Author: Wendy

The Great Learning • Da Xue 大學 Confucian Teaching

The way of great learning lies in illuminating bright virtue; Holding people dear and stopping only at utmost goodness. To illuminate brightest virtue under Heaven, ancients governed their states first. To govern their states, they first put their families in order. To put their families in order, they first cultivated their body. To cultivate their body, […]

Historical Chinese Medicine Museum

Kam Wah Chung & Company, a general store that sold Chinese medicine, is a time capsule of late 1800’s Chinese medicines, culture and history. Originally a general store and community center that purveyed Chinese medicine was residence to Kam Wah Chung and his wife, the shop’s owners. Gold rush activity in 1862 generated an influx […]

Solidarity With Those In Suffering

In the day-to-day, it may not enter one’s mind to consider the people and other sentient beings who live in states of suffering. Suffering is an ageless facet of living. Sickness, torment, and deep pain are moment-to-moment states of existence which isolate. In their isolation, we are unlikely to encounter those who are in suffering […]

Sincerity

真 When the sage embraces her/his divine heart, her voice can move and transform the world. One who lacks purity and sincerity cannot move others. When a person has the truth within, the shen-spirit may move amongst the external world with highest degree of sincerity. One who forces himself to lament, though may sound sad, […]

How to make your own nut milks — A healthy alternative

Why We Need A Substitute Undoubtedly, you have heard the true story behind milk products; of enslaving animals, keeping mothers continually lactating by inseminating them to perpetuate lactation, and then stealing the babies away who would then suckle the milk made by their mothers for them. This statement is not an exaggeration and no part […]

Year of The Earth Dog

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR 2018! The 11th of the twelve terrestrial branches is dog. The dog is a creature who keeps watch and is skillful in its selection of people; it will keep anyone away who is not what s/he should be. A dog will not forsake its master due to poverty or status. In […]

Kwan Yin

There is a Chinese phrase: A heart that is burdened by hurt or that houses anger is like a poison dragon. Metaphors are intrinsic of Kwan Yin. Riding upon a dragon, the dragon, symbolic of potent energy which can be put to great use, as dragon is an envoy of heaven; Kwan Yin, bodhisattva of […]

Wei Qi, the Body’s Innate “Flu Shot”

In Chinese medical theory, Wei Qi is fierce, combative energy from nutrition, says the Ling Shu, a medical text compiled in the 1st century BCE, one of two parts of a larger work known as the Huangdi Neijing, or The Yellow Emporer’s Divine Classic. Wei QI is lively and agitated and circulates in superficial tissues, […]

The Water Element in Nature

Shuǐ 水 We are microcosms of the natural world, unfolding our human destiny on a beautiful blue planet where a mosaic of water nourishes and patterns life. Attuned to nature’s rhythms and vibrations, in essence, we are one and the same. Though this world seems stable and solid, nothing here is permanent; but like water, […]

Acupuncture Detoxification Treatment

ACUPUNCTURE DETOX An abstinence-oriented, chemical-free, no-nonsense approach to breaking chemical addiction. Acu-Detox treatment begins with inserting sterile ear acupuncture needles into the 5 detox points on each ear, for up to 40 minutes. The 5 detox points have been shown to effectively address the major organs in the body that are negatively impacted by the […]

 
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