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Does anyone have 31 Basic Chi-Kung Exercises: Of Tao Tan Pai

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It was never published, it's just that the ISBN number was reserved that it's showing up on Amazon.

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It was never published, it's just that the ISBN number was reserved that it's showing up on Amazon.

 

Thanks for letting me know Leif.

 

Do you know of any other media that teaches this system?

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I may be wrong, but i believe it has never been videoed or written down, for training purposes. Not by any authorised teacher. So unless you learn from an authorised teacher, you can't learn it at all.

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Definitely not anything to practice by but if you are curious here is a short summary text on those exercises:

http://web.archive.o..._taotanpai.html

 

As for materials covering (most likely just parts of) the system:

http://www.taoistsanctuary.org/products/qigong_dvd.html

http://www.onecoresystem.com/tai-chi-dvd.html (the cloud hand set I believe)

 

You can also check with Pedram Shojai who published the above summary and has some qigong DVDs out, whether he has something covering this system.

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I may be wrong, but i believe it has never been videoed or written down, for training purposes. Not by any authorised teacher. So unless you learn from an authorised teacher, you can't learn it at all.

 

Thanks Jeramiah. Love the Snufkin by the way...

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Definitely not anything to practice by but if you are curious here is a short summary text on those exercises:

http://web.archive.o..._taotanpai.html

 

As for materials covering (most likely just parts of) the system:

http://www.taoistsan...qigong_dvd.html

http://www.onecoresy...ai-chi-dvd.html (the cloud hand set I believe)

 

You can also check with Pedram Shojai who published the above summary and has some qigong DVDs out, whether he has something covering this system.

 

Thanks Leif I really appreciate this, just fascinating to read about them.

 

Do you think there's enough info here to give them a try?

 

It's a shame Terry wasn't able to publish his book.

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You are welcome, if you can't make it to a live training I'd suggest to check with those three teachers as for how complete their materials are. (I didn't go beyond checking the links mentioned I'm sorry, it seemed incomplete to me but I never asked them for more info.)

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As of November 2014 you can learn Tao Tan Pai = Taoist Elixir Method via Skype from Sifu Terry Dunn in Santa Monica, CA.

He was a student of Taoist Priest Lew K. Share who brought this method to the United States but would never allow it to be taught via video.

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I have obtained the short form called Cloud Hands which is the first 5 exercises of Tao Tan Pai and supposed to be very powerful.

It is available from a student in the lineage, Carl Totten who has put it on dvd. It is easy to learn. Some feel more like physical exercise than qigong. So if you are only interested in doing nice, slow moving, gentle flowing tai chi like movements for your preferred style of qigong, this form would not be to your liking.

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One of the above links takes you to the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego. I have their dvd by Bill Helms. It is the updated version and this version has some of the 5 exercises comprising the Tao Tan Pai but not all five. So one more reason to get the Carl Totten dvd.

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Tao Tan Pai was part of the Taoist temple where Master Lew K. Share was trained and became a Taoist priest. I have heard that the complete set of 31 exercises has now been released by the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego. Of the first five I have found they can be learned by DVD. 

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To those interested in doing Tao Tan Pai via the Bill Helms Taoist Sanctuary dvd be aware that Bill recently informed me that it would take 90 minutes to perform the 31 exercises or longer, depending on how long you wanted to spend doing the 2 meditations which are part of the 31 exercises in TTP. One is staring at a candle without blinking your eyes for as long as you can do that. I recently saw an old picture of Bill Helms when he was much younger along with fellow student Carl Totton when they both were part of Lew K. Share's Taoist Sanctuary. Carl Totton is the teacher of Pedram Shojai for TTP and probably other forms. 

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