SAT HON MFA, OMD
SAT CHUEN HON, MFA, OMD is a poet, a dancer and a healer. Trained in Medical Qigong, Taiji Quan and Classical Chinese Medicine, Hon returned to China, he completed a 3 years Oriental Medicine Doctorate International Certification Program from Guangzhou University in TCM (China) and certification of Clean Needle technique from The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (USA), with a BS in Psychology from Princeton University and MFA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Connecticut College. He is the founder of the Dan Tao Center and author of Healing Cancer with Qigong and Taoist Qigong for Health and Vitality. He is the president of ATPS, Inc., a nonprofit educational incorporation.
He has studied extensively with great Taoist masters: the late H. K Gu, the late Zhou Jung Hai, the late Nan Hui Gen and Buddhist masters,Thích Nhất Hạnh, Abbot Shou Yu, Abbot Ming Guan... as well as close to 200 teachers in various martial arts and spiritual healing.
Now after more than four decades, he has come to his own path: Dan Tao, The Way of Transformation an integration of the spiritual healing of the Dragon Gate Complete Perfection practices. Now, putting all his lifelong healing, teaching and cultivation into a practical focus of Medical Qigong Therapy, Hon has initiated and started a three years Master of Medical Qigong international certification program at the ITM, Institute of Traditional Medicine, at Toronto. This has been his mandated vision of bringing the Taoist healing practice into a focus for the benefit of humanity.
In finding a teacher
In an old bamboo grotto, I come upon an old friend fishing
and I pose him a question
and he whispers Wait
Fish are rising in the dark spring
but his line is still
so I waited
it is a question about the moon
about my breath
my mouth my heart
my love the earth with its four seasons
my feet where I stand and the soft moss beneath
where my life will flow
It drains through my fingers
as thought it were amber honey
into the stream
it runs under the trees
it surges against coral reefs far away
and is gone without me
then where I stand night falls
in the heaven a splash of brazen stars appears
I've forgotten what were the questions
then as he reel in his line
I can see that it has no hook
I understand that I am to stay and have a cup of tea
---by Sat Hon
21st lineage holder of the Taoist Dragon Gate Alchemist
Monday, May 6, 2013
My late Sifu: H.K. Gu
My grandfather was a famous scholar. My father was also well versed in both literature and the martial arts. He had joined Huang Shin's Shin Tung Society (a well-known underground revolutionary organization associated with Sun Yat-Sen) to help overthrow the Manchu (Ching) Dynasty, and thereby had many friends and contacts. A fellow revolutionary, Master Yang, possessed a thorough knowledge of Neigong Taijiquan. At the age of eight, I was sickly and weak, and Master Yang, recognizing my need and desire, agreed to teach me. After three years of practice, all my chronic illnesses had left, and after four years, I was able to master all his teachings. Master Yang told me, "This Taijiquan form evolved from Yi Jin Jing, but the art of Yi Jin Jing itself is lost! There may be some Masters among the common folks, but a chance encounter will be as scanty and threadbare as worn silk strands! You still have a long life ahead. With luck you might have a chance!" This was the first time I heard of Yi Jin Jing.
After graduation from grammar school, I moved to Shanghai to further my studies. Daily practice at dawn in the park became my routine. Possibly due to my good Taijiquan form, many people conversed with me. A gentleman named Jin, employed as a firefighter at the International Zone, showed special interest and offered to teach me Yi Jin Jing. I trained under him for seven years and mastered all 43 movements. Furthermore, I was able to link them from beginning to end in one continuous sequence! The Master recounted to me, "I was a Manchu general. After the collapse of the Ching Dynasty, I retreated to the International Zone to avoid misfortune. My name was changed to Jin (Gold), for Jin is now important for my survival!" I practiced Master Jin's teachings daily without interruptions. My persistent desire to validate and improve all I had learned never diminished for several decades.
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