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Tao Te Ching Tao Te Ching
Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English (Translators)
Exceedingly poetic and contemplative translation of the classic of Taoist thought by Lao Tzu. The text is accented with visual experiences as well in the form of Feng's calligraphy and English's photographs.
365 Tao: Daily Meditations 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Ming-dao Deng
An offering of up-to-date words of inspiration and guidance for every day of the year presents brief poetic aphorisms, meditations, and more, based on each day's single Taoist principle.
Simple Taoism: A Guide to Living in Balance Simple Taoism: A Guide to Living in Balance
C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen Simpkins
Designed to help the reader understand what Taoism is about and to help apply its best aspects to everyday living. The book is divided into three parts covering the history, concepts and practice of the philosophy, illustrated with stories to bring the history to life. It explains key concepts and shows ways to incorporate the insights fo Taoism into one's life through such activities as meditation, breathing exercises, and exploring the natural world.
Tao of Leadership Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age
John Heider (Translator)
Very modern and readable translation of a complex work. Used as a management training text in may large companies, this book provides insight on how to be an excellent leader not through force but by being a catalyst for others. Readers desiring a more classical and Taoist feeling version of the book should see the one above.
The Tao of Health, Longevity, and Immortality The Tao of Health, Longevity, and Immortality : The Teachings of Immortals Chung and Lu
Eva Wong (Translator)
Very approachable translation of a Taoist text on internal alchemy. Eva Wong also provides short but helpful commentaries that make the text much easrier to understand. Does not cover philosophical or meditative Taoism.
Taoist Meditation Taoist Meditation : Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body
Thomas Cleary (Compiler)
Five Taoist treatises with thoughts on meditation and other aids to a healthy life. Though not a manual on meditation it has a great deal of useful information for non-beginners studying Taoism.
Eastern Philosophy and Religion Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion
Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Kurt Friedrichs
Encyclopedic reference work with 4,000 entries on the teachers, traditions and literature of Buddhism, Taoism, Zen and Hinduism compiled by experts in the fields. Indispensible and affordable reference work for anyone interested in Eastern wisdom.