We are grateful for our international students from the past years and here is what some of them had to say:
Mrs. R. wrote us:
„I enjoyed this class very much! We learned how to correctly perform the chanting and use instruments, as well as learning other topics of Daoist practices. Liu Shifu has very deep knowledge. This class was also very much fun. I loved this class so much that I signed up two months early for the follow-on class, Evening Scriptures !“
Mr. V. writes:
„The first semester of the Daoist Study Online Course was an amazing experience. There is a wealth of information presented with a lot of depth and background from an instructor that not only is an excellent teacher, but who also lives and practices the lifestyle he is teaching about. The class is a lot of work and requires dedication, but it is well worth it. I would highly recommend it!“
Mrs. G. wrote us:
Review of The Morning Prayers and Liturgy Class by Shifu Liu
I admit, I’m a Cloud Wanderer. I’ve spent a great deal of time and, I’ll admit, money, paying for classes and lessons from teachers with less than stellar qualifications and experience due to my own naivety. However, just within the last ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to study with 3 well-known groups in the Western world and to put it bluntly only one has stood out as a real teacher and practitioner of Daoism with a distinct lineage, and that is Shifu Liu. He is the only one with a true understanding and knowledge of the foundations and content within Daoism. Others tend to over intellectualize or combine thoughts from a myriad of teachers into an amalgamation of content, which may or may not work due to the different lineages and mis-interpretations.
However, the class I took with Shifu Liu (which was the Morning Prayers and Liturgy) was taught in great detail and with a lot of patience. Some may refer to this method as Performance Art, but that is coming from a lack of understanding as the Rituals are based on sounds, tones, and rhythm. Learning the Scriptures along with the Prayers can be very time consuming, but it is worthwhile especially with Shifu Liu’s methods of teaching. He teaches from the heart and bases it upon his own experiences. He explains the how, the why and the content in great detail. For those of you interested in learning real Daoism, it is apparent that this is not being taught anywhere else in the Western world. Consequently, it is a great opportunity for those who truly wish to learn from a REAL Daoist Monk and Teacher and I strongly recommend his classes. I, for one, will be continuing my classes and studies with Shifu Liu as long as he will let me. Thank you.
Mr. O.S. writes:
I want to tell about my experience with learning morning scriptures with Master Liu.
This is learning with real Taoist Master, he can change your life with only one word, He Takes care about every student it’s not like regular course it’s real ancient Way but in our day ! Knowledge what I have now I tryed to find 15 years, nobody gives this real Taoist practice before on the west, only Master Liu. This knowledge like ocean you can see where it starts but don’t see end! And Master Liu know this all and give it you, by his true heart to you’re heart ! Now I can understand what real Taoist practiced in China, what doing ancestors Taoist Master in ancient time . Master Liu step by step takes all this knowledge in China temple with real Masters and now Leads us, his students. I have very deep experience and change, but its only first step on this way… Thank You…