silent thunder

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  1. Hey dude, where are you?


  2. On the nature of creation - Ramana Maharshi

    why not just install the profanity filter while we're at it... sheesh.
  3. On the nature of creation - Ramana Maharshi

    I for one, deeply appreciate an authentic fuckin' potty mouth. Particularly the Irish and Scottish varieties.
  4. What are you listening to?

    Been raining on and off since about an hour before dawn. I love Deuter. But he's particularly awesome on overcast, drizzly days.
  5. Internal Alchemy - Where and How to start?

    Hi ben. Welcome to the Bums. Two of my three teachers speak almost no english. And my chinese is limited to phrases and words. As there is not always a translator present, a fair amount of my training has taken place without explicit verbal instruction. While I deeply appreciate this aspect to how my training has unfolded, I have found the words of Dr Yang Jwing-Ming and Damo Mitchell to be particularly resonant and beneficial. I find their words to be based from deep experience and to be very clear and direct in their descriptions of processes, practices and energetics. I recommend any works by either of them, but particularly from Dr Yang... Embryonic Breathing and The Root of Chinese Qi Gong and from Damo: The Dragon Dao Yin Exercises stand out for me. I also still routinely spend some long wonderful hours perusing old conversations here and highly recommend that as well. Either entering a particular term or concept, or simply ambling along through a section. There's no stigma here against reviving old conversations. Cheers mate!
  6. Enlightened movies

    I so agree! Highly recommended. This film is stunningly well crafted in story, acting and photography and sound... and resonates long after viewing. A simple, beautiful story, told with subtle, artful grace.
  7. I don't move much at all while I sleep. This is how it is for the last decade or so... The only movement that occurs is when I wake in the middle of the night, I'll roll over to the other side. I carry the chest pillows with me, resettle my legs and I'm back out in moments.
  8. kôan / kung-an

  9. What is spirituality

    full, authentic presence complete release in the now... as it is playful bouyancy... blissful loss of self in action and raw connected presence a softening of the notion of a boundary between a self and an other a dissolving of certainties a sense of awakening after a long nap
  10. old dead zen dude quote.

    Shunryu Suzuki! How I Love that old dead zen dude!
  11. Human Brains Shrinking for 30,000 Years

    whales have the largest brains on the planet and seemingly spend the majority of their time, flying through water and singing... i'm convinced.
  12. Tao and the Laws of Nature

    I can close my eyes and cease all input of light. If only I could as readily close my ears and stop the input of sound for but a moment of true silence, in which to saturate... Ears are always on, while eyes completely shut down regularly. When working with Wang Li Ping... the most challenging aspect of turning within for me, without a doubt is to turn hearing within. Think about how often in your life, you hear something approaching, and then turn to see what the potential incoming natural force may be...
  13. Daoist or Chinese Music here's a site dedicated to classical chinese instruments.