Frequently Asked Questions

The most commonly asked questions that we receive are listed below. If you have a question that is not answered here, please get in touch using the contact form on the Contact Page.

No. The BDA does not have a temple or permanent base. The centres used for retreats and events are hired.

Teachings are regularly provided at retreats and one day events and there is a group that meet once a month in Devon, run by Shi Qiao. There is also a group that meet in London (for people that have previously attended a BDA retreat), run by Sarah and Shi Dao. Details can be found on the Calendar of Events Page HERE.

The teachings are only provided at retreats and one day events - please click here for details  (link here to appropriate page)

The BDA does not have links with other Daoist temples in the UK.

The priests in the BDA are primarily concerned with Daoist cultivation and do not perform these services.

The BDA does not provide any materials other than the contents of this website

There are three core texts that we consider essential reading for those interested in deepening their understanding of Daoism. These are; The Dao De Jing, the Zhuang Zi and the Lie Zi . These, together with many other supportive texts can be found on our Reading List page.

Membership is necessary if you wish to attend a retreat and to access other resources of the BDA, such as the online archive of the Dragon's Mouth Magazine, transcripts and audio recordings of past retreats, interviews and other teaching material.