Entering the Way
In this series of talks, Lama Nicholas explores what it means to live life holistically in terms of balance, oneness and order. He explores the basic principles of holism and unity and contrasts this with the western version of separation and division. Through these series of talks one will come to understand life and health as an inter-connected system which must be constantly adapted to and changed relative to space and time and one’s constitution and circumstances.
This first video is a short introduction to Llama Nicholas's four talks.
Talk 1 - The Way of Harmony and Balance - First part of two
In this talk, Lama Nicholas looks at health and wellness through the principle of balance and harmony. He discusses how this balance comes about by aligning oneself with nature, not in opposition to it, by adapting to the universal laws of the Tao. He compares this perspective with another imbalanced version of reality as seen through duality, opposition, competition, artificiality, separation and absolutism.
Talk 1 - The Way of Harmony and Balance - Second part of two
Talk 2 - The Way of Oneness
In this talk, Lama Nicholas looks at health and wellness through the principle of oneness and how this oneness comes about by becoming one with nature. He compares the Western way of pursuing an absolute truth and reality by separating man from nature and mind from body, with the holisticway of uniting man with nature and in seeing things in terms of relativity and by integrating mind, body and spirit with nature and one’s intrinsic nature and the Tao.
Talk 3 - The Way of Order - coming later in the year
In this talk, Lama Nicholas looks at health and wellness through order and holism and how both are explained through the origins of the I Ching. He explains how this order and unity is maintained by the principles of Qi, Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, and the Eight Directions as interpreted in Feng Shui. He also discusses how our health and wellness are inextricably linked to the Feng Shui of our home, geography, individual constitution, and space and time.
Talk 4 - Entering the Way - coming later in the year
In this talk, Lama Nicholas looks at health and wellness in a practical way by introducing some basic principles of Tai Chi and
Qigong. By elucidating theprinciples of Qi, Yin and Yang and the Five Elements through various Tai Chi and Qigong exercises, one can comes to understand how to find order, balance and harmony in one’s life, thereby achieving oneness with one’s environment, one’s body, one’s mind, one’s spirit- and oneness with the Tao.