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Laozi reading group (5 August): The undifferentiated Dao and the spontaneity of ziran – chapter 25

In this session we will read chapter 25 of the Laozi which begins with a description of the Dao in its undifferentiated state. We will consider the various interpretations of this passage  and what it contributes to our understanding of the Dao. The discussion will also focus on the term ziran (natural, spontaneous, self-so). [...]

By |2020-07-31T08:50:54+00:00July 31st, 2020|Events, Reading Group|Comments Off on Laozi reading group (5 August): The undifferentiated Dao and the spontaneity of ziran – chapter 25

Wu Wei: an informal online talk by Karine Martin (Jingxiu) – 2 August 2020

Karine Martin (Jingxiu 景秀) will present an informal talk on the topic of wuwei, non-doing, one of the essential principles of Daoism. This will be followed by a question and answer session. About Karine Karine Martin is the founder and Chairman of the French Daoist Association. She began her Daoist cultivation with Shi Jing, [...]

By |2020-08-03T16:29:57+00:00July 24th, 2020|Events, Talks|Comments Off on Wu Wei: an informal online talk by Karine Martin (Jingxiu) – 2 August 2020

Laozi reading group (22 July): The potency of the valley and the simplicity of uncarved wood – chapter 28

In chapter 28 we will encounter several ideas and images that are distinctive features of the Daode jing. One of these is the concept of de (virtue, potency, power), which forms part of the title of the text and represents the manifestation of the Dao in individual beings and things. Related to de is [...]

By |2020-07-31T07:47:16+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Events, Reading Group|Comments Off on Laozi reading group (22 July): The potency of the valley and the simplicity of uncarved wood – chapter 28

New Daode jing reading group

A new reading group studying the Laozi is now up and running. The latest meeting is now full but members interested in future sessions can contact us to express their interest. Further details can be found on the Reading Group page.

By |2020-07-31T07:41:25+00:00July 21st, 2020|Events|Comments Off on New Daode jing reading group

Laozi reading group (8 July): Approaching the Laozi – chapter 1

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 [...]

By |2020-07-31T07:58:27+00:00July 8th, 2020|Events, Reading Group|Comments Off on Laozi reading group (8 July): Approaching the Laozi – chapter 1
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