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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

This course is made for people interested in Tao-te ching, the work ascribed to Lao-tzu, and mainly in the meaning of the basic concepts developed by its author such as tao, yin-yang, wu (emptiness) and wu-wei (nondoing).

We explain all these concepts in plain words and address beginners. So you don't need any prior knowledge of Taoism in order to follow this course.

Further resources are also suggested should you wish to study more in depth.

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 spiritual 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.

Quiz & bonuses

You may test your acquired knowledge by taking the online quiz (not mandatory).

You'll be given two free papers about Lao-tzu and Taoism (both PDF):

  • Lao-tzu and Taoism;
  • At the Death of Lao-tzu (commenting on a story by Chuang-tzu - the most important Lao-tzu's disciple - dealing with the question if Lao-tzu was a true Master).

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.

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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