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Taoism

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  • Tales of the Dancing Dragonby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 2007; US$ 18.99

    Here, Taoist practitioner Eva Wong offers a colorful treatment of the history and evolution of Taoism, told through traditional teaching tales. These tales, which Wong first heard as a child growing up in Hong Kong, are gleaned from the local storytellers and the uncensored chronicles known as yeshi ?the wild history of China, not monitored by the... more...

  • Tales of the Taoist Immortalsby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 18.99

    As a girl growing up in Hong Kong, Eva Wong heard and memorized many tales told to her by Hong Kong's finest professional storytellers, by actors on the radio, and by her grandmother. These popular tales of the Taoist immortals were also often dramatized in Chinese operas. The stories are of famous characters in Chinese history and myth: a hero's... more...

  • Wen-tzuby Lao Tzu

    Shambhala 1992; US$ 23.99

    Lao-tzu, the legendary sage of ancient China, is traditionally considered to be the author of the Tao Te Ching, one of the most popular classics of world literature. Now Lao-tzu's further teachings on the Tao, or Way, are presented here in the first English translation of the Chinese text known as the Wen-tzu. Although previously ignored by... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tzu; Takuan Soho; Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2011; US$ 14.99

    This version of the Tao Te Ching presents the classic in a unique light, through the eyes of a renowned master of the Rinzai Zen tradition. Takuan Soho, who lived from 1573 to 1645, was an acerbic, witty, free spirit who; a painter, poet, author, calligrapher, gardener, and a tea master. He was also a confidante and teacher to shoguns and many other... more...

  • Taoismby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 2011; US$ 17.99

    For the first time, the great depth and diversity of Taoist spirituality is introduced in a single, accessible manual. Taoism, known widely today through the teachings of the classic Tao Te Ching and the practices of t'ai chi and feng-shui, is less known for its unique traditions of meditation, physical training, magical practice and internal alchemy.... more...

  • The Taoism Readerby Thomas Cleary; Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2012; US$ 13.99

    From the time of its earliest sages in prehistoric China, Taoism has looked to the underlying Way of all things (the Tao) as a guide to thoughts and actions. For the Taoists, the patterns of nature revealed the answers to their deepest spiritual questions and provided the inspiration for their unique teachings. Over the centuries, Taoism has blossomed... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu; William Scott Wilson

    Shambhala 2012; US$ 13.99

    Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells... more...

  • The Essential Chuang Tzuby Sam Hamill

    Shambhala 1999; US$ 17.99

    The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text. This unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators... more...

  • The Inner Teachings of Taoismby Chang Po-tuan; Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 17.99

    Taoist inner alchemy is a collection of theories and practices for transforming the mind and refining the self. The Inner Teachings of Taoism includes a classic of Chinese alchemy known as Four Hundred Words on the Gold Elixir. Written in the eleventh century by a founder of the Complete Reality School, this text is accompanied by the lucid... more...

  • Harmonizing Yin and Yangby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 1997; US$ 18.99

    To age with the sun and moon and be renewed by spring and summer, to conserve the seeds of growth in autumn and winter and to be nourished by the eternal breath of the Tao?these are the goals of the Taoist alchemists, the masters of the arts of health, longevity, and immortality. This book is a translation of a concise Taoist alchemical manual known... more...