About the founder of Tao Garden Health Spa & Resort
Mantak Chia was born in Thailand, to Chinese parents, in 1944. While still a grammar school student, he learned traditional Thai boxing. He was then taught Tai Chi Chuan by Master Lu, who soon introduced him to Aikido, Yoga and broader levels of Tai Chi. It was Master Yi Eng who authorized Master Chia to teach and heal. Master Cheng Yao-Lun’s system combined Thai boxing and Kung Fu. Master Chia also studied at this time with Master Pan Yu, whose system combined Taoist, Buddhist, and Zen teachings. Master Pan Yu also taught him about the exchange of Yin-Yang power between men and women, and how to develop the Steel Body.
To understand the mechanisms behind healing energy better, Master Chia studied Western anatomy and medical science in America for two years. Using his knowledge of Taoism, combined with the other disciplines, Master Chia began teaching the Universal Tao System. He eventually trained other instructors to communicate this knowledge, and he established a natural healing center in Thailand – Tao Garden.
During his years in America, Master Chia continued his studies in the Wu system of Tai Chi with Edward Yee in New York. Since then, Master Chia has taught tens of thousands of students throughout the world. Living Tao Centers, Chi Nei Tsang© Institutes, Cosmic Healing Forums, and Immortal Tao Mountain Sanctuaries have opened in many locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as well as countless websites.
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Tao Garden - Inner Beauty, Outer Radiance
Inner Beauty, Outer Radiance. Tao Garden is a unique resort. The health spa therapies used at Tao Garden are a product of Master Chia’s healing practices accumulated over 40 years of teaching. Tucked away among banana groves, papaya trees, and organic rice fields, Tao Garden is the perfect place to get away from the city and other modern annoyances. It is a place where guests can pick and choose from a wide selection of disciplines. These include Tai Chi Chi Kung (seated and moving meditation), Acupuncture, Ayurvedic, Thai Massage, Colonic (cleansing of large intestine), Chi Nei Tsang© Abdominal Massage, Tao Yin, and many others. Tao Garden guests receive one on one instruction and may learn how to generate Inner Beauty, thus achieving Outer Radiance quite naturally.
Red earth bricks
All buildings and walkways at Tao Garden are constructed of red earth bricks specially designed by Grand Master Chia. The red bricks were made from Thailand's natural red earth, which was pressed into red bricks using an energy-efficient pressing and drying process.
Numerous watercourses and ponds provide the good Tao Garden climate on the 20 acres of land. Carefully selected plantings ensure the absence of mosquito plagues. Everywhere, the nature-oriented spirit of Tao permeates the outer and inner forms of this unique place. To be healthy, we must learn to balance the harmonious and disharmonious forces within us. The same applies to the outer world, in this case, the enchanting Tao Garden.