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Chronicles of Tao: The Secret Life of a Taoist Masterby Ming Dao Deng
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For the first time in one volume—an extraordinary spiritual odyssey of the making of the Taoist master Kwan Saihung. Born into a wealthy family in a remote province of China, Kwan defies his parents' wishes and enters into the rigorous and mysterious discipline of Taoist practice. Renamed "Little Butterfly" by his Taoist masters, he survives the upheaval of the Japanese occupation, and the later the Chinese Revolution, all the while becoming adept in the Taoist arts. Eventually his inner and outer journey lead him to America, where he becomes a Golden Gloves boxer and martial arts instructor.
Part adventure, part parable, Chronicles of Tao travels through a labyrinth of enigmatic Taoist practice, marital arts discipline, and international adventure.
An introduction to Taoism as chronicled in the secret life of a Taoist master. This book gathers Deng Ming-Dao's three-volume biography and history of China in the 20th century.
A guide to freeing ourselves from the inappropriate and crippling behaviors that sabotage our success.
For the first time in one volume--the odyssey of the secret life of a Taoist master.
About the Author
Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including 365 Tao, Everyday Tao, Scholar Warrior, and Chronicles of Tao. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He studied qigong, philosophy, meditation, and internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years, and studied with two other masters before that. He is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist whose work is in several collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Deng’s watercolors appear at the beginning of each chapter in this I Ching.
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The wandering Taoist — Seven bamboo tablets of the cloudy satchel — Gateway to a vast world.
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