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Find the Way

Step the Path

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Live in Balance

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Knowing the future is a must for the Taoist adept according to Lao-tzu.

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Lao-tzu, father of Taoism pictureEverything happening in the Universe is the work of Tao. That's why it is important to be in accord with it in order to attain our goals and avoid suffering and failure. This ideal is achieved by developing a way of life based on the careful observation of natural phenomena and the constant use of the oracle of changes (I-ching). This way of life is called Taoism.

The principles of Taoism were defined by Lao-tzu in his famous Tao-te ching. This work inspired a suite of disciples such as Chung-tzu, who amplified and exemplified the basic concepts.

Taoism also proposes specific meditation techniques that aim, among other things, to emotional detachment and the preservation of vital energy.

Taoism is a common practice today even though its origins lie several thousand years ago.

Here we study Taoism both as wisdom and practice.

Online courses

Many of the essential aspects of Taoism can be studied online through our dedicated courses for beginners. These courses are unique on the Internet as they are not limited to a purely theoretical approach. For more details and insight visit the course page here.

We also wrote a series of articles that deepen some of the topics dealt with on this site. More details in the papers section.

Featured articles

Below is the list of the new issues (more will be available soon, so we suggest you subscribe to our newsletter here):

    -> Wu-Wei explained - a paper dealing with this basic concept may be found here.

    -> I-ching Dictionary (PDF) - Explains the main terms in plain words. Click here to learn more.

    - Taoism about Death: Taoist view on death explained in few words and further resources. Click here to learn more...

     

Quotes. - Alan Watts on Alan Watts - perhaps the best Western author dealing with TaoismTaoism.
Certain Chinese philosophers writing in, perhaps, the -5th and -4th centuries, explained ideas and a way of life that have come to be known as Taoism - the way of man's cooperation with the course or trend of the natural world... [more quotes
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 What If?

What if there's no separation,
What if "I" has fallen for its lie,
What if ignorance lead it astray,
What if there's no me to die?

What if every-thing's been provided,
What if all is shared,
What if no false identities,
What if nature truly cared?

What if no words spoken,
What if no sound,
What if stillness I AM,
What if in Presence IT found?

What if "I" let's go completely,
What if there's no me,
What if ALL IS one being,
What if only Truth could be?

WS

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