Author Archives: Michael Rinaldini

Book Review: A Daoist Practical Journal

  A Daoist Practical Journal: Come Laugh With Me by Michelle Wood I thoroughly enjoyed Shifu Li Chang Dao’s book, and it certainly lived up to the title: it is, indeed, a marvelous journal chronicling the eighteen-year journey of Michael … Continue reading

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Daoist “Sitting & Foprgetting” and the Christian “Cloud of the Unknown”

Daoist “Sitting and Forgetting” and the Christian “The Cloud of the Unknown” by Shifu Michael Rinaldini (Linchangdao) In January of 2012, I returned to the solitude and silence of the Sky Farm Hermitage in Sonoma County, California. This Catholic hermitage … Continue reading

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Featured Article

Digestion Weakness and Chinese Rice Ginger Zhou (Congee) by Michael Rinaldini (Li Chang Dao) This past summer was a digestive nightmare for me. [I have a history of Spleen Qi deficiency or the clinical manifest as Irritable Bowel Syndrome by … Continue reading

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The Short History of the American Dragon Gate Lineage By Shifu Michael Rinaldini The American Dragon Gate Lineage (ADGL) unofficially began when Daoist Priest, Michael Rinaldini, (Li Chang Dao) was ordained in China in 2003. The formal organizational structure of … Continue reading

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Cracking the Matrix

[Root of Daoist Meditation] Cracking the Matrix Shifu Michael Rinaldini (This is a continuation from his previous publication in Qi Dao — Daoist Zuowang Meditation see http://yang-sheng.com/?p=859) If you know the good visage, do not hold on to externals. (Your) … Continue reading

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Daoist Zuowang Meditation

Daoist Zuowang Meditation Michael Rinaldini Just watch out that Above the concentrated mind Everything is free and open and coverless, Beneath the concentrated mind Everything is wide and spacious and bottomless. .                 … Continue reading

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