The Taoist Meditation Circle is Bruce's online meditation group offering techniques and guided practice sessions. It will help you build core meditation skills such as; concentration, focus, and awareness training. This is a foundation program and leads to the more advanced Taoist meditation practices such as Inner Dissolving. As a Circle member you'll have access to a private meditation forum and downloadable content.
The Promise of this Circle is to provide you with:
The Taoist Meditation Circle is also a preparatory program for those who eventually want to teach meditation. Energy Arts is planning on offering an in-depth (3-4 weeks) Taoist meditation training in 2012 for those who are interested.
Taoist Meditation isn't well known in the West. Most of the books related to Taoism such as the I Ching and Tao Te Ching are known more for their philosophy rather than teaching practical Taoist meditation techniques. Unlike the Buddhist, Zen or Indian meditation, Taoist meditation has never been mainstream. That being said, the Taoist meditation tradition has been alive for thousands of years in monestaries in Western China and is one of the deepest spiritual systems on the planet. Bruce teaches the living Taoist meditation tradition which is something that is meant to be practiced and embodied, rather than just understood intellectually.
The Taoist Meditation Circle is structured to be beneficial to both beginners and more advanced meditation practioners. The Circle will start with meditations on concentration, intention or focus. As you practice, eventually you will gain skills to mediate for longer periods of time while still maintaining a high level of awareness. If you have ever meditated before you probably know that this is easier said than done.
If you are an intermediate or advanced meditator doing these basic practices will be important to find any gaps in practice that you may have. Advanced meditators will have the option of using the practice meditations for longer periods of time. Bruce also will be giving deepers layers of instruction.
Here are the costs, requirements and a few warning messages before you sign up:
I first met Bruce in 1992, as a 17 year old, I had all sorts of fantasies about becoming strong and learning to defend myself. Bruce taught me that through hard work and daily practice a world of incredible depth and peace can be found within the art of Ba Gua Zhang that goes far beyond the ability to knock out King Kong.