Eastern Spirituality observes spiritual practices with Eastern roots. Learn more about topics like Feng Shui, Tai Chi, Taoism or reincarnation.

Taoist Philosophy

Taoist philosophy attempts to illuminate the interdependency of all things, including life, art, and language. By observing the processes of nature, the Taoists say, we can come to some understanding about the meaning of our lives and about our place in the world.

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  • Did the Beatles introduce yoga to the Western world?

    Did the Beatles introduce yoga to the Western world?

    In the 1960s, the Beatles joined Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in his Himalayan ashram. Their interest in meditation undoubtedly influenced their music. But are they responsible for introducing yoga to the West? See more »

  • How Feng Shui Works

    How Feng Shui Works

    What exactly is feng shui? Is it science or superstition? Some dismiss feng shui as Chinese myth or new age, but feng shui advocates say that it can improve everything from harmony in the home to wealth and well-being.  See more »

  • How Karma Works

    How Karma Works

    The principle behind karma is that people's actions affect their present and future lives. Is karma an idea or an actual substance that sticks to the soul? See more »

  • How Reincarnation Works

    How Reincarnation Works

    Reincarnation is the concept that the soul, or some aspect of the soul, is reborn into new lives. Has Western science proven that it really occurs? See more »

  • How the Dalai Lama Works

    How the Dalai Lama Works

    The Dalai Lama is known for his compassion, wisdom and patience. But how does the 14th Dalai Lama govern his people in exile? See more »

  • How Yoga Works

    How Yoga Works

    Yoga is big business in the U.S., and its bends and twists go by names like downward-facing dog, pigeon or camel while attracting practitioners from all walks of life. But what are the breathing exercises, meditation and poses of yoga all about? See more »

  • Name That Style of Yoga

    Name That Style of Yoga

    Can you name the different styles of yoga? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. See more »

  • 10 Deities Who Like to Party

    10 Deities Who Like to Party

    Religious worship can serious and somber, but it can also be joyous and celebratory -- in the correct context, of course. Here are 10 deities, like that infamous Dionysus, who command their followers to party. See more »

  • Chi Kung Exercises

    Chi Kung Exercises

    In Taoism, chi refers to the living energy in all things. Kung is a term that refers to the achievements of long practice. Together, as chi kung, these words describe a relationship between someone who cultivates the chi and the discipline they use. See more »

  • Meaning of Taoism

    Meaning of Taoism

    The meaning of Taoism is more subtle than most religions, arising mostly from mythology. Learn about these philophies and ideas that have survived for almost two thousand years. See more »

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