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Qigong Training

“Dao that can be told, or described in words is not the Eternal Dao”. So begins the Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching) of Laozi (Lao Tzu), written some 2500 hundred years ago. This book has become the most widely translated book in the world after the Bible. It contains much wisdom in its few pages. We will be quoting Laozi throughout this book. His writings are spare and poetic and leave much room for reflection. How then to describe the [...]

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Online Store

Tools for Living the Dao. Our online store is now open! It includes books, DVDs, Empty Vessel magazine, Chinese herbs, healing music and a wide assortment of resources for Qigong, I Ching, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Taoism, Sexual Cultivation, and more. Go to online store  

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China Tour

China Tour

Embarking on the Way The Empty Vessel Daoist Study Tour May 12-28, 2015 Beijing • Hangzhou • Wudang Mountain • Qingcheng Shan Join us this fall for a magical trip to the Middle Kingdom with Solala Towler, editor of The Empty Vessel Join us in May when we travel to the sacred mountains of Daoism – Wudang Shan – home of Daoist taiji, qigong and martial arts. We will spend days hiking and visiting some of the many Daoist temples [...]

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Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores:• The art of clear, respectful, [...]

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Listen to free tracks from Solala’s CDs plus interviews with some of the leading Daoist teachers and authors. Just go to the audio downloads section of the website.    

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Subscribe to The Empty Vessel for only $20. That’s four issues for the price of three!  Just click on the magazine cover.              

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An interview with our friend Jiaye (Old Grandfather), a hermit who has lived in a cave high in the Wudang Mountains for over 20 years. For part two of this video as well as to watch other videos from China click on the Read More button below.

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Our mission is to create a community of people interested in pursuing Daoist thought and practice. We publish a magazine (The Empty Vessel), organize tours to the sacred Daoist mountains of China, offer qigong training, and provide tools and resources to live a centered and balanced life in the contemporary world. The organization was created in 1993  by Solala Towler.  We also invite speakers and teachers to share their wisdom and knowledge. The Empty Vessel is dedicated to the exploration [...]

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