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

A Journey into Daoist China with Solala Towler Hangzhou • Wuyi Mountains • Chengdu • Qingcheng Mountain October 12-27 2019 Join us this October as we explore Daoist China…we will begin our journey in Hangzhou where we will go boating upon the famous West Lake, visit the temple of the famous Daoist alchemist Ge Hong and drink tea at some of the traditional teahouses there…then we will take a fast train to the beautiful Wuyi Mountains in southern China, a […]

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embarking on way course in taoism

Now available on CD/DVD or as a digital download! Over 5 hours of audio Two hours of video 130-page book (provided as a PDF or Word doc) Take a journey into the philosophy and practices of Taoism with master teacher Solala Towler. Over five hours of audio and two hours of video along with a 130-page book. The eight main principles of Taoism and instruction on Taoist Meditation. Seven guided meditations and more. 130-page book covering all the main principles […]

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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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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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