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Transforming Sexual Energy with Water-and-Fire Alchemy

Sexuality and Health Transforming Sexual Energy with Water-and-Fire Alchemy by Michael Winn (excerpt of book chapter from “Daoist Body Cultivation”) My contribution to the book, “Daoist Body Cultivation” is a 30-page chapter on transforming sexual energy that I consider the … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dao

Every Breath A Prayer by Solala Towler We talk a lot about breath in Daoist meditation and qigong practice. It is the breath that anchors our practice. It is the breath that is the doorway between realms. It is the … Continue reading

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Secrets to Doing Less and Getting More Done

The 4 Taoist Secrets to Doing Less and Getting More Done by Lori Jewett. I sometimes feel like I have spent the first half of my life struggling to get ahead and haven’t really gotten anywhere to speak of. I’m … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dao

“Crazy” Tuanmu Shu Solala Towler Tuanmu Shu had inherited his family fortune, said to be worth ten thousand pieces of gold. He never had to work and lived in a fabulous mansion, surrounded with gardens, lakes, terraces, and pavilions. His … Continue reading

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A Comedy Moment

Daoist Jokes by Alan Sondheim What did one Daoist say to the other? Nothing Why don’t Immortals tell riddles? They don’t know the answers. What did the Immortal tell the mendicant? Nothing How many Daoists does it take to change … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dao

Playing With The Fish by Solala Towler   Zhuangzi often ridiculed the strenuous efforts of his contemporaries to attain immortality by subjecting themselves to various ascetic practices. At the same time, he was concerned about how the human mind—so vast, … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Mind and Practicing the Forms

Kevin W Chen, Ph.D. MPH In the traditional Chinese Qigong, Taiji and other Buddhist/Daoist communities, many practitioners like to call themselves “Xiu Lian Ren” (修炼人), and call the forms or techniques they practice “Xiu Lian Shu” (修炼术),  “Xiu Lian” can … Continue reading

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From You Wei to Wu Wei

From the Master From You Wei to Wu Wei by Chun Man Sit Wu Wei 无为 Wu wei is a Daoism term. It can be translated as non-doing. Even though wu wei is not as glamourous as enlightenment, a word … Continue reading

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Featured Article

What Is American Daoism? © Elijah Siegler, 2011 I have been researching American Daoism off and on for the past twelve years, and I have come to define it as a series of related practices and values that may have … 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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