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All In A Moment
Exploring the doctrine of momentariness ...

Seeing, Encore, Flock Of Geese
Dancing through the doors of perception ... Enjoy!

The Taoist Scripture Nei-yeh Full Text
Read the full text here of early Taoist scripture known as the Nei-yeh -- Inner Cultivation; translated into English by Harold Roth. Page 2.

Nei-yeh -- Inner Cultivation -- Early Taoist Scripture
Introduction to the Nei-yeh -- a Taoist scripture translated into English by Harold Roth.

Pancha Klesha - The Five Hindrances - Why We Suffer
An introduction to the pancha klesha - the five hindrances as articulated in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Includes a discussion of Samkhya vs. Taoist understandings of the human body.

The Five Hindrances of Taoism
An introduction to the pancha klesha - the five hindrances as articulated in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Includes a discussion of Samkhya vs. Taoist understandings of the human body (page two). Page 2.

Lu Dongbin - Lu Tung Pin - Introduction To The Taoist Immortal
An introduction to the Taoist Immortal Lu Dongbin.

Solipsism & Nonduality
From the eastern front: responses to the solipsism conundrum.

The Wind Rises: Review & Re-Vision
What might Zhuangzi – the rascally Taoist sage – have to say about the recent shootings in Paris (at Charlie Hebdo and the aftermath)? If we caught him in one of his more straightforwardly didactic moods, he perhaps would respond ...

Emptying The Mirage
In this essay, we'll explore three metaphors that can help us understand the illusory nature of phenomena.

The Case Against Intrinsic Existence: Part Three
What a set of kitchen mixing-bowls can teach you about Madhyamaka reasoning.

Guide Review: The Late Poems Of Wang An-Shih translated by David Hinton
A review of David Hinton's English translation of The Late Poems Of Wang An-Shih.

Review Of The Royal Seal of Mahamudra by The Third Khamtrul Rinpoche
Review of

Daoyin - Tao Yin - Taoist Yoga
The Chinese word Daoyin refers to calisthenic-like exercises associated with Taoist body cultivation.

Quanzhen Taoism - Complete Reality or Complete Perfection Lineage
An introduction to the Quanzhen (

Soul's Jasmine Garden: Lalla's Nondual Poetic Imagery - Lal Ded Poem & Commentary - Lalleshwari
An exploration of the poetic imagery in one of Lalla's poems.

Yu Xuanji & Sun Buer - Two Taoist Poet-Yoginis
Yu Xuanji and Sun Buer are two of Taoism's most accomplished poet-yoginis. Enjoy!

Acupressure Sequence To Relieve Computer Eye-Strain
Relieve computer eye-strain in just five minutes with this simple, wonderful acupressure sequence.

Wabi-sabi - Japanese world-view & aesthetic - Wabi-sabi points to impermanence
Wabi-sabi is the basis of Japanese aesthetics, which appreciates the beauty of impermanence and imperfection.

Taoist Embryonic Breathing (Tai Hsi) Introduction
An introduction to Taoist Embryonic Breathing (Tai Hsi).

Bob In Produce
The voice of God, lettuce, lips ...

Even Angels
Ear-whispered wisdom .... Taoism.

Teeter-Totter
Reflections on the relationship between mathematical forms, the physical world and mind.

Shangqing Taoism
Shangqing Taoism is the most mystical of Taoism's lineages, and includes practices such as spirit-travel and communication with the deities residing in the organs of the body, as well as in the stars and galaxies.

Great Taoism Books For Beginners
An introduction to nine great books for the beginning Taoist practitioner -- and wonderful also for those with more experience!

Stages Of Qi Cultivation - Discover Qi
The first step for a qigong practitioner is to discover qi - to establish a direct awareness of the presence of life-force energy within our bodymind.

Practice Notes: Olives On The Floor
On the arising of problems, or not.

The Taoist Concept of Pu: Pu as the Uncarved Block
Pu -

The Case Against Intrinsic Existence: Part Two
The basic structure of Madhyamaka analysis.

The Case Against Intrinsic Existence
Setting The Stage: Implicative vs. Non-Affirming Negations

Acupuncture Xi Cleft Points
Xi Cleft points are where the qi and blood of a meridian pool.

Acupuncture Yuan Source Points
An introduction to and listing of the Yuan Source Points used in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Right-Sizing
Priorities ... Taoism.

Tao: The Pathless Way
An introduction to Tao, the

Qi Emission (Fa Gong) & Distance Qigong Healing
What is qigong healing? (Also known as Fa Gong, qi-emission, energy-healing & distance-healing)

Out With The Cell Phones, And In With ...
A recipe to blow your mind ... wide open :)

Colour by Dorothea Mackellar
We’ll return to this poem next week, with a conversation exploring how its stanzas resonate with themes common to Taoism and other nondual spiritual traditions - but for now, here it is in its unadorned nakedness, for you to enjoy thusly ...

Let There Be Light -- The Matrix & Light Metaphors In Nondual Spiritual Traditions
An explorations of light metaphors in nondual spiritual traditions -- by way of The Matrix (movie), the teaching of Mingyur Rinpoche, Yogananda's

Space: The Final Frontier? - Space Metaphors For Tao & Pure Awareness
An exploration of the use of the

Formalism: What Is It?
What is formalism? And what does it have to do with Taoism and other nondual spiritual traditions?

A Tale Of Two Windows
Not quite Notre Dame, and yet ...

Snowmen
A crystalline drift of thoughts and images, appearing now on your screen ...

Thick Vanilla Milkshake - A Taoist Visualization
Imagine that you’re sitting at the counter of your local ice cream shoppe, drinking a thick vanilla milkshake or malt, through a long straw ...

Mindstreams & Money-Streams: Enlightenment For Sale?
When we pay for spiritual teachings, what exactly is it that we're paying for?

Taoism - The Eight Immortals Introduction
An introduction to Taoism's

Colostrum For Enhanced Immunity, Healthy Skin & Teeth: Three Treasures
Review of Synertek Colostral Skin Serum, Synertek Organic Herbal Tooth Powder, and Immune Tree LimuZ6 -- three great colostrum products.

Cultivate Wu Wei via the Practice of "Aimless Wandering"
The practice of

Taoism History and Major Events in Chinese Dynasties
A brief history of the major events of Taoism, traced through China's dynasties.

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Guide Review: Elizabeth’s Colostrum Odyssey
Elizabeth's review of colostrum supplements - and recommendation for two companies: Immune Tree and Synertek.

Russian Dolls: Questioning Our Materialist Assumptions
Questioning our materialist assumptions ....

Budwig Protocol: Delicious Goat-Milk Version
The combination of flaxseed oil with a sulphurated protein is powerful food for recharging your cellular

"If A Tree Falls In A Forest ..." - Bishop Berkeley Meets Laozi
An exploration of the perceiving function of Tao, via George Berkeley's famous question:

Practice Notes: Sweet Dreams
Waking-dreams, night-dreams, daydreams, visualized-dreams: How are they similar? How are they different?

In A Nutshell
Words of wisdom from an eminent physicist ...

The Tao & Marcus Aurelius, or: How To Bake A Cake
“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the Universe.”

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Consciousness As The Set Of All Sets: Dancing With Russell’s Paradox
Is Tao, or Consciousness, usefully considered as a universal set?

Cupid & Arjuna: On Arrows, Memory & Movie-Making
Arrows figure prominently in a number of delightfully (ahem) to-the-point teaching stories …

Brief Meditation Periods: Do They Really Work?
Q&A around the issue of micro-meditation periods: do they really work?

Guide Review: "13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty" by Mario Marazziti
Some reflections on the death penalty, through a Taoist lens, via a review of Mario Marazziti's

Double Slit
The experimental eye ... Taoism.

Inner Alchemy
Inner Alchemy (also known as Taoist Yoga) is the art and science of transforming the internal energetic substances known as the Three Treasures (jing, qi and shen) into the bodymind of an Immortal. Here, you'll learn more about qi as well as the

At The Movies
Imagine that you own a multiplex cinema: a movie theater complex with multiple screens. At any given time, as many as sixteen different movies may be playing, simultaneously – each on its own screen, with its own audience of viewers, within its own theater ...

All Else Being Equal
In Egyptian mythology, the heart of the recently deceased is placed on a scale, and weighed against the white feather of Ma'at -- which represents Truth, Harmony and Justice. If the heart is as light as the feather -- proof of its purity -- then entrance into the paradise of the afterlife is guaranteed ...

Templum: Relating To Obstacles
Learning to relate skillfully to obstacles is an essential aspect of any spiritual path, Taoism included. Can we learn to welcome events, circumstances, patterns of energy/information that mind habitually labels as “problems,” in a way that allows for the revelation of their hidden gifts?

Taoism & Sexual Energy
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Taoism and Sexual Energy
The role that sexual energy plays in formal Taoist practice is quite unique, and perhaps very different from how you're used to thinking about and relating to sexual energy ...

The Taoist Altar
Each object on a Taoist altar represents an aspect of Taoist practice or Taoist cosmology. This article explores the symbolic meaning of a standard Taoist altar.

Yǎng Shēng - The Taoist Art Of Nurturing Life
Yǎng Shēng is the art and science of nourishing life, via intelligent daily habits. Learn more here ...

Now & Then
The recent excavation of The Great Shangqing Palace - opening to some reflections on spiritual practice as a form of excavation ... or not.

The Completely/Perfectly Existent Nature
An introduction to the Completely or Perfectly Existent Nature -- one of Three Natures of Existence useful in understanding Taoist Visualization Practice.

Li Po - Poems & Biography Of Taoist Poet-Sage Li Po
An introduction to the Tang dynasty poet-sage Li Po.

Tu Fu - Introduction To Taoist Poet-Sage Tu Fu
An introduction to the Taoist poet-sage Tu Fu, with a sampling of his poems.

Birds Of A Feather
Hokusai and his final painting -- Ducks In A Stream – came to mind the other day, as I was walking along a marshy creek and pond, beneath a swatch of newly greening, still-spacious trees (their weave of branches open to late-afternoon sky) ...

One Without A Second
Exploring verse 32 of the Tao Te Ching.

Logic: Black & White or Fuzzy?
An Exercise In Generating the Me-Set

Liu I-Ming: The Stateless State
Taoist adept Lui I-Ming on Tao as a stateless state.

Purfection
What is it? Taoism.

Magic Key
Imagine that you and a friend decide to purchase a house together. The house has seven rooms, one of which has remained locked and inaccessible, ever since the house was constructed ...

Naturalness & Spontaneity In Taoist Practice
What does

Meeting The Teacher
If who we are essentially is wholly nonlocal – in no way bound by time or space – then why would bringing two physical bodies into greater proximity matter in any way, in relation to the transmission of this core insight?

Taoism & Meditative Absorption
Ways of slicing the Dhyana and Samadhi pie ....

Eternal Child
God winking :). Taoism.

Zhuangzi’s Butterfly Dream - Spiritual Transformation
Robert E. Allison begins his exploration of Chuang-tzu’s Butterfly Dream anecdote by presenting two frequently used interpretive frameworks

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Snakes: Auspicious & Imaginary
An exploration of the Buddhist Two Truths via a Patrul Rinpoche text and the rope/snake metaphor.

No One: Taoism & The Dark Night Of The Soul
Taoism & The Dark Night Of The Soul

Nothing But A Tongue Of Light - Notes On Object Permanence & Impermanence
A candle’s flame feeds on the candle-wax, until at some point the flame hovers above its last little bit -- a tiny pool of fully-melted, fluid and translucent fuel -- and then is extinguished. This moment of the extinction of the flame is oftentimes used as a metaphor ...

Elemental
Exploring the practical uses of the elemental energies in qigong and meditation.

Keeping The One - The Taoist Practice Of The Return To Embracing The One
An introduction to the Taoist practice of Holding The One -- resting in a union/identity with Tao.

Guide Review - David Loy's "Nonduality: A Study In Comparative Philosophy" -- Mirror-Image Philosophies & Shared Nondual Experience
Guide review of David Loy's

Guide Review - David Loy's "Nonduality: A Study In Comparative Philosophy" -- The Common Thread Of Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism & Advaita Vedanta
Guide review of David Loy's

To Practice Or Not To Practice: Dilemmas On The Taoist Path
Two strategies for rooting out egoic patterning.

Kendo - The Way Of The Sword
If you’re used to thinking of martial arts in terms of its most physically active and intense forms, with lots of acrobatic leaps and falls – along the lines, for instance, of Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon – then Kendo may surprise you ...

Vidya Vritti - Higher Reasoning
A bird's eye view? Taoism.

Stage Seven & Eight Of Qi Cultivation - Storing & Transforming Qi
Stages seven and eight of the ten stages of qi cultivation focus on the unfolding of our deepest spiritual potentials.

Ming Men, Yuan Qi & The Kidneys
While the meridian and dantian systems are used by qigong and chinese medicine to define the basic geography of the subtle body, there's also a whole language

Li Bai Drinking Alone
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Sitting Like A Tortoise
Fun with Yoga Asana In the photo above, we see a Shaolin monk performing a slightly modified version of a yoga asana whose Sanskrit name is

Ten Stages Of Qi Cultivation - Conserving Qi
Like money in a savings account, it's important to learn how to conserve our qi, in order to accumulate a surplus of this life-force energy.

Introduction To The Governing Vessel - Du Meridian
An introduction to the Governing Vessel (aka Du Mai or Du Meridian) -- the most yang of the body's meridians.

Praying Mantis Egg Case - Sang Piao Xiao - Healing Properties
An introduction to the Chinese herb Sang Piao Xiao.

Guide Review Of David Godman's "No Mind, I Am The Self" (part two) - The Lives & Teachings Of Sri Lakshama Swamy & Mathru Sri Sarada
Guide review of

Peach Blossom Spring
Chinese poet Tao Qian lived in the late 4th and early 5th centuries, and was known for his love of chrysanthemums. Here he plays with peach blossoms.

Major Taoist Holidays in 2013 (Lunar and Solar Dates)
A listing of major Taoist holidays in 2013, with both lunar and Gregorian/solar dates.

Five-Element Generating (Sheng) and Control (Ke) Cycles
An introduction to the Five-Element Generating (Sheng) and Control (Ke) cycles.

Emotional Freedom Technique and Acupuncture
What's the relationship between acupuncture and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) -- also known as

Yong Quan Kidney Acupressure Point Guide
An introduction to Yong Quan -- Bubbling/Gushing Spring -- the first point on the Kidney meridian.

Zu San Li Stomach Meridian Acupressure Guide
An introduction to Zu San Li - the 36th point on the Stomach meridian - with instructions on how to locate and apply acupressure to this powerhouse point.

Nei Guan (Inner Pass) Pericardium Acupressure Guide
An introduction to Nei Guan, the sixth point on the Pericardium meridian, including acupressure technique and point location.

Taoism's Major Festivals and Holidays
These are the festivals celebrated in most Taoist temples ...

Chinese Herbal Medicine Information Introduction
An introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine which - along with acupuncture, tuina, qigong and dietary therapy - form the core of Chinese Medicine.

Chart of the Acupuncture Meridian Clock
During each two-hour period of the day, qi is flowing strongest in one of the twelve main acupuncture meridians.

Philosopher Han Xiang - Han Xiang Zi - Profile of Philosopher Han Xiang of the Eight Immortals
An introduction to Han Xiang Zi - one of the Taoist Eight Immortals.

Ten Stages Of Qi Cultivation - Direct Qi
When our body is healthy, it has the capacity to heal itself. When dis-ease is more extreme, we can consciously direct qi to reestablish health and harmony

Stage Four Of Qi Cultivation - Purify Qi
In stage four of the

Tao, The Ten-Thousand-Things & Dongshan’s (Tung Shan’s) Five Ranks - A Taoist Rendering Of Dangshan's Five Ranks
A Taoist rendering of Dongshan's Five Ranks. Enjoy!

Stage Three Of Qi Cultivation - Circulate Qi
In stage three of the

Acupuncture Luo Connecting Points
An introduction to the Luo Connecting Points used in acupuncture.

Immortal Woman He - He Xian Gu - Profile of Immortal Woman He of the Eight Immortals
An introduction to He Xian Gu - the only woman of the Taoist Eight Immortals.

Inner Alchemy & Transubstantiation
A comparison of the Christian doctrine of Transubstantiation with a Taoist alchemical view of some of the same processes.

Taoism & Power
What is the relationship between spiritual and material power? What is the meaning of power within Taoist practice?

Zhen Duan - Differential Diagnosis - Chinese Medicine
Zhen Duan is a Chinese word meaning differential diagnosis.

Faith, Belief, Confidence & Knowledge
An exploration of the difference between belief and knowledge, in the context of Buddhist & Taoist practice.

Bian Bing - Differentiation Of Disease - Chinese Medicine
What is Bian Bing? - and what is its role in Chinese Medicine?

Bian Zheng - Differentiation Of Syndrome - Chinese Medicine
What is Bian Zheng? -- and how is it used in Chinese Medicine?

Flowing Streams - Zen, Naturalness & Taoist Wuwei
A lovely passage from Shimano & Tani's

Scooping & Toying - Zen & Taoism On Effort & Surrender
A passage from Shimano & Tani's

Baking & Un-Baking A Cake - Lust, Desire & Visualizations Of The Human Body
An exploration of a Theravada instruction in light of Taoist views of the human body.

Laozi & Ludwig, Playing Chess
Wittgenstein's

Taoist Inner Alchemy: Metaphor & Symbolic Language
Why do Taoist texts employ metaphor, allegory and other forms of symbolic language? What makes this a useful way of transmitting the deepest truths?

Lai Fu Zi - Radish Seed - Healing Properties
An introduction to the Chinese herb Lai Fu Zi.

Healing Sounds Qigong: Use Healing Sound & Light To Transform Fear
A simple Taoist qigong practice to transform fear into nourishment for our inherent wisdom and child-like wonder.

Healing Sounds Qigong: Use Healing Sound & Light To Transform Anger
A simple Taoist qigong practice to transform anger into nourishment for the virtue of loving-kindness.

Chanting & Invocations
Similar to Buddhist or Hindu mantras, Taoist invocations are used to invite the energy of particular Deities into the ritual space of a formal Taoist temple, the

Talismans
Talismans are magical drawings/calligraphies which are used by some Taoist practitioners as forms of protection. There are talismans for personal protection that the practitioner wears on their body; talismans posted over doorways to protect a room or entire building; and talismans that invoke specific powers. All must be

Taoism Glossary (O) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With O
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Morning & Evening Rites
Central to the practice of ceremonial Taoism is the recitation of Morning & Evening Rites: the reading aloud of Taoist scriptures - a practice which came into being in the Ming Dynasty. The Rites differ from sect to sect, temple to temple, though all are comprised of some combination of Incantations, Scriptures & Exhortations; and are typically practiced from 5-7am and 5-7pm.

Doing Nothing & Doing Nothing ~ Wuwei & Nonduality
The true meaning of wuwei's

Confucianism
Confucious lived from 551-479 BC, in the state of Lu. His teachings are related primarily to society & government, and advocate a strict conformity to social mores.

Tea Ceremony
An often-elaborate and beautiful form of Taoist meditation - the Tea Ceremony.

Snow Mountain: Our Energetic Root
The energetic center which in Tibetan Yoga is called Snow Mountain, and in Taoist practice is referred to as the Golden Urn, is one of the most important physical/energetic “spaces” in qigong/Inner Alchemy traditions.

Multi-Verse -- A Braiding Of Stories: Buddhist, Taoist & Physics
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Beidou - Pei-Tou
The Chinese word Beidou. Taoism.

Daode Jing
The Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching) is Taoism's most well-known and highly-revered text. As legend has it, the 81 verses of the Daode Jing were spoken by Laozi to a gate-keeper on China's western frontier, in response to the request that - as a parting gift - he share in words the fruits of his spiritual awakening.

Bigu - Pi-Ku
Definition of the Chinese word Bigu.

Taoism Glossary (E) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With E
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Taoism Glossary (I) - A Taoist Glossary Of Terms Beginning With I
The terrain of Taoism is defined by many Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit and other terms that may be unfamiliar to English-speaking practitioners. This glossary provides definitions of some of the most common of these terms.

Damo - Tamo - Bodhidharma
Who is Damo? Taoism.

Philosophy
Conversations between Taoism and other (western and eastern) philosophical systems.

Daojia, Daojiao & Other Basic Taoist Concepts
Brief descriptions of Daojia, Daojiao, the Three Treasures, Bagua, Gotto-Heavens & Wholesome Earths, and a number of other key Taoist concepts.

Exploring Non-violence in Taoism: Homing Pigeons
A personal narrative pointing to issues of nonviolence in Taoist practice: complexity and compassion.

Exploring Non-violence in Taoism: Homing Pigeons
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Siddhi Energetics - Practitioner's Discount On Siddhi Energetics - Natural Herbal Remedies For Anxiety & Depression
Siddhi Energetics offers potent Tibetan herbal remedies to relieve anxiety and depression, to nourish deep energy, promote wakefulness, and support meditation practice.

Fangshi - Han Dynasty Taoist Healers/Magicians
The fangshi were Han Dynasty

Alum - Bai Fan - The Healing Properties Of Alum
An introduction to the Chinese herb Bai Fan.

Carpesium Fruit - He Shi - The Healing Properties Of Carpesium Fruit
An introduction to the Chinese herb He Shi.

Help Along The Way: The Importance Of Taoist Teachers
An overview of various kinds of external support available to us as we engage with our chosen forms of Taoist practice.

Bellflower Root - Jie Geng - The Healing Properties Of Bellflower Root
An introduction to the Chinese herb Jie Geng.

Qi (Chi): Various Forms Used In Qigong & Chinese Medicine
Explores the various forms of qi (chi) found within the human body, as used by acupuncturists and qigong/Inner Alchemy practitioners.

Apricot Seed - Xing Ren - The Healing Properties Of Apricot Seed
An introduction to the Chinese herbs Xing Ren.

Tao - What Is Tao? - An Introduction To The Tao Of Taoism
What Is Tao? Taoism.

Poria Root - Fu Shen - The Healing Properties Of Poria Root
An introduction to the Chinese herb Fu Shen.

Clematis Root - Wei Ling Xian - The Healing Properties Of Wei Ling Xian
An introduction to the Chinese herb Wei Ling Xian.

Borneol Camphor Resin - Bing Pian - The Healing Properties Of Borneol Camphor Resin
An introduction to the Chinese herb Bing Pian.

Qi (Chi)
Qi is life-force energy. Taoism.

Mudra - Taoist Mudras
A mudra is an energetic seal. Taoism.

Prunella - Xia Ku Cao - The Healing Properties Of Prunella
An introduction to the Chinese herb Xia Ku Cao.

Neidan
The practice of Inner Alchemy. Taoism.

Gua Sha - An Introduction To The Oriental Medical Practice Of Gua Sha
Gua Sha is an Oriental medical practice for removing blood stagnation from surface tissues of the body.

Zuowang - The Taoist Practice Of "Sitting & Forgetting"
Zuowang is a Taoist sitting meditation practice.

Shen
Shen refers to spiritual energy.

Beyond Time & Space: The Mind of Tao
It's important to remember - as we learn about the various events of historical Taoism - that the essential experience that Taoist practice points to is decidedly non-historical, i.e. lies - as do all mystical experiences - outside of

Zhuangzi
Zhuangzi was Taoism's second great philosopher, and also a great writer, whose work developed further the ideas set forth by Laozi in the

Taoist Cosmology
Every spiritual tradition has a defined (or implied) cosmology: a story about the origin of the universe and/or about how the world as we perceive it comes into existence. The story that Taoism tells goes something like this ...

Daojia, Daojiao & Other Basic Taoist Concepts
Brief definitions of Daojia, Daojiao, Tao, Qi (Chi), Yin & Yang, the Three Purities, the Three Treasures, Inner Alchemy, Bagua, and other key concepts within Taoism.

Glossary Of Taoist Terms
Brief definitions of Chinese (and Sanskrit) terms used in Taoist practice.

Laozi
The historical and/or legendary founder of Taoism is Laozi (Lao Tzu), whose 81-verse

Major Festivals of Taoist Deities
Tai-shang Lao-chun (the deified Laozi); the Jade Emperor; Weng-chang Ti-chun - patron of the arts & literature; Immortal Lu Dong Bin - patriarch of Internal Alchemy: These are just a few among the many Taoist Deities honored with yearly festivals.

Tao: the pathless Way
What is the

Taoism 101
What is this thing called

Through the Dynasties
Traces the development of Taoist philosophy & practice through the Dynasties of China -- the Spring & Autumn Period; the Warring States period; the Han, Chin & Tang Dynasties; the Five Dynasties & Ten Kingdoms; the Song, Ming & Ching Dynasties -- and then through the Nationalist Period and into the contemporary People's Republic of China.