Welcome to Enactive Dao, a place where ancient wisdom meets modern insight, a sanctuary where you are invited to step away from the noise and delve into a transformative journey of self-exploration and interconnectedness.
Why Enactive Dao?
Enactive Dao is a non-theistic, transformative journey towards psychological well-being, spiritual development, and profound engagement with life and consciousness, cultivating harmony between your inner self and the world around you.
Ground yourself in a holistic lifestyle, merging Daoist principles with modern psychology and cognitive science to nurture mindfulness, accept paradoxes, and maintain equanimity amid life's complexities.
Join our vibrant community to foster personal growth and self-understanding through daily practices, and contribute to a compassionate society centered around mutual respect and shared wisdom.
Ian Felton began studying the Daodejing at an early age. After decades of absorbing Daoism, taiji (the physical manifestation of Dao), Chinese language, cognitive science and psychotherapy, he embarked on an experiment to create a modern spiritual practice that he might benefit from (and hopefully others). These resources are the result of that research and experimentation.
About the Name
"Dao" refers to the Chinese concept of the "Way" or "Path" that represents the natural order of the universe. "Enactive" emphasizes the role of embodied experience and active engagement with the environment in shaping cognition and perception.
Therefore, "Enactive Dao" integrates the notion of Dao with the idea that our understanding of the world is shaped through our active and embodied interactions with it. The realization or understanding of Dao comes not solely from passive observation but from an active and engaged participation with the world around us.