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Transforming Body and Spirit

 Authentic Taoist Teachings Transmitted Through the Legacy of Renowned Master T.T. Liang and His Longtime Protege Stuart Alve Olson

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Cultivating Body and Spirit Through Internal Energy and Philosophy

Are you seeking a heightened sense of spirituality, vitality, and wisdom? By developing internal energy and acquiring the wisdom of centuries-old Taoist teachings, you can embark on a journey toward enhanced physical health, mental clarity, and spiritual harmony. Join us at the Sanctuary of Tao, where the knowledge of masters T.T. Liang and Stuart Alve Olson continues to illuminate pathways that resonate with your innermost being and pave the way for a life filled with vitality and peace.

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Taoist Internal Alchemy

One of the Sanctuary of Tao’s main purposes is to promote the teachings of Taoist Internal Alchemy, which is about cultivating your inherent internal energies of Jing, Qi, and Shen (body, breath, and mind) to awaken your spirit.

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Taijiquan (Tai Chi)

The Sanctuary of Tao’s Taijiquan programs provide access to a lifetime’s worth of teachings and reference guides that will only get deeper and more useful with time. These courses are the most effective way to present Stuart Alve Olson’s foundational knowledge and experience of Taijiquan.

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Closed-Door Student Path

Becoming a Closed-Door student includes access to the pre-recorded classes from the Laying the Foundation Program and the ability to meet with Stuart online twice a month in one-on-one private sessions.

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Sanctuary of Tao Membership

The Sanctuary of Tao’s Membership is a great way to start interacting with us, learn about Taoism, and get an introduction to the various avenues for beginning Taoist Internal Alchemy.

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Philosophy Courses

Learn the basics of the ancient Chinese system of divination and calculation for gaining wisdom and developing intuition. Then continue your studies of the I Ching through the monthly talks in the Membership.

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Free Resources

Revitalize Your Energy - Tracing the Wall Qigong

Tracing the Wall is a simple, yet powerful exercise that teaches you to focus your breath in your lower abdomen, in the area the Chinese call the Dantian, located about three inches directly behind your navel.

Experience the benefits of breathing from your Dantian:

  • Enhanced Health
  • Revitalized Energy
  • Boosted Immunity
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Calculate My Chinese Astrology

Each hour, day, month, and year correlate to one of twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac so that each person has an astrology chart made up of four animal signs, one for their hour, day, month, and year.

There are both lunar and solar-based Chinese calendar systems, so you will find differences in the starting and ending dates of certain years and months between different sources’ calendars depending on whether you are looking at a solar or lunar calendar or one that combines both.

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Sanctuary of Tao!

We’re a non-profit educational organization offering Taoist teachings through our online membership, programs, and retreats

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Master T.T. Liang

Liang Tung-tsai, also known as T.T. Liang (1900-2002), was a renowned Tai Chi Master and a central figure in the spread of Tai Chi to the West. Master Liang was the main teacher of Stuart Alve Olson, the Guiding Teacher at the Sanctuary of Tao.

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Stuart Alve Olson

Guiding Teacher at the Sanctuary of Tao Author and translator of over thirty books on Taoist philosophy and practices

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