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TAOISM

Daoism

Daoism
Chinese philosophy based on the writings of
Lao-Tzu that stresses living simply and
honestly and in harmony with nature.

Way
Chinese philosophy based on the writings of
Lao-Tzu that stresses living simply and
honestly and in harmony with nature.

First Principle

Oneness

First Principle
Everything in nature is all
part of the same whole

Taoism
Philosophy that teaches
harmony with nature

being one with nature...

Taoism's idea of Oneness


We humans are nature.
We are intricately linked to it and
Created by it through a sort of
existential and ever-unchanging
cosmic force.

Yin-Yang Concept or Classification

Yin-Yang Concept or Classification

Yin and Yang


Opposites are needed
In order for harmony to exist

Yin-Yang Symbol

Wu Wei
Concept

Known as Tao Te Ching


Considered the most
important Taoist belief
Translated as NonAction

Wu Wei Concept
One should never
overreact or over plan in
any situation
all actions should come
naturally, that we should
be spontaneous, doing
only what is necessary for
the moment.

Daoism
Philosophical Views on Education

~Founded by Laozi
~Daoism offers withdrawal from
the busy outside world into a more
natural, peaceful setting.
~Daoists recognize and celebrate
the profound and mysterious
creativity within the very fabric of
time and space itself.

Daoism is based on the teachings


of the Tao Te Ching.
~Differences Similarities
Differences Similarities Differences
Similarities
~"I am the wisest man alive, for I
know one thing, and that is that I
know nothing." - Socrates.

Daoism is based on the teachings


of the Tao Te Ching.
~Differences Similarities
Differences Similarities Differences
Similarities
~"I am the wisest man alive, for I
know one thing, and that is that I
know nothing." - Socrates.

~Put things in order before chaos


occurs. - Laozi
~Daoists were unconcerned with
finding answers.
~"Give up learning and put an end
to your troubles." - Laozi

~Daoists offered a more peaceful


way of living.
~Still used in modern day science
and mathematics.
~had writings (The Analects & the
Daodejing).

It's called the Tao


Te Ching
(Dao De Jing or
Daode Jing)
- The Way and Its
Power

This short book of around


5,000 Chinese characters is
divided into 81 brief chapters
filled
with
short,

enigmatic

paragraphs of
advice on life, and poetic
descriptions of the nature of
the universe.

Chuang Tzu
(Zhuangzi)
a collection of the
wisdom of many
different people.

TAOIST SCHOOLS

Class Schedule
Chi Kung or Qigong
Chinese Meditation & Yoga
Mondays 8:30-9:30 PM
Tai Chi Chuan & Tai Chi Qigong
Sunday 10-11 AM & Monday 6-7 PM
Chinese Kung Fu & Chuan Fa
The Core System
Sunday 12:30-1:30 PM & Tuesday 7-8:30 PM
Internal Chinese Martial Arts
Pa Kua Chang, Hsing-I Chuan, Lu Ho Ba Fa
By appointment only

Curriculum
The Yang Sheng
program at TSI is
offered as a
comprehensive
system of self care
and development in
accordance with the
natural world!

Deepening Practice Summer Retreat

Instructor: Harrison Moretz


Friday August 19th 9:00 am
Sunday August 28th 4:00 pm
The Deepening Practice Retreat is
an opportunity to immerse oneself
in dedicated practice, which
results in accelerated progress.

Throughout the ten day retreat,


there will be an emphasis on
individual guidance to deepen
each participants skill and
understanding, regardless of
experience level.
The curriculum will include
meditation, qigong, and form
practice throughout the day with a
talk and discussion each evening

Essential in the practice of the Hun


Yuan system is the idea of
Nourishing. It is only through the
understanding and practice of
Nourishing that health and vitality
are cultivated, and true skill
develops.
Extended practice in a natural
setting allows opportunity to access
and harvest the qi of nature and to
strengthen and deepen ones own

TAI CHI in the Park

Instructor: Joseph Pau


This is open to the public and
students at the school. Come join
us for an informal practice session
where we will sample the various
qigong sets and the 13 Shi (Taiji
13 Energies) of the Hun Yuan
System.

Faculty

Harrison Moretz
Founder of the
Taoist Studies
Institute
Harrison has been
practicing and
teaching Taoist
cultivation and
internal martial arts

Shoko Zama

Shoko has taught


in Bellevue
Community
College for 13
years, and has
been teaching for
Taoist studies
Institute for 20
years.

Joseph Pau
Joseph Pau has trained in
Bagua Zhang and the Hunyuan
Taiji system for 18 years. He
has been a diligent student of
Master Harrison Moretz and
became 20th generation Chen
Style
Taijiquan
and
3rd
generation Hunyuan Taijiquan
Disciple in 2007.He also had
graduated from Yangsheng
Program class of 2004 at
Taoist studies Institute.

Library
collection
primarily
consists of books on
Taoism, Chinese medicine,
Qigong, Chinese nutrition
&
cooking,
Chinese
literature,
philosophy,
Chinese language texts,
and internal martial arts
(Taiji quan, Bagua zhang,
Xingyi quan)

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

Naturalism
Education should be practical
preparation for life - Rousseau
Education must provide firshand contact with childs
physical environment
Rousseau

Naturalism
The knowledge that the
individual acquires through
experience and verifies and
uses to solve his problems
Spencer
Has emphasized the importance
of physical education, including
its value in health and sound
mental development

Naturalistic education objectives

1. Preservation od natural
goodness of man.
2. Education according to nature.
3. Society anchored upon the
natural individual rights of
man.

Thank you!