Ziran 自然 – Natural and Spontaneous State

Through a choice of texts coming from different schools, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée elucidates the classical understanding of ziran .


Ziran 自然 – Natural and Spontaneous State

12 Lesson
2:30 hours 
On-Demand Video
4 Interactive
Certificate On Completion

What you will learn

  • Understand the basic term Ziran – Natural & Spontaneous State, from a Taoist view.
  • Recognize why humans have a hard time knowing what is good for us.

  • Describe how you can make it easier for yourself and for your patients to find a state of mind of healthy spontaneity

Course Overview

Often translated as spontaneity, the concept of ziran is more the movements of things, beings and events following their natural courses.
Before being spontaneous, human beings have to cultivate themselves seriously to recover their true nature. If they want to be spontaneous without that, their tendencies and desires are not aligned with the natural order, which is always behind the courses of things.
Spontaneity and natural order are the two facets of the same and unique reality.

The classical understanding of ziran is elucidates through a choice of texts coming from different schools.

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About Instructor

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Senior sinlogist Elisabeth Rochat de laVallée has been studying and translating the classics of Chinese Medicine and philosophy for over 40 years. She continues teaching worldwide.

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Course Includes

  • 3 Sections
  • 14 Lessons
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate