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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...


Daoist Nei Gong

by Damo Mitchell & Cindy Engel

Nei Gong has been a well-kept secret within the Daoist sects of China for centuries. Based upon the original teachings of the great sage Laozi, it has only ever been taught to close students of the masters chosen...


Early Daoist Dietary Practices

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,...


In Harmony with the Tao

by Francis Pring-Mill & Stephen Mitchell

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination. If you’ve...


Finding a Life of Harmony and Balance

by Kaiguo,Chen, Zheng Shunchao & Thomas Cleary

"…an amazing tale, told in a fast-paced and entertaining style." —Publishers Weekly

This authorized biography of contemporary Taoist master Wang Liping (1949-), an 18th generation transmitter of Dragon Gate...


Taoism for Beginners

by Simpkins,C. Alexander & Annellen Simpkins

Taoism for Beginners is a practical guide to applying the key notions, concepts and beliefs underlying Taoism's various branches and schools.

Authors C. Alexander and Annellen Simpkins tap into their years of...


Each Day a Renewed Beginning

by Karen Casey

Daily Inspirational Quotes to Help You Find True Peace

“An important reminder of the simple truths which can bring us to a peaceful mind and heart.”—Becca Anderson, author of Prayers For Calm

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Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity

by Stephen Eskildsen

An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.

Stephen Eskildsen offers an overview of Daoist religious texts from the Latter Han (25?220) through Tang (618?907) periods,...


Lao-tzu, A Study in Chinese Philosophy

by Thomas Watters

One of the most remarkable men in the history of China, as also in the history of philosophy, is Lao-tz?, the author of the Tao-tê Ching ( ??? ). This book deserves, and has obtained with those who know it,...


Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu

Written more than two thousand years ago, The Scripture on Tao and Virtue is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. It is the foundational philosophical work of all Taoism and one...


Confucianism and its Rivals

by Herbert Allen Giles

China is home to two major world religions, Confucianism and Taoism, and also played an important role in the historical development of a third, Northern Buddhism. Eventually, Confucianism became the state religion,...


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

by Saso,Michael

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,...


Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way

by Lao Tzu

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...


The Dimensions that Establish and Sustain Religious Identity

by Daniel H. Y. Low & Chung Kwang Tung

Buddhism and Taoism remain vibrant and prominent in Singapore's religious landscape. Yet, little is known of why Chinese Singaporeans chose and remain in these ancient religions. Analyzing over thirty face-to-face...


Tao Te Ching

by Lao Tzu

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...


Simple Taoism

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

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...


Hung Lou Meng; or The Dream of the Red Chamber

by Cao Xequin

Hung Lou Meng ,or The Dream of the Red Chamber, also called The Story of the Stone, composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. It was written sometime in the middle of the 18th century...


Gender, Power, and Talent

by Jinhua Jia

During the Tang dynasty (618–907), changes in political policies, the religious landscape, and gender relations opened the possibility for Daoist women to play an unprecedented role in religious and public...


Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors

by Anh Q. Tran

Though a minority religion in Vietnam, Christianity has been a significant presence in the country since its arrival in the sixteenth-century. Anh Q. Tran offers the first English translation of the recently...