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Chapter 11: Daoism and Daoist organisations
Monastic Daoists learn disciplines of cultivating sagehood and performing rituals from masters, and now in some temple monasteries they learn from a pedagogy of Daoist culture controlled by the Patriotic Daoist Association. This chapter is concerned with the tensions between these two kinds of teaching and learning. It is an introduction to the range of skills and of services that constitute Daoist ritual, but focuses on the monastic cultivation by nuns and monks of one-ness with the Dao through the realization of inner potential and responsiveness. Of the two main traditions of master_disciple lineages and networks, the Quanzhen is the most state-controlled. But networks of the mastery of the Daoist disciplines of self-cultivation are far-reaching and international, beyond central control, and are more associated _ but not exclusively _ with the other main school, Zhengyi.
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