Spiritual Odyssey

Prana At Work

2023-04-20T21:28:24-07:00April 3rd, 2023|Spiritual Odyssey|

One of the hardest things for a beginner to understand is the fact that there must be physical changes for spiritual changes to take place. We are so used to thinking of spiritual [...]

Just What Is Spirituality?

2023-05-15T14:54:32-07:00February 11th, 2023|Spiritual Odyssey|

Many books are being written by sociologists and psychologists, in which they glibly speak of “higher consciousness” and “Enlightenment,” without in the least knowing what they are talking about. It is fashionable to make [...]

A Zen Story

2023-02-08T12:03:06-08:00January 17th, 2023|Spiritual Odyssey|

A monk asked a great Chinese Chan (Zen) Teacher, “Where will you go when you die?” “Straight to hell!” was the unexpected answer. Surprised, the monk pressed on, “Why would you, a great [...]

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 [...]


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