Tranquil Sitting: A Taoist Journal on Meditation and Chinese Medical Qigong

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Tranquil Sitting is the Taoist Master Yin Shih Tzu's inspirational testament and practical guide to the healing power and spiritual benefits of meditation.

The book begins with a detailed account of Yin Shih Tzu'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 ...

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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 Shih Tzu's inspirational testament and practical guide to the healing power and spiritual benefits of meditation.

The book begins with a detailed account of Yin Shih Tzu'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. It then offers in-depth documentation of the theory, physiological aspects, preparatory steps and instruction for the practice of meditation.

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: 9781848191129
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,012,973
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Yin Shih Tzu was a Chinese Master who trained in classical Chinese medicine and was a professor of physiology at Kuan-Hua University in Shanghai. In his youth he was often in ill health and he began to practice Taoist meditation in order to cure himself of his ailments. He wrote Tranquil Sitting in 1954 at the age of 82. Shifu Hwang is a practicing Taoist from Chuen Zen School. Currently, he lives in Texas, USA. Master Hwang has devoted his adult life to promoting Taoism and balanced health care. In 1996, he established TaiChi People Herb Co. Recently, he established Immortal Cancer Care Foundation for alternative cancer care education. Cheney Crow grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She lived and worked in England, France and Spain for several years before completing her PhD, then teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. She studied Long Form Yang Style and Sword Form Tai Chi with Shifu Hwang.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Glenn H. Mullin. Translator's Introduction. Part I. Preface. 1. My Experience. 2. My Study and Practice of Tibetan Tantra and Mahamudra. Part II. 3. The Theory of Tranquil Sitting. 4. The Physiological Features of Meditation. 5. How to Meditate. 6. The Principle of Chih Kuan. 7. The Seven Mystical Steps. 8. The Relationship between Meditation Theory and Practice. Index.

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