A 10 min video about practices of Self Cultivation, Yang Sheng. Filmed in China, in Shanghai and Hangzhou, in Spring of 2o14. The short video invites a converstaion about what makes the practice a cultivation of life?
Link at: https://vimeo.com/96138702
At the end of June I had the privilege of speaking at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York. The topic for the week was the film Journey of the Universe, by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker. If you haven’t seen it, you can read all about it on the website at http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org. The…
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The Chinese Gate: A Unique Void for Inner Transformation
Materializing Salvation: A Liturgical Program and Its Agenda
Secretly Transmitted Direct Pointers to the Great Elixir
Daniel M. Murray & James Miller
The Daoist Society of Brazil and the Globalization of Orthodox Unity Daoism
My new project is a web place for contemplative spirituality as found in the modern West, primarily -- but not limited to -- Daoism and its manifestations in the United States. I'm less focused on traditional religious and self-cultivation practices (which are covered extensively elsewhere) than on arts, music, politics and sports. Where are the modern Butcher Dings? The "deeper" category goes more into Daoist concepts and thought.
I'm very open to other voices, so if you have something to share or publicize that fits this aesthetic, please email me.
This term I have the privilege of co-teaching a new seminar course at Queen’s (with Emily Hill) on the topic of Green China: Environment, Culture, Politics. The course examines the intersections between religion, culture, politics, and the natural environment in China over the past century. One of the first books we read was Farmers of Forty…