Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ontology 101: Who is it that knows/feels/senses? or What am I?

I am going to ask you a simple “Yes” or “No” question. I don’t want to you think about the answer, but think the answer that first jumps into your mind. It is more likely to be the truth, than … Continue reading

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Ontology for Beginners: How to Reality Check Your Existence

When I studied with Peter Ralson in the late ’90s, he introduced me to an idea that I had never heard of before: Ontology, the study of Being. He recommended learning and internalizing ontological concepts by developing and using your … Continue reading

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The Three Treasures: mind, heart, body

Here is a semi-rhetorical question: Which energy center in my Being is the most important to focus on developing? The first energy system I ever learned about, was in a book on Kundulini Yoga my Aunt passed on to me, … Continue reading

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The Feng-style 24X Yilu

in two parts. in time, I will get better with making these videos. No wonder some teachers and masters use camera crews.

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The Hong Method, demonstrated

a partial demonstration

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Taoist Canon: Don’t Do Anything You Don’t Have To

The simplest, easiest Taoist advice ever imagined: “Don’t do things you don’t have to do.” Seems easy right? Not that easy apparently, for some. Allow me to share some insights on this ‘Verse I have absorbed during my time here. … Continue reading

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