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Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity
Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity (December 2015)
From the Latter Han Dynasty (25-220) to the Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

An overview of Daoist texts on passive meditation from the Latter Han through Tang periods.

Stephen Eskildsen offers an overview of Daoist religious texts from the Latter Han (25–220) through Tang (618–907) periods, exploring passive meditation methods and their anticipated effects. These methods entailed observing the processes that unfold spontaneously within mind and body, rather than actively manipulating them by...(Read More)
 
 
The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters
The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters (June 2004)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

Explores the religion developed by the Quanzhen Taoists, who sought to cultivate the mind not only through seated meditation, but also throughout the daily activities of life.

Stephen Eskildsen's book offers an in-depth study of the beliefs and practices of the Quanzhen (Complete Realization) School of Taoism, the predominant school of monastic Taoism in China. The Quanzhen School was founded in the latter half of the...(Read More)
 
 
Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion
Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion (October 1998)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

Using a wide variety of original sources, this book examines how and why early Taoists carried out such ascetic practices as fasting, celibacy, sleep deprivation, and wilderness seclusion.

Using a wide variety of original sources, this book brings to light how and why asceticism was carried out by Taoists during the first six centuries of the common era. It examines the practice of fasting, celibacy, self-imposed povert...(Read More)
 
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