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The Daoist Origins of Tàijí Quán (太極拳)
Daoism / Guest Post / Tai Chi

The Daoist Origins of Tàijí Quán (太極拳)

The Daoist Origins of Chinese Martial Arts in Tàijí Quán (太極拳) Manuals published in the West By: Dominic LaRochelle, Ph.D. Laval University, Quebec City. In Chinese martial arts circles, differences of interpretation concerning the origins of the art of Tàijí Quán are not new. In fact, they are at the […]

Chinese Tea Culture (Cha Dao) – Part 1: Seven Stars Tea House
Health & Nutrition / Tea Culture (Cha Dao) / Yangshuo

Chinese Tea Culture (Cha Dao) – Part 1: Seven Stars Tea House

The first in a series of posts on Chinese Tea Culture or Cha Dao begins with an introduction to the Seven Stars Tea House in Yangshou. There was a time when, if you spent time in Yangshuo then at some point you would want to visit the Seven Star Tea […]

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
Meditation

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime

The document I have posted is an extract from a larger work, The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i) – (538-597 ce). The article concerns the sequential development of meditation skills in order to lead your practice towards a deeper contemplation. I orginally came accross this […]

The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons
Daoism / Qigong

The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons

The Scroll of the Nine Dragon Sons was painted by Chén Róng (陈容, 1210-1261AD) and depicts nine dragons as they chase each other across the sky. It is a beautiful painting full of energy and mystery. The dragons climb over hills and seem immersed in a mist. They play among clouds, wind, […]

Longetivity through health and nutrition – changing my diet the ANDI way!
Health & Nutrition / TCM

Longetivity through health and nutrition – changing my diet the ANDI way!

Longetivity through health and nutrition – food is qigong too and an extremely important form of qigong. It seems that my whole conception of health and nutrition, of what we should eat and how we should eat it is being turned on its head. Yes I know certain foods were […]