Nourishing The Essence Of Life

Author: Eva Wong
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834826489
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The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual—and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality. Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings—Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.

Teachings Of The Tao

Author: Eva Wong
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
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Brief introductions and notes on the translation accompany selections from classic works of Taoism

Cultivating The Energy Of Life

Author: Liu Hua-Yang
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828227
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Here is the Hui-ming Ching, a classic Taoist manual on the circulation of internal energy by means of meditation and the inspiration for many techniques of Qigong. It is one of the few Taoist treatises to describe the landmarks of spiritual development and document the process of spiritual transformation from start to finish.

Holding Yin Embracing Yang

Author: Eva Wang
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 159030263X
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Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while, they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch trickster are re-told in Blyton's hugely popular and successful style. This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal.

The Practice Of Greater Kan And Li

Author: Mantak Chia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620551578
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A guide to Taoist exercises to return to the Wu Wei state of mind and create the immortal spirit body • Includes illustrated instructions to connect astral energy with the energies of animals, children, and plants to grow the immortal fetus, or spirit body • Provides warm-up exercises and a complete daily Kan and Li routine • Explores how these advanced formulas are used for astral flight and realization of the Wu Wei state Building on the Lesser Kan and Li formulas for the development of the soul body, this book provides illustrated descriptions of the Greater Kan and Li formulas to create the immortal spirit body. Used by Taoist masters for thousands of years, these exercises are for advanced students of Taoist Inner Alchemy and mark the beginning of the path to immortality. Master Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan reveal how to use Taoist inner alchemy to harness the energies of Sun, Moon, Earth, North Star, and Big Dipper and transform them to feed the soul body and begin development of the immortal spirit body. They explain how to reverse yin and yang power through energetic work at the solar plexus, thereby activating the liberation of transformed sexual energy. They explore how to open the heart center and how to connect astral energy with the energies of animals, children, and plants to grow the immortal fetus, or spirit body. The authors provide warm-up exercises, including the Inner Smile and Fusion practices, and outline a complete daily Kan and Li routine for mental and physical health, longevity, astral flight, and realization of the Wu Wei state.

Harmonizing Yin And Yang

Author: Eva Wong
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834828855
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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, along with its two most important commentaries. The classic, written in ancient times by an unknown author and published during the fifteenth century BCE, is regarded by contemporary Taoist practitioners as the most complete guide to spiritual transformation. It covers the three forms of Taoist practice: • External alchemy, concerned with the ingestion of minerals, herbs, and other substances to attain health, longevity, and immortality • Sexual alchemy, in which the practitioner uses the energy of a sexual partner to cultivate his or her own energy • Internal alchemy, the practice of meditation, calisthenics, and yogic postures to cultivate mind and body An extensive introduction by the translator and the inclusion of two commentaries by traditional Chinese authors aid the reader in understanding this concise, symbolic text.

Being Taoist

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834800160
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Taoism isn’t a spiritual extracurricular activity, it’s an integral practice for living all of life to the fullest. The modern Taoist adept Eva Wong is your guide to living well according to the wisdom of this ancient system. She uses the ancient texts to demonstrate the Taoist masters’ approach to the traditional four aspects of life—the public, the domestic, the private, and the spiritual—and shows how learning to balance them is the secret to infusing your life with health, harmony, and deep satisfaction

Seven Taoist Masters

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825260
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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 Sung (1127–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties. Wang is regarded as the greatest patriarch of the Complete Reality school, a highly purified branch of Taoism having a strong affinity with Zen Buddhism. The novel brings to life the essentials of Taoist philosophy and practice, both through the instructions offered by Wang—on topics such as the cultivation of mind and body, meditation techniques, and overcoming the obstacles to enlightenment—and through the experiences of the characters.

The Tao Of Health Longevity And Immortality

Author: Eva Wong
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570627255
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Here is a classic Chinese text on the Taoist arts of longevity and immortality. The text dates from the Five Dynasties (907and–960 C. E.) and is attributed to Chungli Ch'uan and Landuuml; Tung-pinandmdash;two of the most popular figures of Taoism and Chinese culture. This text focuses on Taoist inner alchemy, a theory and method for transforming the mind from within by using practices such as breath control, calisthenics, meditation practices, and sexual alchemy (the method of gathering energy from a sexual partner). The teachings address the following topics: and and and andbull;and The nature of immortality and how it can be attained by realizing the laws of the Tao within us and and and andbull;and The art of health and and and andbull;and The art of longevity and and and andbull;and How to deal with obstacles and recognize spiritual progress The Art of Health, Longevity, and Immortality will be of interest to both beginning students of Taoism and scholars. Wong's introduction includes a concise overview of the evolution of Taoist longevity practices as well as an elucidating section for readers who are unfamiliar with the teachings and practices of Taoist inner alchemy. She also includes a list of helpful hints for reading and understanding each section of the text.

Do Nothing And Do Everything

Author: Qiguang Zhao
Publisher: Paragon House
ISBN: 9781557788894
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The power of the Tao has accompanied the author through his journey as pupil during the Chinese Cultural Revolution to professor at an American liberal arts college. In Do Nothing and Do Everything he applies the ideas of Wu Wei (do nothing) and Wu Bu Wei (do everything) to modern life. Do Nothing and Do Everything is supplemented by observations of American and Chinese life. Rich and humorous illustrations convey the subtle ideas that go beyond language and are re-created in the same style as the ones the author draws impromptu on the blackboard in his classes. This introduction to ancient Taoism is conveyed in a lighthearted and humorous manner. This illustrated new Taoism will answer the widespread thirst for an alternative approach to life, and a longing for health, tranquility, and spiritual liberation.