Tao is the noumenon of all universal things.
It is soundless, formless, and intangible.
It is not bright, not dark, and hardly nameable.
Tao is so vast that it has no limits to confine it,
and it is so minute that there is no interior to fill it.
Tao is capable of exhausting infinitude.
Tao dates back to the time when there was no beginning and there was no time.
Tao is formless, but it gives birth to Heaven and Earth;
Tao is merciless and gentle,
but charges and empowers the movements of the Sun and the Moon....
Return to the Way of Tao
entering into an enduring state of Balance and Harmony...
The True Human unifies with Nature and equalises all things.
The True Human is empty,
yet is also everything.
The True Human is unconscious,
yet is also everywhere.
The True Human of old slept without Dreaming,
and woke without anxiety.
The True Human ate without concern, and breathed deeply.
The breath of the True Human arose from the depth of the feet,
while the Common Human breathes in a shallow manner from the throat.
The True Human of old knew neither to love life, nor to hate death.
They offered no resistance.
The True Human of old received with delight anything that came into their life,
and let go of anything that had been lost or forgotten.
The True Human’s mind was free from all thought.
Their way was one of stillness and Silence - shining with Simplicity.
The True Human was in Harmony with all things –
without any mind of knowledge.
~ Chuang Tzu
Chuang Tzu - 莊子 - was an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th...
Hsing Yi is similar to Taoist Meditation Practice....
Both have the goal of Gaining Emptiness.
But where we go from Inaction to Action, the Taoists go from Action to Inaction.
We borrow from the Taoists the 'Three Transformations' -
Transform Essence to Energy / Transform Energy to Spirit /
Transform Spirit to Emptiness....
With your advancement through these stages,
there shall occur 'Three Changes' in your body :
1. Changes of the Bone. 2. Changes of the Tendons. 3. Washing of the Bone Marrow.
To Change the Bones means you hold your body like a mountain. When you stand and move, your bones shall become hard and strong. To Change the Tendons is to fuse Energy into and through all the Tendons, forming membranes to them and energising them. To Wash and Clean the Bone Marrow is to relax completely and purify and refine the Internal Organs by using your Mind, thus making your...
We will now be offering a new regular video lesson every month in the practice of the Neigong Training found in the Taoist Internal Martial Arts of: Hsing Yi Chuan, Pa Kua Zhang and Tai Chi Chuan. These Neigong Lessons will be one part of the training curriculum of our Living Tao Live Online Training Program. We will focus on training for health, longevity, strength development, flexibility, and mental focus. We will at times also demonstrate the self defence and martial aspects of the systems when needed for learning and understanding of the practice methods.
Neigong, as a term, in the beginning refers to methods of Taoist Breath Training, and Training which transforms the Bone and Tendon Networks of the practitioner. In the first stages of Neigong Training, the exercises are often very simple, repetitive movements, with a focus to Unify the Movement and the Breath...
Yin Yang is the Way of Heaven & Earth..
The Fundamental Principle of All Things...
The Father & Mother of all Change and Transformation...
The root of Birth & Death...
~Huangdi Neijing - Su Wen
Learning the application of the Law of Yin and Yang Energy Transformation is a deep secret and key to understanding the practice of Taoist Qigong and Inner Alchemy Meditation.
We may think that within our human body the general principle of the harmony of Yin and Yang Energy, is that Yang Energy should be kept strong and dense so that the Yin Energy can remain in a calm, peaceful and gentle state. Yin and Yang as a theory expresses itself in all aspects of life, form, transformation and change.
Yin produces form / Yang produces energy.
Yin grows / Yang generates.
Yin is matter / Yang is energy.
Yin descends / Yang rises.
Yin is the structure / Yang is the function.
Yin is the body, blood and body fluids / Yang is the 'Ki' energy.
Yin is the right side /...
Learn the backward step
that turns your light inward
to illuminate your self. .
Body and mind of themselves
will drop away,
and your Original Face will be manifest.
Coming, going, the waterbirds
don't leave a trace,
don't follow a path.
- Dogen Zenji - 道元禅師 -
*Dogen Zenji - was known as Eihei Dogen - 永平道元 - and was a Japanese Buddhist priest, writer, poet, philosopher, and founder of the Soto school of Zen in Japan. Dogen lived during the time of January 1200 – September 1253.
Dogen was originally ordained as a monk in the Tendai School in Kyoto, he was ultimately dissatisfied with its teaching and traveled to China to seek out what he believed to be a more authentic Buddhism. He remained in China for five years, finally training under Tiantong Rujing - 天童如淨 - an eminent teacher of the Chinese Caodong lineage - 曹洞宗 - in Qingde Temple - 慶徳寺 - on Tiantong Mountain - 天童山 - in Zhejiang Province - 浙江 - .
Upon his return to Japan, Dogen began promoting...
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