Di Yuan E-courses

Welcome to the Di Yuan section of the site! Di Yuan is the earth cycle of Daoism, and is typically associated with external elixir practices such as making medicines of immortality.

In the 20th century, master Hu Haiya expanded this idea to include Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and diet. We would like to expand it slightly more to include the Daoist lifestyle. Courses offered on this section of the site include methods of regulating the Circadian Rhythm, diet, exercise, and also courses about Daoist theory and culture.

We will also offer tea courses here in conjunction with our tea shop www.chayotea.com Welcome to the earth cycle of the site! Reliable like a mother horse, Kun Da Zai!!

course one

Mastering the Circadian Rhythm Part One: A Lifestyle Course

  • course length: one week
  • fee: $30

The Circadian rhythm is the daily cycle that our bodies operate on.

It includes sleep and waking cycles, blood pressure, when we eat, and even when we use the washroom This short course is designed to help you master your Circadian Rhythm in such a way that you can get the most benefit out of your day.

Things that will be covered are:

  • When to meditate.
  • When to eat.
  • How to establish healthy sleep cycles.
  • What times to exercise.
  • How to create a healthy life cycle.

course two

Controlling Desire: Breaking the Five Gates

  • course length: two weeks
  • fee: $50

Daoists have been concerned with controlling desire in order to achieve inner peace for more than 2000 years. This course will touch on the theory of the five major gates of desire and how to control them.

This course is particularly well suited to people who have difficulty controlling eating, sexual urges, or who wish to lead a happier, healthier life by learning not to give in to their urges.

The course covers:

  • The five major sensory organs.
  • The five major desires associated with them.
  • How to balance your lifestyle in order to achieve harmony between the organs and reduce desire.

This course is designed mainly to help you adjust your lifestyle, but requires your hard work and dedication to be successful.

course three

Five Elements Tea Course

  • course length: five weeks
  • fee: $100

This course is a combination of the Taiwanese are of Cha Dao and Daoist five elements theory. It is aimed at helping you study the Dao by studying tea and studying tea by studying the Dao.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to the five elements and their relationship with tea.
  • The five organs, five sense organs, five flavours, and their relationship the five spirits of the body.
  • How to use tea to benefit the five major meridians of the body and get the most benefit from Cha Qi “The energy of tea.”

Each week a different element will be introduced and we will discuss its relationship to tea and tea culture. We will look at topics such as how to recognize the five elements in tea appraisal, the five elemnts of taste, and how to use tea ceremony practice as a means of cultivating a more abundant and youthful energy.

course four

Cha Dao Tea Ceremony 101: The Basics

  • course length: two weeks
  • fee: $60

This course will discuss the two most important aspects of Cha Dao practice:

  • Pin Cha (tea tasting).
  • Pao Cha (tea brewing).

We will look at how to use various vessels such as Gaiwan and Gongfu Tea pots in order to brew the best tasting tea, as well as how to get the most out of the taste of tea and how to recognize each individual major marker of taste in tea.

course five

Cha Dao Intermediate Skills: Accentuating Tastes in Taiwan Oolong in a Gaiwan or Gongfu Tea Pot

  • course length: two weeks
  • fee: $50

This course is focused on the skill of brewing Taiwanese Oolong and pouring tea in order to create your own unique signature taste. We will discuss hand methods, brewing times, amount of tea required to brew tea, how to correct brewing mistakes while using a gaiwan or gongfu tea pot. If you don't have a Gaiwan, they are available for sale at our tea shop at www.chayotea.com

Included in the course:

  • How to emphasize pouring thicker, “soupier” tea.
  • How to avoid brewing weak or bitter tea.
  • How to save aroma and perfume from dissipating.
  • What to expect from different kinds of Taiwanese tea and how to select better tea.



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