Yuan Xiu Gang Taiji Seminar in Vienna

Yuan Xiu Gang Taiji Seminar in Vienna

The grandmaster of our academy is coming to visit us in Vienna! During 20th-22th September 2019, he will hold a seminar focusing on the Wudang Taiji and Daoist philosophy.


Grandmaster Yuan Xiu Gang leads an elite school in Wudangshan and highly regards strict training schedule, self-discipline, and Daoist practice. You can read more about Yuan Xiu Gang’s background and his school in Wudang.


The life improvements of the Wudang San Feng methods can help everybody in all ages to personally develop in self-understanding oneself physically and mentally. While nature is self-explaining and rather simple, the problems people have in their everyday-lives are often hard to overcome. The understanding of the Dao is important for people who follow nature, and so this workshop aims to develop the method and understanding of Daoism.


Taiji is the principle of Yin and Yang and originates from the Daoist understanding of nature. Grandmaster Yuan Xiu Gang will explain techniques and methods and how to practically use them.

Daodejing refers to the wisdom of Laozi and the foundation of Daoist understanding. The practice is the most important part of our Daoist philosophy, and Grandmaster Yuan Xiu Gang is aiming to make specific aspects in the Daodejing clear for our western understanding.

Schedule 20.09 – 22.09

  • The first training session will start at 20.09.2019 Friday evening at 18:00 – 20:00.
  • Saturday will consist of a morning class between 9:00 – 11:00 and an afternoon class between 13:00 and 15:00.
  • Sunday will have the same schedule as Saturday.


This seminar is practically two days and a half and conveys a comprehensive understanding of Taiji and Daoist culture.

The seminar has room for a maximum of 15 participants.

Price: 350 Euro

Requirements: Taiji or Daoist clothing

For participating please contact us in the form below:

Mutual Respect in School

Mutual Respect in School

Daoism teaches us that we should focus on ourselves. Yet ignoring others is just as much an external influence that changes our nature. How do we make our place in a Wudang school?

Together we should:

  • Carefully watch and look out
  • Motivate and support each other
  • Be exemplary first

Carry Wudang always in us

Look at a place in your heart that is reserved for purity. Like the wish of a 5-year-old without intentions. Where are we if we steer our ambition in one direction without ulterior motive and unnecessary ballast? We are where freedom meets our wishes.

Many generations have experienced and supported this path to continue these teachings in our school today. Without discipline and tradition, there is no progress for us. In order to do justice to the necessary respect of our ancestors in Sanfengpai, everyone is urged to steer their ambition clearly in one direction.

The Training Path of the Daoists

The Training Path of the Daoists

Physical training is the first step in confronting your own conflicts.

The Way of Great Harmony

Whoever puts the effort out of his situation and gives up his comfort, focuses his perception step by step back to the source of all conflicts. Stress, relaxation, and actions that are directly related to our environment occur unconsciously and uncontrollably. Recognizing the origin through experience gives us the true solution of the great whole – the path of harmony.


Finding the Heart of Wudang

Finding the Heart of Wudang

When we see the swallows fly over our houses, we instinctively find a little more freedom in our heart. They glide with such elegance in the air and dance with their partners high up in the sky. It is a sign, of having a sincere heart when such good things visualize before our eyes. We are the sender and receiver of what we sow.  We live for the modality of such transcendence; it is our human nature to seek the truth within.

Walking in the Wudang Mountains is similar to this modal logic; I may reach this top of the hill just to find another top which is much higher. Finally, I realize the importance of the valleys and the lowest level of virtue. Reaching high is not essentially more complicated than stepping in the lowest valley. Away from this three dimensions, all paths are the same when we ignore the distance I may enjoy the current moment without worries; I am on the way.

In nature, there is no such thing as elegance, only purity. We define elegance when we see purity. That is why we find Taiji movements elegant when they coordinate with nature. Coordination with nature can be referred as the balance between Yin and Yang. We feel the subtle definition between those extremes, the path of tranquility; this is referred as silk thread balancing along this indescribable condition of eternity. When truth crystallizes, we find straight lines in-between; walking the path of our human nature.

We all strive for the eternal condition, yet we start living at birth and die old. What we realize is that the location called Wudang might be the very definition of life experience. When you focus, you may change the outside subconsciously. The so called immortality is like a rain drop, the acceleration to earth is not defined by itself but defined by nature. When we see the moment to become eternal, we gain immortality in an instant, but at the same time, we strive for improvement and change. We are inferior to nature and living is always a tolerance between absolutes.

It is foolish to say to enjoy each breath, but breathing is the way of human life. It is comfortable to breathe, and it differs from each location and situation. At this very moment, we grab the source of power and become apparent in our consciousness. It makes us able to define the Yang power.

I am conscious that is the pure awareness of my intuition, so I am living intentional with each breath and subconsciously live in harmony with nature.

wuwei lizard

The essence of Daoism is untough of all necessities and stares at the one truth from which all things are created. Wudang will not appear to you as beautiful but as a complete view of the fundamentals. During our practice, we strive sincerely to achieve and fail. Failing is as important as achieving to learn the value of the answer.  Achieving our goal is a given opportunity from heaven to learn our low place, we were already finished with our ideas and are satisfied, yet the whole thing is far from complete.

Ironically, I understand the behavior of the Dao, and this is why we all follow our subconsciousness. That no matter what appearance might reveal in front of you, Wudang is a way of the heart, inscribed in the very soul. I have only gained opportunities, so there is nothing to lose, that is how rich the Dao is based on the fundamentals of nature. Practice sincerely with your whole heart, do not accept half-heartily the half truth, when we put in our effort we receive the message of our behavior, only you are the judge if that is a lost or new opportunity. Correcting the balance of our world is what is desperately needed to achieve harmony with others. The way of Wudang knows no compromise or other definition, then accepting the whole being – the whole self, and embrace the whole with all that’s good and bad. The bad is a reliever of misery pointing out what is missing, and the good is a way to move forward but would not be known without the opposite.

No matter where you are, live Wudang in your heart and practice to become aware of each moment, gain the whole truth and realize what is important to you. Define yourself and give guidance to those who need it. That is the way of the Dao and the only message that will continue to reach through generations and enrich everyone with the wisdom of nature – the principle of Wuwei.

Sincerely your Master Ziji