The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons

Some of you recently commented on my photos of January’s full moon. Could it be that you are as fond of and as mesmerized by the moon as I am? If following and celebrating the moon with the help of a lunar calendar full of festivals, stories, meditations, and exercises and learning about Taoist wisdom sounds intriguing to you, then I highly recommend this new Harper One book, The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons which was just published on January 29, 2013.The Lunar Tao

The author of the book is no other than contemporary Taoist master, successful writer, and renowned fine artist, Deng Ming-Dao, who has previously published 8 other books, among them the hugely popular 365 Tao.  In The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons you will also find some of andelieya’s photographs as part of the illustrations.

Here are some useful links to more information about the book, such as sample pages and reviews:

If this sounds interesting to you, remember that the new lunar year starts on February 10th!


Related links for more moon adoration:

Harmonizing with the Tao

To be perfectly harmonized with
the Tao is like perfectly centered
clay on the potter’s wheel.


It can not be verbalized, but
you feel it when you
have achieved it.


Just like clay, we can
get off balance, but we can
always center ourselves again.


Clay can get fatigued. So
can we. Centering in a fatigued
state is impossible.


Strong, even clay without
air bubbles is the easiest
to center.


It takes courage and lots of
practice, and to accept
failures until we succeed.