Presentation on theme: "Taoism We place our trust and our lives in the Tao, that we may live in peace and balance with the Universe, both in this mortal life and beyond.""— Presentation transcript:
Taoism We place our trust and our lives in the Tao, that we may live in peace and balance with the Universe, both in this mortal life and beyond."
History The Tao –The way –Indescribable…balance…h armony of opposites Lao-Tse –Tao-te-Ching Persecution –Ching Dynasty –20 Million –30,000
Beliefs The Tao is everywhere. There is no personified deity. Human forms are representations of the one Tao. Inner meditation outer observation Time is cyclical Each person must nurture the Chi that has been given to them.
The Three Jewels Compassion Moderation Humility
Plan in advance Be kind, because kindness is reciprocated. People are compassionate. wu wei –The river should run to the sea unimpeded.
The Yin Yang The balance of opposites Nothing is every just black and white The dark is the feminine –Yin The light is the masculine –Yang
Practices Meditation Illness is caused by a disruption to the Chi caused by a lack of balance. Practice Tai Chi –Exercise that works all parts of the body. I Ching
The duality You must behave well You must establish yourself in harmony with the Tao, through your Chi