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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Yo

    Trying to teach myself more about internal energy and the dao's.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. Good day!

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

    Hi I am new here. Had been practicing qigong for some time. Meow..
  12. Thank you ....

    Hello Everyone ... and greetings from Chicago, IL. First and foremost let me say, "Thank You" to each and every person who has made this website available. Up to this point I've only had the opportunity to peruse the website, but I sincerely appreciate the the opportunity to participate and to continue as a life-long learner. I'm truly excited to begin the exploration, to learn, offer what I can, and to be part of such a wonderful community. Geoffrey
  13. Returning to the source . . .

    Hello all! I've read this forum on and off for a while, but now I'm starting a new stretch of the trail and it's time to engage a little more actively. I'm 30-something, living in the Southeastern USA. I read widely, grow most of my own food, drink a lot of craft beer and good bourbon, work at home, play too much chess, and a few other things. I'm focusing right now on my own development, and I'm hoping what I learn here will help me do so. It's nice to meet all of you!
  14. Waking Up From a Little Nap

    Greetings! I just woke up from a little several year nap. I'm feeling refreshed and ready to get back to it. Before I drifted off (this last time that is - I do like naps) I was stumbling around the Way with one eye on my tea cup, and one toe in the stream. I haven't gone very far (though it's been a good long time) - which really is fine, because I've got nowhere to go. A little taijiquan here, a little qigong there. Walking circles in the park. Lots of tea, tea, tea, drinking in that cha qi. Music. Must. Have. Music. Always. What else...Dad, husband, living in southern Maine, spilling PHP to pay the rent, spreading the word of Kenneth Rexroth and Louise Michel, and wishing I listened to my Mom and stuck with those piano lessons. Looking forward to reading a whole mess of the posts, learning what folks here have to offer, pouring you some tea, and continuing my practice / crawling, before getting sleepy and climbing into bed for another nap.
  15. Howdy

    Howdy, My name is Travis and I am a former member of the Reform Taoism Congregation. After a few years of very limited internet access I came back to find the site no longer in existence so I searched old emails from them and decided to join this site. I am a student at heart, as I love to learn new things. I look forward to reading different ideas on Taoism to incorporate into my own personal philosophy. I don't post much, mostly sit back and read. I hope to learn much here.
  16. Hi everyone

    Hey! Here is a little background... When I was a kid I used to have visions of being an old chinese man in a blue robe drinking out of wood cups. In early highschool I confomred and became an athiest. Then I ate a mushroom by the name of Aminta Pantherina... I experienced god like perception and everything changed. I studied yoga, and meditated and practiced pranayama for almost 8 years... finally breaking through into a state of super consciousness. After reaching that state, I could never get back there... I tried and tried, recieved terrible headaches, and then got extremely depressed. Life seemed so empty compared to that state. I started drinking a lot, medicating with anti-depressants, anti-anxiety pills, two kinds of sleeping pills, cocaine, and cigarettes. This happened for a year or two. I then stopped all that garbage... and instead of focusing solely on spirituality or reaching enlightenmnet, I just allowed myself to face every dark emotion that came up. I wanted to die. I then started going to a sweat lodge. They made me a fire keeper, and we did peyote ceremonies as well. I also started boxing, learning how to move my energy with such speed and power. I loved it. I was feeling good just doing the basics of life and making it through all the tough stuff that I was covering up with all those "drugs". I then became empowered with work and money... eventually getting better and better jobs, and losing all my shitty and unnessary old spiritual perspectives on money. All the while studying the I-Ching, Carl Jung, Tao Te Ching, sacred sexuality, and relationships. I dont follow any one teaching 100%. Even though I am totally open, I follow my own way, and my own unique path for what feels right in my own heart. Right now im hoping to refine my inner energy, and realize the greatest, happiest, and most gently powerful version of my awesome self. Im still learning, always learning, and sometimes get lost. But thats okay! Cheers to that! -Cody
  17. Hello all: I've been scoping out the forum from afar for a little while here and finally went ahead and joined up....About me: I'm a twenty-something guy from Massachusetts, USA. My searching the last few years has taken me from Buddhism, to ACIM, to explorations in nondenominational meditation, and most recently to Taoism. I love and utilize different aspects from all that I've studied, but I do feel as though I've landed in Taoism more firmly than anything else before. It seems to me to be in such harmony with many notions that I've felt deep down since before I would've even thought to look into different philosophies or religions. From little things like how I've always been interested in open spaces (as a kid imagining cool attractions in big empty parking lots), to my nagging feelings that much truth could often be found in the middle, to my personality being comprised of seeming paradoxes. Learning more about it brings me a lot of inner peace and in short that's why I'm here: to explore further. My only minor hesitation about joining a forum like this is that I sometimes convince myself that the only real way to practice is to sit under the proverbial tree, all alone, thinking by oneself. A mentor of mine used to say, "Never ask for advice" as a way to highlight the power of one's instincts....Perhaps I'm perverting the sentiment. That aside, though, the larger part of me is excited to meet everybody and be turned onto some new stuff. It seems like a very open-minded board made up of all different personal practices. Looking forward to talking with you soon Ell
  18. Hello

    Hello friends I am new to thedaobums.com. I joined this forum to study daoism. Thanks.
  19. Hello everyone

    Hello everybody, My name is Willem a 28 year old guy from Amsterdam. Just started Qigong and retention about 6 months ago. Looking forward to getting in touch with some like minded people. Sharing experiences, learning and developing. Kind regards and looking forward to getting to know you!
  20. My introduction

    Hello all. My name is Ilkka and I am new to this site. The reason I joined this site is because anonymous Finnish fellow suggested me to join here from this one chat site to discuss and learn more about Tao and meditation.
  21. Hello From the States!

    Hi folks. I usually just tend to read forums but this one seems to pretty popular so I decided to join. I enjoy philosophy, metaphysics, exercise, and a good laugh! :-)
  22. Nei Gong Forum?

    I'm thinking about creating a nei gong forum, but first I need to anyone would be interested in participating. If you're wondering why I'm thinking of doing this it's because, for the most part, the only reason I'm on TTB in the first place is to follow nei gong/mo pai related threads and sort of keep an eye on what's going on. However, as it turns out, I think it's quite obvious that TTBs is a good place for these threads. It is my opinion that there needs to be a separate forum for Mo Pai/nei gong related topics. Anyone agree with this? Who all would be interested in participating in a nei kung forum?
  23. Hello

    I'm 25, with a daughter and wonderful husband. I'm the only "Taoist" I know. I might not be the best at following the Tao ( I only today found out we have gods!) But I do my best, and know that's all I can do. I live in the mid west and would love to know more about the way and people who might be like me. I get very lonely sometimes. I try to live as an un carved block and passively while respecting and honoring the cycles of nature both in the world around me and my self...So uhmmm Hello!
  24. Happy to be here

    Hi and happy to have found this site. I have read Red Pine for years and heard him give readings at Emory University and am finally looking for a way to get to the hermit caves for sabbatical period. any advice welcome. Cynthia
  25. Hello

    Hello, I am new here, thanks to all for starting this site!