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A biographical narrative that traces the life of the Chinese mystic Saihung Kwan. The story follows Kwan's training in martial arts, qigong, herbalism, and other traditional Chinese practices, from the time he was a boy living in Taoist monasteries in the 1920s through the horrors of Japan's invasion of China in the 1930s. Throughout the story, Taoist teachings are interwoven with fantastic stories set among exotic locales. This is a book that has been beloved for years by those interested in Eastern medicine, and performer Ronin Wong's deep voice makes for a satisfying listen.

Publisher's Summary

Portrays the life of the Chinese mystic, Saihung Kwan, and depicts his pursuit of the spiritual goals of the religion of Taoism. Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including 365 Tao, Everyday Tao, Scholar Warrior, and Chronicles of Tao.

His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He studied qigong, philosophy, meditation, and internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years, and studied with two other masters before that. He is an award-winning graphic designer and fine artist whose work is in several collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum.

©1983 Deng Ming-Dao (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great book. What initially interested me in reading this was statements by author and my interest in both Daoism and Chinese martial arts. The story follows the life of a young boy who eventually becomes a monk at HuaShan on his journey towards enlightenment. It is both informative and entertaining. At times it reads like a childrens fairytale. I'm glad I purchased it. A must for anyone who practices Chinese Martial Arts... especially the Daoist practices like Tai Chi.

What did you like best about this story?

Great story.

Which character – as performed by Ronin Wong – was your favorite?

The reader did a great job with all the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to it at half speed. I believe it took me about 3 days during work hours. Back forth between this and other audio books.

Any additional comments?

I will purchase more by this author.

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my favorite and inspiration

I found this to be beautiful meaningful and insightful it brought me much inspiration and Hope.

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loved it!

Great story. Plenty of meditation and philosophy. Great entertainment and excites a deeper interest in eastern spirituality.

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New insights after every listen

This book reminds you that we can all live a wondrous life and that the internal work is as important as the external. Amazing. Enjoy.

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  • JC
  • Johnson City, Tennessee United States
  • 09-12-15

Very Enjoyable!

I do not usually read fiction and spend most of my time reading spiritual and philosophical texts. I found this book to contain both and enjoyed this book very much.

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inspiration

hopefully you have found your teacher. if you have, journey on. begin your practice, journey on

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  • s
  • 11-28-15

Amazing!!!!

Great story , lots of insights into Taoism , loved everything about it, ignited the flames of my own practise

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  • julius
  • 03-06-18

Great storytelling lets you to get a taste of Tao.

Short but revealing story about the Taoist monk placed at the beginning of 20 century China. Childhood to becoming a Taoist monk, the story mesmerises your imagination by that magical world. Totally worth listening/reading.

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  • joachim
  • 06-07-17

very good,

very inspiring learned a great deal of spiritual development even though trouble you can reach the peace in you

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  • Mr. Lee Rollason
  • 10-13-16

Looking forward to hearing parts two and three!

Amazing biographic telling and beautifully read, easy to listen to and inspirational. I'm immensely looking forward to hearing parts two and three of Kwan Saihung's life story; I only hope that they release them. Also, keep an eye out for Deng Ming-Dao's other titles; Scholar Warrior and 365 Tao.

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  • FreddyMJ
  • 08-12-16

Wonderful

What did you like most about The Wandering Taoist?

I really loved following this wonderful journey. I mainly listen to books on mindfulness, philosophy, religion and science. This story (and its much more than that) was easy to listen to and fun at the same time. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-18

Fascinating

Fantastic telling of a Master's biography with great insights into life in Daoist monasteries. For those interested in Kung Fu, Daoism, or asceticism.