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The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun

by Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (February 25, 2014)

The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi (369–286 B.C.E.) encountered a skull that later in a dream praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with poets in the second and...

Historical Dictionary of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas Scarecrow Press (June 04, 1998)

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...

365 Tao

by Ming-Dao Deng HarperOne (June 25, 2013)

Place the word Tao

Into your heart.

Use no other words.

The Tao is constantly moving, the path that all life and the whole universe takes. There is nothing that is not part of it—harmonious living is to know...

The Lunar Tao

by Ming-Dao Deng HarperOne (February 19, 2013)

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 Mad Monk Manifesto

by Monk Yun Rou Mango (October 31, 2018)

Today’s readers are outraged by world events, often frustrated by their own personal battles, and disenfranchised from government and leadership. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and...

Shizi: China's First Syncretist

by Paul Fischer Columbia University Press (June 19, 2012)

By blending multiple strands of thought into one ideology, Chinese Syncretists of the pre-imperial period created an essential guide to contemporary ideas about society and government. Merging traditions such...

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

by Paul Reps & Nyogen Senzaki Tuttle Publishing (September 15, 1998)

When Zen Flesh, Zen Bones was published in 1957 it became an instant sensation with an entire generation of readers who were just beginning to experiment with Zen. Over the years it has inspired leading American...

The Moral Fool: A Case for Amorality

by Hans-Georg Moeller Columbia University Press (May 01, 2009)

Justice, equality, and righteousness& mdash;these are some of our greatest moral convictions. Yet in times of social conflict, morals can become rigid, making religious war, ethnic cleansing, and political purges...

Effortless Living

by Jason Gregory & Damo Mitchell Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 13, 2018)

A guide for achieving an enlightened mind through the art of non-doing

• Details meditation practices, focused on stillness of the mind, along with Patanjali’s yoga methods to maintain a consciousness referred...

Taming the Wild Horse

by Louis Komjathy Columbia University Press (March 21, 2017)

In thirteenth-century China, a Daoist monk named Gao Daokuan (1195-1277) composed a series of illustrated poems and accompanying verse commentary known as the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures. In this annotated...

Tao Te Ching (Translated with commentary by James Legge)

by Lao Tzu Publishing (January 01, 2017)

A classic Chinese text dating from the 6th century BC, the “Tao Te Ching” or “Book of the Way” consists of 81 short poems that unfold the spiritual nature of Taoism, one of the ancient Chinese religions....

Restoring Your Eyesight

by Doug Marsh & Thomas R. Quackenbush Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 08, 2006)

A holistic guide to improving one’s vision both physically and spiritually

• Explains how blurred vision is a reflection of other imbalances in the body, mind, and spirit

• Offers natural methods for improvement...

Taoist Astral Healing

by Mantak Chia & Dirk Oellibrandt Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 12, 2004)

Advanced techniques for utilizing the universal healing connections revealed by Taoist astrology and astronomy

• Provides meditations and healing techniques based on Taoist astrology

• Allows readers to develop...

Advanced Chi Nei Tsang

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 13, 2009)

Advanced Taoist techniques for detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs through the release of negative chi

• Works with the navel center, where negative emotions, stress, and illness accumulate


Energy Balance through the Tao: Exercises for Cultivating Yin Energy

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 30, 2005)

An introduction to the ancient Taoist exercise system of Tao Yin

• Includes 45 fully illustrated exercises that promote flexibility, strength, and balance in one’s physical, mental, and spiritual energy


The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching

by Mantak Chia & Tao Huang Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 31, 2005)

Reveals techniques for achieving spiritual immortality through an in-depth exploration of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching

• Includes practices and meditations for living in harmony with the Tao (universal essence)...

Basic Practices of the Universal Healing Tao: An Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 through 6

by Mantak Chia & William U. Wei Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 05, 2013)

A comprehensive reference guide to the foundational Taoist practices taught by Master Mantak Chia

• Organized by level and chi kung system for quick reference during practice or teaching

• Includes 220 exercises...

Taoist Cosmic Healing: Chi Kung Color Healing Principles for Detoxification and Rejuvenation

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 20, 2003)

• Includes practices for cleansing the blood of toxins, relieving pain, using sexual energy for healing, and other tools for the treatment and prevention of disease

• Explains the unique healing potential...

Taoist Shaman: Practices from the Wheel of Life

by Mantak Chia & Kris Deva North Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 25, 2011)

The shamanic roots of Taoist practice

• Explains the principles of the Taoist Medicine Wheel, including the Five Elements, the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and the trigrams of the I Ching

• Includes exercises...

The Healing Energy of Shared Consciousness: A Taoist Approach to Entering the Universal Mind

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (February 23, 2011)

How to connect with universal energy for inner peace, happiness, and individual and global healing

• How to transform the energy around us into positive loving energy

• How to perform the World Link meditation...

The Alchemy of Sexual Energy

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 23, 2009)

Taoist techniques for replenishing our internal energy with universal cosmic energy

• Shows how to transform excess sexual energy (Ching Chi) into self-healing energy

• Presents advanced Cosmic Healing Chi...

Healing Light of the Tao: Foundational Practices to Awaken Chi Energy

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (May 27, 2008)

The guide to engaging and directing the three primordial forces of Earth, Heaven, and Higher Self to achieve enlightenment and immortality

• Explains how to circulate the life force, or chi, by balancing yang...

The Inner Smile

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 12, 2008)

A guide to the foundational practice of “smiling to the organs” to promote deep relaxation and internal health

• Presents exercises that dissolve the physical and mental tensions that can cause energy...

Karsai Nei Tsang

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 08, 2011)

An illustrated guide to releasing emotional and physical blockages in the pelvic area through massage

• Presents step-by-step instructions for sexual organ massages for women and men

• Explains techniques...

Bone Marrow Nei Kung

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 25, 2006)

A guide to nourishing the body through bone marrow rejuvenation exercises

• Presents exercises to “regrow” bone marrow, revive the internal organs, and prevent osteoporosis

• Explains the use of bone...

The Six Healing Sounds

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 09, 2009)

The Six Healing Sounds that keep the vital organs in optimal condition

• Presents vocalizations and accompanying postures that dissolve the tensions at the root of unhealthy chi flow and organ malfunction...

Living in the Tao: The Effortless Path of Self-Discovery

by Mantak Chia & William U. Wei Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (October 13, 2009)

Taoist techniques that can quiet your mind so you can discover your true self in the wisdom of the heart

• Teaches that the Tao is the flow of nature, the effortless middle path of self-discovery

• Shows...

Cosmic Fusion

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (August 27, 2007)

A guide to the advanced practice of Inner Alchemy, which brings the physical body into balance with the energy body

• Presents the second level of Inner Alchemy practices that use the eight forces of the pakua...

Chi Nei Tsang

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (December 26, 2006)

An ancient Taoist system for detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs

• Presents techniques to clear blockages in the body’s energy flow

• Includes illustrated exercises to relieve common ailments,...

Chi Self-Massage

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (June 05, 2006)

Energetic massage techniques that dispel negative emotions, relieve stress, and strengthen the senses, internal organs, and nervous system

• Shows how Chi Massage employs one’s own internal energy to promote...

The Taoist Soul Body

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 15, 2007)

A guide to the practice of the Lesser Kan and Li that gives birth to the soul body and the immortal spirit body

• Shows how to awaken higher consciousness through practices in total darkness that stimulate...

The Tao of Immortality

by Mantak Chia & William U. Wei Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (February 20, 2018)

A comprehensive guide to the core practices of the Universal Healing Tao System and the advanced esoteric practices of Inner Alchemy

• Explains each of the nine levels of Inner Alchemy and their more than...

Golden Elixir Chi Kung

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 23, 2004)

Techniques for preparing and using the Golden Elixir to achieve optimum health and spiritual vitality

•Includes practical exercises and postures to produce regenerative effects in one’s own saliva


Tan Tien Chi Kung

by Mantak Chia Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (September 01, 2004)

A fundamental Taoist practice for enhancing and utilizing chi

• Includes breathing and movement exercises to promote vitality and healing through the cultivation of chi in the tan tien and perineum areas


Tai Chi Fa Jin

by Mantak Chia & Andrew Jan Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (February 08, 2012)

A guide to the seemingly effortless yet explosively powerful martial art techniques of Fa Jin

• Explains how to collect energy within and discharge it for self-defense as well as healing

• Explores how to...

Meditation Techniques of the Buddhist and Taoist Masters

by Daniel Odier Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 28, 2003)

A guide to the mental disciplines and visualizations that Masters have used for ages in their quest for illumination.

* An insider's view of specific meditation techniques and the steps necessary for a wide...

The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic

by Stuart Alve Olson Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 17, 2003)

The first English translation with commentary of three classic Taoist texts on immortality

• Translates The Jade Emperor’s Mind Seal Classic, The Immortals, and The Three Treasures of Immortality

• Defines...

Genuine Pretending

by Hans-Georg Moeller & Paul J. D'Ambrosio Columbia University Press (October 17, 2017)

Genuine Pretending is an innovative and comprehensive new reading of the Zhuangzi that highlights the critical and therapeutic functions of satire and humor. Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D’Ambrosio show...

Coaching with Heart: Taoist Wisdom to Inspire, Empower, and Lead

by Jerry Lynch & Chungliang Al Huang Tuttle Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Taoist Wisdom to Inspire, Empower, and Lead in Sports & Life.

In the world of athletics, an innovative breed of coaches is emerging—men and women who insist on fostering strong, healthy relationships with their...

The Tao of Zen

by Ray Grigg & William Gaetz Tuttle Publishing (September 11, 2012)

The premise of The Tao of Zen is that Zen is really Taoism in the disguise of Buddhism—an assumption being made by more and more Zen scholars.

This is the first Zen book that links the long-noted philosophical...

The Whole World is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life with Questions and Commentary by Zen Master Seung Sahn and a Forword

by Seung Sahn & Stephen Mitchell Tuttle Publishing (September 13, 2011)

This remarkable Zen book is of great importance not only for the variety of the 365 kong-ans, but for Zen Master Seung Sahn's own questions and commentary which accompany each kong-an. This prodding and guidance...

The Way of the Champion: Lessons from Sun Tzu's the Art of War and Other Tao Wisdom for Sports & Life

by Jerry Lynch, Ph.D. & Chungliang Al Huang Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Martial artists, great warriors, coaches, generals, and successful corporate CEOs have all effectively used the strategies for winning found in Sun Tzu's Art of War.

Authors Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang,...

Beyond the Known

by Tri Thong Dang Tuttle Publishing (June 13, 2001)

Written by one of the world's greatest living t'ai mantis system teachers, Beyond the Known is about the martial arts quest, and a mediation on the art of discipleship.

In a series of parables relating the experiences...

The Valley Spirit: A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation Second Edition

by Lindsey Wei Singing Dragon (January 15, 2013)

Lindsey Wei, a young American-Chinese woman, is drawn to the Wudang Mountains on a quest to understand her ancestral roots and discover the hidden knowledge of Daoist martial arts and spiritual wisdom. This...

The Tao Of Writing

by Ralph L Wahlstrom Adams Media (November 29, 2005)

The creative process doesn’t have to be torturous—with The Tao of Writing, it can be glorious!

Invoking the principles of the Tao allows you to do your best work ever. By tapping into the true flow of your...

The Book of Tea: With Linked Table of Contents

by Kakuzo Okakura Dancing Unicorn Books (August 17, 2016)

'The Book of Tea' by Okakura Kakuzo shows how tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessible to Western audiences because, though Kakuzo was born and raised...

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity

by Carol Deppe Chelsea Green Publishing (January 13, 2015)

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own...