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On Tàijí, Qìgong, Tàogong, Tao, Taoism, Alchemy,

Martial Arts, Temple lifestyle and tradition, and more.

Tao Teachings and ancient wisdom, explained.

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Well, first things first,

What’s “religion”?
Really, all people search for Truth; we seek a peaceful way, a natural way, a way to motivate our civilization toward the ultimate.

Students ask Grandmaster:
“WHY DOES TAO ALLOW EVIL THINKING TO TAKE OVER AND LEAD THE WHOLE WORLD TO ITS DESTRUCTION?”
But he explains that the question they ask comes from a classic misunderstanding in western religion.
Thousands of years ago, an ingenious alchemical system was developed by people in Ancient China who wished to fulfil the ultimate potential of body, mind, and spirit…
Is Tàijí also a Martial Art?
Yes, also.
But Tàijí practice is sooo slow right? — There is no emphasis on physical strength. No hard kicking, punching, striking, building up muscles or toughening one’s knuckles involved…

This is the story of the staff behind TaoStream, the story of how the first inhabitants of the Qīxīng Tàijí TaoTemple met, and what brought them here.

And the story of how, in September of 2013, the 65th-generation TaoTemple was the first Temple of this ancient tradition to be established outside of Asia.

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As a Temple community the Tao Temple is working in the direction of being self-sustained. That involves a large farming project. cultivating AVOCADOS, mangoes, bananas, papayas, salad, spinach, tomatoes, yucca, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, coffee, teas, medicinal herbs, and much more…

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The ancient masters were subtle, mysterious, profound and aware.
The extreme depth of their knowledge is hard to understand.

Since they are unfathomable, allow me to try very hard to describe their appearance in this way:

Watchful, just like crossing a winter stream.
Ever alert, like aware of surrounding danger.
Courteous, like facing very important guests.
Yielding, like ice about to melt.
Appearing so simple and real, like an uncarved block of wood.
So hollow and deep, like a big canyon.

So unclear, he is like muddy water.
Resting, won’t the mud settle and the water become clear again?
Can’t he rest knowing that stillness will again awaken into action?

Knowing the way of the Tao, she never seeks to be full.
Never full, even the worn out need not be renewed.

 

-Tao Te Ching
(Translated by Grandmaster Waysun Liao,
from his book “Nine nights with the Taoist Master” )

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