SunDo is a type of Mountain Taoism that does not require another person to act as an intermediary to self-realization. It is a self-cultivating practice that depends upon an individual’s ability to sustain his or her own inner process of development.
To achieve the full benefits of SunDo, class attendance and daily practice are encouraged. Members also benefit by attending SunDo retreats which take place several times a year.
Three categories of Taoist practice include: Religious, Public and Mountain Taoism. Religious Taoism is practiced in temples, while Public Taoism is practiced in everyday life and folk culture. Practitioners of both Religious and Public Taoism depend on intermediaries such as priests, shamans or healers to assist them in rituals that enhance personal growth or moral standards.