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Temple Visit in Los Angeles

Temple Visit in Los Angeles

By Sion Oppeneer Last two weeks I traveled through the United States. One of my destinations was Los Angeles. Since the temple of the ‘Great Tao Foundation’, where the Tao meetings that I weekly follow online are held, is located there I contacted Derek Lin to see the possibility for a visit. I received an […]

The Greatest Change

The Greatest Change

By Daniel Campbell In 2006, I started watching a television show called Avatar: The Last Airbender. In the show, four elements are “bent” to the will of the bender. Each bending style is inspired by one of China’s great martial arts: Bāguàzhăng, Tàijíquán, Hung Ga kung fu, and Northern Shaolin (Běishàolín) kung fu. This interested […]

Disciplines and Rituals

一貫道佛規禮節 I-Kuan Tao Disciplines and Rituals is a new English translation, completely rewritten to be much more accurate than previous editons. Tao cultivators may request free copies at the Temple, or download the free PDF edition. Introduction to the New Edition by Bill Bunting Hi, I’m Bill Bunting from Indianapolis, one of the participants in […]

My Journey

My Journey

By Ed Monaghan 2005 was a difficult year. The business I started 13 years before was essentially ejected from its location and my wife and I did not know what to do next. In 1992 I started a gym in West Hollywood, California and began to explore the fusion of martial arts and fitness in […]

The Meaning of Rituals

The Meaning of Rituals

There is a question about rituals that comes up from time to time: “Why do we need to practice any rituals at all? Aren’t rituals all about dogma? And isn’t dogma the opposite of the Tao, which is all about freedom?” This is an idea that makes sense to those caught in the trap of […]