Scriptures, Rituals and Ceremonies in Daoism :
During this class, we will be introduced to the ancient Daoist art of multi-dimensional communication and energy work through Rituals and Ceremonies. Throughout this 6 week Apprenticeship, we will study parts of the Complete Reality Dragon Gate liturgy with the Morning and Evening Scriptures (早晚功课 ZAO WAN GONG KE), so as to be able to comprehend their guidance for Spiritual Cultivation as well as sing them while accompanying them with percussion. The Morning and Evening Scriptures are chanted throughout China in the temples of the Complete Reality Dragon Gate lineage, at dawn and dusk everyday, to harmonize and elevate the frequency of the practitioner’s energy field, as well as the space of practice and the environment at large.
Content of Week 1 : Introduction to Daoist liturgy and the Morning and Evening Scriptures (早晚功课 ZAO WAN GONG KE)
- Structure, general content, process of performing the Morning and Evening Scriptures Ceremonies
- Preparation of the practitioner : purification of the body and mind to allow the opening of a channel of Upright Power
- Explore the depth of meaning of the Daoist precepts and lineages
- Study basics of reading and writing Chinese to be able to study the textual content of the Scriptures