In this issue: Internal Elixir Cultivation The Watercourse Way The Mind Inside Tai Chi Rediscovering the Roots of Chinese Thought See our store to order this issue in print or in digital format.
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The new issue of The Empty Vessel is now available in digital as well as print (see our store). This issue includes articles by Eva Wong, Roger Jahnke, Stuart Alve Oslon and Solala Towler. There is also a delightful interview/conversation between Solala and Koro Kasian Miles on the relationship between Taoism and Zen.
My but time doth fly by these days! My good news is that I just sold my new book on using the Tao Te Ching as a manual for self-cultivation to Sounds True, a great publisher! It will be out in the Spring of 2016. (Books, like people, take a long gestation period.) Here’s a small taste of what will be included: Step 52 All beings under heaven have an origin which is the Mother of all [...]
Drinking tea with Tao is about letting go of all our “stuff” and just being ourselves as we really our, in our true nature. Aaron Fisher (Wu De)
The black girl dog is Lili — short for Lilikoi (Passionfruit) — and the brown boy dog who always smiles and saved Lili’s life when she had kidney troubles as a pup is Koa (like the Hawaiian hardwood). I’ve just returned from a trip to Boulder and Denver. In Boulder I did a short presentation to some of the good folks at Sounds True, my new publisher. It was great to meet some of the people I [...]
Just One Flower Toyotomi Hideyoshi had risen from very humble ranks through a combination of guile, cunning, and great courage to become ruler of all of Japan. As a former low-level samurai he could be very fierce. Having been raised on the battlefields of Japan, Hideyoshi was a man of great strength, both of body as well as spirit. He always held himself erect and proud, like the great samurai warrior he was. But this fierce warrior was [...]
Embarking on the Way The Empty Vessel Daoist Study Tour 2017 May 14-30 Beijing • Hangzhou • Wudang Mountain Join us this spring for a magical trip to the Middle Kingdom with Solala Towler, editor of The Empty Vessel and Jessica Kolbe Throughout the trip the focus will be on spiritual pilgrimage and how to use our experiences as we make this journey as well as the every day happenings of our lives to deepen our spiritual practice.