|Harrison Moretz 莫承華, and founder of the Taoist Studies Institute, Harrison has been practicing and teaching Taoist cultivation and internal martial arts for 40 years. He has dedicated his life to penetrating and disseminating the essence of traditional Taoist practice and culture. Harrison is a 19th-Generation Chen-style Taiji, and 2nd-Generation Hunyuan Taiji Master. He is a formal disciple of Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan founder Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang.
As a teacher, he has an extraordinary skill to be able to transmit the subtleties of internal martial arts, and of the Tao. Many students over the years have gone through life changing experiences under his tutelage.
|Shoko Zama began her study of Taiji and Qigong in Japan in 1980. She had moved to Seattle in 1988 and met Madam Gao Fu in 1989 , started to study Chen Style Taiji with her. After she met Master Feng ZiQiang in 2000, he prompted her to study Hunyuan Chen Style in depth. Shoko has taught in Bellevue Community College for 13 years, and has been teaching for Taoist studies Institute for 20 years.
She also had studied Alexander Technique since 1989, and is an ATI certified Alexander Technique teacher. She brings her unique skill of combining those two modalities to help students understand Taiji principles.
|Joseph Pau has trained in Bagua Zhang and the Hunyuan Taiji system for 18 years. He has been a diligent student of Master Harrison Moretz and became 20th generation Chen Style Taijiquan and 3rd generation Hunyuan Taijiquan Disciple in 2007.
He also had graduated from “Yangsheng Program” class of 2004 at Taoist studies Institute.
His personable and detailed approach in teaching is highly appreciated by many of our students.
Zhu, Yuming is a very passionate and well-known artist in the Greater Seattle area. He participated in the “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” program that was offered through the Seattle Art Museum and KCTS Channel Nine. He teaches Chinese painting and calligraphy in Seattle and Bellevue. He also teaches workshops throughout the US.
Those who attended our Chinese New Year celebration in 2008 had the opportunity to see Zhu Yuming demonstrate his calligraphic skills.
Zhang Qin Ph. D
Sichuan University – Professor
National Key Research Institute for Daoism and Religious Studies – Associate Director
Daoist Cultivation Study Center – Director
Chinese Religious Studies Association – Advisory Board
Chengdu Daoist Association – Advisory Board
Livia Kohn is professor emeritus of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. Her main field is the comparative study of medieval Daoism.
Her publications include:
Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques (1989)
The Mother of the Tao (1990)
Early Chinese Mysticism (1992)
The Taoist Experience: An Anthology (1993)
Laughing at the Tao (1995)
Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching (1998)
Doumu: the Mother of the Dipper (2001)
Monastic Life in Medieval China (2003)
Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin (2008)
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