Workshop 8: Taoism Part of Building Bridges In This Section Introduction From Building Bridges Thirty spokes are joined together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that allows the wheel to function.... Spiritual Preparation From Building Bridges Prepare the workshop materials well in advance so you are not scrambling on the day of the workshop.... Welcoming and Entering From Building Bridges Materials for Activity Scarves of many colors, textures, and lengths, several per participant Box to hold the scarves Recording of Asian flute music or... Opening From Building Bridges Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers, and tape Leader Resourc... Activity 1: Tao Te Ching From Building Bridges Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Random Tao Te Ching Chapters (enough copies for each participant to have two or thre... Activity 2: Story - A Cup of Tea From Building Bridges Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "A Cup of Tea" Preparation for Activity Read the story "A Cup of Tea" so you will be comfortable... Activity 3: So Little, So Much From Building Bridges Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3, Chapter 10 Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Copy Leader Resourc... Activity 4: Equal and Opposite From Building Bridges Activity time: 12 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Handout 2, Yin/Yang Symbol Solid-color scarves or scrunchies in complement... Activity 5: Fact Sheet From Building Bridges Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint with youth's questions about Taoism (from Opening) Handout 1, Taoism Fact Sheet Handout 2,... Activity 6: Time Line From Building Bridges Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Religions Time Line from Workshop 1 World map or globe Sticky notes and fine-point marker Preparation fo... Closing From Building Bridges Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle Taking It Home handout Optional: Newsprint,... Leader Reflection and Planning From Building Bridges Review today's workshop with your co-leader: How did the activities work for participants? Did participants engage the subject with respect?... Faith In Action: Simply Do It From Building Bridges Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Clean-up materials, including rubber or work gloves, trash bags, spray bottles, and/or rags... Alternate Activity 1: Engagement From Building Bridges Activity time: 90 minutes Materials for Activity For pre-engagement preparation Handout 1, Taoism Fact Sheet Leader Resource 1, Taoism Background For th... Alternate Activity 2: Tai Chi From Building Bridges Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Mats, blankets, carpet, or other surface covering recommended by the guest instructor Other supplies th... Taking It Home From Building Bridges Thirty spokes are joined together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that allows the wheel to function.... A Cup of Tea From Building Bridges Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era, welcomed into his home a university professor who had asked to see him.... Handout 1: Taoism Fact Sheet From Building Bridges 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 back hundreds o... Handout 2: Yin-Yang Symbol From Building Bridges Printing This Handout Download a high-resolution copy of this Handout (PDF) for printing. Handout 3: The Seven UU Principles From Building Bridges The inherent worth and dignity of every person Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritu... Leader Resource 1: Taoism Background From Building Bridges Taoism is a faith practiced by more than 20 million people around the world.... Leader Resource 2: Random Tao Te Ching Chapters From Building Bridges 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 of Heaven and... Leader Resource 3: Chapter 10 From Building Bridges 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 Charles Muller,... Find Out More From Building Bridges A website on Taoism is Taoism.Tai Chi, as does the International Taoist Tai Chi Society. PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Building Bridges NEXT: Introduction Download all of Building Bridges (Word) to edit or print.