Spiritual Odyssey

T’ai Chi Chih Community

2022-02-26T15:31:02-08:00November 22nd, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

At the recent, very enjoyable teachers’ conference in Albuquerque [in 1989], I was pleased to hear frequent ref- erence to the “T’ai Chi Chih community.” I do not take this as an organizational [...]

Attitude Of Idealism

2022-02-26T15:32:14-08:00November 21st, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

For T’ai Chi Chih to grow in the future the way it has in the past, it is necessary to maintain an idealistic attitude. I believe teachers should earn good money from sincere [...]

Non-Duality (Advaita)

2022-02-26T15:32:22-08:00November 20th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

"When the horse in Szechuan catches cold, the cow in Hunan sneezes,” say Zen Patriarchs. This means more than the usual statement that we are all somehow connected, each “a spark of the [...]


2022-11-09T07:21:42-08:00October 11th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

At teacher accreditation courses the candidates all make presentations. This not done for academic reasons, like doing a thesis for a Ph.D., but for very practical reasons: it gives the new teacher a [...]

Three Little Words

2022-09-07T16:55:59-07:00August 15th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

Vairagya, ahimsa, prajna. There! I’ve put the whole of spiritual practice into three Sanskrit words, meaning, respectively: non-attachment (or detachment), non-violence (in all forms, not only physical) and inherent wisdom. Living from natural, [...]


2022-08-07T11:43:44-07:00July 11th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

There are many forms of Yoga in India – most are not known or practiced in the West. Jnana Yoga (the Yoga of discrimination, as with Shankara and Ramana Maharshi) and Raja Yoga [...]


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