Tao Study Group Sunday Meeting
Welcome to the Temple
We are glad you have found your way to us, and we want to make sure
you feel as comfortable as possible in the great family of the Tao. The
following is a collection of information that you may find helpful.
The suggested seating arrangement for the meeting emulates the yin
and yang symbol: women to the left, men to the right as you face the
There is a mini-ritual at the beginning of the meeting, and one at
the end of it. They are simple, short but meaningful rituals where we
stand up and bow to express respect for the temple itself, Senior Master
Yang, other Masters, and the process of sharing the Tao.
Tao cultivators generally do not wish to draw attention to
themselves, so they tend to dress neatly and conservatively when they
come to the temple. They prefer to not be so casual as to wear things
like shorts, sleeveless shirts, and slippers. This is one of the ways
they demonstrate reverence and respect.
At the end of the meeting, please take a moment to write down your
information in the book of contacts, so we can keep in touch with you.
From 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., people go upstairs for the midday ritual.
Everyone is welcome to participate or observe. Men and women take turns
practicing the ritual. Women usually go first, because Senior Master
Yang is the head of the temple.
After the midday ritual, everyone is invited to lunch. We usually
gather in a conference room where we can continue our discussions.
There is no solicitation of donations at the temple. Those who still
wish to contribute can always inquire at the front desk.
You can find the updated schedule for upcoming meetings at the front
page of the www.TrueTao.org web site. We hope you will check the
schedule and return to the temple regularly.