|Name Alex Anatole||Books The Truth of Tao|
Taoist grand master alex anatole interviewed on unity radio
- Taoist grand master alex anatole interviewed on unity radio
- The Taoist Point of View on the Futility of Plans
- Life and career
- Temple of Original Simplicity
The Taoist Point of View on the Futility of Plans.
Life and career
Grand Master Alex Anatole was born in Moscow, Russia. At a young age, he was introduced to Master Lu Yang Tai, the "Enlightened One," a Taoist sage with genealogical lineage extending to the ancient origins of Taoism. From the age of eight, Alex was his only disciple, learning all aspects of the Great Art — philosophy, healing, martial arts, astrology, and religious procedures. After twenty years he was ordained as a Taoist priest, building several underground Taoist temples in Russia — hidden from the religious persecution of Soviet times. Eventually his spiritual activities became known to the authorities and he fled to the United States.
Temple of Original Simplicity
In 1976 Grand Master Anatole immigrated to the United States. Near Boston, he built the Center of Traditional Taoist Studies and its Temple of Original Simplicity, recognized as one of the few authentic Taoist temples outside China. It maintains close ties to the few surviving temples in Shanghai. Master Anatole continues the tradition of imparting Taoism through a classical program of philosophy, religion, meditation, and Chi Quong. Motivated by a desire to preserve ancient Taoism in its purest form, he writes and lectures throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Grand Master Alex Anatole and his Temple of Original Simplicity have been profiled in numerous studies, including Harvard's Pluralism Project. He is the author of Truth of Tao, Essence of Tao and Tao of Celestial Foxes.
The Temple houses a wide collection of Taoist deities, as well as, perhaps, the only Hall of Celestial Foxes (Chinese: hu li jing,) in the United States.
The Temple offers traditional Taoist teachings including the philosophical teachings of the Tao Te Ching, meditation, Chi Quong, as well as the esoteric disciplines of The Celestial Fox Creed.