THE CENTER OF TRADITIONAL TAOIST STUDIES

The Center of Traditional Taoist Studies is a non-commercial enterprise. The Center is a theological and educational institute dedicated to the dissemination of Taoist teachings in the USA and throughout the world.

The Center’s education program includes traditional Taoist theology and philosophy, physical wellness (Tai Chi, Chi Quong), Taoist shaman practices and meditation.

The basis of The Center of Traditional Taoist Studies is the Temple of Original Simplicity.

The Center’s educational curriculums include traditional Taoist theology, philosophy, physical wellness (Tai Chi, Chi Quong) and Taoist shaman practices and meditation.

The Center of Traditional Taoist Studies was founded by Grand Master Alex Anatole in 1978.

The Founder,
Grand Master
Alex Anatole

The master came, because it was his time to be born.

— Chuang Tzu (“The Lao Tzu wisdom“)

At a young age Alex Anatole was introduced to Master Lu Yang Tai, the “enlightened” Taoist sage with genealogical lineage extending to the ancient origins of Taoism.

From the age of eight, Alex was his only disciple, and learned all aspects of the classical Taoist Studies: philosophy, theology, healing, astrology, religious procedures and martial arts. When he was twenty, he was ordained a Taoist priest.

The Truth of Tao

The Essence of Tao

Tao of Celestial Foxes–The Way to Immortality

A Synopsis of Taoist Teachings for the West

TAO

Men who possess my Tao are princes in this life and rulers in the hereafter.

— Chuang Tzu

Chinese hieroglyph of Tao

Tao Te Ching

Taoism is the religion and philosophy whose roots go back to the ancient shamanism. The teachings of Tao that are contained in the Tao Te Ching the second most translated book after the Bible. The Tao Te Ching is comprised of eighty-one poems, which were written by the Taoist sage, Lao Tzu approximately in 500 B.C.

The main principles of taoism:

  1. The primary goal – Contentment and spiritual development
  2. Taoist principals in practice and clear picture of reality
  3. Manifestations of Tao
  4. Nature is unkind
  5. Society versus the individual
  6. Humanity and Justice
  7. Non-interference
  8. Camouflage
  9. Harmonization of desires of the mind and limitations

Do not develop the nature which is of man, but develop the nature which is of God.

— Chuang Tzu

The Taoist religious practices build the bridge between material human world and the heavens. In search of harmony with the Great Ultimate, Taoists strive to understand and achieve their true way – which ultimately can lead them to the celestial powers of the Great Ultimate. Praying in the Temple of Original Simplicity, opens the channel of communication with the higher power.

To the classical Taoist, life is a continued struggle aimed at the purging of confusion and development of the soul. The Taoist philosophy teaches life principles and allows the practitioner to hear the divine guidance of the Taoist spirits and see reality more clearly.

There is a connection between the mind and the body. The practitioner must realize that the mind controls the body, not the opposite.

Yin/Yang symbol

Do not allow the mind to lead one astray from Tao, and not supplement the natural by human means.

— Chuang Tzu

The simplest way to understand reality is the profound study of the philosophy of Taoism. The correct philosophical principles teach the Taoist to assess reality accurately, without illusion, and teach how to deal with the consequences of confused thoughts and action.

The Sage uses his mind like a mirror, it remains peaceful and serene in repose…

— Chuang Tzu

The Taoist Sage, Lao Tzu, taught that Mental Hygiene purges unrealistic thoughts and expectations that block the man’s ability to see reality clearly. Lao Tzu stated that the process of Mental Hygiene is necessary for every Taoist to achieve contentment and piece of mind. The purging process of the mind is Mental Hygiene, which is necessary to ward of artificial social values and ideas.

When a man’s body is at ease and his spirit is recovered, he becomes one with heaven.

— Chuang Tzu

The Taoist religious practices build the bridge between material human world and the heavens. In search of harmony with the Great Ultimate, Taoists strive to understand and achieve their true way – which ultimately can lead them to the celestial powers of the Great Ultimate. Praying in the Temple of Original Simplicity, opens the channel of communication with the higher power.

To the classical Taoist, life is a continued struggle aimed at the purging of confusion and development of the soul. The Taoist philosophy teaches life principles and allows the practitioner to hear the divine guidance of the Taoist spirits and see reality more clearly.

It is very hard, nearly impossible, for the mortal man to change his fate from lamentation and sorrow to contentment and fortune on his own. Only with the help of the divine spirits, support from the Taoist Gods and the intervention of the Supreme Power through the celestial magic of Taoist alchemy can a favorable outcome occur.

Taoist Life Coaching is the study of ancient Taoist alchemy and Chinese Shamanism. Taoist Life Coaching is built on the divine celestial guidance gleaned through the immortal power of the great spirits and communication with omniscient Taoist deities. This sacred knowledge has been interpreted for modern Western society, to enable individuals to change their life from misfortune to fortune for contentment and clarity of their earthly existence. The techniques of Taoist Life Coaching rejuvenate, purge, heal, nourish and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit enabling Taoist internal and external meditation for the health and wellness. Taoist Life Coaching is comprised of the Creed of Celestial Foxes, Taoist Lin Hun Therapy and Taoist Divine Guidance.

In 2020, The Center of Traditional Taoist Studies was proud to announce the formal recognition from the US patent office for the official teachings of Taoist Lin Hun therapy and Taoist Divine Guidance.

Taoist Heavenly Lin Hun Therapy deals systemically with the theological – religious psychotherapy of the human eternal energies.
Taoist Divine Guidance is built on the sacred teachings of Taoist philosophy and theology and creates a mortal vision of reality in this earthly dimension and life after death.

Disclaimer

The content on this website is for informational purposes only. The ancient techniques of Taoism can be dangerous to physical and mental health if not practiced under the tutelage of a qualified Master.