I am delighted to announce a partnership with Shelf Life Books and my Tao of V project. They will be offering you bookclub discounts on copies of Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao Te Ching, as well as a place for you Calgary readers to gather for events to discuss the latest chapters posted on here.
I am super jazzed to be bringing my online community together with the local literary scene here in Calgary. What I love about this website is the capacity for people to comment and talk not just to me but to each other. I’m hoping that with a copy of the book in your hand as well as what I post in my commentary we can get a really lively conversation going online about what the ideas in each chapter mean to us; as well as some fun gatherings in meatspace while we laugh and share our real world struggles with trying to be more in the Tao. I personally thought I’d let go of a lot of obsessive tendencies and WAS living in the Tao… until I got a new cell phone and lost a whole weekend to making everything perfect …sigh, I still have some work to do too.
Comment below if you’d like to pick up a book - they’ve got a bunch on order already, I just want to make sure it’s enough. Swing by Self Life sometime next week 1302 4ST SW and tell them you’re part of my Tao Te Ching project. When everybody’s got their copy, I’ll give you a Ready, Set, GO and you can start from the beginning, reading and commenting on each post. I’ll follow along with your conversation as well as adding another post every week or so until we’ve done all 81 chapters. Every few months we’ll gather and chat at the very excellent Shelf Life Books.
Building community in multiple dimensions. How cool is that? Lao Tzu would be amused.