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  1. Earl Grey

    group study Flying Phoenix 2024 Thread

    Welcome to the 2024 thread!
  2. Roots of Virtue

    instructions The Main Ingredient is Love

    The Main Ingredient is Love Are there secrets in qigong training and other internal skills? Yes and no. Altruistic love certainly seems to be under-emphasized in the market talk about qigong and its benefits. The bedrock of civilized culture is in the love for others, but somehow our day and age...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Pak_Satrio

    feedback khuf's Past Training and Assorted Advice

    Hey @khuf, how long have you been doing FP? Would be good to hear your experiences from it. I recently read through @Earl Grey journal and noticed a lot of similarities with my own practices.
  6. Roots of Virtue

    group study Qigong Massage and Eight Strands of Brocade Qigong

    Eight Strands of Brocade Qigong Eight Strands of Brocade Qigong (Ba Duan Jin) is one of the oldest Qigong styles, dating back over 3,000 years. It is a dynamic set of eight special exercises, gentle but firm, done with natural breathing and concentration, that promotes the flow of chi and...
  7. Roots of Virtue

    group study Natural Breathing

    Natural Breathing Naturalness and being unforceful are evergreen topics in all valid spiritual traditions. The wisdom supporting this view comes from the acknowledgement that it's natural to feel happy and have good health, so it must be man's acquired errors alone that contribute to his...
  8. Pak_Satrio

    journal Pak_Satrio's Flying Phoenix Practice Journal

    Pak_Satrio Flying Phoenix Practice Journal Week 1 It's my first week doing FPCK and I'm loving it so far! I was fortunate enough to have plenty of free time to spend around 3 hours a day on every set from Volume 1 and 2. In the morning I do MSW 3 (90 80 50 20) then in the afternoon do all the...
  9. 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...
  10. Roots of Virtue

    group study Flying Phoenix 2022 Thread

    This is the new place to continue the ongoing Flying Phoenix general discussion on the year 2022. Previous year's discussion can be found here: Flying Phoenix 2021 Thread. It's new year, the time of reviewing past year and making renewed commitments. How was your past year in terms of Flying...
  11. Roots of Virtue

    instructions Sifu Terry Dunn's Courses & Classes (Both Streaming and In-Person)

    Sifu Terry Dunn sends regular adverts for his ongoing community classes via his Substack newsletter. Subscribe on the following site in order to receive updates, including details about pricing and joining up: https://terencedunn.substack.com Below is an edited and adapted synopsis of all the...
  12. Roots of Virtue

    instructions Free and Easy to Learn Internal Skills

    Sometimes people only wish to practice formal teachings if they haven't paid for those, or they might feel really cautious about investing their money because internal skills are unfamiliar to them. Either way, the good news for these people is that there exist some really good quality free...
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    group study Baduanjin: The Eight Pieces of Brocade

    There are variations on how the moves are done, so I'm posting a couple here, and feel free to post some more for reference. What do we think about variations? Can one be more effective than another? This is basically the version that I have been taught: View: https://youtu.be/Q8jsDDJW2y0...
  14. Deleted member 39

    question Grounding and Earthing

    I would like to ask something. As of lately I have been doing some research in the fields of biology and medicine. One thing that called my attention was grounding/earthing. It seems there is a good amount of studies saying that going barefoot in nature is very good for your body, as you get...
  15. One Finger Chan

    group study What will not go wrong?

    As you can see, the title plays with the name of this section. This one is inspired by almost a decade on forums. Why is it so, that some beginners, when starting to feel stuff, start to mix systems and fill in the blanks much like the gene sequencing described in Jurassic Park (1)? The...
  16. Deleted member 39

    feedback Fragrant qi gong has saved my life

    This is my first thread in this forum, I am glad that you granted me access to it! I have said some of this elsewhere but I think it is important to share it with everybody. At the beginning of the year I was sick. I had heart problems, sometimes the palpitations were so big I thought I was...
  17. Earl Grey

    journal Healing Stories for Flying Phoenix

    This thread is focused on some stories of healing from the practice of Flying Phoenix.
  18. 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...
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    group study Red Flags when Finding a Teacher

    I thought on this for a few days before posting, because I wanted to expel a few negative emotions before hand. I figured that this would have been quite a different post if I had allowed any bitterness to influence the way in which I write. I am an inherent "teeth-clencher" when it comes to...
  20. Roots of Virtue

    question Internal Practices Suitable for Self-Study

    Internal Practices Suitable for Self-Study It's an interesting question with two complementary answers. There is the perspective of complete formal practice that allows the practitioner to advance from complete naivety to mastery within its self-contained systemic framework. The other view is...
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