2014: Year of the Wood Horse
Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon
Tranquil Sitting - a taoist journal on meditation
2013: The Year of the Water Snake
An 11-step Guide to enable you to practice Chakra
The Year of the Horse is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse starts from Jan. 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China) and lasts to Feb. 18, 2015. The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as 'Qianli Ma', ... Read more...
"Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon" by Robert Sheaffer is a great inspirational book. It is written like a novel and at times you are inclined to think that the story told is actually not a story lived... Robert writes about his experience as a seeker, a seeker of truth, a seeker of spiritual development. He comes across a daoist adept called Shun Yuan and describes 10 lessons that he experiences during his time in Taiwan. The experiences are from a perspective of someone learning, learning about qi gong, learning about tui-shou, learning bagua and learning meditation but more importantly it is abo... Read more...
A book recommendation: "Tranquil Sitting" is a very interesting and easy-to-read taoist journal on meditation and chinese medical qigong. Originally written by Yin Shi Zi in 1954 aged eighty-one it has become a classic within the Chinese-community. It eventually found his way into the western world when it was translated by Shifu Hwang and Cheney Crow. For Shifu Hwang this book was his inspiration when he read it as one of the first books on meditation when he grew up in Taiwan. The book itself is not a guide on how to do meditation but - as the title says - a detailed description of the experiences... Read more...
2013 is the year of the Water Snake. It starts on the 10th of February 2013. The Water Snake is being regarded as an auspicious omen as in China, the snake (serpent) is seen as full of wisdom, logically thinking and creative. Due to her closeness to the Earth, the snake is a symbol for femininity and is regarded as a direct connection to the female goddess. However, the snake is also regarded as obscure and cunning. A creature that shows something different to the outside rather than giving away what she is hiding inside. The Water Snake year is a good year for money business. However, this does NOT include gamb... Read more...
This 11-step guidance will help you to locate your Chakra and start working with them in the form of meditation. There are seven Chakras which bein at the base of your spine and travel up the center of your body. The last chakra is located at the crown of your head. According to the ancient Indian system, harmony can be achieved when all 7 Chakras are in balance. Harmony then includes areas of sexuality, relationships, love, emotions and spirituality. Challenges in life will arise when these are out of balance. A chakra meditation will help you harmonize your chakra an... Read more...