Hello everybody. As you have probably guessed, I am new around.
Let me talk a bit about myself, me me me.
I am deeply interested in daoism. Though perhaps not as a "religion" per se. I don't quite subscribe to the idea of "religion" because it is coercive. I mostly follow my own path, taking wisdom from everywhere. However, it seems like the principles of daoism are well aligned with this approach. I am also interested in the Chan schools of buddhism, from which I've taken a lot of ideas for myself. I am aware that making such distinctions between Chan, Dao, etc, remains a discriminative mindset, I am a very short-sighted person as of yet.
There are other things that interest me, I've been practicing shaolin kung fu for a while, but I am very interested in wudang arts, particularly Taiji Quan and Ba Gua Zhang. With this I have a bit of a problem, I used to have a teacher who taught me Kung Fu, and while he was also very fluent in Taijiquan, I am no longer with him, and so I don't have a teacher. I've been trying youtube and found some other lessons, but I am unsure if my progress will be enough (particularly, that I won't miss some detail and develop bad from from the beginning) by self-learning. Finding a bagua teacher may be next to impossible in my country.
So that's me. Other interests involve computer programming, which is kind of at odds with the naturalist character of daoism.
Anyway, thanks for having me here. I'll try to behave