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Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind

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Equanimity, good health, peace of mind, and long life are the goals of the ancient Taoist tradition known as "internal alchemy," of which Cultivating Stillness is a key text. Written between the second and fifth centuries, the book is attributed to T'ai Shang Lao-chun—the legendary figure more widely known as Lao-Tzu, author of the Tao-te Ching . The accompanying commentary, written in the nineteenth century by Shui-ch'ing Tzu, explains the alchemical symbolism of the text and the methods for cultivating internal stillness of body and mind. A principal part of the Taoist canon for many centuries, Cultivating Stillness is still the first book studied by Taoist initiates today.

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An ancient Taoist text explains the tradition of "internal alchemy" and is accompanied by a commentary which explains the symbolism of the text and the methods for cultivating internal stillness of body and mind.

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Eva Wong is an independent scholar and a practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages. She has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including A Master Course in Feng-Shui; Tales of the Taoist Immortals; and Taoism: An Essential Guide.

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ISBN:
9780877736875
Translator:
Wong, Eva
Other:
Tzu, Shuiching
Translator:
Wong, Eva
Author:
Wong, Eva
Author:
Tzu, Shuiching
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Ch°ing ching ching
Subject:
Qing jing jing
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Taoism
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9331
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
8.45x5.48x.60 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An ancient Taoist text explains the tradition of "internal alchemy" and is accompanied by a commentary which explains the symbolism of the text and the methods for cultivating internal stillness of body and mind.
"Synopsis" by , Eva Wong is an independent scholar and a practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages. She has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including A Master Course in Feng-Shui; Tales of the Taoist Immortals; and Taoism: An Essential Guide.
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