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Lao-tzu and Tao-te ching Revealed

A 12-lesson email course for beginners

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Course description

The main purpose of this course is to help you understand the ideas and concepts of Tao-te ching, the famous work ascribed to Lao-tzu (the father of Taoism). If you read the book, you have seen it is difficult to decipher. Why? Because it uses concepts that are not familiar to Western culture, such as Tao, wu, wu-wei, and more. 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, this book offers us the solution to our often insoluble problems in the professional, financial and emotional sphere. This solution materialized in a way of life in accordance with the flow of natural and social occurrences.


Understand the meaning of the basics of Taoism. Find out the specific of the Taoist approach of man and Universe. Step further to the teachings related to the meditation methods and cultivation of mind emptiness.

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 in Tao-te ching
. The Valley Spirit (Female Mystery)
8. Naturalness (tzu-jan)
9. P'u - Simplicity
10. The Art of Meditation in Tao-te ching


11. Confucius Meets Lao-tzu
Treats of the opposing views of Taoism and Confucianism.
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 & bonuses

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

We also offer two free papers should you take this course right now: about Lao-tzu and Taoism and the death of Lao-tzu (both PDF).

Schedule & interactivity

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.

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

Cost: $50 $25

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