The Parent's Tao Te Ching

Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
Author: William Martin
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786752076
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 160
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William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.

The Activist's Tao Te Ching

Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution
Author: William Martin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683931
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
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Change and anger are in the air. “We are the 99%,” “black lives matter,” and “love is love” have become part of the lexicon. Previously unquestioned institutions (police, military, the NSA) are under scrutiny. Heat waves, floods, and earthquakes seem to be increasing. Could there be a silver lining? William Martin turns to the Tao Te Ching and finds that while Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. Martin elucidates these revolutionary messages condemning power seeking and greed. He emphasizes that humans have a “Te” that can help them heal the planet; shows how Taoism’s “simplicity” can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force; and reassures us that “When injustice is the rule, justice lies in wait.” Provocative and stirring, Martin’s Tao flows within and through those who ride the waves of anger and frustration, “and gently guides [them] to true freedom.”

The Sage's Tao Te Ching, Tenth Anniversary Edition

Ancient Advice for the Second Half of Life
Author: William Martin
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191283
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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The tenth anniversary edition of William Martin’s free-verse interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, written expressly for those coming into the fullness of their wisdom Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, one of the world’s most widely read books of wisdom, reminds its readers that the sage has been venerated in China for thousands of years. In this free-verse interpretation of the Tao, William Martin subtly and powerfully captures the complex emotions connected with growing older. He encourages today’s sages to recognize their inestimable worth in a youth-centric world that often goes astray: “Will I be able to harvest my life in compassion and love for the world? Will I find in my own heart the wisdom for which I long? This question trumps all others for me. I suspect it is the same for you.”

The Couple's Tao Te Ching

Ancient Advice for Modern Lovers
Author: William Martin
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738218448
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
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Following the successful debut of the Parent's Tao Te Ching--which Hugh Prather praised as "pure gold"--William Martin now reinterprets the Tao for couples. "The love relationship between two people can be the most rewarding and enlightening adventure possible," Martin writes, and he imparts the Tao's spirited, sage advice for everyone on that adventure. "Not since The Tao of Pooh has Taoist wisdom transmogrified into something so practical, gentle, and good."--from the foreword by Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Zen Parenting

The Art of Learning What You Already Know
Author: Judith Costello,Jurgen Haver
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589040175
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 144
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A compilation of anecdotes furnishes helpful insights into grasping and applying Zen concepts to parenthood, helping parents connect with their children and appreciate the good and bad of parenthood. Original.

The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching

Compassionate Caring for Your Loved Ones and Yourself
Author: William Martin,Nancy Martin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577318889
Category: Medical
Page: 131
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Those who care for the ailing, whether helping someone recover, grapple with a long-term disability, or face a terminal illness, often feel alone, overwhelmed, exhausted. William and Nancy Martin have worked as counselors, hospice trainers, and Zen guides — and as caregivers themselves. With empathy and insight, they offer readers solace drawn from the eternal wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. Like the original Chinese text, this book contains eighty-one chapters. Each chapter includes a poem for caregivers, evocative of the verses of the Tao Te Ching, followed by a reflection that presents practical guidance for navigating the emotional and physical hardships of caregiving. The resulting resource gently awakens readers to the grace, growth, and even joy possible at each step along their path.

The Tao of Parenting

The Ageless Wisdom of Taoism and the Art of Raising Children
Author: Greta K. Nagel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666803
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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Applying the ancient yet timeless 81 principles of Taoism to parenting, The Tao Of Parenting features instructive anecdotes from four families to demonstrate how Taoist teachings help parents raise good, healthy children. The stories are just as diverse as the families who tell them (a blended family featuring children from separate marriages, a couple with different cultural and ethical backgrounds, a single parent of twin boys, and a couple with different parenting techniques learning to compromise).Some of the Taoist principles used by these families include: *Do Not Think of Self. Shows the rewards parents receive by making their children their number one priority. *The material is fleeting, the spiritual is everlasting. Demonstrates the rewards of caring for those in need. *Do Not Be Authoritarian. Shows how to foster self-reliance and responsibility in children while supporting their efforts, rather than controlling their every move. *Follow the middle road; it is the heart of knowing. Offers the benefits of parents being neither too permissive or too strict, but rather adjusting the rules for each child and each circumstance. There are many more valuable lessons in this special book which can be used by parents of all faiths to help guide their lives and those of their children.

The Tao of Parenting

The Path to Peaceful Parenting
Author: Dr Lisa M Smith
Publisher: Sealofters Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982132388
Page: 212
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This book views parenting through the scope of the sacred text, "The Tao te Ching." Each of the 81 verses is interpreted for parenting consciously and living in balance. The verses are broken down to support parents in parenting peacefully. Written from a mother's perspective coupled with spiritual truths and developmentally-sound concepts, this book outlines simple, peaceful and easily-implemented ways to parent on purpose.

The Tao of Motherhood

Author: Vimala McClure
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608680134
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 147
View: 1953

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The author, a mother and teacher of meditation and yoga, was inspired to meditate with each of the teachings of the Tao te ching to capture its wisdom in words specifically directed to mothers.

God As Nature Sees God

Author: John R. Mabry
Publisher: Apocryphile Press
ISBN: 9780974762302
Category: Religion
Page: 196
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"A welcome contribution to the important field of deep ecumenism..."--from the Foreword by Matthew Fox.

Voyage to the Sun

A Children's Version of the Tao Te Ching
Author: Ruth Oskolkoff
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781512244397
Page: 48
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A Children's version of the classic Tao te Ching with text that is accessible to the young. The pages contain the ideas present in the original Tao but simplified for children. An additional storyline has been added about an elder's visit to a family with two children. Whimsical illustrations by Joan Hunter Iovino. Buy this for the children in your life. This book will teach them about kindness, our shared humanity, recognizing natural patterns, to look for the subtle and the nuanced, and to be bold and learn to think for themselves. It encourages them to put aside hate and take steps to be a positive influence in the world. Parents are finding their children just love this book. The small ones love the easy words and whimsical bright illustrations. A reviewer wrote "from the first page, my 8 year old daughter was pulled in to the story and the lessons about life, magic, friendship, and contentment." It makes a wonderful gift for all the growing ones in your life. For all elementary and middle school grades.

Deliberate Motherhood

12 Key Powers of Peace, Purpose, Order & Joy
Author: Power of Moms
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 1938301919
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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The outstanding authors of Deliberate Motherhood have let the trials and hardships of motherhood mold them into better people. Whether the change includes learning patience when the two-year-old “paints” your walls with the black permanent marker or forgiving a teenager who screams “I hate you,” or loving more when that naughty child doesn’t really deserve it, it’s a change that refines us—or as the dictionary describes it, “removes impurities, makes something more effective or become more elegant.” That is powerful! You may think that everything has been said about motherhood, but the delightful thing about Deliberate Motherhood is that every mother/author is one-of-a-kind. They each come from different backgrounds, have different parents, are married (or not) to different people, and certainly have “different” children. Each of the 12 “Powers” provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don’t need to do it all at once. You can focus on one “power” a month, and over the course of a year, you’ll see great changes in yourself and in your family. The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee!

Zen and the Path of Mindful Parenting

Meditations on Raising Children
Author: Clea Danaan
Publisher: Leaping Hare Press
ISBN: 9781782401544
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
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We all strive so hard to be perfect parents, we do whatever it takes to assure our children's happiness and safety and that they will grow up to be their best selves. Unfortunately our striving is making us crazy. How can we raise happy, healthy children while staying happy and healthy ourselves? This book is not intended as another manual, the last thing you need is another expert telling you the 'right' way to do it. Clea Danaan shows how, by using the practices and techniques of mindfulness, you can achieve a calmer and clearer approach to parenting, which will help you to raise more balanced and healthy kids.

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

Author: Jill Rigby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141655842X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 268
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Challenging popular beliefs about self-esteem parenting, a guide for parents recommends an alternative approach that encourages respect for the self and others, in a reference that explains how to foster such values in children as thankfulness and unselfishness. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Tao of Forgiveness

The Healing Power of Forgiving Others and Yourself
Author: William Martin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187638
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Bestselling Taoist author William Martin brings the power of the Tao to the essential practice of forgiveness, creating a unique path from guilt, blame, and shame to peace of mind and freedom. How do we forgive when forgiveness seems impossible? William Martin, author of the bestselling The Parent's Tao Te Ching, provides practical and time honored answers. He weaves excerpts from the ancient sacred Taoist scriptures together with insightful teaching stories, bringing the practice of forgiveness to readers of all spiritual backgrounds. Each chapter contains two parts-a journey toward forgiveness and a practical exercise in forgiving-and also includes personal anecdotes, poems, and simple exercises. With the devastating personal and societal damage caused by resentment, anger, guilt, and shame in mind, Martin patiently and compassionately helps readers overcome the ills of "holding on" with the openness of the Tao. In this accessible work, he illustrates how forgiveness is freedom and that the pathway to overcoming anger is also the way to spiritual liberation.

The Tao of Daddying

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Fathers
Author: Gregory Sporleder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692114780
Page: 98
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All Daddy's wonder, "How can I have a deeper relationship with my Kid"? Writer Gregory Sporleder's years spent as a Stay At Home Daddy, and his love of the Tao inspired him to translate the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching with modern Daddying in mind. Harmonizing with the Tao brings our Daddying to life. "True mastery is attainable. Stop interfering and allow the Tao." Lao Tzu Gregory's hope is that all Daddies, regardless of where they are on their journey as Fathers, can find a deeper, stronger, more vibrant connection to their Kid, Mother Nature, and the Universal Force known as the Tao.

Fun without Dick and Jane

A Guide to Your Delightfully Empty Nest
Author: Christie Mellor
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145211627X
Category: Humor
Page: 176
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From Christie Mellor, the best-selling author of The Three-Martini Playdate, comes this hilarious (and helpful) guide to recovering from getting those little angels into college and out of the house. Filled with unapologetically funny yet entirely sympathetic advice, Mellor answers important questions (Is $200 an hour too much to spend for exam tutoring? Is moving to an apartment near campus ever an option?) and offers wise counsel on saying good-bye, getting kids to stay in touch (without begging), and coping when they come home to roost (which they will—for holidays, summer break, and possibly for years after graduation). Best of all, she inspires empty nesters to embrace their newfound freedom and enjoy their lives to the full.

Healing Mantras

Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing
Author: Thom Ashley-Farrand
Publisher: Wellspring/Ballantine
ISBN: 9780307556615
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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"Sound is more than simply a medium of artistic expression. Sound has practical and powerful applications in the real world." Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention--specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth. Healing Mantras is the practical, how-to guide that makes the strengths and benefits of mantras available to everyone. The transformative power of sound has been passed down to the present from the sages of India, the classical scientists of ancient Greece, and the medieval monks of Europe. Mantras, sounds, and chants have inspired, comforted, and mended the lives of individuals, religious orders, and even entire cultures. Even though the science and discipline of chanting and formal prayer are practiced in every religion around the world, this is the first time that ancient Sanskrit mantras have been explained and adapted to Western needs. One of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand has practiced mantra-based spiritual disciplines for twenty-five years. In this illuminating book, he explains how and why mantras work and shows how to use them for everything from controlling habits to overcoming fear, from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace. In each of the more than fifty mantras, all translated from the original Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application, and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow phonetic symbols. Inside, you'll find mantras for - Health - Worldly Success - Habit Control - Protection - Grief - Anger - Controlling Fear - Personal Attraction - Wisdom - Concentration and Mental Clarity - Healing Life Issues - and more! These mantras can be repeated aloud or in silence and can be used by people of any religion or spiritual practice, "as you wash dishes, as you drive on the freeway, as you meditate, or as you cook." Sound can help and sound can heal, and Healing Mantras now makes this sound medicine available to everyone. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Buddhahood Without Meditation

Author: B. Alan Wallace,Dudjom Lingpa,Sera Khandro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614293465
Category: Religion
Page: 344
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Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904) was one of the foremost tantric masters of his time. Buddhahood without Meditation is his most widely taught visionary text. In a series of fourteen visionary encounters with wisdom beings and historical figures in the Great Perfection lineage, Du¨djom Lingpa's transcendent teachers emphasize the view of cutting through to the original purity of pristine awareness. This view is developed via four themes: nonexistence, oneness, uniform pervasiveness, and spontaneous actualization, which are known as the four special samayas, or pledges, of the Great Perfection. At each stage of his spiritual progress, Dudjom Lingpa's doubts are dispelled and his realizations enhanced by pithy advice. Also included here are two complementary works by Dudjom Lingpa's charismatic female disciple, Sera Khandro, who is accomplished and well loved in her own right. Her short composition Fine Path to Liberation establishes the necessary motivation and conduct for receiving teachings such as Buddhahood Without Meditation. This sublime Dharma is to be seen in the context of the five perfections of the sambhogakaya: the teacher, place, time, disciples, and Dharma are fully perfected and must not be reified as ordinary. Sera Khandro's Garland for the Delight of the Fortunate fills in the gaps of Buddhahood Without Meditation, explaining the metaphors, and spelling out the implications of the root text's highly condensed verses. This extensive commentary is liberally supported with quotations from seminal sutras, tantras, and commentaries. Unless one has already reached a very high level of realization, this commentary is an essential key for unlocking the profound wisdom contained in Buddhahood Without Meditation.