Taoist Water Method Meditation leads us to the core of our being. This unusual type of Chinese Meditation uses the energies of body, mind and emotions to resolve difficulties and attain a clear, relaxed spirituality. Progressing from the physical, through the psychological, to the spiritual, the guided inner dissolving meditations lead students to balance and harmony with themselves and the universe. Taoist Meditation is beneficial for all and may be practiced amid the stress of daily life. The gentle, natural methods balance our energies while allowing our spirituality to develop comfortably, smoothly and at its own pace.
Taoist Mediation is particularly useful for releasing stress from every day life and for helping individuals to become one with nature, the universe and other human beings.
Taoist Arts Center Meditation courses explore a range of meditation traditions through differing but effective and complementary techniques for expanding awareness. All Taoist Arts Center courses are designed to help students harmonize with themselves, nature and the universe.
Here are some of the Meditation courses we teach:
Free and Easy Wandering
Free and Easy Wandering brings students to the heart of Chinese meditation as a road to health, relaxation and spirituality. Instructions in breathing, posture and concentration help students gain self-knowledge and unite body, mind and soul. Emphasis will be given to the gentle Water Method of Lao Tzu, a rare Taoist tradition with a gentle approach that has many applications in daily life
Meditation: Entering the Gate
These safe and relaxing meditations from the Taoist tradition of Lao Tzu will help students to harmonize body, energy and spirit. The practices, which soften the breath, ease tension and increase awareness are a peaceful and effective way to bring spirituality into daily life..
Taoist Meditation: Relaxing into Your Body: Taoist Breathing & The Gentle Rain
In these gentle meditations from the Taoist Water tradition, students allow the soft yin energy of the universe to penetrate their minds and bodies, calm their breathing and reduce their tension. Soothing, nurturing and healing, Gentle Rain meditations help students relax into their deepest selves in order to feel more at ease with themselves, other people and the world around them. Open to All
Taoist Meditation: Clearing The Organs
Chinese medical theory believes that our emotions are stored in our internal organs and that clearing their blocked energy can increase our health and vitality. In these guided meditations Taoist Inner Dissolving techniques will help students release stress and trauma from their organs, increase their chi, live more fully in the present and feel a connection to the all that is. Open to all those with prior knowledge of Taoist Meditation.
Taoist Meditation: Calming The Glands
The endocrine glands secrete hormones directly into the blood and effect the well-being of the entire body. Taoist Inner Dissolving techniques to help students release bound energy from the glands, bring them to balance and optimal function, improve overall health and expand consciousness. Open to all those with prior knowledge of Taoist meditation.
Taoist Meditation: The Water Meditations of Lao Tzu
Taoist Water Meditation is helpful for calming the mind, relaxing the nervous system and connecting individuals to their spirit. These meditations on the philosophy of The Tao Te Ching bring students to a personal appreciation of Taoism and an understanding of how it's philosophy of harmony and reserve can help them feel comfortable with nature, themselves and others.
Taoist Meditation: Cosmic Resonance Meditation
Taoism preserved and developed the native meditation traditions of China. In these meditations from the Water Tradition of Lao Tzu, students receive instruction on feeling and transforming the energies of their mind and body so they may connect and resonate with the energies of their inmost selves, nature and the universe around them. Cosmic Resonance provides a tangible connection to a profound but little known tradition of Taoist Meditation.
Taoist Meditation: Gods Meditating in the Clouds
This powerful practice was a favorite of Taoist Grand Master, Liu Hung Chieh. It unites Taoist Meditation with Gods Playing in the Clouds Chi Kung to circulate blood and chi, strengthen the internal organs, open the heart and connect individuals to the universe.
Taoist Meditation: The Jump to Emptiness
Emptiness is the source of all being. In emptiness there is clarity, inner stillness and a central place that is permanent and still. The goal of many spiritual traditions. the peaceful, quiet mind, empty, yet filled with awareness is the perfect vehicle for increasing understanding and cosmic realization. Meditations in this course will help students relax, release energy blocks and convert emotional energy to spirit and emptiness and will be useful for everyone who wishes to relax into a new level of inner harmony and joy.
Taoist Meditation: Tai Chi Meditation
Tai Chi Meditation is the merger of Wu Style Tai Chi with the practices of Taoist Meditation. It was created centuries ago in China to help people turn chi into spirit and emptiness. It is open to all students who have learned the Wu style Short form.
Taoist Meditation: Inner Dissolving with Master Bruce Frantzis
All the meditation practices of the Taoist Water method involve dissolving and resolving the bound blockages of your energy bodies until you become internally free. The phrase used for this Inner Dissolving process is Ice to water, water to space. Space means the vast internal space that exists inside the body. This inner space is considered by Taoists to be as infinite as the whole of the universe.