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Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism

Eva Wong


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PUBLISHED: 2nd March 2004
ISBN: 9781590301043
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The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual—and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality. Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings—Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.
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  • Paperback
    $35.67
PUBLISHED: 2nd March 2004
ISBN: 9781590301043
ANNOTATION:
The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual—and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality. Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings—Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.

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The teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual—and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality. Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings—Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.

Publisher Description

Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts that represent the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. The Inner teachings familiarise the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body, while the Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.

Author Biography

Eva Wong is the Chairperson and President of TopHuman, which was founded in Canada in 1995 and has expanded globally in the past 11 years. As the Principal Coach of TopHuman, Eva developed the "Ren Coaching Model" which is based on the eastern Philosophy of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Eva is the first Chinese-credentialed MCC coach, as well as a member of the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Currently, she is the President of China Coach Association (CCA). Eva graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Management and obtained a Masters of Counseling from Univer

Review

"Those interested in complex spiritual disciplines will rejoice in this volume."-- Library Journal

Product Details

Author
Eva Wong
Short Title
NOURISHING THE ESSENCE OF LIFE
Language
English
ISBN-10
1590301048
ISBN-13
9781590301043
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2004
Publication Date
2004-03-31
Subtitle
The Inner, Outer, and Secret Teachings of Taoism
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Residence
Evergreen, CO, US
Publisher
Shambhala
Pages
112