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  1. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    Hi FB group is active and it is accepting new members as far as I know. The last addition was a week ago.
  2. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    I haven't met Wallis personally so I can't say from my face-to-face experience. Remote assessment is not easy. Just remember that if you only watched his free Youtube videos, you can be sure that he can offer much more when you become more involved. Overall, I have an impression he knows what he is talking about. The practices he teaches on his paid portal and in the retreats are deep.
  3. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    Yes and he also teaches esoteric practices from the VBT.
  4. Final goal in Kashmir Shaivist

    I should have been more accurate in my OP. It is not the goal that I compared Kashmir Shaivism and neidan but rather methods and practices. Just read a meditation handbook 'Vijnana Braihava Tantra' published in 9th century A.D. and judge yourself.
  5. Swami Lakshmanjoo talks about the final goal in Kashmir Shaivism (tantra). From my personal study (which is very limited of course) Chinese neidan and Kashmir Shaivism are very closely related. I could also add to this mix tantrick Buddhism as well. Not talking about Hatha yoga which is a direct offshoot of tantra.
  6. Damo Mitchell? tell me what you think

    So you do not disclose any methods at all but you require that Damo Mitchell discloses his methods that he normally teaches only closed door. Am I missing something?
  7. Damo Mitchell? tell me what you think

    THis is a good point. Just to note that Wang Liping teaches only sitting meditation and has quite a number of returning students internationally (or pre-covid anyway). But generally yes, very few people feel connection to a sitting still method as a primary method of cultivation.
  8. Karma of prostitution

    In the place I live, selling sex is legal. At the same time, buying sex is illegal. Even though this seems to be ludicrous and contradictory, if you think a bit there is a lot of sense in it. The person selling sex most often does this because of difficult life situations. Whereas a person buying sex acts as a sexual predator feeding on those more disadvantaged in life. Rather than putting blame on prostitutes, it would be more accurate to think of those who push them and encourage them.
  9. Damo Mitchell? tell me what you think

    Using qi comes at a cost, even when people feel abundance of it. The sudden death of that Chinese master from apricot garden about 5 years ago came as crude awakening for everybody in the field and it forced people to reassess how and why they use qi externally. Sorry, don't remember his name, no disrespect. Also, I didn't say DM stopped doing that, I said he scaled back.
  10. Damo Mitchell? tell me what you think

    Damo's old first students from something like 2005 or so used to mention that when he started to teach he would demonstrate really weird things. Nobody mentions these things now, so it is hard to tell what he is really capable of. I can only say that he scaled back significantly on qi emission/transmission during his workshops (prior to Covid of course). I'd stand in wuji and suddenly feel how my body would start to melt, and only after 3-5 minutes to notice that he was walking around poking his qi-fingers in people's backs. Not recently though.
  11. Breath holding in neidan

    IME it does have a genuine lineage connection. And it should be practiced with caution, few at a time and with breaks between days.
  12. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    Haha, talking about coincidence! Thanks, dwai!
  13. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    Many thanks, dwai, much appreciated. It is indeed what I was looking for.
  14. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

    Anybody studied the text and practised from it? Some techniques from this text are widely practised across the world, and some not. I'm interested in a systematic review of the text and appreciate any input. Google gives out a couple of good references but not enough for a systematic study.
  15. What is the core?

    Psoas = 80% of the core