Patrick A Kelly
Taiji & Dao
Patrick began his inner journey at the age of 21, 2 years later in 1973 he began to work with an experienced student of Daoist and Taiji Master Huang Xingxian. In 1977 he moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he studied full time in Master Huang's school. In 1979, following tradition, Master Huang accepted Patrick Kelly as his personal disciple - the only non-Chinese to ever enter Huang's inner-school. From that time Patrick Kelly travelled and taught beween Asia, Australasia and Europe.
Gnostic & Yogi Work
Simultaneously Patrick worked closely both with the Naqshibandi Gnostic Sage Abdullah Dougan for 14 years until Abdullah's death in 1987 and for 30 years with the Raja Yogi Mounimaharaj of Rajasthan who died in 2007 at more than 105 years old.
At the express wish of his teachers, with the aim of making available the esoteric principles of internal development through the practice of True Taiji, Patrick established a Europe wide teaching network. This is a loose association of mature intelligent practitioners - with no committees, no fees, no rules, no obligations, no school to join and none to leave - people simply practice what is taught with more or less energy and intelligence according to their choice. Within it 100 senior practitioners (20+ years Taiji and 14+ years with Patrick) along with 150 close practitioners (average 14 to 20 years Taiji) teach some thousands of students through their fully independent schools.
Patrick's true contact, both external and internal, with the 3 great streams of esoteric teachings - the East Asian, the Indian and the Middle Eastern/European - supports this teaching, which aims to lead people deeply inside themselves towards the one formless Source which has no name. Patrick's experiences within these 3 streams enliven his teaching. This worldwideway might condense to a few words:
"Seek a broad balance of experience in life":
Externally - help others, harm no-one.
Internally - understand others, change yourself.
Feel gratitude for whatever life brings.
This will bring outer life, including your own body, under the influence of your inner being, rather than the body and its contacts with outer life ruling the inner life, as is the case for unrefined people.
(Abdullah Dougan: make the body obedient).
using any helpful exercises or meditations, inward through the 3 levels of human existence, Deep-body, Deep-emotional and Deep-mental (etheric, astral and celestial or jing, qi, shen).
This will cause the inner being, which lives within the 3 spheres of human existence - etheric, astral and celestial - to gradually move its base to deeper levels within the inner worlds
(Abdullah Dougan: make the inner being passive).
"Reach out for the Beyond":
realising, as the Beyond grows within,
that your outer human existence is next to nothing. This will cause the inner being to gradually dissolve its outer structure and merge with the True Self
(Abdullah Dougan: destroy the ego).