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Hello Everyone whom is interested.


 My name is James, and am looking forward to learning with everyone in these forms.  


A little about myself. 


Personal: I'm 23 years old.  I am a martial artist, a vegan, and a newcomer to Taoism.  My day job is a legal transcriptionist and digital artist/web designer. I recently graduated college with an Animation and Digital Media Degree. Also, I can play a mean didgeridoo, and have accidentally broken my fair share of them over the years. 


Taoism: For many years I was a Zen Buddhist. And for a while that was good. However I was reading Dr. Herbert Benson's "The Relaxation Response", and in the introduction he talks about some experiments and research he had dome with some crazy people doing "Qigong". I was immediately interested, because I had no idea what that was. I decided to take some classes, and over time that lead me to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Martial Arts. I decided that researching Taoism would deepen my appreciation for these practices, and found a shift within myself that is hard to explain. Basically I felt Buddhism was almost right, but not enough for what I wanted. Taoism philosophy just made sense, while making absolutely no sense at the same time.  


My goal here is to deepen my understanding. Find multiple interpretations and personal views on the Tao Te Ching, Yijing, and some information on the Daozang, for I can not find anything as of yet that seems useful. As well as learn to incorporate more Taoism into my daily life.


Thanks everyone.  

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Hello CummingsJD, and welcome.


Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go.


Please take the time to read the two posts pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum terms and rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started.


For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.


Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,


Marblehead and the TDB team



Hi James,


You are welcome to jump right in ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forms to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started.


May you enjoy your time here.


Yeah, you will find a number of discussions here that speak to your interests.


Best Wishes with your journey.





BTW  You are the second person recently to mention playing the didgeridoo.

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