A note from the founders, Huixian Chen and Pingping Li:
For many years, we have had the privilege of studying in China with extraordinarily gifted qigong masters and doctors of Chinese Medicine. Since 1994, we have led study trips to China to help qigong students and teachers from the United States advance in their studies to higher levels. While we will continue to organize these trips, we now have the opportunity to sponsor many of these great teachers from China to teach in the United States. It is a great honor to welcome the following Master-level instructors and lineage holders to Wisdom and Peace Wellness Center.
Master Wang, Zhezhong/ photo by Shari McBride
Master Wang, Zhezhong Master Wang, Zhezhong is the 19th generation lineage holder of the Wang Family Turtle Longevity Qigong, a qigong system that has been practiced by the Wang Family for several hundred years. He began his training at the age of four by his grandfather. Finding Master Wang to be diligent and gifted, his grandfather passed on to him all the secrets and techniques unique to their family form. As the form was considered a family heirloom, the successive lineage holders of this form were not permitted to teach the form to the general public. Moved by the condition of the general public in the years following the Cultural Revolution, Master Wang broke with the family tradition after careful consideration and began to teach the form publicly in China. Student response was very enthusiastic, as the form was found to be tremendously effective. Turtle Longevity Qigong quickly gained an excellent reputation and came to be regarded as one of the best qigong forms in China.
Master Wang was later invited to teach in Japan and Canada, and the form was eventually introduced to the United States of America in 1993. Since that time, over 300 teachers of this form have been certified and countless students in the United States have benefited from this powerful healing practice.
Master Wang's many years of personal practice of his family's methods have developed in him a unique gift: the power to heal patients through talking to them. This therapeutic treatment has proven effective in person, via telephone, and via videotape. He has been invited to demonstrate this unusual healing method in France, Malaysia, Singapore and Hongkong in 2004.
Master Wang, Zhongping
Master Wang, Zhongping Master Wang, Zhongping began his study of Shao Lin martial arts and meditation as a child. As an adult, after more than ten years of thorough study in Chinese medicine, psychology, physiology and traditional Chinese techniques and theories for health, he has developed a new self-healing therapy. It is called The Balancing Power of Nature, or Heart Therapy. He has worked tirelessly to benefit peoples' health, teaching this therapy to thousands of students who have experienced healing through its practice. The results have been very positive.
Master Wang has published and lectured extensively in China with significant accomplishment. He began in 1992 by establishing the Awareness to Health Wellness Institute. In 1993, he published the book Contemplation of Qi for Longevity in China. In 1995 he was invited to make a series of lectures on health on Beijing Radio Station. Millions of listeners tuned in with great interest. In 1996, Master Wang participated in the Asian Symposium of Psychology and Health and his essay "Psychological Adjustment and Health" was chosen in the collection of essay of the Symposium. In 1998, his article "Psychological Adjustment and Resistance of Cold" was published in Chinese Heath Magazine in the United States. The article was awarded a gold medal in 1999. In 2000, Master Wang and his students were honored as "Health Stars" by the Beijing Bureau of Physical Culture.
The following example shows the effectiveness of his teaching and methods: since 1996 he has trained hundreds of people to be able to practice hours of sitting meditation outdoors in temperatures below zero, dressed in nothing more than t-shirts and shorts. For this he has won national honors.
Thousands of patients have regained their health by using Master Wang Zhong Ping's Heart Therapy. This therapy is a medical revolution and will be a great contribution to civilization in the 21st century.
Professor Yu, Xiaofei
Professor Yu, Xiaofei Professor Yu, Xianfei was a graduate student of Astrophysics at Nanjing University. As a graduate student he began his studies in Buddhism and Daoism. Since his graduation, for over 20 years, he has been teaching Chinese philosophy, specializing in Buddhism, at a school of the leading personals of the Chinese government.
In the late 1990s, Professor Yu became a very popular teacher in the Buddhist community, gaining a reputation as such a wise teacher that very high-ranking Buddhist masters came to study with him. Profound wisdom and knowledge are the hallmarks of Professor Yu's lectures. He is also an advocate of qigong. He has practiced and studied qigong deeply. He has worked very hard to promote qigong, giving many lectures on qigong and traditional Chinese culture. He has organized national conferences and symposiums of advanced qigong that have had significant influence in qigong's development in China. He now is focusing on studies of Sanskrit. He plans to retranslate Buddhist texts from Sanskrit into modern Chinese. Professor Yu's excellent reputation as scholar, teacher and lecturer in the Buddhist and qigong communities is well deserved and his contributions in all these fields will be remembered in history.
Master Cao, Manliang
Master Cao, Manliang Master Cao, Manliang became interested in the famous Chinese philosophical fable Journey to the West as a small boy. He adored the spiritual power and the martial art skills of the Monkey King in the story. He began to learn martial arts at the age of 11, studying Shao Lin Quan with a famous master. At the age of only 13, Master Cao already had become adept at many difficult martial arts techniques. For a few years during the Cultural Revolution he did not have the opportunity to study. Later, when other kids were staying home or traveling to other cities, Master Cao practiced diligently with his teacher. By the age of 18, he already became a very prominent martial artist.
In 1983 he began his studies with a master of qigong, Zhang Yulin, who taught him an advanced type qigong called Chinese Genuine Qigong, also known as Soul Therapy. Master Cao has been teaching martial arts and qigong in China for more than twenty years and looks forward to sharing his wisdom and skill with students in the United States.
Professor Lin, Qingquan
Professor Lin, Qingquan
Professor Lin, Qingquan grew up in a medical family and became interested in spiritual chanting at an early age. In college he majored in physics, and all his life has found himself deep in thought, trying to discover the truth of the universe.
In the 1950s he was exiled to Xinjiang province to work as a shepherd. During the long years of his exile on the boundless grasslands, he experienced many extraordinary encounters. He saw UFOs landing close by. He was visited by those celestial beings and he recorded the information he had received during that time. His latent potentials were quickly cultivated and in the process he gained extraordinary spiritual powers.
In 1990, after he was sent back to the city of Canton, Professor Lin established an institute to research the secrets of the nature. His first series of books, Contemplation of the Universe, was a best seller in China and has had great influence on the qigong community. Ever since then, he has written many books about spirituality and sciences of the future. His five volume series entitled TaiJi Light introduces Oriental Qigong theories, ancient Chinese philosophies, UfOlogy, Multiple-Dimensional Physics, Mathematics of the future, Somatic Science and Theories of the Immortality of the Soul. Professor Lin's work will contribute tremendously to the inter-planetary civilization of the future.
Master Zhang, Yulei
Master Zhang, Yulei Master Zhang, Yulei is a former college professor of agriculture. He became interested in qigong as a college student and later became a Soaring Crane Qigong instructor. Inspired by the Universe, he developed Chinese Wisdom Qigong in the late 1970s. This form is so effective that millions of people have learned and practiced it. Master Zhang established centers all over China and became one of the most well-known qigong masters in China.
In general, qigong practice is contraindicated for mental illness. Chinese Wisdom Qigong is an exception, as it is the only form that is safe and effective in treating disorders of this kind. Many psychiatric patients have recovered their mental health through practice of this form. For many years Master Zhang has devoted himself to this cause. He loves his students like a father loves his children. He is legal guardian to several students who were rejected by their families and now live in the sanitarium where Master Zhang primarily teaches. In addition to training his students in qigong, he also cares for them 24 hours a day. Many of his patients have recovered their health under his care and have begun to live a normal life.
Master Zhang has published several books on the subject of qigong and mental illness including Non-Medical Therapy of Psychiatrics and Asking the Brain for Health. His contribution to this field of study and treatment is invaluable and gives cause for great hope among the Mental Health community here in the United States.
Dr. Li, Shanyu
Dr. Li, Shanyu Dr. Li, Shanyu is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner and has studied Chinese Medicine, I Ching Medicine and Qigong for many years. After more than 10 years of hard work, on the basis of the results of her research she invented the Eight Trigram Digital Therapy.
At one time Dr. Li had been physically very weak. She used this Digital Therapy method to treat herself consistently and regained her health. Since that time she has applied this therapy to her patients in combination with regular treatments and medication. Her patients experienced such rapid and complete healing that an increasing number of patients asked to be treated by her. Before long she became nationally famous for her new method of therapy.
The therapy and the positive response to it were reported extensively in newspapers and magazines in China. In order to benefit more people, Dr. Li and her husband, Professor Li, Jianming, published two books: Eight Trigram Digital Therapy and The Miracles of Eight Trigram Digital Therapy. They were invited to attend many national and international medical conferences to introduce this groundbreaking new therapy. In 1997, Dr. Li began to train people all over China to be practitioners of her new healing method.
Master Ma, Chengkai
Master Ma, Chengkai Master Ma, Chengkai is a former journalist. He became very ill in his late thirties, a result of overwork, becoming bed-ridden with terminal illness. Depressed, he began to question why people had to comply with their fate, rather than finding a way to help survive diseases.
In search of a cure, he visited many psychic healers for treatment. He experienced all kinds of different psychic healing methods. He discovered that the secret of psychic healing power lies in the way the healers think. He came to the conclusion that a super way of thinking links with super energy. Based on this idea, he studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, ancient Chinese philosophy and qigong theories. Fifteen years of research resulted in Master Ma's basic concept: the key to health, wisdom and enlightenment is in our own hands. Master Ma's method, the Super Energy Clapping Hands Method, has proven remarkably effective in stimulating self-healing. Upon introduction to the public, this method became one of the most popular qigong methods in China. Everywhere in China the sound of clapping hands could be heard on the roadsides or in the parks, early in the morning and in the evening. This form keeps people healthy, happy and connected, and will become very popular in the United States in the coming years.