The Tao TE Ching Institute (TTCI) was conceived in 2018 after Ralph Richardson had completed 5 years of study and contemplation of Lau Tzu’s Tao Te Ching manuscript. Nonprofit corporate filing was completed January 7th, 2020.
We are currently filing for federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit status and plan on beginning to offer course work in August of 2020.
Ralph decided that the teachings in the Tao Te Ching coupled with his extensive leadership training while working with Outward Bound populations delivered an exceptional leadership training program along with many other self help suggestions for myriad populations. Additionally Ralph has held C level positions in several companies and has decided to dedicate the next chapters of his life to service through training programming offered at TTCI.
To connect Western thinking peoples with Eastern philosophies to promote leadership, self-improvement, community service and happiness.
The Tao Te Ching Institute is educational, providing course work, literature, and training programs. We focus on aligning one’s thoughts and life with the forces of natural law as described in the Tao Te Ching. Our course work results in increased community service hours, life and leadership skills and an understanding of “how things work”.
We envision the “Tao Te Ching Institute Learning and Meditation Center” where individuals and groups can come to experience our teachings. Online coursework will also become available.
“Tao” in the Tao Te Ching means “how”. How things work. The single principle of Tao can be found everywhere, all the time. All things work according to Tao. Every life unfolds according to it. Its greatness lies in its universality.
The Tao Te Ching Institute is all inclusive. Since all creation is a whole, separateness is an illusion. Like it or not, we are team players.
Power comes through cooperation, independence through service, and a greater self through selflessness.
Initially focused on Leadership Training, TTCI is also developing coursework and eBooks to cover the following topics;
Anxiety, Self-confidence, Craftsmanship, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Stress Disorders, and more.
We are a young Institute established in January 2020. Please let us know what you would like to see in our programming. If you are interested in hosting our coursework or would like to know more please contact us at email@example.com.
We look forward to working with you and learning how we can better serve. We believe that to enhance the self one must act selflessly. We believe that true freedom is achieved by obedience and alignment with the natural flow of eternal energy. We believe that change is accomplished through self compassion and forgiveness.
Please consider making a donation of any size to help offset the many expenses associated with starting the Tao Te Ching Institute.