Lao Zi (Lao Tzu)
Lao Zi is one of the greatest Daoist Masters and his “Dao De Jing” is well refined. His combined thoughts of Daoism belong to the library of practical Daoist documents.
His Daoist philosophy had nothing to do with theology or religion when it first appeared. It was purely for guiding or helping those who followed Daoism in their daily life. Especially during the Western Han Dynasty, even the ruler Emperor adopted Daoism as a major guidance for ruling his Empire. Lao Zi or Lao Dan was born in the Chen State and served as the librarian for King Zou. Lao Zi also had some students such as Wen Zi Juan Zi, Guan Yin Zi, Yang Zhu and even a great philosopher, Kong Zi (Confucius).
Lao Zi’s retreat into seclusion resulted in his achievements and history to be concealed from the rest of the world. His seclusion was most significant of Daoist behavior.
“Surrender brings perfection, the crooked become straight, the empty become full, the worn become new…” – Laozi, Dao De Jing
How does the LaoZi Academy relate to Laozi and his philosophy?
As the name clearly states, the Academy adopted the name of the greatest Daoist Master and thinker, LaoZi, as its name.
The Academy was established with the aim of teaching and spreading LaoZi’s Daoist teachings, as well as, to show people how to best approach Daoism, cultivate it and ultimately achieve the Great Dao.
Along with teaching Daoist cultivation and Lao Zi’s principles, the Academy promotes the ideal harmony with nature, Daoist lifestyle methods and practices for gaining and preserving health.
Through Master Dongyang you will have access to an abundance of Daoist practical & theoretical knowledge to cater for every individual need.
“Everyone knows that the soft overcomes the hard and the yielding triumphs over the rigid… Why then so little faith? Why can no one practice it?…” – Laozi, Dao De Jing