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Benjamin Hoff (born 1946) is the author of several books on Taoism, including his bestselling The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet. Hoff grew up in Sylvan, Oregon, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing. For other uses of the words tao and dao, see Dao (disambiguation). ... The Tao of Pooh is the title of a book by Benjamin Hoff (Penguin Books, New York: 1982, ISBN 0140067477) which is a elementary but entertaining introduction to Taoism, using the fictional character of Winnie the Pooh. ... Ten years after his Tao of Pooh, in 1982, Benjamin Hoff was pressed to write a follow up of his Western inquiry into Taoism. ...


A graduate of Evergreen State College, Hoff obtained a B.A. in Asian Art in 1973. Prior to his career in writing, he worked as a tree pruner, antiques restorer, hospital orderly, investigative reporter, photojournalist, recording musician, singer, and songwriter. In his spare time, he practices Taoist yoga and T'ai Chi Ch'uan. Hatha Yoga posture Yôga, meaning union or yoking in Sanskrit, is the primary focus of Hinduisms diverse darshans or points of view. Yôga is a science of the body, the mind, the consciousness and the soul. ...


Awards

Hoff was awarded the American Book Award in 1988 for The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Rediscovered Diary of Opal Whiteley. The American Book Award was established in 1978 by the Before Columbus Foundation. ...


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Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, 2004. The Tao of Pooh is the title of a book by Benjamin Hoff (Penguin Books, New York: 1982, ISBN 0140067477) which is a elementary but entertaining introduction to Taoism, using the fictional character of Winnie the Pooh. ... Ten years after his Tao of Pooh, in 1982, Benjamin Hoff was pressed to write a follow up of his Western inquiry into Taoism. ... Wikiquote is a sister project of Wikipedia, using the same MediaWiki software. ...


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Benjamin Hoff (born 1946) is the author of several books on Taoism, including his bestselling The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet.
Hoff grew up in Sylvan, Oregon, where he acquired a fondness of the natural world that has been highly influential in his writing.
Hoff was awarded the American Book Award in 1988 for The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Rediscovered Diary of Opal Whiteley.
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