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TAO TE CHING - Study Group

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.

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

Time: Come early around 6:00 and meet others. We will start at 6:30 pm sharp.

Location: All Souls Unitarian Church - 1157 Lexington Ave at 80th Street
Take the side entrance of the Church on Lexington Ave, someone will buzz you in.
Then go to the back, down stairs, take a right and then another right to the “Forrest Church Gallery

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  • Mark S.

    going to see a show tonight, have fun

    April 25, 2013

  • Donald B.

    I have a cough, so I'm going to go with the flow, stay in bed, and allow the Tao to come to me.

    April 24, 2013

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