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Below you will find a list of articles I have written. Articles are a way for me to articulate and get more clarity on the ideas, concepts and insights I’m working with at any point in time. While they may have been provoked by my training in the Da Xuan tradition, they do not always accurately reflect the tradition’s perspective on any given topic but rather my own attempt to make sense of what I’m experiencing. I do not tend to go back and update articles so they are only a representation of my position at the particular time of writing.  I hope my writing is of some use to you, please enjoy the articles and feel free to drop me a message if you would like to chat about any or all of the topics contained within!

The simplicity of our training in Da Xuan is a key principle to our evolution. When you look at the creation idea that the Daoists of the past wrote about, they talked about an unlimited potential (called the Dao) which separates itself into many things until it becomes manifested as the expression of this given …
One of the more difficult aspects of training in the Da Xuan tradition, especially for beginners, is the idea that we want to be oriented towards the process rather than towards the results of the process. When you get into the training deeply enough, you start to realize that the results of the training are …
Building a daily routine of practice is no easy task, but in the Da Xuan tradition it is very necessary. We have a saying in the school that I’m sure you have heard many times, but I’m going to repeat it once more to really… *ahem* hammer… it home: “The pot that’s regularly taken off …