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inner alchemy (neidan)

  1. Roots of Virtue

    essay Caution Against Fragmented Teachings and Incomplete Training

    Caution Against Fragmented Teachings and Incomplete Training All the proper spiritual traditions originating with realized masters have been given out as complete paths of their respective philosophies and aims, and the fruits of practice are validated through successive generations of disciples...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. One Finger Chan

    group study Foundations of Internal Alchemy – Wang Mu

    Nei Dan is a fascinating subject, and there are a reasonable amount of litterature on the subject, both translated classics and modern descriptions. In this post, I will focus on one book, Foundations of Internal Alchemy by Wang Mu. Before I go in to that, I would like to clarify someting about...
  5. 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 https://www.gofundme.com/f/translation-of-ten-discourses-on-daoist-alchemy "A Westerner with the knowledge of Daoist pharmacopeia and inner...
  6. creativity If Cultivation Skills Were Character Sheet Stats...

    Ting 1) listening with your ears 2) listening with your heart 3) listening with your breath Structure 0) stretch and create ease in the body 1) line up the bones 2) open the joints 3) muscles hang off bones 4) connection to the floor 5) maintain structure while moving Connection (through sung)...
  7. 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...
  8. Roots of Virtue

    group study Short Reviews of Practical Instructions in Meditation, Cultivation, and Inner Alchemy

    Here we compile compact reviews of practical instructions in book, booklet, and relevant electronic formats like Kindle and PDF. The instructions must have formal relevance to inner work: meditation, qigong, inner alchemy, inner martial arts, etc. Esoteric topics and methods like magic and...
  9. Earl Grey

    feedback A Reminder: Sensations Do Not Indicate Progress

    One thing that I hear a lot of beginners say--especially beginners who have been practicing for a decade or more--is that they feel "stronger" or more "advanced" because of energetic sensations. The funny thing is, no matter how long you have been training in most internal systems for the...
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