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  1. Hello

    Hello Daobums, It is great to be here! I look forward to enjoying discussions on the way with all of you! I have been meditating for over 10 years and would love to interact with all of you about all this website has to offer. Feel free to say hello! John
  2. Title REQUIRED

    Greetings fellow Daoists unsure how I ended up here, but it looks interesting. Well, I can paint the bigger picture, if not the direct path. I developed an interest over the past years for Qigong, which led me to Shaolin, from where I came to Taoism and remembered a book I read once, the Tao of Pooh, which is not nearly as readable as I remember, but I remember it did a thing for me for a while a while back before it faded somewhat. After not reading that book again, I got some versions of TaoTeChing, listened a bit to Alan Wats, who brings it nicely I think, and found another book by Eva Wong, Taoism, an Essential Guide, leading me to getting too many other books, and I suppose following the subsequent rabbit hole I must have ended up here. So there, I do roughly know the path that led me here! Some interests, I am looking for more information on qi circulation methods, different methods and applications, qi gong in general, I ended up at internal alchemy, but I am still figuring that out. But if anyone has any suggestions, they would be much appreciated. Always had the idea that someday I would like to retreat to the mountain for a while to cultivate myself full time, unimpeded by life as it tends to be, but I still have not gotten to it. If anyone has knowledge or experience, please do share. I am at the time in between jobs and projects so it could be a good time to get going. I play go, if anyone is interested, please add me on ogs: I live in Belgium, in case anyone wants a live game! I like reading, just learning things or fiction. Although it goes from a bit compulsive to a debilitating fiction addiction and then overflows into other media, it is partly under control for now. But it leads me to the next bit. Where I try to sell you this web novel, Cultivation Chat Group (hence username), it is hilarious and amazing, and for a moment when I found the forum I thought: "Well, you did it now, rabbithauled yourself into schizophrenia." If any of you have suggestions how to jumpstart my cultivation at the rather later than ideal age of 36, be it medicinal recipes, physical or internal techniques, please advise! There you go, a short introduction. I will be going through the forum to dig for more. In the meanwhile, thanks for having me!
  3. Hello there

    Hi there I am withering tree I am pretty new at practicing but I have studied many paths and records I hope we all get along
  4. Life long martial artist first post

    Crippled due to multiple accidents over the last 5years, I will have my 4th spinal surgery on August 3. I have had c4-c7, l4-s1, SI joint right and now SI joint left fused. My interests now lay with internal cultivation, and am looking for resources on daoist mysticism.
  5. Short presentation

    Hi, I’m new to Daoism, I’ve practiced different kinds of meditation practices on and off since my teens. Because of some health issues I’ve started investigating Qigong. and hope I can learn something through this site. I hope I’m welcome 😊.
  6. Hi everyone!!

    Hi everyone!! I came here looking for information about practicing and had been glad by the information shared and to know there is a group of it. I`m Brazilian, 26, engineer but also with other interests such as arts and music. I have a diary practice routine with 15 minutes of standing posture plus 5 movements. Still initiating but already seen some progress at cognition and anxious, motor coordination improve too. I`m glad to know the practice and stir up my way. :)
  7. Hi World

    Hello I am new to this site, I practice SFQ and Zhineng Qigong. I would like to learn, Flying Phoenix Qigong. I am from Santiago de chile.
  8. @Welcomer, There is not a single word, that you said there, that I disagree with. But, all of sudden I am seeing all of these closed threads. It is like--I have said all that needs to be said -- so there! I agree that it makes things simpler but it is limiting to all of us, when it is not necessary. I can see it when things are getting negative but, to assume that any response is unnecessary in any new thread seems a little arrogant me.
  9. "Out with the old", its echo glistening unlike a fossil, shivering without as much a tussle. "They say the night sky speaks, whispers of change; un-change, no change." "If Poseidon dies what will rise?" Look to the tide, is it Purple Inside?
  10. It would follow that the highest form of the calligraphy craft would be a zero point. The Emerald Whale flows to the dark motionless. Pressure Mounts, Spring steams the brew, out peaks the roots bearing the golden fruit.
  11. Greetings

    Greetings to all, I am a novice always looking to learn more. I started on this path accidentally as a teen when I first felt energy that i could move through my body, though I had no clue what it was. So I stumbled and fumbled on my own for more than a decade as I grew up in a restrictive religious environment that treated such things as evil. It has only been in the last few years that I learned of more traditional cultivation practices. I'm poor at asking for advice and have only my own clumsy experiences with little traditional knowledge to share. So I look forward to learning more from those who wish to share and will share my own experiences with any who wish to know. Thank you in advance for your kindness.
  12. New Member

    Hello, I am new here. I am interested in esoteric topics, and so I'm looking forward to sharing and exploring with other spiritual seekers.
  13. Thankyou

    Hi I am new to the site despite joining years ago, this is my first post. I am no one going no where looking for some companionship on the way.
  14. First Post

    I am a practitioner of Mysore Ashtanga Yoga and have just started studying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. I would like to learn more about other schools of thought. Thank you.
  15. My newcomer post

    Namaste friends, I have had this site bookmarked for a couple years and come here sometimes to read, tho recently had the urge to be more involved, so I made my account and am making this post now in the Newcomer section. What got me into Taoism was my instructor for Yellow Dragon Kung fu, he recommended some books on Taoist philosophy, and from there I had read more books and resonated with their content. Some of the books I like are the following: The Chronicles of Tao 365 Tao Fourth Uncle in the Mountain Bones of the Master Enter Mo Pai etc. Some of these books may not fall into the strict genre of Taoism (tho technically we can say everything falls into Taoism...) I got similar stories and vibes from all of these books, however. I look forward to discussing these subjects with all of you! Eternal Love & Light, Arya
  16. I'm New Here

    Hello all. I'm new here. I've been practicing on my own for a few years, working with Mantak Chia's system a bit and reading the Tao Teh Ching and Zhuangzi. I've now started training on dragon gate lineage. I'm here to share and learn. I look forward to taking part in the forum. Nice to meet everyone!
  17. Howdy and Goals

    Long time lurker, first time poster. love the site, love the info, main goal is to improve retention and work towards the ultimate goal of MCO. I know that it is not an easy or quick process, but i am willing to put in the work. thanks so much and looking forward to the path!
  18. TCM

    Have to write a comment because I am new on the daobum. So, in life I am a composer, a pianist and a teacher. After several years, I am already 46, so still very young, I am planning a career switch to acupuncture and tuina. I am studying TCM and herbs and qi gong and some martial stuff for about 8 years now, so I like to change my job in about 4 years. First I need a western medical diploma to even start with a postgraduat acupuncture etc. So I will have a lot study to do. wish me luck derek
  19. Hi

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum, pleasure. I'm from Brazil, and I'm starting this way now, does anyone have any tips to give? I would greatly appreciate everything. Thanks, and take care of me. P.S: My english is horrible, sorry. But for reading is ok.
  20. Hello Everyone I'm a New Student

    I am an experienced meditator, having done so for about 10 years now daily, I am entering a new phase in my life where I want to practice celibacy, that has lead me to this site, I'm still fairly young (late 20s) but I really want to have my life take on new meaning and depth/heights. Please take a moment to stop here and say hello, drop some of your favorite all time threads in here, and private message me if you wish to be my tutor/mentor. I am searching the last few years for someone to teach me worldly knowledge, historical, esoteric, tao, religions, science, medicine. I am a passionate learner. I can even possibly compensate you for your time tutoring me, I am hoping this was meant to be. Thanks, 5am
  21. Yo

    Trying to teach myself more about internal energy and the dao's.
  22. Seeing the universe anew

    I've recently begun to explore the Tao. I joined to create a better understanding of how others see the universe. Always open to discuss.
  23. Tao Convert

    Hi Y'all, My name is Amy, and I have been studying the Tao for about 3 months. I was drifting aimlessly since leaving Christianity 4 years ago. I did a lot of YouTube with Chakras, Meditating, Astral Planes, etc. One day (as I was playing Star Wars, SWTOR), I decided to look more into Taoism. I have known for some time that "The Force" was based on Tao. I read it all the way through in one sitting the first time. I am currently comparing 2 different translations as I read through again. I live in a very conservative town that it is in a very conservative state. It is probably 3 hours to the nearest town that might have a Tao temple. So, I started looking for an online community - and here I am. Thanks!
  24. new or returning

    My name is Jolanda, I think I was here before . Studying Daoism: learning from texts, reading books and scriptures, teaching and doing Tai Chi and Qigong, recitation, meditation, zhan zhuang, circle walk, letting go, returning ... In this moment my Daoist name is Xìn Rù, disciple of Liu De MIng. Living in the Netherlands, wanting to manifest a Dutch Daoist Center in the future, but then again, letting go of desires: just starting with welcoming people to learn, read, recitate and meditate with me, for recognizing the Dao, in a very simple Way ... through email, skype or facebook. Maybe starting a community - group on facebook, if there is interest.
  25. Good day!

    Hello Its nice to meet everyone! i love sharing information and learning from others and how they apply what they know