Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership: The Tao of Activism and Leadership (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 12, 2010 - 400 pages
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This fascinating and useful book is a modern - day interpretation of Lao Tzu'sTao te Chingfor those concerned with social issues and activist movements in Western civil society. It's a thoughtful examination of how the Tao' and Taoist thought' might be applied to the challenges' conflicts' and obstacles that activists and concerned citizens face as they deal with such issues as poverty' workers' rights' environmentalism' freedom of expression' gender and sexual equality' and social justice. The book also includes a verse - by - verse interpretation of theTao te Ching' one of the most important historical works of Chinese philosophy and is the basis of Taoism (or Daoism).This is a timely book about the role of spirituality in activism in the 21st century' and how we - not only activists per se' but those for whom issues of social and political justice are important - can forge new paths in our daily struggles to make the world a better place' and at the same time restore personal balance to our lives. It includes a foreword by Dr. Jim Butler' a political activist for the past 30 years who is also a Buddhist monk.
 

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Contents

THE TAO TE CHING FOR ACTIVISTS
32
CARRY TIGER TO MOUNTAIN
90
RETREAT TO RIDE TIGER
125
APPEAR TO CLOSE ENTRANCE
156
STEP UP TO SEVEN STARS
181
WHITE STORK COOLS WINGS
208
SWEEP THE LOTUS FLOWER
239
CREEPING LOW LIKE A SNAKE
272
WAVE HANDS LIKE CLOUDS
306
STEP BACK TO WARD OFF MONKEY
339
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
373
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Stephen Legault is a full-time conservation activist, writer, photographer, and organizational development consultant. He is the author of a number of historical and environmentally themed mysteries, including "The End of the Line" and "The Third Riel Conspiracy", featuring Durrant Wallace, a sergeant with the North West Mounted Police in the late 1800s; "The Slickrock Paradox", a Red Rock Canyon Mystery set in Utah's Canyonlands region; and "The Vanishing Track" and "The Glacier Gallows", the most recent mysteries featuring Cole Blackwater, an environmentalist who finds himself solving crimes. Stephen is also the author of "Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership", which he wrote based on his experience using the Tao Te Ching as a guide to his lifelong work to protect wilderness and wildlife, and "Running Toward Stillness", a meditation on Buddhist spiritual practice, running, and parenthood. He is currently working on new books of photography, essays on spirituality, and more mystery novels. He lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his wife, Jenn, and two children, Rio and Silas. Visit Stephen online at stephenlegault.com and follow him on Twitter at @StephenLegault.

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