Solala Towler has been teaching and writing about Taoism for many years. He leads tours to China to study qigong and visit sacred mountains. In this spectacular paperback, he has gathered stories from the classical writings of Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu and set them alonside exquisite photographs by John Cleare, who clearly is in sync with Taoism's reverence for nature.

The teaching tales that Towler has chosen to set before us delve into the essentials of human experience: "birth, death, loss, gain, simple dignity in the face of challenge, how to judge the character of a person, when to move forward, when to retreat, how to deal with fame and how to surrender to the most fundamental experience of the Tao itself."

We can guarantee that you will be entertained and edified by these inspirational teachings from the great Taoist Masters!