Grand Master Mantak Chia was presented the QIGONG MASTER OF THE YEAR award at the 14th World Congress on QiGong and Traditional Chinese Medicine held May 25-28, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.
The World Congress on Qigong and TCM , is the leading educational event in international qigong and traditional chinese medicine. This years exceptional gathering brought together masters, physicians, doctors, clinical researchers and healthcare professionals from a worldwide community. Presenters from the US, Canada, Japan, China, Thailand, Italy and Romania shared their knowledge of Eastern philosphies and practices. Master Mantak Chia brought the Universal Heal Tao teachings of inner cultivation and emotional harmony to over 1,000 attendees with featured presentations of The Inner Smile, Six Healing Sounds, and The MicroCosmic Orbit.
The "World Congress" provides world-class scientific programs with cutting-edge research on the benefits of natural medicine, QiGong and Tai Chi. This deep and comprehensive weekend opened participants' minds to infinite possibilities of human development, strengthened their Qi and brought healing in body, mind and spirit.
THE MIND BODY SPIRIT MAGAZINE (previously The Watkins Review) ranks Grand Master Mantak Chia as number 18 in their 2012 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. Master Chia was chosen from a spiritual database including the names of approximately 500 candidates. He shares highest ranking in a list featuring the Dalai Lama (No. 1), Thich Nhat Hanh (No. 3), Ram Das (No. 23), and Bruce LIpton (No. 57).
This list serves as a positive guide to some of the leading modern teachers alive today. The Watkin's Mind Body Spirit magazine selected leaders whose impact on world spiritual development was most inspirational in these times .
You can read about Grand Master Mantak Chia and the other 99 Influential Spiritual Leaders for 2012 in Issue 29 of The Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine. Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine (previously Watkins Review) is a quarterly publication by Watkins Books, London’s oldest and largest independent esoteric bookshop, established in 1893. Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine is now available from most WHSmith high street stores in the UK, as well as in Canada, Australia and over 700 Barnes & Noble stores in the USA.
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.
PacificTao.com congratulates Grand Master Chia on this important acknowledgment of his lifelong studies, practice, and commitment to teaching the Universal Healing Tao to students throughout the world.