Essence and Transformation: Post-Daoist Yin, Yang, and Yun
THE ESSENCE AND TRANSFORMATION ETHOS PROGRAM focuses on Post-Daoism and Post-Daoist theories of essence and change, with particular concentration on Post-Daoist Gender Theory. Post-Daoism is a new branch of ontological philosophy representing radical revaluations of “inherited” or classical Daoism. Post-Daoism introduces a comprehensive revisioning of nearly all aspects of classical Daoism, including new understandings of Yin-Yang Theory and the introduction of a new Post-Daoist essence: Yun; Introduction to Post-Daoist 5-Realms Theory; sexuality, queerness, and gender ontologies based on new understandings of the Jing, rather than standard Daoist binaries of “Yin” and “Yang”; paradigm-shifting reconceptualizations of the three essences of TCM and inherited Daoism: Jing, Qi, and Shen; the teachings of the Erotic Basis of Being and the concept of the Heartmind as a spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, and sociopolitical human responsibility.
For a full description, see The Ethea
The Experientia: Deep Practice Intensive
Online via Zoom
Monday, May 10 — Friday, May 14, 2021
8-11am and 12:30-2:30pm MDT, each day
The Pedagogia: Teacher Training Program
Online via Zoom
Monday, May 17 — Saturday, May 22, 2021
honoring the transmission-based tradition of mogadao
A transmission-based tradition means that teachers—and the bodies of teachers, and the body of knowledge that MogaDao teachers represent—are the only source of the teachings of MogaDao. In other words, there is no "media" available with regard to the practices of MogaDao.—there are only the teachers. MogaDao teachers are not permitted to record their online teachings and offer them to students as study tools outside of the live experience of their online teachings (streaming). This means that students, too, are part of this honor code, which establishes the MogaDao tradition as rather unique in the modern age. In some 30 years of teaching, Zhen Dao herself has never made videos of the vast practices of MogaDao; no material outside of the direct interface of her body has ever been available. Going online at this time, under the current circumstances, is a form of flowing with the Dao, of following necessity. However, this means that students taking her online classes—and the online classes of other MogaDao teachers—must participate in that timeworn honor code of non-recording. Zhen Dao, the MogaDao teachers, and the tradition of MogaDao are deeply grateful for your understanding and compliance in this regard.