History and legend are interwoven in this folk novel that both entertains and instructs. Written by an unknown author, "Seven Taoist Masters " is the story of six men and one woman who overcome tremendous hardships on the journey to self-mastery. These characters and their teacher, Wang Ch'ung-yang, are all historical figures who lived in the Southern Sung (1127-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. Wang is regarded as the greatest patriarch of the Complete Reality school, a highly purified branch of Taoism having a strong affinity with Zen Buddhism. The novel brings to life the essentials of Taoist philosophy and practice, both through the instructions offered by Wang--on topics such as the cultivation of mind and body, meditation techniques, and overcoming the obstacles to enlightenment--and through the experiences of the characters.
About the Author
Eva Wong is the Chairperson and President of TopHuman, which was founded in Canada in 1995 and has expanded globally in the past 11 years. As the Principal Coach of TopHuman, Eva developed the "Ren Coaching Model" which is based on the eastern Philosophy of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Eva is the first Chinese-credentialed MCC coach, as well as a member of the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Currently, she is the President of China Coach Association (CCA). Eva graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Management and obtained a Masters of Counseling from University of New England in Australia. She is also the Life Member in the World Outstanding Chinese Foundation and has been elected as one of China's 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs by the China Women's Federation and China Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Lawrence Leung, Master Certified Coach (MCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF), is the Chief Executive Office of TopHuman - the leading Coach Training company in China. He has been successful in coaching businesses and individuals as well as conducted numerous experiential training programs and skills-based seminars for businesses, government agencies, and universities. Lawrence is also a lecturer for coaching workshops in MBA courses of leading universities like Fudan University, Zhongshan University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has authored various coaching books such as "Corporate Coach: The Leadership Revolution" and "You Can Do It Better - A Collection of Successful Corporate and Executive Coaching Case Studies,"