Welcome to Shaolin Daily. This site is a journey. Certainly ,this is not a be all, end all explanation of Chan and Taoist studies. More correctly it is about observations that are drawn from my day to day experiences with the practice of the  many arts  of Northern Shaolin. For the last 3 decades I have been engaged in the practice of Meditation, Chi Gung, Tai Chi, Pa Kua, Hsing I,  Li Ho Fa Pa (Water Boxing), Da Chang and Northern Shaolin Kung fu both from a traditional perspective and from the uniquely  American tradition of the New Forest Arts. All under the tutelage of Sifu John Fey the 12 Generation successor of the Blue Dragon Lineage (Laam Loong Pac). This for me is a daily journey where I frequently encounter the brilliance of these amazing traditions while never forgetting that I Know nothing. To be truthful in any unfolding of learning is to realize that learning is rife with contradictions, some days you have brilliance move through you and some days you are dumb as a brick. That is the way of it. My hope is that within the entries to come, a greater picture of why one should engage in a contemplative life will emerge.  I have been so fortunate to be involved with these arts, I am daily engaged in the sense and feeling of Wonder .



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