Winter 2016 issue of The Empty Vessel

2016 Fire Monkey Year by Susan Levitt Shape Your Destiny  by Zhongxian Wu The Empty Vessel Interview with Lonny Jarret The Five Shen by David Twicken Grounding/Rooting by Solala Towler See our store (under Empty Vessel magazine) to order this issue in print or in digital format.

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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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Solala’s blog 4/26/15

  One of my pet peeves in the world of Daoism is the various fantastical versions of Daode Jing are out there. Like many students of the Way I have collected various translations and versions of Laozi’s work. Of course most “translations” are not actual translations from classical Chinese but are just the authors own version of idea of what he or she thinks Laozi is saying or, even worse, what the author wants to say. In this case, the [...]

Solala Blog for week of 8/15/14

  Allowing myself to become empty I abide in stillness. The things of this world come and go as I watch, powerful within my own being. Whatever ends comes round back again. I watch this in a tranquil and peaceful state. I allow myself to return To my original nature. In doing so I connect myself with what can be called “constant renewal.” To truly understand this process  can be seen as “illumination.” To not understand that things come and [...]

Quote of the week for 5.1

Practice non-action (wu wei). Accomplish without accomplishing. Taste what has no taste. The great comes from the small. More begins with less. Return bitterness with kindness. Deal with the difficult while it is still easy. Create the large from the small. The sage does not try for greatness And so she is great. Promises made too lightly are hard to keep. Easy tasks often become difficult. The sage is always ready for difficulties And for this reason never experiences them. [...]

Quote of the week for 4/24/14

The frequency of the energy radiated from one’s now mind and spirit creates an attraction for the universal energies of the corresponding frequencies, which invariably echo back as the ingredients for one’s own daily experience. This principle is the basis for all Taoist spiritual practices.                                                                   Hua-Ching Ni

Solala Blog for 4/25/14

Well it looks like once again I have been majorly remiss about adding a new blog. Life is just so darn full! We recently connected with a new printer in IL who, for the same price I have been paying for black and white printing of The Empty Vessel, does it in full color! We just did our first issue with them and it turned out great! (You can find it, the Spring 14 issue in our store.) It is [...]