Daoist Ceremony Study Program

Our program offers a combination of a virtual classroom with live-video conferencing, tutorial videos, study materials, regular Q&A sessions and online groups for study-exchange and open discussions. The program is divided into 4 trimester(3months), each with a specific focus. Students can choose to participate only one trimester or the complete program. The trimesters are repeated after each term, so students can join the program any time. Classes are weekly and will be recorded and shared for later replay. So if you miss a class, you won´t fall behind.

Lessons content

Topics covered include, but are not limited to following content:

First Trimester:

Morning ceremony

  • Basic knowledge, ethics, etiquette, etc.
  • Daoist history
  • Philosophy & Classical scriptures
  • 4 pillars of Taoist meditation
  • Reciting the morning liturgy
  • Spiritual incantations and declarations
  • Complete morning ceremony (早 课 Zao Ke)
  • Rituals & gestures: offerings, water, incense, etc.
  • English translations of complete Scriptures

Start of the first trimester: 21st January 2024   – Classes are Sundays at 8pm UTC +2 (German Time)


Second trimester:

Evening ceremony

  • Basic knowledge, ethics, etiquette, etc.
  • Daoist history
  • Philosophy & Classical scriptures
  • inner practice – Nei Gong
  • Reciting the evening liturgy
  • Spiritual incantations and declarations
  • Complete evening prayer (晚 课 Wan Ke)
  • Rituals & Gestures
  • English translations of complete Scriptures

Start of the second trimester: 14th April 2024  – Classes are Sundays at 8pm UTC +2 (German Time)


Third trimester:

San Guan Jing

  • Basic knowledge, ethics, etiquette, etc.
  • Daoist history
  • Philosophy & Classical scriptures
  • Daoist altar: construction, consecration, etc.
  • Reciting the San Guan Jing (Scripture of the Three Officers)
  • Spiritual incantations and declarations
  • Complete San Guan ceremony
  • Ritual

Start of the third trimester: 7th July 2024 – Classes are Sundays at 8pm UTC +2 (German Time)


Fourth trimester:

Bei Dou Jing

  • Basic knowledge, ethics, etiquette, etc.
  • Daoist history
  • Philosophy & Classical scriptures
  • External practice – Wai Gong
  • Reciting the Bei Dou Jing (Scripture of the Mother of the North Star)
  • Spiritual incantations and declarations
  • Complete at Dou ceremony
  • Talisman & rituals
  • English translations of complete Scriptures

Start of the fourth trimester: 29th September 2024 – Classes are Sundays at 8pm UTC +2 (German Time)


Ritual music Class:

Students graduated all 4 trimesters and passed the Mid-Term and End-Term exams can enter the 5th trimester with focus on Ritual music and instruments.


Master Class:

After completing all 4 trimester and pass the Mid-Term and End-Term Exams, there is the opportunity to join the Master Class and learn advanced skills as a high priest (Gao Gong). 

More information via email: info@daostudies.com


Registration :

Tuition fees and Registration HERE

Fees can be paid monthly or all at once.

Registrations with a short intro by email to: info@daostudies.com

Each semester is limited to 10 participants. Early registrations will be considered first.


Additional information:

You can take only one trimester or complete several in a row. It is possible to complete all 4 trimester within 1 years. The trimesters are repeated every year.

There will be a Mid-Term and End-Term Exam to ensure our students progress.

The lessons and teaching materials are in English, scriptures are in Chinese with Pin Yin transcription. We also provide English translations of the scriptures. Our program is specially designed so that non-Chinese speaking students have the opportunity to learn Daoist ceremonies and practices. Every participant needs be able to pronounce Pin Yin words. There are numerous videos online to learn the Pin Yin within a day.

The teacher of this program is Daoist Liu (Liu Cheng Yong), ordained Daoist High-Priest 24th gen. Quan Zhen Long Men Pai and chairman of the German Daoist Association.

Live video conferences are recorded so that the replay can be viewed over and over again.

All details, files and study-materials will be sent to the students by email after registration.


Video-Courses:

Additional to the Online-Course we offer the option to add the Video-Course for each semester with pre-recorded videos for home-study. Students chose this option will be provided the complete Video-Course, which is a great tool for study at home in between classes and after the course finished.  

The complete Video-Course includes over 200 Videos of practice, ritual, instruments and demonstrations of the complete ceremonies.


China study trip and initiation / ordination

Every year we go on a 10-14 days pilgrimage to China with a group of Dao students to study with exceptional masters in the sacred Daoist places, mountains and temples. The participants will have an unforgettable time with deep impressions and indescribable experiences that open their Daoist eyes.

The tradition of the Daoist masters opens up to suitable students by joining the Quan Zhen Pai lineage through the Bai Shi ceremony (initiation/ordination). This ceremony is the convertion as a Daoist adept and the first step to mastery.

Please email us, if you like to get more information: info@daostudies.com

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