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Tranquil Sitting is the Taoist Master Yin Shi Zi's practical guide and inspirational testament to the healing power and spiritual benefits of meditation and Chinese medical Qigong.

The book explores the theory and physiological aspects of meditation and offers practical instruction in traditional meditation techniques. It also documents Yin Shi Zi's personal experiences with meditation, his own self-healing which he attributes to his Taoist ...
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Tranquil Sitting: A Taoist Journal on Meditation and Chinese Medical Qigong

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Overview

Tranquil Sitting is the Taoist Master Yin Shi Zi's practical guide and inspirational testament to the healing power and spiritual benefits of meditation and Chinese medical Qigong.

The book explores the theory and physiological aspects of meditation and offers practical instruction in traditional meditation techniques. It also documents Yin Shi Zi's personal experiences with meditation, his own self-healing which he attributes to his Taoist practice, and his initiation into the Tibetan tantric practice of opening the crown of the head. Thus giving the reader an idea of the long-term process of meditation practice and the deep healing that can result from it.

Faithfully translated from the Chinese, this is an influential text that belongs on the bookshelves of everyone with an interest in Taoist practice and meditation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857010902
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,217,906
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

Yin Shi Zi was a Chinese Master who trained in classical Chinese medicine and was a professor of physiology at Kuan-Hua University in Shanghai. For much of his youth he suffered from ill health. He wrote Tranquil Sitting in 1954 at the age of 81. Shifu Hwang is a practicing Taoist of the Chuen Zen School. Master Hwang has devoted his adult life to promoting Taoism and balanced health care. In 1996, he established TaiChi People Herb Co. and more recently he established Immortal Cancer Care Foundation for alternative cancer care education in Bastrop, Texas, where he resides. Cheney Crow lived in England, Spain and France before completing a PhD in Applied Linguistics and teaching at the University of Texas at Austin for twenty years. She continues to serve on doctoral committees at the University of Texas while she pursues a third graduate degree.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu. Foreword by Glenn H. Mullin. About the Translation. Translator's Introduction. A Taoist Journal: On the Theory, Practice, and Benefits of Meditation by Yin Shi Zi. Part I. Preface. 1. The Theory of Tranquil Sitting. 2. The Physiological Features of Meditation. 3. How to Meditate. 4. The Principle of Chih Kuan. 5. The Six Mystical Steps. 6. The Relationship Between Meditation Theory and Practice. Part II. 7. My Experience. 8. My Study and Practice of Tibetan Tantra and Mahamudra. Index.
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