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Gender, Sexuality & Celibacy in Taoism

What is the role of women in Taoist practice? Can one be married, have a family - and still be a Taoist? What role does sexual energy play in Taoist practice? In terms of Taoist world-view, what are the differences between "masculine" and "feminine" energy, between Yin and Yang? What is the importance of lineage as a kind of "spiritual family"?
  1. Role of Women/Gender (3)
  2. Sexual Energy (9)

Taoist Master Sun Buer
The 12th-century Taoist Master Sun Buer was married and had three children before - at the age of fifty-one - devoting herself fulltime to Taoist practice.

Gender & The Tao ~ A Revisitation
An exploration of gender and sexual energy, in relation to a teaching-story from Zen Buddhism: Miaozong's Dharma Interview.

Gender & The Tao ~ A Revisitation (page two of three)
An exploration of gender and sexual energy, in relation to a teaching-story from Zen Buddhism: Miaozong's Dharma Interview (page two).

Gender & The Tao ~ A Revisitation (page three of three)
An exploration of gender and sexual energy, in relation to a teaching-story from Zen Buddhism: Miaozong's Dharma Interview (page three).

On Being A Natural Woman: Masks, Theater, Nakedness
A look at gender and sexuality in relation to Taoist practice -- through the lens of Elizabeth reminiscing about aspects of her childhood conditioning.

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