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What’s New???

Here you find my latest contributions on this membership section of, with the newest additions listed on top. Don’t forget to check my public blog on from time to time either, and sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch. As always, I appreciate any feedback you may have.

  • The website for the upcoming November retreat on “Attuning the Spirit to the Four Qi” is now up and open for registration. We anticipate this retreat to fill up quickly… It is an exploration of Sù Wèn Chapter Two on attuning to the four seasons taught by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, Z’ev Rosenberg, and myself, as the first production of our new Baoming Institute (stay tuned for that).

  • March 5: A new page on “Chinese History and Culture 2,” which is the second module in my three module crash course on Chinese History, Culture, Religion, Philosophy, and Medicine for busy practitioners of Chinese medicine.

  • February 4, 2019: Big things are brewing and stewing in this brand new year of the Yin Earth Pig. Appropriate for the mood of feasting and enjoying abundance in community, my assistants Robyn Sodders and Daniel Schrier have been busy helping me conceptualize and organize a number of nurturing and transformative retreats, all held in truly stunning locations. Here is the information page for “Cloud Hidden Whereabouts Unknown,” a combination herb walk and academic retreat modeled on last year’s success, held in the high mountains outside of Taos, New Mexico, with Z’ev Rosenberg. Registration is now open! Shortly to come are the information and registration pages for two retreats to be held at magical Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island in my own backyard, in late October with Lillian Pearl Bridges and Brenda Hood, and in late November with Z’ev Rosenberg and Elisabeth Rochat. See the ABOUT page for more information on my co-conspirators.

  • January 10, 2019: Some updates to the Chinese History and Culture I page, which grew out of a course I used to teach as a large class and is now a guideline for some mentoring. Watch out for news on upcoming classes later this year that I am busy developing right now, besides working on the forthcoming gynecology book.

  • December 4, 2018: I was going to write a blog for just members on the issue of “seal penises and testes in gynecology” but then decided I should share it publicly, so it went up on my Happy Goat Productions blog instead. Here is the link! I would love to get some feedback from the experienced herbalists among you since vacuity cold is obviously a very important topic in gynecology.

  • Nov. 28, 2018: Q&A post on “Looking for a translation of Sun Simiao’s Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang, vols. 2-4.”

  • Nov. 28 update on communicating with Imperial Mentorship members: I have not received a single positive comment on the Facebook page, so I assume it’s not a helpful addition. We are creating an email list that members can opt in or out on, plus an option to be automatically notified of new posts in the Q&A section. Please drop me a note if you have any preference or idea.