Doing Not Doing: Discovering the Tao

Join Rev Michael Nelson and UUFM member Blake Belanger in a six-week exploration of the Tao te Ching, “The Eternal Way.”  Taoism, along with Confucianism and Buddhism, is a primary influence in Chinese spiritual practice and has profoundly influenced thinking across Asia and the world.  Using 81 short verses, Lao-tzu offers a philosophy of living grounded in humility, introspection, and selflessness.  Embracing the Tao means living in equilibrium with the flows and forces of nature; nothing is forced, yet all things are done.

Stephen Mitchell’s translation of Lao-tzu’s Tao te Ching will help us deepen our understanding of ourselves,our relationships, and our place in the cosmos.  They will be available to buy for about 10 dollars on Sundays and when a staff member is scheduled at the Fellowship.

Discussions meet at the Fellowship on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8 pm, October 18 thru November 22.  Register with Susan (, or fill out and submit the registration form seen below.  The group is limited to ten participants.  Childcare will be provided.  Learn more from Michael Nelson at

Enrollment for this class has closed.  Watch the “Highlights” section of our home page, at, for future classes exploring a variety of spiritual pathways.

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