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  1. I'm seeing it (the first one) for $50. I already bought the print version from his web site, but would have picked this up also if it were free. The other ones are all between $40 and $200 for the Kindle version. I also got an e-mail from him recently that stated that he will be beginning to teach online in the near future.
  2. Pure Land

    I do believe that it is the Amitabha Buddha and not Kuan Yin that "created" the Pure Land. A number of the Chinese sects seem to do Pure Land chanting (Amituofo) as well as Chan meditation. The Japanese seem to have separated them out after Nichiren (1200s), and as Starjumper mentions above, a lot of the Japanese sects are indeed hardcore fundamentalists.
  3. Bums I am missing

    Father Paul (RIP) Shaktimama (RIP) Sean (as a poster) Yoda Hundun huriahr Ron "Mahalingam" Jeremy Plato Max Smile Harry Peter Falk
  4. Try Anthony Korahais for online qigong. I've studied with him in person and he's a good teacher: http://flowingzen.com/ I'll also second the recommendation for Pangu Shongong. Super simple, yet very powerful.
  5. This sounds like it should be an interesting read: Major New Bagua Book "This volume of “poems” and essays are supposedly written—recorded is a better word—directly from the teachings of Dong Hai Chuan, the founder of Bagua Zhang, by a follower named Zeng Zengqi. Falk expertly translates the text from the Chinese (included), but also adds her own enlightened English commentary. She preserves the poetic structure where the principles of Bagua are laid out in small, memorable Chinese verses. In former days these “songs” were studied and memorized, allowing even illiterate students to analyze their rich content."
  6. How to Become a Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus
  7. Qigong for Multiple Sclerosis

    A teacher named Michael Hronas claims to have cured his own MS using 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong, a form that was developed by Master Wang Zi Ping and later expanded by his granddaughter Master Helen Wu. A lot (but not all) of the movements could be done while sitting.
  8. Potent Systems

    Gideon Enz: http://www.gideonenz.com/?p=1
  9. Potent Systems

    Hi Rakiel, I just remembered that I had an old VHS tape of the Wei Zhong Foo Wuji Gong and just pulled it out and tried for the first time in many years. Yes, it is completely different from the Wudang Primordial Qigong taught by Milton, Winn, and others. This one consists of shaking for about 10 minutes, some various qigong movements for about 10-15 minutes, then a lengthy period of spontaneous qigong. It ends with a typical closing routine. The entire tape was 45 minutes long. I thought it was okay but nothing special. Of course many forms may not reveal their effects until after a fairly long period regular practice.
  10. Daily (or regular) practices

    Hi Fa Xin, You can buy the Xing Yi Nei Gong DVD on the US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TY97XU/ or directly from the Plum Publications web site: http://plumpub.com/ Tim Cartmell gives no verbal instruction on this video (I have the VHS tape). Tom Bisio has a good online course on this set: http://www.internalartsinternational.com/programs/xing-yi-nei-gong/ I have this and he gives detailed instruction on each movement. Gerald A. Sharp has a Xingyi DVD which includes Nei Gong, but I haven't seen it and I'm not sure if it's the same version: http://store.chiflow.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=XYMOTV1
  11. Wang Ziping

    Hi lifeforce, There is also a chapter on his "Twenty Exercises for Treating Diseases and Prolonging Life" in the book "The Chinese Way to a Long and Healthy Life" His daughter, Wang Jurong, was also a kung fu master, who published the book: "Sword Imperatives: Mastering the Kung Fu and Tai Chi Sword" Wang Jurong is now deceased. Her husband, Chengde Wu, is an acupuncturist in Houston, Texas. I believe that he is now in his late 80s. He was mentioned in one of Dr. Glenn Morris's books, which was how I first heard of these people. Chengde Wu and Wang Jurong's daughter, Master Helen Wu, lives and teaches in the Toronto area. She added 4 movements to the original 20 and it is now called 24 Posture Therapeutic Qigong. It is broken into 3 sections of 8 movements for the upper, middle and lower body. This form is covered in her book and DVD. They have other daughters who are teachers also. I've been practicing the 24 Postures for about 6 months now and love it! Some of the movements are like standard warm-up exercises, but there is something about the way that they are sequenced that really unlocks things for me and produces strong qi flow. In addition to Master Wu's DVD, her student, Master George Picard has a DVD on the form. It includes a two hour bonus disk where each movement is broken down from an eastern and western medical perspective, by Picard and a doctor of physical therapy. I hope to go up to St. Catherines, Ontario for his workshop and certification eventually, as I would like to teach this method. There is also a DVD on the 24 Postures by Picard's student, Sifu Michael Hronas, who lives in North Carolina. This one has good detailed instruction on each movement. He is also a Daoist and was a graduate of Dr. Jerry Johnson's medical qigong school. Hope this helps!