For Daoist teachers and organizations, the Center for Daoist Studies provides guidance
for understanding and teaching the Daoist tradition in an accurate way. This includes
supplying educational materials. For non-specialist educators, the Center for Daoist
Studies provides advice on effective pedagogical approaches for facilitating an accurate
understanding of Daoism. This includes recommendations for reliable books and articles
as well as sample syllabi. For academic programs, the Center for Daoist Studies gives
consultation on effective ways of incorporating the study of Daoism and Chinese religions
into university education. This form of consultation may include advice on faculty
• Donation-based offering
The Center for Daoist Studies offers a variety of lectures on the Daoist tradition.
Intended for educated and university audiences, these formal lectures may be given
in small group or large auditorium formats. Representative topics include introduction
to Daoism, Daoist religious practice, Daoist body maps, Daoist literature, and Daoist
The Center for Daoist Studies provides continuing education classes for various organizations.
These classes may include from 1-2 day workshops to multiple-week courses. We work
with organizations to design classes that will fulfill their educational needs. This
may include teacher-training programs for Daoist practitioners. Topics include Daoist
history and literature, Daoist energetics and seasonal dietetics, Daoist anatomy
and physiology, Chinese medicine, as well as Chinese history, religion, and society.
• Fee-based offering
The Center for Daoist Studies offers public talks on topics related to Daoism. Intended
for a general audience, these public talks may be formal or informal. They may consist
of directed study, discussion-based talks, or critical conversations. Public talks
are appropriate for Daoist communities, primary and secondary school classes, inter-religious
gatherings, or local communities. Topics include Daoist history, Daoism in contemporary
Chinese society, American Daoism, and so forth.