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Articles by Master Dao on meditation, chan / zen, philosophy, and wisdom

Shaolin Chan-Dao

About Shàolín Chándào

Shaolin Chan-Dao is an ongoing collection of 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.

Master Dao's experience comes from over 15 years of study and practice in Shaolin Meditation, Taoist Meditation, Chan philosophy, and Dao philosophy.

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 established ... [more]
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 doesn’t ta... [more]
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 the mental activity. The 7 Points or Steps of Sitting Meditation are: 1. Seated Position 2. Straight Bac... [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]
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]
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 go back to our normal liv... [more]
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 this with this form that the practitioner develops the awareness, experience, and under... [more]
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, and los... [more]
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 need to fir... [more]
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 meditation ha... [more]
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