Emei Qigong Lineage

Emei Qigong combines both Buddhist and Daoist thought and practices, with the Daoist elements addressing the health of the physical body and the Buddhist elements, focusing on spiritual development.

The Beginnings of the Linji School of Qigong

Emei, the "Lofty Eyebrow Peak" is the highest and holiest of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains, and the Golden Summit is at it's highest point.

In 1227 A.D., a Daoist monk, who lived on the mountain made a pilgrimage to the summit. Here, he meditated and fasted while spiritual masters guided his path toward wisdom and enlightenment. When he broke his fast, he took the name "Bai Yun" or "White Cloud". 

The enlightened monk combined more than 3,600 schools of thought, philosophies, and techniques that had been taught to him by his teachers and created a comprehensive system of health called the Emei Linji School of Qigong - or Emei Qigong for short.

The Linji school is the largest Chan (Zen) Buddhist sect in China. Emei Qigong includes facets of Buddhism, Karma Kanyu, extrasensory perception (ESP), acupuncture, herbal and Chinese medicine, Daoist, and Buddhist Qigong, Taiji, diagnosis and treatment, iron body, forms, qigong exercises and movements, meditation, martial arts, and more. 

This system is devoted to maintaining excellent health, qigong therapy, and treating diseases while developing the highest levels of spiritual development.

All of these principles contribute to the effectiveness of Qigong therapy. Throughout the years, this comprehensive system, based on energy science, has empowered people to build their vital energy along with their life force energy.

The frequency used by Emei Qigong is designed for healing. This unbroken lineage continues today. Discover Healing with Qi. 

In a pure vision, the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, the great spirit of Emei Mountain, told Grandmaster Bai Yun to take the teachings and pass them down, lineage holder to lineage holder, master to master, in order to help future generations.

Grandmaster Bai Yun chronicled the sacred knowledge in a book called "The Emei Treasured Lotus Canon".

Mount Emei Golden Summit

Mount Emei Golden Summit
Mount Emei is one of the four Sacred Mountains of China

During the years surrounding the Second World War, Grandmaster Yong Yan

This was a time of great political and social turmoil in China, and people's lives were very difficult. During this time Grandmaster Yong Yan was traveling from mountain to mountain, and he met an Army Major General, Zhou Qian Chuan.  Major General Zhou had serious internal cracking in his liver caused by the violent vibrations of a bomb that had exploded very close to him

He had tried all the famous Western medical doctors, and no one could heal him. Grandmaster Yong Yan befriended the Major General, and treated and cured his ailments and his internal organs, with Qigong healing techniques, universal energy, and qigong therapy.

The Major General was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. He wanted to leave all of his responsibilities to become a monk and serve this great man who had restored his health. 

Grandmaster Yong Yan refused his request to become a monk but allowed him to come to Emei Mountain to study under him. Zhou Qian Chuan studied and served Grandmaster Yong Yan for 13 years and the Grandmaster ordained him as the first layman to receive the title of Lineage Holder.

 This was a significant change in the philosophy of only passing down this sacred information from monk to monk. The lay lineage holder was to have two major responsibilities, one was to spread the teachings of qigong therapy and Emei Qigong to the public so that more people may benefit from the powerful knowledge held within the Emei tradition. The other was to pass the  Emei Qigong teachings to the designated Monk (see below).

Grandmaster JuZan, the end of the Second World War

When the Second World War ended, Grandmaster Zhou went to Beijing to seek the Supreme Buddhist Abbot JuZan, the monk to whom he would pass the Emei Qigong traditions and teachings.

Abbot JuZan's religious status and title are similar to that of the Tibetan Dalai Lama. Abbot JuZan knew of this great Emei Qigong system through visions and was prepared for Grandmaster Zhou's arrival.

After a number of years of studying (1950 - 1958), Grandmaster Zhou ordained Abbot JuZan to also be the 12th Lineage Holder. Grandmaster Zhou taught the monk everything that Grandmaster Yong Yan had taught him, and they shared the lineage together.

China's Cultural Revolution began, and Grandmaster JuZan was wrongfully imprisoned for eight years. In prison, he meditated and saw the future of Emei Qigong. He was released in the early 1970s.

Emei Qigong Grandmaster Juzan

              Grandmaster JuZan

Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong

             Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong

Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong, to the Present

The future envisioned by Grandmaster JuZan centered on a young man named Fu Wei Zhong who began his training on the day he was born in 1949. Driven by a deep interest in old texts, he studied traditional Chinese Medicine and read ancient Chinese philosophies when he was only six years old.

By the age of 12, Fu Wei Zhong was treating and healing people with techniques he had learned from his readings, qigong therapy, and the instruction from his grandfather, a traditional Chinese medical doctor.

He began his martial arts training in Shaolin Gongfu at the age of seven. He became a student of Luo Xing Wu, an eminent Chinese martial arts Grandmaster, from whom he learned many martial arts disciplines, including Xingyi and Bagua Gongfu.

Like many other young people during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Fu Wei Zhong was sent to northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. Because he was training, he worked as a veterinarian.

 He was 18 years old when he arrived and opened a medical clinic. For eight years he used traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. qigong therapy and treatment techniques, including acupuncture and Chinese massage to treat multitudes of sick people and animals with great success.

Fu Wei Zhong returned to Beijing in 1976 and taught martial arts at the Beijing Dongcheng District Martial Arts School for a year. He planned to take a master's degree in religion and was looking forward to a renowned teacher to guide him in his studies.

A friend took him to meet Abbot Ju Zan, the Supreme Abbott of Chinese Buddhism and the 12th Lineage Holder of Emei Qigong.

Since childhood, Fu Wei Zhong kept having a recurring dream of a monk. He did not recognize the monk nor knew why the images kept coming to him. When he saw the Abbot, he recognized him as the monk from his dreams. At their meeting, they looked at each other and the Abbot said, "Oh, you've finally arrived, it's time for you to train" as if they already knew each other.

Fu Wei Zhong Underwent Training To Be The 13th Layman Lineage Holder Of Emei Qigong

He received training in Buddhism, Daoism, traditional Chinese medicine, Taijiquan, Qigong, Feng Shui, future prediction, and other Dharma methods exclusively transmitted from one Lineage Holder to another within the Emei Qigong system. Fu Wei Zhong was usually in seclusion - studying, cultivating, and integrating the system's ancient tests into practical forms and easy-to-read language that could be effectively taught to the public.

In 1984, the title of 13th Lineage Holder was bestowed on him. He received the Emei Qigong sacred book, "The Emei Treasured Lotus Canon" and officially assumed the title of Grandmaster as well as the responsibilities of being the Lineage Holder. Fu Wei Zhong still holds both titles today.

Grandmaster JuZan directed him to begin teaching publicly, so that "the pain and suffering of the world could end and to allow Emei Qigong to bring humanity to shine like the sun". As Grandmaster, Fu Wei Zhong taught practitioners the art of cultivating internal energy and emotional balance. 

Emei Qigong 13th Lineage Holder Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong

            Grandmaster Fu Wei Zhong
        Emei Qigong 13th Lineage Holder 

In the spring of 1985, Fu Wei Zhong, began teaching Emei Qigong healing techniques throughout China, initiating a national revitalization of the role of Qigong in Chinese medicine's theory and practice. 

In 1980, he went into seclusion again to meditate for three more years. During this period of extended meditation, he achieved the Qigong state necessary to decode and decipher the obscure and complex Emei Qigong teachings and techniques and adapt them into a form that could be more easily taught to the public in our fast-paced society, 

Grandmaster Fu now teaches some of these skills as well as trains his advanced students to become teachers of this incredible health-giving system in lectures, seminars, and writings.

At the age of 36, he was recognized as one of the most prominent Grandmasters of Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese dubbed him the "Emei Wizard" and "China's Medical Buddha" as well as deemed him "the father of Modern Medical Qigong".

In addition, Fu Wei Zhong has been made lifetime president of two Qigong institutions: The International Medical Qigong Academy and the Emei Linji International Qigong Medical Research Institute, and he holds honorary positions and titles in more than 50 hospitals, medical colleges, Qigong clinics and Qigong associations in China.

Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China

Leshan Grand Giant Buddha statue in Sichuan province China

Fu Wei Zhong immigrated to the United States in 1995. His goal was to disseminate Emei Qigong's therapeutic techniques so that its methods could be fused with contemporary Western medical techniques. During his time in the States, Grandmaster Fu gave lectures and workshops in over 30 American cities.

He was invited to the University of San Francisco and the University of California at San Diego to lecture on Qigong and was a visiting professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.

There he taught curriculum-required courses in the Qigong methodology of Qi (energy) emission for diagnosis and treatment. Grandmaster Fu now spends time in both China and the United States as well as spreading Emei Qigong to other parts of the world.

Fu Wei Zhong had made two major promises to his master, Abbot JuZan. First, he was to pass on the complete teachings of the Emei Linji Qigong tradition to the next monk lineage holder, which he has already accomplished. Secondly, he was going to spread the teachings of Emei Qigong to the world so that many can benefit from it.

To spread the teachings of Emei Qigong to the world, he has developed a system of courses that are completed by dedicated students. Many of his students have become teachers using this system to continue his work to spread and share the benefits embodied in Emei Qigong.

These qigong therapy techniques, referred to as medical qigong, help practitioners maintain and enhance their own health as well as others. Grandmaster Fu added the Wuji Gong Form, the Emei Universal Healing Mantra, and Sacred Healing Sounds (sound healing) as part of the Emei Teachings. 

His Level 2 Seminar includes empowerment, which leads the path to true enlightenment... Discover Healing with Qi.   

Today, there are thousands of Emei Qigong students in the United States and more than 2 million followers of Emei Qigong worldwide. What the modern world needs now more than ever, is a heart-centered system like Emei Qigong to bring health, vitality, and true kindness to people.

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