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Dharma Talk On The Intimacy Of Practice

What can it mean to be intimate with another person? How do our practices help us realize that intimacy? Forms and exercises allow us to “just be” with each other and help us find that intimacy in daily life.  https://www.ancientdragon.org/podcast/the-intimacy-of-practice/    

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Information On Renew & Reconnect 1-Day Retreat (R&R)

Next Retreat is Friday, June 7th at: Healthkick Kung Fu  1239 N Larrabee Chicago 60610 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM     It is open to the general public.  The retreat is a combination of Qigong and Sitting & Walking Meditation.   (You may sit on floor cushions or in a chair)  No technology.   There are scheduled breaks. […]

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Walking The Warrior’s Path

There are people who have a stirring inside them–—qualities that lay dormant, potential untapped, energy to give and aspirations unfulfilled. You’re one of these people. You’re not afraid of idealism. You engage with the world. You embrace the mystery of our existence and humanity’s aptitude for evolvement. Warrior’s Path Buddhist Academy exists to explore what […]

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Information On Shaolin Warrior 1-Day Retreat

NEXT RETREAT IS ON FRIDAY, May 10th Experience what it is like to spend the day living like a Shaolin Monk. Held at: HealthKick Kung Fu 1329 N. Larrabee 2nd Floor          60610 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM The day will consist of kung fu, taiji, qigong and meditation.      (For sitting […]

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Information On Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony

NEXT CEREMONY IS ON Monday, May 20th 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM  The Full Moon Bodhisattva Ceremony is a buddhist ritual that is comprised of four parts: REPENTENCE  Acknowledging the timeless cost of cause and effect and vowing to be more mindful of our actions. FOUR BODHISATTVA VOWS A bodhisattva is a being who vows […]

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Damu’s Turning Away – A Lesson In Social Engagement

Dharma talk on one of Damu’s adventures in China. Damu (or Bodhidharma) is the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism and the first patriarch of Zen.   He brought his practice and teachings to China in 527 CE and is widely known for sitting in a cave close to the Shaolin Temple for nine years.   Here […]

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Information On The Full-Day Sitting

The Next Full-Day Meditation Retreat Is On Sunday, April 28th  This Full-Day Meditation Retreat is for experienced meditators.  There will be six 35-minute sitting periods throughout the day.   Each period is followed by 10-minutes of walking mediation. There is a Buddhist service in the morning and afternoon, a morning dharma talk, and an afternoon […]

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The Original Sacrifice – Damu & Huike

Dharma talk on the fortuitous acceptance of Huike as Damu’s student. In 527 CE, an Indian monk the Chinese call Damu (Bodhidharma) came to Shaolin. The legend says he sat in meditation in a cave near the Temple for nine years. But this alone was not the seed that Shaolin sprung from – it was […]

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