BTA - An Introduction
The British Taoist Association was formed in 1996 with the aim
of making Taoist traditions more accessible in the West. The founders
include four British Taoist priests who were ordained in China
in 1995 by Feng Xingzhao in the Leigutai Temple.
Feng Xingzhao(centre) with four Chinese priests and
four British priests who are founder members of the BTA
We organise meditation and internal cultivation retreats and events throughout
the year. Our long-term aim is to establish a centre for Taoist practice
in the UK.
The British Taoist Association embraces all the different strands
of Taoism. We do not regard the Association as a special “sect”
and being a member does not require any commitment to a particular
master or school of Taoism. We recognise that each person has their
own path to the Tao and encourage members to follow whatever teachings
and practices are appropriate for them.
The British Taoist Association is a non-profit making organisation
run by a committee of members. The Association is active internationally
and membership is open to people in the UK and overseas.