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Historical Dictionary of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development...


Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu

An integral part of Chinese thought for more than 2,000 years, the Tao Te Ching teaches individual peace and harmony through meditation. One of the most influential books in history.


The Complete Works of Zhuangzi

by Burton Watson

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy’s central tenet, espoused by the person—or...


The A to Z of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE,...


An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies

by Steve Coutinho

Steve Coutinho explores in detail the fundamental concepts of Daoist thought as represented in three early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers interested in philosophy yet unfamiliar with...


Quantum Soup: Fortune Cookies in Crisis New and enlarged edition

by Chungliang Al Huang

Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humour, this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western...


Go Ask the River

by Evelyn Eaton & Chungliang Al Huang

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...


Daoist Nei Gong: The Philosophical Art of Change

by Damo Mitchell & Cindy Engel

For the first time in the English language, this book describes the philosophy and practice of Nei Gong. The author explains the philosophy which underpins this practice, and the methodology of Sung breathing,...


Early Daoist Dietary Practices: Examining Ways to Health and Longevity

by Shawn Arthur

Focusing on the early medieval herbal recipes found in the Lingbao Wufuxu (The Preface to the Five Lingbao Talismans of Numinous Treasure), this study analyses Daoist asceticism and ideas regarding the body,...


Blue Dragon, White Tiger: Verses for Refining the Golden Elixir

by Chang Sen Feng, S. Robertson, Shifu Hwang & Cheney Crow

Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first...


The Tao Of Womanhood

by Diane Dreher

The Tao of Womanhood is for every woman who is searching for both external power and internal peace. It's for the woman who wants to be tough but nice, who wants to take care of things and everyone else but...


The Living I Ching

by Ming-Dao Deng

From the author of 365 Tao and a leading authority on Taoist practice and philosophy comes a completely innovative translation of the classic text of Eastern wisdom, the I Ching.

The I Ching, or Book of Changes,...


Tranquil Sitting: A Taoist Journal on Meditation and Chinese Medical Qigong

by Yin Shih Tzu, Cheney Crow, Shifu Hwang & Glenn H. Mullin et al.

This is the Taoist Master Yin Shi Zi's inspirational testament and practical guide to the healing power and spiritual benefits of meditation. The book offers in-depth documentation of the theory, physiological...


Creativity and Taoism: A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

by Chung-yuan Chang & Zhao Xian Batt

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid...


The Tao Is Silent

by Raymond M. Smullyan

The Tao Is Silent Is Raymond Smullyan's beguiling and whimsical guide to the meaning and value of eastern philosophy to westerners.

"To me," Writes Smullyan, "Taoism means a state of inner serenity combined with...


The Lunar Tao

by Ming-Dao Deng

From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism.

In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year...


The Gold Pavilion: Taoist Ways to Peace, Healing and Long Life

by Michael Saso

The Gold Pavilion: Taoist Ways to Peace, Health, and Long Life is a step-by-step instruction of Taoist meditation from ancient China.

The writings of the ancient Chinese Taoist masters tell us that when the mind,...


The Dao of the Military: Liu An's Art of War

by Andrew Meyer & John S. Major

Master Sun’s The Art of War, the best-known ancient text on adversarial strategy, is by no means China’s only treatise on military affairs. A single chapter in the Huainanzi, an important compendium of philosophy...


Simple Taoism

by C. Alexander Simpkins, Ph.D. & Annellen M. Simpkins, Ph.D.

Simple Taoism is designed to help the reader understand what Taoism is about and to help apply its best aspects to everyday living. Divided into three parts, the book outlines:

  • A clear explanation of Taoism...


Celestial Messages: Conversation with Original Nature Vol. 1

by Suroso Mun

Everything in this world is born out of the same root and has a similar origin.

Though things look all different, they are actually the same, like the leaves on the left and those on the right.

If you always look...