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Lunar New Year Webinar on Starting, or Restarting, a Cultivation Practice webinars Jan 24, 2023

About the Year of the Rabbit (Hare)

Technically, this year should be called the “Year of the Hare,” as hares are swifter than rabbits. They are born with a coat of fur and have good vision, while rabbits are born naked and blind.

The Yin Water Hare is spiritually...

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Webinar on the classic Taijiquan text The Mental Elucidation of the Thirteen Kinetic Postures taijiquan webinars Dec 20, 2022

The text of the Mental Elucidation of the Thirteen Kinetic Postures first appeared approximately 300 years ago when a man called Wang Chongyue visited the Chen family and presented the text to Master Chen Wangting. Wang Chongyue was reportedly a student in the lineage of Zhang...

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The Protection of Life Scripture
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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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Taoism and Chinese Astrology astrology Nov 09, 2022

When putting together our Taoist calendar it became clear to me how interconnected Taoism and Chinese astrology really are, with the roots of both having developed long before Taoism existed.

The primary text on Taoism, the Scripture on the Way and Virtue [道德經, Dao De Jing) by...

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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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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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