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A 12-lesson email course by Jhian and the Way of Perfect Emptiness

Status: Continuous

  • Description

This course is a beginners guide to the meaning of Tao-te ching. You'll learn about tao, yin-yang, wu-wei and wu, that is, the core teachings of Lao-tzu's Book or the basics of Taoism spirituality.

You may start now and benefit from the bonuses offer: two papers on the meaning of the first Guodian Lao-tzu paragraph and the things Westerners mistaken when dealing with this Book.

The course addresses beginners and offers all the resources necessary. Finally you may take the online quiz to check your acquired knowledge (not mandatory).

  • Schedule and delivery

This course is made of 12 lessons written in html format. We send you the lessons as emails messages directly to your email address on a schedule basis, that is, one lesson every two days. This way you have enough time to read them.

  • Lessons

1. Who Is Lao-tzu?
About Lao-tzu, his life and concepts.
2. Lao-tzu Meets Confucius
The historical meeting and its spiritual meaning.
3. Introduction to the Tao-te ching (name, structure, concepts)
Short introduction to the content of Tao-te ching.
4. What is Tao?
Tao is the main concept of Lao-tzu and Taoism. But what is the view on Tao of Lao-tzu himself?
5. What is Emptiness (wu)?
The same as above, we teach you the emptiness.
6. What is Nondoing (wu-wei)
Same as above, we teach you the nondoing.
7. Yin and Yang Principles in Tao-te ching
Yin and Yang as they appear in Tao-te ching.
8. The Spirit of Mysterious Valley
One of the most obscure concepts of Tao-te ching is explained here.
9. The Art of Meditation in Tao-te ching
Is there any hint to meditation techniques in Tao-te ching?
10. Lao-tzu and Taoism
Taoism derived mainly from the concepts of Lao-tzu and Tao-te ching. But what about Lao-tzu and Taoism?


11. Several Mistakes Made by Westerners when Dealing with the Basics in Tao-te ching
A short essay showing the way one must approach the Tao-te ching paragraphs on some basics.

12. Translation of the First Guodian Lao-tzu Paragraph with Commentaries.
Guodian Lao-tzu / Tao-te ching is the newest and the oldest version of the Book discovered recently. Jhian Yang offers a short commentary on the first paragraph plus his own translation.

  • Interactivity

We provide full email interactivity with this course. This means you may send your questions to the teacher, and receive quick answers. You can ask about everything related to the course, during the course long. Please note that the replies are customized to answer your specific questions. This is one of the benefits of the email teaching: your question is answered by a real person with care for its specificity.

  • Teacher: Jhian Yang (jhian@taopage.org)
  • Cost: $25
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