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February 2017 - Practicing the Tao Te Ching: 81 Steps on the Way

April 2017 | Program Host: Vicki Dello Joio

Most people think of the Tao Te Ching as a book of philosophy or a treatise on leadership. Yet there is a little known treasure hidden deep within the familiar passages of Lao Tzu’s work: step-by-step practical guidance for the spiritual journey. In this new work from Solala Towler, he pairs a practice to each of the 81 chapters of Lao Tzu’s work, thereby allowing the reader/student to grasp each chapter, not with their mind, but with their chi body. In this talk, we will be focusing on how the Tao Te Ching can be used as a manual for self-cultivation.

Solala Towler

Solala Towler is past president and founding board member of the NQA and has practiced the Taoist arts for over 25 years. He is author of Tales From the Tao, The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, and more. He has been editor of The Empty Vessel: The Journal of Taoist Philosophy and Practice since 1993 and teaches qigong, sacred Taoist gongfu tea ceremony, and sound healing at conferences and workshops around the country. He also leads tours to China to study in the sacred Taoist mountains of Wudang. For more information on Solala’s programs visit