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Cosmos and Community: The Ethical Dimension of Daoism By Livia Kohn
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A major new initiative in Daoist Studies, Cosmos and Community is the first English study of Daoist religious ethics. Based on original translations of primary sources, this is required reading for... More > anyone interested in Daoism, comparative ethics, or Chinese history. The book presents a thorough comparative analysis of various kinds of Daoist rules together with extensive translations of original sources from the third through seventeenth centuries.< Less
Meditation Works: In the Daoist, Buddhist, and Hindu Traditions By Livia Kohn
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Based on extensive cultural studies and long years of practice, Livia Kohn here creates a new typology of meditation based on six distinct ways of accessing the subconscious. In a special chapter on... More > each type, she outlines the physiology, world view, and traditional practice as well as its modern medical adaptations and organizational settings. Providing a thorough theoretical framework combined with a comprehensive, analytical overview and extensive practical applications, the book greatly advances our understanding of meditation.< Less
Supplement to Cosmos and Community By Livia Kohn
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This book supplements Cosmos & Community by providing additional translations of texts on Daoist rules in five groups: 1. Materials pertaining to the early communities of the Celestial... More > Masters. 2. Works addressed mainly to lay followers, linked with the major medieval schools. 3. Guidelines for medieval monastic organization and behavior. 4. Variant lists of rules in texts from the middle ages through the Ming. 5. Complete Perfection texts that specify modern monastic ways.< Less
Daoist Mystical Philosophy By Livia Kohn
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The Scripture of Western Ascension is a central text of medieval Daoist mysticsm. Written in the fifth cetnury, it closely resembles the Daodejing in structure and contents. It has played an... More > important role in Daoist religious thought.< Less
Chen Tuan: Discussions and Translations By Livia Kohn
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This book contains three essays and five translations on the Song Daoist saint and immortal Chen Tuan. It began with the author’s dissertation (Leben und Legende des Chen Tuan, 1981), which... More > focused on questions of legend development and the problem of what "immortality" meant as a religious ideal in the Song dynasty. Later she supplemented this work with materials on Chen Tuan as a physiognomist (1986; 1988) and by editing a volume for Taoist Resources (1989). The collection includes all these and some additional materials.< Less
Readings in Daoist Mysticism By Livia Kohn
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A handy reader for students and teachers of mysticism in theory and practice, this collects 140 pages of expanded conference presentations and re-edited articles together with 90 pages of easily... More > accessible translations of relevant primary sources. It is ideally suited for specific classes on Daoism and Chinese religions, comprehensive courses on Asian religions, and introductions to mysticism in comparative perspective. It can also be used for general information on the subject or to access relevant sources.< Less
Meditation Works: In the Daoist, Buddhist, and Hindu Traditions By Livia Kohn
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Based on extensive cultural studies and long years of practice, Livia Kohn here creates a new typology of meditation based on six distinct ways of accessing the subconscious. In a special chapter on... More > each type, she outlines the physiology, world view, and traditional practice as well as its modern medical adaptations and organizational settings. Providing a thorough theoretical framework combined with a comprehensive, analytical overview and extensive practical applications, the book greatly advances our understanding of meditation.< Less
Science and the Dao By Livia Kohn
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Science and the Dao presents a comprehensive examination of core Daoist facets from the point of view of modern science. Exploring its cosmology, physiology, psychology, cultivation, and visions of... More > immortality in the light of astrophysics, particle physics, paleoanthropology, behavioral kinesiology, cell biology, and more, the book enhances the credibility of traditional Daoist ideas and practices, thereby making them more accessible to modern people. At the same time, it offers additional perspectives to scientific understanding as well as new dimensions of practical application, offering a new and enhanced level of translation—of Daoism into Western science as well as of theory into practice—with beneficent effects for both. It is an absolute must for scholars, practitioners, and anyone interested in the interface of religion and science.< Less
Science and the Dao By Livia Kohn
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Science and the Dao presents a comprehensive examination of core Daoist facets from the point of view of modern science. Exploring its cosmology, physiology, psychology, cultivation, and visions of... More > immortality in the light of astrophysics, particle physics, paleoanthropology, behavioral kinesiology, cell biology, and more, the book enhances the credibility of traditional Daoist ideas and practices, thereby making them more accessible to modern people. At the same time, it offers additional perspectives to scientific understanding as well as new dimensions of practical application, offering a new and enhanced level of translation—of Daoism into Western science as well as of theory into practice—with beneficent effects for both. It is an absolute must for scholars, practitioners, and anyone interested in the interface of religion and science.< Less
Sitting in Oblivion: The Heart of Daoist Meditation By Livia Kohn
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Sitting in Oblivion outlines the history and intricacies of zuowang, an essential form of Daoist meditation. It divides into two parts. "Discussion" begins by placing the practice in the... More > larger context of the phenomenology of meditation and Chinese religious history. It then discusses early forms, Tang developments, the Buddhist impact, and its role today. "Translation" presents eight core texts,all with ample annotation. Drawing on decades of Daoist scholarship and meditation experience, this book is the culmination of Kohn's extensive, path-breaking work. It greatly enhances our understanding of the complex methods and concepts involved in attaining Dao.< Less