Many thanks for your interest in this very special journey to sacred Mount Wudang and the Treasure study of Wudang Taoist internal alchemy!
To better prepare the workshops, Wudang Taoist Health Preservation Association chooses their most prominent teachers and motivates most resources, in order to make the workshops a success. Here we list the masters who are in charge of teaching the study:
As a long term Taoist embracer, Master Hu began his study of Taoism from as young as 19 years old when China still hesitated at the door of opening up to the outside world. Due to the weak constitution he got ill most often and various medicine had been always his close friend since 12 years old. To discharge the harassment by illness he tried Kungfu bare-handed form sets, weapons manipulation, long-distance run, basketball, Qigong of a variety of schools, secret herbal medicine formulas, and so on. At last, Qigong practice brought a eventual recovery and from that time on he began to devote his efforts upon the study of Taoism, Buddhism and their study of enlightenment. He is an expert in internal alchemy practice because he traveled many places within China to search for the answers from many Taoist and Buddhist hermits hiding in deep and secluded places. His reading was so extensive that most of his friends often feel surprised at the volume of his book reservation when they visited him.
He has been a disciple in western school of Taoism from 1999 and was apprenticed to two famous alchemy practice masters of this school. His articles and essays often have reference to classics from masters of this school.
He had been involved in transmitting the learning on the subject from 1996 to 2016. He wrote many articles and essays and had several English books to be published via Amazon:
1) Resonance and Transcendence with Great Nature
2) Revealing the Tao Te Ching: In-depth Commentaries on an Ancient Classic.
Master Hu is also a diligent practitioner, rather than a worm crawling only among books. He prefers to go into retreat in deep valleys to meditate. So far, he almost finished construction of the hermitage house in a secluded place and his plan is well under the way towards becoming a hermit finally.
He now serves as teacher promulgating the knowledge in the field at Wudang Taoist Kungfu Academy. He is responsible for teaching the lecture contents based upon his fluent English speaking and expression skills which was gained from many years of being mentor.
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Master Zhang Mingshan
Master Zhang Mingshan was born in Fuyang City, Henan Province. He started to learn kungfu in a local martial arts school at the age 11. At the age 13, he was selected to be a member of Wudang Kungfu Troupe due to his outstanding Kungfu capability and hard work. He went abroad with the troupe to propagate Wudang Wushu and its special culture for several years. He performed very well in 2001 and 2002, attended the kungfu championship held by Henan Province and Zhengzhou City respectively, and got two winners and runners-up.
In July 2001, he was selected as a prominent member of government kungfu delegation to take part in the second session of kungfu exhibition and was honored as “ the national outstanding Kungfu practitioner”. He has been invited to give Tai Chi performances to many national leaders.
He is responsible for the teaching of Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and Taoist Yoga.
Master Zhang Jia Lee
Serving as the first disciple of famous Wudang Kungfu master You Ming Sheng, master Zhang Jia Lee specializes in typical hard Wudang Kungfu forms and his internal Kungfu often leaves strong impression to spectators. Some tourists in Wudang often feel alarmed when he strikes against a big tree while all leaves begin to shake or fall down. He often attends various Kungfu championship to be held within China and now enjoys more and more popularity among common people and Kungfu practitioners.
Most of the time, he teaches his disciples at Prince Slope Temple Complex, to disseminate the Wudang Kungfu and its culture. In the upcoming workshops he would teach Wudang Tai Chi Chuan and Taoist Yoga.
Teaching assistant: Muriel Kirton (from UK)
Muriel began her study of Taoist practices 29 years ago when living and working in China and was introduced to additional meditation and healing traditions while in Egypt and India. To add a western perspective to her understanding, she further explored the Science of Consciousness, as taught at the Monro Institute, USA, and the International Academy of Conscientology in London. However, Taoist study and practice remained her primary focus, and during this time, she became certified as an instructor of Healing Tao and practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang and Tuina. For the last ten years, she has taught and has been a practicing therapist in several countries.
Over the last six years, Muriel has undertaken intensive training in Wudang with Master Hu Xue Zhi, and is authorized to teach DaMo-Qigong and Wudang Taoist Internal Alchemy in UK and elsewhere.
Group guide and assistant: Sonia
As an Italian Sonia has a Master's degree in Chinese Language and Culture. She has been studying chinese for 6 years and she can also speak English. Sonia has been living in Beijing since August 2008 and now is working as translator. Sonia's degree thesis was about Chinese internal Alchemy.
She translated some tales about the Immortal 吕洞宾 and also commented some parts of book concerning in particular to all the steps of the alchemical process and all the element involved in it.
She would like to go on with research about this topic, and would like to start studying this practice. Sonia has good communication skills and regard this experience with other participants would be amazing. She would be pleased to take care of all group people with her rich experience in China. Her contact email is Sonia_diclemente
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