Named Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mingtong Gu possesses a profound ability to harness energy in order to accelerate personal and global healing, making him a sought-after healer, practitioner, and teacher.
As a child growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Master Gu endured hunger, poverty, and a long separation from his birth family. Despite these incredible hardships, he became the first from his village to attend college, earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics followed by two master’s degrees,
including an MFA from Ohio State University. As a graduate student in art, Master Gu discovered the treasures of his own culture through the spiritual iconography of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Western mystic traditions while practicing yoga, Tantric Buddhism, and qigong.
In 1997, Master Gu returned to China for qiqong training under Dr. Pang Ming, a qigong grandmaster trained in Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, and the founder of the world’s largest qigong hospital. During his training, Master Gu observed thousands of cases of chronic and “incurable” diseases being healed at this “medicine-less” hospital, which has now treated over 200,000 patients with over 185 different illnesses, with a 95 percent effective improvement rate.
Witnessing these profound healing experiences inspired Master Gu’s dedication to the teaching and practice of qigong healing, which he now teaches to thousands of people in the United States, China, and Europe through his workshops, books, and education programs. He created the Pure Qi Online series—a collection of courses which translate the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong™ for contemporary times—and is the founder of the Chi Center and the Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, a beautiful 79-acre resort located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Through practice, Master Gu has recovered from his own chronic conditions of asthma, scoliosis, back pain, and kidney weakness. His teaching emphasizes activating the power of inner self-healing, facilitating the release of chronic illness while improving health and well-being. Master Gu lives and teaches with his wife Linling, also a gifted healer, and their two children.
Linling studied Zhineng Qigong at the medicine-less Qigong hospital in China under the guidance of Dr. Pang Ming. She is a gifted Wisdom Healing Qigong Teacher and Healer, offering private sessions while Healing Intensive Retreats are in session at the Center in Santa Fe.
Mingtong is full of vitality, wisdom, and skill. He is a real healer, and the practices he teaches can change your life.
Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.
Best Selling Author, Spiritual Teacher, Cofounder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Master Mingtong Gu creates an energy field that is truly healing. I personally know three friends who, after years of seemingly insurmountable health problems, have regained their vitality and been transformed through their work with him. He’s the real deal!
Author, Founding teacher of Awaken Joy and Spirit Rock Meditation Center
I came away from a twelve day retreat with Mingtong filled with a wonderful sense of aliveness, wakefulness and openheartedness. Mingtong is a compassionate healer, a wise teacher and a real force for transformation in today’s world.
Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Author, Clinical Psychologist, Cofounder of the Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Master Mingtong Gu is an exquisite embodiment of being “happy for no reason.” I’ve had the great pleasure of taking courses from Master Gu, and I continue to receive wonderful benefits from those courses and experience better health and a more joyful life. His message is a true blessing to our world that is in need of more happy chi!
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author, “Happy for No Reason,” “Love For No Reason,” “Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul”
Master Mingtong Gu has brought a level of transmission of mind-body practice that is unparalleled in my experience. Since making these teachings available to patients in my medical practice, they become healthier and happier.
Brian Bouch, M.D.
Founder of Hill Park Medical Center, Associate clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine
I can think of no finer representative of “Wisdom Healing Qigong” than my friend and colleague Mingtong Gu. He is one of those rare people who has both wisdom and knowledge and the ability to help others reach new levels of wholeness. He not only effectively communicates the healing practices of China to Westerners, but, more importantly, he helps people uncover the perennial wisdom that crosses all boundaries and is the common wealth of humanity. Compassionate, kind, open, inspiring, full of good humor and an ability to tune in to the needs of his students, Master Mingtong Gu IS what qigong is all about!
Kenneth Cohen (Gao Han)
Qigong Master, Author of “The Way of Qigong”
Master Mingtong Gu is a Qigong Master who embodies body, mind and spirit as a whole. It is a great pleasure to be his colleague to bring this valuable ancient wisdom of Qigong into our modern life. His Sound Healing is truly remarkable!
Qigong Master, Author of “The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom”