For more than 1500 years the Taoist tradition of the Urban Daoist (Serge Augier), Ba Men Da Xuan, has preserved and transmitted its ancient practices for the development of the human being.
Our practices focus on the three core areas of body, mind and breath, combining methods to develop ourselves physically, mentally and energetically.
Taoism (or daoism) originates in China, with it's roots in the indigenous shamanic practices of the culture, and is commonly held to have been formalised in the 6th century BC culminating in Lao Tzu's classic work 'Tao Te Ching'.
A practical philosophy, Taoism teaches us about the way or 'Tao', through the concept of duality, Yin and Yang, and the principles of non-resistance, going with the changes of the world.
Da Xuan is a uniquely complete system in the modern world. Handed down orally through a clan structure, the school contains the classic internal arts for health and self defence (Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Bagua), Neidan (internal alchemy) for energetic development, Shengong (mind training), Xin Yi Dao Yin Fa (emotional work) and Neigong (internal exercise).
It also containes a wide range of practical academic studies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Daoist medicine, Feng Shui, Bazi, I-Ching, Magick, Taoist sexual practices and more.