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  1. Jingui Golden Shield QiGong

    There are some Golden Shield instructors here in Austin, TX. I mentioned to my instructor that this thread got bumped up again. He gave me clearance to post, so if anyone has any questions I might be able to answer them.

    @dmattwads, @Miroku Thanks for the response. Do you actually chant mantras, or do you repeat them mentally while meditating?

    Are there any mantras that help with not "staying single"?
  4. Inner Smile practice from Gilles Marin's book

    Does this "Inner Smile" have any similarity to the "Secret Smile" made famous by Glenn Morris of "Path Notes"?
  5. I lurk more than I post (I think this is my 5th post). I tend to read threads without logging in (mostly at work, I admit). No logging in, no personal Ignore List. So when someone hijacks a thread, that thread is pretty much hosed for a regular reader who does not log in.
  6. Training, Accumulation, and Retention

    Is Wim Hof method with just the breathing similar to qigong or pranayama?
  7. New Member in Austin, TX

    wstein: What taoist practices are you aware of in Austin?
  8. New Member in Austin, TX

    I work for a large company doing a Java/Spring/Hibernate app. Not Java 9+ with Spring Boot. For us, it's like 2007 never happened. I am studying Clojure and other variants of Lisp. I would love to get a job doing some type of Lisp. I think the ancient Lisp masters hit upon some enduring wisdom.
  9. New Member in Austin, TX

    About me: 47, live in Austin, TX, software developer by day. I did martial arts in college long long ago. We did some breathing exercises at the beginning, and I started doing them on my own. I have been doing meditation and chi-kung (as it used to be spelled) on and off (mostly off) for many years. I am trying to get more serious about it. There is a Golden Shield Qigong group here in Austin that I am thinking about joining. That is all I can think of at the moment. If you have any questions, let me know.