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Taoist Retreat Experiences

What's it like to go on a Taoist meditation, qigong or martial arts retreat?

In Taoist Retreat: Wonder & Awe
The wonder and awe of the natural world, are great supports for Taoist practice. In this essay, Elizabeth describes her experience of hearing coyotes singing ...

In Taoist Retreat: Slow Dance
How practicing the taiji/qigong cloud-hands can support a transcendence of the movement/stillness polarity.

Sushumna Nadi - Chong Mai
An introduction to the Sushumna Nadi or Chong Mai, in relation to Taoist yoga.

Taoism & Emotional Processing - Some Useful Adjunctive Techniques
Four emotional processing protocols that are potentially useful for Taoist practitioners, to help unwind and skillfully incorporate the energy of mental-emotional patterns that bubble to the surface during qigong, martial arts or meditation practice.

Multiplicity & Modulation -- Transformations Of The Ten-Thousand-Things
An exploration of two distinct notions of "continuity" discovered through Taoist practice -- via perceiving the ten-thousand-things either as "objects" or as a kaleidoscopic flow.

Multiplicity & Modulation: Transformations Of The Ten-Thousand-Things (p. 2)
Page two of an exploration of multiplicity and continuity in Taoist practice.

Shatter: Adventures In The Baking Of Beets
It all started with a desire for some baked beets ....

Fish-Bowl
A fish-bowl, a couple of video-cameras -- and viola! -- a new understanding of cause-and-effect and nonlocal communication. Enjoy!

Taoism & Deep Mind
An exploration of deep-mind in Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism and western psychological traditions.

Taoism & Deep Mind (page two)
Part two of "Taoism & Deep Mind" -- in which I introduce a new book by Livia Kohn: "Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions To Modern Psychology, Taoism, western psychology."

Berkeley & Laozi
An exploration of the perceiving function of Tao, via George Berkeley's famous question: "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

Turtles All The Way Down - Tao As First Cause?
Would it be fair to consider the "Tao" of Taoism to be more-or-less the equivalent to the Aristotelian "unmoved mover" -- a "first cause" of all motion in the Universe?

Turtles All The Way Down - Tao As First Cause? (page two)
Would it be fair to consider the "Tao" of Taoism to be more-or-less the equivalent to the Aristotelian "unmoved mover" -- a "first cause" of all motion in the Universe? (page two)

Turtles All The Way Down - Tao As First Cause? (page three)
Would it be fair to consider the "Tao" of Taoism to be more-or-less the equivalent to the Aristotelian "unmoved mover" -- a "first cause" of all motion in the Universe? (page three)

Taoist Practice & Field Theory
An exploration of "fields" in Taoism in relation to the field theory of modern physics.

Taoist Practice & Field Theory (page two)
An exploration of "fields" in Taoism in relation to the field theory of modern physics (page two).

Rapture, Devotion, Fun and Folly
An exploration of happiness, fun, joy and pleasure in Taoist practice.

The Taoist Way & Bhakti Yoga -- Compatible Or No?
Is the way of Taoism compatible with a purely devotional approach to spiritual unfolding, such as Bhakti Yoga?

Life In The Theater
Reflections on the essential v. the non-essential in spiritual practice

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