Daoist Charities?

Submitted by Bill Hulet on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 19:01
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Does anyone know of any reputable Daoist charities? I give money once in a while and would like to find a charity that I could give some money to to help either the establishment of Daoism in North America or restore it in China. I gave some money a few years back to the Taoist Restoration Society, and I understand it went to help some nuns buy a set of Daoist scriptures. But since then that charity seems to have gone under. Do any of you guys doing fieldwork know of any good NGOs?

I bow to fellow travelers on the Way---Cloudwalking Owl

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http://files.meetup.com/16030

Submitted by azure Pheonix (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 15:29.

http://files.meetup.com/1603015/Models%20of%20Daoist%20Practice%20and%20...

A good dsicussion on Taoist practice

http://www.daoistcenter.org/ is another great resource

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you can also

Submitted by azure Pheonix (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 15:21.

you can also try

http://www.daoistcenter.org/

the handbooks for daoist practice are awesome.

aslo this artice is good on explaing the wrongful practice of dividign taoism ibnto philosophical and religious.

http://www.daoistcenter.org/models.pdf

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Hi Jason Please post your

Submitted by James Miller on Sun, 08/29/2010 - 18:57.

Hi Jason
Please post your questions like this by starting a new thread in the Questions forum. However, to answer your question, you might like to consult http://www.daoiststudies.org/dao/content/short-history-daoism-introduction or read any of the introductory books by myself, Livia Kohn or Ronnie Littlejohn.
James

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This is off topic, I'm

Submitted by the unregistered one (not verified) on Thu, 08/26/2010 - 22:40.

This is off topic, I'm sorry.

I am interested in Taoism/Daoism - but am a bit dismayed at the overwhelming amount of, and often conflicting literature.

I have been "Christian", but that's not where I "belong". I have read the Tao Te Ching (I a translation while stationed in Japan).

Is there a recommended resource... that is reliable? I find that there is talk of there being a philosophy and a religion - then talk of the distinction being a Western phenomenon...

I apologize for my "hijacking" of the forum thread.

Jason

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Hi Bill, I'm on the board of

Submitted by James Miller on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 09:46.

Hi Bill,

I'm on the board of a US- based charity: http://www.daoistfoundation.org/ They have full status as a non-profit public charity.

James.