Ian is a Daoist priest and teacher known for his clear articulation of traditional wisdom. With a background in poetry, painting, and philosophy, he brings precision and sensitivity to the language of the subtle and profound. He is the Abbot and Founder of the Northern Dipper Temple, and the author of Mapping the Mystery: Daoist Inner Alchemy in the Diagram of the Inner Realm, forthcoming from Singing Dragon (Hachette).
Inner Alchemy, or NeiDan (“nay-dawn”), is one of the treasures of the Daoist tradition. It is a method of meditative practice including mudras, mantras, movements and visualization that work together to remove the obstacles in our bodies and minds, opening us to see things as they truly are. At the same time, Inner Alchemy is […]
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