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TAO TE CHING - Study Group

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Come explore the philosophy and poetry of the Tao. The Tao means one’s “Way, Journey, or Path”. It was set down in 600 B.C.E. by Lao Tzu in 81 poems called the “Tao Te Ching” (the Ching means the Book or Classic, the Tao - Way or Path, and Te – Virtue, Self-Cultivation or Excellence). So the “Tao Te Ching” could be described as “The Classic Way to Self-Cultivation”. The Tao poems contain a philosophy that focuses on one’s inner spirit. The poems contain many ideas: Being in the Moment, Spontaneity, Effortless Action (Wu Wie), Enjoying the Journey, the Importance of Nothingness, Listening to your own Inner Way, and the Beauty of the Integration of Opposites (Yin and Yang).

We will read and discuss poems from various translations of the Tao, including our books The Tao of Creativity and The Tao of Living on Purpose. We invite participants to bring their own copies of the Tao for comparison, but this is optional. No experience with the Tao is necessary.

We will meet for 4 sessions but you can come to any session anytime.

The sessions will be facilitated by Andre and Judith de Zanger – Directors of the Creativity Institute and authors of The Tao of Creativity, The Tao of Living on Purpose and The Tao of Sculpting.

Dates; Thursday evenings April 4th, 11th, 18th and the 25th Staring at 6:30 pm sharp.

Location: Upper East Side near 80th Street and Lexington Ave (see below).

Admission: Free You must e-mail us at creativityinstitute@juno.com to secure a place (this is a MUST … we have limited seating). Then will e-mail back with the exact location.