Monthly Archives: December 2010

Read: Rigid

December 28, 2010
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Read: Rigid

“Rigidity of the ego-shell is one of the malformations of the afflicted I; the opposite one is that often with no protective shell whatever. If in the former case the “vessel of life” is too tight, in the latter no proper vessel has ever been formed. Such as it is, it leaks everywhere.  Its...

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Life Purpose

December 28, 2010
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“A person’s life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art, or love, or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his or her heart first opened.” Albert Camus

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The Qigong Cosmology

December 25, 2010
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The Qigong Cosmology

Analogies between human experience and scientific thought may have limited practicality.

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Said Meredith

December 22, 2010
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Dirge in Woods A wind sways the pines, And below Not a breath of wild air; Still as the mosses that glow On the flooring and over the lines Of the roots here and there. The pine-tree drops its dead; They are quiet, as under the sea. Overhead, overhead Rushes life in a race,...

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A Woman’s Place

December 21, 2010
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A Woman’s Place

...societies cannot really run without internal counter-balance...

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Natural, Ordinary, Extraordinary

December 19, 2010
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Natural, Ordinary, Extraordinary

Do you know what the Chinese often call meditation? ...

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Immortality, Easy

December 16, 2010
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Immortality, Easy

It doesn’t see a good life as a triumphant movie script with cheering crowds...

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Said Gombrich

December 9, 2010
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“There is no such thing as art. There are only artists.” Ernst Gombrich

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Blossoms in the Spring Qigong Workshop

December 8, 2010
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Blossoms in the Spring Qigong Workshop

Narrye Caldwell will be teaching the beautiful Taoist qigong Blossoms in the Spring, Saturday Dec. 11 at Five Branches University, San Jose. The workshop is from 10-3. All levels of experience are welcome. You can register at sjextension@fivebranches.edu, or call (408) 260-0208, ext. 216. Come and enjoy a peaceful day of restorative qigong!

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“Running Energy”

December 7, 2010
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“Running Energy”

...like the first year medical student who thinks he has every disease he reads about...

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The Commercialization of Qigong?

December 3, 2010
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The Commercialization of Qigong?

I recently read an article in the New York Times about a controversy rocking the yoga world.  In an  essay posted on the website of the Hindu-American Foundation, Dr. Aseem Shukla laments what he perceives as a disconnect between the modern yoga culture and its Hindu roots.  The author didn’t ask that yoga practitioners...

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