RAY GRIGG

PERSONAL HISTORY

Prior to writing professionally since 1985, he was a teacher in senior secondary schools of British Columbia, offering instruction in principally English and literary history, but also designing and teaching courses in cultural history, fine arts and comparative world religions.

 

Between 2000 and 2016, he was writing a weekly environmental column, Shades of Green, for Vancouver Island newspapers and the internet – the 192 chapters of The EcoTrilogy are derived from these selected writings. He has also conducted interviews on environmental themes for a local TV channel, and is a former director of the Advisory Council for The Centre For Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

 

After a busy life of travel, photography, design, sailing and sea kayaking, he continues to write and give occasional presentations and workshops on Taoism, Zen and environmental themes. He lives contentedly with his wife – a classical musician – of many years in a self-built home on ten acres of forested land on Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. A large organic garden and orchard supply much of their food needs. Their pets are the wild birds and animals that share their property.

RAY GRIGG

is the author of numerous internationally sold books on Taoism and Zen (The Tao of Relationships, The Tao of Being, The Tao of Sailing, Zen Brushpoems, The Tao of Zen, The New Lao Tzu), and has been a serious student and proponent of Eastern philosophy for more than 50 years.

 

His seventh book, The Sage's Way: Teachings & Commentaries, published in 2004, offers an implicit

Taoist perspective on 64 human themes essential

to our existential wellbeing.

 

His three latest books, Ecologos, Ecopathy and Ecocide, which comprise the volumes of The EcoTrilogy, explore, respectively, the philosophical, psychological and

biophysical dimensions of environmentalism.

PUBLICATIONS

CANADA

 

The Sage’s Way: Teachings & Commentaries  Trafford, Victoria, 2004 ISBN 1- 4120-2168-5, Trade

 

The EcoTrilogy: Ecologos  Self Published, 2017, ISBN 978-1-7750648-0-0, Trade

 

The EcoTrilogy: Ecopathy  Self Published, 2017, ISBN 978-1-7750648-1-7, Trade

 

The EcoTrilogy: Ecocide  Self Published, 2017, ISBN 978-1-7750648-2-4, Trade

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman  Humanics, Atlanta, 1988 ISBN 0-89334-104-5 Trade Humanics, Atlanta 1992 ISBN 0-89334-200-9 Hard Bantam, New York 1989 ISBN 0-553-28043-0, Mass

 

The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook  Humanics, Atlanta, 1989 ISBN 0-89334-115-0 Trade Humanics, Atlanta 1992 ISBN 0-89334-202-5, Hard

 

The Tao of Sailing: A Bamboo Way of Life  Humanics, Atlanta, 1990 ISBN 0-89334-138-X Trade Humanics, Atlanta 1995 ISBN 0-89334-201-7 Hard  Zen Brushpoems Tuttle, Boston 1993 ISBN 0-8048-1840-1, Trade

 

The Tao of Zen  Tuttle, Boston 1994 ISBN 0-8048-1988-2 Trade Alva Press, New Jersey, 1999 ISBN 0-7858-1125-7, Hard

 

The New Lao Tzu: A Contemporary Tao Te Ching  Tuttle, Boston, 1995 ISBN 0-8048-3034-7, Hard

 

 

 

SUBSIDIARY EDITIONS

 

 

COLOMBIA

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman (El Tao del Amor)  Intermedio Editores, Bogotá, 1993 ISBN 958-28-0518-8, Hard

 

 

DENMARK

 

The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook (Nærværets Tao)  Lindhardt & Ringhof, Norhaven, 1996 ISBN 87-595-0559-1, Trade

 

 

GERMANY

 

The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook (Das Tao des Seins)  Junfermann, Paderborn, 1996 ISBN 3-87387-282-X, Trade

 

 

ISRAEL

 

The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook (printed in Hebrew)  Or’Am Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 1997 # 39—5491, Trade

 

The Tao of Sailing: A Bamboo Way of Life (printed in Hebrew) Or’Am Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 1997 # 39—5488, Trade

 

 

ITALY

 

The Tao of Sailing: A Bamboo Way of Life  (Il Tao della Barca)  Casa Editrice Corbaccio, Milano, 1994 ISBN 88-7972-091-0, Trade

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman (Il Tao delle Relazioni tra uomo e donna)  Casa Editrice Corbaccio, Milano, 1995 ISBN 88-7972-182-8, Trade

 

The Tao of Zen (Il Tao elo Zen)  Gruppo Editoriale Armenia, Milano, 1995 ISBN 88-344-0660-5, Trade

 

 

MALAYSIA

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman  Mubaruk, Singapore, 1994 ISBN 981-3046-23-6, Trade

 

The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook  Mubaruk, Singapore, 1994 ISBN 981-3046-24-7, Trade

 

 

NETHERLANDS

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman (Tao van relaties)  East-West, The Haag, 1989 ISBN 90-70104-94-6, Trade

 

 

POLAND

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman (Tao zwiazków mitosnych)  Dom Wydawniczy Rebis, Poznan, 1996 ISBN 83-7120-258-X, Trade

 

 

SWEDEN

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman (Relationernas Tao)  Wahlström & Widstrand, Boras, 1995 ISBN 91-46-16806-0, Trade

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

The Tao of Relationships: A Balancing of Man and Woman  Wildwood (Gower), Aldershot, 1989 ISBN 0-7045-0646-7, Trade Wildwood (Gower), Aldershot 1989 ISBN 0-7045-3095-3, Hard

 

The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook  Element Books, London, 1997 ISBN 1-85230-948-2, Trade

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