The Inspiring Life Story of Chinese Qigong Master Wang Qingyu (2 Parts)

2021-04-14T16:07:05-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In this two-part podcast, Laurie narrates and Heiner translates the biographical story of master Wang Qingyu. The story begins with Master Wang’s birth, literally on a battlefield during the Japanese invasion of China. Especially touching are his remembrances of his beloved Daoist teacher, Li Jie, a legendary Daoist hermit who taught young Wang the real value of cultivation practices–to know one’s own heart and become a truly good person.

Medicine and the Dao: New Reflections on the Relationship Between Two Vital Aspects of Chinese Culture (3 Parts)

2021-06-11T16:02:41-07:00Tags: , , , , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History,
Department of Martial Arts & Nourishing Life


HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine

After a similar lecture series Daoist Medicine: the Alchemical and Shamanic Root of Chinese Medicine that we offered 10 years ago, Prof. Wang Qingyu, China's premier expert of Daoist medicine and the ancient science of nourishing life is back with us at the ripe age of 80 to give us another round of reflections on his favorite topic.

Total running time: 3 hrs. 5 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Chinese Medicine In Crisis: Science, Politics, and the Making of “TCM”

2019-04-27T22:22:14-07:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


This article is based on the conviction that the traditional art of Oriental medicine is dying—both in mainland China, home of the mother trunk of the field, and consequently overseas where branches of the tree are trying to grow. It may be an anachronistic piece, written at a time when TCM administrators around the world are celebrating major advances in the field, such as increasing numbers of students, practitioners, patients, colleges, universities, and hospitals, which all appear to reflect a booming state of Oriental medicine.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY SEPP LEEB

Practical Guidelines for the Therapeutic Benefits of Daoist Qigong

2021-06-14T19:24:15-07:00Tags: , , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life
Total running time: 12 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this presentation, one of the few remaining masters of authentic Daoist practices in the tradition of the Yijin jing (Tendon and Sinew Changing Classic) is sharing valuable insights into the ancient medical art of Qigong.

Daoist Medicine: An Introduction

2021-06-14T19:39:25-07:00Tags: , , , |

WANG QINGYU AND HEINER FRUEHAUF
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life / National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
Total running time: 8 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Presentation about the root of Chinese medicine by one of China's only remaining elders of Daoist medicine.

Li Jie: The Life Story of a Forgotten 20th Century Master of Nourishing Life

2020-09-17T19:14:36-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Adapted and Translated from Biographical Texts by Gui Shouzhen, Wang Qingyu and Wang Chunwu

BY HEINER FRUEHAUF
National University of Natural Medicine,
College of Classical Chinese Medicine


The Hermit With the Ubiquitous Smile (Huanxi Daoren), Master Li Jie, also carried the epithets Taiqing (Supreme Purity) and Yonghong (Eternally Magnificent). He was born in Mingjing Village of Jiangyou County in Sichuan Province during the 2nd year of the Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu’s reign (1876). There, he is remembered as a child of extraordinary intelligence with an interest in martial arts, especially stick and sword forms. At age 7 he entered into private education, and eventually passed the test to become a mandarin of the first degree (Xiucai) at age 25. He was the first person ever in Mingjing Village who achieved this official rank, and with it came the love and adoration of his community. Afterwards, he worked as a teacher in local private schools around the counties of Jiangyou and Jiange.

A Die Aufzeichung vom Luofluss

2017-04-01T19:27:43-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

BY LIU YIMING
(18th century)

For our German speaking audience, Liu is the most influential Daoist writer and commentator in the last 500 years. He is known for translating some of the esoteric and highly symbolic concepts of Daoism into clear language. His commentary on the River Map is a vital piece for the understanding of yin/yang and Five Phase Element theory.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY BENJAMIN WITT

Liu Yiming: Die Flusskarte

2017-04-01T19:31:50-07:00Tags: , , , , , , |

BY LIU YIMING
(18th century)

Liu is the most influential Daoist writer and commentator in the last 500 years. He is known for translating some of the esoteric and highly symbolic concepts of Daoism into clear language. His commentary on the River Map is a vital piece for the understanding of yin/yang and Five Phase Element theory.

GERMAN TRANSLATION BY BENJAMIN WITT

The Dao of Healing (2 Parts)

2021-06-11T16:04:24-07:00Tags: , , , |

ABBOT FU YUANFA
Yuntai Guan Monastery, Sichuan, China

Daoist medicine is the mysterious precursor of Chinese medicine, a vast yet barely researched field of traditional medical science. Abbot Fu Yuanfa of the Yuntai Guan monastery in Sichuan gives a lively account of his medical and spiritual studies with his master, the legendary master healer Li Zhenguo. He outlines the importance of personal cultivation and intention in healing, as well as several profound yet simple principles for treating with herbs.

Total running time: 127 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Daoist Medicine Series: The Alchemical and Shamanic Root of Chinese Medicine (4 Parts)

2021-06-11T16:05:23-07:00Tags: , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History,
Department of Martial Arts & Nourishing Life


In these informative presentations, China’s premier expert of Daoist medicine and the ancient science of nourishing life gives an enlightening account of the ancient roots of Chinese Medicine and an overview of some of the primary healing modalities of Daoist Medicine.

Total running time: 4 hrs. 18 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

On Cultivation and the Spirit of Chinese Medicine

2021-06-11T16:05:48-07:00Tags: , , , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History,
Department of Martial Arts & Nourishing Life


In this lively presentation, China’s premier expert of Daoist medicine and the ancient science of nourishing life gives a highly personal account of the role of personal cultivation and the acquisition of practitioner knowledge in the traditional teacher–disciple relationship.

Total running time: 1 hr. 17 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

Philosophical and Cosmological Texts From the Formative Period of Chinese Medicine (The Han and Pre-Han Periods of Chinese Antiquity)

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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS AND MONOGRAPHS

COMPILED BY HEINER FRUEHAUF

Chinese medicine is a microcosmic branch of ancient Chinese philosophy and cosmology. The better one understands the philosophical foundations of Chinese medicine, the deeper one’s knowledge of its core concepts and terminology can be. Theories such as yin and yang, the five phase elements, the hierarchical relationship between matter, energy, and consciousness, the supremacy of spirit, and the twelve organ networks were first mentioned in the Daoist and Confucian classics of the Han and Pre-Han periods of Chinese antiquity (fl. 700 BC - 200 AD) before they appeared in the keystone works of Chinese medicine. The following represents a comprehensive list of relevant philosophical, scientific, and literary works from the formative period of Chinese medicine in English translation.

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