Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind by Eva Wong | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Cultivating Stillness

Cultivating Stillness

5.0 1
by Eva Wong, Hun-Yen Tzu
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877736875
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
757,799
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.48(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Cultivating Stillness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DaPoets More than 1 year ago
If you want to further your Taoist training, you should read this book a few times. Eva Wong does a great job brining us this book with her instructor at the time Mr. Moy Lin Shin requesting her to translate this piece for English speakers.