An Evening of Tao with Barny Wong

Friday September 23rd, 7:00-8:30 pm

"We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full."
~ Marcel Proust.

The human quest in liberating the human condition from suffering has been a constant search in the hearts and minds of seekers, seekers ranging from Proust above to Tao. The dizzying offerings ranging from New Age to variants of Classical religions also casts the appearance that awakening is multi-variant in diagnosis to remedy.

But yet with this plentitude of modalities, offerings, and methods, why do our collective indicators for human progress point to our increasing struggle for answers in our attempts to orient ourselves to the growing chaos and uncertainties of life? Perhaps our increasing struggles are pointing to a collective failure to see the true nature of reality? And perhaps this subsequently creates an inability to fully see our waywardness from it? Afterall, we can't fix what we can't see.

This very same disorienting condition is the same circumstance Tao was born from, which it then became the instrument for peaceful governance in China 2500 years ago. Tao can be looked as a spiritual answer that rose from the ashes of many years of warring and all its brutality. Tao inspiration comes from seeing the hidden but long chain that connects wars to the genesis where the individual suffers from a sense of personal disorientation in attempts to find their place in reality.

Tao (pronounced "dao") literally translates "the way". Neither a religion nor a philosophy, Tao is more aptly aligned with Shamanism. Tao is often documented in a coded and allusive way as Tao is inherently non-conceptual, but its codified writings are so that it does not get corrupted into dogma, prescriptions, other forms of corruptions as it gets transmitted in its teachings.

Come and experience an evening where a rich and perhaps new way of unlocking the path to liberation from suffering is abound. The evening is aimed to give the audience a taste of Tao and its "no way" as a way to restore the natural balance in self and collective governance from which peace, joy, and harmony comes from. And as Proust aptly points in his quote above, our liberation is only possible when we can experience ourselves fully, directly. But that is only possible when we have a more stable and broad base context to go within. Tao provides that broad base.

And in the presence of this broad base, Tao can bring us onto the path where we can experience the full hands of reality pressing us on our journey of wakefulness.

Suggested donation: $5 to $10. (no one is ever turned away for lack of funds)