Fostering the Taoist tradition through Cultivation, Education, and the Arts



 Wood Carving Retreat

Sat Jan 27th 9:00am – Sunday Jan. 28st 4:00pm


Carving Master Hideta Kitazawa will be visiting from Japan for a woodcarving workshop that will  focus on the Mountain Gate



dongyang_6bHIDETA KITAZAWA (Shinto Temple Carver, Mask Carver) Born February 4th 1968, Hideta chose to follow his fathers footsteps and become a second generation woodcarving artist. In 1991 after graduating from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a major in Forest Management, he went on to begin intensive woodcarving studies with his father Ikkyou Kitazawa. Since that time, he has received a number of awards including the Outstanding Youth Artesian Award for Tokyo 1997 and the Yokohama Noh Drama Hall Director’s Prize in 2003. He has exhibited his works both nationally and internationally and his carvings of Shinto floats and o-mikoshi are in current use throughout Japan’s Kanto area. His masks are also used extensively by a number of noh and kyogen professionals.




You and your guests are cordially invited to attend Taoist Studies Institute’s


Chinese New Year Celebration

 Year of the Dog

Fundraising Dinner & Auction

held at the Institute

Saturday, Feb 17th from 5:30pm-9:30pm

~ The Evening’s Offerings will include ~

A Sumptuous Feast

Silent Auction

Martial Arts Performance


Live Music & Singing

& More



Hunyuan Gong Workshop

Instructor: Harrison Moretz

Sunday Feb. 4th 9:00am – Noon

 We will explore the principles and theory of the Hun Yuan Gong set.

Detailed instruction will be given breaking down the body mechanics of the movement, use of intent, and methods to make the practice more efficacious.

Hun Yuan Gong is the most important of the Qigong methods in the Hun Yuan system.

This method gathers Qi from the environment and uses it to augment our prenatal Qi (our genetic inheritance).

To this end, the methods open the Qi-channels of the body and establish the Danqiao or Dantian, the energetic openings in the body where the qi, essence and spirit are cultivated.

Hun Yuan Gong promotes health, prolongs life, deepens stillness, and increases internal strength.