Yin Mountain: The Immortal Poetry of Three Daoist Women

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Freshly translated poems reveal the complexity, self-realization, and spiritual freedom of three classical Daoist women poets. Yin Mountain presents a fascinating window onto the lives of three Tang Dynasty Daoist women poets. Li Ye (c. 734–784), Xue Tao (c. 768–832), and Yu Xuanji (843–868) lived and wrote during the period when Chinese poetry reached its greatest height. Yet while the names of the male poets of this era, such as Tu Fu, Li Bo, and Wang Wei, are all easily recognized, the names of its accomplished women poets are hardly known at all.

What Is Yin Mountain Daoist Immortal Poetry? Levitt & Rebecca Nie

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

The Valley Spirit never dies.
It is called the Mysterious Female.
The gateway of this Mysterious Female
is the source of heaven and earth.

~ Dao De Jing

Tao Te Ching: What is Hidden Yet Shines In Every Corner? Jonathan Star

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

“… So deep, so pure, so still …” ~ Lao Tzu

Alan Watts Talking Zen: What Are The Taoist Ways & Its 3 Keys?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

” … The philosophy of Tao sees humanity as a part of nature rather than dominating it  …” ~ Alan Watts

Talking Zen

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Enter the mind of Alan Watts on Zen, Taoism, psychedelics, and comparative philosophy

Alan Watts’s lifetime of lectures and essays range widely through psychology, art, religion, and politics, but so often come home to a Zen core. This collection of his teachings, drawn from forty years of public speaking and writing, presents his characteristic brilliance and inimitable humor as he explores the deep connections between Eastern and Western wisdom—and, most especially, the unique contributions that the Zen tradition has to offer us all. Using down-to-earth, accessible language, Watts elucidates the seemingly subtle and mysterious way of Zen with immediately familiar terms and profoundly transformative ideas. As breathtaking to his original audiences as to us today, these monumental teachings paved the way for the rise of Zen in the West.