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The Protection of Life Scripture taoist texts Nov 21, 2022

This short scripture was most likely composed during the Tang dynasty (618 to 907 CE). The primary message and wisdom to be obtained from it are the realization of the dual mystery of the Dao—being is just non-being and non-being is just being.

When a person attains this...

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Taoist Lunar Calendar 2023 – Year of the Rabbit lunar calendar Nov 19, 2022

Size: 12″ by 24″ Wall Calendar

Order now from the Sanctuary of Tao to receive the calendar before the lunar Chinese New Year, January 22nd, 2023. This calendar starts on that date and follows the lunar cycle for the Year of the Rabbit.

This one-of-a-kind calendar combines the various...

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Thoughts on the Tao De Jing tao de jing Oct 29, 2022

When a person of high learning hears about the Dao, they practice it diligently.

When a person of mediocre learning hears about the Dao, they hear it but don’t really listen to it.

When a person of inferior learning hears about the Dao, they laugh about it loudly.
If the Dao was not...

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Master T.T. Liang Interview master t.t. liang Oct 29, 2022

This interview with Master T.T. Liang (1900 to 2002) was filmed when he was 93 years old. Master Liang was born during the 1st Moon, 23rd Day, and to celebrate his life and acknowledge his great influence, we recite his favorite text, the Tai Ji Quan Treatise, ...

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Excerpt from Refining the Elixir translations by stuart alve Oct 29, 2022

This post presents the Conclusion section to Stuart Alve Olson’s introductory material in his book Refining the Elixir: The Internal Alchemy Teachings of Taoist Immortal Zhang Sanfeng © 2016 by Stuart Alve Olson.

 

Refining the Elixir

Refining Elixir Book

The whole process of...

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Embracing the Tiger recommended Oct 29, 2022

Stuart Alve Olson is featured in this documentary on Taijiquan by Elysian Films.

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Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove 7-Part Series recommended Oct 29, 2022


Zhu Lin Qi Xian

The Seven Sages (or Worthies) of the Bamboo Grove were a group of third century CE Taoist scholars, writers, and musicians who opposed Confucianism, adhering to the philosophies of Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi. Their history and story is really well told in this remarkable...

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The Six Healing Sounds qigong recommended Oct 26, 2022

This video is excerpted from Li Qingyun’s Longevity Methods DVD, available at Valley Spirit Arts. The Six Qi Healing Sounds are restoration practices for healing dysfunctions of the internal organs. This video clip explains how to intone the six sounds and also the...

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The Tao of Longevity by Li Qingyun li qingyun Oct 26, 2022

Translated from An Authoritative and Genuine Record of a 250-Year Old Man ( , Er Bai Wu Shi Sui Ren Rui Shi Ji), Compiled by Yang Sen and Wang Cheng Sheng.  

© 2012 by Stuart Alve Olson. All rights reserved.

 To speak about lengthening a...

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Astrology Calculator astrology Oct 26, 2022

Chart Your Chinese Animal Signs

Each hour, day, month, and year correlate to one of twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac so that each person has an astrology chart made up of four animal signs, one for their hour, day, month, and year.

There are both lunar and solar-based Chinese calendar...

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The Interstitium: A new organ that could explain the mysteries of the human body recommended Oct 18, 2022

Scientists have discovered a new piece of human anatomy we never knew we had—a layer of connective tissue that exists all over the body. It sits below the skin’s surface, lining the digestive tract, the lungs, and even our blood vessels. Researchers say it could be the missing link...

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The Legend of Li Qingyun Meets Scientific Life Span Experiments recommended Oct 18, 2022

Kingsley Morse wrote an article on the life span of Li Qingyun and sent the Sanctuary of Tao a draft copy to post in our blog. Kingsley says he maintains the world’s biggest collection of results from scientific life span experiments and whenever scientists test how something affects the...

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