Understanding who we are – a Daoist perspective

“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”: a quote, often attributed to Socrates, that is hard to dismiss. If we look to Laozi, a philosopher from a century before and a completely different culture, we can find much that mirrors the sentiment and ways to achieve this state well-being.

Laozi, founder of Daoism, is respected by people in all circles in China. His philosophy, after more than 2,000 years, is still a part of the daily lives of Chinese people, heavily influencing their ways of thinking and dealing with life’s difficulties.

In this public talk, the speaker will look at our origins through Laozi’s eyes, the relationship between our dual nature and our conscience, and the option to follow natural laws to understand who we are. For Laozi, we are free to choose, but in the end, emulating Dao (the truth and laws that govern the order of things) is key to self-understanding and fulfilment.

This event will take place virtually at 6-7pm on Thursday 20 May.

Places are free, but registration is required. For more information, and to book your place, please visit the event page.

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