The Formless Way

We look at it, and do not see it; it is invisible.
We listen to it, and do not hear it; it is inaudible.
We touch it, and do not feel it; it is intangible.
These three elude our inquiries, and hence merge into one.

Not by its rising, is it bright,
nor by its sinking, is it dark.
Infinite and eternal, it cannot be defined.
It returns to nothingness.
This is the form of the formless, being in non-being.
It is nebulous and elusive.

Meet it, and you do not see its beginning.
Follow it, and you do not see its end.
Stay with the ancient Way
in order to master what is present.
Knowing the primeval beginning is the essence of the Way.” 

― Lao Tzu


Formless Taoism Foundation® a sect of Taoism, a 501© 3 organization in the state of PA

It is based on the Dao of Nature.

What is Formless Taoism®

Formless Taoism is based on the teaching of the Dao. It is following the spiritual path, in alignment with the patterns and cycles of nature to unite body, mind and spirit.

Immortal Mind® Spiritual Coaching
  • You want to develop a inner strength and self confidence that cannot be shaken 
  • You want to come to understand your destiny and inner divinity
  •  You want to overcome the things that are holding you back from truly enjoying life
  • You want to be a healer or already are a healer, but desire to become more spiritual in your healing practice.
  • You want to deepen your faith in the world of energy medicine into realms and dimensions rarely taught.
  • Intuitively you know something is lacking in your practice, and you are not sure what that is.
  • The world of the Shaman and healer has always interested you, but there was never an opportunity for clear concise instruction.

 Nature and its unlimited potential are models to learn by and become to understand yourself. Set up your appointment to work one on one with Dr. Cibik in person or via ZOOM.


For those looking for a spiritually moving, custom ceremony to celebrate weddings, commitments, renewals, or any other occasion, a Formless Daoism® ceremony can be crafted especially for you.

Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies

Dr. Cibik will meet with the couple several times prior to their ceremony to learn about them, their beliefs, and work together in creating a ceremony filled with meaning and intention. The meeting also include assistance to the couple in creating communication strategies that allow them to enter into their new relationship with an open avenue of listening and speaking. Weddings can be performed in the Pittsburgh area, and small ceremonies can also be performed on the grounds at Inner Strength.

Ceremonies of Power

There are other situations in life where having a ceremony to honor a new start or the close of a chapter of life can be empowering. A ceremony of empowerment for new jobs, divorces, new family members, memorials, and new phases of life can be created and performed by Dr Cibik.

Contact the office to set up an appointment to talk to Dr Cibik about the ceremony you have in mind. 724-845-1041

Immortal Mind® Programs

 With Dr. Ted Cibik       

“These programs are perfect for those who want to delve deeper into Asian philosophy, modern science of the mind and brain, pathways to enlightenment and staying clear and grounded in a very tumultuous world. As the counselor of many therapists, physiologists and psychiatrists for over 25 years, I can attest that this is not therapy per se, but a higher calling of mind and spirit.

Being pronounced dead in hospitals twice in my life, gives one a different perspective of life, what it means to be alive and spiritual connections that are not found in standard teachings of Buddhism, Christianity, Kabbalah or Native American. It is different, and has to be experienced as my students will attest.”

I am registering for:

$500 for 2 day weekend program or $5000 for a year long program

The Formless Taoism Immortal Mind® program  was created as a way to assist those interested in Taoism or those in energy medicine and spiritual work, especially Qigong, to understand the deep inner blockages that could be hindering one’s energy practice or own growth and path in life. It’s basis is to counsel and coach people to discover their own inner divinity.

The program is structured as one weekend a month, held onsite at Inner Strength, Leechburg PA on our 88 acre retreat setting. It can also be attended LIVE via ZOOM ( This is not a recorded program, but one that needs to be experienced LIVE). The retreat weekend is structured with lecture, meditation practice, philosophical questions and journaling assignments, qigong practice and self reflection and more.  

You can start anytime, but to be accepted into the program you will need to talk to Dr Cibik, about your goals and so that he can understand if this is the best option for you at this time. You can set up this free phone meeting by calling his office at 724-845-1041 to set up an appointment to talk about the Immortal Mind Monthly program.

This program can be taken as a self development program or pursued for a Formless Taoism Ordination program. You can learn more about those options by talking to Dr Cibik at 724-845-1041.

You can use the button below to join for one weekend, or place a deposit on the year long course.

From time to time, Dr. Cibik offers Formless Taoism / Immortal Mind™ Weekly Wisdom Gathering is ONLINE lectures. At this time they have concluded.  More lectures planned to be announced at the 3rd quarter of 2022.

You can enjoy previous classes by purchasing the video recordings below. You can also purchase previous Weekly qigong programs here



WW1 - Blood and Shen Feb 2022 $88

This 4 part series talks about the importance of your blood and it's connection to the Shen ( spirit). Please bookmark the YouTube playlist page you will be sent to upon checkout as your access to these 4 classes. Thank you!

This Musings of the Mind -  April 2020  This is during the COVID-19 stay at home orders, and talks about the challenges of having to be away from the people you love and other challenges that affect us at this time. This class goes deeper into understanding self from a Classical Chinese medicine perspective. It is in Video format, that you will be able to watch on your computer, tablet or smartphone.