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Laughing At the Dao: Debates Among Buddhists and Daoists In Medieval China By Livia Kohn
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The Xiaodao lun (Laughing at the Dao) is an important document of the debates among Buddhists and Daoists in sixth-century China. Written by the Daoist renegade Zhen Luan in the year 570, the text... More > aims to expose inconsistencies in Daoist doctrine, cosmology, ritual, and religious practice. In a complete and fully annotated translation, Livia Kohn places the work within the context of the debates and exposes the political schemes behind the apparently religious disputes. The translation is framed by an introduction on the history of the debates as well as by two appendixes, on materials of earlier and later debates and on the Daoist sources cited in the Xiaodao lun. Richly informed and highly relevant to an understanding of medieval China, Kohn’s work enhances the study of medieval Buddhist and Daoist myth, rhetoric, and ideology.< Less
Laughing at the Dao: Debates among Buddhists and Daoists in Medieval China By Livia Kohn
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The Xiaodao lun (Laughing at the Dao) is an important document of the debates among Buddhists and Daoists in sixth-century China. Written by the Daoist renegade Zhen Luan in the year 570, the text... More > aims to expose inconsistencies in Daoist doctrine, cosmology, ritual, and religious practice. In a complete and fully annotated translation, Livia Kohn places the work within the context of the debates and exposes the political schemes behind the apparently religious disputes. The translation is framed by an introduction on the history of the debates as well as by two appendixes, on materials of earlier and later debates and on the Daoist sources cited in the Xiaodao lun. Richly informed and highly relevant to an understanding of medieval China, Kohn’s work enhances the study of medieval Buddhist and Daoist myth, rhetoric, and ideology.< 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
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
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
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
Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality By Livia Kohn
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Daoist Dietetics provides an introductory overview of the main characteristics, historical developments, and recipes of the Daoist diet. It begins with two analytical parts: on medicinal diets and on... More > they theory and history of Daoist nutrition. Beyond this, it presents translations of medieval documents on Daoist fasting and concludes with a selection of recipes that can be easily used in a Western kitchen. A pathbreaking venture, the book opens new insights into the longevity methods and religious technology of traditional China< Less
Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality By Livia Kohn
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Daoist Dietetics provides an introductory overview of the main characteristics, historical developments, and recipes of the Daoist diet. It begins with two analytical parts: on medicinal diets and on... More > they theory and history of Daoist nutrition. Beyond this, it presents translations of medieval documents on Daoist fasting and concludes with a selection of recipes that can be easily used in a Western kitchen. A pathbreaking venture, the book opens new insights into the longevity methods and religious technology of traditional China< Less
Cosmos and Community: The Ethical Dimension of Daoism By Livia Kohn
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Cosmos and Community is the first English study of Daoist religious ethics. Based on original translations of primary sources, it presents a thorough comparative analysis of various kinds of Daoist... More > rules, divided into four major kinds: prohibitions, admonitions, injunctions (concrete behavioral guidelines), and affirmations (positive personal prayers). They all serve to place the practitioner firmly into the overarching goodness of Dao. The book also presents extensive translations of original sources, ranging from the 3rd to 17th centuries. Further enhanced by a separate volume, Supplement to Cosmos and Community, the work is essential reading for anyone interested in Daoism, comparative ethics, or Chinese history.< 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

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