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  1. Zhan Zhuang and Push Hands question.

    What was the movie?
  2. BARDO

    "Bardo" just means "transitional state". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo The steaming monks are practicing tummo. Search "tummo" on this forum for more on this from the members.
  3. A Practice for Patience

    This is good. So simple. Thanks. And it gives more time to practice Zhan Zhuang.
  4. Into the Wild

    Read the book. (Authored by Jon Krakauer) http://www.amazon.com/Into-Wild-Jon-Krakau...9835&sr=8-1
  5. Case study -Baby ghost

    It seems like the people who thought they would use or control the "baby ghost" were just fooling themselves. I think it was already controlling them. M By the way, what is fu or FU?
  6. Case study -Baby ghost

    I suspect the "baby ghost" may have been there all along. The red FU cloth wrapping a bottle (with bones and hairs and corps' oil in it probably was just a catalyst which caused the "baby ghost" spirit to coalesce. My humble 2 pennies... Mark
  7. Regarding the "within"

    There is a history of inner, esoteric practices by those following in the Abrahamic faiths (Jadaism/Christianity/Islam). Certainly in the case of Christianity these practices had been largely suppressed by the church so that today they are very difficult to find and to learn. Nevertheless they exist. Then, of course there are Sufism and the Kabbalah. It does seem like there is an element of dogmatism in a few of the posts on this site, particularly regarding Taoist practice and about how teachers make a living. Ironically, dogmatism is contraindicated by Taoist philosophy.
  8. Scoliosis fix (back problem)

    The idea of tucking the tailbone is not so much bad advice as it is misunderstood advice. Tucking the tailbone is not forcibly jamming one's hips forward. That is just replacing one tension with another tension. What should be happening is a release or a letting go. While maintaining intention in relaxed suspension from the Bai Hui (crown point at top of head), open the ankles, the knees and the hips -- the "tucking" will happen on its own. This is basic Zhan Zhuang.
  9. Another One On MASTERS And MONEY

    You're shouting at us. (THIS IS SHOUTING.) The Tao Bums > Tao Lounge > Taoist Discussion > Shocked, Saddened, and Disappointed
  10. Scoliosis fix (back problem)

    Start pracrticing Tai Chi and Chi Gong. Find a good instructor. Learn Zhan Zhuang (Wuji standing). One of my Sifus has scoliosis. Twenty years ago she bagan studying Tai Chi. Today her scoliosis is under control, her posture good and her Gong Fu is superb.
  11. Internalize Teachings

    What an excellent idea. The whole process of reading, then vocally re-reading for recording, and then listening to your own reading must be a very self-reinforcing process. The stops and starts of getting the audio correct can only add to the reinforcement. I must try this. How does it feel to hear yourself reading to you? What is mind-mapping?
  12. A Warning

  13. Shocked, Saddened, and Disappointed

    ... Way too complicated. There is no such thing as a free lunch. And morality is context sensitive. Way too complicated....
  14. absolute direct work with fear

    This is useful. LITANY AGAINST FEAR I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. (by Frank Herbert)