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Find Your Sanctuary in the Tao …

Transform stress,

health problems,

and lack of connection

Awaken your spirit and live vitally as your true self

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Through the Sanctuary of Tao,

  • Discover Taoist wisdom that will help you gain clarity and tranquility in your life
  • Develop a practice of meditation, Qigong, and/or Tai Chi to nourish your body and spirit
  • Join a community where people come together to learn, practice, & support each other

Learn more about the Sanctuary of Tao and how we serve you.

What Is Taoism?

Taoism is a philosophy that emerged thousands of years ago in China. Its practical wisdom guides us along a pathway toward restoring ourselves to optimum health and wellbeing, living from our spirit, and experiencing the Tao—a state of oneness with “Infinite Love, Infinite Wisdom, and Infinite Simplicity.” More on Taoism…

What Is the Tao?

“The Tao is unknowable, vast, eternal. As undifferentiated void, pure spirit, it is the mother of the cosmos; as non-void, it is the container, the sustainer, and, in a sense, the being of the myriad objects, permeating all.”—John Blofeld, Taoism: The Road to Immortality.

This Divine Current [Tao] is above time, space, and ‘existence’ itself but It fills, guides and nourishes the Universe according to Its own laws. It is Infinite Love, Infinite Wisdom, and Infinite Simplicity and contains infinite potentialities.”—Peter Goullart, The Monastery of Jade Mountain. More on the Tao…

What Is Your Personal Tao?

Taoist seek to find and follow their personal tao. Your “personal tao” means finding your natural ways of being and your own path in life. Each of us is a unique expression of the whole–the Tao. Living our personal tao is about stripping away our unhelpful conditioning and living authentically from that true essence. More on living your personal tao…


Live Community Call & The Tao of Less Stress Program

We would like to announce a free (or optional donation-based) five-week program, The Tao of Less Stress.

Stuart has invited a dedicated member and student of Sanctuary of Tao, William McCracken, to offer something we feel everyone can benefit from right now, a program based on Stuart’s book Tao of No Stress, teaching Taoist practices and philosophical approaches to relieve stress and anxiety.

Learn more about the Tao of Less Stress program



With any simple practice or teaching in Taoism, there are always many more layers to delve deeper into, and many more ways to expand and strengthen your practice.

Combining depth of knowledge with a logical, step-by-step manner of learning, our online programs support your journey toward wellness, wisdom, and awakening.

Learn more about our programs

Sanctuary of Tao Membership

Become a supporter of the Sanctuary of Tao with a tax-deductible membership for just $9/month (paid annually for a total of $108/year) and you can,

  • Learn the 16-posture Tai Chi form that offers the same benefits as a long-form

  • Learn a Taiji Qigong practice you can do anywhere, in minutes

  • Learn Five-Animal Qigong to revitalize your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and stomach

  • Engage in-depth with Taoist philosophy through our bi-monthly Tao De Jing Class

  • And much more! 

To continue showing our appreciation, we will regularly add new content to our Membership Area, including the latest talks, webinars, and recordings of various seminars and classes.

Learn more and become a member of the Sanctuary of Tao!

Free Resources

Taoist Practice

Through our free library area, we provide resources to help you get started or enhance your practice of meditation, Qigong, Tai Chi, chanting, or scripture contemplation.

Taoist Philosophy

Through our podcast, blog, and monthly newsletter we present Taoist perspectives and concepts that you can apply to your practice and life to support your cultivation.

Taoist Calendar and Astrology

We also offer a Taoist Calendar with all the holidays, festivals, and auspicious days that Taoists recognize, as well as the Chinese Astrology for each day, month, and year. Here you can also find a calculator and chart with instructions for determining your, or anyone else’s, Chinese Astrological signs.

Taoist Community

We also invite you to like our Facebook page to connect with a global community sharing Taoist topics, stories, and ideas, and receive support from our teachers and staff. Come back over the next few months to our Facebook page to find new talks, tips, and teachings.

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