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Welcome to the Wikiversity Department of Taoist Studies.


The Wikiversity Department of Taoist Studies is a content development project for learning resources related to the Way, for those who wish to follow as well as the curious.

Learning Projects and Learning MaterialsEdit


Introduction to TaoismEdit

Text StudiesEdit

  • Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) - The 5,000 character classic considered by most academics to be the founding document of Taoism.
  • Chuang Tzu - A longer and more complex enumeration of Taoist philosophy and cosmology, just as essential to comprehending Taoism as the Tao Te Ching.
  • Lieh-tzu - The third Taoist classic, more down-to-earth and practical than either the Tao Te Ching or the Chuang Tzu.
  • I Ching oracle - A guide to use and interpret the Oracle.

Seminary SchoolEdit

  • Dao - "The Way that can be followed is not the true Way, the Name that can be named is not the true Name." Doing the impossible, and describing the Dao.
  • De - The virtue of the Way, and how to cultivate it.
  • Wu Wei - Actionless action, explored in detail, including an essay from William S. Burroughs.
  • Po - The "uncarved block" of Lao Tzu.
  • Qi - The breath of life.
  • Eight Trigrams - The binary basis of the universe.
  • Five Elements - The life-cycles in classical Taoist cosmology.
  • Taoist Ethics: Walking the Way - A short course on the ethics and morality of Taoism.


Applied TaoismEdit

Social StudiesEdit

See alsoEdit