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  1. Kundalini

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friends along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Nice to see someone going through Kundalini without questions and problems. That's rare around here. I look forward to hearing about its going. the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  2. Curiosity.

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Welcome, I think you'll fit right in. While yin and yan are fascinating ways of viewing the world. When you get into viewing with the additional lens of 5 element theory things really open up. : The TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  3. Howdy from Yoda!

    Great to hear from you. For an original member like you I'm not even gonna cut and paste the usual stuff. Nice to have you onboard and online again. Cam's been missing in action for a couple years. Maybe your presence will draw him out. Yours thelerner
  4. There are like 25+ videos mentioned, you have a problem with one, mentioned 5 months ago. Move on. Or don't. Why bring as much attention to Ausar as you can? I get the feeling he's a pretty small player unless you've decided to make a big deal out of him, giving him more press and eyes on the internet. I suggest letting this go.
  5. nerdyapple

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Welcome aboard. Indeed amazing things can happen but they take an amazing amount of dedication, time and proper teaching. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes, Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  6. Just to re-iterate this section is for sharing and trading, not buying and selling. Material that is downloaded or copied is not allowed and should not be listed. I'm glad virtue commented on the Ausar video but the mods aren't here to judge every videos. When borrowing or studying anything it is Borrower Beware, but also get advice from people you know and trust. That's what we're here for, and realize people connect with different things. One man's guru is anothers garbage. And even 'garbage' can have worthwhile things hidden in it. I also thank ronko for taking down a post that continued the negativity.
  7. Long time lurker

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Your experience doesn't seem low level to me. Quite the opposite. I'd love to hear some stories of your practices and the times after practice, when people let down there hair and just talked. Again welcome and since you've been lurking since 2004, took you long enough Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes, Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  8. Greetings from Toronto

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes, I dig your sense of humor and look forward to your commentaries. I used to think if I was trapped in bunker, prison or desert island I'd get more done, spiritually. But reality has popped that bubble. This deprivation should be a golden era for deep work but not working out that way. Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  9. I often confuse Zen and Daoism. Not that I know much about either. But Zen (& I guess Daoism) has the ideal of living in flow. In tune with Nature and the patterns of our community. Valuing things correctly, holding on loosely. Appreciating the Now without worry, while having the wisdom to chart future strategies without anxiety. Being rooted in simple honestly. Mostly unflappable, but okay with being emotional because it comes and goes. Flowing like a river, with obstacles overcome naturally.
  10. New member Mithras wrote 'How does one even start the Dao?' my 2 bits It starts with your head, ends with your Way in life. You start by reading the DDJ and various classics. Soak up some philosophy.. then look at your life, your actions, the big and little stuff and see how it can flow better. <course the above is a very Western philosophical answer vs a Daoist religious one>
  11. Nondual seeker doing some energy work on the side

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. I don't know if there's a path without criticism. In truth anything powerful will have some danger. We don't have to play with fire, but we can use it. Anyhow, Flying Phoenix is a great art. Pages and pages of information on it here. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  12. Yan Xin qigong student and family goals

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Welcome. I think most of us wish for the mate who is also interested in the esoteric spiritual arts. I know I do, though I'm lucky to have a wife who doesn't mind the odd chanting and occasional strange trips. I look forward to hearing more about you. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes, Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  13. Good non-chinese internal practices

    I've enjoyed the Rawn Clarks take on Hermetics. He has a bunch of free indepth practices. Self Healing Archaeous, YHVH canticle series. Good stuff. http://abardoncompanion.de/index.html
  14. Where to Start? Auckland, NZ

    Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Welcome to the site, I think we've got some New Zealanders here and some old ones. I encourage people to look close. See whats available near you. A live teacher has so many advantages over DVDs and books. One doesn't need a world famous teacher to advance, just someone better, further along then they are. Your first teacher probably won't be and shouldn't be your last. This is a good site to learn about different practices. Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.
  15. Welcome to the Dao Bums. A wonderful forum to learn, discuss and cultivate. Below are 3 important sections: Our Rules, The Insult Policy and our 3 Foundations. Before you join give them a read. Most of it boils down to being respectful. No name calling or trolling. Post as if your mom's looking over your shoulder. Discussion and arguments are what the board is about. Keep it civil, don't get personal. Don't be a troll or one issue zealot. We're here for good conversation and make some friend along the way, to be a community. Jump right in, start threads asking questions, look for interesting threads and post your (relevant) thoughts. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, I've witnessed many schools make statements about curing those screwed up by other schools; both schools making those statements. I took some classes with KAP and they seem to have expertise with Kundalini syndrome, but some problems run deep and its best to get in person expert. Michael and the TDB team Read and review Our Rules: Our Insult Policy- Read it, Live it TheDaoBums' Three Foundations: Eclectic, Egalitarian, Civil.