Cultivation

Wisdom Guild: Listening to Our Practice •  Njemile Carol Jones, Laura Christensen, Esther Platner • Qi114

Wisdom Guild: Listening to Our Practice • Njemile Carol Jones, Laura Christensen, Esther Platner • Qi114

What gets us started is not what sustains us over the long haul. The energy of beginning is essential at the start of any new endeavor. But what got us to here, will not get us to there.

It’s easy to think that we are broken because what brought us success does not help us in managing success. Nor does it help us to move through the stages of development as we age and face the challenges slowing our practice down, passing it along or letting go of it altogether.

Nov 26, 2019
Ripples in the Flow: Pulses, Nanjing and the Questioning Mind • Z'ev Rosenberg • Qi113

Ripples in the Flow: Pulses, Nanjing and the Questioning Mind • Z'ev Rosenberg • Qi113

The classics are helpful not just because they contain pointers to how medicine works. They are helpful because of the discussions they have generated amongst practitioners over the twin distances of time and space. They are a kind of thread that connects us with the doctors of the past who have gone to this well for the wisdom within.
Listen in to this conversation on the pulse as seen through the perspective of the Classic of Difficulties, how the principle of 理 (coherence) shows up in the work we do, issues of free will and that troublesome question of what constitutes a cure.

Nov 19, 2019
Cultivating Confidence • Dennis von Elgg • Qi089

Cultivating Confidence • Dennis von Elgg • Qi089

Fake it till you make it is not a helpful strategy for acquiring confidence. Any halfway competent human being can sniff out inauthenticity. We can only work at, and improve from, our genuine growing edge of ability and skill....

Jun 11, 2019
Ba Zi- The Eight Characters of Influence • Paul Wang • Qi086

Ba Zi- The Eight Characters of Influence • Paul Wang • Qi086

Our lives unfold in space-time. It’s the water in which we swim and so like fish, it is difficult to know the influence of the matrix within which we live our days and experiences our lives. The Chinese ba zi, the eight characters, is a system...

May 21, 2019
Yi Jing As Operating System • Lorraine Wilcox • Qi067

Yi Jing As Operating System • Lorraine Wilcox • Qi067

The Yi Jing speaks in the language of image, resonance and metaphor. Its not a good place to go for direct answers, but can be helpful in finding some guidence. Our converation today touches not just on the ways it is used for...

Jan 15, 2019

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