Basic Principles of Taoism
Introduction To Taoism
In broad brush-strokes, paints a pictures of the landscape of Taoist practice: its rituals, ceremonies & systems of divination; its qigong & meditation practices; and its foundational text ~ the Daode Jing.
Index Of Taoism Articles
A guided introduction to this Taoism website.
E-Commerce: Enlightenment for Sale?
When we pay for spiritual teachings, what exactly is it that we're paying for?
Taoism Books For Beginners
Nine books that serve as great introductions to Taoist history and practice.
Taoism & The Natural World
In relation to Taoist practice, what is "the natural world"?
Tao: the pathless Way
An introduction to "Tao" - perhaps the most important, though also most elusive, principle of Taoism.
Daojia, Daojiao & Other Basic Taoist Concepts
Brief descriptions of Daojia, Daojiao, the Three Treasures, Bagua, Wu Wei, Gotto-Heavens & Wholesome Earths, and a number of other key Taoist concepts.
Taoism's story of the origin of the universe.
What Is Qi (Chi)?
In Taoism, the animating force behind all forms of life is qi (chi). In this article, we explore different forms of qi, and ways of training our perception in the direction of the vibratory nature of reality.
The Many Faces Of Taoism
An illustrated introduction to the many facets of Taoist practice, including ceremonial Taoism, the internal and external martial arts, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Taoist divination techniques such as Fengshui and I-Ching, Taoist symbols such as the Yin-Yang symbol and the Nei Jing Tu, and Taoist Inner Alchemy (Neidan) practice.
Wu Wei: the Action of non-action
An exploration of the Taoist concept of wu wei.
Alchemy In Taoist Practice
Introduces the two main forms - internal and external - that alchemy practice has taken in Taoism.
A Note On Transliteration: Pinyin & Wade-Giles Systems
Introduction to these two systems for Romanizing Chinese characters.
Five Simple Lifestyle Recommendations Supportive of Taoist Practice
It's actually quite easy to maintain radiant good health, peace of mind, and a joyful feeling of contentment with our lives and the universe within which we live - all of which are important supports for (as well as the fruit of) Taoist practice.
Eight Inspirational Books
Brief reviews of eight Taoist-related books that have been of great inspiration to me - and which you may enjoy also.
Alex Gray Painting: Theologue
A painting by visionary artist Alex Gray - "Theologue: The union of Human and Divine Consciousness ..." This work of art illustrates the flow of qi (life-force energy) both within and outside of the body; and how the "internal universe" and the "external universe" are intimately connected - which is one of Taoism's fundamental insights.
Mountains and Rivers Sutra: Belong to - Love Them
This short video by John Daido Loori is a beautiful portal into the "Mind of Tao" ...
Taoist Studies, Martial Arts, Inner Alchemy & Chinese Medicine Glossaries
An introduction to five excellent Taoist Studies glossaries.
A personal narrative pointing to issues of nonviolence in Taoist practice: complexity and compassion.