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  1. Buddha's Biography

    Dear Bums, I'm looking for a good biography or discussion of the Buddha's (Siddhartha Gotama) life and wonder which is your favorite or which have you found to be helpful. Thank you.
  2. Non Homo Sapiens hybrid found

    I don't think it ultimately matters. It is as you mention, mostly for entertainment. That said I am looking deeper into the medical side of DNA and other testing. Also, my half sister also scored high in the Neanderthal DNA, so I know which parent that comes from.
  3. Plum Village Related Qigong

    I don't know much about this brother, but something about his movement and posture make me think he knows what he is doing. I wonder what his lineage or history is in these arts.
  4. Any insight or experience around Thich Man Tue (Brother Insight) or other Plum Village related qigong?
  5. Taoist Podcasts

    I often listen to podcasts while out walking. This recent one stood out and I've actually listened to it a few times over. I'd summarize it as "working with the mind as it is rather than get angry with it for not being something else." https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-ezra-klein-show-2/episode/best-of-this-conversation-will-change-how-you-think-about-thinking-89443380
  6. New to Dao

    Welcome to the Dao Bums! You can learn a lot by using the search function to search the forums for topics you are most interested in. If it doesn't exist yet start a new thread for it. Be well.
  7. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    “If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live” ― Lin Yutang
  8. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    Third sister coming soon!
  9. Taoist Podcasts

    The way this fellow describes "rewilding" sounds a lot like how one might put what Laozi talks about in the Tao Te Ching into practice: https://www.petermichaelbauer.com/the-rewilding-podcast-episode-1-introductions/
  10. Taoist Podcasts

    An entertaining and informative podcast introducing Taoism: https://primordialdaopresentdao.podbean.com/ "This is a long-form conversation style podcast about all-things Daoism. "Our conversations and interviews will discuss ancient and modern Daoist wisdom teachings, universal understandings, seasonal longevity and healing traditions, spiritual practices, relationship guidance and profound insights on walking an authentic and meaningful path - however, you choose to your walk it.
  11. Happy Christmas!

    God Jul!
  12. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    "The search for a spiritual path is born out of suffering. It does not start with lights and ecstasy, but with the hard tacks of pain, disappointment, and confusion. However, for suffering to give birth to a genuine spiritual search, it must amount to more than something passively received from without. It has to trigger an inner realization, a perception which pierces through the facile complacency of our usual encounter with the world to glimpse the insecurity perpetually gaping underfoot. When this insight dawns, even if only momentarily, it can precipitate a profound personal crisis. It overturns accustomed goals and values, mocks our routine preoccupations, leaves old enjoyments stubbornly unsatisfying." - Bhikkhu Bodhi
  13. Taoist Podcasts

    What is your favorite Taoist podcast(s)? Not necessarily explicitly or overtly Taoist.