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Dr. Alex Anatole
|Born||Moscow, Russia, USSR|
|Occupation||Taoist priest, teacher, and writer|
Life and career
Alexander Anatole was born in Moscow in a Taoist family, and studied under Grand Master Lu Tang Tai. He holds a doctorate in psychology from Moscow University. He is in his late 60's, confirmed by his doctorate in 1966
In 1966 Lu and Anatole founded the first Taoist temple in Moscow.
With the collapse of communism in 1991 Anatole returned to Russia to help open Taoist temples in Moscow, and continues to return to lecture and teach a classical program of philosophy, religion, meditation, qigong, and martial arts. He writes and lectures throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Temple of Original Simplicity
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In 1978 Anatole founded the Center of Traditional Taoist Studies (originally The New England Center of Tao) near Boston. By the early nineties the center, located in Weston, Massachusetts, which includes the Temple of Original Simplicity, was recognized[by whom?] (http://pluralism.org/profile/center-of-traditional-taoist-studies/) as one of the few authentic Taoist temples outside mainland China and Taiwan. He established close ties to established temples in Shanghai.
- The Truth of Tao (Center for Traditional Taoist Studies, Weston, Massachusetts, 2005), an analysis and application of the Taoist philosophy to life in the western world.
- The Essence of Tao (Center for Traditional Taoist Studies, Weston, Massachusetts, 2009) A lineage master's interpretation of the core chapters of the Tao Te Ching.
- The Tao of Celestial Foxes-The Way to Immortality Vol. I, II, III (Center for Traditional Taoist Studies, Weston, Massachusetts, 2015, 2016, 2017) A Fox Master's explanation of the Fox Creed.
- Brandon Toropov, Chadwick Hansen (2002). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Taoism. Indianapolis: Alpha Books (Penguin). p. 248.
- Loreta Poškaitė (2013). "Laozi’s precepts for daily life in the contemporary world: two popular Western (American) interpretations" (PDF). International Journal of Area Studies. DeGruyter. 8 (1). Retrieved June 12, 2016.
- "Tracing the Contours of Daoism in North America" by Louis Komjathy Nova Religion November 2004, Vol. 8, No. 2, Pages 5–27 (university of California Press)
- List of Daoist teachers in North America compiled by Professor Louis Komjathy of Pacific Lutheran University
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