2014 Annual IDS Conference

Annual IDS Conference 2014 July 19 – August 3 2014 – Leeds, UK The annual International Daoist Society Conference was again held in Leeds this year. Delegates travelled from all over Europe, and as far afield as the USA to attend. After last year’s successful conference, Grand Master Zhao Yuanfu was again able to attend, and impart some of his …

Los Angeles Conference on Daoism 2010

Daoism Today: Science, Heath, Ecology We were invited to present a paper at the 6th International Conference on Daoist Studies at Loyola Marymount University, June 2-6, 2010 The sixth in a series of major conferences on Daoist studies and modern application, this continues a tradition that began in Boston (2003) and continued through Mt. Qingcheng (2004), Fraueninsel in Bavaria (2006), …

2009 – 1st International Summit on Laozi and Daoist Culture

The first International Summit on Laozi and Daoist Culture was held in Beijing from November 5-7, 2009. Organised by Prof. HU Fuchen, president of the Laozi and Daoist Culture Research Association (老子道家文化研究会), the summit took place in Beijing and featured a reception in the Great Hall of the People. The theme was “The Great Dao: Science, Harmony, Health”. Seminars included: …

2009 October Traditional Chinese Health at Manchester Science Festival

Traditional Chinese health at Manchester Science Festival Explore Traditional Chinese medicine (Wed 28 – Fri 30 Oct) As part of MOSI’s 2009 Biomedical Science Exhibition, experts from The Shanghai Association in China, the University of Salford and the IDS explored traditional Chinese Medicine including: massage; tai chi and acupuncture. It gave people an opportunity to find out more, have a …

2009 June – Wudang Daoist Conference

The Past, Present and Future of Daoism June 18-22, 2009, Wudangshan, Hubei, China The fifth in a series of international conferences on Daoism to be held every year or two in China, Europe, or North America, this meeting followed conferences in Boston 2003, Chengdu 2004, Munich 2006; and Hong Kong 2007. The aim of the meeting was to promote academic …

2009 May – Chinese Cultivation: Chan and Dao

The Manchester Academy for Transpersonal Studies organised this event, which comprised a three day workshop with international scholar, author and practitioner Professor Livia Kohn. Livia is the Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University, USA, and has many years experience in both the theoretical and the practical applications of Chinese Cultivation. The workshop included introductions to Chan …