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Calming the Monkey Mind

What prevents us from logic thinking and pure action? The monkey mind is an often discussed topic in China and grew familiar with legends like Wukong (the monkey king). This term originated from Chinese history and can also be found in Zen and Buddhism. The monkey mind as a psychological term originated from Taoism. Monkey Mind in the Western World Without meditation or other internal arts, the monkey mind is bound to be… Read More

Sima Qian’s Shiji

In Sima Qian’s Shiji, it is written that Lao Tzu was a native of the state of Chu, which is located in what is today the southern part of China. It is also written in this ancient source that Lao Tzu’s name was Li Er ( 李耳) and that he served as a keeper of archival records at the Zhou imperial court. There have also been claims that Lao Tzu was consulted by Confucius… Read More

What is Laozi’s central teaching?

The most important thing people can do in life, Laozi asserts in the Tao Te Ching and other works attributed to him, is to gain a state of silent awareness — to open the mind to its source: Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness See all things flourish and dance in endless variation And once again merge back into perfect emptiness— Their… Read More

Chinese Taoist Association marks 60th anniversary

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Chinese Taoist Association (CTA) leaders and representatives, in Beijing, the capital of China, July 17, 2017. CTA celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People Monday. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo) BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Taoist Association (CTA) celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing… Read More

The First English Interview with Chief Coach Zhong Yun Long

When Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon pushed martial arts movies into the Oscar spotlight, it also exposed one of China’s most cherished martial treasures, Wudang Mountain. Nestled in the heart of the mainland in Hubei Province, Wudang Mountain is a famous center for Taoism and is believed to be the birthplace of Tai Chi Chuan. According to legend, Tai Chi (spelled Taiji in modern Mandarin) was created by an ancient Wudang master named Zhang San Feng,… Read More

Foreigners Iodine Deficiency in Wudang

During my training in Wudangshan, I found the first six months to be physically the hardest. As my body adapted to the training routine I frequently felt the following symptoms: Tired muscles Lack of drive Powerless Concentration weakness Most of this symptoms originate from an iodine deficiency which results from sweating a lot. You should not forget that Chinese people eat fundamentally different food and in some cases, you might not be… Read More

The Oldest Documented Taoist Master Lu Zijian

Lu Zijian was well known for his high achievements in internal martial arts, Taoist alchemy & Qigong, Chinese Traditional Medicine and Chinese Traditional Painting. As a result of these excellences all converging in the same mind and body, Lu Zijian reached the age of 118 years full of vigor and a bright spirit. Lu Zijian was born in Yichang, Hubei Province, Mainland China in the 19th year of Emperor Guangxu, Qing Dynasty (15th… Read More

Master ZĪ XIǍO – Wudang Chile

WUDANG CHILE is a project conducted by Master ‘Zī Xiǎo’ Alex Mieza, 16th generation of the Wudang Sanfeng Pai lineage, great Master Yuan Xiu Gang’s official disciple. The project aims to disseminate Wudang internal martial arts and Taoist Wudang culture around the country, Chile, mainly through training courses, seminars, conferences, classes and various other activities. This project was born by an idea of Master Zi Xiao’s student, the professor Rodrigo Riveros Arias,… Read More

Visit my Wudang School in New York!

My plan for my journey: My name is Dino Santos, and I live in New York. I recently came back from my long-term studies in Wudangshan. What I wish to teach is peace and balance not fighting, and the long-term goal is to own my school that will have live in accommodation so for those who are unable to leave the country could have the opportunity to live the full-time experience of martial arts…. Read More

Wudang Style Tai-chi with Taoist Master Li

Event Time Sunday, January 3 – Saturday, January 9 All Day Type of Event: Taoist Master Li Hechun 李合春 道长 Tai Chi Retreat with Taoist Master Li: The abbot of Phoenix Temple, Chengdu in China Week 2: Wudang Style Taichi  Sunday, January 3, 2016 – Saturday, January 9, 2016 This form originated at the Taoist temples. Hence it is not a modern style, rather, it is regarded as a sacred practice. Wudang Tai Chi… Read More

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