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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).

This book offers the basics of Taoism - a startling way of life developed by the ancient Masters to accommodate the ever changing conditions of the Universe and avoid failure and even premature death.

We briefly explain the significance of these concepts and suggest further online resources to extend your acquired knowledge.

Finally, you can take our Tao Practice in the Day to Day Life to learn how to apply the Taoist teachings in your everyday life (see the bottom links).

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

    1. Who was Lao-tzu?
    2. Introduction to the Tao-te ching (name, structure, concepts)
    3. What is Tao?
    4. What is Wu (Emptiness)?
    5. What is Wu-Wei (Nondoing)?
    6. Yin and Yang in Tao-te ching
    . The Valley Spirit (Female Mystery)
    8. Naturalness (Tzu-jan)
    9. Simplicity (P'u)
    10. The Art of Meditation in Tao-te ching
    11. Confucius Meets Lao-tzu
    The historical meeting of the two Masters and its meaning.
    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. We offer the English translation of the first chapter with commentaries. More chapters will be available soon.

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: $25

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