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  1. For anyone who might be interested, Andrew T. Dale has some DVDs of Master Fook Yeung in action: http://www.atdale.com/dvds/
  2. Jesus from Siberia

    There's also an Australian Jesus: https://www.divinetruth.com/sites/main/en/index.htm#welcome.htm and of course, the Date Jesus guy: https://datejesus.com/
  3. Hi escott, I've been practicing the first set of Shibashi (and occasionally the second set) for many years, and it's still among my favorites. I learned it from Sifu Wing Cheung in Ontario. I'm not familiar with the Udemy course that you mention, but I can recommend Sifu Cheung's materials and also those of Fabrice Piche (also from Canada) who studies directly with the creator of the Shibashi system, Grandmaster Lin Housheng. A nice book on the first set is The Theory and Practice of Taiji Qigong by Chris Jarmey. This gives a lot of detail on aspects such as the breathing, mental focus (at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels), and the health benefits of each movement. There are 8 sets in the system. Each one has 18 movements. Some of the movements are taken from Yang style Tai Chi. One of the sets is for health issues and one is like a "greatest hits" from the other sets. Unlike learning a traditional Tai Chi form, the individual movements are repeated (usually 6 or 12 times), rather than one flowing into another continuously. The Temple style Tai Chi that Dwai mentioned also has "single form practice" (i.e. repetition of individual Tai Chi movements) as part of their system. I believe that you can view recordings of the weekly Sunday sessions with Master Liao for free. I've tried many forms of qigong over the years, and Shibashi remains one of my most favorite, and one that I keep going back to.
  4. Hi escott, Soaring Crane was one of the many forms of qigong banned by the Chinese Communist Party following the "qigong boom" which lasted from some time during the 1980s until the mid-1990s. The ascent of Falun Dafa led to many other schools being categorized as "evil cults" by the CCP. There were also rumors that some people with pre-existing psychiatric conditions had psychotic episodes due to the spontaneous qigong section at the end of the Soaring Crane form. In the USA, Soaring Crane seems most popular in the Pacific Northwest, where it was taught at an acupuncture college in Portand by Professor Huixian Chen. There were also some Chinese teachers who taught it in New York City (not sure if they are still active or not). Soaring Crane is a short form, divided into five sections with a spontaneous qigong section at the end. I practiced it for a while. It's a good form and produces a lot of qi in the hands. I learned it from Dr. Wu Dhi in Miami (both from his DVD and in-person). He calls it Flying Crane. He learned it from a Chinese doctor in Michigan. I think there are a few slight variations in what he teaches from the "original." Although I'm not currently practicing it, it is a form that I do think is one of the better ones, and one that I'll probably go back to practicing eventually. (Fragrant Qigong is another one in this category for me, btw). The most comprehensive information available about the form (including the book) can be purchased here: https://qi.org/products2/ If you can find a copy of this out-of-print DVD, it features the late founding grand-master, Xiao Jin Xiang and was filmed in some beautiful locations during his trip to North America. It might be available online from the producer Maureen Goss. Gerald Sharp also has a DVD on it. I haven't seen that one, but have some of his others and they are very good indeed. Best regards, Dainin
  5. Magical Passes are Qigong?

    This guy was supposedly Castaneda's qigong teacher: Howard Y. Lee
  6. Qi Gong and Tibetan Yogas?

    I've had a lot of qigong experience and some limited workshop exposure to Tibetan Yoga practices like Tsa Lung and Trulkhor. Some of the foundational concepts regarding energy and meridians are similar, although the "maps" are different. One difference I noticed right away is that the Tibetan practices seemed to emphasize breath retention during the movements much more than qigong does. Breath retention can be found in Indian pranayama practices such as Kumbhaka. Since Buddhism was transmitted from India to Tibet, maybe this came along with it, although I suppose it could be indigenous to Tibet as well. Personally, I didn't really enjoy the breath retention during movement so didn't continue with the practices. They are interesting though.
  7. Hua Shan Pai Do Ga Qigong

    Hi moreira, I just saw on Facebook that a student of Sifu Larry Johnson will be teaching an online introductory four week series on the Hua Shan Taoist Qigong beginning on March 4: https://robinrosario.com/ This was what she posted: Hi Everyone!!! I am starting a new beginning 4 week introductory series to the very unique and rare Hua Shan Taoist Qigong system. This is a vigorous style of Qigong. If you tend to get dizzy from vigorous breath work then I recommend taking private lessons rather than the group class. You will learn 4 exercises during the course. The first exercise is to balance your energy and eliminate toxins. Exercises two through four, respectively, work to harmonize the liver, heart and lung channels. Qigong is like having your own personal treasure trove of good medicine. Even after decades of practicing Qigong, I am more inspired than ever and am excited to share this with you. Hope to see you. To sign up please visit my website: www.robinrosario.com

    You can find it for sale here: https://plumpub.com/sales/dvd/dvdcoll_chikung3.htm
  9. Potent Systems

    I have limited exposure to Tai Chi Chih, but enjoyed what I've tried of it. I have never heard of the Yang Luchan attribution before. Some of it clearly comes from Tai Chi Ruler. The following blog post discusses Justin Stone, his Tai Chi teacher, and how some information in his books changed over time: Tai Chi Chih: Lineage or Lone Star? From what I've heard, the Guang Ping branch of Yang Tai Chi is probably the closest thing today to what Yang Luchan taught, as it is attributed to his son Yang Banhou. There is an interesting discussion about this as a bonus on the late Master Y.C. Chiang's Taiji DVD.
  10. These were the people who sold it online for many years: http://www.khtc.ca/index.html It doesn't look like this site has been updated in a while and the link to Meditation Mastery in the links section doesn't work, but you could try emailing them to see if it is still available.
  11. Tai Chi Master online?

    Master Waysun Liao: https://www.taichitao.tv/
  12. Hua Shan Pai Do Ga Qigong

    Hi moreira, This thread is almost 10 years old, so the people who were posting back then may not be around here to answer you anymore. I do not know Sifu Larry Johnson's contact information, but the school that the original poster was studying this method at (in Miami, Florida) is: https://www.kungfuconnection.com/ Hope this helps
  13. New Moderator Team

    It would also be nice if more of the older but never used ppds and those that have been inactive for several years could be moved to the sleeping section.
  14. Stoicism - your thoughts ?

    It's been a long time since I did any reading in this area, but my impression at the time I did was that Stoicism had a lot of common ground with Buddhism, especially the emphasis on personal morality and being a good member of society. I also remember thinking about parallels between Epicureanism and Daoism. Although the word "epicurean" is today defined as this sort of decadent, greedy, luxury seeker, the original ancient Greek Epicurus and his followers were very much into simplicity, nature, friendship, and moderation.
  15. Are the different types of kundalini?

    You might want to look at the book Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality: A Pathway to Growth and Healing by Philip St. Romain.