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Taoism

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tao Te Chingby Stephen Mitchell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.19

    Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches... more...

  • Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practicesby Shin-Yi Chao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional movement. This book centres on the development and transformation... more...

  • Go Ask the Riverby Chungliang Al Huang; Evelyn Eaton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    Go Ask the River is the haunting story of the female Chinese poet Hung Tu, tracing her rise from Flower-in-the-Mist to Official Hostess at the court of the governors of the Silk City, and her love affair with the poet Yuan Chen, against the backdrop of the scholars, poets, officials, and warring factions of ninth century China. more...