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  • Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and Meditation - Huffington Post

    Taoism OR Taoists - Google News
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and MeditationHuffington PostSome commentators on Taoism have pointed out that among men, the a fear of women's disruption of the male yang was pervasive enough for women to be regarded and visualized as harbingers of chaos who disrupt the cosmic Tao (harmony). In practical ...
  • On the Trail

    Beyond the Fields We Know
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
  • Amnesty

    Personal Tao
    Julie Alessio
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    A dear friend offered the word amnesty to me as a gift suggesting I grant myself amnesty.    I took it on and have found that granting myself personal amnesty goes deep.  Often, forgiveness is not enough.  We also need that personal freedom from whatever is requiring forgiveness.  Amnesty offers both. Amnesty is a powerful word representing forgiveness as well as freedom.  Amnesty is usually a pardon extended by a group of people, a government or governmental leader for a political offense. So, what does amnesty have to do with spiritual growth? In some cultures spiritual consciousness…
  • The Poverty Of Pascal

    A Quiet Watercourse
    Richard
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I was watching a video of a talk by the British Humanist philosopher AC Grayling recently. He spoke of Humanism as encouraging you to live for yourself. This did chime with my own Taoist / Buddhist views as the message I get from them is to attempt to be fully present in the moment and […]
  • Sifu Christopher Lee Matsuo, Sifu Jenny Lamb, Sifu Max Christenson

    The Tao Bums
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ive read some of the discussion in earlier threads about their relationship, but was wondering if anybody could put it succintly how they are related and how their respective systems relate and possible how they are valued, not as in "whose is the best" simply but also, perhaps most complete, best to begin with, safest, ease to learn, etc. I'm looking into Sfu Lamb's dvd but her website alludes to several levels to her system which needs to be learned in person, and I'm in PA she's in Colorado. Now there are over a 100 DVD's supposedly in the Dragon Gate collection perhaps covering all of…
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    Taoism OR Taoists - Google News

  • Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and Meditation - Huffington Post

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Feminism Awakens In Himalayan Buddhist Art and MeditationHuffington PostSome commentators on Taoism have pointed out that among men, the a fear of women's disruption of the male yang was pervasive enough for women to be regarded and visualized as harbingers of chaos who disrupt the cosmic Tao (harmony). In practical ...
  • Theatergoers Laud Shen Yun's Compassion, Universal Values - The Epoch Times

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    The Epoch TimesTheatergoers Laud Shen Yun's Compassion, Universal ValuesThe Epoch TimesChina's three religions, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, have shaped China's 5,000-year-old civilization. “Under the influence of these faiths, Chinese culture has generated a rich and profound system of values,” according to the Shen Yun website.and more »
  • Follow the Golden Rule even when it's difficult - Jackson Sun

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Jackson SunFollow the Golden Rule even when it's difficultJackson SunInterestingly, the Golden Rule as a moral and ethical principle is not unique to Christianity, but is present in Judaism (Leviticus 19:18, 34), Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and Islam, as well as most world religions. Why
  • The 10: Winter Brewfest, Larkinville Ice, Fleetwood Mac - Buffalo.com

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Buffalo.comThe 10: Winter Brewfest, Larkinville Ice, Fleetwood MacBuffalo.comSehr draws her inspiration from a number of different sources including Taoism, calligraphy, philosophy, driving, mathematics, dancing, history, and art history." Perusing "subtle and calming" art sounds like a relaxing way to spend a Friday. 8) SPORTS
  • Evidence of upcoming global environmental crisis unequivocal - Troy Media

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Troy MediaEvidence of upcoming global environmental crisis unequivocalTroy MediaQUATHIASKI COVE, BC, Jan 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ – Great dangers begin as barely discernible trends, then quietly escalate to obvious threats before becoming unavoidable disasters. Political leaders who are early to recognize and address these dangers ...
 
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    Beyond the Fields We Know

  • On the Trail

    31 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
  • Friday Ramble - Patience

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    This week's offering is "patience", a good choice when one is huddled in the depths of the long white season, beset by cabin fever and ardently longing for springtime. The word comes to us from the Middle English pacient and the Middle French pacience, thence from the Latin patiēns, itself the present participle of patī meaning to undergo, suffer, bear or put up with something.  The various forms can be traced to the PIE (Proto-Indo-European) root pe(i) meaning to damage, injure or hurt.In late January, snowy highland fields stretch away into the distance like a desert, smooth and…
  • Thursday Poem - Clearing

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    I am clearing a spacehere, where the trees stand back.I am making a circle so openthe moon will fall in loveand stroke these grasses with her silver. I am setting stones in the four directions,stones that have called my namefrom mountaintops and riverbeds, canyons and mesas.Here I will stand with my hands empty,mind gaping under the moon. I know there is another way to live.When I find it, the angels will cry out in rapture,each cell of my body will be a rose, a star. If something seized my life tonight,if a sudden wind swept through me,changing everything, I would not…
  • Still Here

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
  • Wordless Wednesday - Jeweled

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:56 am
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  • Amnesty

    Julie Alessio
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    A dear friend offered the word amnesty to me as a gift suggesting I grant myself amnesty.    I took it on and have found that granting myself personal amnesty goes deep.  Often, forgiveness is not enough.  We also need that personal freedom from whatever is requiring forgiveness.  Amnesty offers both. Amnesty is a powerful word representing forgiveness as well as freedom.  Amnesty is usually a pardon extended by a group of people, a government or governmental leader for a political offense. So, what does amnesty have to do with spiritual growth? In some cultures spiritual consciousness…
  • Calendars

    Casey Kochmer
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Happy New Year. Yet another year slips into our view so lets look at Calendars and Time.   Are you really measured by time? No we are measured by judgement. Sadly we use time to judge ourselves against. Then as we focus on smaller and smaller units of time, we cut ourselves down to smaller and smaller options. Time isn’t the problem, it marches on without judgement. It is how we use time to judge our actions against that becomes a problem. In order to measure time, we need to then constantly shape, cut and maintain what is around us. So it is how we work with time, within the…
  • The Turning Point

    Julie Alessio
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We are deep in Winter in the northern hemisphere.  Even in Hawaiian cities the temperature is falling to the low 60s and high 50s.  On the mountain we have snow. May these words from the I Ching help you come to a turning point, where your light fills you, to move with fluidity, feeling calm and merry in the deep stillness and find strengthening rest.  From this place, we will start again, tender, healthy, understood and understanding in our new beginning. 24. The Turning Point — Winter Solstice (from the I Ching) “After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful…
  • Meeting Mortality & Spiritual Maps

    Casey Kochmer
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    This is part two of A Conversation About Death is All About Life. I am a spiritual being taking a rest within the physical world. What is Spirit? Life always flows, in fact motion is the key of understanding the first definition of spirit: To move with life. The second definition of spirit is more complicated. Spirit is also a term used to represent non physical realities. What we label as physical, is the core reality we are rooted within. Yet this core reality isn’t complete in itself. Surrounding and intermixing with us are other layers of perceptions and reality. These other non…
  • Destiny vs. Fate

    Julie Alessio
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Someone asked me recently if you need to be physically fit to have a strong spiritual life. My experience is that the healthier and more well cared for the body is, the more energy we have and the clearer our mind…the more potential a person has to live a connected, spirit full life. Interestingly, our fitness also impacts our fate and destiny. Most of us walk through our day disconnected from the needs of our body.  We think about going to exercise, feel like staying home and then go sit in the park.  Our thoughts, feelings and physical motion are not aligned and we lose our flow and…
 
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    A Quiet Watercourse

  • The Poverty Of Pascal

    Richard
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I was watching a video of a talk by the British Humanist philosopher AC Grayling recently. He spoke of Humanism as encouraging you to live for yourself. This did chime with my own Taoist / Buddhist views as the message I get from them is to attempt to be fully present in the moment and […]
  • All These Views

    Richard
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I’ve been spending a bit of my time on the Reddit website of late. There are a few subreddits that hold my attention, though in some subreddits the experience reminds me of when I held a much more stringent Atheist view than I currently do. I recall often seeing arguments, with people talking past each […]
  • Someone Else’s Cloud

    Richard
    10 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    I saw this a few weeks ago, but with one thing and another took till now to put my thoughts down with LibreOffice. Ah well. I had an email from the Free Software Foundation Europe, which mentioned a meeting they’d been to regarding the cloud. The slogan they mentioned is “it’s not the cloud, it’ […]
  • No News is Good News

    Richard
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I’ve been up to something quite unusual for the last week and a bit. I’ve been deliberately ignoring as many news outlets as I can. This seems to be a minority stance, judging by the amount of news apps we have for our mobile devices and the pervasiveness of 24 hour news. I wandered into […]
  • Stuck in Debt

    Richard
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I was reading the “i” daily briefing from the Independent the other day.  The headline story agreed with something I’ve been saying for a few years and I know that I’m not the only one. Our economy here in the UK is dependent on huge amounts of borrowing. Consumer debt, secure and unsecured, is used […]
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    The Tao Bums

  • Sifu Christopher Lee Matsuo, Sifu Jenny Lamb, Sifu Max Christenson

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    Ive read some of the discussion in earlier threads about their relationship, but was wondering if anybody could put it succintly how they are related and how their respective systems relate and possible how they are valued, not as in "whose is the best" simply but also, perhaps most complete, best to begin with, safest, ease to learn, etc. I'm looking into Sfu Lamb's dvd but her website alludes to several levels to her system which needs to be learned in person, and I'm in PA she's in Colorado. Now there are over a 100 DVD's supposedly in the Dragon Gate collection perhaps covering all of…
  • Is it possible to damage meridians/nerves w/ incorrect practice?

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Over 2 years ago, I very (stupidly) tried ejaculate up my spine. I was already familiar with many cultivation practices and didn't think much of the potential dangers.   So I tried it, except I sent the energy up my central channel, instead of my spine. It produced bissful feelings for about 25 minutes, and then, it triggered some bizarre neurological symptoms;   So after about 25 minutes, my heart and throat chakra became completely blocked. Now, to this day, they do not seem to function, at all. I don't feel anything (no sensations/emotions) whatsoever in my chest area. I can't…
  • Greetings Tao bums

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    Greetings Taoist bums. I am a dabbler in chi Kung neigong, neidan, zero meditation, reiki and yoga. Would love to find an authentic path to immortality and enlightenment even it is through forums. At 10 percent attainment I would still be satisfied. -Aim for one. Then aim for zero for the Tao. -Namo ammithabha Buddha
  • Meditating Mummy

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0101-mummified-remains-of-200-year-old-man-in-lotus-position-found-in-mongolia/
  • comments on invention #2 requested.

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Plastic it is everywhere.   Its creation and disposal is disrupting the spiritual well-being of the planet..     The invention is to transform the plastic.   Think if every home instead of throwing away their plastic they put it inside a 3d printing machine and turn the plasic into something else they can use.   turn 10 water bottles into a lego set for a child.      IF we could learn to use plastic that can be used inside of 3d printing machines, we would be able to transform our waste into something useful.     raise the frequency of the…
 
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  • Random Daodejing - Ch 21 - Manifestations of Tao

    Joy of Fishes
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Chapter 21 came up just a couple weeks ago in my random picks from the Daodejing. At that time, I focussed on the latter part of the chapter, taking delight in finding a cosmic joke. But the meaning for any of these passages goes as deep as one is willing to explore. Let’s look again: The marks of great Character Follow alone from the Tao. The thing that is called Tao Is elusive, evasive. Evasive, elusive, Yet latent in it are forms. Elusive, evasive, Yet latent in it are objects. Dark and dim, Yet latent in it is the life-force. The life-force being very true, Latent in it are…
  • Calm Abiding

    onecommonun1ty
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    My body like a mountain, My breath like the sea, My mind like the sky, My heart like the Sun. There’s a wonderful line from a Japanese tradition: The floating white cloud does not obstruct the infinite sky. Or as I like to say: The obnoxious jackals do not disturb the majestic tiger. In like manner, all of the things, people, and activities that seem to bombard us each day cannot obstruct the natural state of your infinite heart/mind, while in the repose of calm abiding …but the Tiger’s one roar splits the jackal’s skulls! ;-) Matt
  • 20 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am

    Waller
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    The plane from the north had arrived, and the passengers were alighting to take the half-hour rest before starting again. Three were politicians, and by the look of them, they must have been very im- portant people – cabinet ministers, it was said. They came down the cement walk like a ship passing through a narrow channel, all-powerful and altogether above the common herd. The other passengers kept several paces behind them. Everybody knew who they were; if anybody didn’t, he was soon told, and the crowd became silent, watching the big men in their glory. But the earth was still…
  • 20 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am

    edgarddetroyer
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    Before actual death, everyone should’ve learned how 2 deliberately change one’s thinking immediately 2 another thought & have accustomed themselves in diverting their thoughts towards something else, but other than what one senses & feels, or one will in death, be the toy of one’s uncontrolled mindset & unavoidably experience suffering. At that particular stage of ‘being’ where one experiences the immediate outcome of every single thought one will be like the ball in a pinball machine. Suffering will be the immediate & unavoidable outcome 4 lack of mindcontrol.
  • 20 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am

    edgarddetroyer
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Samsara & Karma survive next 2 Ignorance on Frailty.
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    Diary of a Daoist Hermit

  • 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 
  • New Year's Non-Resolution

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    I've been spending the last two and a half weeks with my dear wife, who resides in another city and country from me because she cares for her invalid mother.  Not having to work during this time, I've been catching up on reading as well as doing things with her.  One thing we did was head off to a thrift store where we loaded up on some old books (they are 15 cents a pound at her favourite one.) Janwillem van de WeteringWe came across a motherlode of taijiquan, kungfu and Zen books, amongst others.  Included in this embarrassment of riches were the first two books in Janwillen…
  • Emotions

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    I've been really upset lately thinking about incidents where police have been literally getting away over and over again with, if not murder, at least manslaughter.  This in turn has got me thinking about why it is that I am so emotional about this sort of thing, and whether or not I should be concerned about these intense emotions.What crystallized this for me was an interaction between myself and a professor of law from a St. Louis area university.  In a on-line magazine, he was just trying to point out the legal framework that the Grand Jury decision in the Ferguson Missouri…
  • Be Like Water and Let Your Ego Drown!

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what it means to "be like water". That is to say, what does it mean to "go with the flow" when life creates obstacles in your path?I often have little patience for "groovy, hippie Daoists" who seem to interpret this ideal as an excuse to never get engaged in any sort of effort at all---especially one of a social nature.  "Why bother trying to make the world a better place?  What will be, will be."  I've always seen this rejection of civic responsibility as not much more than laziness. But having said that, there are instances when…
  • Walking on Two Legs: Spirituality and Religion---Activism and Consciousness

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    I recently read a comment on a FaceBook group that crystallized something that's been bubbling in my mind for a very long time.The fellow was responding to a panel discussion that occurred at the recent New York climate protests and included luminaries like Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Sen. Bernie Sanders, etc. It continues to confirm what I have seen most of the time. These "Leaders" in the shift in the presence of humanity on the planet know nothing about consciousness. ---- All their suggestions are just trying to do more, better, or different from the same level of consciousness that…
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  • I Ching: Hexagram #19 – Arrival

    amy
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
      This post is #19 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. Hexagram #19 – Arrival By the time something arrives, it is already too late to prepare for it. In this hexagram, the focus is not so much on what has arrived already but in how you are dealing with the time before the arrival. How prepared are you for what is to…
  • SoulSpace: Phase 3 – Cleansing

    amy
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    When I started writing this post, I just completed cleaning my end table. It was a total disaster but now it looks beautiful and my necklaces are all on their little hooks. (Happy sigh.) Earlier last week, I had created a frame to hang my jewelry on and had been quickly disappointed when at least half of my command hooks feel off the frame and my necklaces all dropped back behind my end table. Behind my end table is No Man’s Land. I don’t ever go back there. So I avoided the whole situation all week. I read about and saw photos of everyone else making great progress in their…
  • What is a Hexagram?

    amy
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
      Someone had asked me this week what a hexagram was. It occurred to me that I may be putting the cart before the horse when telling you all about the I Ching without first explaining this important concept. My audience is not always people that have previously studied the Tao Te Ching or the I Ching, so my apologies for not writing this post sooner! Thank you for the question. In short, a hexagram is a linear representation of an ancient energy pattern. It looks like this… There are six lines in total for each one and there are 64 hexagrams in the I Ching. Each hexagram is made…
  • I Ching: Hexagram # 18 – Decay

    amy
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Oh my.This next hexagram is a doozy! And, of course, perfectly fitting to the work that we are doing in our SoulSpace group! When I started the SoulSpace Online Book Club, I was a little concerned about the relevance of sorting through all this stuff in my house and how this might relate to my blog topic, the Tao Te Ching (or, in the bigger picture, to the Tao in general). As it turns out, the I Ching is reminding me this month that all of this is connected. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about spiritual topics like studying an ancient text or if we are talking about cleaning out…
  • SoulSpace: Phase 2 – Releasing

    amy
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:05 pm
    For this second post in the the series on our online book club for SoulSpace, we will be talking about releasing. But before we go too much into what we are doing for this next week, I would like to take a moment and celebrate all those who have been busy assessing their homes this last week. It is not always an easy task. Sometimes it brings tears and facing ourselves at what is not always our best. Many of us have looked at corners of our rooms and closets that have not been really seen for a long time and we don’t like what we’ve seen. Others have dug through drawers,…
 
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