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Shaolin Chan-Dao

About Shàolín Chándào (少林禪道)

Shaolin Chan-Dao is an ongoing collection of articles about Master Dao's wisdom, which includes meditation techniques and practical applications of Zen and Dao philosophy.

The purpose of these articles is to help people to achieve peace in their hearts by developing Self-Wisdom. The first step is to become more aware of yourself through your thoughts, feelings, and actions.

View the article on The Principles of Chan-Dao Self-Wisdom to learn more.

Posted on Saturday, February 13, 2021
and a Special Shaolin Tai Chi Gentle Fist Demonstration by Master Dao Chinese New Year is an important time for Chinese people. We get together and celebrate with family and friends, and wish each other health and happiness. But what are p... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Perhaps the most confusing thing about meditation today is that the word is being used for many different ideas, and sometimes these ideas will conflict. Can someone be considered meditating if he/she is standing, moving slowly, or moving quickly? That is, does meditat... [more]
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Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021
What is Stress? Stress is an uncomfortable emotion that can accumulate and significantly drain your energy. Stress comes from pressure to meet an expectation and has an impending time limit. Too much stress can make you feel worn out, develop anxiety,... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021
These seated positions are some of the more common positions of the Shaolin Seven Points Sitting Meditation. There are many different ways to be seated. Try these first to see if they will work for you. You can even lie down on your side... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Happy Chinese New Year 新年快乐! Wishing You Health and Vitality 身体健康! The Lunar New Year is one of the most important times of the year for the Chinese people and culture. It is a time to visit family and friends, wishing each ... [more]
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Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2021
The traditional form of the Eight Brocades Qigong is a Soft Moving Meditation exercise and sets the foundation for many other Shaolin qigong forms. It is with this form that the practitioner develops the awareness, experience, and underst... [more]
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Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2020
Many people will reflect upon 2020 and decide it was a turbulent year. And as we look forward to 2021, there appears to be much uncertainty. For instance, we wonder if we will be able to conquer COVID-19. Will we be able to go back to our n... [more]
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Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023
Have you ever strongly felt that you made some poor choices, said something, or did something, that you wish you did not? Every time you are faced with a similar situation, you feel regret and suffer internally. In this session, we will explore the idea of ... [more]
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Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021
Do you feel you need more discipline in your life? Not feeling like you are disciplined likely means you are feeling stress and anxiety. It is a common concern and perhaps this article will help you through it. What Does Being More Disciplined Mean? We nee... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2024
ARTICLE SERIES The Principles of Chan-Dao Self Wisdom PERCEPTIONS EMOTIONS SUB-CONSCIOUS(coming in October 2024) EGO-SELF(coming in February 2025) Our ability to understand and man... [more]
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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021
What is Anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling of 'worriness' resulting from uncertainty. Some major sources of anxiety are social (expectations and judgements from society, family, and friends), financial well-being, mental and physical well-being, and death. It d... [more]
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Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2023
ARTICLE SERIES PERCEPTIONS EMOTIONS SUB-CONSCIOUS(coming in October 2024) EGO-SELF(coming in February 2025) Self-Wisdom is about you understanding yourself, the ... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021
The traditional form of the Shaolin Sitting Meditation is a Still Meditation exercise. The goal of the exercise is to continually lessen mental activity. The 7 Points or Steps of Sitting Meditation are: 1. Seated Position 2. Stra... [more]
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2024
ARTICLE SERIES The Principles of Chan-Dao Self Wisdom PERCEPTIONS EMOTIONS SUB-CONSCIOUS(coming in October 2024) EGO-SELF(coming in February 2025) Our ab... [more]
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Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Participate with Master Dao in this Recorded Shaolin Chan Dao Meditation Workshop The written blog about Wisdom for this workshop can be found here: https://www.stqitoronto.com/index.php/wisdom... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2020
What is Shaolin Meditation? Shaolin Meditation is a discipline that stems from a philosophy called Chán 禪 (pronounced 'Ch - ah - n' in Mandarin Chinese with a rising tone). It’s well over 1,500 years old and was initially conceived by an Indian prince named Bodhidharma who first establis... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Sometimes making a choice in life can be difficult and instead of moving forward, we find ourselves stuck in one place. So, what does 'Going with the Flow' mean and how does one apply this concept in life so that one can move forward? Can it be ba... [more]
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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Photo Credit: Sean Rayford / The Associated Press Master Dao Shi was interviewed by Chris O’Leary Sports Reporter, of the Toronto Star in 2016. We just remembered about this article so we've reposted it here. The ori... [more]
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Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022
The ideas of peace and happiness are important for a fruitful life. They are both closely related to mental health and often discussed together, yet these are two different ideas. One of the key goals of Shaolin Chan is to help people achieve peace and hap... [more]
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Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023
What is wisdom, and why is it important? Learn what the ancient Shaolin teachings have to say about it, and how we can renew our passion to actively pursue wisdom. You can watch a recorded workshop session with Master Dao on this subject here: https://www.stqitoronto.com/index.ph... [more]
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2023
Poor self-esteem can be debilitating due to a lack of confidence. It causes stress and anxiety. It can prevent you from making decisions in a timely manner or going after what you want because you fear a negative outcome. Today, we will explore the idea of sel... [more]
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