Date & Time
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Master Terence Dunn
Master Terry Dunn teaches the Basic 31 Meditations of Taoist Elixir Method Qigong in this 8-hour intensive Qigong workshop. Taoist Elixir Method (“Tao Tan Pai”) is a complete ancient Taoist system of moving meditation and breath control that imparts good health, vitality and personal empowerment by coordinating eyes, mind, movement, and breath according to an alchemic formula that opens the heart, clears and focuses the mind and profoundly strengthens the body. The health benefits of Tao Tan Pai practice are improved circulation, respiration, digestion, metabolism, posture, balance, flexibility, neuro-muscular coordination, sound and restful sleep, boosted immunity, and effective management of stress.
The Tao Tan Pai 31 Meditations is the basic health and self-healing Qigong training of the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu stem, an authentic Taoist monastic system of hygienics that was created during China’s Tang Dynasty and is attributed to Lu Deng Bin, the leader of the Eight Taoist Immortals (saints) and was preserved for 23 generations mostly at the Ancient Temple of the Yellow Dragon (Huanglong Guguan) near Mt. Luohu in China’s Guangdong province before Taoist priest Share Lew brought the art to America in 1968. Tao Tan Pai Qigong traditionally has been the secret engine that develops the natural body mechanics and tangible superabundance of energy that empowers the Tao Tan Pai Kung Fu. Thus it is the perfect complement, supporting warm-up or recovery regimen for any athletic activity in addition to martial arts.
During this 8-hour workshop, you learn the 15 standing and 16 seated meditations known as the Tao Tan Pai Basic 31 Meditations. You will also learn what is known as the Short Form Power Yoga, consisting of five of the 31 meditations, which is an essential distillation of the 31 meditation system, handily designed for daily practice of approximately 30-40 minutes.
Note: Practitioners of all authentic Indian and Tibetan systems of yoga and meditation can use Tao Tan Pai Basic 31 to supplement, ground, and elevate their respective practices.
A One-Day Workshop
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Members $125/ Nonmembers $155
New York Open Center
Master Terry Dunn has more than 44 years of experience in Chinese martial, yogic, and healing arts and has been teaching Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong for 36 years. He is one of the few 24th generation preservers of the Tan Tan Pai monastic Kung Fu tradition, which consists of a vast body of kung fu forms and six levels of Qigong–the first of which is the Basic 31 Meditations. From 1975 to 1983, Terry studied TTP under the late 23rd generation Taoist priest Share K. Lew and his venerable senior student, the late John Davidson. He is best known as the creator of the all-time best-selling instructional videos, “Tai Chi For Health Short Form” and “TCFH Long Form” (1991, 2004) and the best-selling 6-volume “Chi Kung For Health” DVD series (2004) teaching the “Flying Phoenix Qigong”, the other remarkable Taoist Qigong system that he preserves.
Educated at Yale College and the Harvard Business School, Terry Dunn is a gifted teacher, author and filmmaker who expresses an ecumenical vision in preserving some of the most rare and powerful ancient Chinese martial, yogic, healing, and spiritual traditions, and making them safe and accessible to the world audience. In 2000, Terry pioneered the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong in modern medicine and professional sports—by writing and implementing the first Qigong protocol in American history at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Dept. of Cardio-thoracic Surgery as well as becoming the first full-time Tai Chi trainer in the NBA that same year, training the Los Angeles Lakers throughout its second World Championship season. Since 2013, Master Dunn has been on the senior faculty of Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA, teaching nationally-accredited elective courses in Tai Chi For Health, Tao Tan Pai (Basic 31) Qigong, and Flying Phoenix Qigong. Since 2017, Terry Dunn has been the Tai Chi and Qigong master-in-residence at the Eastover Estate holistic health resort in Lenox, MA. For a full bio and more information, visit: