I began the Tai Chi in 1987 whilst at college for my BA Hons in Social Science. The format was brought to the UK by Lam Kam Cheun and the praxis is known as Zhang Zhung. It took a while to notice it was not standard Tai Chi, I was shown a lot of chi kung so I just practiced it. If I recall the first couple of years were pretty boring. Zhang Zhung, it turns out, is the spiritual home of Tibetan Buddhism.
In this rather dull period tai chi wise we’d practice sword forms, Choi Lee Fut (kung fu form), 2 man forms, push hands, technique sparring, touch sparring, wrestling and massage. The other guys and girls would sometimes also kit up in protective gear and batter each other in full contact sessions. After about four years tai chi is more interesting in itself at a stage called Man or awareness.
It’s easy enough to write about this now but one does become aware of something tangible. From about 1992 I took an interest in both the local spiritualist church and a meditation called Knowledge taught by Prem Rawat (also known as Maharaji). As it turns out our local mediums had strong links with the Silver Birch book and post war mediumship in the UK.
For four years I was taught rather personally by Maharaji and his instructors. I’d stand up in front of thousands of people or in small rooms and ask questions. First time I saw him in Brighton I stood up and said give me Knowledge. He was nice to me even then now I think about it and just said don’t stick it in a box. After lots of travelling around and many questions later I received the techniques of Knowledge at a plush Hotel in Gatwick Airport, conveniently situated for Maharaji to take off to some other part of the world.
No longer an aspirant for Knowledge but a Premie (trad. translates as divine lover) I turned my attention to studying with the Tibetan Lamas. Many are the heads of lineage such as H H Sakya Trizin, Dzogchen Rinpoche and Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. More extensively with Tenzin Wanyal, and his teacher Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche who taught me Chod, Bardo, dream yoga, Five Elements and an unusual transmission that can be summed up as nothing more than “leave it as it is”.
I am particularly grateful to Khensur Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, Lama Doboon Tulka, His Eminance Luding Khen Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsulrim Rinpoche, His Eminance Rizong Rinpoche, Lama Khemsar, Lama Lekshey and Namkai Norbu and Ringu Tulka.
From 2004 - 2006 I went back to college to study media and video production having sold a late 18th century basement flat that my father and I restored. Filming and lounging around a good while with Nik Turner from Hawkwind I also make trippy videos. I like to mention him as he really is a great inspiration for getting up and doing things. That and his lyrics and associated artwork appear to have shaped UK culture to a large extent. Kd
Where to find Kevin Dwyer online
The Art of Mind
A look at false consciousness as having either positive or negative ends depending on what one wishes to do with it. Focus is the creative potential of false premise and false logic. Overall the idea came to mind of "looking for rain in a cloud" such that many academics purport clarity yet rather like following the raindrops up and gazing into the sky they become drawn into the cloud.
Virus in the Helix
In the not too distant future where insanity has become a plague and spirits feast on the corrupt souls of their victims few options exist but the termination of those afflicted. Renowned Professor Hauser appoints a young doctor out of med school who is thrown straight into the chaos.
Tai Chi Exercises
A short book containing some simple but fundamental Tai Chi Exercises. Practised daily they have a marked effect on the general health and well being. Included are some warm-up exercises, the Pa Tuan Chin energy circulation exercise and methods for straightening the back. Kd.
Fractal Delight is a collection of fractal based imagery with some 3D mixed in. These are the foundations for my video production whereby I play with colours and shapes before I embark on the task of creating an animation. They can be viewed on a tablet sideways or on a larger scale by downloading the PDF from Smashwords and rotating it 90 degrees as the pictures are mostly landscape. Kd.
Advanced Tai Chi and Chi Kung
Precise detail on the practice of Tai Chi up to the level of Wu Li including a unique sequence called Reflection in the Eye of the Dragon Chi Kung which is about connecting to sentient energy. There's also exercises for warming up, circulation and straightening the back. Fully illustrated.
Antique Restoration and Craft Woodwork
A fairly short but thorough look at the subject of antique restoration with some craft woodwork included. There are introductory details that are in the free section of the book and probably some of the projects too. If anyone buying the book has any questions or would like a PDF version which is A4 then get in touch. Kd.
Advanced Vegetarian Cookery
Compared to meat and two veg or just pulling something out of the freezer, vegetarian cookery is quite difficult, so hopefully these recipes make it easy for someone to get a good result.Proportion may be the method, I look at how much red pepper there is to say, sprouts. A general mix of shapes, sizes and colors. Kd.
Clairvoyance, Energy Balancing and Communication with Light
A view of clairvoyance from practice and a Buddhist perspective. Including a transcript of a teaching from Lama HE Rizong Rinpoche given in 2002 on Bodhichitta (Altruistic Intent). Within this context there is a definition of continuity relating to formal western mediumship.The short book has two energy techniques which require some advanced ability or a genuine desire to perceive energy. Kd.
25 Years of Transplantation - A Patient View
Life with a transplant can take one a good deal away from the norms of society to in fact something considerably more real and interesting. I could have written a book on a perspective of society but actually this is simply about having a transplant or two. Just re-published as it was written a couple of years ago. Hopefully it's not too harsh, if it is you'll just have to mail me and complain! Kd
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