The Art of Life Institute is a private unaccredited higher educational non-secular Asian Metaphysical 501(c)(3) organization. The Institute awards academic degrees and professional certifications.
Asian Metaphysics is founded on the concepts derived from the I Ching, Confucianism, and Taoism. Taoism and Confucianism are ancient traditions of philosophy and religious beliefs that are deeply rooted in Chinese customs and worldview. It is a religion whose adherents are also found in Far Eastern countries such as, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The philosophy is based on the writings of Lao-tzu, and Confucius ( 6th century BC), advocating humility and religious piety. In general, the theories reflected in Taoism can be concluded as a pursuit of balanced relationship between human beings and nature.
Because Metaphysical degrees are religious in nature, the U.S. Department of Education, under U.S. Federal Law, can neither praise, credit, discredit, nor accredit Metaphysical institutions. Accreditation is not yet available for institutions that are spiritual or religious in any state, or state agency
Asian Metaphysics degrees granted by the Art of Life Institute are spiritual in nature and are earned solely by the study of Asian Metaphysical teachings with an emphasis on New Thought, Confucianism and Taoism.
The Art of Life Institute is legally recognized by the United States Federal Government as a non-secular, spiritual/metaphysical organization, the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. must adhere to the founding precepts of religious freedom and those of the Separation of Church and State.