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Sun, Jan 12


Five bi-monthly sessions online via Zoom.

The Tao of Daily Life

Exploring Taoist Practice

The Tao of Daily Life
The Tao of Daily Life

Time & Location

Jan 12, 2025, 7:30 PM

Five bi-monthly sessions online via Zoom.

About the event

For five sessions, on the second and fourth Sundays beginning January 12 at 7:30 pm, we will explore the daily practice of the Tao.  We will read and discuss the book, The Tao of Daily Life, by Derek Lin.

Jan 12: Part 1: In the Morning

Jan 24: Part 2: At Work

Feb 9: Part 3: With Friends

Feb 23: Part 4: With Family

Mar 9: Part 5: At Night

About the Book

The Tao of Daily Life combines ancient Eastern wisdom with practical application-perfect for busy Western readers! Derek Lin, Taoist master and expert in Eastern philosophy, brings his deep knowledge of this time-honored Chinese spiritual thought system into the twenty-first century. "There is one simple reason for the Tao to have survived through the ages intact: it works," writes Lin. "The principles of the Tao are extremely effective when applied to life. The philosophy as a whole is nothing less than a practical, useful guide to living life in a way that is smooth, peaceful, and full of energy." Using the powerful medium of stories and short dharma talks, Lin illuminates the Taoist secrets and engages the reader in their inherent wisdom.

About the Author

Derek Lin has become one of the best-selling Taoist teachers and writers in America today. He was born in Taiwan and grew up with native fluency in both Chinese and English. This background lets him convey Eastern teachings to Western readers in a way that is clear, simple, and authentic. His other books, including The Tao of Success, The Tao of Joy Every Day, and his own translation of the Tao Te Ching, have become category bestsellers. Lin offers a weekly lecture on the Tao that anyone can attend over the internet. Currently, he is the only notable author of the Tao to provide this level of access to the public.

About Our Small Groups

Our discussions are sparked by questions. They will be both personal and academic, involve personal experience as well as understanding, heart as well as head.

In all our small groups, we use Socratic dialogue to unravel hidden meanings and new understandings. We will share personal insights and experiences. Always, our discussions will be respectful, opening our minds and hearts to each other and perennial truths at the heart of the world's spiritual traditions.

We will meet on Zoom at 7:30 pm for about an hour and 15 minutes.  You will also be added to a discussion group on our website,, to discuss topics between sessions.


  • Groups are open to new members up until the first session.
  • Registration is by donation on a sliding scale.
  • The groups are limited to 15 people.
  • We must have a minimum of five people to run a group.
  • Friends of the Oratory may join groups for free if they register when signed into their accounts on this website.
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