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Practicing the Tao Te Ching

81 Steps of the Way
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
May, 2016
ISBN:
9781622036035
In stock now: 
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$23.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Most people think of the Tao Te Ching as a book on philosophy or a treatise on leadership. Yet there is a little-known treasure hidden within the familiar passages of Lao Tzu’s work: step-by-step practical guidance for the spiritual journey. With Practicing the Tao Te Ching, renowned teacher Solala Towler reveals a new facet to this spiritual classic, offering accessible practice instructions paired with each of the 81 verses of the Tao Te Ching.

Tao is a way of deep reflection and learning from nature, considered the highest teacher. It shows us how to follow the energy flows within the heavens, the earth, and our own bodies.

With lucid instruction and deep insight, Towler distills a lifetime’s study to guide you through meditations, movement and breathing practices, subtle energy exercises, and inner reflections—all to help you to embody “the Way” in every aspect of your life.

I recommend reading each verse and trying to understand it on your own first… Next, read and contemplate the commentary. I have brought together materials from several Taoist masters and teachers in order to make each chapter clear and easy to understand.
 

Then, read the practice. When you feel ready to engage it, be sure to closely follow my instructions. Many of the practices have physical or energetic aspects that need to be done precisely; others are to use whenever a particular situation arises; and some give guidance on how to live a life of balance and clarity…
 

Another way to work with the Tao Te Ching is to use it as a divination tool, as people have been doing for thousands of years. You can do the same with this book.

Solala Towler is editor of The Empty Vessel, a widely respected journal of Taoist philosophy and practice. He teaches qigong and sound healing, and is also the author of the book, The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy.

Publisher’s Description: 

Most people think of the Tao Te Ching as a book on philosophy or a treatise on leadership. Yet there is a little-known treasure hidden within the familiar passages of Lao Tzus work: step-by-step practical guidance for the spiritual journey. With Practicing the Tao Te Ching, renowned teacher Solala Towler reveals a new facet to this spiritual classic, offering accessible practice instructions paired with each of the 81 verses of the Tao Te Ching.

Tao is a way of deep reflection and learning from nature, considered the highest teacher, writes Towler. It shows us how to follow the energy flows within the heavens, the earth, and our own bodies. With lucid instruction and deep insight, he guides you through meditations, movement and breathing practices, subtle energy exercises, and inner reflectionsall to help you to embody Taoist wisdom in every aspect of your life.

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