Richard's Blog

The Winter Brocade

Herewith announcing a reconstructed video of The Winter Brocade, made many moons ago.  Apologies for quality. This wonderful qigong exercise flexes and bends every muscle and joint, and settles the […]

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Awakening to Reality

Do you know those times when you just know?  When you see things – just as they are?   This insight (an important word, nearly as crucial as ‘imagination’) is the […]

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New Site, Old Truth

Welcome to my new site.  I am in process of tidying up and rearranging the furniture, as it were; so bear with me.  On the front page you will see […]

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Crusted Ice and Snow

Latest selfie (how obsessed can we get!) reminds me of the introductory poem to my translation of Zhang Boduan’s Awakening to Reality!….. Myself – I was guest at Green-City Mountain, […]

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New Facebook Page!

I have created a new facebook page for my latest book of translations.  It is titled Essential Texts in Chinese Medicine.  This publication arose out of The Single Idea in […]

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March 23, 2015

Here is Sun Simiao’s great evocation to health, from his pillow-book (7th cent.): The wheel of heaven turns, it mounts up above and falls below. The track of human affairs […]

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Different to the Crowd

Welcome!  This is my first post for over a year, I have been getting the site in some order.  But wait!  What is this Laozi says? BANISH LEARNING AND PUT […]

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The Great Intent

This is my new book.  There is plenty to say about this work – which is a continuation of the translations I began in the 1980’s, when I returned from […]

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