Jeffrey Yuen comes from two Daoist lineages –
88th generation of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai
(Jade Purity School, Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu Sect)
and 26th generation of the Quan Zhen Long Men
Pai (Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate Sect).
Mr. Yuen trained under his adopted grandfather, the
late Daoist Master Yu Wen (1872-1981) of the Yu
Qing Huang Lao Pai, a sect from the Shang Qing
tradition of Daoism that developed during the later
Han Dynasty (3rd Cent. CE). Master Yu Wen trained in Mt. Hua and learned all the facets of Daoism, including the classics; rites and liturgies; healing arts; and divination. He later traveled extensively throughout China and served as the lineage holder of the Daoist martial arts system know as Wu Xing Quan/Five Element Fist – an internal and monastic style of Hua Shan. Having a strong resonance with Daoist teachings ever since childhood, Mr. Yuen studied extensively under Master Yu Wen and was allowed to openly practice and serve the community when he was 16 years old.
In addition to his ordainment within the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai, Jeffrey was ordained by Master Lu Xin-Zu of the Quan Zhen Long Men Pai as an expression of gratitude. When arriving to the United States on a visitor’s visa, Master Lu served as one of the Daoist priests of the American Daoist and Buddhist Association in New York City. Master Lu later decided to stay in the United States and thus applied for permanent residency under the status for special reasons (namely, religious persecution in China at that time). His initial application was rejected by the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service on the grounds that Daoism was a philosophy and not a religion. Due to Mr. Yuen’s effort, Daoism became recognized as a major religious tradition of China by INS.
Mr. Yuen also studied Chinese herbal medicine with Master Gong Song-Liu, a eunuch for the last two emperors of the Qing Dynasty who apprenticed with the imperial medical physicians. As a friend of Master Yu Wen, Gong agreed to teach Jeffrey, imparting his deep knowledge of Chinese medicine over a period of 8 years. At the age of 100, Master Gong felt deeply satisfied with his transmission to Jeffrey and left for China.
In the martial arts arena, Mr. Yuen also trained under many eminent masters. Among these masters are Leung Shum (Northern Eagle Claw), Lo Ching-Sum (Vietnamese Jing Wu Association), Chan Hai-Fu (White Crane’s Needle-In-Cotton), Chan Tai Shan (Tibetan Lama Style), Yao Mei-Hua (Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan), Wang Qing Shan (Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan), and Cui Yan (Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan).
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Jeffrey Yuen DVDs available for purchase from Daoist Healing Arts:
- The Six Healing Sounds
- The Music Within
- Daoist Meditation
- The Eight Immortals Qi Gong
- Cultivation for the Practitioner