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In Harmony with the Tao Te Ching ~ Talk & Signing with Francis Pring-Mill

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Join Francis Pring-Mill for an engaging book launch/wisdom talk on the Tao Te Ching, applicable to everyday life in the modern world.

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination. If you’ve ever found yourself understanding the printed words but thinking, “Yes, but what does this mean and how is it relevant to me?” then Francis Pring-Mill’s In Harmony with the Tao: A Guided Journey into the Tao Te Ching is your guide into deeper understanding of this classic work of Chinese philosophy.

Today’s fast-paced world leaves us little time to spend with the timeless questions, such as how to live a meaningful life in harmony with the world around us. Nonetheless we yearn for answers — and answers are to be found in the Tao Te Ching, a book written twenty-five hundred years ago that resonates with people everywhere as though it had been written yesterday.

"Francis Pring-Mill’s In Harmony with the Tao is an insightful guide to the Tao Te Ching, which has meant so much to so many millions of people across the centuries and across the world. Mr. Pring-Mill’s kind reasonableness may help you navigate through the Tao Te Ching’s apparent obscurities, until you get to the point where you joyfully throw away all guides, and throw away the text itself."

~ Stephen Mitchell, author of Tao Te Ching: A New English Version and co-author of Byron Katie's A Thousand Names for Joy, a commentary on the Tao Te Ching

Francis Pring-Mill has a master’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he also won a postgraduate scholarship which funded three years of doctoral research. He then held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. In the business world, his roles have included government statistician, software engineer, and director in an IT professional services firm.

He has published in the fields of zoology, software engineering, and methodology. His writing is characterized by success at analyzing, simplifying, and presenting ideas to make them easier to understand and apply. In this book, he brings the same skills to the Tao Te Ching.