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  1. Earl Grey

    group study Flying Phoenix 2024 Thread

    Welcome to the 2024 thread!
  2. question Where to start with nurturing oneself and one's internal energy?

    I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell my story. I'm a beginner at this. A babe fresh off the teat of this grey reality I've lived in for quite some time. To give some backstory to my experience with cultivation, I started with the Tao Te Ching, then subsequently moved on to...
  3. Earl Grey

    group study Flying Phoenix 2023 Thread

    This is the new place to continue the ongoing Flying Phoenix general discussion on the year 2023. Previous year's discussion can be found here: Flying Phoenix 2022 Thread. On the 3rd of January, @Pak_Satrio and I attended the intermediate streaming session with Sifu Terry @Zen-Bear. We went...
  4. Roots of Virtue

    essay About the Authenticity of Dr. Baolin Wu's Books

    About the Authenticity of Dr. Baolin Wu's Books Yesterday I was reading (oriental medicine doctor and licensed acupuncturist) Dr. Baolin Wu's book Eight Immortals' Revolving Sword of Pure Yang (2011) and came to a passage about Wang Xiangzhai, the famous internal martial artist and Zhan Zhuang...
  5. Earl Grey

    journal Tao Tan Pai: The Taoist Elixir Method of Share K. Lew, as Taught by Terry Dunn

    So far, I haven't seen any places where people talk much about Tao Tan Pai and its effects on them, so I thought I'd use this to talk about it and record my own experiences with it. I'll formally begin talking about the subject with a little brief background before sharing personal experiences...
  6. Earl Grey

    journal Sifu Terry's Training Sets

    This thread is for routines Sifu Terry has practiced himself and recommends for those trying to rotate the order of forms taught on the Chi Kung for Health DVD series for Flying Phoenix and mixes some other techniques he teaches personally, such as Tao Tan Pai and advanced techniques not...
  7. endbegin

    group study Laozi, Zhuangzi and Daoist Practice

    I want to open this up because I am curious to know what others think about the Dao De Jing and The Book of Zhuangzi. How do the texts influence your practice and day to day living? I always felt that the Dao De Jing was more like a manual, which is why I have always preferred Zhuangzi because...
  8. Roots of Virtue

    group study Daoist Three Treasures

    Taoist perspective honors Three Treasures: Ci is the ability to know compassion when relating to others, where you treat all experience as if it is a part of you. This is called owning your condition. Jian is your appreciation for the 'uncarved block,' or the ever changing aspect of life, by...
  9. Roots of Virtue

    group study Fundraiser and Translation of Ten Discourses on Daoist Alchemy (AKA Taoist Inner Alchemy: Master Huang Yuanji's Guide to the Way of Meditation)

    Fundraiser by Mattias Daly: Translation of Ten Discourses on Daoist Alchemy AKA Taoist Inner Alchemy: Master Huang Yuanji's Guide to the Way of Meditation "A Westerner with the knowledge of Daoist pharmacopeia and inner...
  10. Earl Grey

    instructions Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Phoenix

    Some Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Phoenix Training Schedules There is repeated confusion about which meditations to start with, seated or standing. What is the right ratio to do, sitting vs standing? Normally, Sifu Terry recommends we begin with both volumes 1 and 2 and details it...
  11. Earl Grey

    group study Relaxation Qigong and Sleeping Qigong

    Sleeping Qigong Sleeping Qigong is one of the most spiritual styles of Qigong. What that means is that, despite some gentle physical exercises practiced during the day, most of it is done at night and in bed – mentally. Like all other Ruan (or soft) styles of Qigong, Sleeping Qigong is...
  12. Earl Grey

    group study Spontaneous Five Animals Play

    Spontaneous Five Animals Play Qigong Imagine Reiki, Shiatsu, Kahuna, Rolfing, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Spiritual Healing all rolled into one technique, tailor made to suit your individual needs. That is exactly what Spontaneous Five Animals Play Qigong (Wuqinxi) is. It can treat a wide range...
  13. Roots of Virtue

    group study Dragon Sickness

    Dragon Sickness Below is a very good video series explaining some basic errors that can be met while trying to engage in practical Daoist and even Buddhist meditations. The first video is a great summary even for experts. The best benefit however is for self-initiates and newbies who are often...
  14. Roots of Virtue

    essay True and False

    True and False The Old Man of Clear Serenity said: There is nothing in the world that does not have both true and false versions. Practice of the Way may also be true or false, so students should first distinguish the difference clearly. True practice is total sincerity. It is not a matter of...
  15. Earl Grey

    group study A List of Texts Earl Grey Plans to Read and Discuss

    Here's a list of books I've pulled out that I'm planning on reading and re-reading for discussion. Anyone who wants to read along, please do so and contribute, or just watch me talk to myself here! This will be updated accordingly throughout the year. The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto...