Taoism Online Courses

Initiation into Taoism - Level  1 

What is Taoism

- A 12-lesson course
delivered through email -


Course description

This course provides teachings about the main Taoism topics, such as tao, wu-wei and wu. We explain their meaning and the features related to them. We also suggest further resources to continue your initiation into Taoism.

Please note that we don't deal with the religious Taoism. Our approach is inspired mainly by Lao-tzu's Tao-te ching Taoism viewed like a way of life.

This course is the level one of our three-level Taoism initiation course. It is followed by level two - dedicated to the I-ching matters - and level three - dealing with the Taoist meditation methods.

If you take all the three levels at once you benefit from a discount.

Here are the lessons of this level:

1. What is Taoism?
2. About Adaptation and "Natural Trends"
3. Sources of Taoism
4. Masters of Taoism
5. What is Tao?
6. About Yin and Yang
7. Emptiness (wu)
8. Nondoing (wu-wei)
9. Fu - Return
10. Meditation in Taoism


new Ho-shang kung and Tao-te ching
Provides the commentaries on Tao-te ching, chapter 6, by the Riverside Elder.

new Wang Pi and Tao-te ching
Provides the commentaries on Tao-te ching, chapter 6, by Wang Pi.

Quiz & Bonuses

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

We also offer four bonuses should you take this course right now:

    - Alan Watts on Taoism - a collection of commented abstracts from Alan Watts' book Tao: The Watercourse-Way (PDF);

    - Lao-tzu and Asceticism - paper dealing with the question whether Lao-tzu was the adept of asceticism (PDF);

    - Master Lu Commentary on the Tao - a short commentary on the meaning of the Tao (chapter 1 of the Tao-te ching) (PDF);

    - Taoism Dictionary - the main terms and concepts explained in plain words (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 all.

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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