Daniel Li Ox
Daniel Li Ox is the founder of Wandering Dao. He was born in Canada in 1961. Long distance swimmer from an early age he had his first access to eastern esoterical practices at the age of 16 through Yoga. In his early 20′s he studied Soto Zen and Chinese Medicine and been ordained as a monk (bodhisattva) in his late 20′s. At this time he started his studies in Medical Qi Gong and in Daoist Inner Alchemy with Master Mantak Chia who was coming from Master Yi Eng’s lineage (White Cloud) from the Dragon’s Gate Sect of the Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) school of Daoism. Master Chia authorized him to teach.
Later he pursued his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and Daoist Studies with various masters; among them the Kung Fu Master Gao Yen-Tao and the Nei Gong Master Xuzhong, a monk from the Golden Elixir lineage.
His main goal always has been to make those self-healing and alchemical practices accessible to westerners. In the 90′s he founded Tao Quebec, a Qi Gong School in Canada, which changed name for Wandering Dao Qi Gong School when he left Canada to teach on the road.
After 25 years of practices and deepening his knowledge of the traditional system and of the teaching methods that suits better the western mind, he reorganized the system in a very practical way without compromising the traditional training.
Li Ox’s training system is closely anchored in the cultivation of the 8 Forces (qualities & skills), following the structure of the Bagua. Structuring the knowledge in this way, Li Ox is helping his students to understand the importance of cultivating their 3 Essences and Bodies (physical, emotional, and mental/spiritual) for their self-healing purposes and their highest spiritual achievements.
The training he offers does not aim to bring the students to the highest achievements but to prepare their body-mind and spirit adequately so they can face the arduous discipline that the highest alchemical practices require.
According to his system there are 3 stages of practices. The first being the “Evolutionary Stage”, the second the “Transitory Stage”, and finally the “Completion Stage”. The Wandering Dao Qi Gong School is offering the first two stages.
His school wants to train serious practitioners in the process of their self-healing and bring out highly qualified instructors.