Ten Methods of the Heavenly Dragon
When he stumbles by chance into a backstreet teashop to shelter from the unrelenting Taipei rain, the author begins a journey that will lead him to the wisdom of the Adept Shun Yuan of the Heavenly Dragon sect, an order of esoteric Buddhism laced with Taoist practices. He discovers the internal arts of chi kung and bagua and diligently practises them, and begins to see the places and people around him in a new light. However, his journey with the Adept is not without its challenges, and the author has to look to his very core to overcome the obstacles that stand in his way. Will he be able to harness the transformative energy of the dragon? Or will the wisdom of this elusive creature be beyond his grasp?
An intriguing, personal account, this book explores the author's experiences along the path to spiritual enlightenment. It will be of interest to students of the internal martial traditions as well as anyone interested in Taoism and Eastern philosophy.
(...) a great inspirational book... the authors experience comes to life... It is definitely a book that is worth reading and learning from over and over again. – Path to Wisdom blog
A truly remarkable book, profound and deeply moving! This first person account of a lifelong seeker's apprenticeship with Shun Yuan, a gentle Western-born Adept of the Tao and Taiji martial arts, enthrals the reader both as a teaching story and an introduction to as remarkable a man as any hero out of fiction. In the end, one is left with a sublime sense of inevitability and peace. An amazing achievement! – Irving Karchmar, author of Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel
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