Master Zhongxian Wu was born on China’s eastern shore in a small coastal mountain village in Zhejiang Province, where the sun’s rays first touch the Chinese mainland. He began practicing Qigong and Taiji at an early age. Inspired by the immediate strengthening effects of this practice, he committed himself to the life-long pursuit of the ancient arts of internal cultivation.
Since 1972, Master Wu has devoted himself to the study of classical Chinese arts – Qigong/Neigong, Taiji, internal martial arts, Chinese medicine, astrology, cosmology, Yijing science, talisman calligraphy, ancient Chinese music – and has studied with the highest level masters of these fields. He is the lineage holder of four traditional schools of internal cultivation practices.
Master Zhongxian Wu, a 1989 graduate of XiDian 西電 University in Xi’an China, worked as a Aerospace Engineer in Xi’an for 12 years. During this time, he also served as Director of the Shaanxi Province Association for Somatic Science and the Shaanxi Association for the Research of Daoist Nourishing Life Practices.
In this capacity, he conducted many investigations into the clinical efficacy of Qigong and authored numerous works, (including five books) on the philosophical and historical foundations of China’s ancient life sciences. He began teaching Qigong instructors in 1988. Since then, Master Wu has instructed thousands of practitioners throughout China, North America and Europe.
In 2001, Master Wu was recruited by the Classical Chinese Medicine Department of the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon to help develop their Chinese medicine program. He served as Senior Instructor and Resident Expert of Qigong and Taiji at NUNM for four years. During his time at NUNM, Master Wu was also sub-investigator of a 2003 Qigong research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA.
Master Wu presents trainings and workshops for professionals and the general public in Qigong, Taiji and topics related to the classical Chinese arts around China, North America and Europe.
Author of dozens published articles on Chinese wisdom traditions, Master Wu is the first author to publish a book on Chinese Shamanic Qigong in English, Vital Breath of the Dao – Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong (Laohu Gong). He has also published the following books in English (in addition to 5 in Chinese):
Committed to bringing the authentic teachings of classical Chinese wisdom traditions (such as Qigong/NeiGong, Taiji, XinYi, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese astrology, Chinese cosmology, Fengshui and Yijing science) to the Western audience, Master Wu offers classes, workshops, seminars and long-term training programs to provide annual opportunities for students to deepen their study of traditional Daoist practices.
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