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Derek Lin: Tao of Happiness

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Our Host: Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, and The Last of the Four Musketeers: Allen Joe's Life and Friendship with Bruce Lee.www.svetlanakim.com. 

Our Guest:

Derek Lin is the award-winning author of The Tao of Daily Life, The Tao of Success, and The Tao of Joy Every Day. He was born in Taiwan and grew up with native fluency in both Chinese and English. This background lets him convey Eastern teachings to Western readers in a way that is clear, simple, and authentic. Lin has utilized his linguistic skills to create a Tao Te Ching translation that has been lauded by critics as setting a new standard for accuracy and faithfully capturing the lyrical beauty of the original. He is an active speaker and educator on the Tao Te Ching and the Tao in general. www.DerekLin.com

It’s been said before that not all who wander are lost. Such a statement says a lot about how we perceive wanderers. However, revered Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu claimed that those who wander are not only on the right path, they are also often the happiest. When Tzu lived twenty-four hundred years ago, he asserted that carefree wandering – the art of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be – was the Tao of true happiness.

In THE TAO OF HAPPINESS: Stories from Chuang Tzu for Your Spiritual Journey (a Tarcher/Penguin paperback; on sale November 17, 2015), award-winning author and Taoist teacher Derek Lin elucidates some of the venerated sage’s most beloved parables, and helps readers apply them to their daily life. 

Celebrated for their accessible, down-to-earth examples, Chuang Tzu’s teachings demonstrate that the Tao is everywhere, not just in holy places or in meditation. Coupled with Lin’s revealing interpretations, the lessons in THE TAO OF HAPPINESS will help readers embrace life as an art.

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