Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation

A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Meditation

by Tom Bisio

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Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation

A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Meditation

by Tom Bisio

Published Jul 31, 2013
444 Pages
Genre: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation



 

Book Details

Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation
A Complete and Comprehensive Guide to Daoist Meditation


At its heart, Daoist meditation is a simple and practical method of establishing unity between our internal environment and the external world so that we can engage with life in a clear and present way.

In Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation, author
Tom Bisio introduces the reader to the poetry and pragmatism of Daoist meditation and the practice of Internal Alchemy. The first half this unique book consists of nine progressive lessons that guide the reader step by step through the practice of Daoist meditation, ending with an introduction to Daoist Internal Alchemy.

The nine lessons teach the reader how to observe and transform their own internal landscape, in order to rejuvenate and replenish the body's innate energies, thereby promoting health and nourishing life and spirit. The lessons can be practiced in sequence or individually, providing the reader with a veritable toolbox of meditative practices that can be used flexibly to address different situations and circumstances. Each lesson contains both practice exercises and discussions of relevant topics to flesh out the reasoning behind the various methods of meditation and help the reader more deeply understand the principles and theories that underlie the practice.

Beyond the nine lessons, additional chapters introduce advanced practices like the Greater Heavenly Orbit Meditation and other traditional Daoist methods of promoting health and longevity. This is followed by an unique discussion of Daoist symbolism and imagery and its relationship to meditation and internal alchemy. Daoist symbols and images act as a kind of code that, when decoded and understood, aid the meditator, giving him or her an alternative and imagery-rich language which bypasses habitual mental constructs and perceptual habits, facilitating the perception of subtle movements and changes within the body.

Decoding the Dao: Nine Lessons in Daoist Meditation "cracks the code," enabling the reader to fully engage with this ancient and powerful tradition of transformation and transcendence.

 

About the Author

Tom Bisio

Tom Bisio is known internationally as a martial artist and practitioner of Chinese medicine. He has studied Chinese medicine and martial arts extensively in mainland China. Tom is the author of several books on Ba Gua Zhang, Nei Gong, Daoist Meditation and Chinese medicine. He is the founder of New York Internal Arts and Internal Arts International (internalartsinternational.com) and founder of Practical Chinese Medicine (internalartsinternational.com/practical-chinese-medicine).

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