The Book of Tea is much more than a book about tea. It's a celebration of the arts and culture of Japan, and a portrait of tea ceremony, the "Way of Tea", as the pinnacle of Japanese spirituality and artistic life. Written in 1906 by Kakuzo Okakura, curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a noted scholar and art critic, this modern classic traces the history of tea from its early medicinal uses in China, through the development of Chinese tea culture, and finally to the role of tea in Japanese Zen, culture, and politics.
"A moving narration of The Book of Tea"
Ken Cohen, one of the West's leading authorities on the Tao, leads you into the flow of zuowang, a meditation for releasing your thoughts into the universal flow of qi, entering its stream, and experiencing the unexpected fullness of "effortless emptiness".
"Great daily ritual"
For over 2,000 years, qigong has been a cornerstone of traditional Chinese healing. While generally unrecognized by Western medical science, this noninvasive, preventative healing system is viewed by millions of Chinese as a way of mastering the energy that permeates all of nature and humanity - the qi - that is literally the breath of life. This audio program is a complete study course that teaches how to bring this natural system for mind/body healing into your life.
This classic story of a New York lawyer and his oddly rebellious clerk is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1853. Herman Melville brings us into a small Wall Street law office and introduces us to the lawyer and his quirky staff, the quirkiest of whom is poor, quiet Bartleby, whose increasing refusals to participate in office procedures lead to increasingly bewildering and tragic consequences.
"Beautiful narration of this classic tale"
Over 2,000 years ago, the great sage Lao-Tzu was disillusioned that others were unwilling to learn his path to natural goodness and harmony with nature. Today, his Tao Te Ching is one of China's most enduring sacred texts. This introduction to the Tao reveals Lao-Tzu's vast spiritual legacy, including Taoism's mystical roots in China's ancient shamanistic tradition...
"The complete guide to taoism"
Controlling the energy flow is one key to good health. In Qigong Meditations, master instructor Ken Cohen presents three authentic qigong exercises in specific detail and teaches correct posture, awareness control, and cleansing the organs inside the body, with special attention given to proper breathing methods.
"listen every morning"
How we breathe has a profound impact on our overall health and awareness. In this guided session, qigong expert Ken Cohen teaches you the Taoist three-stage method to use every breath you take to enter a state of calm, stimulate your body's vital organs and boost your energy throughout the day.
The secret to better health is something you are doing right now: breathing. But are you breathing effectively? Centuries ago, the qigong masters of China discovered that how we breathe has a profound impact on our overall health and awareness. On Breathing: A Beginner's Guide to Increase Health and Vitality, qigong expert Ken Cohen teaches listeners to instantly breathe energy and healing qi (life force) into the body every minute of the day.
A remarkable and highly distilled assemblage of not-obvious yet powerful advice on career, money, relationships, emotional health, physical health, education, and life's biggest question, How to Do Life distills countless books and Google searches, plus the experience of what has worked best for the 3,900 career and life-coaching clients Dr. Nemko has worked with over the past quarter century.
What if you could distill the great teachings of the world's indigenous cultures into seven principles that would bring inner peace and fulfillment to your life? Traditional healer Ken Cohen spent 35 years studying, practicing, and training with elder healers from the Native American, African, Siberian, Aboriginal, and Chinese indigenous traditions. Now, he shares the common threads that tie these paths together on Native Wisdom: Seven Keys to Health & Happiness.
A collection of Taoist visualizations seldom taught outside China. This ancient system uses traditional Taoist imagery to build self-awareness, unity of mind and body, and - ultimately - enlightenment. While healing with imagery is relatively new to the West, its use in China dates back to Taoist texts from the third century B.C.E. These healing techniques induce an "alpha-theta" state, where the unconscious comes to consciousness, and the mind reaches a blissful clarity.
The Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Shoguns is a concise historical overview of the evolution of cha-no-yu - that uniquely Japanese ritual, the tea ceremony - and how it was used in Japan by the shoguns and other political powers between the 12th and 20th centuries to validate position and consolidate power. The contributions of leading tea masters of the past are summarized. A description of a typical tea ceremony is provided, together with a discussion of the appropriate environment and utensils.
"Lovely short listen."
Feng Shui - the Chinese art that uses geography, design, and beauty to promote success, happiness, and health - is quickly becoming a custom in homes and businesses. The Beginner's Guide to Feng Shui teaches you the simplest and most powerful form of this ancient tradition: xing shi, the school best known throughout China.
"impractical for beginners"