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Chinese Philosophy

This ancient tradition encompasses the divination system of the I Ching, the social teaching of Confucius, the poetic wisdom of Lao Tzu, and so much more. Its myriad forms remain objects of fascination because they’ve turned out to be as applicable to our lives today as they have been for millennia.

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  1. The Spirit of Tao

    The Spirit of Tao

    • edited by
    • Thomas Cleary
    Taoist teachings have arisen in many forms: abstract aphorisms, philosophical discussions, legends, fables—even jokes. All are represented here, culled from the most popular Taoist classics: the Tao-te Ching, Chuang-tzu, Huai-nan-tzu, and Wen-tzu, stories from the "Tales of Inner Meaning," and teachings of the Taoist patriarch Ancestor Lu. The spirit of the Tao manifests in myriad images, brought to life in this superb translation—from the ever-keen blade of a… Read More

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  2. Cultivating the Energy of Life
  3. Harmonizing Yin and Yang

    Harmonizing Yin and Yang

    The Dragon-Tiger Classic

    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 as the Dragon-Tiger Classic,… Read More

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  4. Entering the Tao

    Entering the Tao

    Master Ni's Teachings on Self-Cultivation

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    • Hua-Ching Ni
    Master Hua-Ching Ni uses straightforward language and personal experiences, as well as traditional stories and teachings of the ancient masters, to impart the wisdom of Taoism, the Integral Way. His teachings promote a simple, natural, healthy, and happy way of life that lays the foundation for spiritual self-cultivation. Master Ni emphasizes that it is important first to establish a good understanding of basic spiritual principles and then begin to… Read More

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  5. The Shambhala Guide to Taoism

    The Shambhala Guide to Taoism

    • by
    • Eva Wong
    This guide to the spiritual landscape of Taoism not only introduces the important events in the history of Taoism, the sages who wrote the Taoist texts, and the various schools of Taoist thinking, but also gives the reader a feel for what it means to practice Taoism today. The book is divided into three parts: "The History of Taoism" traces the development of the tradition from the… Read More

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  6. Feng-shui

    Feng-shui

    The Ancient Wisdom of Harmonious Living for Modern Times

    • by
    • Eva Wong
    The first complete, in-depth course in the traditional Chinese art of harmonious design for interiors, buildings, and sites—including instructions for making your own geomantic compass for feng-shui readings. Deeply rooted in Taoist and shamanic origins, feng-shui is not simply a list of directives for building auspicious structures or arranging interiors for good luck. It is the art of reading the patterns of the universe and… Read More

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  7. The Art of Writing

    The Art of Writing

    Teachings of the Chinese Masters

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    • Tony Barnstone,
    • Chou Ping
    The ancient Chinese regarded the written word as a transformative force able to move heaven and earth and unite the reader with the source of all things, the Tao. The power of writing, especially poetry, is celebrated here in short texts that present both practical instruction and spiritual insight: Lu Ji's essay in verse, "The Art of Writing," reveals the inner process every writer must go through in… Read More

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  8. The Human Element
  9. Practical Taoism

    Practical Taoism

    This extraordinary collection of teachings and commentaries illuminates the many profound mysteries of inner alchemy, one of the most important dimensions of the Taoist tradition. The science of inner alchemy consists of meditation practices that enable the individual to have a more intimate, energizing, and inspiring relationship with life. Although these techniques are described in the sourcebooks of ancient Taoism, they are often couched in cryptic symbolic language, making it… Read More

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  10. Teachings of the Tao

    Teachings of the Tao

    Readings from the Taoist Spiritual Tradition

    "The Tao that can be spoken of is not the real Way," reads a famous line from the Tao-te-ching. But although the Tao cannot be described by words, words can allow us to catch a fleeting glimpse of that mysterious energy of the universe which is the source of life. The readings in this book are a beginner's entrée into the vast treasury of writings from the sacred Chinese… Read More

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