Sat, Dec 18|
ZHUANG ZI - The Outer Chapters
Zhuang Zi (Zhuang Zhou/Nan Hua Zhen Ren) is considered one of the most profound thinkers placed under the auspices of Daoist philosophy and religion.
Time & Location
Dec 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – Dec 19, 2021, 5:00 PM
About the Event
Zhuang Zi (Zhuang Zhou/Nan Hua Zhen Ren) is considered one of the most profound thinkers
placed under the auspices of Daoist philosophy and religion.
As recorded in the text ZhuangZi, his teachings (inner chapters) and their interpretations (outer
and miscellaneous chapters) have been deeply appreciated, provoking, and insightful to
students and thinkers of Chinese philosophy.
Since much of early Chinese medicine was applied Chinese philosophy, many of the reflections
and realizations found in the ZhuangZi have been integrated, or at least, utilized to provoke and
instill conscious cultivation among students, clinicians, and practitioners of Chinese medicine.
Rich in allegories, paradoxes, metaphors, and humor, Zhuang Zi challenges the readers to
ponder upon some of the most existential questions, such as the pursuits and virtues of
humanity, the way of nature (zi ran), limits of learning, significance of oneself, and cultivational
This weekend exploration in ZhuangZi is intended to question, to contemplate, and to entertain
how Zhuang Zi’s insights can serve to deepen one’s connection to the process of being and
healing. Utilizing passages from the text, the instructor will discuss how these teachings have
been immersed into Chinese medicine and the significance of such endeavors in the cultivation
of the clinician.
Live Streaming - Two Days