Dao De Jing Lecture

Video Length: 1 hour 24 minutes
Language: Mandarin Chinese with English interpretation

One of the most revered and sacred philosophical texts of the East, the Dao De Jing (Tao De China) teaches the unity of body and mind, as well as the interconnectedness of self and the natural world. Join Zhou Xuanyun, a life-long student of the Dao, as he expounds on the Dao De Jing and explores practical ways of incorporating its wisdom, leading to a healthier life inside and out.

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Dao De Jing Lecture

Video Length: 1 hour 24 minutes
Language: Mandarin Chinese with English interpretation

One of the most revered and sacred philosophical texts of the East, the Dao De Jing (Tao De China) teaches the unity of body and mind, as well as the interconnectedness of self and the natural world. Join Zhou Xuanyun, a life-long student of the Dao, as he expounds on the Dao De Jing and explores practical ways of incorporating its wisdom, leading to a healthier life inside and out.

Spring Qigong Series

Total Series Time: 31 minutes

During spring, the world’s Yang energy increases. It is a time of rebirth and growth. Humans experience the same energetic changes. These spring qigong practices awaken our own body after winter and welcome in the fresh spring energy.

Summer Qigong Series

Total Series Time: 30 minutes

Summer is the most Yang of the seasons. During the summer, the days are long and full of sunshine. Summer is ruled by the element fire. The organ associated with fire is the heart. The heart controls consciousness and sleep. The summer qigong practice was designed to tonify the heart, and help your Yang Qi flower open and circulate throughout your body.

Fall Qigong Series

Total Series Time: 52 minutes

Fall is a time of transition when the hot Yang energy of summer gives way to the cool Yin energy of winter. The days are shorter, the leaves fall from the trees, and we say goodbye to the long, beautiful days of summer. It is the time to take the Yang energy of summer and store it away so that it is preserved on the inside. This Qi Gong was designed to help the body smoothly move through the shift from Yang to Yin.

Winter Qigong Series

Total Series Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

During the three Winter months, Yin is dominant over Yang. The days are shorter and colder. All living things slow down. It is important to conserve energy and build strength. The organs associated with winter are the kidneys and bladder. Chinese medicine views the kidneys as the storehouse of energy that sends warmth and energy to every cell in the body. The winter qigong practices were designed to support the kidneys, keeping you strong and healthy through the cold winter months.

Tai Chi 28 Series (Demonstration)

Total Series Time: 37 minutes

This series contains high-quality demonstrations of the Wudang Tai Chi 28 movement form. The lessons in the series show a comprehensive warm up, a stretching session, the essential stances, a front view of the form, and the form in slow motion. Whether you are practicing tai chi for its health benefits or as a kind of moving meditation, tai chi will develop your balance and rooting, increase your vitality and longevity, and can help you to prevent and heal injuries and illness.

For instruction on this form, check out our "Tai Chi 28 Series (Instruction)" series of videos.

Tai Chi 28 Series (Instruction)

Total Series Time: 232 minutes

This series teaches the Wudang 28 movement tai chi form. Every lesson is taught like a full face-to-face a tai chi class, containing a warm-up, standing meditation, and movements from the 28 movement form. The final video in the series shows Xuan Yun performing the form in real time, so you can press play and follow along. Whether you are practicing tai chi for its health benefits or as a kind of moving meditation, tai chi will develop your balance and rooting, increase your vitality and longevity, and can help you to prevent and heal injuries and illness.

For a high-quality demonstration on this form, check out our "Tai Chi 28 Series (demonstration)" series of videos.

Xingyi Series

Total Series Time: 2 hours 19 minutes

Xing Yi Quan (Form and Intention Fist) is the oldest internal martial art, and is the most no-nonsense.
Xingyi practice will teach you:

- Economy of motion - direct attacks with no unnecessary movements
- Attack while defending - a block is a strike and a strike is a block

This class will begin with zhan zhuang strength training and footwork drills. Next students will learn the five element striking methods: chopping, drilling, crushing, exploding, and crossing.

The five basic movements of Xingyi are simple and easy to learn. But, the movements can be combined in hundreds of ways, with endless martial applications, making xingyi training suitable for beginners and masters alike.

Come and learn the ancient secrets of the Chinese Xingyi masters!

Daoist Gate Talks

Total Series Time: 225 minutes

In this series, Zhou Xuan Yun and his students Rick Johanson and Henry Lee discuss important topics in martial arts, wellness, and spirituality. This video series is available here on YouTube for free. Please consider watching here to support our work.