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  1. Vipassana and now kunlun

    Hi everyone! I’ve just begun kunlun... a bit stalled for want of a rubber mat... but using a woollen shawl meanwhile. Tailed this in after Vipassana. I found the latter very helpful in deepening consciousness practices. I come with consciousness practices aka Neville Goddard, Vadim Zeland. Have practiced deep meditation as per classical Raj yoga, Qi gong of various paths, and a few healing streams. Now looking to accelerate everything. with kunlun level one, was told to add one breath and I jong. In what order do you do them? And what duration? Is one breath practiced with I jong ?
  2. Hi bums, hope you are all well. I was wondering if this was the mudra for red phoenix in the kunlun system?
  3. Recently, I discovered a Christian Mystic Healer called "Daskalos". I watched a video, bought a book called "Swimming with the Whale" and learned as much as I could about him. The stories are fascinating, like how at the age of 7 he healed the open wound of another young boy whom had fallen and cut his knee. Stories like how, at the age of 7, Daskalos could solve complex mathematical equations by letting a 2000 year old spiritual friend guide his hand on the blackboard. Daskalos, at the same age, could translate Latin into English.. The stories in "Swimming with the Whale" are truly mind boggling. There is a healing story about how he straightened a woman's spine by first de-materializing it, then re-materializing it in the correct position. There is also another story about how Daskalos lengthened another lady's 'short leg' to be the same length as the good leg. Daskalos teaches that we have three bodies, physical, psychical (astral) and noetical (mental) and that each of the three bodies has an 'etheric double'. He teaches that we can learn how to access these etheric doubles in order to perform healings (reaching into the body and adjusting, removing, or performing some aspect of healing). Daskalos says that 'visualization' is the major component of his teachings. Not only are the etheric doubles trained through visualization, but Daskalos says that visualization is the skill that is needed once a person dies and passes over to the astral realms, for everything in the astral realms is created by 'visualization'. One of Daskalos' practices is to visualize one's self surrounded by the colour light-blue. He has several practices which involve visualizing 'whitish blue' or 'sky blue'. You can find some information about some of the practices here: http://www.researchersoftruth.org/practice/good-health-exercise Anyway, I've been practising some of the visualization exercises with the color blue, imagining that I am floating in a sea of whitish blue or visualizing a ball of blue light at the abdomen etc.. A few revelations is that the visualization of a sky blue ball of light at the abdomen is a method of attaining the first jhana. Refer: Kasina practice Vissudhimagga.. The thing that made me wonder about all of this is that Daskalos' practices, working with sky-blue visualizations reminded me of the Kunlun warm up exercise where you visualize yourself floating in the sky upon a white lotus. Here is the practice: (it is found in book 1, book 2 but not book 3): From "Pillars of Bliss" Lama Ngakpha Dorje (Max) with Chris Tittle There seemed to be a great similarity here between envisioning one submerged in a sea of white-blue as per one of Daskalos' practices and the Kunlun warmup visualization.. So, today, I decided to do a 50 minute session of the old Kunlun warm-up excercise only. I started the meditation and made sure that all the components were in order.. The sky-blue surrounding, the white lotus, the white skin, inhaling clear white mist and exhaling blue-gray smoke. I "made it real" and kept at it. I did not influence the breathing at all, I just left it breathing normally and followed the breathing without any conscious control. At first, some distracting throughts arose but I persisted. I mentally traced over the components again and again. After about 35 minutes I was succeeding in establishing a pretty good visualization of the whole scene including the motion of the inhale and exhale along with the white mist going in and the grayish smoke coming out. Then something strange started to happen. I noticed that there was a very bright light that was starting to appear straight ahead in the sky. The light resembled an arc welder's torch or a bluish white star. The star was much brighter than the surrounding visualization. It was very hard to ignore. From my previous practice instructions with bright stars, I proceeded to ignore the star. However, it wasn't going away. It was getting brighter and brighter right in front of me, at the front of the visualized scene. It was becoming a challenge to maintain the visualization while 'noticing' that this very bright whitish glob of arc-welders' torch-like light was cutting into the whole scene. Then I noticed that my root chakra was starting to vibrate and release bliss-like sensations. Time to stop and analyse. I stopped the meditation at that point (47 minutes in). I have seen nimittas before as well as arc-welders' torch light during kundalini episodes, so I didn't quite know what to make of this new phenomenon. I got up and found my old Kunlun books and started reviewing them. Then I found this in book 3: (Kunlun System - By Max Christensen): http://www.amazon.com/KUNLUN®-System-Alchemy-Leading-Within/dp/098522360X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 I seem to like the idea that I was actually looking down the Kati crystal channel and that I had succeeded in doing that by using visualization. It is interesting that the practice of Thogal is from the heart to the eyes and beyond, whereas this Kunlun teaching is to open the kati channel from the heart to the crystal palace. They say that the kati secret channel goes from the heart to the crown, then wraps around the ears and proceeds to the eyes (from various high-end Buddhist books). From Kunlun System again: So, never underestimate the power of visualization.
  4. What I’m about to write sounds crazy to me, and honestly I have no idea if it’s true or not. I’m writing this because if there is any chance it is true, I think people have the right to know. I'm sorry if this upsets anyone. The way I got this information is a little complicated. I’m not a student of Max. I’ve read some of the Kunlun book, but haven’t gone any further than that. A couple years ago we planned to get more involved in Kunlun, but as I read more threads here I decided not to. I heard about him through my former "spiritual teachers," as he's their main teacher at the moment. My husband and I recently left a cult lead by two twin brothers. One of their teachers is Max Christensen. They claim to have many teachers, and did have a Kriya Yoga guru for a long time, whom they still claim to be close to, but for the last 3 years (at least) they have been gearing more of their practices and teachings towards Taoism, and talking more about Max, though usually not saying his name. After reading more of the threads here I realized that the demonstration they often do, where they throw students back with their energy, sometimes sending them flying/rolling (I hit my head on the ground, which he laughed about so I never did it again. My mom, who was also in the school for about a year, got an “energy push” from one of the brothers, felt like she had an incredibly painful bruised rib for a month afterwards), they probably learned from Max. They teach practices now that they claim that is derived from Taoist alchemy. He may have learned it from Max, but after we left the school we found very similar practices on my mom’s Spring Forest Qigong (by Chunyi Lin) DVDs, maybe they're just common practices. I was also very surprised to read a thread here where people mentioned that they were visited by entities and reptiles when they practiced Kunlun, because a similar thing happened to me when I started doing the practices in my school. I'm not sure it was exactly the same, but I was surprised nonetheless. Anyway, I was a student for 3.5 years, much that time I lived nearby and visited their ‘temple’ (a mobile home) every week, sometimes multiple times per week. The school is pretty small but has students from all over the world, who study online, and attend gatherings and mountain retreats. About 25 of us lived in the same town and were considered local students. My husband was one of their top teachers before he left. Recently, a group of former students, including two former teachers, started speaking out publicly against them, as we felt it was our duty because they have been hurting and exploiting their students spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. Once we began speaking out, many current students started contacting us with questions, criticism, or support. They also have been telling us some things that has been happening in the school since we left. That’s why I’m writing this. One of the brothers told them a story about Max. The brother said that Max would go to the graves of masters and adepts, dig them up, take their heads, and bring them back to his ritual room. He would then do some kind of Taoist magic to reanimate them, so they would teach him mysteries and high practices. Does anyone else have any information about this? That’s all I know about it. The ‘Hierophant’ we heard it from is known to lie very often. However, usually when he lies it’s to make himself look good. I’m not sure how it would make himself look good to say that your main teacher practices necromancy. He does tend to badmouth his yoga teacher, however, to prevent students from wanting to learn from him, so it’s possible he was trying to do the same with Max. It’s especially strange to me because they've always claimed to be totally against sorcery and necromancy. Though they’ve also said quite often that masters don’t have to love within the common constraints of morality, because they are so in tune with the will of God. Maybe this is some kind of more common practice than I realize?
  5. Max makes it pretty clear that he suggests NOT mixing Kunlun with Fire Path work? Does anyone have exprerience with this? Have you practiced Kunlun with other Neigong of Fire Path Nature? I'd consider Mantak Chia's Fusion & Kan & Li work to be Fire Path - has anyone mixed Mantak Chia's Fusion & Kan & Li work with Kunlun? Did you explode? lol p43, Kunlun System by Max Christensen
  6. Hello, I would like to know, from an Kunlun practicer, if Kunlun is compatible with Vipassana, Zazen and Ji Ben Quigong. I got Max's book and I was wondering if I could to start to practice Kunlun, without drop my actual practices. The book says something about the water path (it shouldn't be mixed with the fire path, like kundaline stuff). But for me, zazen and vipassana are not focusing on kundaline. Neither Ji ben qi gong. How I'm not sure, I ask for the experts on Kunlun to give some advice. Thank you!
  7. Kunlun Seattle

    If anyone wants to learn Kunlun System in the Seattle area let me know via PM. I've been given permission to just shows the basics of the system. You can learn about kunlun by doing some searching around in the forum. And no, you won't get super powers. And no I won't be doing black magic on you because I don't know how. Lol.
  8. Kunlun One Breath Question

    Hi, I have been studying the "Kunlun System" by Max Christensen. I've had the book for a couple weeks now. What I would like to know is this. Are there any experienced Kunlun practitioners out there where I can find out about how exactly to perform the One Breath? When I took the Kunlun Level 1 seminar, the type of breathing was just normal breathing but not letting it pause. You did not elongate the in or out breath, nor did you slow it down or change the cycle. Well, in that latest book "Kunlun System", Max talks about the One Breath. He says to just breathe gently and not have any pauses or gaps between the in and out breaths. What I would like to know, from a practiced Kunlun practioner who knows, the following: In the One Breath, do you slow down your breathing? Or are you just supposed to leave your breathing the same as normal, except you give a little push at the top and bottom of the breathing cycle so that there is no pause or gap? Is it ok to slow the breathing down and not have any gaps? For example, could you do a 9-0-9-0 breathing cycle? (9 for inhale, 0 is no pause, 9 for exhale etc) Breathing like that is very powerful and seems to balance and accumulate the energies very efficiently. Max says that breathing with no gaps builds up the Wu Chi. The reason I ask, is because in chapter 7 called "The Gold Flower Method of Maoshan", he activates the three dantiens with the help of a hand mudra and the One Breath. He says you can do 12, 24 or 36 counts of the One Breath at each dantien. Well, if you are just breathing normally, which for me is about 1 or 2 seconds in-breath, 1 or 2 seconds out-breath, then it goes by very quickly. So I started thinking that maybe the teacher that I took the Kunlun Level 1 seminar didn't give accurate instructions? I don't know.. I would really like to know the answers to the One Breath technique. Anyone out there know the answers or where I can find out? Greatly appreciated.. Thanks. TI P.S. It is so nice to also see that Max refers to the Heart Mind channel called the Katika channel many times throughout the book, and emphasizes the importance of developing and opening it up. He even explained that it is a "bliss plasma vapour" that fills the katika channel to the heart center. It is also interesting that he says that two microcosmic flows, water and fire, "provides a new element, the super-heated steam that is the gaseous state of water with high kinetic energy transferred from fire". And the "Gold Flower Method of the Maoshan" sounds very similar to tummo practice to me. So, perhaps in a roundabout way, Max is now combining the fire and water methods.. Also, since he recommends not mixing in Kundalini, Kundalini must not be the fire method, but something else.. Something to think about.
  9. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

    Lost Horizon by James Hilton The movie Lost Horizon from 1937- Frank Capra (1937) Lost Horizon- part 1 Frank Capra (1937) Lost Horizon- part 2 Re-make from 1973- Has anyone read the book? Although it is written as fiction it's based on reality and things that surely either the author or someone he knew had really seen. http://www.sfsite.co...rag/hilton.html
  10. Do people activate Kunlun just by focusing on the third eye, or am I doing this wrong?
  11. Here is a page with video teachings by Michael Tse covering a wide range of topics including Wing Chun, Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, and Taoism Tse Qigong Centre videos- http://www.qimagazine.com/video.html
  12. Taoist Kunlun Mountain School, Dayan Wild Goose Qigong One of the most famous qigong schools in modern times is the Taoist Kunlun mountain school of Dayan Wild Goose Qigong. Dayan Qigong began to be developed in the Kunlun Shan mountains which are to the west of China and north of Tibet, during the Jin Dynasty 1800 years ago. Since Kunlun Shan is traditionally a place of great spiritual power, the inhabitants of the Kunlun mountain range were Daoist monks, and they shared Kunlun Shan with the Bar Headed Wild Geese, which are also spiritual symbols and birds of great ability and longevity. The monks would observe how the birds moved, lived, rested, recuperated, etc. and they began developing exercises and movements based on how the bar headed geese behaved. The monks combined their knowledge of Chinese medical principles and spiritual meditation with the bird's natural movements to create an extremely powerful, graceful, and natural system of healing and exercise. The wild goose system was inherited by the 27th lineage holder Grandmaster Yang Meijun who began learning at 13 years of age, from her Grandfather who had learned it from a Taoist monk from Kunlun mountains. Info on Kunlun Shan mountain range, including some of the largest mountains in the world Kunlun Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dayan Wild Goose Qigong was kept secret, taught only from teacher to disciple once per generation. The 27th generation lineage holder was Grandmaster Yang Meijun. Her life was legenary, she lived in a very difficult and dangerous China, and yet still lived to be 108. She could see a person's Qi, and she could emit 5 types of flower fragrance energy. She could easily emit energy to make a person shake. She could see and receive messages and read thoughts from a long ways away, as her sky-eye (3rd eye), and sky-door (at the top of the head) were opened due to practicing every night with her grandfather at 3:00 am. One time, I think during war, she was buried alive by soldiers. She used her abiltiy to use very little oxygen and to breath through her skin and pores. They thought she was dead, so they buried her alive rather than kill her. When they left she was able to dig her way out. After the cultural revolution Grandmaster Yang Meijun decided it was the right time to make Wild Goose Qigong known to the world, and she began to open up and teach publicly. Some information about this school.- http://www.qimagazin...ayanqigong.html More- Possible Society of California http://sevenstarswil...goosesystem.htm http://www.norwichwi....uk/qigong.html http://users.erols.c.../wildgoose.html Youtube clips of the cultivation forms and exercises- Wild Goose form 1, 64 post natal qigong movements- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2uP4rxfc1M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f0z10Z_538&feature=channel_video_title Wild Goose 2, 64 pre-natal qigong movements- Wild Goose patting and cupping meridians qigong- Wild Goose Kunlun Bagua Qigong- Wild Goose Spiral Qigong and development of refined dan or inner elixer energy- YouTube - Wild Goose Qigong 4 DVD Preview Wild Goose Soft Palm Qigong- YouTube - Wild Goose Qigong 5 DVD Preview Wild Goose Back stretching- Wild Goose 5 elements, 8 bagua steps, and 7 star big dipper long distance vision Dan qigong- Wild Goose Fragrance Qigong YouTube - Wild Goose Qigong 9 Full Youtube videos Here is the complete set of the first 64 movements, developing the post-natal Qi- or another version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRM1SQczf_I The second 64 movements, developing the original pre-natal Qi- or another version Dvd of the first couple sets Dayan Qigong, a popular Chinese qigong, belonging to Kunlun school in Taoism. It is so cool how these are movements of developing energy, and cultivating the bodies functions and systems, based on the movements of the Bar Headed Goose. The Bar Headed goose is a very special bird. It is a symbol of lengevity. It can fly higher than any other bird I know of, and travel over 1000 miles in a day. The Bar Headed goose has been seen flying over Mt. Everest. The ancient Taoists of Kunlun Shan knew the special significance of these birds, and mimicked the methods of energy development that the birds performed naturally and instictively. Some people may not be aware that animals naturally and instinctively are practicing Qigong all the time. it is only humans that need to learn, or re-learn, how to do it. Animals are already in tune with nature in their proper way. They can posses fierceness and strength to do things humans just can't. This is primarily due to their use of universal life energy from the universe. They know what to do and when, and they are aware of many things. They naturally open, close, and connect their acupuncture points in the way they move and the positions they sleep in for example. Video about the Bar Headed Goose- http://videos.howstu...goose-video.htm Kunlun Mountains- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKJ68Bpe8i0