Daoism

The path of understanding nature. Understanding the Dao we may achieve harmony, balance, and a profound sense of inner peace.

Foundational Texts

Dao De Jing

Chapter by chapter translation of the foundational text.

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Zhuangzi

Selections of the book translated and interpreted.

Liezi

Story interpretations that expand the Daoist thought.

Nei Ye

Interpretations of an early text on meditation and the cultivation of Qi.

Foundational Conecpts in Daoism

Yin and Yang

The basis of all being

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Wuxing

Understand the underlying principles of the Elements.

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Bagua

Understand the foundations of the world.

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Wuji and Wujitu

Understand the concept of the Great Void in Daoism.

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Kan and Li

Understand the Water-Fire Axis.

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The Three Treasures

Understand Jing, Qi and Shen.

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The Five Shen

Understand Hun, Po, Shen, Zhi and Yi.

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De

What is De?

Dantian

What is the Dantian?

Dao

What is Dao?

I Ching

The Book of Changes Hexagram by Hexagram.

Wu Wei

Understand the concept of Wu Wei.

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Ziran

Spontaneity in Daoism.

Immortality

What it means in Daoism.

Zhenren

What it means to be woken in Daoism.

Deities in Daoism

The Eight Immortals.

Learn who the Eight Immortals are and what each of them represents.

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The Three Pure Ones

The highest deities in the Daoist pantheon.

The Jade Emperor

He is the ruler of heaven and all realms of existence below.

Xiwangmu

Associated with longevity and immortality.

Dongwanggong

Partner of Xiwangmu and associated with sunrise and spring.

Chang'e

The Moon Goddess.

Guanyin

Representing pure compassion.

The Ten Yama Kings

Lords of the underworld.

The Dragon Kings

Representing the four seas.

Baosheng Dadi

A god of medicine and healing.

Guan Yu

Worshipped as a god of war, loyalty, and righteousness.

Fuxi and Nuwa

Ancient deities often depicted intertwined as serpents.

Huang Daxian

A god of fortune.

Mazu

A goddess of the sea.

The Four Dragons

They're a popular subject in Chinese legends.

Wenchang Wang

God of literature.

Internal Alchemy

Refining Jing to Qi

Transforming essence to vital energy.

Refining Qi to Shen

Transforming energy to spirit.

Refining Shen back to the Void

Return to the source, Wuji.

Golden Elixir

Formation of the inner alchemical pill.