Daoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy that describes the way of nature and how to cultivate longevity and ease by living according to the principles of nature. In our classes, we read through the DaoDeJing (TaoTeChing) and Zhuangzi (Chuangtzu), two foundational texts of Daoism.
The DaoDeJing or the Laozi was written by Laozi sometime between 600 and 400 BCE. It consists of 81 chapters of the profound wisdom of its author and is still very relevant today. In it, Laozi emphasizes the importance of living according to nature's way (Dao) and not trying too hard (WuWei).