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Below you will find a list of articles I have written. Articles are a way for me to articulate and get more clarity on the ideas, concepts and insights I’m working with at any point in time. While they may have been provoked by my training in the Da Xuan tradition, they do not always accurately reflect the tradition’s perspective on any given topic but rather my own attempt to make sense of what I’m experiencing. I do not tend to go back and update articles so they are only a representation of my position at the particular time of writing.  I hope my writing is of some use to you, please enjoy the articles and feel free to drop me a message if you would like to chat about any or all of the topics contained within!

One of the more difficult aspects of training in the Da Xuan tradition, especially for beginners, is the idea that we want to be oriented towards the process rather than towards the results of the process. When you get into the training deeply enough, you start to realize that the results of the training are …

Practice Every Day

Building a daily routine of practice is no easy task, but in the Da Xuan tradition it is very necessary. We have a saying in the school that I’m sure you have heard many times, but I’m going to repeat it once more to really… *ahem* hammer… it home: “The pot that’s regularly taken off …

One of the most common questions I get when teaching people new to the Da Xuan approach (and in fact prior to this as well) is “am I doing it right?” While perfectly understandable in a modern world that encourages us all to not ever feel like we’re good enough (the honest answer “no, it’s …

The Corona Virus pandemic has hit most corners of the world, and I read somewhere that now more than a billion people are in isolation. To quote Keanu Reeves on the matter: “woah!” For a lot of people this means life just got a little or a lot more difficult. Being forced into isolation is …