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Racial Justice and Equity Resource Guide

Racial Justice and Equity

We at the Sanctuary of Tao have been deeply disturbed by the inhumane murders of African Americans like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and so many others at the hands of White police officers. We are no longer willing to, through our inexcusable silence and inaction, perpetuate the status quo in this country, […]

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Mindfulness for Stress-Relief

Resources for Difficult Times

We hope you are all safe, healthy, and taking good care of yourselves and your communities. We’re not experts on public health or economic challenges, but Taoism does have a lot to share about responding to the changes and turmoil of life in a way that can lead to greater peace and clarity. So we […]

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Longevity Methods Video

The Six Healing Sounds

This video is excerpted from Li Qingyun’s Longevity Methods DVD, available at Valley Spirit Arts. The Six Qi Healing Sounds are restoration practices for healing dysfunctions of the internal organs. This video clip explains how to intone the six sounds and also the body positions to enhance their effects.

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A Few Thoughts on the Coronavirus

Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of anger, anxiety, and division running through our world, and these negative expressions are manifesting through  coronavirus, as it is a reactionary symptom of our worldly behavior. Sometimes we forget or are left unaware about the powerful effects our views and actions can have […]

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Taoist-alchemy

The Immortal Li Yuan

Over the years I’ve found myself drawn to stories about immortals. I think this attraction was due to having read Ge Hong’s (葛 洪) fourth-century work Master Who Embraces Simplicity (抱 朴 子, Bao Pu Zi ). In his book, Ge Hong makes credible arguments for the belief and existence of immortals, as well as describing the […]

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The Only Disease in the World

Originating sometime during the Tang dynasty in Shanxi province, this story is about an elderly man who sold herbal medicines in the marketplace of his village. Since no one in the village knew his name, they just called him the Old Herb Seller. Wang Yu, a rich man in the village, was reserved, kind, and […]

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Immortality in Science

From www.science.org.au: “No one likes the thought of growing old. Despite our many human endeavors to escape or delay the process of aging, it seems to be an inevitable part of life. But … why? Why do living things gradually fall apart when they grow older? There is a word for it: senescence is the […]

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Old Taoist Story

For a long time now I’ve been wanting to tell this Taoist story about a young girl who wanted to learn Taoist magic and become an immortaless. It really has good advice about self-cultivation of Taoism and goes like this: In the province of Sichuan there was a very rich man, who had a young […]

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A Few Words

Hold on to Being, Yet Keep to Non-Being

“Hold on to being and keep to non-being” is an important verse in the Tao De Jing. The meaning is quite complex and can apply to various situations. But to help illustrate one of the meanings I will tell you an old story about a monk and a female benefactor. There was once an old […]

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