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The Way of the Tao (2010)

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Taoism is at the same time a philosophy, a religion, a culture and a way of living. It cannot be easily defined, yet it has deeply permeated Chinese society for nearly 3,000 years and it is the finest way to penetrate Chinese thought, culture and society. Although the subject is increasingly finding an echo in the Western world, there is no documentary presenting the main aspects of Taoism.

This documentary plunges us into the heart of ancestral practices and rituals that have adapted to modernity. The film is based on the magic of landscapes and temples, the mysterious beauty of Chinese art, the poetry of aphorisms and the passion of its followers. It also brings across to the viewer the unparalleled force of inspiration Taoism represents for the Chinese, after 60 years of communism.

Yves de Peretti
English, French and Chinese with English subtitles

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katarina.sekne, posted on September 22, 2016

geoffrey.bernard, posted on September 8, 2016

I am deeply grateful for this elegant view of Daoism.

I am Daoist and it is food for my practice to feel the chi from these wondrous temples and people.

Especially all the monks in the first half - great chi!

gaianmind, posted on April 24, 2016

That was amazing that the statue smiled. I watched it about 4 times and the statues mouth went from flat to smiling.

debohara, posted on April 22, 2016

Lovely imagery, I enjoyed it very much. Thank-you

sodago40, posted on April 21, 2016

I find it frustrating that some movies can not be watched from Europe! it seems to be all the one I m interested in...!

fenhausx, posted on April 15, 2016

is in not actual pronounced with da rather than ta

sstringfellow, posted on April 17, 2016

I know. It was a bit jarring hearing the narrator pronounce it with a "t." I've noticed a number of mispronunciations in the narrations in these films. I would think that the narrators would be given pronunciation guides for some of the key words from other languages. Also, her voice was at such a clip, it was difficult to relax or even completely take in what she was saying with ease, which seems to me against the Tao.

I have yet to watch the whole video though, and I'm sure I'll love it. I'm thrilled that there's something about the Tao on Gaia!

saurabhgoenka01, posted on June 10, 2016

Hi Sstringfellow,

Yes, it is indeed Dao - the softer and original Dao. The realisation of true nature. Do you practice Dao? Which school/branch are you associated with (if any)

With Gratitude, Respect and Love,

JMSMITH1, posted on April 15, 2016

I learned a lot about Taoism and found many simularities with spiritual beliefs from other cultures. Thank you!

earlymorning, posted on April 15, 2016

I loved this film. Thank you Gaia for sharing this.
One of my favourite books is 'Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations' by Wayne Dyer.
If one is interested in experiencing the wisdom this is a book that can be used daily as a guide.

JMSMITH1, posted on April 15, 2016

Thank you for the suggestion, I will check it out!

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