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- Discover Taoist wisdom that will help you gain clarity and tranquility in your life
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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…
I Ching Seminar on March 14th
This is an important seminar especially for all those who have been studying the I Ching with Stuart because it contains a great deal of information that he has never presented before.
Chinese astrology and the Chinese calendar were originally based on the I Ching. There are five groupings of twelve hexagrams in the Book of Changes, each grouping is influenced by one of the Five Elements, thus producing the Chinese 60-year cycle. The twelve monthly (lunar) animal signs are also correlated with these Five Elements and twelve hexagrams.
In this seminar, Stuart will explain the logic behind the order of the 60-year cycle and five-element correspondences, and how the Ten Heavenly Stems and Twelve Earthly Branches can be used as an alternative and supplemental interpretation means for divination and calculation.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Arizona time, currently MST)
Location: Live online class through Zoom. The seminar video will be available after in the Class Portal for all registrants. If you are in the Phoenix area, there’s room for six people to attend live at Stuart’s home. Contact us for more information.
Fee: $108 per person. Register here through PayPal
Chinese Astrological Reading for Spiritual Cultivators in 2020
In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Stuart Alve Olson shared an I Ching and Chinese Astrology reading for 2020, the year of the Metal Rat, on Chinese New Year’s Eve, Friday, January 24th.
Not only is this the beginning of a new year and a new decade, but it’s also the beginning of a new Chinese Astrological cycle because the Rat is the first animal of the Zodiac, making it a powerful year for new beginnings.
Stuart gave this webinar so you can use this year as a bridge to your Life Path, to live your life from your awakened spirit, and to feel your connection deeply with that greater spiritual energy, the Tao.
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 courses support your journey toward wellness, wisdom, and awakening.
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.
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.
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