Taoism

  • Taoist Immortal Lu Dongbin (Lu Tung Pin): An Introduction

    Taoist Immortal Lu Dongbin (Lu Tung Pin): An Introduction

    5/12/2021 11:01:35 AM

    The most well-known of the Eight Immortals—and sometimes portrayed as their leader - is Lu Dongbin (also spelled Lu Tung-Pin), who is considered, in various contexts, as the patron of jugglers, magicians, barbers, and neidan: a true Renaissance man! What we know of his historical life was that he was a Tang dynasty scholar and poet.

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  • An Insider`s Look at Taoist Cosmology

    An Insider's Look at Taoist Cosmology

    5/10/2021 9:25:59 AM

    Every spiritual tradition has a defined (or implied) cosmology: a story about the origin of the universe--about how the world as we perceive it comes into existence. 

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  • The Eight Immortals Of Taoism

    The Eight Immortals Of Taoism

    4/12/2021 10:52:16 AM

    For devout believers, a central tenet of the ancient Chinese practice of Taoism is the belief that adhering to certain beliefs and practices can lead to very long life, even immortality.

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  • Overview of Internal Alchemy in Taoism

    Overview of Internal Alchemy in Taoism

    4/5/2021 11:15:53 AM

    nner Alchemy or Neidan, a term often used synonymously with Qigong, is the Taoist art and science of gathering, storing, and circulating the energies of the human body. 

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  • Daoism in China Schools, Main Tenets, and the History of Practicing ``The Tao``

    Daoism in China Schools, Main Tenets, and the History of Practicing "The Tao"

    3/24/2021 9:51:57 AM

    Daoism or 道教 (dào jiào) is one of the major religions indigenous to China. The core of Daoism is in learning and practicing “The Way” (Dao) which is the ultimate truth to the universe. 

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  • What Does the Yin-Yang Symbol Mean?

    What Does the Yin-Yang Symbol Mean?

    3/17/2021 9:13:24 AM

    The most well-known of Taoist visual symbols is the Yin-Yang, also known as the Taiji symbol. The image consists of a circle divided into two teardrop-shaped halves—one white and the other black. Within each half is contained a smaller circle of the opposite color. 

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  • The Taoist Five Elements

    The Taoist Five Elements

    3/12/2021 8:59:32 AM

    According to Taoist cosmology, Yin-Qi and Yang-Qi – the primordial feminine and masculine energies – produce what are known as the “Five Elements.” The Five Elements, in turn, give birth to the “ten-thousand things,” i.e. all of manifest existence. The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

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  • The Three Purities of Taoism

    The Three Purities of Taoism

    2/26/2021 9:20:16 AM

    The Three Purities, or the Three Pure Ones, are the highest deities in the Taoist pantheon. They function, for Taoism, in a similar way to the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) of Christianity, or the Trikaya (Dharmakaya, Samboghakaya, and Nirmanakaya) of Buddhism. They represent three aspects of the divinity inherent in all living beings.

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  • Laozi, the Founder of Taoism

    Laozi, the Founder of Taoism

    2/26/2021 9:06:35 AM

    Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu, is a Chinese legendary and historical figure who is considered to be the founder of Taoism. The Tao Te Ching, Taoism’s most sacred text, is believed to have been written by Laozi.

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  • Gender and Taoism

    Gender and Taoism

    2/24/2021 10:30:03 AM

    According to Taoist practice, at the deepest level of our being—in our spiritual essence—we are neither man nor woman. Learn how this concept applies throughout Taoism, including its history, scriptures, ceremonies, and tradition.

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  • The Shamanic Origins of Taoism. The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

    The Shamanic Origins of Taoism. The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

    2/22/2021 10:14:16 AM

    The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China

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  • About the Tao Te Ching

    About the Tao Te Ching

    10/9/2020 10:27:51 AM

    “Tao Te Ching” is the Wade-Giles romanization of the original Chinese title. Depending on the specific set of rules one follows, it can also be written like “Tao-te Ching” — with the hyphen and the second character in lowercase.

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  • Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained

    Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained

    10/9/2020 10:11:47 AM

    Originally written by a sage named Lao Tzu over 2,500 years ago, the Tao Te Ching is one of the most succinct—and yet the most profound—spiritual texts ever written. 

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  • Taoism – a part of the Three Religions of Vietnam

    Taoism – a part of the Three Religions of Vietnam

    2/10/2017 9:43:53 PM

    Tam Giao, which includes Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, plays the key role in Vietnamese religion. “Tao” means “path” or “way” that turns Taoists’ thoughts to health, longevity, immortality and spontaneity.

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  • Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao

    Taoism 101: Introduction to the Tao

    3/8/2016 10:11:33 AM

    Taoism teaches a person to follow their breath, to embrace wonder and the joy in living gracefully with style. So here is the modern practical guide to living as a Taoist!

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  • A Short History of Daoism

    A Short History of Daoism

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Daoism is an organised religious tradition that has been continuously developing and transforming itself through China, Korea and Japan for some two thousand years. Now it has spread around the globe from Sydney to Toronto and includes among its followers people from a whole range of ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

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  • The Value of the Tao

    The Value of the Tao

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    What makes the Tao so special? Authentic traditions of the Tao emphasize practical teachings that anyone can follow, so we cannot stop at simplistic slogans like “the Tao is priceless.” We also cannot avoid answering the question with glib statements like “the specialness of the Tao cannot be expressed with words.”

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