Below is a list of books recommended for Peaceful Dragon students by Master Eric Sbarge. Reading about our arts is an important part of our training.

Taoism, Zen and Asian Philosophy

  • Tao Te Ching Paperback, by Laozi (Author), Stephen Mitchell (Editor)
  • The Shambhala Guide to Taoism, by Eva Wong
  • The Way of Zen, by Alan W. Watts
  • Zen Training by Katsuki Sekida
  • The I Ching, or, Book, of Changes, by Richard Wilhelm and others (Translators)
  • Attune Your Body with Dao-In, by Hua-Ching Ni
  • Harmonizing Yin and Yang, by Eva Wong
  • Practical Taoism by Thomas Cleary
  • The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment, by Philip Kapleau Roshi
  • Zen Flesh Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings, by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki (Compilers)
  • Subtle Wisdom, by Sheng-yen
  • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living Hardcover, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell), by Joseph Campbell
  • Instant Zen, by Thomas Cleary
  • Gateless Barrier, by Zenkai Shibayama
  • Mystics and Zen Masters, by Thomas Merton
  • Wen-Tzu: Understanding the Mysteries, by Lao-tzu
  • The Way of Chuang Tzu, by Thomas Merton
  • Zen in the Art of Archery Paperback, by Eugen Herrigel
  • Working Toward Enlightenment: The Cultivation of Practice, by Huai-Chin Nan

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Chi Kung (Qigong)

  • The Way of Qigong, by Kenneth S. Cohen
  • Qigong Empowerment: A Guide to Medical, Taoist, Buddhist and Wushu Energy Cultivation, by Master Shou-Yu Liang
  • The Root of Chinese Qigong: Secrets of Health, Longevity, & Enlightenment, by Yang Jwing-Ming

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Health & Healing, Diet, Feng Shui

  • The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, by Maoshing Ni
  • The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way, by Daniel Reid
  • Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, by Paul Pitchford
  • Chinese System Of Food Cures, by Henry C. Lu
  • Feng Shui and Your Health, by Dr. Jes T.Y. Lin
  • A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth, by Tom Bisio
  • The Warrior As Healer:A Martial Arts Herbal for Power, Fitness, and Focus, by Thomas Richard Joiner
  • The Complete Book of Chinese Health & Healing: Guarding the Three Treasures, by Daniel Reid

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Martial Arts, including Tai Chi, Shaolin Kungfu, Shuai Chiao, PaKua and Hsing-I

  • T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health and Self-Defense: Philosophy and Practice Paperback, by T.T. Liang
  • T’ai Chi Classics, Waysun Liao (many translations)/li>
  • Taijiquan Theory of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming: The Root of Taijiquan Paperback, by Yang Jwing-Ming
  • Tai Chi Touchstones, by Douglas Wile
  • The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan, by Tsung Hwa Jou
  • The Tao of Yiquan, by Jan Diepersloot
  • The T’ai Chi Boxing Chronicle, by Kuo Lien-Ying
  • The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan, by Wong Kiew Kit
  • The Internal Secrets of Tai Chi Chuan, by Doc-Fai Wong
  • Authentic Yang Family Tai Chi Sword Book
  • Cheng Hsin T’ui Shou, by Peter Ralston
  • The Essence of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: The Literary Tradition (various translators)
  • Cheng Man-Ching’s Advanced Tai-Chi Form Instructions, by Manqing Zheng
  • Cultivating the Ch’i, by Stuart Alve Olson
  • The Intrinsic Energies of T’Ai Chi Ch’Uan, by Stuart Alve Olson
  • Cheng Tzu’s Thirteen Treatises on T’ai Chi Ch’uan, by Cheng Man Ch’Ing
  • Mind Over Matter: Higher Martial Arts, by Shi Ming and Siao Weijia
  • The Art of War, by Sun-Tzu
  • Mastering the Art of War, by Liang Zhuge and Liu Ji
  • The Power of Internal Martial Arts, by Bruce Frantzis
  • Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi
  • Fundamentals of Shuai Chiao: The ancient Chinese fighting art Paperback, by Chi-Hsiu Daniel Weng
  • Chinese Boxing, by Robert W. Smith
  • Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts, by Donn F. Draeger and Robert W. Smith
  • Fundamentals of Shuai Chiao: The ancient Chinese fighting art, by Chi-Hsiu Daniel Weng
  • Practical Chin Na, by Zhao D. Yun
  • Comprehensive Applications of Shaolin Chin Na: The Practical Defense of Chinese Seizing Arts for All Styles, by Yang Jwing-Ming
  • Analysis of Shaolin Chin Na, by Yang Jwing Ming
  • Hsing Yi Chuan: Theory and Applications, by Shou-Yu Liang, Jwing-Ming Yang, and Alan Dougall
  • Ed Parker’s Infinite Insights into Kenpo : Physical Analyzation I, by Ed Parker
  • Principles, Analysis, and Application of Effortless Combat Throws, by Tim Cartmell
  • Baguazhang: Emei Baguazhang Theory and Applications, by Liang Shou-yu, Yang Jwing-Ming, and Wu Wen-Ching
  • The Fundamentals of Pa Kua Chang, Vol. 1, by Bok Nam Park
  • Liang Zhen Pu Eight Diagram Palm, by Li Zi Ming
  • Xing Yi Nei Gong: Xing Yi Health Maintenance and Internal Strength Development, by Dan Miller
  • Xing Yi Quan Xue: The Study of Form-Mind Boxing, by Sun Lu Tang
  • Kung Fu Elements: Wushu Training and Martial Arts Application Manual, by Shou-Yu Liang and Wen-Ching Wu
  • The Secrets of Judo: A Text for Instructors and Students, by Jiichi Watanabe and Lindy Avakian
  • Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction, by Adele Westbrook and Oscar Ratti
  • Qigong of the Center, Essence of Taijiquan: The Teachings of Master Cai Song Fang, by Jan Diepersloot
  • The Tao of Yiquan, by Jan Diepersloot

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Meditation and Yoga

  • The Posture of Meditation, by Will Johnson
  • The Tao of Meditation, by Tsung Hwa Jou
  • Awaken Healing Light of the Tao, by Mantak Chia
  • Buddhist Yoga, by Thomas Cleary
  • Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 1, by Chogyam Trungpa
  • Minding Mind, by Thomas Cleary
  • The Secret of the Golden Flower, by Thomas Cleary
  • The Secrets of Chinese Meditation: Self-Cultivation by Mind Control As Taught in the Ch’An, Mahayana and Taoist Schools in China, by K’Uan Lu Yu and Charles Luk
  • Training the Mind, by Chogyam Trungpa
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Swami Satchidananda, Translator

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