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- 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
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…
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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