Category Archives: Taoism

Taoist Breathing Meditation

Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear?

Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?

Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)

We all know how to breathe, without a doubt it is as familiar as our hands or our seeing. I have worked with breath in meditation for fifteen years or so and I have recently discovered a whole new depth. That song a whole new world is now ringing through my mind!

I was doing the Taoist breathing methods as taught by the venerable Bruce Kumar Frantzis. I read his book again recently, and found a few audiobooks and guided meditations which was exciting. I worked with Taoist meditation I think before I came across vanilla Buddhist meditation (mindfulness of breathing and metta)

So in a sense it was a trip down memory lane, and in a sense it was literally a whole new world inside my body. Continue reading Taoist Breathing Meditation

Standing Meditation – Taoist Energy Work – Chi Gung and Zhan Zhuang

 

Standing Alone and Unchanging
One can observe every mystery
Present at every moment and ceaselessly continuing –
This is the gateway to indescribable marvels.

Lao Tzu – Tao te Ching

One of the things I love about the Taoist energy practices is doing them in nature. By a river, on a clifftop, in a cave, in the mountains or in the forest. Wherever you do it you can fully come into connection with nature and the environment you are in. Continue reading Standing Meditation – Taoist Energy Work – Chi Gung and Zhan Zhuang