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  • The Taoist I Chingby Lui I-Ming; Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2005; US$ 25.99

    The I Ching , or "Book of Change," is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics and has throughout history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, it has captured continuous attention for well over two thousand years. It has been considered a book of fundamental... more...

  • Taoist Meditationby Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 2000; US$ 17.99

    "The ancient meditation techniques of Taoism encompass a wide range of practices?with an aim toward cultivating a healthy body as well as an enlightened mind. These selections from classic texts of Taoist meditation represent the entire range of techniques?from sitting meditation practices to internal alchemy. Most of the texts appear here in English... more...

  • Nourishing the Essence of Lifeby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 2004; US$ 17.99

    The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual?and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality. Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic... more...

  • 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...