Overcome stress, lack of energy, and health problems and find your Way to heath, well-being, and spiritual awakening, so you can live vitally as your true self.
• Discover Taoist wisdom on following the natural Way of the Tao and the personal tao (way) of your spirit.
• Develop a practice of meditation, Qigong, or Tai Chi to nourish your body and awaken your spirit.
• Join a community where people come together to learn, practice, and support each other.
The Taoist Way to Well-Being
Taoists believe nature has the solution to every problem
And that following the natural Way nourishes the nature within us
Following our inner nature is living our personal Tao
Living the natural Way in accordance with our personal Tao strengthens our internal energies
—our Qi (vital energy, breath), Jing (sexual essence, physical substance), and Shen (spirit, mind, consciousness)
Nourishing our body (Qi and Jing) awakens our spirit, and awakening our spirit enlivens our body.
This upward spiral allows us to live fully and fruitfully in body and spirit
And appreciate life in all its moments along the way
What Is Taoism?
Taoism is a philosophy that emerged thousands of years ago in China. Its practical wisdom guides us to return to simplicity, live harmoniously with nature, and nourish ourselves in a deep way.
Taoism shows us a pathway toward restoring ourselves to optimum health and wellbeing, living as our true selves, and experiencing the Tao—a state of oneness with “Infinite Love, Infinite Wisdom, and Infinite Simplicity.”
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. It is beyond the attributes known to the human mind and therefore, Its nature is beyond all comprehension.”—Peter Goullart, The Monastery of Jade Mountain
To learn more about the Tao and Taoism, click here.
Become a Celestial Immortal Member
Become a supporter of the Sanctuary of Tao with a tax-deductible yearly membership.
To show our appreciation for our supporters, we strive to add value to your life through the Celestial Member Area, where we:
- Offer key foundational resources you can use to develop a practice to revitalize your health and spirit.
- Provide resources with guidance on Internal Alchemy that will help you restore youthfulness and awaken your spirit through your practice.
- Give you in-depth opportunities to engage with the wisdom of Taoist Philosophy.
To continue showing our appreciation, we will regularly add new content to our Celestial Member Area, including the latest talks, webinars, and recordings of various seminars and classes.
Announcing the FREE 2019 Qigong Tele-Summit
Head teacher of the Sanctuary of Tao, Stuart Alve Olson, recently sat down for an interview with the Shift Network, which will be aired between September 24th and 27th in their Global Qigong Summit. Sign up here to join this Free Summit to listen to the talk and gain insights to help you improve your Qigong practice and life! Click here for more information about the Summit!
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Tao De Jing Class
Celestial Immortals Members are invited to listen live during the recording sessions of the Tao Talks commentaries on the Tao De Jing and ask questions afterwards. This class is free to Celestial Immortals. Gain a deeper understanding of these teachings by immersing yourself in this Tao De Jing Series. Become a Celestial Immortal and join us! Click here to learn more about the class.
Related Class Materials
Recently Released Book: Scripture on Tao and Virtue
(Tao De Jing): Escritura sobre Tao y Virtud
In the Tao Talks series on the Tao De Jing, Stuart will be giving commentaries based on his translation of the Chinese text. To get the most out of this program, we recommend having his translation to refer to as you listen to the podcast.
Tao De Jing Audio Meditation
We highly recommend listening to the Tao De Jing on a regular basis as the best way to absorb this work. For Celestial Immortals, the membership area contains an audio meditation of Stuart reading his translation of the Tao De Jing accompanied by Taoist-inspired flute music written and performed by Stuart’s long-time student Denis Gendron. For non-members, the CD and downloadable MP3 files are available through Valley Spirit Arts.
As a non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity of our community to continue making Taoism more accessible to the world. We believe this work has the potential to benefit individuals and society as a whole, influencing people to live more in harmony with nature and each other. If you would like to help further this work, please donate. All donations and membership fees are tax deductible.
Sanctuary of Tao Staff