist History & The Guodian Bamboo Strips
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 8.

He Tu & Luo Shu Diagrams - Taoist Cosmology & The He Tu & Luo Shu Diagrams
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Shu diagrams, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 6.

Lo Pan Compass - Feng Shui Practice & The Lo Pan Compass
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 5.

Nei Jing Tu - Taoist Inner Alchemy & The Nei Jing Tu
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 7.

Taijitu Shuo - Diagram of the Supreme Polarity - The Taijitu As An Important Taoist Symbol
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips. Page 2.

Yin-Yang Symbol - Taoist Images & The Yin-Yang Symbol
An introduction to the Yin-Yang symbol - Taoism's most well-know visual symbol, which is also known as the Taiji Symbol.

Eight Important Taoist Visual Symbols
An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, and the Guodian bamboo strips.

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Taoism (or Daoism) from About.com
A resource page with links to information about Taoism/Daoism, a spiritual tradition that has evolved in China and elsewhere, and includes practices such as qigong, acupuncture, martial arts, ritual and meditation.

The Healing Benefits of Hot Mineral Springs
Soaking in a hotspring is one of the most enjoyable ways to initiate deep healing and rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit.

Acupuncture
What is acupuncture? What does it feel like to receive a treatment?

Practice Notes: Awareness & The Body
Who is it that knows and then declares:

Mirror Imagery Metaphors for the Mind of Tao
A playful-serious exploration of mirror imagery used to represent the qualities of the Mind of Tao.

Introduction To The Conception Vessel -- Ren Meridian
An introduction to the Conception Vessel (aka Ren Mai or Ren Meridian) -- the most yin of the body's meridians.

Dogwood Fruit - Shan Zhu Yu - Healing Properties
An introduction to the Chinese herb Shan Zhu Yu.

Life Is Beautiful
This past weekend I managed to unearth (from the cinematic vaults of 1997) a little jewel: Roberto Benigni’s

Buddhist Mindfulness Training & Qigong Practice
There is a deep link between the experience of impermanence in Buddhist Mindfulness training and the concept of Qi as used in East Asian medicine and martial arts. This article explores these connections.

Practice Notes: No Strings Attached
Exploring the Absolute-relative dance, via sitar and tennis playing.

Tiger's Mouth - Hu Kou
If you’re a practitioner of Tai Chi, Kung Fu or another martial art, you're perhaps already familiar with the Tiger’s Mouth: the arc formed by the thumb and first finger of the hand ...

EarthCalm Infinity Home EMF Protection System - Review
Review of EarthCalm's Infinity Home EMF Protection System, offering state-of-the-art EMF protection for your entire living-space and all the people within it.

Wudang Kung Fu
An introduction to the internal martial arts tradition of China's Wudang Temple.

Taoism Glossary - Pinyin & Wade-Giles Transliterations
A Taoism glossary of common Taoist terms, in both pinyin and Wade-Giles transliterations, with short English definitions.

Composing Ourselves: Fallacies Of Composition & Division In Nondual Spiritual Inquiry
What is the fallacy of division? What is the fallacy of composition? What is their relevance to nondual spiritual inquiry?

Taoism, Qigong & Visualization - How Does Visualization Work?
Qigong and visualization practice: how does visualization work, in the context of various Taoist practices?

Nondual Contemplation: View & Integration
What’s the relationship between abiding in a “dimension” transcendent of space-time (and hence of all causal mechanisms) and employing techniques that would seem to depend upon cause and effect?

Meditation Now - A Beginner's Guide
Introduction to an excellent new beginner's guide to meditation.

Yummy Green Things: On The Greatness Of Matcha & Chlorella
Yummy Green Things: on the greatness of matcha and chlorella. In this essay I explore the many health benefits of chlorella and matcha.

All Hail The Goats! - Guide Review Of Capra Mineral Whey
A guide review of Capra Mineral Whey.

A Tale Of Two Trees
The window in front of my desk opens onto a lovely little courtyard, with seven trees (a mix of coniferous and deciduous) in full or partial view ...

Barriers To Understanding
Some reflections on reflections & transparency, in relation to nondual spiritual inquiry ...

Masks
Masks that conceal and masks that reveal ...

Acupressure Treasures - Bai Hui - Hundred Convergences
An introduction to Bai Hui - the 20th point on the Governing Vessel, on the crown of the head.

From Tip To Bridge
Scurrying ants and hatching chicks ...

Taoist Identity Politics: Inner & Outer Breathing
In neidan practice we distinguish between inner breath and outer breath. Outer breath refers to what most people think of as

Changing Our Mind
We say it all the time: “I’ve changed my mind.” But what does this mean, really?

Kung Fu In The Park
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 2.

Kung Fu Practice
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 3.

Shaolin Flying Monk
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 5.

Sword Form In The Park
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 8.

Taiji In The Park
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 9.

Hermit Hao Daozheng
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful!

Yoga In The Forest
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 11.

Lapchi Yogi
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 12.

Morihei Ueshiba
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 4.

Shaolin Qigong
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 6.

Taoist Meditation
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 10.

Standing Meditation
An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful! Page 7.

Jade Dragon Mountain In Clouds
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 10.

Yuangshuo Mountains from Bamboo Boat
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 2.

Sacred Mountains
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 3.

Huashan - Plank Path
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 4.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain With Flowers
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 12.

Jade Dragon Mountain: Wind & Clouds
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 11.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain With Blue Sky
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 13.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 9.

Huashan - Mist & Stone Stairs
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 5.

Shaolin Mountain Temple
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 8.

Hua Shan - Long View
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 6.

Wudang Mountain Mist
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 7.

Huangshan & Monkey
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 15.

Huangshan Sunrise
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 14.

Li River Mountains & Mist
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners. Page 16.

Yuangshuo Reflection
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners.

Sacred Mountains of Taoism
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountains, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners.

Sacred Mountains of Taoism
A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountains, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners.

Bruce Lee
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice, including Taoist meditation. Page 7.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Market
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 11.

Taoist Meditation
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice, including Taoist meditation. Page 14.

The Yin-Yang Symbol
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 3.

Ming Dynasty Acupuncture Chart
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 10.

The Eight Immortals
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 2.

The Fengshui Loupan Compass
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 12.

Laozi (Lao Tzu) on Ox
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice.

Nei Jing Tu: Qing Period Illustration Of Inner Circulation
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 6.

Old Taoist Priest
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 13.

Shaolin Monastery
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 8.

Taoist Priests
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 5.

White Cloud Temple
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 4.

Wudang Mountain Taoist Monastery
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice. Page 9.

The Many Faces Of Taoism - Ancient & Modern Taoist Traditions
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice.

The Many Faces Of Taoism - Ancient & Modern Taoist Traditions
A look at the many faces of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist arts such as haiku, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Colostrum FAQ - Bovine Colostrum For Health & Longevity
What is colostrum? What are its benefits? - and other frequently asked questions about supplementing with bovine (cow) colostrum.

Women & Gender in Taoist History, Philosophy, Practice
An exploration of various aspects of gender in the history, philosophy and practice of Taoism.

Taoism
Taoism. Page 2.

EarthCalm Nova Resonator Pendant Sports Band Review
Review of EarthCalm's Nova Resonator - offering state-of-the-art protection from man-made EMF's. The Scalar Resonator is worn as a necklace and, via it's scalar resonance technology, supports the body in re-establishing a grounding in the Earth's electro-magnetic field, which allows the immune system and meridian systems to function as self-healing mechanisms.

Body Cultivation
One thing that makes Taoism rather unique among the world's spiritual traditions is the strong emphasis it places on physical health. Body cultivation practices such as taiji and qigong are used to create a strong and flexible body-mind, which can then function as a radiant clear

Holidays, Festivals & Ceremonies
Each lunar month, Taoist temples honor particular Deities by hosting festivals and performing often-elaborate ceremonies in their name.

An Introduction to Simple Taoist Poetry
Poetry has played an important role in Taoist practice - as a cultural expression of the Taoist aesthetic of simplicity and harmony, as well as a form of practice in and of itself.

Learn How to Practice Taoist Meditative Flower Gazing
An introduction to the beautiful practice of Taoist Flower Gazing.

Major Chinese Holidays 2015 - Lunar & Solar Dates
The first of the major Chinese/Taoist holidays for the Gregorian 2015 calendar is the Laba Festival -- the official beginning of extended Spring Festival celebrations. The Laba Festival falls on January 27th -- which is actually the 8th day of the 12th lunar month of the previous (lunar) year. The Chinese New Year itself (the first of the major holidays) is not until February 19th.

Celebrating Tomb Sweeping Day - Qing Ming Jie
Tomb Sweeping Day, or Clear Bright Festival (Qing Ming Jie) is a traditional Chinese festival and Taoist holiday.

Mid-Autumn Festival - Zhongqiu Jie - Chinese Holiday
The Mid-Autumn Festival - Zhongqiu Jie - is a traditional Chinese holiday and Taoist festival that is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.

Double Ninth Festival (Chong Yang Jie): Chinese Holiday
The Double Ninth Festival (Chong Yang Jie) is a traditional Chinese holiday and Taoist festival celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month.

Ghost Festival - Zhongyuan Jie - Chinese Holiday
The Ghost Festival (Zhongyuan Jie) is a traditional Chinese holiday and Taoist festival celebrated on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month.

Explanation of the Shamanic Origins of Taoism in China
The roots of Taoism lie in the shamanic cultures of ancient China and, specifically, in the practices of the

Definiton of De (or Te) in Daoism (or Taoism)
In Taoist practice,

A Brief Overview Of Taoist Cosmology
Taoism's story of the origin of the universe.

Microcosmic Orbit - Ren & Du Meridians in Subtle Body
In the Microcosmic Orbit qigong practice, we learn to circulate our qi in a continuous circular pathway joining the Ren and the Du meridians. Here's a simple, enjoyable version of this classic qigong practice.

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Peace Becomes You
Theme and variations on peace, compliments of a bumper sticker ...

Alchemy In Taoist Practice
Internal alchemy and external alchemy in Taoist practice: how are they similar, and how are they different?

Healthy Eating For The Holidays (& Every Day!) - Taoist Practice & Diet
What's the best diet for a Taoist practitioner? This index of articles addresses this question, from a variety of perspectives.

Farewell From Elizabeth
Many thanks to all who have visited this site – just once or many times – during the years that I’ve been its guide ...

Basic Principles of Taoism
What is the

The Calculus Of Consciousness
“… the Absolute is divisible infinitely or not at all …”

Taoist Breathing Techniques: Abdominal, Reverse, & Vase
Three simple Taoist breathing practices which nourish the energy of the lower dantian, and are frequent components of qigong practice.

The Meridian System: Channels of Awareness
An overview of the meridian system - the network through which qi travels, to nourish and energize the human body.

How To Practice The "Inner Smile" - Taoism
Let your attention rest now right in the center of your brain. This is a place referred to in Taoism as the Crystal Palace.

How To Practice Standing Meditation
Standing Meditation is a simple yet very powerful tool for opening the flow of qi through the meridians.

What Is Qi (Chi)?
In Taoism, the animating force behind all forms of life is

What Is Qigong & How Does It Work?
An exploration of the mechanisms of qigong practice.

Index Of Taoism Articles
An index of Taoism articles, covering all aspects of Taoist history and practice.

Wu Wei: the Action of Non-Action
In Taoism, Wu Wei means non-volitional action: acting in a way that is in spontaneous alignment with the cycles of the natural world, and with the Tao.

The Yin-Yang Symbol
The Taoist Yin-Yang symbol represents the mutual interdependence of opposites: how the seed of one always exists within the other.

EMF Protection Products, Devices & Pendants
EarthCalm EMF protection products: benefits, research & reviews. Learn why protection from man-made EMFs is essential in today's world, and how EarthCalm's state-of-the-art technology can help by providing scientifically-proven devices to keep you safe, both in your home and on-the-go.

Have You Lost Your Horns? - On Killing The Ego
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On Being Lost & Found, Or: Man's Best Friend
Or: Man's Best Friend. Taoism.

Chancing To Find - Egoic v. Absolute Isolation
A poem by To Qin, as a vehicle to explore the relationship between egoic and Absolute isolation.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs For External Use
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs for external use.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Expel Parasites
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that expel parasites.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of aromatic herbs that transform dampness.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Aromatic Herbs That Open The Orifices
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of aromatic herbs that open the orifices.

Laozi's Daode Jing: Dwight Goddard Translation
Dwight Goddard's 1919 translation of Laozi's Daode Jing is one of my personal favorites: less scholarly than some, yet infused with the heart-essence, the spirit of Laozi. Check it out!

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Clear Internal Heat
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, belonging to the category of herbs that clear internal heat.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Disperse Food Accumulation
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that disperse food accumulation.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Release The Exterior
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that release the exterior.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Transform Phlegm
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that transform phlegm and stop cough.

James Legge Translation - Full Text
James Legge's 1891 translation of Laozi's Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching) is one of my favorites of those in the public domain.

Lionel Giles Translation
Lionel Giles 1905 translation of Laozi's Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching) - a clear and beautiful rendering of this classic text!

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Extinguish Wind And Stop Spasm
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that extinguish wind and stop spasm.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Astringe
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that astringe.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Calm The Spirit
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that calm the spirit.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Dispel Wind Dampness
An illustrated glossary of herbs from the Chinese Materia Medica, in the category of Herbs that dispel Wind Dampness.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Drain Dampness
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that drain dampness.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Precipitate
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that precipitate.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Rectify The Blood
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that rectify the blood.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Rectify The Qi
An index of herbs from the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica belonging to the category of herbs that rectify the qi.

Chinese Materia Medica - Herbs That Tonify The Blood
An index of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica that tonify/supplement the blood.

Chinese Materia Medica - Herbs That Tonify The Qi
An index of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica that tonify/supplement the qi.

Chinese Materia Medica - Herbs That Tonify The Yang
An index of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica that tonify/supplement the yang.

Chinese Materia Medica - Herbs That Tonify The Yin
An index of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica that tonify/supplement the yin.

Chinese Herbal Materia Medica - Herbs That Warm The Interior
An index of herbs that warm the interior, which includes pinyin, pharmaceutical, botanical and common names; tastes and temperatures; channels entered; actions; and excellent photos.

Taoism Glossary (F) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With F
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (G) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With G
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (H) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With H
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Practice Notes: Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Nondual Inquiry
Practice Notes: Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Nondual Inquiry

Baibai & the Taoist Altar
The practice of offering incense to an altar - called

Zhuangzi
The Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) - named after its author - is appreciated by writers, poets, Taoist practitioners and scholars alike - acknowledged as both profound philosophy and great literature. It takes the form of short stories and parables; and is laced with humor, paradox and an irrepressible playfulness.

Contemporary Taoist Philosophers
Allan Watts, Wei Wu Wei, and Osho are just a sampling of contemporary Taoist philosophers/writers.

Meditation
Meditation is the heart of Taoist practice, and includes not only sitting meditation, but also various forms of standing, moving and sleeping meditation; as well as the breathing and visualization practices of Internal Alchemy, and the spirit-travel practices of Mystical Taoism.

Taoism Glossary (J) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With J
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (K) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With K
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (L) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With L
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (M) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With M
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (N) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With N
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (P) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With P
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (Q) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With Q
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoist Cannon
The

The Importance of a Teacher
Spiritual friends and teachers play an important role for support and guidance along the spiritual path. And a Realized Master - one who actually embodies the Tao - is a precious jewel. The Ultimate Guru resides in the core of our own heart, but until our connection with this inner wisdom is deep and stable, it's wise to enjoy these forms of external guidance.

Western Philosophy - Taoism's Relationship With Other Paths
Taoism's relationship with western philosophy.

Becoming a Taoist


Christianity
What would a meeting of Jesus and Lao Tzu be like? I think they might enjoy each other greatly ... but that's just my opinion.

Divination Systems
Feng-shui and the Yijing (I-Ching) are Taoism's most well-known systems of Divination. But Taoism also has its own form of astrology, as well as the more obscure practice of sand-writing ... Have fun exploring these!

Liezi
Along with Laozi and Zhuangzi, Liezi (Lieh Tzu) is considered to be one of the most important figures of philosophical Taoism. Like Zhuangzi, his writing is filled with parables - very fun to read!

What Is Qi? - Qi (Chi) In Taoist Practice
What is this mysterious force that Taoism calls

Taoism Glossary (R) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With R
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (S) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With S
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (T) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With T
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (U) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With U
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (V) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With V
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (W) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With W
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (X) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With X
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoist Pantheon
The Taoist Pantheon of Gods, Goddesses, Immortals, Masters of Inner Alchemy, and personified Energies is a rich and varied one: second only - in its scope & depth - to that found in Hinduism. Its most well-known figures include: its founder, Laozi; Immortal Lu Dong Bin; the Jade Emperor; the Three Purities; and the also-Buddhist Kuan Yin.

What Is Wu Wei? - Wu Wei In Taoist Practice
Wu Wei is the Taoist principle of

Biographies Of Immortals, Sages & Adepts
Short biographies of immortals, sages, adepts and mahasiddhas -- in Taoism and other nondual traditions.

Sexual Energy (Single and/or Dual Cultivation)
There are Taoist practitioners who choose the path a celibacy; and others who are married and have families. Certain schools of Inner Alchemy emphasize dual cultivation - working with a partner/consort to circulate energy internally - and other schools that lean more heavily toward single cultivation - achieving the same alchemical transformations without the use of a physical partner. So there are many options!

Diet
The use of medicinal herbs is an important aspect of Chinese Medicine, and can be a powerful support for qigong practice. And according to the traditions of Inner Alchemy and Chinese Medicine, the food that we eat can function as nourishment, as medicine, or as poison - depending upon the choices made within a particular context.

Eight Immortals


Internal Alchemy
In Internal Alchemy, the Taoist practitioner uses their own body as a laboratory, learning how to cultivate and circulate the Three Treasures: Jing (generative energy), Qi (life-force energy), and Shen (spiritual energy).

Role of Women/Gender in Taoist Practice
What has been the role of symbolic & historical role of women in Taoism? How does this relate to Taoism's theoretical and Inner-Alchemical understandings of masculine and feminine energy?

Shamanism
Taoism's roots lie in the shamanic cultures of ancient China. Not surprising, then, that we find clear resonances of Taoist practice in contemporary shamanic traditions. In both paths we find a deep respect for the wisdom of the natural world, practices to cultivate perception of the subtle energies that structure the physical, and spirit-travel to other realms.

Snow Mountain
The area in the lower abdomen called the

Taoism Glossary (A) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With A
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (D) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With D
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (B) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With B
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

The Five Elements
An exploration of the Taoism's Five Element System, in particular as it applies to acupuncture and qigong practice.

"The Master Key" by Charles Haanel
Charles Haanel's

The Meridian System
The meridians are the channels through which qi flows. In this section, we'll explore the Taoist meridian system, as it is used in acupuncture and qigong practice.

Stages Of Qi Cultivation
The ten stages of qi cultivation - a map for qigong practitioners.

Daode Jing - Commentaries
Explorations, reflections and commentaries on specific verses in the Tao Te Ching (Daode Jing)of Lao Tzu (Laozi).

Acupressure Treasures
Learn specific points on the acupuncture meridian system that can be used also as acupressure points -- as part of a self-massage qigong protocol to enhance and balance the flow of life-force energy (qi/chi) in your body, and alleviate common minor ailments.

Calligraphy
As so beautifully portrayed in Jet Li's film

Glossary Of Taoist Terms - A Glossary Of Chinese & Japanese Terms Used In Taoist Practice
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Immortality
The highest level of attainment within the Taoist path is

Music
Music is an important part of Taoist ceremony - a means of communicating with the Deities - and can be incorporated also into individual Taoist practice: remember the hero of David Carradine's

Myths & Stories
Taoist creation myths and the parables of Chuangzi are two well-known examples of the importance of myth/story in the Taoist path. There are also many wonderful contemporary Taoist story-tellers & myth-makers ...

Taoism's Relationship With Other Religions
What kinds of links - in theory and/or practice - does Taoism have with other spiritual traditions?

Painting
The very form of Taoist paintings - landscape paintings in particular - is reflective of the spiritual insights of Taoist practice: the ever-shifting evanescent quality of the phenomenal world; the beauty & power of mountains, trees and other inhabitants of the natural world; the subtle infusion of Spirit/Tao into all that we see ...

Poetry
Li Po, Tu Fu, Wang Wei, Han Shan (Cold Mountain), Yuan Mei, Lu Tung Pin - These are just a few of the many great Taoist poets: practitioners who took on, and succeeded beautifully in meeting, the challenge to

Sacred Sites & Mountains
Making pilgrimages to sacred sites - temples, statues, birthplace of Taoist sages - and wandering within the folds of Taoist sacred mountains, are important practices for many Taoist practitioners. Such external journeys, it is believed, have the power to catalyze the internal transformations that are the essence of Taoist practice.

Scriptures, Prayers & Verses
The Daode Jing, the Zhuangzi and the Liezi, along with the Yijing (I-Ching), are perhaps the most important of Taoism's scriptures, but this is just the tip of the iceberg ...

Taoism Glossary (C) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With C
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (Y) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With Y
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (Z) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With Z
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Visual Symbols
The Yin-Yang (Taiqi) Symbol is the most well-known of Taoist visual symbols. The Nei Jing Tu Qing Period Illustration of Inner Circulation - in which the human body is shown to be a microcosm of the macrocosmic universe - is an important visual rendering for the practice of Internal Alchemy. Explore the meaning of these symbols, and more ...

Getting Started - Supports For Practice - How To Begin A Qigong Or Meditation Practice
Not sure how to structure and support a daily qigong, martial arts or Taoist meditation practice? Here are some useful tips, to help you take the first steps toward an enjoyable and productive daily home practice.

Liu I-Ming
Liu I-Ming Taoist texts and scriptures, with commentary. Liu I-Ming was an 18th-century Taoist adept and scholar of Buddhism and Confucianism.

Family Life
What is the role of women in Taoist practice? Can one be married, have a family - and still be a Taoist? What role does sexual energy play in Taoist practice? In terms of Taoist world-view, what are the differences between

History of Taoism
Traces the history of Taoist philosophy & practice from its roots in the Shamanic cultures of China, through the dynasties, and into its modern-day manifestations.

Key Historical Figures & The Taoist Pantheon
From its founder - Laozi - to the poet/philosopher/trickster Zhuangzi, to Lu Dong Bin and the other

Forms of Taoist Practice
Rituals & ceremonies; the use of talismans and various systems of divination; techniques for calming the mind and strengthening the body; wandering in the mountains: many are the options for practice available to the Taoist initiate! And how does one choose? Some combination of intuition, availability and (if you're lucky) the guidance of an authentic Taoist Master.

Qigong & Chinese Medicine
The meaning of the word

Taoist Arts & Culture
Taoism's rich and varied artistic heritage includes poets, painters, calligraphers, musicians, story-tellers and many more ... whose collective efforts have gifted us with a wealth of beauty - inspired by and reflecting the Taoist world-view.

Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)- An Introduction To The Taoist Sage
Along with Laozi (Lao Tzu) and Liezi (Lieh Tzu), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) is one of philosophical Taoism's most important figures.

Leslie Temple-Thurston's Polarity Processing Technique
To access a balance and fluid Yin/Yang

Qigong Practice Physical and Spiritual Benefits
Qigong practice has many benefits: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Introduction To Taoism
In broad brush-strokes, paints a pictures of the landscape of Taoist practice: its rituals, ceremonies & systems of divination; its qigong & meditation practices; and its foundational text ~ the Daode Jing.

Sushumna Nadi - The Sushumna Nadi as the Core of the Yogic Body
The Sushumna Nadi is the core of the Yogic body.

The Five Element System - An Introduction
An introduction to the Five Element System used in Chinese Medicine, Qigong and other Taoist practices.

Five Simple Lifestyle Recommendations
The choices that we make moment to moment are the essence of Taoist practice. Here are some daily and yearly patterns that I've found to be supportive of my practice, and which have been recommended by the great Masters of the past, also!

An Introduction To Chakras & Dantians
What is the relationship between Chakras and Dantians?

The Three Purities Of Taoism - An Introduction
The Three Purities are the highest deities in the Taoist pantheon.

Introduction to Laozi - the Founder of Taoism
Introduction to Laozi (Lao Tzu) - the founder of Taoism and author of the Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching).

Introduction To Moola Bandha (Mula Bandha)
An introduction to the practice of Moola Bandha, which awakens the energy of the Snow Mountain/Golden Urn area at the base of the spine.

Is Metaphysics Possible? - Laozi, Kant & Buddhist Pranama
A conversation between Emmanuel Kant and Buddhist Pranama around the question of whether metaphysics is possible.

Diagnosis & Direct Perception: Seeing The Elephant
Diagnosis and direct perception in Chinese Medicine, and how this relates to nondual spiritual inquiry.

Tortoise-Pigeon-Dog: The Legendary Li Ching-Yuen
Introduction to Li Ching-Yuen - a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and qigong practitioner who lived to be 200 years old.

Honk If You Love Jesus: Notes On Nondual Spiritual Inquiry
Wisdom from a bumper sticker, or: On being right and wrong, simultaneously.

The Three Natures/Aspects of Existence
Using the Buddhist Three Natures/Aspects Of Existence to explore the question: How is visualization different from fantasy or wishful thinking?

Taoism & The Natural World
In Taoism, what's the meaning and importance of the natural world? What's the difference between the

Drinking The Wine: Poems by Tao Qian (T'ao Ch'ien)
Three beautiful poems by Taoist poet Tao Qian (T'ao Ch'ien) which explore Taoist themes such as simplicity and harmony with the natural world.

Introduction To Shaolin Kung Fu
An introduction to the history and forms associated with Shaolin Kung Fu and external martial arts.

Tonic Gold Alchemical Elixir - Potable Gold
Tonic Gold is an alchemical formula produced in India by the Hermetic alchemist Petri Murien. Great support for qigong, yoga and meditation practice.

Nuwa & Fuxi
The first of ancient China's

Profile of Elder Zhang Guo - Taoist Eight Immortals
An introduction to the Taoist Immortal Zhang Guo Lao - also known as Elder Zhang Guo - the most eccentric of the Taoist Eight Immortals.

Three Women Taoist Poets
An introduction to Taoist poet-yoginis Li Qingzhao, Chou Xuanjing & Cui Shaoxuan.

Practice Notes: The Princess & The Pea
What is true sensitivity? Here we use a well-known fairy tale - The Princess & The Pea - to explore the sensitivity expressive of Pure Awareness.

Search for Immortality – Understanding the Search for Immortality in Taoism
An exploration of Taoist Immortality, and its relation to the Christian Gospel Story and Esoteric Stages of Initiation.

Reality & Illusion In Nondual Spiritual Inquiry
Can reality and illusion be clearly distinguished and separated, in the way, for instance, that apples and oranges can be?

Nets & Fishes: On Catching Freedom, Poems & Subatomic Particles
On catching freedom, poems and subatomic particles.

Ten Stages Of Qi Cultivation - Stage Two - Gather Qi
In stage two of qi cultivation we learn how to gather qi as nourishment for our bodymind.

Waves Of Splendor: Gravitational Waves As Appearance & Metaphor
What are gravitational waves? And how can they help us understand certain aspects of Taoist practice?

Walking In The Jasmine Garden - The Poems Of Lalla
Lalla - the medieval Kashmiri poet, saint and yogini - dances with equal ease and delight along the paths of wisdom and love ...

Turrets, Locks & Ladders: Commentary On "Dark Night Of The Soul" by Saint John of the Cross
Some reflections on a beautiful poem by John of the Cross:

Practice Notes: Truth & Democracy
Is truth a democracy? Let's explore ...

Introduction To Tai Yang -- Supreme Yang (Sun)
How to apply acupressure at Tai Yang, to resolve headaches, eye-strain and other common ailments.

Introduction To Lao Gong - Pericardium 8
An introduction to Lao Gong - the 8th point on the Pericardium meridian - used in acupressure, acupuncture and qigong healing.

An Introduction To Zheng (Righteous) Qi In Chinese Medicine & Qigong
An introduction to Zheng (Righteous) Qi in Chinese medicine and qigong.

Ethics & Morality In Taoist Practice - Laozi's Daode Jing Verse 38
How feeling good, being good & natural goodness in relation to Taoist ethics and morality.

Eight Inspirational Books To Awaken & Enrich Your Life
Brief reviews of eight inspiring books that are filled with spiritual wisdom, including the work of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Shunryu Suzuki and Paramahamsa Yogananda.

Tao Te Ching (Daode Jing) - Translation & Commentary By Hu Xuezhi
An exploration of verse 42 of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (aka Daode Jing) - inspired by the English translation and commentary by Hu Xuezhi.

Emptiness in Taoism and Buddhism (Shunyata and Wu)
A look at the way in which the term

Taoism
Taoism. Page 2.

From Vision To Great Bliss: The Fivefold Teaching of Dawa Gyaltsen
How anger and fear can arise as great bliss.

The Tao That Can Be Spoken: Shantarakshita & The Ten-Thousand Things
A friendly conversation between Laozi -- the founder of Taoism -- and the Buddhist sage Shantarakshita, on the relationship between Absolute and Relative Truth.

Kan & Li Inner Alchemy Practice - Water & Fire Taoist Yoga
An introduction to Kan & Li (Water & Fire) Inner Alchemy practices -- through which an Immortal Fetus is formed.

Taoism
Taoism. Page 2.

Taoism Practice Notes: Who's Driving The Bus?
Looking for the

When The Shoe Fits
Exploring a poem/parable from the Taoist sage Zhuangzi.

Hearts In Agreement - Friendship Among Taoist Adepts
What is spiritual friendship? Taoism.

Sweet Salvation: The Lowdown On Artificial & Natural Sweeteners
A survey of artificial & natural sweeteners: honey, xylitol, stevia, agave nectar, maple syrup, date sugar, barley malt syrup, brown rice syrup; sucanat, molasses, refined white sugar, Asparatame, Sucralose, Splenda, and Nutrasweet.

The Unchanging Tao - Commentary On Verse 25 Of The Daodejing
A commentary on verse 25 of Laozi's Daodejing, with reference to Longchenpa's

Commentary On Verse 25 Of The Daodejing
A commentary on verse 25 of the Daodejing, page two. Page 2.

History Of Colostrum As A Supplement - Colostrum Use In Ancient Egypt, India, Scandinavia & Kenya
A brief history of bovine colostrum as a supplement.

Healthy Skin - A Home Medicine Chest For Healthy Skin
The skin is the largest organ of our body -- and vitally important, in many ways, to our health. Here are some tips for maintaining healthy and radiantly beautiful skin.

EarthCalm Quantum Cell – Guide Review
A Guide Review of EarthCalm's Quantum Cell: manmade EMF protection for cell phones and cordless landline phones.

EarthCalm EMF Protection To Enhance Athletic Performance
EarthCalm EMF protection to enhance athletic performance, and support profound levels of wellbeing, vitality and longevity.

Internal Alchemy In Taoist Practice: An Overview
Inner Alchemy is the Taoist art and science of gathering, storing and circulating the energies of the human body. The Taoist practitioner learns to cultivate and transform the

The Smallest Thing: Intimacy, Distinction, Relationship
Intimacy, Distinction, Relationship

Dreams, Rehearsals, Simulations
On the dance between spontaneity and skill-cultivation in Taoist practice.

The Five Shen of Chinese Medicine - Introduction
The Five Shen - Shen, Zhi, Yi, Hun and Po - are the spirits, or aspects of consciousness, associated with the five yin organs of Chinese Medicine and qigong practice.

An Introduction to the Eight Extraordinary Meridians
The Eight Extraordinary Meridians represent the body's deepest level of energetic structuring.

Shaolin & Wudang Styles Of Kung Fu: A Comparison
A introduction to and comparison between Shaolin external martial arts and Wudang internal martial arts.

What Are the Three Treasures in Taoism?
An introduction to the Taoist Three Treasures: Jing (creative energy), Qi (life-force energy) and Shen (spiritual energy).

Meditation To Develop The Witness Consciousness
Important to the practice of Taoist (as well as Buddhist and many other) forms of meditation is the cultivation of Witness Consciousness, or the energy of Mindfulness - the capacity to observe the contents of our mind, without identifying with them. Here's a simple practice to support you in developing the Witness Consciousness.

Qigong Self-Massage for Breast and Endocrine Health
A simple qigong self-massage practice that's a wonderful way for women to support breast health and balance the endocrine system.

Taoist Precepts & Vows from the Lingbao Scriptures
A listing of the original Taoist precepts and vows, as recorded in the Lingbao scripture called

Hun & Po: The Ethereal & Corporeal Soul In Taoism
What are Hun & Po, in Taoist practice? An introduction here to several different ways of understanding the ethereal and corporeal soul, in Taoist practice -- in conversation with the distinction between

Guide on How To Practice Walking Meditation
Walking Meditation is a wonderful way of turning something that we do every day into a deeply healing, deeply nourishing and enjoyable tool for our awakening.

Practice Notes: And There Was Light
An introduction to Jacques Lusseyran's book,

The Tao Of Grooming Life
Liu I-Ming on oil lamps and such.

The Two Truths & The Twofold Mystery School
An introduction to the Twofold Mystery School of Taoism, and its conversation with the Buddhist Two Truths doctrine.

Practice Notes: Projection, Pure Perception, Emanation
Thoughts on projection, pure perception and emanation in Taoist and Buddhist practice.

Spiritual Maturity & The Child-Like Taoist Sage
Taoist sages are often portrayed as being extremely child-like -- yet at the same time being deeply wise and spiritually mature. How is this possible? What is

Acupressure Treasures - Hui Yin - Ren 1
A qigong acupressure practice to activate and balance Hui Yin - the first point on the Ren meridian.

Dragon Boat (Duanwu Jie) Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Jie, is a traditional Chinese festival and Taoist holiday that falls on fifth day of the fifth lunar month – and hence is also known as Double Fifth Day.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Altars & Rice Porridge Day
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 4.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Chinese New Year Lion
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 2.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Chinese New Year's Calligraphy
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 3.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Red Packets
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 8.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Dragon In Parade
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 9.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Koi Fish
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 10.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Guandong Nian Gao
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 6.

Celebrating Chinese New Year
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Single Red Lantern
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 12.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Taoist Kitchen God
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 5.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Red Lanterns
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 11.

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Yuan Bao
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival. Page 7.

Celebrating The Chinese New Year
An illustrated tour through a Chinese New Year's celebration (also known as the Spring Festival) - from Rice Porridge Day through the Lantern Festival.

Stage Nine & Ten Of Qi Cultivation: Dissolve & Transmit
In stage nine and ten, we reach the culmination of our qi-cultivation journey. We are open full to the flow of Universal qi, and can now be of service to our fellow humans.

The White Skeleton Visualization Meditation
An introduction to one version of the Taoist White Skeleton Visualization.

Wuji (Wu Chi) Definition & Meaning In Taoist Cosmology
What is Wuji (Wu Chi)? How is it related to Taoist cosmology?

Qing Gong - Qigong Martial Arts Lightness Practice
Qing Gong is a technique for making the body extremely light.

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Five Element Acupuncture
What is the difference between a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Five Element approach to practicing Chinese Medicine?

Baibai - The Taoist Ritual Of Offering Incense to the Altar
The practice of Baibai - offering incense to the altar - is central to ceremonial forms of Taoism.

Pulse Reading In Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
An introduction to the art and science of pulse reading in Oriental Medicine.

Sushumna Nadi - Chong Mai - Penetrating Vessel
An introduction to the Sushumna Nadi or Chong Mai, in relation to Taoist yoga.

Taoist Holidays - Major Chinese Holidays In 2015 - With Lunar & Solar/Gregorian Dates
Major Taoist Holidays in 2016, with both Lunar & Gregorian/Solar dates, including Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival and Dragon Boat Festival.

Flowing With The Tao - Taoism & Tantra
An exploration of Taoist notions of flow and continuity, through the lens of Buddhist and Hindu tantra.

Happiness In Taoist Practice - Booster Engines & Causeless Happiness
An exploration of two different kinds of happiness, that we can access via Taoist practice.

Free As The Firmament: The Expanding Universe Of Pure Awareness
Raisin bread and the deathless. Taoism.

Manifesting German Chocolate Cake
What to serve for dessert, when inviting the infinite Tao to dinner.

Bachelors & Buddhas
On The Validation Of Scientific & Metaphysical Claims

On The Pros & Cons On Having A Mailbox - Nonduality & Volitional Action
Taoism, nonduality and volitional action (cause-and-effect, karma etc.)

Giving Thanks
Enjoy this beautiful poem by Gary Snyder ....

Bringing Out The Family Treasure
Gems from the letters of Yuanwu ...

The Taoist Practice Of Bowing
What is the meaning and purpose of bowing, in the context of Taoist practice?

Practice Notes: Perfecting The Pose
On posing, posturing and projecting.

Step To The Left, Step To The Right
Given the vast array of Taoist martial arts, qigong, visualization and meditation practices, how does one go about choosing among them?

"Moon On Lake" - Taoist Visualization Practice
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Acupressure Treasures - He Gu - Large Intestine 4
How to use self-massage qigong acupressure at He Gu - the fourth point on the Large Intestine meridian - to relieve common ailments such as headache, toothache, sore throat, eye pain, neck pain and constipation.

GB20 - Feng Chi - Acupressure Treasures
An introduction to Feng Chi - Gallbladder 20 - for acupressure useful in resolving common ailments of the head and neck.

Acupressure Treasures - Yin Tang - Hall of Impression
An introduction to Yin Tang - gateway into the Upper Dantian, home of shen/spirit. Includes acupressure instruction.

Qi (Chi): Various Forms Used In Qigong & Chinese Medicine
An overview of the various kinds of Qi (Chi) used in the practice of Chinese Medicine and Qigong.

Practice Notes: Pole Vaulting
The vaulter picks up the pole, adjusts the grip, pauses – then takes off down the track: a canter that becomes a gallop ...

Rational Mind & Divine Revelation
On cue from Plato, an exploration of two distinct ways of knowing ...