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11 min.
Mar 31 2021
Dao: History and Meaning

Different forms of contemplative practices have been one of the key elements in Daoist tradition. This essay will appear in four parts dealing with:

  1. History and definition of contemplation in Daoist texts

  2. Contemplative practices and concept of bod…

Demi Powell
4 min.
Aug 6 2018
Let Some Tao Non-Action Into Your Action

Though the Tao Te Ching isn’t among the planet’s most talked spiritual texts, at least relative to the amount of attention the Bible, Quran, and Buddhist and Hindu doctrines receive, Laozi’s slim volume of directions has massively influenced the way we th…

Mona Vaughn
5 min.
Aug 3 2018
Taoism In Modern China

Last month, Shanghai’s City God Temple played host to a solemn congregation assembled in celebration of the birth of Laozi, an ancient philosopher broadly called the founder of Chinese Taoism. The service has been held on the 15th day of the next month in…

Mona Vaughn
5 min.
Mar 29 2018
The Differences between Taoism, Buddhism and Shenism (“Chinese Folk Belief”)

Chinese Traditional Religions

With around 400 million adherents Chinese folk religion is the third major religion in the world comprising about 6% of world population. In China, more than 30% of the population adheres to Shenism or Taoism. In Taiwan, She…

Mona Vaughn
3 min.
Mar 29 2018
This Ancient Chinese Breathing Technique Reduces Stress, Rejuvenates the Blood, Bones, and Immune System,

ack in 1983, renowned Taoist master Mantak Chia introduced to the West a practice which has revolutionized the way we view healing — bone breathing. One of the first students to learn the technique was a middle aged woman from Los Angeles, California, who…

Rita Summers
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