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Wu Wei: the Action of non-action

Wu Wei is the Taoist principle of "the Action of non-action" - a kind of spontaneity, ease and naturalness that can be accessed via Taoist body cultivation practices, and by "aimless wandering" through the natural world.

Wu Wei: the Action of non-action
An exploration of the Taoist concept of wu wei.

Being Natural - Naturalness & Spontaneity In Taoist Practice
What does "being natural" really mean? How is it different from our habitual patterns of behavior?

Cultivate Wu Wei by Practicing "Aimless Wandering"
The practice of "aimless wandering" in a place of great natural beauty is a wonderful way of cultivating Wu Wei.

Prince Hui's Cook
The story of Prince Hui's cook - from chapter 3 of the Chuangzi - illustrates beautifully the principle of wu wei, as well as the Taoist understanding that "skill" depends first and foremost upon being able to accommodate ones actions to the situation at hand.

Butoh Performance by Yasuchika Konno at the Tokyo Museum
This stunning Butoh performance by Yasuchika Konno is a beautiful representation of the re-discovery of our "naturalness," which is one of the fruits of Taoist practice.

Butoh Performance by Yasuchika Konno at the Tokyo Museum - part 2
Part 2 of the Yasuchika Konno Butoh performance.

Butoh Performance by Yasuchika Konno at the Tokyo Museum - part 3
Part 3 of the Butoh performance by Yasuchika Konno. Enjoy!

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