In this session we explore the different ways of approaching the Laozi with a focus on chapter 1. We consider this in light of what the text says about the limitations of words and language and the issues of naming and knowledge:

The Dao that can be spoken of is not the constant Dao
The name that can be named is not the constant name

As we read carefully through the text we will consider the different interpretations that are possible and discuss the significance and relevance of the chapter for our own lives.