Monthly archives: April, 2015

The spring purification festival…

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There is an ancient purification ceremony called Xiuxi. On the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month scholars would relax alongside a stream as filled wine-cups floated by. If a wine-cup stopped in …


At the heart of wisdom…

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Ruan Ji taught his followers that the way to be at peace with the world was to examine and accept your own nature. He believed wisdom was granted to those who learned to view …


Xi Kang – 西 康

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Xi Kang was considered to be both an intellectual and literal giant. Historical accounts tell us he was over six and a half feet tall. He was known for his soaring epics on the …


Ruan Ji – 阮 籍

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Ruan Ji is considered to be one of the most gifted poets of his time. He was also a highly skilled musician and singer, with a notable talent for whistling. He could replicate the …


A hideaway in the groves…

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Somewhere in the vast expanse of China lies a winding path that cuts through a great bamboo forest. It hides the secret paradise that was respite to the Seven Sages. The actual site of the …


The Symbol of the Seven Sages

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Daoism often speaks of the inextricable duality in all things. The Yin and Yang. The “feminine” and “masculine”. Equilibrium is something to contemplate, yet to strive for balance is to achieve imbalance.…