Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

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Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby /johnny\ » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:11 am

So I practiced some metta meditation out of the blue and then later and the next day i noticed that when visualizing my qi it was totally white, like pure, bright light. normally it varies from light yellow in my heart and head dan tiens too a fiery orangy yellow in my lower dan tien.

i realize it's all in my head. but it's significant because i made no mental connection between the two practices whatsoever, i had no expectations or hopes that they would influence each other, nor had i ever heard anything about this. i just did metta meditation because i felt like it and then later was just doing my normal qigong like always and that's just how it looked in my minds eye.

anyone else experience this?

Also, any information or experiences with qi and buddhism would be interesting and welcome to hear.

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby dakini_boi » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:21 pm

Well that makes sense because metta can have the effect of regulating and purifying one's qi.

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby /johnny\ » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:58 am

dakini_boi wrote:Well that makes sense because metta can have the effect of regulating and purifying one's qi.


thanks, do you know any more about it?

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby dakini_boi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:17 am

Disordered/polluted qi is mainly caused by afflictive emotions. Metta is an antidote to afflictive emotions - because afflictive emotions are all based on self-clinging, and metta pacifies self-clinging. At least, that's how I understand it! :namaste:

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby /johnny\ » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:23 am

dakini_boi wrote:Disordered/polluted qi is mainly caused by afflictive emotions. Metta is an antidote to afflictive emotions - because afflictive emotions are all based on self-clinging, and metta pacifies self-clinging. At least, that's how I understand it! :namaste:


awesome. thanks, any books you recommend?

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby dakini_boi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:52 pm

I don't have a specific book to recommend, but basic books on Chinese medicine often explain how the emotions affect the movement of qi. I know you were asking about Buddhist qigong in another thread - there are a couple books I know of that cover a wide range of qigong practices, and have sections in them discussing Buddhist qigong . . . these books are "The Roots of Chinese Qigong" and "Qigong Empowerment." You may be able to find them at your library.

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby /johnny\ » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:28 am

dakini_boi wrote:I don't have a specific book to recommend, but basic books on Chinese medicine often explain how the emotions affect the movement of qi. I know you were asking about Buddhist qigong in another thread - there are a couple books I know of that cover a wide range of qigong practices, and have sections in them discussing Buddhist qigong . . . these books are "The Roots of Chinese Qigong" and "Qigong Empowerment." You may be able to find them at your library.


sweet, thanks! i'll look them up.

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Re: Qigong and metta, and Qigong in Buddhist practice...

Postby Osho » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:25 am

Kenneth Cohen's
The Way of QiGong... the art and science of Chinese energy healing.
is comprehensive.
More about Mindfulness here
http://bemindful.co.uk/

" A Zen master's life is one continuous mistake."
(Dogen).


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