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Daoist Discussion

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Discussion focused specifically on Dàojiā (Taoist) teachings and practices as expressed through cultivation practices such as Tàijíquán 太極拳 (T'ai Chi Ch'uan), Qìgōng 氣功, Bāguàzhǎng 八卦掌, Nèigōng 內功, and Zuòwàng 坐忘

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Daoist Textual Studies

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Discussion on the Dàozàng 道藏, Daoist canon, exploring the philosophical, historical, and literary meaning of Daoist texts

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Eclectic discussion across a wide range of spiritual thought and practice. As long as you are up for a good time and remain respectful, you're welcome to discuss your path.

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Personal Practice Discussion

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Daily cultivation practice journals for The Dao Bums. Would you like one too? All you need to do is ask. :)

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Hùn Dùn - 混沌 - Primordial Chaos

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