The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons

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Harper Collins, Feb 19, 2013 - Religion - 464 pages
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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, the bestselling author of 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, shows how to bring the tenets of Taoism into everyday life.

 

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Contents

Spirit Mediums 150 The True Person
The Lotus Moon SLIGHT HEAT
Exercise 11
Declaration
Throw Everything Out
The Rivers and Lakes
Tao Is a Circle
Add Back

The Old Child
The Cord
Dodge Danger
Humilitys Fire
Wealth
Prayer
Unity
The Source
The Leader Sage
Offering
Have You Eaten Yet?
Friendship
Warrior Loyalty
Preparation Lantern Festival 15 The Lantern
RAIN WATER Exercise 2
Whos Guarding?
Gates and Locks
Vanishing Point
Inclusion
Gateway to Mystery
Exchange
Purification
A Drop Starts a Cycle
Verify
Reason and Spirit
The Edge of Doubt
Two Ways of Learning
The Goal of Returning
Values
Riding the Tide
The Apricot Moon INSECTS AWAKEN
Exercise 3
The
The Local Land
Words in the
The Pattern
No Separation
Sacred Mountains
Pilgrimage
Greater Than Shame
What Do You Leave?
The Inner Landscape
The Outer Landscape
Where Do the Birds Fly?
Sage of the Flood
Awaken
Constant
SPRING EQUINOX Exercise 4
Eternal Spring
Clearing the Field
The Water Buffalo
Guanyin
Compassion
The Worn Broom
The Temple
The
Energy and Intention
Confronting Limitations
55
Destiny
Nothing Is Static
Meditation Is Movement
Change the Feedback
We Are All Children
The Peach Moon
Clear Bright Festival CLEAR BRIGHT
Returning the Dead Home
Bring Belief with
Customs
Leaf Bird Song
Before and After 67 Worse Things
Inheriting Power
Filial Piety
Tears
Handwriting
The Servant
No Longer an Outsider
Villain and Poet?
Warrior Goddess
GRAIN RAINS Exercise 6
Be a Liberator
Grain 78 Heaven Earth and Hell
Sunrise
A Bowl of Rice
The Rice Paddle
Both Hands
Mother Ancestor
Goddess of the
Not the Middle Kingdom 85 Under Heaven
The Earth
Inside Knows the Outside
Neither Lost nor Gained
Work and Strive
The Peach Blossom Spring
The Plum Moon SUMMER BEGINS
Exercise 7
Disarm
Let Go of Fear
Push Pull Open
Form Equals Emptiness
The Householder
What We Carry
How Dull Hell
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Sakyamuni Buddha
Plowing to Bliss
There Is a
Body and Spirit
Culture
Fragility
Caring for Children
The Eight Immortals 104 Yellow Millet Dream
Warrior Retire
GRAIN FILLS Exercise 8
One by One 107 One Meditation
Moving Exercise
Teaching Fear
Whats Repeated
Renounce Sageliness
Clouds
Small Fasts
Addictions
Recovery from Illness
The Vine
Best Practice
Elite
Innovate
Discern the Fundamental
The Pomegranate Moon EARS OF GRAIN
Exercise 9
Exercise 5
The God of Longevity 121 Long Life
Gratitude
A Sincere Heart
Golden Serenity
Dragon Boat Festival
Spiritual Politics
Failure
Speak
Without Divining
Qu Yuans Fisherman
Confuciuss Fisherman
Questioning Heaven
A Poems Power
Ancient Cities
All Within the Four Seas 135 Approaching the Zenith
SUMMER SOLSTICE
Exercise 10
Perseverance to Mastery
Do Nothing Do Everything
The Charm of Loss
Intensity
The Straight Hook 142 Five Bushels of Rice
Escaping the
Zhuangzis Cook
No Butcher
The Woodcutter
Loving Flowers
Regal Wealth
Refuse the Gods
Reject False Filial Piety
Spirituality Now 159 Grasp a Sword
The Blade Leads the Breath
Sinking
Early Tools
God of Carpenters
Am the Dragon
On
Honor of Ownership
GREATHEAT Exercise 12
The Garden
The Garden Gate
Flags
Solitude
Rubble Stumps and Thicket
Trees Rock and Moss
Light
Horses 174 The Lotus
Carefree
Capturing a Dragon
Enjoyment
178
Earth Takes Back All Ruins 180 The Garden Path
The Orchid Moon AUTUMN BEGINS
Exercise 13
Acting Without Acting
Be a Sage Then Be Yourself
True Masters 184 The Gulls
The Grove
The Great Person
Double Seven Festival
Sacred Love
Two Butterflies
The Sound of Waves
Needing a Body
Banyan Roots
White Snake
The Heart Has No Bounds
Foreign
Ghost Festival
Feeding Ghosts
LIMIT OF HEAT Exercise 14
Liquid Sunshine
Dream
Queen Mother of the West
The Traveler Returns Home
The Canal
The Old Trees
The Waterfall Pool
Tearing Down the Wall
The Typhoon
The Vantage Point
Seeing the Beginning
The Beach
The Fish Skeleton
Sea and Shore
Sleeping Face
Crying for Dead Children
The Osthmanthus Moon WHITE
Exercise 15
Tears 212 The Bell
Daily Resolve
The Circles Center
Beside the Highway
The Wheelbarrow
Black and White
Growing
Going to Fusang
Mountain Offering
Sunset
The BlackHaired People
The Swinging Footbridge
Transcendent Drunkenness
Moon Tao AUTUMN EQUINOX
Exercise 16
Monkey King
Taming the Monkey
Wisher of Warmth
Flowing Backward
The SpringFed Barrel 230 Autumn Winds
The Wine Bowl
Old Man in the Courtyard
Immortal Shepherd
Imagination 235 The Window
Outside the Gates
Holding Up One Corner
Get Back
The Wisdom of Silence
Gods Who Come to Earth
The Chrysanthemum Moon COLD
Exercise 17
The Moon Is Like a
Morning Song
Resonance
Reverberation
Every Part of the Pattern 246 The Storm
For the Pilgrims
Chrysanthemums Double Nine Festival
From the Terrace
Once Worshipped
Gone but Still Here
Counting Outward
What Do We Have to Give?
Why Do We Rescue?
One Religion from Many
FROST DESCENDS Exercise 18
Our
The Containers
All Parts Make the Whole
Awakening Compassion
Lady at the Waters Edge
Skepticism
Ink Drop
What Is
One Stroke After Another
The Artist and Audience
The Old Artist 267 I Cant Draw
What Is Meant to
A Mind Used Correctly
A Cold
The Excellent Moon
Exercise 19
Burning Paper Offerings
Gods Once Human
Living Forever
Devotion and Naivete
Bodhidharma
Eyes That Never Close
All the Teachers
Explaining Meaning
What Can You Keep?
Living with Mystery 280 Aging Is
Choices
Without Knowing the Whole
Going Back to Go Forward
Constant Mixing 285 Be Water
Exercise 20
We Make Our World 287 Whats Possible?
What Meditation Cant Do 289 Five Hundred Luohans
Bringing Others Along
Pure Simplicity
The Scribes Lament
Burning
Hold It Close
Keep Moving
Cutting Rocks
Fixing True North
Lifelong Creation
Pruning
Think Small Think
The Winter Moon
Exercise 21
Sitting Alone
Why Are We Spiritual?
The Spiritual Impulse
The Ongoing Dream
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Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including 365 Tao, The Living I Ching, Chronicles of Tao, Everyday Tao, and Scholar Warrior. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives in San Francisco.

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