R
ipening  Peaches
 

Bibliography, Links, Resources

Daoist Studies and Practices

 

Research by
Michael P. Garofalo
Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove, Red Bluff, California
 

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Laozi (Lao Tzu)     Zhuangzi (Chuang Tse)     Taoism      

Tao Te Ching (Daodejing) Books     Tao Te Ching Concordance

Tai Chi Chuan     Qigong     

 

 

 

Bibliography, Links, Resources, Notes

Taoism, Daoism, Daoist and Buddhist Philosophy, Nature Mysticism, Alchemy, Daoyin, Esoterica, Plant Lore, Herbs and Magic

I use this webpage to 1) organize bibliographic information about books in my personal library (VSCL = Valley Spirit Center Library) in Red Bluff, California; 2) organize URL links to Internet WWW resources that I find useful; 3) keep notes on resources useful in Taoist research; 4) share information with others interested in the same subjects.  There are many other excellent and extensive formal and detailed bibliographies about Taoism on the Internet; and Internet search engines like Google or Bing provide ample indexing of Internet WWW webpages about Taoism.  This document just helps me organize my own research into Daoism (Taoism).  To search by author, use your browser's Search function opening Keys: Ctrl + F.

 

Abode of the Eternal Tao   Solala Towler, Eugene Oregon.  Publisher of Empty Vessel magazine. 


About the Tao 


Acupressure, Self-Massage, Chinese Massage


Alan Watts   Articles, bibliography, information, MP3s, audiotapes.  


Alchemical Taoism
  Some detail on the Microcosmic Orbits.    


Animal Frolics Qigong


Ancient Way to Keep Fit
.   Compiled by Zong Wu and Li Mao.  Translated by Song Luzeng, Liu Beijian, and Liu Zhenkai.  Paintings by Zhang Ke Ren.  Foreward by Kumar Frantzis.  Bolinas, California, Shelter Publications, 1992.  211 pages, glossary.  ISBN: 0679417893.  Outstanding illustrations by Zhang Ke Ren.  VSCL. 


Architecture at Wudang Shan
  


Awaken Healing Energy Through Tao.  By Mantak Chia.  Aurora Press, 1983.  193 pages.  ISBN: 0943358078. 


Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery.  By Mark Coleman.  Introduction by Jack Kornfield.  Novato, California, New World Library, 2006.  Bibliography, 243 pages.  ISBN:  9781930722552.  VSCL. 


Awakening to the Tao.  By Liu I-Ming.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala, 1988.  105 pages.  ISBN: 087773447X.  VSCL. 


Awakening to the Sacred
: Creating a Spiritual Life from Scratch.  By Lama Surya Das.  New York, Broadway Books, 1999.   382 pages.  ISBN: 0767902750.   VSCL. 


Ba Duan Jin, Eight Section Brocade Qigong


Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong: The Meridian Opening Palms of Ba Gua Zhang.  By Tom Bisio.  Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, 2012.  Bibliography, 249 pages.  ISBN: 978-1432796891.  VSCL. 


Bagua, Pakua, Eight Trigrams Chart   Research by Mike Garofalo. 


Ba Gua Zhang ( Pa Kua Chang):  Bibliography, links, resources, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  Research by Mike Garofalo.   


Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Spirit.   Shing-Ling-Mei Wudang Qigong as taught by Master Qing Chuan Wang.   By Katherine Orr.  Dragongate Publishing, 2005.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0976517809.  VSCL. 

 

 

Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters.   Translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries   Translation and commentary by Brook Ziporyn

The Inner Chapters of Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)   Translated by A. C. Graham

Wandering on the Way: Early Taoist Tales and Parables of Chuang Tzu Translation and commentary Victor H. Mair

Further Teachings of Lao-Tzu: Understanding the Mysteries (Wen Tzu)   By Thomas Cleary

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices   By Mike Garofalo

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

Awakening to the Tao   By Lui I-Ming (1780) and translated by Thomas Cleary

 

                                   

 


Being There and the Tao Te Ching


Beyond the Closed Door: Chinese Culture and the Creation of T'ai Chi Ch'uan.  By Arieh Lev Breslow.  Almond Blossom Press, 1995.  399 pages.  ISBN:  096447302X.   


The Book of the Heart: Embracing the Tao.  By Loy Ching-Yuen.  Boston, Shambhala Publications, 2004.  80 pages.  ISBN: 0877735808.


The Book of Balance and Harmony.  Translated with an introduction by Thomas Cleary.  New York, North Point Press, 1989.  153 pages.  ISBN: 0865473633.  "A classical thirteenth-century anthology of Taoist writings, including essays, conversations, poetry, and songs from the School of Complete Reality.  The writings combine the essences of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism into an alchemical elixir teaching Vitality, Energy and Spirit - the "Three Treasures" of Taoism that promise mental and physical well-being."  
VSCL. 


Bibliography of Daoism (Taoism)    
Outstanding!  From Daoist Studies.  道教研究


 

Book of Changes, I Ching


Books and Tai Chi Chuan and Taoism


The Book of Tao: Tao Te Ching - The Tao and Its Characteristics  Translated by James Legge, 1891. 


Breathing and Taijiquan
  


Bringing the Sacred to Life: The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual.  By John Daido Loori.  Boston, Shambhala, 2008.  122 pages.  ISBN: 9781590305331.  VSCL. 


British Taoist Association
    They publish a journal titled "The Tiger's Mouth." 


Buddhist Peace Fellowship   


Center for Daoist Studies   Directors: Louis Komjathy and Kate Townsend.  "The Center for Daoist Studies (CDS; Daoxue zhongxin
道學中心) is the education and research branch of the Daoist Foundation, a non-profit religious and educational organization dedicated to preserving and transmitting traditional Daoist culture. The Center for Daoist Studies conducts and supports research and education on the Daoist tradition. Our principal activities include (1) Research on the history of Daoism, with particular attention to the diverse methods and contextual nuances of Daoist practice; (2) Education about Daoism as a Chinese and global religious tradition; (3) Translation of classical and contemporary Daoist literature into English; (4) Collection and archiving of historically significant materials related to Daoism; and (5) Dissemination of accurate and relevant information on Daoism in digital and media formats. The Center also aims at facilitating dialogue and networking among Daoist scholars, practitioners and communities both in North America and throughout the world."

 

 

 

Tao Te Ching
 Chapter Number Index


Standard Traditional Chapter Arrangement of the Daodejing
Chapter Order in Wang Bi's Daodejing Commentary in 246 CE
Chart by Mike Garofalo
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81                  

 

 

Chad Hansen's Chinese Philosophy Page  


Chang San-Feng, Taoist Grandmaster, 1200 CE


Chanting or Recitation of Taoist Scriptures 


Chapter Index to the Tao Te Ching


Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Lessons, Forms, Research


Master Cheng Man-ch'ing (1901-1975)   Research by Mike Garofalo. 


Chen Style Taijiquan and Chen Qigong 


Chen Style Taijiquan 18 Movement Form by Chen Zhenglei 


Chi: Links, Bibliography, Notes and Quotes.  

 


 

Chia, Mantak

 

 

Mantak Chia, world-famous Inner Alchemy and Qi Gong master, founded the Universal Healing Tao System in 1979 and has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors all over the world. The director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort in northern Thailand, he is the author of 40 books. 


Basic Practices of the Universal Healing Tao: An Illustrated Guide to Levels 1 through 6  By Mantak Chia and William U. Wei.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2008, 2013.  Index, 403 pages.  ISBN: 978-1594773341.  VSCL.   William Ugo Wei (Jon Weston) is a senior instructor of the Universal Healing Tao and has taught with Master Chia in more than 30 countries.  He now teaches in Milwaukie, Oregon, at the Wu Chi Foundation.  The website has plenty of detailed information about the Basic Practices and daily regimen. 


Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating Internal Power  By Mantak Chia.  Santa Fe, New Mexico, Aurora Press, 1983.  193 pages.  ISBN: 0943358078.  Introduction by Michael Winn.  VSCL. 


The Inner Smile: Increasing Chi Though the Cultivation of Joy.  By Mantak Chia.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2005, 2008.  75 pages.  Color illustrations and photographs.  ISBN: 1594771553.  VSCL. 


The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching.   By Mantak Chia and Tao Huang.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2002, 2005.  Index, appendix, 246 pages.  ISBN: 0892811919.  Translation of the Tao Te Ching by Edward Brennan and Tao Huang.  VSCL. 


The Six Healing Sounds: Taoist Techniques for Balancing Chi.  By Mantak Chia. Rochester, Vermont.  Destiny Books, 2009.  Index, 85 pages. ISBN: 9781594771569.  Includes a 40 minute audio CD.  VSCL. 


Tai Chi Fa Jin: Advanced Techniques for Discharging Chi Energy  For Martial Arts and Spiritual Practice.  By Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2012.  Index, bibliography, 275 pages.  ISBN: 9781594774287.  VSCL. 


The Tao of Natural Breathing: For Health, Well-Being, and Inner Growth   By Dennis Lewis.  Mountain Wind Pub., 1997.  Index, 208 pages.  ISBN: 0965161102.  Foreward by Taoist Master Mantak Chia.   Information


Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality: The Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds 
By Mantak Chia.  Healing Tao Books, 1991.  115 pages.  ISBN: 0935621008.


 

 

The Chinese Art of Tea.  By John Blofeld.  Boston, Shambhala, 1985.  Appendices, 206 pages.  ISBN: 0394737997.  VSCL.    


Chinese Philosophy and Tai Chi Chuan - Chinese Cosmology.   By Dan Docherty.


China Related Links  


Chinese Classical Literature.  "This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology.  No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included for most works.  Includes the Tao Te Ching, Art of War, Tang Poems, Analects, Doctrine of the Mean, The Great Learning, and the Classic of Filial Piety. 


Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin.  By Livia Kohn.  University of Hawaii Press, 2008.  268 pages.  ISBN: 0824832698.  History of Daoist health practices.


Chinese Philosophy Page
   


Chinese Religions Links
  By Joseph Adler, Department of Religious Studies, Kenyon College.  


Chi Walking: The Five Mindful Steps for Lifelong Health and Energy.  By Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.  New York, Simon and Schuster, A Fireside Book, 2006.  Index, 258 pages.  ISBN: 0743267206.   VSCL.    


Chuang Tsu (Zhuangzi, Master Chuang): Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotations, Notes


Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings.  Translation by Burton Watson.  New York, Columbia University Press, 1964, 1996.  Index, notes, bibliography, 160 pages.  ISBN: 978-0231105958.  I like the larger font size, ample line spacing, and black print of this book for easy reading.  VSCL. 


Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation: An Analysis of the Inner Chapters.   By Robert E. Allinson.  S.U.N.Y. Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.  New York, State University of New York Press, 1989.  Index, notes, 203 pages.  ISBN:  978-0887069697.  VSCL. 


Chuang-Tzu: The Inner Chapters   Translated with commentary by A. C. Graham.   Indianapolis, Hackett Pub. Co., 1981, 2001 edition.  Index, extensive footnotes, 293 pages.  ISBN: 0872205819.  VSCL. 


Circle Walking and Sacred Circles


Classic of the Pivot of Jade, Taoist.  Translated by James Legge. 


Cleary, Thomas.   Outstanding translator of Asian languages and Taoist texts.  Professor at Harvard University.


Classical Chinese Garden 


Cloud Hands
: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung Website.  Research by Mike Garofalo. 


Cloud Hands Blog.  Mike Garofalo writes about taijiquan, qigong, walking, yoga, and gardening. 


The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures.  By Daniel Reid.  Boston, Shambhala, 1995.   Appendices, index, 484 pages.  ISBN: 1570620717.  VSCL.    


Complete Reality Daoism, Quanzhen Daoism, Longmen Daoists, Dragon Gate Taoists


Concise English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary.  Oxford University Press, Second Edition, 1999.   610 pages.  ISBN: 0195911512.  VSCL.     


Confucius, K'ung Fu-tzu:  Sayings, Links, Bibliography, Notes, Quotes, Chronology.   
Research by Mike Garofalo. 


Confucius: The Analects   


The Complete I Ching.  Translation and commentary by Alfred Huang (Al Chung-liang Huang).  174 pages.  2001.   


The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching and Hua Hu Ching.  An Enlightening New Translation and Elucidation by Hua Ching Ni.  Los Angeles, Tao of Wellness, 1979, 1995.  Index, 233 pages.  ISBN: 0937064009.  VSCL. 


Crane Frolics Qigong 


Cultivating Stillness:  A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind.   By Eva Wong.  With a commentary by Shui-ch'ing Tzu.  Translated with an introduction by Eva Wong.
Illustrations by Hun-yen Tzu.  Boston, Shambhala, 1992.  158 pages.  ISBN: 0877736871.   
VSCL. 


Cultivating the Chi: The Secrets of Energy and Vitality
.   Compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson.   Revised and expanded third edition.   Chen Kung Series, Volume One.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1993.  Index, 166 pages.  ISBN:  0938045113.  VSCL. 


The Daily Tao   


Dao De Jing: Chapter Index


Dao De Jing, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu: Selected Translations, Bibliography and Links, Commentary, Notes  


Dao House: Of Discourses and Dreams   "
A compendium of links to great online Daoist (Taoist) resources."  An excellent selection of fine links with informative and fair annotations; all presented in an attractive and easy to read format.  The in-depth and creative collection of links are arranged by 18 topics.  


Daoism and Chinese Culture.  By Livia Kohn.  Magdalena, New Mexico, Three Pines Press, 2001, 2nd Edition, 2004.  Index, Chronological Chart for Daoist History, 228 pages. Chapters: Ancient Thought, Religious Communities, Spiritual Practices, Modernity.  ISBN: 1931483000.  VSCL. 


Daoism: A Short Introduction.  By James Miller.  Oxford, England, Oneworld Pubs., 2003.  Index, bibliography, 174 pages.  ISBN: 1851683151.  VSCL. 


Daoism Handbook.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  2 Volumes.  Brill Academic Publishers, 2005.  914 pages.  ISBN: 0391042378. 


Daosim in Brief


Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  Magdalena, New Mexico, Three Pines Press, 2006.  Index, bibliography, 243 pages.  Essays by Lonny Jarrett, Catherine Despeux, Stephen Jackowicz, Shawn Arthur, Livia Kohn, Michael Winn, Bede Bidlack, and Louis Komjathy.  ISBN: 1931483051.  VSCL.    


The Daoist Experience: An Anthology.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  New York, State Univesity of New York (SUNY), SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 1993.  Index, bibliography, 391 pages.  ISBN: 0791415805.  VSCL. 


Daoist Magical Incantations, Hand Spells, and Star Stepping.  By Jerry Alan Johnson.  Redwing Books, 2010.  ISBN: 9781885246.  "Magic Tools and the Daoist Altar."   "Daoist Magical Hand Seal Training."   List of the books by Jerry Allan Johnson


Daoist Studies Glossary of Chinese Terms on Daoism    By James Miller.  


Daoist Studies Website  "The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars, a bibliography and general resources for learning
about Daoism. Although primarily intended for academic students of Daoism, the Daoist Studies website recognizes and welcomes the involvement of Daoist practitioners throughout the world."  An outstanding portal to Daoist studies, information and resources.  Designed and edited by James Miller, Department of Religious Studies, Queens University, Ontario, Canada.  An outstanding portal to Daoist Studies.  

 

 

Further Teachings of Lao-Tzu: Understanding the Mysteries (Wen Tzu)   Translated by Thomas Cleary

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

Awakening to the Tao   By Lui I-Ming (1780) and translated by Thomas Cleary

Ripening Peaches: Taoist Studies and Practices   By Mike Garofalo

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries   Translation and commentary by Brook Ziporyn

The Inner Chapters of Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)   Translated by A. C. Graham

 

                                  

 

 


Daoist Studies Website: Database of Practical Courses


The Dao Debate  


Dao De Jing by Laozi (Lao Tzu)


Dao House: Of Discourses and Dreams   "
A compendium of links to great online Daoist (Taoist) resources."  An excellent selection of fine links with informative and fair annotations; all presented in an attractive and easy to read format.  The in-depth and creative collection of links are arranged by 18 topics.  The attention to detail and research involved to create this guide are worthy of high praise.  This website is outstanding!  A must visit for students and enthusiasts of Taoism.  


Dao House - Practical Dao  Qigong and Tai Chi fans will find an excellent and current collection of fascinating links with informative annotations on this attractive webpage.  

 

 

Daoist Blogs, Taoist Blogs

The number of blogs or weblogs about Daoism has increased greatly over the last four years.  However, many bloggers cannot often sustain the interest or energy needed to continue posting for long periods of time, and many of these new blogs wither and die after less than 50 posts.  Nevertheless, some of Daoist "orientated" blogs have been online for years and have very informative, insightful, and well written posts.  Blog readers use an RSS feed reader to collect posts from blogs; and, I use Feed Demon to gather posts from blogs I am interested in reading. 

 

Cloud Hands: Mind-Body Movement Arts - Taoism   By Mike Garofalo.  10/2005-

Cook Ding's Kitchen   2005-   Informative posts and fine pictures. 

The Contemporary Taoist   By Seamus Anthony.  2005-

Diary of a Taoist Hermit  By Cloudwalking Owl.  2007- 

Gathering Wisdom     2008-

Pondering the Myriad Things.  By Theresa Edmonton.  2007-

Rambling Taoist   By Trey Smith.  Extensive bloglist.  One of the best!  2005-

Stationary Pilgrim

The Useless Tree 

 

 

 

 

The Dao of Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation.   By Tsung Hwa Jou.  Charles E. Tuttle, 1998.  3rd Edition.  233 pages.  ISBN: 0804813574.  An outstanding textbook on Tai Chi Chuan.
All styles are introduced and explained.  A very informative introduction to the philosophy and practices of Tai Chi Chuan.  VSCL. 


The Dao of Yin and Yang in Taijiquan    By Dr. John Painter.   15Kb


Daoist Resources and Guides


Daoist Studies: Database of Courses and Syllabi.  


Daozhang (Daoist Scriptures)


A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation.   By Chad Hanson.  New York, Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. xv-448 


Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation: A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Meditation  By Tom Bisio.  Outskirts Press, 2013.  446 pages.  ISBN: 978-1478703945.  VSCL. 


 

 

Deng, Ming-Dao 1954- 

 

 

The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  New York, Harper Collins, 2013.  429 pages.  ISBN: 9780062116888.  VSCL. 


The Living I Ching: Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  New York, Harper One, 2006.  448 pages.  ISBN: 978-0060850029.  VSCL. 


365 Tao: Daily Meditations.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  New York, Harper, 1992.  400 pages.  ISBN: 9780062502230.  VSCL. 


Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life.
 By Deng Ming-Dao.  San Francisco, Harper, 1990.   Index, bibliography, 351 pages.  ISBN: 9780062502322.  VSCL.  

 

Mr. Deng's new book, The Lunar Tao, is outstanding. 

 

 


 


Dhammapada Sutta (Dharmapada Sutra), Sayings of the Buddha


Dharma Crafts 


The Diamond Sutra   


Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate   Chou Tun-yi (1017-1073) prepared a "Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate, and an Explanation of the Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate." 


Divine Incantations to the Protective Gods of the Five Directions.  From the Taoist encyclopedia, Secret Essentials of the Most High, 574 CE.  Translated by Livia Kohn.  Casting the Circle - Taoist Style. 


Dragon Gate Taoism, Longmen Daoists, Quanzhen Daoists


Dragon Qigong 


Early Chinese Mysticism.  By Livia Kohn.  Princeton University Press, 1991.  234 pages.  ISBN: 0691020655. 


Eat More Herbs


Eight Section Brocade Qigong   By Michael P. Garofalo.  Provides information about the history and purpose of this popular Chi Kung practice.  Detailed descriptions are provided for each of the eight movements; including information on movement variations, health benefits, qigong meaning, and cautions.  The document includes the most extensive bibliography, link guide, and comments on Ba Duan Jin Qigong resources available anywhere.  Some animated graphics are provided in linked files.  This document is updated as new information is discovered.  This qigong set is the most popular set practiced around the world, and is also known as: Baduanjin, Pa Tuan Jin, Eight Silken Treasures, Ba Duan Jin,  Pal Dan Gum, Ba Duan Gin,  Pa Tin Kam, Otto Pezzi di Tesoro, Acht Delen Brokaat, Les Huit Exercices del la Soie, Eight Silken Treasures, Brocade Qigong, Wudang Brocade Qigong, Brocade soft qigong (Rou Gong), Eight Treasures inner qigong (Nei Gong), Silk Treasures Qigong, and the first eight Buddha Lohan Hands.  


Eight Trigrams Chart  


Eighty Eight Ways of Walking    By Mike Garofalo


Embarking on the Way: A Guide to Western Taoism.  By Solala Towler.  Foreword by Chungliang Al Huang.  Eugene, Oregon, Abode of the Eternal Tao, 1997.  Index, bibliography, 160 pages.   ISBN: 0964991225.  VSCL. 


Embodied Wisdom: What Our Anatomy Can Teach Us About the Art of Living.  By Joy Colangelo.  New York, iUniverse, 2003.  Index, bibliography, 255 pages.  ISBN: 0595295517.  VSCL. 


Encyclopedia of Taoism.  Edited by Fabrizio Pregadio.  London, Taylor and Francis Group, Routledge, 2008, 2011.  Reprint Edition, paperback, 2011.  2 Volumes, 1551 pages.  ISBN: 978-0415678599.  VSCL. 


Entering the Tao: Master Ni's Guidance for Self-Cultivation  By Hua-Ching Ni.  Boston, Shambhala, 1997.  Index, 158 pages.  ISBN: 1570621616.  VSCL.   


The Essence of T'ai Chi Ch'uan: The Literary Tradition
.  Translated and edited by Benjamin Pang Jeng Lo; Martin Inn, Robert Amacker, and Susan Foe.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1985.  100 pages.  ISBN: 0913028630.  VSCL.    


Essential Tibetan Buddhism.  Robert A. F. Thurman.  Edison, New Jersey, Castle Books, 1997.  Notes, 317 pages.  ISBN: 0785808728.  VSCL.    


The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga.  By Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally.  New York, Doubleday, Three Leaves Press, 2005.  Index, no pagination.  ISBN: 9780385515368.  VSCL.  Study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. 


Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
By Deng Ming-Dao.  Harper, San Francisco, 1996.  272 pages.  ISBN: 9780062513953.  VSCL. 


Experimental Essays on Chuang-tzu.  By Victor H. Mair.  


Facets of Taoism: Essays in Chinese Religion.  Edited by Holmes Welch and Anna Seidel.


 

Feng Shui


The Complete Idiots Guide to Feng Shui.  By Elizabeth Moran and Master Joseph Yu.  Alpha Books, 3rd Edtition, 2005.   ISBN: 1592573444. 


Feng Shui.  By Eva Wong.  Shambhala, 1996.  288 pages.  From and Flying Star (Nine Palaces, Nine Stars) Schools discussed.  ISBN: 1570621004. 


Feng Shui: How to Apply the Secrets of Chinese Wisdom for Health, Wealth and Happiness.  By Lillian Loo.  Barnes and Noble, 1996.  Index, charts, tables, 223 pages.  Form and Compass Feng Shui Schools discussed.  ISBN: 0760703906. 

 

 


Fifteen Discources of Wang Chong-yang    


Fitness and Well Being 


Five Animal Frolics Qigong   Bibliography, Resources, Lessons, Links, History.  Chinese Yoga.  Research by Mike Garofalo. 

 

 

 
 

 

The Five Animals do the Six Healing Sounds.  By Michael Winn.  Healing Tao Home Study Video, 2004.  Qigong Fundamentals 1.  1 DVD.  Instruction in the Inner Smile, Ocean Breathing, 6 Healing Sounds, and Five Animals.  Also Qigong Fundamentals 1 includes lectures by Michael Winn on six audio CDs.  VSCL. 


Flowers - Quotes, Poems, Lore and Links   


Kumar Frantzis: An Informal Discussion on Taoist Meditation.  An interview by Sara Barchus.  1994.  51Kb.  


Free and Easy Wandering.  By Cosma Shazili. 


The Garden: A Parable.  By Geshe Michael Roach.  New York, Doubleday, 2000.  202 pages.  ISBN: 038549789X.  VSCL. 


Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated Worlds.  By Wendy Johnson.   Illustrations by Davis Te Selle.  New York, Bantam Books, 2008.  Index, resources, 447 pages.  ISBN: 978055378030.  VSCL. 


The Gentle Path of Spiritual Progress
.  By Ni, Hua-Ching.  Los Angeles, California, College of Tao and Traditional Chinese Healing, c 1987.  Index, 257 pages.  ISBN: 0937064335.  Master Ni has also written many other books about Taoist philosophy, practices and spirituality.  VSCL. 


Gnosticism   Essays by Alan Peters

 

 

Lieh-Tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living  Translated by Eva Wong
The Daodejing of Laozi   Translated by Philip Ivahoe 
Daoism: A Beginner's Guide   By James Miller
Early Daoist Scriptures  Translated by Stephen Bokencamp
Lifestyle Advice from Wise Persons
Simple Taoism: A Guide to Living in Balance  By Alexander and Annellen Simpkins
Practical Taoism  Translated by Thomas Cleary
Daoism and Chinese Culture  By Livia Kohn

 

                                       

 


The Golden Elixir


The Great Stillness.  By Bruce K. Frantzis.  The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series, Volume 2.  269 pages.  


The Green Wizard's Reading List and Research Notes


The Great Tao.  By Dr. Stephen T. Chang.  464 pages.  


Healing Tao Discussions: Alchemical Taoism


Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way.   By Livia Kohn and Stephen Jackowicz.  Uinversity of Hawaii Press, 2005.  234 pages.  ISBN: 1931483035.


The Heart Sutra  


Heart Yoga:  The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism.  By Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2010.  Bibliography, notes, 257 pages.  ISBN: 1556438974.  VSCL. 


How I Live My Live by Siji Tzu.   Jade Purity webpages. 


How to Overcome Without Fighting
.   By Key Sun.  


Hsing Chen Internal Arts  


Hua Hu Ching
  

 

 

 

I Ching,  Book of Changes

 

18 Buddha Hands Qigong: A Medical I Ching Exploration.  By Larry Johnson, O.M.D., L. Ac..  Creston, Colorado, White Elephant Monastery.  Index, 291 pages.  ISBN: 0924071990.  A very detailed study of this qigong form in relation to the I Ching.  Includes brief descriptions and photographs of the form.  An instructional videotape is also available.  VSCL. 


Eight Trigrams Chart, Bagua, I Ching


I Ching
   


I Ching and the Millennium Calendar


I Ching Bookmarks    The definitive on-line directory!   


I Ching: Book of Sun and Moon.  By Lise Hoeyboer. 


I Ching - Eight Trigrams Chart 


The I Ching or Book of Changes.  The Richard Wilhelm Translation.  Rendered into English by Cary F. Baynes.  Foreword by C. G. Yung.  Preface to the Third Edition by Hellmut Wilhelm.  Princeton University Press, Bollingen Series XIX, 1950, 1967.  Index, 714 pages.  ISBN: 069109750X.  VSCL. 


The I Ching or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life's Turning Points.   By Brian Browne Walker.  New Yor, St. Martin's Griffin, 1992.  134 pages.  ISBN: 0312098286.  A good hand-book for quick reference.  VSCL. 


The Inner Smile: Increasing Chi Though the Cultivation of Joy.  By Mantak Chia.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2005, 2008.  75 pages.  Color illustrations and photographs.  ISBN: 1594771553.  VSCL. 


Liberation As Affirmation: The Religiosity of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche.  By Ge Ling Shang.  New York, State University of New York, 2006.  54 pages.  SUNY Series on Chinese Philosophy and Culture.  ISBN: 978-0791466681.  VSCL.  


Lieh-Tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living  Translated by Eva Wong.  Boston, Shambhala, 1995.  ISBB: 9781570628993.  VSCL.    


The Living I Ching: Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  Harper San Francisco, 2006.  Charts, appendices, 406 pages.  ISBN: 0060850027.  An excellent commentary and interpretation.  VSCL. 


Longmen Taoists, Dragon Gate Daoists, Quanzhen Daoism


Mathematics and Informatics in Old Symbols: Tai Chi Symbol and Hexagrams from the I Ching.  By Klaus-D. Graf.   


Open the Microcosmic Orbit.  By Michael Winn.  Qigong Fundamentals 2.  Healing Tao Home Study Video, 4 Audio CDs, 2008.  The video DVD is titled "Open Chi Flow in the Orbit."  1 DVD, 2004.  


The Philosophy of the I Ching.  By Carol K. Anthony.  Second Edition, Expanded and Revised.  Stow, Massachusetts, Anthony Publishing Company, 1981, 1998.  212 pages.  ISBN: 0960383220.  VSCL. 


T'ai Chi According to the I Ching: Embodying the Principles of the Book of Changes.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions International Ltd., 2001.  224 pages.  ISBN:  0892819448.  VSCL.   


Tai Chi: A Way of Centering and the I Ching: A Book of Oracle Imagery.  By Feng, Gia-Fu and Jerome Kirk.  London, Collier MacMillan, 1969.  157 pages.  ASIN: 0025372904. 


T'ai Chi Ch'uan and the I Ching.  By Da Liu.  New York, Harper & Row, 1972.  86 pages. 


Tao Oracle: An Illuminated new Approach to the I Ching.  By Ma Deva Padma.  New York, St. Martin's Press, 2002.  62 Cards and a book from the creator of the Osho Zen Tarot.  64 cards and a 319 page book.  ISBN: 0312269986.  I use this tarot deck along with the Voyager Tarot.  VSCL. 


Voyager Tarot: Way of the Great Oracle.  By James Wanless, Ph.D..  Forward by Lynn V. Andrews.  Carmel, California, Merrill-West Publishing, 1989.  330 pages. ISBN:  0961507934.  The Voyager Tarot deck was created in 1985 by James Wanless, symbolist, and artist Ken Knutson.  This tarot deck and the Tao Oracle are my first choices for divination, reflection, and use of the active imagination via images.  This book includes many references to concepts and phrases from the I Ching.  VSCL. 


Walking the I Ching: The Linear Ba Gua of Gao Yi Sheng.  By Allen Pittman.  Berkeley, California, Blue Snake Books, 2008.  224 pages.  ISBN: 1583942149.  Good information on relating the concepts of the Ba Gua and I Ching to Chinese internal martial arts.  VSCL. 

 

 


Images of Taoism


Individualism and Holism: Studies in Confucian and Taoist Values.  Edited by Donald Munro.  


Inner Smile Meditation: Bibliography, Links, Quotations


Internal Alchemy: Self, Society, and the Quest for Immortality.  Edited by Liva Kohn and Robin R. Wang.  Three Pines Press, 2009.  256 pages.  ISBN: 9781931483117.  Neidan means Internal Alchemy. 


International Taoist Tai Chi Society 


Internet Sacred Text Archive: Taoism


The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic.  The Taoist Guide to Health, Longevity, and Immortality.  Translated with commentary by Stuart Alve Olson.  Rochester, Vermont, 2003.  Index, bibliography, 216 pages.  ISBN: 0892811358.  Inculdes translations of "The Immortals" by Ko Hung, and "The Three Treasures of Immortality" by T'ien Hsin Chien.  This work was added to the Taoist Canon between 912 and 1116 CE.  VSCL. 


Jade Purity  Includes many Chinese classics. 

 

 


Kohn , Livia 1956-      

Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is a world-renowned scholar of Daoism and professor of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University.  She received her Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from Bonn University in 1980.  She is well known for her excellent edited publications, original writing, scholarship and translations regarding the religion, philosophy, history, thought, and practices of Daoism.  Professor Kohn conducts workshops and give lectures at Boston University and at conferences. "Livia Kohn is Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. A graduate of Bonn University, Germany, she has spent many years pursuing research on medieval Daoism and Chinese long life practices. She has written and edited numerous books, taught many classes on Asian religions, and worked on a large variety of related projects.  Livia Kohn has practiced taiji quan, qigong, meditation, and other Asian self-cultivation practices for over twenty years. She is also a certified instructor of Kripalu Yoga and a licensed hypnotist. She teaches regular workshops on Daoism in New Mexico and Chicago and runs international conferences on Daoist studies. She has lived in Japan for a total of ten years and traveled widely in Asia, especially China, Korea, and Thailand."  "Livia Kohn graduated from Bonn University, Germany, in 1980. She then spent six years doing research at the Institute for Research in Humanities of Kyoto University in Japan, after which she joined Boston University as Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies. She has also worked variously as visiting professor and adjunct faculty at Lorand University in Budapest, the Stanford Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and San Francisco State University. She has served on numerous committees and editorial boards, and organized a series of major international conferences on Daoism."

   

 

Professor Kohn has greatly influenced my thinking about Daosim, Internal Alchemy, Daoyin, the History of Daoism, Neidan, and Chinese philosophy.  I find her writing style to be very clear, highly informative, and engaging.   

Here are the books by Professor Kohn that I have read many times and are part of my personal library (VSCL):

Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin.  By Livia Kohn.  University of Hawaii Press, 2008.  268 pages.  ISBN: 0824832698.  History of Daoist health practices.  VSCL. 

Daoism and Chinese Culture.  By Livia Kohn.  Magdalena, New Mexico, Three Pines Press, 2001, 2nd Edition, 2004.  Index, Chronological Chart for Daoist History, 228 pages. Chapters: Ancient Thought, Religious Communities, Spiritual Practices, Modernity.  ISBN: 1931483000.  VSCL. 

Daoism Handbook.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  2 Volumes, 914 pages.  Brill Academic Publishers, 2005.  ISBN: 0391042378.  30 scholars contributed articles to this excellent Daoist anthology. 

Daoist Body Cultivation: Traditional Models and Contemporary Practices.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  Magdalena, New Mexico, Three Pines Press, 2006.  Index, bibliography, 243 pages.  Essays by Lonny Jarrett, Catherine Despeux, Stephen Jackowicz, Shawn Arthur, Livia Kohn, Michael Winn, Bede Bidlack, and Louis Komjathy.  ISBN: 1931483051.  VSCL.    

The Daoist Experience: An Anthology.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  New York, State Univesity of New York (SUNY), SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 1993.  Index, bibliography, 391 pages.  ISBN: 0791415805.  VSCL. 

Early Chinese Mysticism.  By Livia Kohn.  Princeton University Press, 1991.  234 pages.  ISBN: 0691020655. 

Internal Alchemy.  Edited by Livia Kohn and Robin R. Wang.  Three Pines Press, 2009.  256 pages.  ISBN: 1931483116. 

Seven Steps to the Tao: Sima Chengzhen's Zuowanglun.   By Livia Kohn.  Nettetal: Steyler Verlag - Wort und Werk, 1987.  Out of print. 

Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques.  Edited by Livia Kohn in cooperation with Yoshinobu Sakade.  The Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, 1989.  Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies, V. 61.  Index, detailed notes and bibliographies from the contributors, 384 pages.  Essays by: Yoshinobu Sakade, Hidemi Ishida, Akira Akahori, Toshiaki Yamada, Livia Kohn, Isabelle Robinet, Catherine Despeux, Ute Engelhardt, and Kunio Miura.  ISBN: 0892640855.  VSCL. 

Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way.  By Livia Kohn.  Three Pines Press, 1st Edition, 2005.  248 pages.  ISBN: 1931483035.  VSCL. 

Health and Long Life: The Chinese Way.   By Livia Kohn and Stephen Jackowicz.  Uinversity of Hawaii Press, 2005.  234 pages.  ISBN: 1931483035.

 

 


K'ung Fu-tzu (Confucius):  Sayings, Links, Bibliography, Notes, Quotes, Chronology.


Labyrinths 

 

 

 

Lao Tzu and Taoism.  By Max Kaltenmark.  Translated from the French by Roger Greaves.  Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 1969.  Index, bibliography, 158 pages.  VSCL. 


Lao Tzu's Dao De Jing, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu: Selected Translations, Commentary, Bibliography, Links, Notes


Lao-tzu's Taoteching.  Translated by Red Pine (Bill Porter).  Includes selected commentaries of the past 2,000 years.  San Francisco, Mercury House, 1996.  184 pages.  ISBN: 1562790854.  VSCL. 


Lieh-Tsu, Lie Zi.  Translated by Lionel Giles.  


Lieh-Tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living.  Translated by Eva Wong.  Lieh-Tzu was wrEmbodied Wisdom: What our anatomy can teach us about the art of living Embodied Wisdom: What our anatomy can teach us about the art of living Embodied Wisdom: What our anatomy can teach us about the art of living Embodied Wisdom: What our anatomy can teach us about the art of living iting around 450 BCE.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001.  Introduction, 246 pages.  ISBN: 9781570628993.  VSCL. 


Literati Traditon: Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, I Ching, Chinese Sages.  H. E. YeYoung Ren, Culture Studies. 


The Living I Ching: Using Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Shape Your Life.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  New York, Harper One, 2006.  448 pages.  ISBN: 978-0060850029.  VSCL. 


Living Tao Foundation   Mantak Chia 


Llewellyn's 2010 Magical Almanac: Practical Magic for Everyday Living.  20th Anniversary Edition.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Worldwide Pubs., 2009.  360 pages.  VSCL. 


Llewellyn's Sabbats Almanac: Samhain 2009 to Mabon 2010.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Worldwide Pubs., 2009.  312 pages.  VSCL. 


"Lóngmén 龍門 "Dragon gate." A sect of Taoism, centered around Nánjīng and in Jiāngsū province.  Sometimes classed as a subdivision of Quánzhēn 全真.  Quánzhēn 全真 "Total Reality." A sect of Taoism widespread today.  There are some Quánzhēn temples in the United States."  Source 


The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  New York, Harper Collins, 2013.  429 pages.  ISBN: 9780062116888.  VSCL.  


Magic Pearl Qigong:  A Tai Chi Medicine Ball Exercise Routine and Meditation Technique

Magic Pearl Qigong

 


The Magical Staff   


Master Chang San-Feng:  Quotes, Poems, Legends and Lore, Links 


Meditation


Months: Nature, Seasons, Gardening  -  Quotes, Poems, Sayings, Links, Bibliography   


Mountain Wind   


Mr. Sage's Philosophical Taoist Website 


Muscle and Tendon Transforming Qigong Practice with a Cane, Mike Garofalo's Version of Yi Jin Jing 


Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic (Yi Jin Jing) Qigong: Bibliography, Resources, Lessons 


Native Wisdom: Seven Keys to Health and Happiness.  By Ken Cohen.  Audio Recording.  Sounds True, 2003.   ISBN: 1591791170.  VSCL. 


Nature Mysticism: Links, Bibliography, Resources, Quotes    By Mike Garofalo.   


Neigong.Net Taoism

 

 

 

Ni, Hua Ching, Grandmaster Ni, OmNi, Hua Ching Ni

 

 

Taoist Grandmaster Ni studied, practiced, and taught in Taiwan, the United States, and China.  He is the author of over 55 books in English and 45 books in Chinese.  "Hua-Ching Ni is in the thirty-sixth generation of Chinese medical doctors and healers who have continued to pass down traditions of health and wisdom.  He was born in China, in 1949 he moved to Taiwan, in 1976 he moved to Los Angeles, and he now lives in China.  He has successfully taught, practiced, and written for over seven decades.  He and his sons, Dao Shing Ni and Mao Shing Ni, founded Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the College of Tao, and the Tao of Wellness."


A Brief Biography provided by the Longevity Center


Entering the Tao: Master Ni's Guidance for Self-Cultivation  By Hua-Ching Ni.  Boston, Shambhala, 1997.  Index, 158 pages.  ISBN: 1570621616.  VSCL.   


Esoteric Tao Teh Ching  By Grandmaster Ni, (Master Ni, Hua Ching). Los Angeles, Tao of Wellness Press, Sevenstar Publications, First Edition, 1992, 2011.  Index, 192 pages.  ISBN: 978-0937064498.  VSCL.


The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching & Hau Hu Ching  Translation and Elucidation by Hua-Ching Ni (Grandmaster Ni).  Sevenstar Communications, Revised Edition, 1995.  253 pages.  ISBN: 978-0937064009.  VSCL. 


The Gentle Path of Spiritual Progress   By Grandmaster Ni, Hua-Ching.  Seven Star Communications, 2nd Edition, 2009.  257 pages.  ISBN: 978-0937064337.  VSCL. 


The Eight Treasures: Energy Enhancement Exercises   By Maoshing Ni, Ph.D..  With a preface and commentaries by Grandmaster Hua-Ching Ni.  Santa Monica, California, Seven Star Publications, 1996.  Index, glossary, 196 pages.  ISBN: 0937064742.  A DVD or VHS instructional videotape is also available.  This is a very good book.  The qigong practices presented, discussed, and illustrated in this book are very extensive and go far beyond the eight movements on my own webpage on the subject.  VSCL. 


Workbook for Spiritual Development of All People  By Hua-Ching Ni.  Los Angeles, California, Tao of Wellness Press, SevenStar Communications, 1984, 1992.  Index, 214 pages.  ISBN: 978-0937064542.  VSCL.  


Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

 

 

 

 


Nine Temple Qigong


Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner and Secret Teachings of Taoism.  Translated with and Introduction by Eva Wong.   Boston, Shambhala, 2004.   104 pages.  ISBN:  1590301048.
  VSCL. 


Om  


One Druid's Journey: The Green Wizard's Notebooks 


Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard.  By Chen Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao.  Translated from the original Chinese by Tomas Cleary.  Boston, Tuttle Publishing, 1998.  282 pages.  ISBN: 0804831858.  "This book is a translation of the authorized biography of Wang Liping (1949-), a living Taoist master, written by two of his longtime disciples.  Wang Liping is an eighteenth generation Transmitter of the Longmen or Dragon Gate branch of Taoism, which traces its spiritu al lineage back over eight hundred years. The Gentle Path of Spiritual Progress   In his childhood, Wang Liping was chosen for special training as a Transmitter by three elderly masters of Dragon Gate Taoism."  VSCL. 


Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body: The Tao of Energy Enchancement.  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  Illustrated by Husky Grafx.  North Atlantic books, 2nd Edition, 1993.  174 pages.  ISBN: 1556431643. VSCL. 


Overview of Internal Exercise.   By Gaofei Yan and Jude Smallwood.    


Pagan Spirituality: A Guide to Personal Transformation.  Joyce and River Higginbotham. Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn, 2006.  Bibliography, index, 259 pages.  ISBN: 0738705748.  VSCL. 


Pa Kua Chang or Baguazhang  Circle Boxing. 

 


 


PaKua, Bagua, Eight Trigrams Chart   


Panlatrevo


Pantheism: Scientific Panthiesm - Reverence of Nature and Cosmos.   By Paul Harrison.
 


Peaches of Immortality, Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wangmu, Hsi Wang-Mu, Daoist Goddess, Taoist Immortal


A Personal Tao


Poetry by Mike Garofalo


Practical Taoism.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala, 1996.  81 pages.  ISBN: 1570622000.  VSCL. 


Precepts for Buddhists, The Five Precepts, the Ethical Precepts of Zen Buddhism 


Precepts for Taoists, 27 Precepts, Ch'an Tao Chia: Collected Essays and Lectures, By Stan Rosenthal (Shi-tien Roshi) of the British School of Zen Taoism, 1993  


Precepts and Vows for Taoists   From the Chishu Yujue: Red Writings and Jade Instructions. 


Quanzhen Daoism, Complete Reality Taoist School, Longmen Taoists, Dragon Gate Daoists


Queen Mother of the West, Xi Wangmu, Hsi Wang-Mu, Daoist Goddess, Taoist Immortal, Peaches of Immortality


Qi, Chi or Ki

Modern Chinese character for 'qi' or 'chi'

Qi, Chi or Ki

Song Dynasty Chinese character for 'qi' or 'chi'


Qi (C'hi, Chi): Links, Bibliography, Notes and Quotes.  


Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness 


Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist, and Wushu Energy Cultivation.   By Liang, Shou-Yu and Wu, Wen-Ching.  Edited by Denise Breiter-Wu.  Rhode Island, Way of the Dragon Publishing, 1997.  Index, glossary, 348 pages.  ISBN: 1889659029.
   VSCL. 


Qigong: Essence of the Healing Dance.  By Garri Garripoli and Friends.  Deerfield Beach, Florida, Health Communications, Inc., 1999.  Index, resources, glossary, 320 pages.  ISBN: 978155874-674-9.  Includes basic instructions for Wuji Qigong (18 Forms) from Master Duan Zhi Liang.  Includes many case studies and person reports.  VSCL. 


Qigong Ruler


"The Queen Mother of the West: A Study of the Influence of Western Prototypes on the Iconography of the Taoist Deity." By Knauer, Elfried R..  In Contact and Exchange in the Ancient World.  Ed. Victor H. Mair. University of Hawaii Press, . 2006 Pp. 62-115. ISBN: 0824828844.


Recitation or Chanting of Taoist Scriptures


Relaxation (Sung) and Taijiquan


Relaxing into Your Being.   By Bruce K. Frantzis.  The Water Method of Taoist Meditation Series, Volume 1.  205 pages.  


Revealing the Tao Te Ching: In Depth Commentaries on an Ancient Classic.  By Hu Huezhi.  Edited by Jesse Lee Parker.  Los Angeles, California, Ageless Classics Press, Seven Star Communications, 2005.  Glossary, 240 pages.  ISBN: 1887575189.  VSCL. 


Ripening Peaches:  Daoist Studies and Practices  By Mike Garofalo. 

 

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism.  Edited by Fabrizio Pregadio.  London, Taylor and Francis Group, Routledge, 2008, 2011.  Reprint Edition, paperback, 2011.  2 Volumes, 1551 pages.  ISBN: 978-0415678599.  VSCL.  "The Routledge Encyclopedia of Taoism provides comprehensive coverage of Taoist religion, thought and history, reflecting the current state of Taoist scholarship. It contains hundreds of entries authored by an international body of experts which cover areas such as schools and traditions, texts, persons and sacred sites. Terms are given in their original characters, transliterated and translated. The encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed, and also includes a chronology and bibliography. It is invaluable for students and scholars in the fields of religious studies, philosophy and religion, and Asian history and culture."  'Pregadio assembled an outstanding international team of leading scholars to compose this two-volume set. With a focus on the history and traditions of Taoism, this work effectively challenges romanticized views that reduce the richness of these traditions to the Daode jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu). The encyclopedia includes a 196-page overview that could serve as a superb intermediate textbook on Taoism. The rest of the entries are arranged alphabetically, using the pinyin transliteration system. They cover topics of interest to advanced students and experts, including more detailed entries on texts, doctrines, sacred beings and places, the history of Taoism, and religious practices and experiences. The volume includes an excellent topical table of contents and an extensive index. For advanced researchers, the appendixes are gold, offering an extensive bibliography of reference sources, a list of sources in the Taoist canon referenced to the three catalogs of the Daozang, and a 102-page bibliography of scholarly resources including English and French language sources and seminal scholarly works in Chinese and Japanese. Summing Up: Essential. Libraries supporting religious studies or Chinese studies programs; upper-level undergraduates and above.' -- G. J. Reece (American University), Choice.  ‘The depth of the entries and variety of subjects covered are impressive, creating a must-have reference for anyone interested in Taoism.’-- Christine Pesch (Yale University), Theological Librarianship.  Fabrizio Pregadio has taught at the University of Venice (1996-97), the Technical University of Berlin (1998-2001), Stanford University (2001-08), and McGill University in Montreal (2009-10). He is the author of "Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China" (Stanford University Press, 2006) and the editor of "The Encyclopedia of Taoism" (Routledge, 2008). His translations of Taoist texts include the "Cantong qi" (Seal of the Unity of the Three), the "Wuzhen pian" (Awakening to Reality), and the "Ruyao jing" (Mirror for Compounding the Medicine), all published by Golden Elixir Press.   VSCL. 

 

 

 


Sacred Circles 


Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life.
 By Deng Ming-Dao.  San Francisco, Harper, 1990.   Index, bibliography, 351 pages.  ISBN: 9780062502322.  VSCL.  


Scripture of Purity and Tranquillity (Qingjing Jing)


The Secrets of Chinese Meditation: Self-Cultivation by Mind Control as Taught in the Chan, Mahayana and Taoist Schools in China.  By Kuan Lu Yu, Charles Luk.  Red Wheel, Weiser, 2007.  256 pages.  ISBN:  0877280665. 


The Secret of the Golden Flower.  The Classic Chinese Book of Life.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Written around 1750.  Detailed notes and commentary.  New York, Harper Collins, 1991.  153 pages.  ISBN: 0062501933.  VSCL. 


Secrets of the Tai Chi Circle.   By Luke Chan.  132 pages.  


The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching.   By Mantak Chia and Tao Huang.  Rochester, Vermont, Destiny Books, 2002, 2005.  Index, appendix, 246 pages.  ISBN: 0892811919.  Translation of the Tao Te Ching by Edward Brennan and Tao Huang.  VSCL. 


The Secrets of Chinese Meditation: Self-Cultivation by Mind Control as Taught in the Ch'an, Mahayana and Taoist Schools in China.  By K'uan Lu Yu, and translated by Charles Luk.  Weiser Books, 1991, Reprint.  240 pages.   ISBN: 0877280665.
 


Self-Massage, Acupressure, Chinese Massage

 

 

Self-Awakening Yoga:  The Expansion of Consciousness Through the Body's Own Wisdom.  By Don Stapleton, Ph.D.  Director of the Nosara Yoga Institute, and former Yoga Director of the Kirpalu Center.  Includes CD-V of guided explorations.  Rochester, Vermont, Healing Arts Press, 2004.  304 pages. ISBN: 0892811838.  VSCL. 


Self-Discovery Portal  


Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China.  Translated by Eva Wong.  Boston, Shambhala, 1990.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0877735441.  VSCL.   


Shamanic Experience: A Practical Guide to Contemporary Shamanism.  By Kenneth Meadows.  Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, Element Books, 1991.  Glossary, bibliography, resources, index 
196 pages.  ISBN: 1852302267.  VSCL.    


The Shambhala Dictionary of Taoism 
By Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber.  Translated by Werner Wunsche.  Boston, Shambhala, 1996.  Bibliography, 235 pages.  ISBN: 1570622035.  VSCL. 


The Shambhala Guide to Taoism.   By Eva Wong.   Boston, Shambhala, 1997.  Index, appendices, 268 pages.  ISBN: 1570621691.  


Shifu Miao Zhang Points the Way 


Sitting and Forgetting, Zuowang, Emptying and Clearing the Heart-Mind


Six Taoist Healing Sounds   Research by Mike Garofalo. 


Sky Above, Earth Below: Spiritual Practice in Nature.  By John P. Milton.  Boulder, Colorado, Sentient Publications, 2006.  234 pages.  ISBN: 1591810280.  VSCL. 


Smiling, Inner Smile Meditation: Bibliography, Links, Quotations

 

 

 



The Spirit of Gardening   3,500 quotes, poems, sayings, quips and lore; all arranged by 140 topics.    


The Spiritual Legacy of the Shaolin Temple
:  Buddhism, Daoism, and the Energetic Arts.  By Andy James.   Foreword by Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson.  Summerville, MA,  Wisdom Publications, 2004.  179 pages.  ISBN: 0861713524.   VSCL.    


Staff, Cane, and Pole: Forms, Symbolism, History 


Standard Beijing 24 Form Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 


Standing Meditation, Zhan Zhuang, Yi Chuan: Bibliography, Quotes, Lessons


The Subtle Universal Law and the Integral Way of Life.  By Ni, Hua-Ching. Seven Star Communications, 1998.  ISBN: 0937064653. 

 

 

Tao Te Ching  Translated by Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo  

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching  Translated by John C. Wu

Lao-Tzu and the Tao-Te-Ching  Translated by Livia Kohn

Dao De Jing: The Book of the Way Translated by Moss Roberts

 

                             

 


Summer Solstice - June 21st   


Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Lessons, Forms, 73 Standard Competiton Form, Research


Symbol (Tun) of Tai Chi


T'ai Chi Ch'uan: Cloud Hands


T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Meditation.   By Da Liu.   New York, Schocken Books, 1986, 1991.  Index, 173 pages.  ISBN:  080520993X.


Tai Chi Chuan Bibliography   By Michael P. Garofalo.     


Tai Chi Chuan Ching (Cannon).  Translated by Dan Docherty.  


T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classics:  Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Poems   


T'ai Chi Ch'uan and the I Ching.  By Liu, Da.  Harper Collins, 1972.  ISBN: 0060616679.


T'ai Chi Classics.  By Waysun Liao.  New translations of three essential texts of T'ai Chi Ch'uan with commentary and practical instruction by Waysun Liao.  Illustrated by the author.  Boston, Shambhala, 1990. 210 pages.  ISBN: 087773531X.  VSCL. 


Tai Chi Heartwork Blog


Tai Chi Ruler 


Tai Chi Tun (Symbol)


Tai Chi Symbol, Yin-Yang Emblem, Taiji Tun  


Tai Chi Symbol.   By Vincent Chu.  .  


Tai Chi Symbol: Bibliography and Notes.


"Taiji Philosophy Examined."  By Chen Zhanku.  Translated by R. McNeal.  
Tai Chi, Volume 28, No. 6, December, 2004, p. 40-46.  


Tao and Longevity: Mind-Body Transformation.  Translated by Wen Kuan Chu, Ph.D..  Translated from the original Chinese by Huai-Chin Na.  Edited by Karen Allen, Pd.D.  Boston, Weiser Books, 1984.  Index, 145 pages.  ISBN:  087728542X.  VSCL. 


Tao and Method: A Reasoned Approach to the Tao Te Ching  By Michael LaFargue.  New York, State University of New York Press, 1996.  Detailed index, bibliography and notes, 640 pages.  ISBN: 9780791416020.  VSCL. 


Tao of Inner Peace.  By Daine Dreher.  Revised Edition.  New York, Plume, Penguin, 2000.  Notes, 318 pages.  ISBN: 9780452281998.  VSCL.   


The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism.  By Fritjof Capra.  Boston, Shambhala Publications, 1975, 1999, 25th Anniversary Edition.  Index, notes, 366 pages.   ISBN: 1570625190.  VSCL. 


Tao: The Eastern Philosophy of Time and Change.  By Philip Rawson and Laszlo Legeza.  London, Avon Books, 1973.  196 illustrations, 33 in color. 


Taoism and Self-Actualization   Gary S. Toub.  


Taoism and the Arts of China  


Taoism and Chinese Religion.   By Henri Maspero.  Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1981.  ISBN: 0870233084. 


Taoism and the Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
.   An excellent content rich website!  By Christopher Majka and Empty Mirrors Press


Taoism and the Taoist Canon.  Maintained by Professor Fabrizio Pregadio (Stanford University, Department of Religious Studies)


Taoism: Bibliography and Links   


Taoism Depot   


Taoism Directory


Taoism: Growth of a Religion  By Isabelle Robinet.  Translated by Phyllis Brooks.  Standford, California, Stanford University Press, 1997.  Index, bibliography, notes, 296 pages.  ISBN: 978-0804728393.  VSCL. 


Taoism Information Page  A number of translations of essential texts.  


Taoism: Internet Sacred Text Archive


Taoism: Open Directory Portal


Taoism - Sinophilia


Taoism: The Way of the Mystic.   By J. C. Cooper.  New York, Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1972.  128 pages.  ISBN: 0877281726.  


Taoism Virtual Library


Taoism - Wikipedia


The Tao is Silent.   By Raymond M. Smullyan.  Harper San Francisco, 1977.  225 pages.  ISBN: 0060674695.  VSCL. 


Taoist and Zen Poetry by Mike Garofalo


Taoist Arts Center    


The Taoist Body.  By Kristofer Schipper.  Translated by Karen C. Duval.  Foreword by Norman Girardot.  Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 1993.  Originally published in French in 1982 as Le Corps Taoiste.  Notes, bibliography, index, xx, 273 pages.  ISBN: 0520082249.  VSCL. 

 

 

Revealing the Tao Te Ching: In-Depth Commentaries on an Ancient Classic  By Hu Xuzehi
Tao Te Ching  Annotated translation by Victor Mair  
Reading Lao Tzu: A Companion to the Tao Te Ching with a New Translation  By Ha Poong Kim
The Philosophy of the Daodejing  By Hans-Georg Moeller  
Dao De Jing: A Philosophical Translation  By Roger T. Ames and David T. Hall
Be Enlightened! A Guidebook to the Tao Te Ching and Taoist Meditation: Your Six-Month Journey to Spiritual Enlightenment   By Wes Burgess
The Way and Its Power: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought   By Arthur Waley

 

                             

 

 


The Taoist Blog    The Shambhala Dictionary of Taoism


Taoist Canon  "Taoist Canon," or Dàozàng 道藏 "Vault of the Way,"


Taoist Canon
  


Taoist Canon: A Guide to Studies and Reference Works.  By Fabrizio Pregadio. 


Taoist Circle Organization 


Taoist Classics.  The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala Press.  Four Volumes:  Volume One, 296 pages, 2003.   Volume Two, 640 pages, 1999.  Volume Three, 304 pages, 2001.   Volume Four, 464 pages, 2003.  


The Taoist Classics.  The collected translations of Thomas Cleary.  Volume Four.  (The Taoist I Ching and I Ching Mandalas).   Boston, MA, Shambhala, 1986, 1989.  Index, 436 pages.   ISBN: 1570629080.  VSCL.    


Taoist Culture and Information Center   An highly informative and extensive website.  An essential on-line resource.  


The Daoist Experience: An Anthology.  Edited by Livia Kohn.  New York, State Univesity of New York (SUNY), SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, 1993.  Index, bibliography, 391 pages.  ISBN: 0791415805.  VSCL. 


Taoist Health Exercise Book.   By Da Liu.  New York, Links Books, 1974.  135 pages.  ISBN: 0825630290.   VSCL. 


Taoist Immortals   


Taoist Master Chuang.  By Michael R. Saso.  Sacred Mountain Press, 2000.  Second Edition.  317 pages.  ISBN: 0967794803.


Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques.  Edited by Livia Kohn in cooperation with Yoshinobu Sakade.  The Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Harbor, 1989.  Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies, V. 61.  Index, detailed notes and bibliographies from the contributors, 384 pages.  Essays by: Yoshinobu Sakade, Hidemi Ishida, Akira Akahori, Toshiaki Yamada, Livia Kohn, Isabelle Robinet, Catherine Despeux, Ute Engelhardt, and Kunio Miura.  ISBN: 0892640855.  VSCL. 


Taoist Meditation: Methods for Cultivating a Healthy Mind and Body.  Translated by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala Publications, 2000.  130 pages.  ISBN: 1570625670.  VSCL. 


Tao of Longevity: Mind-Body Transformation.  By Master Huai-Chin Nan, and Wen-Kuang Chu.  Weiser Books, 1984.  160 pages.  ISBN: 087728542X.  VSCL. 


Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality: A Complete Program of Movement, Meditation and Healing Sounds.   By Hon, Sat Chuen.   Boston, Shambhala, 2003.  208 pages.  ISBN: 1590300688.   VSCL. 


Taoist Precepts and Vows   From the Chishu Yujue: Red Writings and Jade Instructions. 


Taoist Resources and Guides


Taoist Restoration Society


Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego  


Taoist Scriptures
   Excellent collection of translations.    


Taoist Studies in the World Wide Web: Daozang (Taoist Canon) and Other Collections.  A diversified portal. 


Taoist Texts.  Internet Sacred Text Archive. 


Taoist Treasury.  A useful and interesting collection of Chinese scriptures, inscriptions, poems, articles, and inspirations.  A basic Taoist glossary and Taoist images.


Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality:  The Inner Smile Six Healing Sounds.  By Mantak Chia.  Healing Tao Books, 2nd Edition, 1991.  115 pages.  ISBN: 0935621008.


Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality.   By Charles Luk.   Weiser Books, 1999.  206 pages.  ISBN: 0877280673.  


Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living.  By Laurence G. Boldt.  New York, Penguin Compass, c 1999.  Exercises, notes, 353 pages.  ISBN: 0140196064.   
VSCL. 


Tao of Daily Life.  By Derek Lin.  Tarcher, 2007.  240 pages.  ISBN: 1585425834. 


Tao of Health, Longevity, and Immortality: The Teachings of Immortals Chung and Lu.  Translated with commentary by Eva Wong.  Boston, Shambhala Publications, 2000.  144 pages.  ISBN: 1570627258.
  


The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way.  By Daniel Reed.  Fireside, 1989.  416 pages.  ISBN: 067164811X.  VSCL. 


The Tao of Meditation: Way to Enlightenment.   By Jou, Tsung Hwa.  Scottsdale, Arizona, Tai Chi Foundation, 1983, 2000.  176 pages.  ISBN: 0804814651.  "The Chinese term for meditation is Ching Tso, which translated means 'sitting still with peaceful mind.' Meditation is the training of the inner senses of the body and mind." p. 3.   
VSCL. 


Tao of Sean   


The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan:  Way to Rejuvenation.   By Jou, Tsung, Hwa.   Edited by Shoshana Shapiro.  Warwick, New York, Tai Chi Foundation, 1980.  263 pages.  First Edition.  
ISBN: 0804813574.  Excellent textbook.  A Third Edition is now available.  VSCL.     


The Tao of Zen.  By Ray Grigg.  Boston, Charles E. Tuttle, Inc., 1994.  Book Sales, 1999.  Notes, 357 pages.  ISBN: 0785811257.  
VSCL. 


Tao Store Index   Various scriptures indexed. 


Tao: The Watercourse Way.   By Allan Watts in collaboration with Al Chung-liang Huang.  New York, Pantheon Books, 1975.  134 pages.  ISBN 0394733118.  VSCL. 

 

 

 

Tao Te Ching
 Chapter Number Index


Standard Traditional Chapter Arrangement of the Daodejing
Chapter Order in Wang Bi's Daodejing Commentary 246 CE
Chart by Mike Garofalo
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
81                  

 


 

 

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) by Lao Tzu (Laozi)


Valley Spirit Center Library (VSCL)S, Red Bluff, California


 

Abbott, Carl.  Tao Te Ching: Word for Word  By Carl Abbott.  Translation and Commentary by Carl Abbott.  Santa Cruz, California, 2012.  223 pages.  ISBN:  9781469949147.  VSCL. 


Ames, Roger.  Daodejing: "Making This Life Significant" - A Philosophical Translation.  Translated with introduction and commentary by Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall.  New York, Ballantine Books, 2003.  Glossary, appendix, thematic index, notes, bibliography, 241 pages.  ISBN: 0345444191.  VSCL.   


Bright-Fey, John. 
The Whole Heart of Tao: The Complete Teachings from the Oral Tradition of Lao-Tzu.  By John Bright-Fey.  Birmingham, Alabama, Crane Hill Publishers, 2006.  376 pages.  ISBN: 1575872471.  The Reverend Venerable John Bright-Fey, Sifu Fey, is the 12th generation lineage holder of the Blue Dragon Order of Esoteric Zen Buddhism, a distinct line of knowledge descended directly from Shaolin Temple. Sifu Bright-Fey teaches at the New Forest Center for Contemplative Living, Birmingham, Alabama.  This version of the Tao Te Ching is both a translation by a Chinese scholar and a fascinating interpolation based on his religious training.  He uses a schema of interpretation for lines in each of the 81 Chapters of the Tao Te Ching based on the concepts of the Taoist Mind (mindset and world view), Taoist Body (day to day concerns of living), Taoist Hand (training techniques by a Cultivator of the Tao, spiritual disciplines) and Taoist Heart (core and cherished beliefs) [p.21-].  His rigorous experiential approach resonates with my training in Taijiquan, Qigong, gardening, spiritual practices, and ritual.  VSCL. 


Carus, Paul.  The Teachings of Lao-Tzu: The Tao Te Ching.  Translated by Paul Carus, 1913.  New York, St. Martin's Press, 2000.  ISBN: 0312261098.  VSCL. 


Chapter Index to the Tao Te Ching  


Concordance to the Daodejing


Chen, Helen M.  Tao Te Ching: A New Translation with Commentary.  By Ellen M. Chen.  St. Paul, Minnesota, A New Era Book, Paragon House, 1989.  Index, glossary, bibliography, notes, 274 pages.  ISBN: 1557782385.  VSCL. 


Clearly, Thomas.  The Essential Tao: An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism Through the Authentic Tao Te Ching and the Inner Teachings of Chuang-tsu.  Translated and Presented by Thomas Cleary.  San Francisco, Haper, 1993.  168 pages.  ISBN: 0062502166.  VSCL.   


Cleary, Thomas.  Further Teachings of Lao-tzu: Understanding the Mysteries.  By Thomas Cleary.  A translation of the Taoist Classic Wen-Tzu.  The Wen-tzu is dated circa 200 BCE.  This translation has 180 chapters.  Translated with introduction and notes by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala, 1991.  184 pages.  ISBN: 087773609X.  VSCL.   


English Language Translations of the Tao Te Ching - Sorted by Translators 


Hendricks, Robert G.  Lao-Tzu Te-Tao Ching.  A new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui texts.  Translated with and introduction and commentary by Robert G. Henricks.  New York, Ballantine Books, 1989.  Includes Chinese characters for each chapter.  Bibliography, notes, 282 pages.  ISBN: 0345370996.  Professor Hendricks says "the Ma-wang-tui texts do not differ in any radical way from later versions of the text." (xv).  VSCL.   


Hinton, David.  Tao Te Ching  Translated by David Hinton.  Counterpoint, 2002.  128 pages.  ISBN: 978-1582431826. 


La Fargue, Michael.  The Tao of the Tao Te Ching.  A Translation and Commentary by Michael LaFargue.  State University of New York Press, 1992.  Bibliography, 270 pages. ISBN: 0791409864.  This translation is based on the oldest version ( 168 BCE) of the Tao Te Ching found in King Ma's tomb - the famous Magwandali manscript.  VSCL. 


Lau, D. C..  Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching.  Translated with an introduction by D. C. Lau.  New York, Penguin Books, 1963.  Glossary, 192 pages.  ISBN: 014044131X.  VSCL. 


Le Guin, Ursula K.  Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way  An English version by Ursula K. Le Guin.  With the collaboration of J.P. Seaton.  2 audio CDs are included.  Boston, Shambhala, 2009.  144 pages.  ISBN: 978-1590307441.  VSCL. 


Lin, Derek.  Tao Te Ching: Annotated and Explained.  Translation and Annotation by Derek Lin.  Foreword by Lama Surya Das.  An inspiring, precise translation of the ancient Chinese wisdom classic with facing page commentary that brings the text to life for you.  Woodstock, Vermont, 2006, 2010.  167 pages.  ISBN: 1594732043.  VSCL. 


Mair, Victor.  Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way by Lao Tzu.   Translated, annotated and with an afterword by Victor H. Mair.   Woodcuts by Dan Heitkamp.  An entirely new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-Wang-Tui manuscripts.  New York, Bantam Books, 1990.  168 pages.  ISBN: 0553070053.   VSCL.   


Mitchell, Stephen.  Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey  Translated by Stephen Mitchell.  Illustrated with ancient Chinese paintings.  Frances Lincoln, 2009.  96 pages.  ISBN: 978-0711229648.  VSCL. 


Mitchell, Stephen.  Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey.  Translated by Stephen Mitchell.  London, Frances Lincoln, 1999.  Text translation by Stephen Mitchell in 1988.  No pages numbers.  Illustrated with color paintings.  ISBN: 978071122948.   VSCL. 


Ni, Hua Ching.  The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching & Hau Hu Ching  Translation and Elucidation by Hua-Ching Ni (Grandmaster Ni).  Sevenstar Communications, Revised Edition, 1995.  253 pages.  ISBN: 978-0937064009.  VSCL. 


Ni, Hua Ching.  Esoteric Tao Teh Ching  By Grandmaster Ni, (Master Ni, Hua Ching). Los Angeles, Tao of Wellness Press, Sevenstar Publications, First Edition, 1992, 2011.  Index, 192 pages.  ISBN: 978-0937064498.  VSCL.


Red Pine.  Lao-tzu's Taoteching.  Translated by Red Pine (Bill Porter).  Includes selected commentaries of the past 2,000 years.  Includes the text in Chinese. San Francisco, Mercury House, 1996, Second Edition.  184 pages.  ISBN: 1562790854.  VSCL.   


Rosenbaum, Robert Meikyo.  Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching.  By Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum.  Foreword by Sojun Mel Weitsman.  Boston, Wisdom Publications, 2013.  Index, term/subject index, bibliography, 364 pages.  ISBN 9781614290254.  VSCL. 


Star, Jonathan.  Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition; Translation and Commentary  By Jonathan Star.  New York, Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2001, 2003.  Extensive indexes and tables, bibliography, 349 pages.  ISBN: 158542269X.  VSCL.  


Lin, Derek.  Tao Te Ching: Annotated and Explained.  Translation and Annotation by Derek Lin.  Foreword by Lama Surya Das.  An inspiring, precise translation of the ancient Chinese wisdom classic with facing page commentary that brings the text to life for you.  Woodstock, Vermont, 2006, 2010.  167 pages.  ISBN: 1594732043.  VSCL. 


Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: Selected Translations, Commentary, Resources, Index


Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu's Dao De Jing: Selected Translations, Commentary, Bibliography, Links, Notes


Terebess Asia Online (TAO)  Dozens of complete translations of the Tao Te Ching.    


Wang Bi (Wang Pi, Fusi)  226-249 CE  Commentary on the Tao Te Ching


Chinese Reading of the Daodejing  Wang Bi's Commentary on the Laozi with Critical Text and Translation.  By Professor Rudolf G. Wagner.  A SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.  English and Mandarin Chinese Edition.  State University of New York Press; Bilingual edition (October 2003).  540 pages.  ISBN: 978-0791451823.  VSCL.  Wang Bi (Wang Pi, Fusi)  226-249 CE  Commentary on the Tao Te Ching.


Two Visions of the Way: A Study of the Wang Pi and the Ho-Shang Kung Commentaries on the Lao-Tzu.  By Professor by Alan Kam-Leung Chan.   SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture.  State University of New York Press, 1991.  Index, bibliography, glossary, notes, 314 pages.  ISBN: 0791404560.  VSCL.    


"Among the many transmitted editions of the Tao Te Ching text, the three primary ones are named after early commentaries. The "Yan Zun Version," which is only extant for the Te Ching, derives from a commentary attributed to Han Dynasty scholar Yan Zun (巖尊, fl. 80 BC-10 AD). The "Heshang Gong Version" is named after the legendary Heshang Gong (河上公 "Riverside Sage") who supposedly lived during the reign (202-157 BC) of Emperor Wen of Han. This commentary (tr. Erkes 1950) has a preface written by Ge Xuan (葛玄, 164-244 AD), granduncle of Ge Hong, and scholarship dates this version to around the 3rd century AD. The "Wang Bi Version" has more verifiable origins than either of the above. Wang Bi (王弼, 226 – 249 AD) was a famous Three Kingdoms period philosopher and commentator on the Tao Te Ching (tr. Lin 1977, Rump and Chan 1979) and the I Ching."
Wikipedia, Tao Te Ching

 

"Wang Bi (Wang Pi), styled Fusi, is regarded as one of the most important interpreters of the classical Chinese texts known as the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) and the Yijing (I Ching). He lived and worked during the period after the collapse of the Han dynasty in 220 CE, an era in which elite interest began to shift away from Confucianism toward Daoism. As a self-identified Confucian, Wang Bi wanted to create an understanding of Daoism that was consistent with Confucianism but which did not fall into what he considered to be the errors of then-popular Daoist sectarian groups.  He understood his main task to be the restoration of order and a sense of direction to Chinese society after the turbulent final years of the Han, and offered the ideal of establishing the “true way” (zhendao) as the solution.  Although he died at the age of twenty-four, his interpretations of Daoism became influential for several reasons.  The edition of the Daodejing that he used in his commentary on that work has been the basis for almost every translation into a Western language for nearly two centuries.  Moreover, his interpretations of Daoist material did not undermine Confucianism, making them palatable to later Confucian thinkers.  Finally, Wang Bi’s work provided a way of talking about indigenous Chinese beliefs that made them seem compatible with the introduction of Indian Buddhist texts and ideas in the decades to follow."
Wang Bi (Wang Pi, Fusi)  226-249 CE  Commentary on the Tao Te Ching.

 

 


 

 

365 Tao: Daily Meditations.  By Deng Ming-Dao.  New York, Harper, 1992.  400 pages.  ISBN: 9780062502230.  VSCL. 


365 Days of Walking the Red Road: The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day.  By Terri Jean.  Avon, Massachusetts, Adams Media Corp., 2003.  360 pages.  ISBN: 1580628494.  VSCL.    


A Tooth from the Tiger's Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior.
By Tom Bisio.  Fireside Books, Touchstone, 2004.  384 pages.  ISBN: 978-0743245517.  VSCL. 


Tract of the Quiet Way  Yin Chih Wen


Traditions of Inner Alchemy.  By Eric Wynants.  65KB.  


Transpersonal Page     By Leonardo Arena


Treatise on T'ai Chi Ch'uan by Master Chang San-Feng, 1300 CE


Trees - Quotes, Wisdom, Poems, and Lore   


Trigrams Chart   


The Useless Tree


Valley Spirit (Gu Shen) of the Tao Te Ching


Vitality, Energy, Spirit:  A Taoist Sourcebook.   Translated and edited by Thomas Cleary.  Boston, Shambhala, 1991.  281 pages.  ISBN: 0877735190.   
VSCL. 


VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California.  This is my personal home library.  Members of the Valley Spirit Taoist Study Group are welcome to borrow books, magazines, and media from the VSCL library. 


Walking Meditation: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes


Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching.  By Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum.  Foreword by Sojun Mel Weitsman.  Boston, Wisdom Publications, 2013.  Index, term/subject index, bibliography, 364 pages.  ISBN 9781614290254.  VSCL. 


Wandering on the Way:  Early Taoist Tales and Parables of Chuang Tzu.   Translated with an introduction and commentary by Victor H. Mair.  New York, Bantam Books, 1994.  Glossary, bibliography, 402 pages.   ISBN: 0553374060.   VSCL.    


The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing.  By Kenneth S. Cohen.  Forword by Larry Dossey.  New York Ballantine Books, 1997.  Index, notes, appendices, 427 pages.  ISBN: 0345421094.  One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific.  VSCL. 


Ways of Walking   Quotations, Poetry, Bibliography, Links, Lessons 


Wen-Tzu: Understanding the Mysteries.  Further Teachings of Lao-tzu in 180 Chapters.  Translated with an introduction by Thomas Cleary.  Shambhala Dragon Editions.  Boston, Shambhala, 1992.  184 pages.  ISBN: 0877738629.  VSCL. 

 

Wen-Tzu: Understanding the Mysteries   Further Teachings of Lao Tzu.  Translated by Thomas Cleary

 

           


Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life.  By Pauline Campanelli.  Illustrated by Dan Campanelli.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 1989, 1993.  ISBN: 0875420915.  
VSCL. 


Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places.  By Peter Nabokov.  New York, Viking, 2006.  Index, bibliography, 250 pages.  ISBN: 0670034320.  Includes discussion of California sacred places such as Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais near San Francisco Bay, Yosemite, and Mt. Shasta and Klamatha/Trinity Rivers.  


Wild Goose Qigong   

 

 

 

Winnie-the-Pooh

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh.  By A. A. Milne.  With decorations by Ernest H. Shepard.  New York, Dutton's Children's Books, 1994.  344 pages.  Color illustrations, hardbound.  ISBN: 9780525457237.  Originally published in 1926, 1954.  Over 26 million copies of Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne have been sold since 1922.  This book includes: Winnie-the-Pooh, and The House at Pooh Corner, VSCL. 

Pooh and the Philosophers : In Which It Is Shown That All of Western Philosophy Is Merely a Preamble to Winnie-The-Pooh.  By John Tyerman Williams and Ernest H. Shepard

Pooh and the Psychologists.  By Ernest H. Shepard, 2001.

The Pooh Perplex: A Freshman Casebook.  By Frederick C. Crews, 2003. 

The Te of Piglet.  By Benjamin Hoff.  New York, Penguin Books, 1992.  257 pages.  ISBN: 0140230165.  VSCL. 

The Tao of Pooh.  By Benjamin Hoff.  New York, Penguin Books, 1983.  158 pages.  VSCL 

Winnie the Pooh.  By A. A. Milne.

The Bear Frolic 

 

 

 


The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living.  By Stephen Cope.  New York, Bantam Books, 2006.  Index, notes, glossary, 316 pages.  ISBN: 0553801112.  VSCL. 


Writings by Women on the Tao Te Ching: A Bibliography


Wu Dang Qigong and Taiji:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Resources, Notes, Lessons  \


Wudang Qigong and Taijiquan


Wudang Research Association 

 

 

Confucius, Buddha, and Lao Tzu
Story of Sipping Vinegar 

 


Wuji Qigong 


Wu Qin Xi, Five Animal Frolics Qigong  Bibliography, Links, Resources, Lessons, History.


Wuwei Foundation
   


Xi Wangmu, Queen Mother of the West, Hsi Wang-Mu, Daoist Goddess, Taoist Immortal, Peaches of Immortality


Yakrider - Meditations and Reflections on Zen, Buddhism, Taoism, Mystical Religions, and Early Christianity.  By Andrew Beaulac.  


Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan: Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Lessons, Forms, Research 


Yang Style Taijiquan Short Beijing 24 Movement Form


Yi Jin Jing, Muscle/Tendon Changing Classic Qigong: Bibliography, Resources, Lessons 


The Yin of Tai Chi: Tao, Tai Chi and the Mysterious Female.  By John Lash.  London, Vega Books, 2002.  Index, 305 pages.  ISBN: 1843336154.  


Yoga: Guides, Links, Bibliography, Quotations, Notes   


Yutang, Lin (1895-1976)


Zen and Daoist Poetry by Mike Garofalo


Zen, Chan and Daoist Poetry    


The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma.  Translated and with an Introduction by Red Pine.  New York, North Point Press, 1987.  125 pages.  ISBN: 0865473994.  


Zhan Zhuang, Standing Meditation, Yi Chuan: Bibliography, Quotes, Lessons


Zhuangzi (Chuang Tsu), Daoist Scripture: Bibliography, Links, Resources, Quotations, Notes


Zhuangzi: Basic Writings  Translated by Burton Watson.  New York, Columbia University Press, 1st Edition, 2003.  Index, 164 pages.  ISBN: 978-0231129596.  VSCL. 


Zhuangzi Speaks: The Music of Nature  An illustrated comic by Chih-chung Ts'ai.  Translated into English by Brian Bruya.  Afterword by Donald J. Munro.  Princeton University Press, 1st Edition, 1992.  160 pages.  ISBN: 978-0691008820.  VSCL. 


Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries.  Translated with an introduction and notes by Brook Ziporyn.  Indianapolis, Hackett Pub. Co., 2009.  Notes, index, bibliography, 238 pages.  ISBN: 9780872209114.  VSCL. 


Zuowang, Sitting and Forgetting, Emptying and Clearing the Heart-Mind

 

 

                    


The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing  by Ken Cohen

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi  by Peter Wayne

Embodied Wisdom: What Our Anatomy Can Teach Us About the Art of Living  by Joy Colangelo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Old Druid's Final Journey: Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Index to Cloud Hands and Valley Spirit Websites

 

Gushen Grove Notebooks for the Tao Te Ching 

Introduction

Bibliography  

Index to Translators of the Tao Te Ching

Thematic Index 1-81  

Chapter Index 1-81    

The Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) by Lao Tzu (Laozi) circa 500 BCE

 

 

 

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Tao Te Ching
 Chapter Number Index


Standard Traditional Chapter Arrangement of the Daodejing
Chapter Order in Wang Bi's Daodejing Commentary in 246 CE
Chart by Mike Garofalo
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
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