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Gideon Enz
Gideon Enz is singularly focused on the development of human potential through the Work Systems of Asia.
Gideon Enz is singularly focused on the development of human potential through the Work Systems of Asia.


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It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my revered teacher Master Duan Zhi Liang. He passed away peacefully in his sleep last Tuesday in Beijing, China.
He was my most influential teacher.
The one who brought me to myself.
The one who taught me to go beyond lineages and structures,
Then he handed me his centuries old Wuji Qigong lineage and told me I was the one to carry it forward intact. He was so full of contradictions - as is fitting for the master of a system called "primordial chaos".
It took me more than a year to comprehend what he was even asking, and when I finally grasped it, there was a flow of tears and feelings of unworthiness. Those have been especially strong this last week.
Master Duan spent his life serving others - his is a story far too long and amazing to tell here, but I will share pieces of it over time, and I would like to hear stories from those of you who were lucky enough to spend time with him.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons.
And me, he is survived by me. They carry his blood. I, to the best of my ability, carry his teachings.
Below are some pictures from our December trip when my wife and I took Master Duan and his wife to the Vatican, where he studied as a young man. We have kept this trip secret until now for reasons of personal and religious safety. I'll share more over the coming days...
"什麽是人, 真人? 真人就是愛。
什麽是愛? 愛就是牺牲。
沒有牺牲, 不是人。"
-RIP Master Duan Zhi Liang
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BREAKING NEWS: Scholar pracitioner Christopher Tompkins offers surprising new evidence in the historical study of Yoga: Vinyasa yoga was indeed practiced as part of an early tantric hatha yoga tradition. It seems that Krishnmacharya's stories of learning yoga in the Himalayas from Ram Mohan Brahmachari may have been true after all! This is a big find for yoga history. But it's only a sneak peak, so stay tuned for further developments.
"In the (late) Hatha texts known to us, the word vinyasa, literally the 'sequencing' of poses into a practice choreographed with mantra, visualization, and pranayama - is virtually absent. In earlier Tantric sources, such as those I am drawing from here, the word 'vinyasa" shows up nearly every time an āsana is mentioned* - for that is what we get - all of the missing parts!" -Christopher Tompkins
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