Since childhood, Master Mantak Chia has been studying the Taoist approach to life. His mastery of this ancient knowledge, enhanced by his study of other disciplines, has resulted in the development of the Universal Healing Tao System now being taught throughout the world to tens of thousands of students. He created this practical system of self-cultivation and spiritual development to effectively share the many ancient Chinese meditative and internal energy practices transmitted to him by a series of masters and teachers from throughout Asia. Through these practices, students learn to take personal responsibility for their own physical, emotional and spiritual well being. There are currently over 1,500 trained and certified instructors.
In addition, Master Chia is the director of the Universal Healing Tao Center and Tao Garden Health Resort and Training Center in the beautiful northern countryside of Thailand.
In 2012, THE WATKINS REVIEW listed Grand Master Mantak Chia as No. 18 on its list of the 100 most influential spiritual leaders and authors alive today. Also included are the Dalai Lama (# 1), Eckhart Tolle (# 2), Thich Nhat Hanh (#3) & Deepak Chopra (No. 4).You can read about Mantak Chia in the recent issue of The Watkins Review, which features a long article highlighting these 100 inspirational individuals. The Watkins Review is published and sold by Watkins Books, London’s oldest and largest independent esoteric bookshop. The magazine is also available worldwide from the Apple App store.
The Watkins Review’s list of the Spiritual 100 joins Times Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people, and Forbes list of the top 100 celebrities and “most rich,” placing spirituality as a major factor in the measurement of a successful and meaningful life.