Browsing posts tagged: Eastern
Breaking Free from Sloth

In this selection from Bringing Yoga to Life, one of America’s most respected and loved Yoga teachers helps free us from the trivial humdrum of daily life and shows us how to live more fully by connecting with our soul.In Breaking Free from Sloth, Donna Farhi presents the philosophy of yoga as a path to […]

The Healer Within

Release your natural powers for healing, endurance, and longevityWith this revolutionary guide, you will learn four simple and remarkably effective techniques to release your natural powers for healing. The methods gentle movement, self-applied massage, breathing exercises, and meditation are drawn from the ancient Chinese healing system of Qigong (Chi Kung) and are easily adaptable to […]

The Lunar Tao

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 is represented with a reading meditation, beautiful Chinese illustrations, and interesting facts about the festivals and traditions, providing readers […]

The Accidental Buddhist

THE ACCIDENTAL BUDDHIST is the funny, provocative story of how Dinty Moore went looking for the faith he’d lost in what might seem the most unlikely of places: the ancient Eastern tradition of Buddhism. Moore demystifies and explains the contradictions and concepts of this most mystic-seeming of religious traditions. This plain-spoken, insightful look at the […]

Mencius

Mencius was one of the great philosophers of ancient China, second only in influence to Confucius, whose teachings he defended and expanded. The Mencius, in which he recounts his dialogues with kings, dukes and military men, as well as other philosophers, is one of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus. It […]

Ta Hsüeh and Chung Yung

Set alongside The Analects and Mencius, these two texts make up the ‚Four Books‘ of Chinese Confucian tradition. Their depiction of the ‚Way of Great Learning‘ focuses on the moral tenets of Confucian thinking, establishing a universal framework that links individuals with the cosmos. By drawing together key ethical and philophical, and metaphysical issues, the […]

The First Ten Books

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals […]

Effortless Action

This book presents a systematic account of the role of the personal spiritual ideal of wu-wei–literally „no doing,“ but better rendered as „effortless action“–in early Chinese thought. Edward Slingerland’s analysis shows that wu-wei represents the most general of a set of conceptual metaphors having to do with a state of effortless ease and unself-consciousness. This […]

Quantum Soup

This series of philosophical essays links the ancient wisdom of the East with the informality of the West, providing food for thought so energizing it will send your mind dancing. Lavishly illustrated throughout with the author's own expressive Chinese calligraphy.

The Ultimate Medicine

The Ultimate Medicine is not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students searching for awareness. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) lived and taught in a small apartment in the slums of Bombay. A realized master of the Tantric Nath lineage, he supported himself and his family by selling cheap goods in […]