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The Chinese Lunar Calendar

The Chinese Lunar Calendar starts on Chinese New Year, which falls generally on the first full moon in February. Each moon is divided into two parts, and each has it's own festivals and celebrations.Chinese New Year starts the year with The First Moon. The first celebration is Spring Festival in the period Spring Begins. This is followed later with the Lantern Festival. The second half is called Rain Water.The next full moon is the Apricot Moon. The first division is called Insects Awaken.The…

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First Qi Gong video

Some of these sequences can be difficult if you have hip, knee or balance issues, but if you can do this on a regular basis, you'll be surprised at how good you'll start to feel.https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR31N4kSAJBnzHTwk9cudXgRpVfk5Ye3xJR9nX5j7uHGmKeY1-pGDeDdy9s&v=HbiwV3jLbkw&feature=youtu.be

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1 Reply · Reply by Moon Apr 17

ADifferent Perspective

I read the postings here and thought it would be interesting to you to get an introduction to the school to which I belong. You may be surprised at what you find, and it probably won't be what you have learned about Taoism. In fact, this is PURE Taoism. No Buddhist or Confucian influence. If you follow the link, you'll find a drop down box on the upper right. Feel free to browse through the options. You won't be asked to donate as donations are NOT accepted. However there is a 33 1/2 day course…

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2 Replies · Reply by Brian Maloney Mar 8

The enlightened mind

While I am a member of an enlightenment school of Taoism, my school does not put much emphasis on the word enlightenment. Instead, the emphasis is on learning about the mind and how to use it properly. The mind has three levels, intellectual, emotional and intuitive. Most people, probably 90% or more, operate using the intellectual level, only occasionally using the emotional or intuitive level. The "enlightened" mind, or "hybrid" mind, is one that can use all three. One way to develop the…

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My return and thanks for keeping the group.

I FINALLY got a phone which allows me to access the internet anywhere, so I expect to be here more often. So you know why I started this group, I am a Taoist. I belong to an enlightenment school of Taoism. My purpose is NOT to try to convert anyone, but to share some information and ideas which have gotten me through some very tough times. If anyone is interested, I'll be happy to share a link where you can find out more about my school. It has to do with enlightenment Taoism, which is…

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1 Reply · Reply by Moon Feb 11

Zen Monk Ryokan

Ryōkan Taigu (良寛大愚?) (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Sōtō Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit.Ryōkan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life (Wikipedia) I’m a fool, it’s a fact, Living with the trees and plants as I do. Don’t ask me about illusion and nirvana, For here is an old man who just likes to smile to himself As he crosses over streams on scrawny legs, And when he carries around his bag in the springtime. Such is…

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6 Replies · Reply by Moon Jun 20, 2019

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