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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Oriental religions > Taoism

The Tao of Pooh (Paperback): Benjamin Hoff The Tao of Pooh (Paperback)
Benjamin Hoff; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"What's this you're writing?... asked Pooh, climbing onto the writing table. "The Tao of Pooh,... I replied. "The how of Pooh?... asked Pooh, smudging one of the words I had just written. "The Tao of Pooh,... I replied, poking his paw away with my pencil. "It seems more like ow! of Pooh,... said Pooh, rubbing his paw. "Well, it's not,... I replied huffily. "What's it about?... asked Pooh, leaning forward and smearing another word. "It's about how to stay happy and calm under all circumstances!... I yelled. "Have you read it?... asked Pooh... ...Winnie-the-Pooh has a certain way about him, a way of doing things that has made him the world's most beloved bear, and Pooh's Way, as Benjamin Hoff brilliantly demonstrates, seems strangely close to the ancient Chinese principles of Taoism. Follow the Pooh Way in this humorous and enlightening introduction to Taoism, with classic decorations by E.H.Shepard throughout.

The Divine Feminine Tao Te Ching - A New Translation and Commentary (Paperback): Rosemarie Anderson The Divine Feminine Tao Te Ching - A New Translation and Commentary (Paperback)
Rosemarie Anderson
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first translation of the ancient classic that reveals the feminine nature of the Tao * Restores the feminine essence of the Tao Te Ching as well as the simplicity and poetic undertones of the chapters * Offers commentary for each of the 81 chapters and key Chinese characters to reveal their profound wisdom * Translated from ancient silk and bamboo slip manuscripts, the oldest known copies of the Tao Te Ching * Paper with French flaps In this book, Rosemarie Anderson shares her discoveries of the Divine Feminine Tao alongside her original translation of the Tao Te Ching. Working from ancient silk and bamboo slip manuscripts, the oldest known copies of the Tao Te Ching, the author slowly translated all 81 chapters over the course of two years, allowing each section to reveal its intimate poetic and spiritual nature. To her surprise, she discovered that the Tao was unmistakably feminine, consistently referred to as "mother," "virgin," and the "womb" of creation. Anderson explains how the Tao is a feminine force, the Dark Womb of Creation, the Immortal Void renewing life again and again in ordinary times and in times of crisis. She offers commentary for each of the 81 chapters to help reveal their profound wisdom. The author also restores the chapters' simplicity and musical undertones, explaining how, in the original Chinese manuscripts, the text is poetic and rhymed because the Tao Te Ching was often recited or sung--yet most English translations are written in scholarly prose with long sentences and complex syntax. She shows how the great Tao's message of wei wu wei--"act without acting" and "do without doing"--offers a path of peace and well-being for ourselves and for our relationships with others and the earth, a path that arises from spontaneous action that seeks no gain for the self. Capturing the original feminine nature of this ancient text, Anderson's translation sheds new light on the esoteric wisdom contained within the Tao Te Ching and on the mystical feminine essence of the Tao.

Sacred Mountains (Hardcover, New): Stikker Allerd Sacred Mountains (Hardcover, New)
Stikker Allerd
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Allerd Stikker witnessed and actively participated in the Daoist resurgence, together with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation. Strikker shares his fascination for Daoism, and explains how nature conservation is deeply rooted in its philosophy and practice. He tells the story of his cooperation with ARC in assisting Daoist masters to build the first Daoist Ecology Temple in China, and how this ecology movement has spread throughout China in recent years. He shares his joy when the Chinese government picked up on this success and officially declared that Daoism should be restored as the heart of Chinese culture, in order to overcome the ecological and societal problems that China is facing - thereby putting Daoism officially back on the map.

The Ultimate Guide to Yin Yang - An Illustrated Exploration of the Chinese Concept of Opposites (Hardcover, 0th New edition):... The Ultimate Guide to Yin Yang - An Illustrated Exploration of the Chinese Concept of Opposites (Hardcover, 0th New edition)
Antony Cummins
R540 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R113 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The concept of yin yang can be found in some of the oldest writing in the world. It is fundamental to Chinese thought and the route to understanding most Chinese practices, from Traditional Chinese Medicine to Daoism and feng shui. It also offers us ways of enhancing our own lives, establishing greater balance not only in our own environment but also in the wider world if we can work with other people to follow nature's flow. The central question of the book is "What is yin yang?" Step by step, with plenty of helpful illustrations and graphics, it explores the history and changing uses of yin yang - not forgetting the pronunciation and spelling (why yinyang is actually better than yin yang). The book also makes suggestions for working with yin yang, from observing the landscape to get a sense of the ebb and flow of energy through the world, to studying the patterns of nature in order to take what you need but not too much, to approaching sex as a cosmic ritual. After reading this book, readers will understand how to position themselves so that yin yang fills their lives with abundance - how to be in the right place at the right time.

Tao Te Ching (Paperback): Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching (Paperback)
Lao Tzu; Translated by Stephen Addiss, Stanley Lombardo; Introduction by Burton Watson
R329 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R50 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Deftly introduced and enriched by the remarkable ink paintings of Stephen Addiss, this new translation of Tao Te Ching captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original while resisting the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the translation of the complete work, Lombardo and Addiss provide the reader with a measure of interaction with the Chinese text found in no other edition, by furnishing one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters. The appearance and sounds of the Chinese character displayed, enhance the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the many different ways it can be translated into English.

The Complete I Ching - 10th Anniversary Edition - The Definitive Translation by Taoist Master Alfred Huang (Paperback, 2nd... The Complete I Ching - 10th Anniversary Edition - The Definitive Translation by Taoist Master Alfred Huang (Paperback, 2nd Edition, Revised, Revised Two-Color Edition)
Taoist Master Alfred Huang
R468 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R136 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Chinghas been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching's insights. This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.

Celestial Masters - History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities (Paperback): Terry F. Kleeman Celestial Masters - History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities (Paperback)
Terry F. Kleeman
R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In 142 CE, the divine Lord Lao descended to Mount Cranecall (Sichuan province) to establish a new covenant with humanity through a man named Zhang Ling, the first Celestial Master. Facing an impending apocalypse caused by centuries of sin, Zhang and his descendants forged a communal faith centering on a universal priesthood, strict codes of conduct, and healing through the confession of sins; this faith was based upon a new, bureaucratic relationship with incorruptible supernatural administrators. By the fourth century, Celestial Master Daoism had spread to all parts of China, and has since played a key role in China's religious and intellectual history. Celestial Masters is the first book in any Western language devoted solely to the founding of the world religion Daoism. It traces the movement from the mid-second century CE through the sixth century, examining all surviving primary documents in both secular and canonical sources to provide a comprehensive account of the development of this poorly understood religion. It also provides a detailed analysis of ritual life within the movement, covering the roles of common believer or Daoist citizen, novice, and priest or libationer.

Tao Tantric Arts for Women - Cultivating Sexual Energy, Love, and Spirit (Paperback): Minke De Vos Tao Tantric Arts for Women - Cultivating Sexual Energy, Love, and Spirit (Paperback)
Minke De Vos; Foreword by Mantak Chia
R409 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R119 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Through the Taoist tantric arts, women can experience the full flowering of their sexual energy. Rooted in Chinese energy medicine, Universal Healing Tao practices, and ancient Taoist traditions from the Yellow Emperor and his three female advisors, these practices honor and celebrate each stage of a woman's life and allow women to awaken their genuine feminine sexuality-receptive, soft, sensitive, intuitive, and creative-rather than the masculine approach that focuses on strength, endurance, and control. In this comprehensive guide to Taoist tantric arts for women, author Minke de Vos reveals how to channel natural sexual energy to evolve the Divine within and heal deep-rooted negative emotions and traumas related to sexuality. She offers sexual energy practices to prevent chronic conditions like cancer, depression, and osteoporosis and heal issues related to PMS, menopause, and libido. She explains how to experience the three different kinds of female orgasm and provides detailed, illustrated instructions for exercises. She offers evocative meditations to connect with the Goddess within and embrace the innate sexiness at each stage of life. Minke de Vos's detailed guide to cultivating female sexual energy allows you to ease the passage through the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause; harmonize your relationships; and merge your inner male and female energies into wholeness.

The Gentle Art of Tao Leadership - A 21st Century Perspective (Paperback): Lim Meng Sing The Gentle Art of Tao Leadership - A 21st Century Perspective (Paperback)
Lim Meng Sing
R253 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book explores living in a harmonious way with others and self. Leadership is all about people and ethics and in a world often lead by fear and greed, ethical leaders can be difficult to find. We are all leaders in some form or another. Whether in business, sport or at home, the decisions we make influence and impact on others. To act ethically, in the gentle way of Tao, is to act for the good of all. To quote the Chinese classic, the Tao te-Ching: 'Ultimate goodness, like water, benefits all things and harms nothing ... It has depth at its heart; it shows beneficence in dealing with others; it is sincere in speech; it keeps order in governing; it thrives in ability and acts in timeliness.' An inspiring and insightful book to change the way you behave.

Be Water, My Friend - The True Teachings of Bruce Lee (Hardcover): Shannon Lee Be Water, My Friend - The True Teachings of Bruce Lee (Hardcover)
Shannon Lee
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Bruce Lee's daughter illuminates her father's most powerful life philosophies, and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives 'Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water' Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline - they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth. In Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father's life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic 'be water' philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being. This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee's unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.

To Be Like Water - Cultivating a Graceful and Fulfilling Life Through the Virtues of Water and Dao Yin Therapeutic Movement... To Be Like Water - Cultivating a Graceful and Fulfilling Life Through the Virtues of Water and Dao Yin Therapeutic Movement (Paperback)
Margot Rossi
R700 R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Save R53 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Drawing on South and East Asian philosophies and medicines, this book illustrates how our bodies and minds are influenced by our actions, habits, aging, trauma and thought patterns. Using the analogy of being like water, Margot Rossi presents a range of practices - including imagery, Daoyin therapeutic movement, yoga and mindful attention - that help build awareness and potentially shift our form, physiologically and neurologically. The first section of the book is dedicated to exploring the virtues of being like water, based on 30 years of Rossi's professional and personal experience. Each essay ends with Daoyin therapeutic movements, learned and interpreted from the oral teachings of 88th-generation Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen. The second section offers teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine theory for patients and practitioners alike. It includes detailed case studies, basic diagnostic steps and demonstrates how health concerns can be used as a foundation for change and growth.

Lao-tzu's Taoteching (Hardcover): Red Pine Lao-tzu's Taoteching (Hardcover)
Red Pine; Lao Tzu
R612 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R102 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking - The Natural Path to Sustainable Transformation (Paperback): Josep M. Coll Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking - The Natural Path to Sustainable Transformation (Paperback)
Josep M. Coll
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking explores a radical new conception of business and management. It is grounded on the reconnection of humans with nature as the new competitive advantage for living organizations and entrepreneurs that aspire to regenerate the economy and drive a positive impact on the planet, in the context of the Anthropocene. Organizations today struggle in finding a balance between maximizing profits and generating value for their stakeholders, the environment and the society at large. This happens in a paradigm shift characterized by unprecedented levels of exponential change and the emergence of disruptive technologies. Adaptability, thus, is becoming the new business imperative. How can, then, entrepreneurs and organizations constantly adapt and, at the same time, design the sustainable futures they'd like? This book uniquely explores the benefits of applying Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking to sustainable management. Grounded in Taoist and Zen Buddhist philosophies, it offers a modern scientific perspective fundamentally based on the concepts of bio-logical adaptability and lifefulness amidst complexity and constant change. The book introduces the new concept of the Gaia organization as a living organism that consciously helps perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet. It is subject to the natural laws of transformation and the principles of oneness, emptiness, impermanence, balance, self-regulation and harmonization. Readers will find applied Eastern systems theories such as the Yin-Yang and the Five Elements operationalized through practical methodologies and tools such as T-Qualia and the Zen Business model. They are aimed at guiding Gaia organizations and entrepreneurs in leading sustainable transformations and qualifying economic growth. The book offers a vital toolkit for purpose-driven practitioners, management researchers, students, social entrepreneurs, evaluators and change-makers to reinvent, create and mindfully manage sustainable and agile organizations that drive systemic transformation.

Dao De Jing (Paperback): Lao zi, C.C. Tsai Dao De Jing (Paperback)
Lao zi, C.C. Tsai; Translated by Brian Bruya; Foreword by Pico Iyer
R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai, a delightfully illustrated version of the classic work of Daoist philosophy C. C. Tsai is one of Asia's most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. Here, he works his magic again with a delightful graphic adaptation of the complete text of Laozi's Dao De Jing, the beloved source of Daoist philosophy. Masterfully transforming Laozi's challenging work into entertaining and enlightening episodes, Tsai offers a uniquely fresh, relevant, and accessible version of one of the world's most influential books. After opening with Laozi's biography from the Shi Ji, Tsai turns the stage over to Laozi, who patiently explains his ideas to his earnest students (and us). Laozi describes the spontaneity of natural processes, the paradoxical effects of ethical precepts, the limits of language, the values of simplicity, and, above all else, how to go with the flow. In brief episodes that tantalize and inspire, he takes us into the subtle complexities of human existence. Ultimately, Laozi, a master visionary, guides us to the mountaintop to reveal an expansive view of life. A marvelous edition of a timeless classic, this book also presents Laozi's original Chinese text in sidebars on each page, enriching the book for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an illuminating introduction.

Returning from Qingcheng Mountain - Melding Daoist Practices into Daily Life (Paperback): Wang Yun Returning from Qingcheng Mountain - Melding Daoist Practices into Daily Life (Paperback)
Wang Yun
R758 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R57 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Functioning as both a dense manual, a detailed roadmap, and an edifying tale of spiritual maturity, this third installment in Wang Yun's best-selling series brings you rare and authentic Daoism, straight from the culture that gave birth to it. With clear instruction and dozens of illustrated and filmed exercises, you can begin or strengthen your spiritual practice, boost your immune system, and find deep peace of mind, all right from the comfort of your home. Lofty Daoist philosophy and its practical applications are made easy to grasp and apply through Wang Yun's effort to translate the old teachings on how to apply the mindset and skills of Daoist meditation, alchemy and qigong to all affairs of life. To this end, Returning from Qingcheng Mountain spins a blend of rare tales from Daoist lore, straightforward explanations of ways to shape the body and mind, and inspiring stories from Wang Yun's own practice path. To 'remain natural in all things' is the tenet that pervades every page, an eternal invitation toward being at ease, no matter the circumstances. By doing so, one returns to the world out there and handles mundane matters with poise and efficiency, transforming all the challenges and joys and relationships of daily life into a practice, a meditation, and a chance to grow and develop one's spirit, and by token, the body.

The Complete I Ching - 10th Anniversary Edition - The Definitive Translation by Taoist Master Alfred Huang (Hardcover, 2nd... The Complete I Ching - 10th Anniversary Edition - The Definitive Translation by Taoist Master Alfred Huang (Hardcover, 2nd Edition, Revised, Revised Edition)
Taoist Master Alfred Huang
R709 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R224 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A revised edition of the definitive translation of the world's most important book of divination
- The first English translation from within the tradition by a Chinese Taoist Master
- Includes translations of the Ten Wings--the commentaries by Confucius essential to the I Ching's insights
Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, "The Complete I Ching" has been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching's insights.
This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.

Tao Te Ching - The Ancient Classic (Hardcover): Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching - The Ancient Classic (Hardcover)
Lao Tzu; Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon 1
R267 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R50 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture

This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success - a position that has led to this ancient Chinese text becoming an internationally bestselling personal development guide. Now the text has been given a makeover and this deluxe, gift edition is set to become the market leader, following in the footsteps of the other bestselling Capstone Classic editions.

Includes: Paints a picture of a person in full attunementIllustrates how fulfillment and peace, without struggle, can deliver to us what we need and desireAn alternative way to view personal successA new introduction by Tom Butler Bowdon, the classic personal development expert

Reading Ji Kang's Essays - Xuanxue in Early Medieval China (Hardcover): David Chai Reading Ji Kang's Essays - Xuanxue in Early Medieval China (Hardcover)
David Chai
R3,070 Discovery Miles 30 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first English-language book on the philosophy of Ji Kang. Moreover, it offers the first systematic treatment of his philosophy, thus filling a significant gap in English-language scholarship on early medieval Chinese literature and philosophy. David Chai brings to light Ji Kang's Neo-Daoist heritage and explores the themes in his writings that were derived from classical Daoism, most notably the need for humanity to return to a more harmonious co-existence with Nature to further our own self-understanding. His analysis is unique in that it balances translation and annotation with expositing the creative philosophizing of Neo-Daoism. Chai analyzes the entirety of Ji Kang's essays, exploring his philosophical reflections on music, aesthetics, ethics, self-cultivation, and fate. Reading Ji Kang/s Essays will be of interest to scholars and students of Chinese philosophy and literature. It offers the first comprehensive philosophical examination of a heretofore neglected figure in Neo-Daoism.

The Tao of Storytelling - 30 Ways to Create Empowering Stories to Live by (Paperback): Claire Taylor The Tao of Storytelling - 30 Ways to Create Empowering Stories to Live by (Paperback)
Claire Taylor
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Tao of Storytelling is a wisdom memoir that follows Claire Taylor's transformational journey to discovering the hidden treasure in her personal stories. Each of the 30 tales carries a powerful message as well as practical exercises to help you discover your treasure and transform your life. Claire believes that the stories we tell about ourselves - whether or not we're conscious of them - are the stories that we live by. These stories can empower us or disempower us - but the good news is that once you become aware of them you can become the author of your own life. Growing up on a farm in Ireland, Claire Taylor discovered that her family had bought into the myth of perfection. As a result she became adept at keeping up appearances and was propelled into a successful career in marketing and brand development. But she craved authenticity and eventually found her calling as a storyteller. She is now a writer, business consultant and co-founder of The Story Mill, an organisation that encourages businesses to engage in real conversations using the art of storytelling. In The Tao of Storytelling she shares her story for the first time.

Original Tao - Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism (Paperback, New Ed): Harold Roth Original Tao - Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism (Paperback, New Ed)
Harold Roth; Translated by Harold Roth
R715 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R115 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Revolutionizing received opinion of Taoism's origins in light of historic new discoveries, Harold D. Roth has uncovered China's oldest mystical text -- the original expression of Taoist philosophy -- and presents it here with a complete translation and commentary.

Over the past twenty-five years, documents recovered from the tombs of China's ancient elite have sparked a revolution in scholarship about early Chinese thought, in particular the origins of Taoist philosophy and religion. In "Original Tao, " Harold D. Roth exhumes the seminal text of Taoism -- "Inward Training (Nei-yeh)" -- not from a tomb but from the pages of the "Kuan Tzu, " a voluminous text on politics and economics in which this mystical tract had been "buried" for centuries.

"Inward Training" is composed of short poetic verses devoted to the practice of breath meditation, and to the insights about the nature of human beings and the form of the cosmos derived from this practice. In its poetic form and tone, the work closely resembles the "Tao-te Ching"; moreover, it clearly evokes Taoism's affinities to other mystical traditions, notably aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Roth argues that "Inward Training" is the foundational text of early Taoism and traces the book to the mid-fourth century B.C. (the late Warring States period in China). These verses contain the oldest surviving expressions of a method for mystical "inner cultivation," which Roth identifies as the basis for all early Taoist texts, including the "Chuang Tzu" and the world-renowned "Tao-te Ching." With these historic discoveries, he reveals the possibility of a much deeper continuity between early "philosophical" Taoism and the later Taoist religion than scholars had previously suspected.

"Original Tao" contains an elegant and luminous complete translation of the original text. Roth's comprehensive analysis explains what "Inward Training" meant to the people who wrote it, how this work came to be "entombed" within the "Kuan Tzu, " and why the text was largely overlooked after the early Han period.

Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting - Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Art of Raising Mindful, Resilient, and... Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting - Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Art of Raising Mindful, Resilient, and Compassionate Kids (Hardcover)
Erin Cline
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius compared children to tender sprouts. Like sprouts, a child's character, tendencies, virtues and vices are observable, and ever-changing. A practical parenting manual, philosophical reflection on the relationship between parent and child, and necessary response to modern stereotypes of Chinese parenting, Little Sprouts reconsiders cultural definitions of success and explores how we might support and nourish young people. Engaging deeply with foundational Daoist and Confucian thinkers, Erin Cline offers accessible, provocative musings on key parenting issues and helps us grow into better parents of joyful, fulfilled children.

Tao: The Watercourse Way (Paperback, Main): Alan Watts Tao: The Watercourse Way (Paperback, Main)
Alan Watts; Contributions by Al Chungliang Huang 1
R256 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Following Alan Watts' acclaimed book on Zen Buddhism The Way of Zen, he tackles the Chinese philosophy of Tao. The Tao is the way of man's cooperation with the natural course of the natural world. Alan Watts takes the reader through the history of Tao and its interpretations by key thinkers such as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching. Watts goes on to demonstrate how the ancient and timeless Chinese wisdom of Tao promotes the idea of following a life lived according to the natural world and goes against our goal-oriented ideas by allowing time to quiet our minds and observe the world rather than imposing ourselves on it. By taking in some of the lessons of Tao, we can change our attitude to the way we live. Drawing on ancient and modern sources, Watts treats the Chinese philosophy of Tao in much the same way as he did Zen Buddhism in his classic The Way of Zen. Including an introduction to the Chinese culture that is the foundation of the Tao, this is one of Alan Watts' best-loved works.

Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking - The Natural Path to Sustainable Transformation (Hardcover): Josep M. Coll Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking - The Natural Path to Sustainable Transformation (Hardcover)
Josep M. Coll
R3,066 Discovery Miles 30 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking explores a radical new conception of business and management. It is grounded on the reconnection of humans with nature as the new competitive advantage for living organizations and entrepreneurs that aspire to regenerate the economy and drive a positive impact on the planet, in the context of the Anthropocene. Organizations today struggle in finding a balance between maximizing profits and generating value for their stakeholders, the environment and the society at large. This happens in a paradigm shift characterized by unprecedented levels of exponential change and the emergence of disruptive technologies. Adaptability, thus, is becoming the new business imperative. How can, then, entrepreneurs and organizations constantly adapt and, at the same time, design the sustainable futures they'd like? This book uniquely explores the benefits of applying Buddhist and Taoist Systems Thinking to sustainable management. Grounded in Taoist and Zen Buddhist philosophies, it offers a modern scientific perspective fundamentally based on the concepts of bio-logical adaptability and lifefulness amidst complexity and constant change. The book introduces the new concept of the Gaia organization as a living organism that consciously helps perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet. It is subject to the natural laws of transformation and the principles of oneness, emptiness, impermanence, balance, self-regulation and harmonization. Readers will find applied Eastern systems theories such as the Yin-Yang and the Five Elements operationalized through practical methodologies and tools such as T-Qualia and the Zen Business model. They are aimed at guiding Gaia organizations and entrepreneurs in leading sustainable transformations and qualifying economic growth. The book offers a vital toolkit for purpose-driven practitioners, management researchers, students, social entrepreneurs, evaluators and change-makers to reinvent, create and mindfully manage sustainable and agile organizations that drive systemic transformation.

Daoism in Japan - Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture (Paperback): Jeffrey L. Richey Daoism in Japan - Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture (Paperback)
Jeffrey L. Richey
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism's presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature, politics, and popular culture, not to mention Buddhism and Shinto. Despite this legacy, few English-language studies of Daoism's influence on Japanese religious culture have been published. Daoism in Japan provides an exploration of the particular pathways by which Daoist traditions entered Japan from continental East Asia. After addressing basic issues in both Daoist Studies and the study of Japanese religions, including the problems of defining 'Daoism' and 'Japanese,' the book looks at the influence of Daoism on ancient, medieval and modern Japan in turn. To do so, the volume is arranged both chronologically and topically, according to the following three broad divisions: "Arrivals" (c. 5th-8th centuries CE), "Assimilations" (794-1868), and "Apparitions" (1600s-present). The book demonstrates how Chinese influence on Japanese religious culture ironically proved to be crucial in establishing traditions that usually are seen as authentically, even quintessentially, Japanese. Touching on multiple facets of Japanese cultural history and religious traditions, this book is a fascinating contribution for students and scholars of Japanese Culture, History and Religions, as well as Daoist Studies.

Tao Te Ching (Paperback): Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching (Paperback)
Lao Tzu; Translated by Stephen Mitchell
R279 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R65 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

' What is rooted is easy to nourish What is recent is easy to correct' Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe. Stephen Mitchell' s acclaimed translation is accompanied by ancient Chinese paintings that beautifully reflect Lao Tzu' s timeless words. An illustrated edition of one of the most widely translated texts in the world. Features the best of classical Chinese painting A modern, accessible translation which reflects the poetry of Lao Tzu's words. ' Beautiful and accessible; the English, as 'fluid as melting ice,' is a joy to read throughout' The New Republic. ' I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchell' s is by far the best.' James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces.

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