European Taoist Association

 

In autumn of 2017, my distinguished friends within the four seas, honorable guests of the five continents, we gather to search the truth of divine law and virtue and ways to benefit the world in the name of Wudang by building the European Taoist Association (ETA)!

‘Tao (Dao)’ is the divine law connects heaven and earth. ‘De’ is the virtue links up the past and the present. Based on the experience gained during the self-cultivation, Taoist sages of the past told us that ‘I’ co-exist with heaven and earth, ‘I’ unite with all things as an organic whole.  As such, community of common destiny has been a long-held concept for proposing co-existence and common prosperity. Therefore, if we wish to understand the true key of the divine law and virtue, we must first rectify well our hearts then cultivate ourselves.

The headquarters of Wudangpai establish the European Taoist Association to better propagate the quintessence of Taoist culture, to serve contemporary society and to promote exchange for the development of the peace of world; and to facilitate people in Europe to have access to the grace of gods.

European Taoist Associationis a Taoist organization which has been properly registered under the European Union system and was given permission to include elements of the EU flag in its logo design. It is also the official platform for promoting authentic Taoism and Wudang martial arts as appointed by the headquarters of Wudangpai.

Founding President and Lifetime Honorary President, Grandmaster You Xuande, a renowned authentic Wudangtraditional martial arts representative, is the Chief of the 14th generation of Wudangpai, President of South Wudangshan Taoist Association of China and Leader of World Taoism. He is also the Chairman of International Wudang Kung Fu Association, President of the World Federation of Health Preservation, a connoisseur, a collector and a patriotic poet.  

President, Taoist priest You Lizong is ambassador of Chinese culture, inheritor of Wudang’s Intangible Cultural Heritage appointed by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Vice President of Wudang Taoism Research Center, Adviser to Peking University’s Taoism Club and Chief Coach of Wudang Martial Arts, Adviser to China’s Cultural Information Committee (Southern Red Agate Section), Secretary-general of the Art Research Committee of Chen Shaomei and President of Beijing Wudang Association.

ETA will connect all Taoist organizations, martial arts committees and cultural institutions established in Europe, as well as all people of Europe and through proper procedures, embrace us all under the same network of ETA. We will organize perennial public talks expounding the texts of Taoism, classes and training programs for teachers on Taoism, Taoist methods for health perseveration, Wudang martial arts and Taoist medicine.

ETA is the platform of Wudang Taoism in Europe. It is answer to questions of human moral and values, physical and mental health, community charity, environmental protection, cultural exchange and development of world peace; where Wudang Taoism’s benevolent spirit, strong sense of responsibilities, approach to peacekeeping and the belief of following the law of nature may thrive! Therefore, by following the credo of ETA – ‘Tao’ the divine way; deriving from ‘Daodejing’ the Taoist Classic, upholding the principles of ‘diversity, equality, inclusion’; we aim to strengthen exchanges among all Taoist organizations of all nations.  Through dialogues between Taoism and other religions, we hope to promote mutual understanding, resolve conflicts, encourage cultural exchanges, and launch a new faith – ‘peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit’.

I trust that the European Taoist Association will unite all courage of doing good deeds and create a superb and beautiful future for mankind.

 

 

President of E.T.A.

Master You Lizong

 

TAOISM

 

 

Taoism is the essence of ancient oriental civilization. It is a religion resulting from Chinese philosophers’ collective observations of nature and universe, understandings of life sciences and conclusion of culture and arts. It could have been the earliest philosophy in human history. It is a unique heritage of Chinese culture in politics, military, economic, architecture, literature, fine art, medicine, natural science, geography, ecology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, etc.


The profundity of Taoism has contributed immensely to our civilization, whilst Laozi’s ‘Daodejing’, being the core belief of Taoism, attracts followers in the world. Taoism, an advocacy of longevity, has been highly respected and popularized around the globe. Uniting with the universe, following the nature, Taoist’s neigong, elixir, and Taijiquan are the most favourite Taoist’s topics. Most people think that Taiji was originated from Wudang, where the pursuit of longevity is the core belief. Various denominations have been developed under Taoist Trinity - the auspices of Sanqing: Shangzin, Taiqing and Yuqing, of which the most renowned Taoist pai (schools) are Tianshi Zhengyi, Longmen Quanzhen, Wudang Xuanwu and Maoshan, etc.


Wudangpai  worships  Xuantian Shangdi, regards Zhang Sanfeng as the founder of Taijiquan and practices cultures, martial arts, medicine, religion, music, art, literature and fine art. The most popular worshipping sites of Wudangpai are South Wudangshan, North Wudangshan, Wangmushan, Plum Island of Suzhou, Hemingshan, Longhushan, Yuguanshan, Taijishan, Hengshan, Taishan, Huashan and Zhongnanshan, etc in total of 72 auspicious locations and 36 caves. There are also sites under constructions in East Wudangshan of Zhejiang and Cave of Immortals of Dali.


Respecting the right paths in Taoism, upholding the right virtues, promoting world’s peace and pursuing longevity is Taoists’ lifelong quest and belief. Practicing ‘The 36 Classics’ of Taoism and studying ‘Daozang’ are means to achieve harmony of society and assure peaceful life.


Wishing you all, fellow believers, prosperity         Fusheng Wuliang Tianzun!

Grandmaster You Xuande

Founder and Onorary Lifetime President of E.T.A.

 

News & Events

Wudang Xuanwu Pai - International Masterclass

27 - 28 - 29 october 2023 - Albi (France)

Master You Lizong 15th Generation Wudang Xuanwu Pai

President of European Taoist Association

Albi,France - Organized by Union Taoïste Française

Lunar calendar the ninth day of the ninth month (23rd October 2023) is the Enlightenment Day of Xuantian Shangdi, becoming an official immortal after 42-year cultivation on Wudangshan.

今日九月初九是玄天上帝飛升日,經過42年修煉於此日功成圓滿,白日飛升,玉帝下令敕鎮北方。

Today 22th April 2023 (lunar the third day of the third month) is the Day of Xuantian Shangdi, the True God of Wudang. Wishing all followers good health, happiness and peace.
恭賀農曆三月初三武當真神玄天大帝聖誕,祝福世界風調雨順,海內外弟子們道心永固,吉祥如意。
志心皈命禮
混元六天,傳法教主。修真悟道,濟度群迷。普為眾生,消除災障。八十二化,三教祖師。大慈大悲,救苦救難。三元都總管,九天游奕使。佐天罡北極,右垣大將軍,鎮天助順,真武靈應,福德衍慶,仁慈正烈。協運真君,治世福神,玉虛師相,玄天上帝,金闕化身,盪魔天尊。

Founder of European Taoist Association

Life Long Honorary President of E.T.A.

Taoist Priest Great GrandMaster You Xuande

(游玄德道長) 

 

“Taoism was given to us by nature to teach us to respect and value our life.

We are parto of the universe and we should do our the best to share these positive thoughts.  This is my mission”

 

G.m. you xuande is considered the world leader of taoism, religion and philosophy that professes non-violence, respect for nature, for all living things and for ourselves, the return to a simple and essential life. He has gained much recognition for his work as disseminatorand teacher. 

His conferences are true lessons in life where he promotes values such as peace, tollerance and compassion.

He holds and partecipates in interfaith meetings because he is convinced that all the main religions have the power to develop good feelings among people.

In 2015 for a series of events organized by ati, he met padre micheal weninger at pontificio consiglio per il dialogo interreligioso. 

Philosopher and calligrapher, he was pubblished many texts on taoism. He was abbot of temple jinding in wudang, one of most important taoist temple in china.

Taoist priest YOU Xuande is not only a Great Grandmaster icon in Chinese Wudang martial arts but also a great contributor in promoting Taoism overseas.

 

Wudang culture is becoming more and more popular in the world is because of its boundless and infinite thinking of Taoist philosophy. This is the treasure of Chinese traditional culture. This treasure given by the nature tells us the way to treasure life and respect life. We being a member of the universe should do our best to implant this valuable knowledge and wisdom to other people. This is also my mission.’ ~ Great Grandmaster You Xuande

 

In China, in the sacred mountains of Wudang (武当山, Wǔdāng Shan) it Developed One style of kung fu soft and elegant, made harmonious by Taoist philosophical concepts, the Wudang boxing (武當 拳, Wudang Quan).

The Grand Master You Xuande (14th generation Wudang Pai) is considered one of the biggest comments Masters of Martial Arts of China and head of Kunfg Fu Wudang. Philosopher and writer, has numerous treaties on Posted On Wudang Taoism and martial arts.

He received numerous awards for the work done as communicator and teacher.


Taoist priest YOU Xuande(游玄德道長)
Taoist Names: Yujingzi(玉京子), Dongtian Zhenren(洞天真人)
Taoist Name given by the leader of the 13th generation: Wudang Taiji Daoren(武當太極道人)
Self-coined Taoist Name: Songhe Shanren(松鶴山人)
Birth Place: Jinzhou of Hebei province of China

Main Positions
(Past)
⦁Ex-Chief Taoist Priest of Jinding (the Golden Temple on the Peak) of Wudang Mountains
(Current)
⦁Leader of the 14th generation of Wudang Pai
⦁President of South Wudangshan Taoist Association
⦁Vice-chairman of the Consultative Council of Hubei Provincial Taoist Association
⦁Officer of the International Exchange Committee of Hubei Provincial Taoist Association
⦁President of World Federation of Health Preservation
⦁Founder & Lifelong Honorary President of European Taoist Association
⦁Founder & Lifelong Honorary President of Unión Taoísta de España
⦁Founder & Lifelong Honorary President of Associazione Taoista Italiana
⦁President of the Culture Studies Society of Wudang Taoism
⦁Director of South Wudang Taoist Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings Academy
⦁Member of Huanggang City of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
⦁Consultant of the documentary ‘Dragons in Wudang’ produced by National Geographic

Main Honors and Recognition
⦁‘Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China (Wudang Esoteric Impartation of Internal Martial Arts)’ granted by Hubei provincial government
⦁‘Great Contributors in Promoting Chinese Traditional Martial Arts 2017’ granted by Wudangshan Wudangquan Research Committee
⦁‘Great Contributor of Wudang Martial Arts’ granted by Wudangshan Wudangquan Research Committee
⦁‘Supreme Grandmaster of Taijiquan’ and ‘World Nine Taijiquan Grandmasters’ granted by Yongnian International Taijiquan Union
⦁‘World Outstanding Wushu Master’ granted by International Wushu Federation
⦁‘The 16th Global Award of Outstanding Chinese Culture and Arts Inheritance – Martial Arts Section’ granted by Taiwan Region
⦁‘International Ambassador of Chinese Wushu’ granted by World Wushu Society
⦁Chinese paintings have been collected by governmental organizations
⦁Over 30 books have been published about Taoism, martial arts studies and poets

Founder of European Taoist Association

15th Generation Wudang Pai

Taoist Priest You Lizong

(游理宗道長

President of European Taoist Association

 

Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage

Wudang Pai Internal Martial Arts of Huanggang City, Hubei Province

Inheriter of Intangible Cultural Heritage: You Yulong (Taoist Name - You Lizong)


中國非物質文化遺產-武當派內家拳法-湖北省黃岡市非物質文化遺產

傳承人:游玉龍(道名:游理宗)


 

 

Family Name: You Yulong(游玉龍)

Taoist Names: Lingquanzi(靈泉子)

 

  • Born in Xingtang, Hebei province of China
  • Started learning Wudang culture and martial arts since his childhood from Great Grandmaster You Xuande
  • Leading Disciple (the 15th generation) of Wudang Great Grandmaster You Xuande
  • Official Representative of Wudang culture and martial arts appointed by the Wudang Pai Headquarters and Great Grandmaster You Xuande
  • ‘Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China (Wudang Esoteric Impartation of Internal Martial Arts)’ appointed by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

 

Current Main Positions

  • President of European Taoist Association
  • President of Unión Taoísta de España
  • Honorary Vice-president of Associazione Taoista Italiana
  • Honorary Vice-president of Slovenian Taoist Association
  • Vice-president of Wudang Taoism Research Center
  • Academician of South Wudang Taoist Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings Academy
  • Adviser to Peking University’s Taoism Club and Chief Coach of Wudang Martial Arts
  • Adviser to China’s Cultural Information Committee (Southern Red Agate Section)
  • Secretary-general of the Art Research Committee of Chen Shaomei
  • President of Beijing Wudang Association

 

Main Honors and Recognition

  • ‘Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China (Wudang Esoteric Impartation of Internal Martial Arts)’ appointed by Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China
  • ‘Excellent Thesis Award’ of young and middle-aged Taijiquan masters granted by Lijiang International Taijiquan Association of China
  • Grand award (Wudangquan section) of International Wushu Championship of Italy
  • Honorary Certificate granted by International Wushu Federation
  • ‘Top 30 Favorite Chinese Taijiquan Masters of the World’Award granted by World Taijiquan Committee
  • National Top Artist in China
  • The book ‘Wudang Dragon Wandering Baguazhang’ has been published by People’s Sports Publishing House of China

 

 

 

«The 10 Commandments to Wudang Disciples»

 

 


(Original Text is in Chinese placed below)

(1) Should not be lack of persistence and enjoy undeserved fame.

(2) Should not be frivolous, bombastic and green in judgment.

(3) Should not take offence easily and reject honest words.

(4) Should not be arrogant, self-important and egoistic.

(5) Should not be pugnacious, vain and aggressive.

(6) Should not make irresponsible remarks on other's faults.

(7) Should not misguide the students and gain undeserved reputation as a master.

(8) Should not be materialistic and money-oriented.

(9) Should not be narrow-minded and complacent.

(10) Should not give no respect towards teachers and take the name of Wudang in vain.

(原文)

《武當弟子十誡》

1)戒立志不堅丶徒染虛名

2)戒心胸狹窄丶不納忠言

3)戒輕浮虛誇丶不知深淺

4)戒狂妄自大丶唯我獨尊

5)戒逞強鬥狠丶虛榮好勝

6)戒舌無禁忌丶議人之過

7)戒虛擔師名、誤人子弟

8)戒銅臭之軀、奸商氣息

9)戒自矜自賞、固步自封

10)戒不敬師道、無情無義


Wudang Pai european Official Disciples

Official Designed disciples of 15th Generation appointed from Wudang Pai Headquarters, Wudang Xuanwu Pai and Grandmaster You Xuande, to teach Taoist cultures and  Wudang martial arts and give guidance in Europe:

 

游理宗道長 Taoist Priest YOU Lizong

周理參道長 Taoist Priest ZHOU Lican

 

They are both:

  • Official Wudang disciple of the 15th generation
  • Leading and direct disciple of Master YOU Xuande with official recognition and qualification
  • Official appointed as the ‘Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China (Wudang Esoteric  Impartation  of Internal Martial Arts)’ by  Ministry  of Culture of the People’s Republic of China

 

 

European Official Disciples

 

15th Generation__________________________________________

 

游理道 You Lidao of Italy (Giuseppe Siani)

Disciple of Master You Xuande

President of the Associazione Taoista Italiana

 

游理山 You Lishan of Slovenia (Dušan Donko)

Disciple of Master You Xuande

President of the Slovenian Taoist Association

 

16th Generation__________________________________________

 

游微成 You Weicheng of Italy (Alessandro Marcialis)

Disciple of Master You Lizong

Executive President of the European Taoist Association

 

游微妙 You Weimiao of Italy (Sabrina Pili)

Disciple of Master You Lizong

Vice President of the European Taoist Association

 

游微君 You Weijun of Spain (Patxi Marta Blanco)

Disciple of Master You Lizong

Executive president of the Unión Taoísta de España

 

游微靈 You Weiling of Italy (Ulisse Badas)

Disciple of Master You Lizong

President of Xuan Wu Institute

 

游微日 You Weiri of France (Charles-Henri Belmonte)

Disciple of Master You Lizong

Executive president of the Union Taoïste Française

 

游微林 You Weilin of Germany

Disciple of Master Zhou Lican

 

 

17th Generation__________________________________________

 

游希鳳 You Xifeng of Italy (Monica Argiolas), disciple of Master You Weimiao

游希龍 You Xilong of Italy (Christian Mura), disciple of Master You Weicheng

游希祥 You Xixiang of Italy (Riccardo Pianu), disciple of Master You Weicheng

游希娜 You Xina of Spain (Ekhiñe Marta Gallardo), disciple of Master You Weijun

遊希義 You Xiyi of Spain (Jorge Herrera Villagran), disciple of Master You Weijun

游希智 You Xizhi of Spain (Eduardo Padilla González), disciple of Master You Weijun

游希仙 You Xixian (Eduardo José Sanz Muzas), disciple of Master You Weijun

 

 

 

 

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