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A 12-lesson email course for beginners

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  • Description

Most of the readers who perused the Tao-te ching by Lao-tzu admitted they met many difficulties in understanding its meaning. Words like Tao, wu-wei or wu, which form the very core of the Book, have nothing to do with our modern language and goals. They seem rather esoteric, tangled, useless.

This is why we designed this course addressing the basic concepts of Tao-te ching explained in plain words. It is a valuable guide for beginners one should take before reading the Book.

In short, you learn about Tao, yin-yang, wu-wei, wu, an more, that is, the basic teachings of Lao-tzu's Book and the Taoist spirituality.

  • Schedule and delivery

This course is made of 12 lessons sent as emails messages directly to your email address on a schedule of one lesson every two days. This way you have enough time to read them all.

  • Lessons

1. Who Is Lao-tzu?
2. Introduction to the Tao-te ching (name, structure, concepts)
3. What is Tao?
4. What is Emptiness (wu)?
5. What is Nondoing (wu-wei)?
6. Yin and Yang Principles in Tao-te ching
. The Spirit of Mysterious Valley
8. Naturalness (tzu-jan)
9. P'u - Simplicity
10. The Art of Meditation in Tao-te ching


11. Several Mistakes Made by Westerners when Dealing with the Basics in Tao-te ching
12. Translation of the First Guodian Lao-tzu Chapter with Commentaries.
The Guodian Tao-te ching is the oldest version of the Book discovered recently.


- Lao-tzu and Taoism (PDF)
- At the Death of Lao-tzu
A short commentary on a story by Chuang-tzu, the greatest disciple of Lao-tzu, explaining why Lao-tzu was not a Great Man. (Worth $5.95)

  • Interactivity

We provide full email interactivity with this course. Should you need further assistance with the lessons topics just send your email to Jhian, the course author, and he will reply in no time.

  • Cost: $40
  • Order this course now through PayPal by clicking the button below:

NOTE abut course delivery:
Upon the completion of the payment you'll be giving a link leading to the course page. Click the link a follow the instruction on how to start right now.

  • Help

Need help? Please check our help page  here or contact us at support@taopage.org. We are glad to assist you

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