The Taoist Institute
Helping You To Find the Path of Serenity for Your Life
The roots of Taoism reach back to the ancient Shamanic traditions of China 3,000 years ago. These currents were eventually expressed in poetic philosophy by the sages Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu. They taught that the source of all manifestation was ever present but beyond the limitations of verbal expression. The way to experience Tao was to become receptive, to empty the mind of limiting preconceptions and to harmonize with the flow of nature. Today, Taoism in the United States is characterized by the emergence of the “secret” traditions into the marketplace of the New Age subculture and the Chinese martial arts such as Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan. There are now a wide variety of Taoist methods and disciplines readily available to the interested student. Find out more about Taoism.
The Immortals Weekend
May 21-22, 2016
Dr. Carl Totton invites you to join us for a unique weekend experience. It is the birthdays of two of the most illustrious of the Taoist Eight Immortals, Lu Tung Pin (Lü Dongbin) and his teacher Chung-li Chüan (Zhongli Quan). These auspicious ones are directly responsible for our particular Taoist tradition, the Tao Tan Pai (Dao Dan Pai) or Taoist Elixir Style of internal alchemy and qigong. Present this weekend will be several Taoist Abbots meeting for a first ever Conclave to discuss the future of our traditions.
Zen Master Yo Hoon Kim
May 22, 2016: 10am – 1pm
Master Yo Hoon Kim will present a unique seminar and workshop experience encompassing consciousness, meditation, and right thinking. His clear and lucid manner of communicating ancient teachings is a rare opportunity to experience direct transmission from an undivided and nondual mind. Learn how to be here now.
Tendon Change Classic
May 21, 2016: 10am – 12pm
Wave Hands: Many Internal systems have “tendon change” exercises that tone & realign the body. This “Wave Hands” exercise looks simple from the outside, but has sixteen key phrases to be activated internally. The difficulty of translating these phrases kept Sifu Lew from teaching “Wave Hands” to the public. This exercise will make you taller, lengthen your arms, strengthen your spine for meditation, and wrote Sifu Lew: “has special benefits for ridding you of any disease”. Learn this powerful and rarely taught transformative jewel.
Awakening The Illuminated Heart
June 24, 25, 26, 27, 2016
This 4 day workshop is based on the past 40 years’ work of Drunvalo Melchizedek, author of The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life series and the book, Living in the Heart. It is filled with meditations, healing, and exercises that help you on your way to Conscious Ascension. In it, you will learn to activate the beams of light around your head that form a halo, reconnect the pineal gland to your heart, enter the tiny space of your heart, and learn to live and create from this sacred place. Your will learn to activate your natural Merkaba which will become permanent immediately! Every participant benefits greatly from this amazing experience. Come along and join with us. Several years’ worth of ancient knowledge is transmitted in 4 days!
What’s this Tao all About? is a lighthearted journey through the wisdom of the Tao hosted by a Tao Master and a guy who’s hosted a bunch of comedy podcasts. In this first-of-its-kind Taoism podcast, Dr. Carl Totton and Tod Perry discuss the basic concepts of Taoism, chapters of “The Tao Te Ching,” and most importantly, how it can help you find peace and happiness in today’s world.
Chinese Internal Health and Martial Arts Classes With Grandmaster Carl Totton
Professor Carl Totton is the founder of the Taoist Institute. He has studied the Chinese healing, spiritual, and martial arts for over 45 years and is licensed as a clinical and educational psychologist.
He is certified as both a Reiki master, and qigongand martial arts grandmaster. He has worked in many clinical settings including private practice, hospitals, community mental health clinics, schools, and a college counseling center.
He teaches classes in all of the traditional Chinese internal and external martial arts including:
- Kung fu/chuan fa (Shaolin & Taoist)
- Monk Fist and Splashing Hands
- Chinese and Hawaiian kenpo
- Tai Chi Chuan
- Pa Kua Chang, Hsing-I Chuan, Lu Ho Ba Fa (Water Boxing)
- Chin Na (Joints locks & grappling)
Professor Totton also teaches qigong, Taoist meditation, and tui na, the ancient Chinese method of acupressure massage and medical qigong. Find out more about Dr. Carl Totton, the professional services he provides, and the classes that are available at the Taoist Institute in North Hollywood, California.
Learn More with Professional Training DVDs at Home
You can learn more, sharpen your skills, and train at home with Dr. Carl Totton’s DVD series. With DVDs on Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, internal martial arts combat, and the exciting Monk Fist series, you can learn the secrets of Dim Muk, Dim Xue, and Dim Ching. Visit our online store to browse the full selection of internal health and martial arts DVDs to build your skills at home.
A Full Range of Professional Services to Build Serenity and Regain Energy
Dr. Carl Totton does much more than teach classes at the Taoist Institute. He is a California State Licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in advanced psychology, energy healing methods, consciousness and altered states and uses a variety of techniques and methods to promote health and inner energy and serenity. Find out more about his specialized training and about his professional services.
- Flower of Life, Earth-Sky-Heart
- Monroe Institute Hemi-Sync Technology
- Remote Viewing
- Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
- Healing The Light Body
Chi Kung or Qigong
Chinese Meditation & Yoga
Mondays 8:30-9:30 PM
Tai Chi Chuan & Tai Chi Qigong
Sunday 10-11 AM & Monday 6-7 PM
Chinese Kung Fu & Chuan Fa
The Core System
Sunday 12:30-1:30 PM & Tuesday 7-8:30 PM
Internal Chinese Martial Arts
Pa Kua Chang, Hsing-I Chuan, Lu Ho Ba Fa
By appointment only
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