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Red Envelope Offerings

Over the years we’ve had many students question the purpose of using red envelopes in making offerings, gifts, and donations to others, so here’s a brief explanation of this practice. “Red envelope” (紅包, Hong Bao) literally translates as “red package.” They are traditionally used in Chinese culture for the giving of money at New Year,...

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Thoughts on the Tao De Jing

When a person of high learning hears about the Dao, they practice it diligently. When a person of mediocre learning hears about the Dao, they hear it but don’t really listen to it. When a person of inferior learning hears about the Dao, they laugh about it loudly. If the Dao was not laughed at,...

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