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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion

The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion

Easily Accessible Information for a Richer, Fuller Life

Diane Morgan; Read by Arthur Morey

Macmillan Audio


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Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio


ISBN: 9781593970215


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Want to get more out of your yoga class? Explore the teachings of the Tao Te Ching? Are you looking for the Zen wisdom that makes Phil Jackson such a success?

This examination of the ancient beliefs of Asia takes the mystery out of Eastern thought. Targeted for the Westerner, this enlightening audiobook is sophisticated in content, yet easy to follow. It provides a thorough account of the histories and beliefs of Eastern philosophies as well as a "quick take"
on the practices of the various religions.

The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion is the one source for everything anyone would want to know about Eastern traditions. There are complete discussions of the tenets of:
• Hinduism
• Buddhism
• Confucianism
• Taoism
• Shintoism
• Jainism
• Zoroastrianism

Best of all, this Best Guide elaborates on the meaning of the Eastern practices that Westerners find most compelling, such as tantric sex, the martial arts, and feng shui. It also explores the connection between Asian beliefs and Western writers like William Blake and Deepak Chopra, and Western seekers like the Beatles and Richard Gere.

Whether a first time explorer of Eastern ideas or a seasoned practitioner, this guide shows the way through the beautiful labyrinth of Asian thought.


Praise for The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion

“This book aims to explain simply the origins, practices and philosophy of Eastern religions. The author teaches religion and philosophy at a community college, and she has a good sense of the text mechanisms that less sophisticated readers might need to help them read such a book. The wide margins of the text add chapter guides, highlights and reviews . . . Morgan writes in a breezy, casual style that is quite accessible . . . Major topics include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, with each major focus broken up into five or six chapters. A last part more quickly explores 'roads less traveled,' such as Jainism, Shinto and Tantra (the author handles sex here with a beguiling modesty and forthrightness). An index and glossary are useful.” —Kliatt

About the author

Diane Morgan; Read by Arthur Morey

Diane Morgan teaches religion and philosophy at Wilson College and philosophy and world religions at Frederick Community College. She resides in Williamsport, Maryland.

Arthur Morey has recorded countless audiobooks, including titles by such authors as M. Scott Peck, John Updike, Richard Russo, Anne Tyler, and John Irving. He attended Harvard and the University of Chicago and has taught performance and writing at Fordham, Northwestern, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Arthur has appeared in a host of off-Broadway and off-Loop productions. In 2009, he was awarded AudioFile magazine's Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture award. His work has also garnered multiple AudioFile Earphones awards, and he has been nominated for an Audie Award.

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan

Arthur Morey

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