Becoming a Bodhidaoist

Do you have a religion or philosophy of life that guides you in living wisely and finding contentment? If not, why not consider adopting Bodhidaoism? [Pronounced: bow-dee-DOW-ism]

Bodhidaoism  is a worldview and way of life that seeks to guide people in living wisely with contentment in a world without a personal God, the supernatural, or an afterlife. It is a “way of awakening” that learns from the wisdom traditions of Buddhism, Daoism, Stoicism, and Humanism, comparing them to the latest findings of the sciences.

Identifying as a Bodhidaoist means accepting the Twelve Affirmations ( and making a personal commitment to yourself to live according to them. Bodhidaoism is a personal path without clergy, church, or Bible.

For those that would like to, you can say out loud to yourself the following:

I call my mind and body as witnesses today of the dedication of my life to Bodhidaoism. I accept the Twelve Affirmations and commit myself to living according to them to the best of my ability. I now begin my pursuit of wisdom, goodness, inner peace, and environmental protection.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.