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  • Exploring Dreams with Awareness

    Personal Tao - Personal Tao
    Julie Alessio
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Most of us go to bed and don’t remember our dreams when we wake up.  We don’t commonly ask each other, “How were your dreams?”  This is curious to me. So, I started becoming more aware of my dreams.  Why limit my consciousness to waking hours only? And, I soon realized dreams are a path towards a greater awareness of the world around me. They are opportunities to receive guidance, inspiration and support to improve my life. I have discovered I have many different types of dreams. I have processing dreams that help me sort through emotions and thoughts in my life. I…
  • Standing on the Edge

    Beyond the Fields We Know
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
  • Mencius: What is it to be a Human Being?

    Diary of a Daoist Hermit
    The Cloudwalking Owl
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    I've been very, very sick with the flu for the past four weeks or so.  As a result, I haven't had the energy to do any of the regular things that give my life design and purpose:  taijiquan and writing.  Even reading fell apart, as I was simply too tired to do much more than prop myself in front of the computer and watch cheesy old science fiction shows on YouTube. MenciusAs my energy has returned, I did have enough to glance through a translation of Mencius that I have been wanting to read for quite a few years. He is usually considered the second most important author in the…
  • Largest sticky rice cake: Cambodia breaks Guinness World Records record ... - World Record Academy

    Taoism OR Taoists - Google News
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    World Record AcademyLargest sticky rice cake: Cambodia breaks Guinness World Records record World Record AcademySIEM REAP CITY, Cambodia -- The giant sticky rice cake, made to celebrate the Angkor Sankranta Festival 2015 (in Siem Reap City), weighed 4.04 tons, it is one meter in diameter and five meters long and took 45 hours to cook, setting the new world
  • The Bookbindera s Husband: Chico artist transfers Taoist concepts this work

    Taoism News
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Paintings created by Martin William are literal examples of Taoism being given life. The works are on display at the Naked Lounge through May 2. Chico >> William Martin is a humble and thoughtful artist.
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  • Largest sticky rice cake: Cambodia breaks Guinness World Records record ... - World Record Academy

    19 Apr 2015 | 3:46 pm
    World Record AcademyLargest sticky rice cake: Cambodia breaks Guinness World Records record World Record AcademySIEM REAP CITY, Cambodia -- The giant sticky rice cake, made to celebrate the Angkor Sankranta Festival 2015 (in Siem Reap City), weighed 4.04 tons, it is one meter in diameter and five meters long and took 45 hours to cook, setting the new world
  • The Bookbinder's Husband: Chico artist transfers Taoist concepts this work - Oroville Mercury Register

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The Bookbinder's Husband: Chico artist transfers Taoist concepts this workOroville Mercury RegisterThe subject of much of his written work, Taoism is an integral part of Martin's work and himself as a person. Introduced to the concepts by a martial arts instructor he met during his time with the Navy, Martin felt in tune with the teachings and ideas and more »
  • 'Doc fix' done, but Congress still faces tough tasks of cutting debt ... - Fox News

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Fox News'Doc fix' done, but Congress still faces tough tasks of cutting debt Fox NewsControlled but free. Exerting effortless effort. A sour sweetness. A bankrupt wealth. Things that don't align – except in the world of Zen and Taoism. This is the quandary facing Congress when it comes to spending. And it may take a Zen-like effort to 'Doc fix' finished, but Congress however faces tough duties of slicing debt Standard Bulletin'Doc fix' carried out, but Congress still faces rough tasks of slicing debt Statesmen Newsall 5 news articles »
  • Waking to our inner spiritualism - Troy Media

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Waking to our inner spiritualismTroy MediaQUATHIASKI COVE, Apr 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ – Among the many insights of the French Jesuit, philosopher and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955), one in particular strikes with a special impact. “We are not human beings on a spiritual ...
  • Kristofer Schipper: In Search of Taoism - Peking University News

    18 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    Kristofer Schipper: In Search of TaoismPeking University NewsPeking University, April 18, 2015: On April 16, renowned French sinologist Professor Kristofer Schipper (also known as Professor Shi Zhouren in China) landed in Beijing at daybreak and, at the age of 81, shook off the jetlag in the evening to stand
 
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  • The Bookbindera s Husband: Chico artist transfers Taoist concepts this work

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Paintings created by Martin William are literal examples of Taoism being given life. The works are on display at the Naked Lounge through May 2. Chico >> William Martin is a humble and thoughtful artist.
  • Taoism: Street Prophets Coffee Hour

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Coffee Hour at Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can discuss what's happening in our lives, what we've been working on, and our opinions on current events.
  • The Tao of dining

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:12 pm
    I USED to like kidding people that I was Catholic, at least until the priest tried to stab me during a confession. In reality, I am of course, languidly agnostic though I am a little fond of ancient philosophers like Lao Tzu.
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  • Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

    19 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    When you breathe in, breathe in the whole universe.When you breathe out, breathe out the whole universe.Osaka Koryu
  • Standing on the Edge

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:32 am
  • Friday Ramble - For the Great Trumpeters

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
    Trumpeter swans (Cygnus buccinator)  Some things in life make one feel like dancing, and they arrive just when one needs them most. Looking out across a favorite shallow pond on a drive in the Lanark highlands a few days ago, I saw what  I first thought were two chunks of floating ice in the distance.  Then one lump righted itself and glanced my way with a glowing gimlet eye. Lo and behold, there were two swans paddling amicably about in the reeds with a small flock of mallard ducks and two Canada geese. The majestic birds were a long way off, and I assumed they were much…
  • Thursday Poem - Another Spring

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    The seasons revolve and the years changeWith no assistance or supervision.The moon, without taking thought,Moves in its cycle, full, crescent, and full. The white moon enters the heart of the river;The air is drugged with azalea blossoms;Deep in the night a pine cone falls;Our campfire dies out in the empty mountains. The sharp stars flicker in the tremulous branches;The lake is black, bottomless in the crystalline night;High in the sky the Northern CrownIs cut in half by the dim summit of a snow peak. O heart, heart, so singularlyIntransigent and corruptible,Here we lie entranced by the…
  • Wordless Wednesday - Jeweled

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
 
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  • A Time to Be Brave

    Casey Kochmer
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    There is so much I want to say… and the hardest challenge a Taoist teacher faces is being patient enough to let others discover their own words, their own action: so they can then make life their own. As the challenges in life get harder ahead, be patient enough to let others find their own voice. So they can chime in with additional solutions for a newer world ahead. I want to help you be brave: brave enough to find your voice, to find your actions. At times of great change, it’s our burden to be brave. Are you ready to be Brave yet? Life is to be lived, if you are not reaching…
  • Herbal Helpers for Stress

    Julie Alessio
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Lately, I’ve been sharing knowledge of herbs that can help us with stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). As a western herbalist, I describe more herbs that are common in the west.  I always recommend local, organic herbs whenever possible so please use the resources provided to find herbals you resonate with.  If you can’t grow your own, buy quality herbs that smell and look good from trusted sources.  I’m always happy to give a thumbs up or down on a brand before you buy it (I never buy Nature’s Way). The first two types of herbs I’m…
  • Taoist Diet

    Casey Kochmer
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Today’s Student Question is this: Are there any dietary restrictions that Taoists follow? Oh Boy, lets dive in! This is already the 15th draft in one day… I will be changing this blog post a lot over the next few days, to get it right. Diet can be a complicated Taoist topic actually. Art by Sounchy Taoism explores how to live a graceful long life. Diet directly impacts a person’s longevity and health. As a result, Taoists do look at diet in a very serious way. We are after all what we eat. For a Taoist diet and health are connected and an important part of how each person…
  • Exploring Dreams with Awareness

    Julie Alessio
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Most of us go to bed and don’t remember our dreams when we wake up.  We don’t commonly ask each other, “How were your dreams?”  This is curious to me. So, I started becoming more aware of my dreams.  Why limit my consciousness to waking hours only? And, I soon realized dreams are a path towards a greater awareness of the world around me. They are opportunities to receive guidance, inspiration and support to improve my life. I have discovered I have many different types of dreams. I have processing dreams that help me sort through emotions and thoughts in my life. I…
  • Spiritual Fatigue

    Casey Kochmer
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    I have been in the spiritual business for a long time now. Over the last 3 years I have been seeing people in surprisingly large numbers beginning to explore what spirituality means to them and how to use spirituality to improve their life. Embracing spirituality at first is an amazing process for a person. Using awareness of spirit can expand a person’s options. It represents movement of life. Even minor shifts within one’s life motion can open up huge life improvements. Yet there exist limits and problems with over pushing one’s spiritual growth. I want to comment upon…
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  • Found this place :)

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Greetings to all , As I've been reading a Tao Ching one verse a day ..for quite some time And recently got interested in Qigong ( still a total beginner) , While googling about different forms of qigong  came to this amazing  forum. Glad I've found it
  • Li Jin Fei

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Does anyone have any information about Li Jin Fei, who was one of T.T. Liang's teachers? Searches elsewhere haven't brought much up so perhaps he was relatively unknown but I'd love to know more about him.
  • well it is tornado season

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    nvm
  • There is only one human experience. One. (with different tastes) Transformation is a process that is not individual in it's core.

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The informational approach is individual. The transformation itself beyond mental structures is equal to all "individuals". So to speak there is only one human experience in it's transformation.   No need to worry that one might have missed a thing. No need to gather more information. It is all the same.   So many different concepts, so many different languages. In essence their are all the same.   So wherever you are right now, you can explore more information that is available on this planet, or you can just stick with where you are at. It does not make any difference.  …
  • Any comments on “effortless effort” practice (?)

    18 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    I've come across an article by Gunther Weil, who historically has a prominent background/position in Mantak Chia's teaching.   Weil argues for questioning the value of that teaching -- and all "progressive" Neigong teachings. He advocates instead for "effortless effort" such as that in, for example, the "Zhan Zhuang" perspective.    In some respects, it sounds like a Dzogchen kind of non-duality, non-practice "practice" in which Wu Chi has the same status as Dzogchen.   I've come across similar people before . . .  and I notice 2…
 
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  • Solitude is an enjoyment

    yean
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Many people are afraid of loneliness. They don’t like to be alone. That’s because they have not realised the magic of peace and quiet. Solitude is actually a wonderful enjoyment.
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    Principe Jose Maria Chavira (Divine Name) Prince Adagio
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The daily Prayer: “I pray that God help us remove all the media that is contributing to the problem of conspiracy of lies that help to try and bring sympathy to mass murderers and those that support them.  I pray globally and for the intervention of God on our behalf so we can continue on in our world Theocracy where votes are true and no electoral college or manual tampering to cheat a good man or  good woman from a career in theocratic separation of church and state politics where prayer is allowed in school and encouraged and facilitated for religious preferences. I pray to the delight…
  • Three Kingdoms (三国) - Video Games Introduced Me To Chinese History

    harryinchina
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    I recently attended a handful of lectures on the Three Kingdoms period of Imperial China which followed the end of the Han Dynasty. It started with the foundation of the state of Wei (魏) in 220 and ended with the conquest of Wu (吳) by the Jin Dynasty in 280. But many people, including myself, like to say that the Yellow Turban Rebellion (黄巾之乱) was the start of this period in 184. The three states that fought for power were: Cao Wei (曹魏) which was led by Cao Cao who was the captain of the cavalry for the army that crushed the Yellow Turban Rebellion. Shu Han (蜀漢) which was…
  • Tao

    Earthpages.ca
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Research Association of Laozi Taoist Culture (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tao (the way or path) is a co
  • The Quest for Truth

    Kim
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    While I was browsing the bookstore with my good friend, an old Indian guy approached us and asked us
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    Diary of a Daoist Hermit

  • Mencius and "Qi"

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Last month I tried to expose readers to Mencius by showing how he introduced the concept of Kung Fu (or diligent effort aimed at self-transformation) through the historical examples of people who had cultivated the trait of fearlessness.  He did as an analogy to introduce his ideas about how someone could similarly "still the mind". His analogy has two interesting elements that bear thinking about. First of all, he shows that there are different ways of achieving fearlessness. So, a careful read would suggest that he is implying that there are similarly different ways in which a person…
  • Mencius: What is it to be a Human Being?

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    I've been very, very sick with the flu for the past four weeks or so.  As a result, I haven't had the energy to do any of the regular things that give my life design and purpose:  taijiquan and writing.  Even reading fell apart, as I was simply too tired to do much more than prop myself in front of the computer and watch cheesy old science fiction shows on YouTube. MenciusAs my energy has returned, I did have enough to glance through a translation of Mencius that I have been wanting to read for quite a few years. He is usually considered the second most important author in the…
  • The Interior Life and It's Limits

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Yesterday I was riding the bus to work and I noticed a woman get on, who I know suffers from some sort of psychiatric disorder. She is an older woman who once taught at the university and is of that generation of academic women who at the same time appear very prim and proper in a 1950s sort of way, yet who hold quite radical feminist notions. As we rode down the road, I could see that she was getting slightly more agitated and eventually, she stood up and curtsied.  She sat down again for a few moments, then she eventually got up and curtsied again. Again, a shorter wait, and she…
  • Daoist Diet and FODMAP

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    I've recently started to put a bit of emphasis on my diet.  Primarily, this has come about because my wife was concerned about the way certain foods affect me.  I have suffered from what would probably be called "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" for most of my life.  I sometimes get terrible gas, horrible diarrhea, and cramps that will go on for days at a time.  I'd just basically given up caring about this problem, and just accepted it as part of life---just like my horribly flat feet. But since my dearly beloved is new to all of this, she insisted that I try to do…
  • Walking the Talk now available as a Paperback

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    Just a quick note, my book on environmental awareness, engagement and the need for practical philosophies, like Daoism, is now available as a paperback. I know that quite a few people are resistant to ebooks, so now you have an alternative.  Only $15 at Lulu Books. http://www.lulu.com/ca/en/shop/bill-hulet/walking-the-talk-engaging-the-public-to-build-a-sustainable-world/paperback/product-22002031.html 
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  • #WhatAreYouWorkingOn – No.3

    amy
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Welcome! This is the third installment of my new weekly (Friday) series called “What are You Working On?”! You can find out more about this challenge here or if you are interested in joining us, you can share photos with us on Instagram (#whatareyouworkingon) or join our Tao Te Ching Daily FB group for future prompts to remind you to share your week with us! Add your post to the Mr. Linky section at the bottom of this post if you want to add a link to your blog. Please be sure and check back and COMMENT on others in the challenge!  Each week, I will offer a list of…
  • I Ching #23: Splitting

    amy
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
                This post is #23 of 64 hexagrams in a series of posts about the I Ching, an ancient Taoist text that has many ties to the Tao Te Ching. For those of you new to this series, you may want to start by reading my post called “What is a Hexagram?” that helps to explain more about the general idea of the I Ching. If you look at the image of this hexagram, there is a solid (yang) line atop five dashed (yin) lines. This top line represents a solid roof atop a rather unstable home. It is in danger of being destroyed. What will destroy this roof is the…
  • 2: What are You Working On? #wauwo

    amy
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Welcome! This is the second installment of my new weekly (Friday) series called “What are You Working On?”! You can find out more about this challenge here or if you are interested in joining us, you can share photos with us on Instagram (#wauwo) or join our Tao Te Ching Daily FB group for future prompts to remind you to share your week with us! Add your post to the Mr. Linky section at the bottom of this post if you want to add a link to your blog. Please be sure and check back and COMMENT on others in the challenge!  Each week, I will offer a list of categories and what…
  • Do You Love Books Too?

    amy
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Me & my daughter, Tatia A few months ago, when we started our SoulSpacing journey, I was going through my books and deciding which to keep and which to discard. As I was going through a deep pile of Taoist books, it occurred to me that it would be really fun to host a monthly book club specifically for studying Taoist philosophy with you. I thought it would be a fun way to connect with more of you since me writing to you through these posts is a bit of a one-way street. I know that there are a lot of you that come out here and read this blog but never comment. I have no idea who you…
  • 1: What Are You Working On? (#wauwo)

    amy
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Welcome! This is the first installment of my new weekly (Friday) series called “What are You Working On?”! You can find out more about this challenge here or if you are interested in joining us, you can share photos with us on Instagram (#wauwo) or join our Tao Te Ching Daily FB group for future prompts to remind you to share your week with us! Add your post to the Mr. Linky section at the bottom of this post if you want to add a link to your blog. Please be sure and check back and COMMENT on others in the challenge!  Each week, I will offer a list of categories and what I…
 
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