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Practicing the Tao Te Ching : 81 Steps on the Way
by Solala Towler and Chungliang Al Huang


Overview - Most people think of the Tao Te Ching as a book on philosophy or a treatise on leadership. Yet there is a little-known treasure hidden within the familiar passages of Lao Tzu's work: step-by-step practical guidance for the spiritual journey.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Most people think of the Tao Te Ching as a book on philosophy or a treatise on leadership. Yet there is a little-known treasure hidden within the familiar passages of Lao Tzu's work: step-by-step practical guidance for the spiritual journey. With Practicing the Tao Te Ching, renowned teacher Solala Towler reveals a new facet to this spiritual classic, offering accessible instructions paired with each of the 81 verses of the Tao Te Ching.

"Tao is a way of deep reflection and learning from nature, considered the highest teacher," writes Towler. "It teaches us to follow the energy flows within the heavens, the earth, and our own bodies." With lucid instruction and deep insight, he guides you through meditations, movement and breathing practices, subtle energy exercises, and inner reflections--all to help you to embody Taoist wisdom in every aspect of your life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781622036035
  • ISBN-10: 1622036034
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Towler (Tales from the Tao), a teacher of Taoist meditation and qigong for over two decades, suggests that the Tao Te Ching is a spiritual practice guide for moving oneself toward oneness with the Tao. He guides readers through each of the 81 verses with a threefold approach. Towler translates the verses using clear, succinct phrasing without sacrificing poetics. His commentary is meant for contemplation, drawing influence from Chuang Tzu (another Taoist teacher), Ho Shang Gong (a more esoteric, alchemical interpreter), and his own teacher, Hua-Ching Ni. The practices involve paying close attention to the energies of the body while reflecting on one's current ways of living. Towler wishes to teach readers how to connect to Tao so that "you can understand and experience just who you really are and live a life in the world just doing what you naturally do." Towler is a gentle and warm teacher, successfully rendering the Tao Te Ching into everyday practical language and making its concepts available to a general audience. Those who are looking to become more spontaneous, open, and honest will find a worthy guide in Towler. (May)

 
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