Grand Master Mantak Chia was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1944. He was initiated into meditation practices by Buddhist monks at the age of 6. While studying in Hong Kong, he learned Tai Chi Chuan, Aikido, and Kundalini Yoga from a variety of teachers. His pursuit of Taoist teachings led him to meet the White Cloud Hermit, a Taoist Master originally from Central China, living at that time in the mountains not far from Hong Kong. Master Yi Eng was to become Master Mantak Chia's principal teacher.
Over a period of five years, Master Yi transmitted the most sacred and closely held Taoist practices to Grand Master Mantak Chia. Grand Master Mantak Chia undertook to integrate them with his studies in western physical anatomy. Through this process he created a unique view of the internal aspects of these practices.
He has created the Universal Healing Tao system a way for anyone to quickly get to the essence of subtle practices whose real purpose has been shrouded in secrecy for millenia. The author of dozens of books, booklets, videos and CDs describing the theory and methods of these practices, Grand Master Mantak Chia has taught hundreds of thousands of eager students the principles of Taoist internal practice over the past 40 years. He has certified hundreds of Instructors and Practitioners to help in the transmission of these teachings.
- Tao teachings simplified and made relevant for Westerners
- A unique perspective on the intersection of health and spiritual practices
- Simple, practical applications of Taoism to many aspects of everyday life