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Title:
The Tao of contemplation : re-sourcing the inner life
Author:
Cori, Jasmin Lee.
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Publication Information:
York Beach, Me. : Samuel Weiser, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxi, 134 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781578631315
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Book

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Aiming to help the reader to create a comtemplative lifestyle combined with the naturalness and joy of the Taoist way, this text discuses the need to create empty space in life,


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
A Note on Languagep. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Chapter 1. The Inner Lifep. 1
Two Journeysp. 2
The Route Homep. 5
The Fruits of the Contemplative Lifep. 6
Chapter 2. Contemplation--The Natural Wayp. 9
A Taoist Twistp. 9
The Natural Wayp. 11
Feeling Our Way Alongp. 12
True to the Essencep. 14
Chapter 3. Clearing the Spacep. 17
Creating Open Spacep. 17
Letting Go of Structurep. 19
Taking Time for Renewalp. 20
Honoring the Empty Spacesp. 22
Chapter 4. Return to Simplicityp. 25
Simple Pleasuresp. 25
The Simplicity of Beingp. 26
Voluntary Simplicityp. 27
Holy and Unholy Povertyp. 29
A Misunderstanding of Abundancep. 31
Chapter 5. The Middle Wayp. 34
The Capacity for Restraintp. 37
Exploration: Gluttonyp. 37
Exploration: Practicing Restraintp. 39
Renunciation Without Painp. 40
The Gifts of Detachmentp. 42
The Capacity for Enjoymentp. 43
The Tao's Middle Wayp. 44
Chapter 6. Sometimes Two, Sometimes Onep. 47
The Path of Solitudep. 48
Exploration: What It Means to Be Alonep. 49
The Path of Conscious Relationshipp. 50
The Urge to Mergep. 51
Sometimes Two, Sometimes Onep. 53
Chapter 7. Dropping into Silencep. 55
Stepping Out of Mind-Spinp. 55
Meditation and Contemplative Prayerp. 57
Silence in Nature and in Our Livesp. 59
Exploration: Sensing in Naturep. 59
Exploration: Drenched in Silencep. 60
Silence as Giftp. 62
Chapter 8. Perfect Receptivityp. 63
To Wait in Silencep. 63
Empty Handsp. 65
Exploration: Waiting with Empty Handsp. 65
Yin Mindp. 66
Contemplative Reading and Writingp. 67
Contemplative Livingp. 68
Chapter 9. Open Presencep. 70
Barriers to Opennessp. 71
Exploration: Who is the Enemy?p. 72
Open Presencep. 73
Living with an Open Heartp. 75
Exploration: Open Presencep. 75
Exploration: Exploring Your Fearsp. 78
Chapter 10. Healing into the Present Momentp. 80
The Case for Transformationp. 80
Following Your Experiencep. 82
Exploration: Staying with Your Experiencep. 86
Now and Zenp. 87
Chapter 11. Letting Gop. 89
Letting Go of Controlp. 90
Exploration: What Might Happen?p. 91
Freefallp. 91
Exploration: The Currentp. 94
Moving with the Taop. 94
Chapter 12. Self Dissolvesp. 97
What Is the Self?p. 97
Exploration: Beneath the Surfacep. 99
Recognizing the Lightp. 99
The Experience of No-Selfp. 102
Resting in Emptinessp. 102
Chapter 13. The Way of Lovep. 105
The Lovers of Godp. 105
Remembrancep. 108
Loving God's Many Facesp. 110
Praise and Thanksgivingp. 112
Exploration: Thanksgiving Ritualp. 113
Love in Actionp. 114
Chapter 14. Riches of the Nightp. 117
Mystical Unionp. 118
On the Way to the Belovedp. 121
Bibliographyp. 125
Suggested Reading Listp. 127
Indexp. 129
About the Authorp. 135