The Manual of Bean Curd Boxing: Tai Chi and the Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone

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This is a Manual for 21st Century Living. Redefining the lessons of Taoism and the practical exercises of Tai Chi, this book describes how to use the most practical points from these ancient disciplines to enable us to reach out and grasp life with more energy, with more passion and with more wisdom. Instead of acquiring yet more tools, throw them away and learn the Art of Leaving Things Undone. More

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About Paul Read

Writer and teacher of Tai Chi and many things (not quite 10.000) based in the Granada area of Spain. Born in London, England but raised as a Wanderer and Ponderer of the Way. Now I am perpetually and linguistically lost, but recovering a little clarity through the use of good technology, soft philosophy and many glasses of gazpacho during the humid summer months.

As Teapotmonk (Tai Chi identity) I can be found at the blog listing below.
As Gazpachomonk (Spanish identity) at the website listed below.


The Manual Of Bean Curd Boxing: Tai Chi and the Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone
Are you looking for fresh ideas on how to live life more efficiency and according to a different rhythm? Are you looking to slow down, observe the passing of time and the flight of a carpenter bee? Are you looking for an art to learn in the 21st Century that is relevant in a rapidly changing digitally world? Watch as the mOnk plays with ideas of wisdom, past and present.

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Review by: Rick Raab-Faber on March 23, 2011 :
I dig the hell out of this book. This is probably one of the most entertaining and accessible books you could ask for on a subject that, in other hands, becomes just plain goofy in its earnestness... Ummmm.
Yeah, I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: vistoporfuera on Nov. 01, 2010 :
An entertaining and refreshing book – laced with more than a hint of irreverent Taoist humour – that somehow manages to take in its stride the dichotomies of inserting ancient Chinese philosophies into our modern digital age without stumbling.

(The experience is enhanced by the author's evocative and whimsical illustrations available as a separate download from the author's website.)

Ideal for Tai Chi students but a good read for anyone who just needs to take life a bit more slowly and a little less seriously.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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