Taoist Monk Yunrou

About Taoist Monk Yunrou

Author, activist, and tai chi master, Yunrou (formerly known as Arthur Rosenfeld) has a lifelong relationship with Taoism. A 35-year master of Taoist arts, he was born in America and ordained a monk, by official leave, at the Pure Yang Temple in Guangzhou, China. Combining his overarching spiritual focus with a Yale literary education, the pursuit of natural history at the University of California and Cornell, he is an authority on the cultural, social, and spiritual dimensions of Eastern thinking for the Western world.

Yunrou contributes to such publications as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Parade, and has been profiled and cited in Newsweek, and other national magazines. His blog on The Huffington Post is frequently cited by other websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, and Reuters. He has appeared on national TV networks including Fox News, and interviewed on various podcasts and radio shows. From 2010 – 2013, Yunrou hosted the hit (56MM households tuned in) national public television show Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld.

Yunrou is the author of fourteen critically acclaimed books including The Cutting Season, (USA Book Award finalist, Foreword Magazine Best Book of 2007 award finalist) The Crocodile and The Crane, and Quiet Teacher, (runner-up in the commercial fiction category for the Eric Hoffer award from the US Review of books, as well as gold medal winner in the men’s fiction category from Independent Publisher/Jenkins Group). He has also penned Diamond Eye, (the only novel ever promoted and sold by the federal government) and the much-lauded A Cure For Gravity (winner of the Florida Sun-Sentinel 10 Best Books of the Year 2000 and the Denver Post Best First Sentence award). Along with the Dalai Lama, he was a finalist for the prestigious Books for a Better Life award for his bestseller The Truth About Chronic Pain (New York: Basic Books, 2003). He is the author of several screenplays and has optioned a number of novels to Hollywood. The Chinese Ministry of Culture has recently stamped several of his novels for publication in original Chinese, as well as for development for TV and film.

Between 2010 and 2012, Yunrou conceived, created, produced, and hosted a series of corporately funded documentaries creating a bridge between Eastern and Western medicine, along with a companion series of widely distributed instructional videos. Titles include: Harmony in Motion: The Science of Tai Chi, Stillness in Thought: The Science of Meditation, and Energy Medicine: The Science of Acupuncture. Tens of thousands of copies of these films have been used by major medical centers, professional healthcare organizations, group medical practices, patient advocacy associations and more.

In 2011, Yunrou received the “Tai Chi Master of The Year/Media Excellence” award at the 2011 World Qigong Congress in San Francisco. In 2012, he received the Maverick Award for excellence in martial arts in media from the Action on Film Festival. His book Tai Chi — The Perfect Exercise was published in June of 2013 and is regarded as a standard in the field.

If you would like to contact Yunrou, email him at: yunrou@monkyunrou.com.

Speaking

In person, Monk Yunrou brings energy, humor, insight, and joy to audiences from 50 to 5000. A wide range of corporations and groups have benefited from his matchless ability to apply the wisdom of ancient Chinese sages, known for their deep affinity for the natural world and accurate predictions of future events, to the opportunities and challenges of modern living. Blending his Yale education, gift for story, and senior management experience with a combination of anecdotes and philosophy, Yunrou is the perfect keynote speaker for your next meeting or event.

Contact Yunrou

Yunrou offers two different speaking experiences:

The traditional (30-60 minute) keynote address for corporate and professional groups.

and/or

The interactive presentation (for team building and to enhance creativity) in which Monk Yunrou gets audiences up out of their seats and uses a mixture of movement and motivation to create pure magic.

Contact Yunrou

Cenegenics Medical Institute
Cigar Association of America
Planned Parenthood
Harmann & Reimer
Purdue Pharma
American Pharmacists Association
Boca Raton Resort and Club
Boca Raton Community Hospital
North Broward Hospital District
John Henry Center for Integrative Medicine
Pain Society of Oregon
Gas Turbines International
Boca Raton Florida Department of Police Services
University of California at Davis

Publicity

On August 25, 2012, Arthur Rosenfeld received the Maverick Award from the Action on Film Festival at an awards banquet at the Santa Anita Racetrack in California. Previous recipients of this award, which recognizes excellence in martial arts in media, include John Savage, Talia Shire, and David Carradine. The award was presented by Bruce Lee’s goddaughter, Diana Lee Inosanto.

In March 2012, in recognition of his efforts to promote Taoist practice in America, Arthur Rosenfeld was the first Westerner to receive monk’s robes at the Chun Yang (Pure Yang) Temple in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. At that time, he was given the name Yunrou, (Soft Cloud) as an expression of his willingness to follow the Tao naturally and easily.

Arthur received the “Excellence in Media Award” at the 13th World Congress on Qigong and TCM in San Francisco, as well as co-hosting part of the event. The event was held Friday, April 29, 2011 to Monday, May 02, 2011.

On April 22, 2010, Arthur was a guest and interviewed the Fox News Strategy Room’s Variety Hour in a segment about Tai Chi and health. You can watch the replay here.

The national public televsion show, Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld, has its national debut and reaches 56 million households! From the show:

Tai chi, arguably the crown jewel of Chinese martial arts, is based on a tripod of Taoist philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine, and the folk martial arts of China. In recent centuries the art has also become a celebrated longevity practice. Its health benefits range from reducing stress and blood pressure to bolstering the immune system, from improving joint performance to improving physical and emotional balance.

There is a growing body of Western scientific data that show how and why tai chi is so good for us. My new national public television show, Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld, explores this information by taking you on a whirlwind cross-country tour of some top university research labs where tai chi is being studied. You’ll learn about tai chi’s sophisticated body mechanics, about quantum interpretations of qi (you’ll even get to see me emitting qi from the palm of my hand), and you’ll get to see tai chi practiced from coast to coast.

The show will leave you with a better scientific understanding of the benefits you already experience if you’re a practitioner, and will open a wonderful new door to wellness for you if you have not yet taken a tai chi class. By all means tune in, and support your local national public television station by making a pledge and receiving a wonderful instructional DVD of your own. Your tai chi journey is about to begin!

On October 11, 2014, Arthur is interviewed on the Maximum Health Radio Show. Listen to the replay here.

On July 31, 2014, Arthur is interviewed by Daniele Bolelli of the Drunken Taoist website. Listen to the replay here.

On July 29, 2014, Arthur is interviewed by the Martial Arts Nation podcast. Listen to the replay here.

On April 1, 2014, Arthur is interviewed by Ginger and Marion on the Vegan and the Living is Easy Show. Listen to the replay here.

On November 6, 2013, Arthur is interviewed by Dr. Keesha Ewers on the Healthy You Radio Show. Listen to the replay here.

On October 3, 2013, Arthur appears on NPR’s WLRN’s Topical Currents with Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman for a lively discussion about Tai Chi. Listen to the replay here.

In October 2013, Arthur is interviewed by Daniele Bolelli – host of the Drunken Taoist Podcast. Listen to the replay here.

In October 2013, Arthur is interviewed by Conny Gyura on the WWNN Health and Fitness Radio Hour. Listen to the replay here.

On August 22nd, 2013, Arthur is interviewed on the Organic View Radio Show by June Stoyer. Listen to the replay here.

On May 15, 2013, Arthur speaks with the Martial Arts Lineage Podcast to discuss his new book, Tai Chi – The Perfect Exercise. Listen to the replay here.

On June 22, 2012, Arthur is interviewed by Lama Tantrapa on his show, Secrets of the Qigong Masters. Listen to the replay here.

On November 28, 2011, the Martial Arts Lineage Project conducts an in-depth two part interview with Arthur. Listen to Part 1 here. Listen to Part 2 here.

In November 2011, Arthur is interviewed on The Tai Chi Power Hour by host Dave Bear. Listen to the replay here.

On October 6, 2014, Arthur is featured on the Mechanics of Style website. Read it here.

Violet Li of the Examiner.com wrote up a nice review of the 2014 International Tai Chi Symposium. Read it here.

Arthur contributes his writing to the Huffington Post. Find Arthur’s page here.

An archive of our weekly Newsletter can be found here.

On November 22, 2013, Violet Li of the Examiner.com reviewed Arthur’s book, Tai Chi: The Perfect Exericse and gives it 5-Stars. Read the review here.

On July 1, 2013, Publisher’s Weekly printed a very nice review for Tai Chi: The Perfect Exercise. Read it here.

On June 17, 2013, Arthur was interviewed by Reuters for a nation piece on Tai Chi. Click here to read the article.

On May 10, 2013, Arthur’s book, Tai Chi – The Perfect Exercise is reviewed on Into Mountains, Over Streams – an online Tai Chi and Qi Gong journal. Find the review here.

On June 12, 2012, author and martial artist, Cameron Conaway, interviews Arthur to for his article, Man to Man with a Tai Chi MasterClick here to read the article.

On February 9, 2012, William Hageman, of the Tribune Newspapers offers some advice and exercises from Arthur in his article Trying Tai chi. Click here to read the article.

On July 7, 2011, Arthur enjoys a inspiring chat with Violet Li of the Tai Chi Examiner. Click here to read the article.

On March 7, 2014, Arthur will have a book signing  for Tai Chi: The Perfect Exercise at Basically Books in Hilo, HI at 6pm.

On June 27, 2013, Arthur will have a book signing (for Tai Chi: The Perfect Exercise), demonstration and talk at Books and Books in Coral Gables at 8pm.

On June 17, 2013, Arthur will have a book signing (for Tai Chi: The Perfect Exercise), demonstration and talk at the Jan Moran branch of the Broward County Library from 6pm-7:30pm.

On July 6-11, 2014, Arthur will attend the International Tai Chi Symposium in Louisville, KY and deliver a keynote speech. For more information click here. And a newsletter here.

On April 27, 2013, Arthur attended the World Tai Chi Day celebration at East Meadow in New York City’s Central Park.

On April 20-21, 2013 Arthur offered a workshop on Tai Chi Silk Reeling and Level Certification Testing.

On March 6th, 2013, Arthur spoke about Taoism, meditation, and tai chi as a guest of the Southern Palm Zen Group at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Boca Raton.

The Logo

The cartoonish, robed, bespectacled Taoist monk in our logo holds a long weapon in his right hand. This monster blade is variously known as the Spring And Autumn Broadsword or the Guan Gong Dao. Dao means curved sword. Guan Gong was a general of China’s Eastern Han Dynasty who reputedly favored this long weapon. Guan Gong died in 220 C.E. but was eventually revered as the god of martial arts because of his fighting prowess and character.

The cartoon monk’s left hand holds up three fingers. This is the secret (not anymore) sign for the Third Door. To our founder’s way of thinking (he also loves the long sword, by the way) the Third Door signifies a creative, peaceful, uniquely effective solution to any problem, where the First Door is conflict and the Second Door is yielding or submission. We hope you enjoy the logo as much as we do.

Monk Yunrou’s Library
Books

Everything is Workable — Diane Musho Hamilton
Yoga: Discipline of Freedom — Patanjali
Decoding the Tao — Tom Bisio
Everyday Holiness — Alan Morinis
Kabbalah and Consciousness — Alan Afterman
Caged — Cameron Conaway
The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam’s Mystical Tradition — Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Proverbs — Rami Shapiro
The Way of Solomon — Rami Shapiro
Black Elk Speaks
The Wisdom of the Jewish Sages — Rami Shapiro
The Nirvana Experiments — William Page
Aquarium — David Vann
Galapagos Regained — James Morrow
Paprika — Yasutaka Tsutsu
The Siege — Arturo Perex-Reverte
The Last Unicorn — William DeBuys
The Narrow Road to the Deep North — Richard Flanagan
The Discreet Hero — Mario Vargas Llosa
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History — Cynthia Barnett
Seven Japanese Tales — Junichiro Tanizaki
The Polish Boxer — Eduardo Halfon
Monastry — Eduardo Halfon
Trust In Mind — Mu Soeng
The Meaning of Human Existence — Edward O. Wilson
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip — Peter Hessler
The World Without Us — Alan Weisman
American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms — Chris Kyle
The Harder They Come — T.C. Boyle
Blood On Snow — Jo Nesbo
Slash and Burn — Colin Coterill
The Narrow Road to the Deep North — Richard Flanagan
The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die — Colin Coterill
Monastery — Eduardo Halfon
The Laughing Monsters — Denis Johnson
The Selected Poems of Wang Wei — David Hinton
Hunger Mountain — David Hinton
Chuang Tzu — David Hinton
The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Lin-Yun — David Hinton
The Polish Boxer — Eduardo Halfon
Seven Japanese Tales — Junichiro Tanizaki
The Harder They Come — T.C. Boyle
The Discreet Hero — Mario Vargas Llosa
Early Medieval China, A Sourcebook — Wendy Swartz
The Stubborn Porridge and Other Stories — Wang Meng
Trust In Mind, The Rebellion of Chinese Zen — Mu Soeng
The Buried Giant — Kazuo Ishiguro
Early Chinese Mysticism, Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition — Livia Kohn
Kafka on the Shore — Haruki Murakami
A Tale for the Time Being — Ruth Ozeki
Paprika — Yasutaka Tsutsui
The Golem And the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: by Mohsin Hamid
Scholar Warrior by Deng Ming-Dao
A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise by Paul Chambers
Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
TaoTeching by Lao Tzu, translated by Red Pine
In The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Safón
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
The Plague by Albert Camus
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
The Demon’s Sermon On The Martial Arts by Issai Chozanshi, translated by William Scott Wilson
Blackburn by Bradley Denton
The Life-Giving Sword by Yagyu Munenori, translated by William Scott Wilson
The Death Ship by B. Traven
The Nautical Chart by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Flowering Spirit by Zeami, translated by William Scott Wilson
Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
The Diamond Sutra translated by Red Pine
A Soldier of The Great War by Mark Helprin
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
The Heart Sutra translated by Red Pine
The Deer and The Cauldron by Louis Cha
The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho, translated by William Scott Wilson
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, translated by William Scott Wilson
Illywhacker by Peter Carey
The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, translated by William Scott Wilson
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
The Living I-Ching by Deng Ming-Dao
Dragonhead by John Sack
You Are Not Here edited by Keith Kachtick
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones by Paul Reps
Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts by Donn F. Draeger and Robert W. Smith
When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Book & The Sword by Louis Cha
The Shark Net by Robert Drewe
A History of God by Karen Armstrong
The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple by Andy James
Buddha by Karen Armstrong
The Way of Passion by Andrew Harvey
Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min
Living with the Devil by Stephen Batchelor
Into The Green by Cherokee Paul McDonald
The Lone Samurai by William Scott Wilson
The Sword & The Mind translated by Hiroaki Sato
Good Life, Good Death by Rinpoche Nalang Gehlek
Bangkok Tattoo by John Burdett
The Buddha At War by Robert Sachs
Buddha Osamu Tezuka
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The Book & The Sword by Louis Cha
Warped Passages by Lisa Randall
The Nature of Substance by Rudolf Hauschka
The Birds Of Heaven by Peter Matthiessen
The Martial Way And Its Virtues – Tao De Gung by F.J. Chu
The Dogs Of Winter by Kem Nunn
Vegetable Roots Discourse (Caigentan by Hong Zicheng) by Robert Aitken with Daniel W.Y. Kwok
Consciousness & Healing by Marilyn Schlitz, Tina Amorok, Marc S. Micozzi
The Fighting Arts by Michael Rosenbaum
A Floating Life – The Adventures of Li Po by Simon Elegant
Letters To A Friend by Paul Reps
The Power Of The Dog by Don Winslow
The Queen Of The South by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Eleventh Son by Gu Long
The Tao Of Zen by Ray Grigg
Soldiers Of The Dragon by C.J. Peers
Ode To Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Theft by Peter Carey
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Zen Bow, Zen Arrow by John Stevens
The Wild Trees by Richard Preston
Lua – Art of the Hawaiian Warrior by Paglinawan, Eli, Kalauokalani, and Walker
Bangkok Haunts by John Burdett
Soon I will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
China Road by Rob Gifford
Ultimate Journey by Richard Bernstein
China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford
Bad Dog!: A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places by Lin Jensen
The Mummies of Urumchi by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Poems of the Masters: China’s Classic Anthology of T’Ang and Sung Dynasty Verse by Red Pine
The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity by James Lovelock
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
The Future of Nature: Writing on a Human Ecology from Orion Magazine by Barry Lopez
Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing by Thomas Merton
The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean Francois Revel and Matthieu Ricard
The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet by Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan
Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo
Return to Dragon Mountain by Jonathan D. Spence
The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell
The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock
The China Fantasy by James Mann
Simple Taoism by C. Alexander Simpkins and Annellen Simpkins
Death of A River Guide by Richard Flanagan
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan
The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking by Derek Hutchinson
Dog Man by Martha Sherrill Chuang
Lao Tzu Inner Chapters by Gia Fu Feng and Jane English
How Fiction Works by James Wood
The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
Opening the Dragon’s Gate by Thomas Cleary
Ruling Your World by Sakyong Mipham
The 99th Monkey by Eliezer Sobel
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain by Red Pine
The Snake Charmer by Jamie James
Narrow Road to the Interior by Matsuo Basho
Serena by Ron Rash
Mr. White’s Confession by Robert Clark
White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
A Corpse in the Koryo – James Church
2666 – Robert Bolano
The Importance of Living – Lin Yutang
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Zen Baggage by Bill Porter Intellectual Foundations of China by Frederick W. Mote
Hidden Moon by James Church
Spring Thunder by Hua-Ching Ni
Mahayana Buddhis by Beatrice Lane Suzuki
The Shaolin Monastery by Meir Shahar
A Skeptic’s Journey – Maureen Caudill
Yojokun – William Scott
Wilson Cemetery Dance – Preston and Child
Second Book of the Tao – Stephen Mitchell
The Big Book of Near Death Experiences – p.m.h. atwater
Knockemstiff – Donald Ray Pollack
The Signal – Ron Carlson
Dog Man – Martha Sherrill
The Scalpel and the Soul – Allan J. Hamilton
Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change – Master Zhongxian Wu
A Story Waiting to Pierce You – Peter Kingsley
The Black Camel – Earl Derr Biggers
The Book of Tibetan Elders – Sandy Johnson
Serena – Ron Rash
Before the Dawn – Nicholas Wade
The People in the Trees — Hanya Yanigihara
Daughters of Fire — Tom Peek
Exodus — Leon Uris
The Nose — Nikolai Gogol
A Tale for the Time Being — Ruth Ozeki
Bleeding Edge — Thomas Pynchon
The Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique — Wang Feigning
The Strange Library — Haruki Murakami
Shaman — Kim Stanley Robinson
The Laughing Monsters — Denis Johnson
Hearing Birds Fly: A Nomadic Year in Mongolia — Louisa Waugh
On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads — Tim Cope
2 of Ba Gua Circle Walking Nei Gong — Tom Bisio
Making Zen Your Own: Giving Life to Twelve Key Golden Age Ancestors — Janet Jiryu Abels
The Source — James Michener
Developing Jin — Phillip Starr
Mongolia: Travels in the Untamed Land — Jasper Becker
Twelve Faces of Time: Horological Virtuosos — Elizabeth Doerr
The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao Jan
The Cheng School Gao Style Baguazhang Manual — Gao Yisheng
The Selected Poems of Wang Wei
Hunger Mountain , A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape
Tao Te Ching for the West — Richard Degen
Chuang Tzu (multiple translations)
The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-Yun
Mountain Home — The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China — David Hinton
Sandman Slim — Richard Kadrey
The Dragon Scroll — I.J. Parker
Mr. China: A Memoir — Tim Clissold
The Bees — Paull Laline
The Drifters — James Mitchener
Confession of a Buddhist Atheist — Stephen Batchelor
Pedro Paramo — Juan Rulfo
The Animal’s Lawsuit Against Humanity — Ikhwan Al-Safa
Under the Skin — Michael Faber
A Book of Strange New Things — Michael Faber
The Book of Beetles — Patrice Bouchard
Preparation for the Next Life — Atticus Lish
Military Strategists of Ancient China — Chi Him Chiu
Tai Chi Chuan in the History of Chinese Martial Arts — Martin Boedicker
Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel
Cloud of Sparrows — Takashi Matsuoka
China in the 21st Century — Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Taoism: Growth of a Religion — Isabelle Robinet
The Savage Detectives — Roberto Bolano
The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age — John Heider
Taoism and Chinese Religion — Henri Maspero
Interesting Women — Andrea Lee
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage — Haruki Murakami
The Peripheral — William Gibson
Decoding Dao — Lee Dian Rainey
A Sudden Light — Garth Stein
Chinese Jade: The Spiritual and Cultural Significance of Jade in China — Li Hongjuan
Chance — Kem Nunn
Carthage — Joyce Carol Oates
Tapping the Source — Kem Nunn
Foundations of Internal Alchemy: The Taoist Practice of Neidan — Wang Mu
The Bone Clocks — David Mitchell
Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou’s Classic Zen Poem — Ben Connelly
On Such A Full Sea — Chang-rae Lee
The Big, Bad Book of Botany: The World’s Most Fascinating Flora — Michael Largo
Bagua – A Means To An End — Mike Patterson
The Flamethrowers — Rachel Kushner
Fever Dream — George R.R. Martin
Five Star Billionaire— Tash Aw
A Dream of Red Mansions — Tsao Hsueh-Chin
Love And Treasure — Ayelet Waldeman
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth — Isabel Greenberg
The Emperor’s Soul— Brandon Sanderson
The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse — Sam Sheridan
Learning to Be a Sage — Chu Hsi
The Taoist Tradition — Louis Komjathy
Ancient Central China: Centers and Peripheries along the Yangzi River — Rowan K. Flad
Life After Life — Kate Atkinson
Early China: A Social and Cultural History — Feng Li
Black Elk Speaks — John Neihardt
Hidden in Plain Sight: Tracing the Roots of Ueshiba Morihei’s Power — Ellis Amdur
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam — Sir Muhammed Iqbal
Trying Not to Try — Edward Slingerland
A Story Waiting to Pierce You — Peter Kingsley
Donnybrook — Bill Frank
Decoding the DAO — Tom Bisio
The Recognition of Sakuntala: A Play In Seven Acts — Kalidasa
Uncovering The Treasure: Classical Tai Chi’s Path to Internal Energy & Health — Stephen Hwa
In Paradise — Peter Matthiessen
The Tale of the Heike — Taylor Royall
Plato at the Googolplex — Rebecca Goldstein
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia — Mohsin Hamid
Warrior Guards the Mountain: The Internal Martial Traditions of China, Japan and South East Asia — Alex Kozma
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma — Red Pine
Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon — Robert Sheaffer
Kurikara: The Sword and the Serpent — John Maki Evans, Natanaga Zhander
Clock of the Long Now — Stewart Brand
Jacob’s Folly — Rebecca Miller
The Fighter’s Mind: Inside the Mental Game — Sam Sheridan
Odds Against Tomorrow — Nathaniel Rich
Orfeo — Richard Powers
Barbara Dewey Complete Works
The Seal of the Unity of the Three — Fabrizio Pregadio
On the Warrior’s Path — Daniele Bolelli
Rhacodactylus: Biology, Natural History and Husbandry — Robert Seipp
The Thing with Feathers — Noah Strycker
The Goldfinch — Donna Tart
The Morning of the Magicians — Louis Pauwels
Vagabond’s House — Don Blanding
The Pillow Book — Sei Shonagon
The Sixth Extinction — Elizabeth Kolbert
The Orphan Master’s Son — Adam Johnson
Boy, Snow, Bird — Helen Oyeyami
Cabinet of Natural Curiosities — Albertus Seba
The Tale of Genji — Muraseki Shikibu
Everything is Workable — Diane Musho Hamilton
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon — Daniel C. Dennett
Seven Taoist Masters — Eva Wong
Umbrella — Will Self
Merton & the Tao: Dialogues with John Wu and the Ancient Sages — Cristóbal Serrán-Pagán y Fuentes
Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali
The Patience of the Spider — Andrea Camilleri
The Dance of the Seagull — Andrea Camilleri
The Wings of the Sphinx — Andrea Camilleri
Treasure Hunt — Andrea Camilleri
The Potter’s Field — Andrea Camilleri
The Age of Doubt — Andrea Camilleri
Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach — Colin Coterill
Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms — Eugenia Bone
The Great Tao — Stephen Thomas Chang

Music

Beats Antique Contraption – Volumes 1 and 2
The Best of John Fahey Guitar 1959-77
Concerti – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields version – J.S. Bach
Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
Raining the Blues by Memphis Slim
Miltons by Milton Nascimento
The Chess Box by Willie Dixon
Cocooned by Sarah Fimm
Symphony #9 – Anton Dvorak – Gunzenhauser conducting the Slovak Philharmonic
Continuo Opus 10 by Vivaldi
Carnegie Hall – Kathleen Battle
The Best of Arturo Sandoval
Concierto by Jim Hall
Regarding the Soul by Dee Cartstensen
Love Scenes by Diana Krall
Big Mama’s Door by Alvin Youngblood Hart
The Paul Desmond Quartet – Live
Red Dirt Girl by Emmylou Harris
Obrigado Brazil by Yo-Yo Ma
Duhks by the Duhks
Dragon Songs by Lang Lang
Distinto, Diferente by Afro Cuban All Stars
Silk Road Journeys by Yo Yo Ma
Appasionato by Yo Yo Ma
Live At Stubbs by Matisyahu
Another Country by The Chieftains
Buena Vista Social Club by Ibrahim Ferrer
Definitive Dairo by I.K. Dairo
Notes From Home by Manose
Hunting Eagles, Catching Swans by Lin Shicheng and Gao Hong
Boulevard de L’Independence by Toumani Diabate
The Gathering by In Lakesh
The Dreaming Gate by In Lakesh
The Hidden Land by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Fado Em Mim by Mariza
The Art Of Amalia Rodrigues
This Must Be Heaven by Don Diego
Sax Pax For A Sax by Moondog
The Best Of Two Worlds by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
The Promise by John McLaughlin
Oceania by Oceania
Coming Home by Yungchen Lhamo
Return Of The Repressed by John Fahey
Thumbsing by Richard Gilewitz
The Very Best Of Lightnin’ Hopkins
What It Takes: The Chess Years by Koko Taylor
Spirit Of The Century by The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Ballad For America by Paul Robeson
The Year of the Leopard by James Yorkston
Let It Die by Feist
Drippin’ by Warm Vanilla Sugar
Strange Conversation by Kris Delmhorst
The Essential Leonard Cohen
Shangri-La by Mark Knopfler
Rumor and Sigh by Richard Thompson
Nothing But The Truth by Son Seals
Where Are You, my Brothers by Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Moscow Nights by Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ronroco by Gustavo Santaolalla
The Amazing Bud Powell
Nexus by Sarah Fimm
The Chronological Floyd Jones 1948-1953
Back To Black by Amy Winehouse
Miracle of Five by Eleni Mandell
Children Running Through by Patty Griffin
The Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics 1961-1977 by Tabu Ley Rochereau
Translations by Sylvie Lewis
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen
Persona [Original recording reissued by Yo-Yo Ma, Leona Boyd et al
Drastic Fantastic by KT Tunstall
Little Voice by Sara Bareilles
Young Modern by Daniel Johns
One Cell In the Sea by A Fine Frenzy
Angels of Shanghai by Bob James
Eye To The Telescope by KT Tunstall
Essential Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
Strange Conversation by Kris Delmhorst
A Perfect Dream by Sarah Fimm
Shangri-La by Mark Knopfler
Cassadaga by Bright Eyes
The Lover & The Beloved by Donna De Lory
The Idan Raichel Project
We Shall Overcome (The Seeger Sessions ) by Bruce Springsteen
Tinariwen by Water is Life
Keep it Simple by Van Morrison
Amassakoul by Tinariwen
Feet in the Soil by James Asher
Voices from Heaven by Soweto Gospel Choir
The Voice of Lightness by Tabu Ley Rohereau
Youth by Matisyahu
Flow of Grace by Krishna Das
Land of the Incas by Inkuyo
Solo Acoustic vol. 1 by Jackson Browne
Solo Acoustic vol. 2 by Jackson Browne
Yael Naim & David Donatien
Happenstance by Rachael Yamagata
Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart by Rachael Yamagata
Acid Tongue by Jenny Lewis
In The Seventh Moon… by Kasai Allstars
Rambing Boy by Charlie Haden
Songs of Wood and Steel by Los Cenzontles
Armchair Apocrypha by Andrew Bird
Little Honey by Lucinda Williams
Songs of Wood & Steel – Los Cenzonitos with David Hidalgo
Here, There And Everywhere – Paul Togioka
Neck of the Woods – Merdith Luce
Storm & Season – Porlolo
Prayer to the Mystery – Little Wolf
Piano Stories – The Peek Brothers
Fleet Foxes
Peace of Wild Things – Carey Creed
Bela Fleck – Perpetual Motion
Songs of Joy and Peace – Yo Yo Ma
Super Hits – Yo Yo Ma
Silk Road Journeys, Beyond the Horizon – Yo Yo Ma
Appalachian Journey – Yo Yo Ma
Appassionato – Yo Yo Ma
Soul of the Tango – Yo Yo Ma
Obrigado Brazil – Yo Yo Ma
Silk Road Journeys, When Strangers Meet – Yo Yo Ma
Appalachia Waltz – Yo Yo Ma
Soul of the Tango – Yo Yo Ma
Heartland – An Appalachian Anthology – Yo Yo Ma
God is in the House – Art Tatum
Fleet Foxes
La Cantina – Lila Downs
Buddie & Julie Miller
Greatest Hits – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Regarding the Soul – Dee Carstensen
The Promised Land – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Live in London – Leonard Cohen
Red Yellow Sun – Sarah Fimm
White Birds – Sarah Fimm
‘Round About Midnight – Miles Davis
My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
Lost and Found – Jimmy Scott
Best of DR – Django Reinhardt
Greatest Hits – Artie Shaw
Noble Beast – Andrew Bird
terra – Mariza
No Line on the Horizon – U2
Havana Cafe – Barbarito Torres
Mediterraneo – Mark Antoine
Heart as Wide as the World – Krishna Das
Oceania – Liu Xing
Fairy of the Woods – Gary Stadler
Tassili— Tinariwen
Fatou— Fatoumata Diawara
The Tel Aviv Session — The Toure-Raichel Collective
The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya
Samba Jazz Fantasia — Duduka Da Fonseca
2 of Shangri La — Jake Bugg
Popular Problems — Leonard Cohen
Guitar in the Space Age — Bill Frisell
Old Ideas — Leonard Cohen
Time Out — Dave Brubeck Quartet
Live at Blue Note Tokyo — Oscar Castro-Neves
Three Mountain Pass — Vo
Fossils — Aoife O’Donovan
Jake Bugg — Jake Bugg
Beautiful Africa — Rokia Traore
Aquarela Do Brasil — Toots Thielemans
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Aranjuez — Milos Karadaglic
Cancion — Milos Karadaglic
Pasion — Milos Karadaglic
Sun Midnight Sun — Sara Watkins
Build Me up from Bones — Sarah Jarosz
Traveller — Anoushka Shankar

Martial Arts Movies

3 Evil Masters
5 Shaolin Masters
13 Assassins
Bodyguards and Assassins
Brave Archer
Bruce Lee Collection
Bruce Lee Super Gang
Butterfly Swords
Challenge of the Masters
Chocolate
City of Violence
Come Drink With Me
Confucius
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Curse of the Golden Flower
Dersu Uzala
Detective Dee — Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Dragon Inn
Drunken Master
Executioners from Shaolin
Fatal Contact
Fearless
Fighter In The Wind
Fist of Fury — Sworn Revenge
Flashpoint
Flying Guillotine
Flying Guillotine 2
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Ghost Dog
Hard Boiled
Hard Gun
Hero
Heroes of the East
Heroes Two
Hidden Blade
House of Flying Daggers
House of Fury
Ip Man
Ip Man 2
Iron Monkey
Jackie Chan and the 36 Crazy Fists
Jet Li’s The Enforcer
Kill Bill Volume 1
Kill Bill Volume 2
Killer Clans
King Boxer – Fingers of Death
Kung Fu – The Complete TV series
Kung Fu Cult Master
Kung Fu Hustle
Legend of the Fox
Legend of the Shadowless Sword
Legendary Amazons
Legendary Weapons of China
Let The Bullets Fly
Lone Wolf and Cub Sword of Vengeance
Mad Monkey Kung Fu
Magnificent Warriors
Masters of Heaven and Earth
Master of the Flying Guillotine
Merantau
Mulan — Legendary Warrior
My Young Auntie
Myth
Om Bak 1
Om Bak 2
Once Upon A Time In China 4
Only the Strong
Painted Skin
Police Story 2
Raging Phoenix
Red Cliff 1
Red Cliff 2
Reign of Assassins
Return to the 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Seven Swords
Shaolin and Wutang
Shaolin Prince
Shaolin Temple (early Jet Li, 1982)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring
Street Fighter
Swordman 2
Sword of Doom
Tai Chi Master Jet Li
Tai Chi Zero
Tajomaru
The Scripture With No Words
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
The Assassins
The Avenging Eagle
The Battle of the Warriors
The Blade
The Butterfly Sword
The Raid
The Royal Tramp Collection
The Tale of Zatoichi
The Chinese Connection
The Empty Mind
The Kung Fu Cult Master
The Magnificent Butcher
The Master
The Moon Warriors
The One-Armed Swordsman
The Promise
The Protector
The Royal Tramp Collection
The Street Fighter
The Sword with No Name
The Swordsman 2
The Tale of Zatoichi – The Blind Swordsman
The Twilight Samurai
The Wandering Swordsman
The Warrior
The Water Margin
Tom Yong Goon, Honor of the Beast
Tony Jaa Battle Warrior and Hard Gun
True Legend
Wai in the Scripture With No Words
War of the Arrows
Warriors of China
White Vengeance
Wing Chun
Woochi
Zu: Warrriors From The Magic Mountain

Taoist Monk Yunrou

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