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The Tao of Happiness with Taoist Teacher Derek Lin

November 24, 2015

Aired Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:00 AM ET

If you have not encountered Chuang Tzu before, prepare yourself for a treat. He was the sage who stood apart from all others in Chinese history, and was well known for his deep understanding and sense of humor. When Tzu lived twenty-four hundred years ago, he taught his students about “carefree wandering”–the path of moving through life with a free and happy heart, regardless of how turbulent the journey might be.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.

About the Guest Taoist Teacher Derek Lin

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.