Videos about Taoism, China

The Dao De Jing 道德经

The Tao Te Ching in older PinYin.

The 'Book Of The Way', by LaoZi (Lao Tsu / Lao Tse) is the essence of Daoism (Taoism).

An audio book with introduction; don't miss it ...

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Bonus film - The Taoist Way - a talk by Alan Watts ...

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WuDang Mountain 武当山, HuBei province, home of Taoism and WuShu

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Aerial view of the beautiful LaoJunShan Mountain 老君山

Near LuoYang, provincial capital of HeNan, central China.

There is a LaoZi Cultural Park near the foot of the mountain and a cable car is available to reach the top.

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The three key philosophies of China

Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism.

And how they complement each other.


Stephen Prothero is a Professor of Religion at Boston University. These excellent expositions are well worth a listen for all who wish to understand the Chinese civilisation, including China today.


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Butterfly Dream – the wisdom of Zhuang Zi 庄子

Somewhere on ZhongNan Mountain ...


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"Once, ZhuangZi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was ZhuangZi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable ZhuangZi. But he didn't know if he was ZhuangZi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was ZhuangZi."


This hints at many questions regarding the philosophy of mind, language, epistemology (knowledge and belief), and the nature of time.


The wisdom of Zhuang Zi (Chuang Tzu / Chuang Tse); 369 BC - 286 BC, a contemporary of Mencius (a disciple of Confucius). Zhuang Zi had a significant impact on Chinese Buddhism - particularly the type that is best known by its Japanese name: Zen Buddhism. Zhuang Zi is, however, essentially a key figure in Taoism, following Lao Zi (Lao Tse). A good read is 'The Way of Zen' by Alan Watts.

       
   

The beautiful WuDang Mountains 武当山, home of Taoism

A fascinating documentary by CCTV English ...


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A trip to WuDang Mountain 武当山

These mountains lie just south of ShiYan in HuBei province.


Famous for its stunning scenery and Taoist monastries.


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The Taoist temples at WuDang Mountain 武当山

Near ShiYan city in north-west HuBei province, central China.


A UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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SanQing Mountain 三清山, JiangXi province

SanQingShan is a renowned Taoist sacred site located 25 miles (40 km) north of YuShan County in JiangXi Province.

With outstanding natural scenery, plants and wildlife, the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that in all covers 230
square kilometers. SanQing means the “Three Pure Ones” in Chinese as Mount SanQing is composed of three main summits: YuJing, YuShui, and YuHua, representing the Taoist trinity. YuJing (rising 1820 meters above sea level) is the highest. 三峰峻拔、如三清列坐其巅

SanQing Mountain in Jiangxi Province, although not very well-known to many people today, was regarded as a sacred place for Taoists in the Tang Dynasty period (618-907), when Taoism was at its most popular.

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With beautiful clouds, mist and strange-shaped pine trees, Sanqing Mountain is a fairyland far from the hustle and bustle of city life.


The mountain is shrouded in mist for about 200 days each year. On misty days, dense fog envelops the mountain completely and makes you think you are wandering in the clouds. Once in a while, wind blows away the mist, and a stiff, imposing peak suddenly appears right in front of you.



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Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in China

An excellent overview of the Three Teachings ...


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