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Updated Articles and Resources

By Elizabeth Reninger

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • To Guru Or Not To Guru Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Some reflections on the role of spiritual teachers.
    • Two Infinities Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      A honey-bee offers a Dharma talk.
    • Healing Waters - Hot Mineral Springs Created: Saturday, August 29, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Soaking in a natural hotspring is a wonderful way to relax, rejuvenate and heal our bodymind.
    • Taoist Visual Symbols Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to eight important Taoist visual symbols: the Yin-Yang symbol, the Taijitu, the Five-Elements chart, the Ba Gua, the Lo Pan compass, the He Tu and Luo Sho charts, the Neijing Tu, an...
    • Taoist Yogis & Yoginis Created: Thursday, April 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An illustrated introduction to the practice of Taoist yoga. Wonderful!
    • Sacred Mountains of Taoism Created: Monday, December 22, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      A visual introduction to some of China's most spectacularly beautiful mountain peaks and passes, with an emphasis on those sacred to Taoist practitioners.
    • A Note On Transliteration: Pinyin & Wade-Giles Systems Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Introduction to these two systems for Romanizing Chinese characters.
    • Five Simple Lifestyle Recommendations Supportive of Taoist Practice Created: Thursday, October 25, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The choices that we make moment to moment are the essence of Taoist practice. Here are some daily and yearly patterns that I've found to be supportive of my practice, and which have been recommend...
    • Practice "Healing Sounds" Qigong To Transform Pensiveness Into Equanimity Created: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      A simple Taoist qigong practice to transform the stuck emotional state of anxiety into nourishment for the Heart's virtue of joy.
    • Moola Bandha: The Master Key Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the practice of Moola Bandha, which awakens the energy of the Snow Mountain/Golden Urn area at the base of the spine.
    • Order Tonic Gold Alchemical Elixir Created: Sunday, June 29, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Tonic Gold is a potent alchemical formula, produced in India by the Hermetic alchemist Petri Murien. It's benefits are many, and I recommend it highly as powerful support for qigong, yoga and medit...
    • Laozi - The Founder Of Taoism Created: Friday, April 11, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The founder of Taoism is the historical/legendary Laozi.
    • Alchemy In Taoist Practice Created: Saturday, March 15, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Introduces the two main forms - internal and external - that alchemy practice has taken in Taoism.
    • Cultivate Wu Wei by Practicing "Aimless Wandering" Created: Monday, September 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The practice of "aimless wandering" in a place of great natural beauty is a wonderful way of cultivating Wu Wei.
    • Fangshi Created: Thursday, June 09, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The fangshi were Han Dynasty "masters of formulae" -- Taoist healers/magicians who traveled throughout China, offering their services for pay.
    • Wabi-sabi Created: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Wabi-sabi is the basis of Japanese aesthetics.
    • Benefits Of Qigong Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Qigong practice has many benefits: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
    • Help Along The Way: The Importance Of Taoist Teachers Created: Saturday, March 15, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An overview of various kinds of external support available to us as we engage with our chosen forms of Taoist practice.
    • Wintermelon Seed - Dong Gua Ren Created: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Dong Gua Ren.
    • Poria Skin - Fu Ling Pi Created: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Fu Ling Pi.
    • Frankincense Resin - Ru Xiang Created: Friday, June 12, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Ru Xiang.
    • Vitex Fruit - Man Jing Zi Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Man Jing Zi.
    • Notopterygium - Qiang Huo Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Notopterygium.
    • Fresh Ginger Skin - Sheng Jiang Pi Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Sheng Jiang Pi.
    • Cyperus Rhizome - Xiang Fu Created: Friday, March 20, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Xiang Fu.
    • Aromatic Madder - Xiang Ru Created: Friday, November 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      An introduction to the Chinese herb Xiang Ru.
    • Chakra Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Chakras are energy-centers located along our energetic core.
    • Jing Created: Sunday, March 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Jing is the most densely-vibrating energy of the "Three Treasures."
    • Baxian Created: Monday, March 03, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The Eight Immortals of Taoism.
    • Fengshui Created: Monday, February 25, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The art and science of Fengshui seeks to promote health and happiness by balancing the flow of energy in a natural or man-made space.
    • Wuwei Created: Saturday, May 31, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      The paradoxical "action of non-action."
    • Yoga Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Yoga is the binding of our small self with the larger Self of Spirit.

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