Mt. Emei Qigong
Emei or “The Lofty Eyebrow Peak” is the highest and holiest of China’s four designated Buddhist mountains. Towering over the fertile Sichuan plains, it rises steeply to 10,000 feet, and its western cliffs overlook the great Tibetan Plateau. Emei is a rain forest and home to thousands of rare plants, wild animals and herbs which are used for medicine.
Throughout its sacred existence, Emei has produced a number of outstanding sages who have brought beacons of enlightenment to the world in Asian history.
In 1227 A.D., a priest from Wu Dang made a pilgrimage to the top of Emei. At the “Jin Ding” or “Golden Summit” Monastery, the Taoist priest meditated and fasted, as spiritual masters guided his path toward wisdom and enlightenment. When he broke fast, he took the name “Bai Yun” or “White Cloud.”
Bai Yun created a hybrid system called Emei Qigong. It includes aspects of Buddhism, Shamanism, Acupuncture, herbal medicine, Taoist Qigong, and Pranayana Yoga. This system is devoted to maintaining excellent health and treating diseases and ailments, while striving to attain enlightenment.
In a pure vision, the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, a great spirit of Emei Mountain, told Grandmaster Bai Yun to take the teachings and pass them down, lineage holder to lineage holder, master to master, in order to help future generations.
Grandmaster Bai Yun chronicled the sacred knowledge in a book called “The Emei Treasured Lotus Canon”. This book is currently held in a Beijing museum.