The Path of Daoist Study

The Path of Daoist Study

A Complex Path The Daoist tradition is a large and comprehensive tradition of multiple arts. Each of these arts developed in response to an element of the Daoist understanding of life and existence. The chart below shows the integrated nature of the arts studied and...
The Ding (鼎) and the Lu (爐)

The Ding (鼎) and the Lu (爐)

The Ding and the Lu are two important regions of the energy body utilised within Daoist alchemical meditation. The Ding is the ‘cauldron’ whilst the Lu is the ‘furnace’ or ‘fire of cultivation’. When working with these aspects of our inner universe it is crucial that...
Yang Sheng Fa

Yang Sheng Fa

How to practice conscious awareness of your way of living, eating and moving, and emotions that arise throughout the day to promote internal change, balance and spirituality. Some small tips to start transforming everyday normal life into a spiritual and flourishing...
Fire, Water, Dragon and Tiger

Fire, Water, Dragon and Tiger

Within alchemical language the spiritual energies of the Heart and Kidneys are known respectively as the energies of Li and Kan. These are the two trigrams known as Fire and Water within the Yi Jing (I Ching). Li is formed from two solid lines with a broken Yin line...