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Gary Stier is a Disciple of Grandmaster Lee Wing-Wah, and the current Lineage Successor of his Shen Men Tao System of Internal Chinese Martial Arts, which includes the Old Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan, Sun Style Pa-Kua Chuan, Shansi Hsing-I Chuan, and Wu-Tang Shan Chi-Kung methods. He has taught these styles professionally since 1973, both at his own schools and through local colleges, as well as through seminars and workshops throughout the United States.
Gary has 53 years of training experience since January 1961 in a large variety of Korean, Okinawan, Japanese, and Chinese Martial Arts. Although he is a deacon of Orthodox Christian Church, he also received a number of initiations in the Tibetan Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, and Native American Medicine.
Gary completed post-graduate studies in Classical Chinese Medicine and Medical Qi-Gong, as well as training in Homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, and Reiki. For more than 40 years, he worked as a Professional Primary Health Care Provider, specializing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and continues teaching private inner circle students in Austin, Texas.
This week on SOTT Talk Radio we're joined again by William Patrick Patterson. Listeners can hear the first part of our interview with Mr. Patterson here. After many years as a student of The Fourth Way and discovering no answer to the question that had gradually formed in him—what is the 'self' in self-remembering?—Mr. Patterson was called to explore Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism). In doing so, he realized the full significance of the ideas and practices of The Fourth Way and how this sacred and seminal teaching provided not only the necessary foundation, but was applicable on the very highest levels.
Mr. Patterson is the founder/director of The Gurdjieff Studies Program and has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks, throughout the United States for many years. He has written nine books on the teaching, including Struggle of the Magicians, and has directed, written and narrated the award-winning video trilogy The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, and the just-released video Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves to Individual Self to The Self. Mr. Patterson's latest book is Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: The Man, The Teaching, His Mission.
Tune in this Sunday November 30th, 2014 from 2-3pm EST (11-12am PST / 8-9pm CET/ 7-8pm UTC) for another enlightening discussion on the meaning of all and everything.
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Vijay Mallampati, from Global Peace Creators, is a producer of the film Namo Adi Shankara which was recently released in the United States in Hindi. It is a feature film originally made in Telugu by Producers Nara Jayasridevi and Vijay Mallampati from Global Peace Creators. The film, directed by South Indian Veteran Writer/Director J K Baravi, is now releasing in its Hindi dubbed version. It’s well known cast includes Nagarjuna as Chandala, Kaushik Babu as Adi Shankara, Chiranjeevi as Lord Shiva, Kaamna Jethmalani and introducing Sriramchandra from Indian Idol fame.
The film depicts the life history of Jagadguru Adi Shankara, filmed in the Kaladi village of his childhood. It shows how he convinces his mother to allow him to take Sainthood at an early age in his life, his travel to the Himalayas, learning Siddhis from his first guru, and later taking the Sanyasa from his second guru. Based on his Guru's teachings, he simplifies the explanation of Advaita and spreads the same across India. Finally, he is declared as a Jagadguru in the climax when he announces four branches of Shankara muths and before leaving this abode for his next journey after life. Watch the film trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-JvNaD4Q3I and visit www.namoaadishankara.com for information.
This week Mark talks with Spiritual author Shoonyo Vishal Avchar.
Shoonyo is an international corporate professional - turned writer. He has run meditation retreats and public talks in three countries discussing Zen, Advaita and the 3 Principles. After years of accumulating wisdom in various disciplines he itched to contribute something to the world greater than his professionalism. Leaving his corporate career behind, he acted with conviction on what was a profound calling to formulate his knowledge in the form of this book.
He will be talking with Mark not only about his spiritual journey but also his brand new book 'Looking for the Obvious'
Join them... this promises not only to be an interesting conversation from the standpoint of the 3 principles but will also be of interest to anyone who may have the idea of writing there own book in the future.
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After many years as a student of The Fourth Way and discovering no answer to the question that had gradually formed in him—what is the 'self' in self-remembering?—Mr. Patterson was called to explore Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism). In doing so, he realized the full significance of the ideas and practices of The Fourth Way and how this sacred and seminal teaching provided not only the necessary foundation, but was applicable on the very highest levels.
Mr. Patterson is the founder/director of The Gurdjieff Studies Program and has led groups, as well as given seminars and talks, throughout the United States for many years. He has written nine books on the teaching and directed, written and narrated the award-winning video trilogy The Life & Significance of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff, and the just-released video Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves to Individual Self to The Self. A new video talk has also recently been released: William Patrick Patterson Explores The Life & Teachings of Carlos Castaneda.
His latest book is Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff: The Man, The Teaching, His Mission, and for one day only, this Sunday, September 7th 2014, the book is being offered at $10.00 off the retail price of $45.00.
Join the Sott Team and Mr. Patterson this Sunday, September 7th, 2014 from 2-4pm EST (11am-1pm PST / 8-10pm CET/ 7-9pm GMT) for what promises to be a truly enlightening discussion.
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This week, we are discussing the Tao Te Ching, chapters 24-26.
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In today's satsa?g, we read from chapters 2-3 of the Tao Te Ching, as translated by Steven Mitchell. We discuss the difference between religion and spirituality, and the ineffectiveness of most spiritual practices.
Brandon: So this time I'm actually going to do two chapters from the Tao Te Ching.
Christine: All right.
Brandon: So we'll have some more to discuss. And plus it was all in line with what I wanted to talk about, which I'll mention afterwards. I already told you Christine, but I'll get more exact about it.
Brandon: Okay, so this is the Tao Te Ching chapters 2 and 3.
Christine: Did we do chapter 1 last time seriously? Wow. We're going in order here.
Brandon: Yeah. There's no exact order we should go in.
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.
Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
If you overesteem great men,
people become powerless.
If you overvalue possessions,
people begin to steal.
The Master leads
Global statistics indicate that depression is on the rise, but is medication the only solution for overcoming it? This is the first in a two part series to deeply examine the nature of depression. Kosi will be joined by Pearl Geneste of Lausanne Switzerland to examine what depression is and what it is not and examine ways to shift your perspective of the life limiting aspects of depression than can transform your life.
Our talk series on YOGA is discussing YOGA NIDRA for PTSD and Mental Health with Dr. Richard Miller, Founder of iREST (http://www.irest.us/).
Richard Miller, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher. For over 40 years, Richard Miller has devoted his life and work to integrating the nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism with Western psychology. Among his mentors were Jean Klein, T.K.V. Desikachar and Stephen Chang. Richard is the founding president and CEO of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT. He is also a founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology and a senior advisor for the Baumann Foundation for the study of Awareness and its impact on well-being.
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To watch the video versions of some of our interviews please log into www.qigongmasters.com. Dr. Gunther Weil is an organizational consultant, psychologist, and educator who is also a 40 year veteran of Tai Chi and Qigong. As the founder of Value Mentors, LLC, he provides guidance and support to executives and their organizations in the areas of leadership, innovation, team-building, strategic planning and executive wellness. He has served numerous institutions in the U S and Europe in both the public and private sectors for many decades.
Gunther received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1965. Following his graduate studies he was invited to teach at Brandeis University by Dr. Abraham Maslow, the farther of Humanistic Psychology. He served for 10 years as the CEO of Intermedia Recording Corporation and senior VP of Intermedia Systems Corporation; a publicly held media production and consulting firm. His credits include the hit recording, Jet Airliner, by his music publishing company, No Thought Music, which received both gold and platinum status for sales exceeding two million.
Gunther was the founding Chairman of the National Qigong Association, USA. He studied with a number of leading teachers in the traditions of Gurdjieff, Taoism, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, as well as Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang and Qigong. He worked closely with Mantak Chia in the 1980’s in introducing the Healing Tao system to the West.
In 2001, he received the personal approval of Eckhart Tolle, author of the best sellers, “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth”, to teach and facilitate the Practice of Presence. His program “Qigong As a Portal to Presence,” is an integration of spiritual work and internal energy practices, introducing students to a direct and immediate embodiment of Presence/Awareness through the portal of Qigong.
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