Taoism: Essential Teachings of the Way and Its Power
Legend has it that an 80-year-old sage, Lao Tzu, was encouraged to write down his wisdom by a border guard standing at China's western gate. Taoism: Essential Teachings of the Way and Its Power is a comprehensive introduction to the origins and philosophical beliefs of the religion that Lao-Tzu founded more than 2,000 years ago.
Lao-Tzu's writings are considered the "most enduring" sacred text in China and an "effortless philosophy for living." Lao Tzu's rich descriptions of ethical living and Taoist prayers, rituals and iconography are highlights of this 4-CD series, presented by Kenneth Cohen, also known as Gao Han, a well known China scholar and Taoism initiate.
Listeners will discover in this series meditations on healing, diet and yoga. Taoism's mysticism, rooted in ancient shamanistic traditions, shines throughout the text.
Ken Cohen was one of six students chosen to study Taoism privately with Alan Watts in the early 1970s. He has authored more than 200 journal articles and, after becoming a Qigong master, he wrote the bestseller The Way of Qigong.
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