Tag: Chinese wisdom traditions

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong in Portland, Oregon


In Daoist tradition, the fire dragon is a symbol of the internal alchemy processes that refine and transform the physical body into a balanced state to recover, restore and maintain well being.

Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong form is an ancient method of transforming areas of stagnation in the 15 main meridians of the body. We use the Zhen 震 Thunder mantra, ShiXuan 十宣 Points, and the spiraling movement of the Dragon to ignite the inner fire in our lower DanTian, awaken our ShenQi 神氣 (spiritual energy) and harness the power of our best medicines – Jing, Qi, and Shen – to transform disease and move closer to the Dao.

Students of all levels are welcome!

Opening the Spiritual Fortress (Baltimore, MD)


It was wonderful to connect with old cultivation friends and meet new practitioners in Baltimore, Maryland for the weekend!

In China’s esoteric shamanic (Mt. EMei) tradition, each joint of the body is a spiritual gate.

In this workshop, Master Wu shared a gentle, yet powerful Qigong form developed to open your body – your spiritual fortress – and make room for deep healing and inner transformation to occur.

BaGua XinJing weekly classes in Stockholm


We will continue offering lunchtime Qigong on Tuesdays on Södermalm (Stockholm). Students of all levels are welcome – please join us for Qigong Tuesdays!

Dai Family XinYi 心意 is China’s most esoteric qigong and internal martial arts system. In this training, students will learn HunYuanZhuang 混元樁, the fundamental XinYi standing posture, and XinJing 心鏡, eight gentle movements designed to increase physical strength, nourish the joints and balance the mind.

Class meets Tuesdays, 12:15-13:15: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar 1, 15, 22, 29

4th Scandinavian TCM Congress (Slettestrand, Denmark)

Daoist cowboys - Peter Firebrace and Master Wu
Daoist cowboys – Peter Firebrace and Master Wu

The Congress theme, “Chinese Medicine and Spirituality: Cultivation of the Practitioner, the Healer and the Alchemist” drew 150 participants gathered together for inspiration from all over the world – Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Holland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Australia and the United States!  Master Wu taught Cosmic Orbit Qigong and Fire Dragon Meridian Qigong, both from China’s esoteric Mt. EMei tradition.

New Release! Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches book

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches (TianGan DiZhi)

The Heart of Chinese Wisdom Traditions

Essential reading for serious students of Chinese practical arts, including medicine, martial arts and FengShui, Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr. Karin Taylor Wu provide a detailed explanation of the 22 GanZhi symbols in this book, outlining the characteristics of each, and their interactions and relationships.

TianGan (Heavenly Stems) and DiZhi (Earthly Branches), commonly abbreviated to GanZhi, originated in the ancient Chinese cosmological sciences and is a complex calendrical system which was created to codify the patterns of life and of the universe itself. The ten symbols of Gan express the Yin or Yang perspective of Five Elements and embody the Way of Heaven. The 12 symbol of Zhi, made manifest in the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, hold the root of each Element and embrace the Way of Earth.

Poetic summaries from the Song Dynasty’s astrology classic, DiTianShui 滴天髓, give the reader a deep understanding of the nature of each Stem and their relationship to each other. Offering an unprecedented insight into the subtleties and far-reaching influence of this ancient system, this book will be invaluable for the study or practice of Chinese medicine, FengShui, Chinese astrology, traditional Chinese cosmology, Qigong, Taiji and other inner cultivation practices.

Contents: Foreword. The Role of TianGan DiZhi in Yijing Culture. Preface. RenTianZhiDao (The Way of Man and Nature). 1. TongTianShenShu (Mystical Tree of Heaven): The Way of Heaven and Earth, The Origin of GanZhi, The Magic Tree, Celestial Connection of GanZhi, GanZhi YinYang, GanZhi WuXing, QiYun (The Rhythm of Qi) 2. TianGan (Heavenly Stems): Jia, Yi, Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren, Gui. 3. DiZhi (Earthly Branches): Zi, Chou, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xü, Hai 4. GanZhi He Hua (Transformation): WuXingXiangSheng (Birth Principle), WuXingXiangKe (Control Principle), WuShiWuXingHuaTu (Wu Family Five Elements Transformation Diagram), TianGanHeHua (Stems Transformation Principle), WuYun (Five Cosmological Energies), DiZhiLiuHe (Branches Six Unions Principle), DiZhiSanHui (Branches Tri-gathering Principle), DiZhiSanHe (Branches Tri-combination Principle), DiZhiLiuChong (Branches Six-Repellings Principle), LiuQi (Six Cosmological Qi), DiZhiLiuHai (Branches Six-Harmings Principle), LiuShuiHuaJia (Sixty Stem Branch Combinations) 5. GanZhi JingShen (The Spirit of GanZhi): JiaMu, YiMu, BingHuo, DingHuo, WuTu, JiTu, GengJin, XinJin, RenShui, GuiShui. Afterword. Appendix. Index.


“This book offers an unprecedented contribution to Daoism, the Yijing, traditional medicine, internal alchemy and Qigong practice to the English-speaking world.”

—Grandmaster Ren FaRong 任法融, China’s leading scholar of the DaoDeJing and Daoist internal alchemy and president of the Chinese Daoist Association

“A must read for every serious student of classical Chinese medicine and ancient cosmology.”

—Heiner Fruehauf, Ph.D., Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine, National College of Natural Medicine

“From, to and for the Great Oneness comes a soul size gift in the form of a book—Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches.”

—Dianne M. Connelly, Ph.D., M.Ac. (UK), co-founder of Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health), author, and Chinese medicine practitioner

“From star pattern etymology for Chinese characters to practical seasonal advice, from discussion of the application of hidden stems to the complexities of alchemical transformation, this book serves as an essential primer that will be of use to beginner and advanced practitioner alike in the study of the pulsing rhythms of unfolding time.”

—Peter Firebrace, BAc, MBAcC, co-founder of Monkey Press, past principle of the International College of Oriental Medicine (England), Chinese medicine practitioner and musician

2014 Dai Family XinYi China Trip!

2014XinYiGroupIn April 2014, we welcomed a group of international students (from Belgium, Canada, China, Switzerland, UK, and US) to Taigu, China (Shanxi Province) to train Dai Family XinYi internal martial arts with lineage holders Master Wu and Grandmaster Zhao. It was wonderful to have our daily practice in the courtyard of an ancient Daoist temple nearby!

During the trip, we also celebrated Grandmaster Zhao’s 80th birthday with members of his family and some of his select students from all over China.

Chinese New Year Celebration (Stockholm)!

NewYear201431 January 2014

kl 18.30-21.30

Join us for a taste of traditional Chinese culture!

GuQin 古琴 – live musical performance on the ‘instrument of the sages’, the traditional silk stringed Chinese zither

ChaDao 茶道 – Chinese tea ceremony featuring Bamboo Heart Green Tea, Eastern Eye Mountain Oolong, 25 year aged Pu’er

ShuDao 書道 – Chinese calligraphy demonstration – Qigong and the art of painting with the breath

JiaWu 甲午 – Chinese cosmological forecast of coming year of the Wood Horse

Where:    Stiftelsen Hälsans Hus Fjällgatan 23 B         116 28 Stockholm

Cost:        380kr

Contact:  info@masterwu.net