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Synonyms for Taoism

a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism

religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic

philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

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In China, historic Daoist or Buddhist rock carvings and Confucian cliff inscriptions are also associated with travel routes (land, sea or river) or remarkable landscape features (mountains, cliffs, shores) that have acquired religious or political significance (Harrist 2008; Dematte 2014).
One might assume that here Heidegger--whose own connections with the traditions of Daoism are complex (Hirsch, 1970; Ma, 2005, 2006, 2009; Ma & van Brakel, 2006; May, 1996; Zhang, 2006)--is already drawing upon the traditions of Daoist thought.
Thus, when Heidegger states that what is cleared is the free and open and what is cleared is that which conceals itself, we can read in such statements intonations of Daoist freedom and ontological accord.
An exploration of how images of divine beings and luminaries are depicted in the ROM's pair of Daoist murals, combined with new collaborative research and stunning photography.
At Man Mo Temple, the most revered Daoist temple in the territory, guests have the opportunity to draw a joss stick and have their fortune told by the temple priest.
Ancestor veneration and the Daoist rituals of consulting almanacs, geomancy, horoscopes and spirit mediums are seasoned with ethnic flavour.
Early Chinese environment, full of Confucian and Daoist ideas, stimulated various authors of ink painting and treatises on aesthetic to explore their own personal spiritual evolution, understand unity of human and nature, think that artistic creation and contemplation of art work could have effects which Aristotle called as an catharsis, or "purification", "purgation" and "intellectual clarification" of emotions (Aristotle 1987: 7).
The Daoist views of Louis Komjathy on vegetarianism and veganism also registered with me.
Wudang Daoist Disciple Xia Chongyi (that's the name he was given when he was inducted in 2010 in the Wudang Temples of China) recently landed himself a school on South Washington Street where he hopes to, "bring out the atmosphere and culture of the Sacred Wudang Mountains-the birthplace of Tai Chi, and an apex of Daoist Health traditions.
In that book, and in numerous other writings that would follow, Li drew connections between the teachings and practices of Falun Dafa and a variety of teachings and practices known most widely from Daoist and Buddhist traditions.
Section VI discusses the controversial topic of Daoist anarchism and concludes that, while it is true that Laozi and Zhuangzi display a profound distrust of government, their rejection of purposive action leads them to discard any conscious measure directed at the limitation of power.
Religions: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian and Muslim Note: officially atheist
So in 2007, with permission of the authorities, I put up billboards featuring images of trees, like the "wish trees" in Daoist, Buddhist and Confucian temples, where people tie notes about their private desires to the branches, hoping that the wind will blow their prayers to heaven.
Leadership, Daoist Wu Wei and reflexivity: Flow, self-protection and excuse in Chinese bank managers' leadership practice.
The burial customs preserved in these tombs also suggest a mix of religious values, often a combination of Buddhist or Daoist rituals with tribal shamanistic ceremonies such as animal sacrifice (39).