About the Author
Derek Lin is an award-winning, bestselling author in the Tao genre. His Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained is an original translation that not only sets a new standard for accuracy, but also has been lauded by critics as the first to faithfully capture the lyrical beauty of the original. His The Tao of Daily Life, a breakout Eastern wisdom bestseller, integrates Taoist stories with dharmic lessons for life in the modern world. His The Tao of Success reveals the secrets of the ancients to transform the self in order to live life to the utmost. His The Tao of Joy Every Day provides short yet profound daily thoughts for meditation, or for keeping in mind as one goes through the day’s activities. His The Tao of Happiness introduces Western readers to the fun yet profound stories of Chuang Tzu. His The Tao of Wisdom offers inspirational stories that reveal the profound meaning of key passages from the Tao Te Ching. His The Tao of Tranquility presents the definitive translation and explanation of Qingjing Jing, the Taoist classic from the Tang Dynasty.
Derek was born in Taiwan and grew up with native fluency in both Chinese and English. His background lets him convey Eastern teachings to Western readers in a way that is clear, simple and completely authentic.
Derek is an active speaker and educator on the Tao Te Ching as well as Tao spirituality in general. He lectures in a free weekly seminar that anyone can listen to over the Internet at www.Taoism.net. He is the only major author of the Tao to offer this level of access to the public.
Derek applies the Tao to his work everywhere, from the financial industry to cutting-edge technology. Working in such diverse fields has given him an outlook that integrates the wisdom of the ancients with the practical experience of reality today—a powerful, synergistic way of life he shares with everyone.
- Derek Lin’s books at Penguin Random House
- Derek Lin’s Tao Te Ching at SkyLight Paths