Written By: Sky Yang The Force flows through anything and is part of everything. Just like Qi, Qi is about the life force that exists with every single thing. The idea of Jedi knights was heavily influenced by Asian Culture from Taoist sages, Buddhist monks, Hindu yogis, and Japanese samurais all involves an aspect ofContinue reading “The Force”
Written By: Sky Yang About a month ago, our budgie Q got into an accident, leaving him with a broken leg. The once energetic naughty creature, a puppy with wings, as I would call it, has now become shackled by his dead leg. Of course, we did not rely solely on alternative medicine because IContinue reading “Healing With Qigong”
Written By: Betti Bernabe Prior to this pandemic we’re all in, I’ve always found solace and serenity in hiking. It was like active meditation for me and it was a hobby I kept coming back to whenever I could. I’m no extreme trekker, but I’ve hiked several mountains to say that I’m not much ofContinue reading “Cultivating a Beginner’s Mindset with Qigong”
Written By: Elly Burgonio Emotions are part of the human system, and it’s something we inevitably have as humans and what separates us from most of the other beings in this world. However, it is not always sure that we know precisely how to deal with them when they come. It can also sometimes affectContinue reading “How Qigong Helped Me Gain Emotional Balance”
Written By: Sky Yang A farmer requested a monk to recite sutras (scriptures) for his late wife, who had died. After the recitation was over, the farmer asked “Do you think my wife will gain merits from this?” “Not only your wife, but all sentient beings will benefit from the recitation of sutras” said theContinue reading “Zen story : Reciting Scriptures”
Written by: Sky Yang A nun who was searching for enlightenment made a statue of Buddha which she gilded. Wherever she went, she would carry this golden Buddha with her. Years has gone by and still she carries her Buddha. The nun came to settle in a small temple in a province where there wereContinue reading “Zen Story : Black-Nosed Buddha”
Written By: Sky Yang A rich man asked a zen master to write something for the continued prosperity of his family so that it can be treasured from generation to generation. The zen master wrote on a large sheet of paper, “Father dies, Son dies, Grandson dies.” The rich man became furious upon reading theContinue reading “A Zen Story : True Prosperity”
Written By: Sky Yang A Zen master once had a young protégé who was only twelve yrs old. Day after day, the young protege watches the older disciples visit the master’s room each morning and evening to receive instruction in Sanzen (personal guidance) in which they were given parables to ponder. The young protege wishedContinue reading “A Zen Story : The Sound Of One Hand”
Written By: Sky Yang Buddha told a short story in the sutra: There was once a man traveling across a jungle. He encounters a tiger, locked eyes with the beast and instantly decided to make a run for it. Sure enough, the tiger pursuits after him. Coming to a precipice, he leaped over and caughtContinue reading “A Zen story : A Parable”
Written By: Sky Yang Once a Zen master received a university professor who came to learn the ways of Zen. The zen master prepared tea, they sat, and the master begins to pour his guest a cup. He poured the tea to the brim, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflowing teaContinue reading “A Zen Story : Cup of Tea”
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