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  • 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... more...

  • Being Taoistby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 2015; US$ 16.99

    Taoism isn?t a spiritual extracurricular activity, it?s an integral practice for living all of life to the fullest. The modern Taoist adept Eva Wong is your guide to living well according to the wisdom of this ancient system. She uses the ancient texts to demonstrate the Taoist masters? approach to the traditional four aspects of life?the public, the... more...

  • Alchemists, Mediums, and Magiciansby Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 21.99

    Here is an introduction to the magical and mystical realm of Taoism through biographical and historical sketches of Taoist adepts over two thousand years. This panoramic view of the many faces of Taoism and its intimate connection with Chinese culture and society includes intriguing accounts of the Taoist secret societies that carried out mystical... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Sam Hamill

    Shambhala 2007; US$ 21.99

    Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu?s Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part because the multiple meanings of the Chinese characters make it impossible to translate into a... more...

  • The Way of the Worldby Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 15.99

    The dynamic relationship between the individual and society has been a central concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings?which is perhaps why certain Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu?s Art of War, are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes of integrating personal... more...

  • Awakening to the Taoby Lui I-Ming; Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2006; US$ 15.99

    The Tao is the ancient Chinese "Way" that has inspired numerous books, from The Tao of Physics to The Tao of Sex . This book might be called "The Tao of Tao." In 142 brief meditative essays, the author uses simple language and natural imagery to express the essence of the wisdom that holds the key to success in every human endeavor. Liu I-ming... more...