Wednesday, August 26

6:30 – 8:00 PM


It is eternal.

It is now.

It is then.

It is yet to come.


It is that out of which all things arise –

all form, all energy, all thought.

It is the known and the unknown,

the seen and the unseen.


It is the Great Mystery,

and the mystery behind the mystery.

The Tao Te Ching is a complex and oftentimes confusing text that was first put down on paper in the 6th-century BC by the Chinese sage Lao Tzu. Since it was written, this work has influenced philosophical thinking, religions, legal systems, artists and individuals throughout the world.

Come to Klehm and enjoy the twilight and peace offered by the arboretum and gardens as we explore, contemplate, and meditate on two of the main themes contained in the Tao Te Ching. Consider the implications of those passages for how you might live your life going forward. This will be a sitting meditation broken into two 30 minute sections. The total time including orientation and readings will be approximately 90 minutes.

Dress appropriately for whatever the weather brings. If it is raining, this activity will be held under cover. This session will be outdoors and we will be practicing safe physical distancing, but please have a face covering available for use if needed. Feel free to bring a yoga mat or something else to sit on if you would like.

Group size for this event will be limited to 15 people, and pre-registration and payment is required. Because this is an after-hours program and the arboretum will be closed to the general public, please plan to arrive a few minutes early. The gates will close promptly at 6:30 pm.

ADMISSION: $3 members, $5 senior (aged 62+) non-Klehm members, $8 adult non-Klehm members