As you may already know, “The Urban Monk,” Pedram Shojai, spent some years as a Taoist monk. But what is a Taoist monk? Or for that matter, what is Taoism? Is it a religion? Is it the same as Buddhism? Let’s take a closer look. What Is Taoism Taoism (pronounced Dow-ism) is an ancient Chinese philosophy. It’s said to be based on the writings of 6th Century philosopher, Lao-tzu (sometimes referred to as Lao Zi). Interestingly, Taoism is considered both a philosophy and a religion. Lao-tzu’s...

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