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Workshop 8: Taoism

Workshop 8: Taoism
Workshop 8: Taoism

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  • Thirty spokes are joined together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that allows the wheel to function. We mold clay into a pot, but it...
  • Prepare the workshop materials well in advance so you are not scrambling on the day of the workshop. Before the workshop, think of an...
  • Materials for Activity Scarves of many colors, textures, and lengths, several per participant Box to hold the scarves Recording of Asian...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resource 1, Taoism...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Random Tao Te Ching Chapters (enough copies for each participant to have two or three chapter...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " A Cup of Tea " Preparation for Activity Read the story "A Cup of Tea" so you will be comfortable presenting...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Chapter 10 Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Copy Leader Resource 3, Chapter...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 2, Yin/Yang Symbol Solid-color scarves or scrunchies in complementary color...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint with youth's questions about Taoism (from Opening) Handout 1, Taoism Fact Sheet Handout 2, Yin/Yang Symbol...
  • Materials for Activity Religions Time Line from Workshop 1 World map or globe Sticky notes and fine-point marker Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Taking It Home handout Optional: Newsprint, markers, and...
  • Review today's workshop with your co-leader: How did the activities work for participants? Did participants engage the subject with respect...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Clean-up materials, including rubber or work gloves, trash bags, spray bottles, and/or rags (depending on...
  • Materials for Activity For pre-engagement preparation Handout 1, Taoism Fact Sheet Leader Resource 1, Taoism Background For the engagement...
  • Materials for Activity Mats, blankets, carpet, or other surface covering recommended by the guest instructor Other supplies the instructor...
  • Thirty spokes are joined together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that allows the wheel to function. We mold clay into a pot, but it...
  • Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era, welcomed into his home a university professor who had asked to see him. The professor...
  • Founded/Created: It is estimated that the Tao Te Ching (DOW duh jing) was written in China in 550 BCE; however, the origins of Taoism go...
  • Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing.
  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations Acceptance of one another and...
  • Taoism is a faith practiced by more than 20 million people around the world. The name comes from the word "Tao," which means "the Way." In...
  • 1 The tao that can be described is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be spoken is not the eternal Name. The nameless is the boundary...
  • Excerpt A is a 1939 translation by Dwight Goddard. Excerpt B is a 1995 translation by Peter Merel . Excerpt C is from a translation by...
  • A website on Taoism is Taoism . The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (NY: Penguin, 1982) is an excellent and accessible introduction to Taoism...

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