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Introduction to Taoist Meditation Practice & Principles of Tao (Way)

Tao of Sacred Geometry"

Upcoming Sessions, Class open to beginners and experienced meditators.

Dao Yin Ch’i Gung Class

The Art and Science of Health Attainment

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Heart Body Healing Workshop

Are you interested in a process that can offer complete healing, experience, and understanding of your true nature?

T’ai Chi Ch’uan Class

Chi Gung Book

Dao Yin
Ch'i Gung

The Art of Health Attainment

by Dr. Robert Carpenter, D.O.M.

ISBN 1-4120-5072-3

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Drawn from the wisdom of Taoist philosophy, author Robert Carpenter illuminates an esoteric, meditative discipline that promotes physical well being through achieving a combination of optimum health and emotional balance.

About The Center

The Living Tao Center in Albuquerque, NM, is a physical location in the land of enchantment for the research and study of being (ontology). Through the practices of T’ai Chi Chuan, Dao Yin Ch’i Gung, Taoist meditation, and Oriental Medicine, the authentic nature of being may thus be discovered.

It is the premise of the Living Tao Center, ‘The Tao’ Lao Tzu spoke of in the Tao teachings, is found and experienced from within. The foundation principles of the Living Tao Center is the way and the life of being is realized and expressed in the truth of one’s heart, that the reality in which one ‘lives’ is created in that same heart. Its useful intention is best found in service to one’s community and humanity as a whole. This purpose in direction is always first acknowledged and followed from within.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan

T’ai Chi Ch’uan is the most popular martial art in the world today. Practiced mainly as a superior health art and moving meditation, emphasizes the qualities of softness and adherence, leading through following, and seizing the moment through wuwei (non-action).

Dao Yin Ch’i Gung

Dao Yin Ch’i Gung principles personify non-being (wuji). Naturalness and relaxation, singles of attention, and an integrated state, are the functions of this 2000 year old Taoist system of health preservation exercise for balanced emotions, abundant sources of energy, and superior health.

Taoist meditation

Taoist meditation and contemplation are the two expressions in the quest for spiritual liberation and good fortune. Contemplation is the active principle of focused attention, while meditation is the passive principle of insight and clarity. Taoist meditation is a true vision quest toward wisdom and awakening.

In essence, T’ai Chi, Dao Yin Ch’i Gung, and meditation are the sword maker’s tools for refining steel into an exquisite instrument for the disciplined expression of mind, body, and spirit. It is fishing to feed oneself from the eternal well of the Living Tao Center. This is referred to as the inner elixir.

Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine is a refined medical system which has been in use for more than 3000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being. Acupuncture through the insertion of an acupuncture needle and energy passed by the Master Doctor stimulates the body to send signals for balance and healing. Chinese Herbal Medicine is a highly evolved science, using medicinal herbs in formulations to activate the body’s healing mechanisms, and negate harmful invading influences thus achieving a level of health and well-being.

At the Living Tao Center complimentary modalities, such as infra-red heat therapy, nutritional supplements, massage, acupressure, medical Ch’i Gung healing, sound therapy, and radio frequency stimulation are all employed to ensure continued healing and growth. Oriental Medicine considered the outer elixir for feeding and nurturing a person back to wellness that they may continue their journey in their life’s choice toward wholeness.