The Lunar Tao : Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons By Ming-Dao Deng


From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism.

In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year is represented with a reading meditation, beautiful Chinese illustrations, and interesting facts about the festivals and traditions, providing readers with the context that gives Taoism such depth and resonance.

Ming-Dao Deng

Ming-Dao Deng, the bestselling author of 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, shows how to bring the tenets of Taoism into everyday life.

Book Description

We all live our lives by the Sun and the Moon

The lunar calendar is a main pillar of Chinese tradition and culture, encompassing many festivals and stories. Though most explorations of Taoism take place within the realm of scripture, exercises, and formal lectures, Deng Ming-Dao looks to the lunar calendar and highlights where these festivals and stories coincide with Taoism, giving readers a renewed and original way into this ancient philosophy. Each day of the lunar year is represented with a reading meditation, original translations, illustrations, and illuminating facts about festivals and traditions, providing readers with the context that gives Taoism such depth and resonance.

The book is a wealth of information:

Chinese festivals
Observations of the lunar calendar, including the birthdays and memorial days to the major Taoist gods and Buddhist figures.
Original translations of some of China’s most famous poems, and discussions showing how they relate to a spiritual path.
Passages showing how Taoism is intertwined with Confucianism and Buddhism.
A Taoist meditation for each day of the year.
Incorporation of the Twenty-Four Solar Terms, the traditional division of the lunar calendar, and the qigong (breath training) exercises created for each term.

Unlike any other book, and beautifully illustrated with more than 400 photo-graphs and drawings, The Lunar Tao offers a new way to explore Taoism and shows readers how to include the tenets of Taoism in daily life.

Tao Te Ching by Deng Ming-Dao

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life,
Living the Wisdom of the Tao
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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