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Lao-tzu and Tao-te ching Revealed

A 12-lesson email course for beginners

Lao-tzu heading to West picture 

  • Course Description

The main purpose of this course is to help you understand the ideas and concepts of Tao-te ching. If you read the book, you have seen it is hard to decipher. Why? Because it uses concepts that are not familiar to Western culture, such as Tao or yin-yang. We briefly explain the significance of these concepts and invite you to consult other online resources that help you understand the essence of the book.

Tao-te ching is a book of wisdom that has surpassed its age. In today's world, full of contrasts and anxieties, the book offers us the solution to our often insoluble problems in the professional, material and emotional sphere. This solution materialized in a way of life in accordance with the flow of natural and social events.

The course is made of 12 lessons. Here they are:

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. This is the English translation  of the first chapter with commentaries.

  • Quiz

If you wish to test your acquired knowledge you may take our online quiz upon the completion of the course (not mandatory).

  • Bonuses

Should you take this course now, we'll send you two FREE papers on Lao-tzu and Taoism and the death of Lao-tzu (both PDF).

  • Schedule and delivery

We send you the lessons as emails messages directly to your email address on a schedule, that is, one lesson every two days. This way you have enough time to read them.

  • Interactivity

You may request help with the topics approached during the course long. Please notice that our assistance is provided in real time, by a real person, through email

  • Cost: $25
  • Order now through credit card or PayPal and start reading today:

Note about delivery: Upon the payment confirmation, you'll be given a link to the page providing further information about the registration procedure. Please read and follow.
  • Need Help?

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