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Taoism

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  • Seven Taoist Mastersby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 2004; US$ 17.99

    History and legend are interwoven in this folk novel that both entertains and instructs. Written by an unknown author, Seven Taoist Masters is the story of six men and one woman who overcome tremendous hardships on the journey to self-mastery. These characters and their teacher, Wang Ch'ung-yang, are all historical figures who lived in the Southern... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 18.95

    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...

  • Cultivating Stillnessby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 1992; US$ 17.99

    Equanimity, good health, peace of mind, and long life are the goals of the ancient Taoist tradition known as "internal alchemy," of which Cultivating Stillness is a key text. Written between the second and fifth centuries, the book is attributed to T'ai Shang Lao-chun—the legendary figure more widely known as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao-te Ching... more...