The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom

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It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong and martial arts master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force. It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites ...
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Overview

It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong and martial arts master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force. It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey, to inspire and guide readers into:

. The foundational methods for gathering, refining, and using the Life Force
. Awakening the body's three Dantians-the body's power centers
. The Four Golden Wheels practices for strengthening your Qi
. Qigong's tools of self-inquiry for spiritual growth and awakening
. Empowering your relationships and sexual intimacy
. Entering the sea of compassion and happiness, and more

How do we open the doorways to authentic love, power, and wisdom? The answer lies in our inner Life Force-and The Master Key teaches us how to unlock it.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/16/2013
First-time author and Qigong master Peng juxtaposes memoir with easy-to-follow exercises for tapping into our inner power. Divided into four parts, the book begins with the story of Peng’s introduction to Qigong by revered master Xiao Yao, whom he met by happenstance at the age of eight. For the next 13 years, Peng studied Dan Ming Qigong, or Elixir Light Qigong, and would witness unbelievable feats: men walking on water; the charming of wild animals. Peng’s tale takes you through his spiritual enlightenment, his increasing physical, mental, and emotional strength, and healing powers, as well as his university days, Xiao Yao’s death, and his journey from China to Australia to New York City, where—after training over 150,000 individuals in Qigong—he decided to write this book. Part Two introduces the body’s quartet of energy centers (the Four Golden Wheels), and how to access them; Part Three details additional exercises meant to expand the Qi unlocked by the Four Golden Wheels; and Part Four outlines the establishment of a daily Qigong practice, which enables you to create a more joyful existence that will positively influence every facet of your life. Writing with Nasser, Peng is an enthusiastic instructor, and his teachings are powerful tools for personal growth, self-empowerment, and, ultimately, happiness. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"Eastern energy systems like Qigong can be difficult for Westerners to grasp because of the unique vocabulary and unfamiliar metaphors employed. Peng has organized this ancient Chinese teaching in a way that puts it squarely within Western comfort zones. At the same time it is condensed, not abbreviated, containing the powerful seeds of the original instruction which was passed along to him in China by Master Xiao Yao [his teacher] so many years ago. Customers who have been curious about how to work with chi (life force energy) but were afraid to ask will find that this book has the answers they've been looking for."

-Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

"A delicious read. I am thrilled that such a book is available to help unlock the mysteries of energy healing and the Life Force. Robert Peng is a master storyteller and healer, and his book is a wonderful combination of his personal journey and instructions that will take you deeper into the wisdom and practice of Qigong. Don't miss this one!"
-Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine

"Robert Peng's work is truly phenomenal-impactful on a physical and emotional level, grounding, and centering. I am in awe of his profound gift and the way he has chosen to use it in service to others. He is a true healer and a master at his craft."
-Seane Corn, yogini and founder of Off the Mat and Into the World

"An extraordinary reference text for anyone interested in the energy body and Qigong. This is a 'must read' for anyone interested in self healing with energy."
-Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, author of Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self Care

"Robert Peng's compelling life story illuminates a vast inner world. His clear and incisive teaching expands our understanding of what is possible, and his healing energy is truly remarkable."
-JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Cofounder, the Insight Meditation Society

"Robert's skill in the art of Qigong practice is of the highest caliber of practitioners."
-JAMES MACRITCHIE
Founder, the National Qigong Association

From The Critics
"Robert Peng's compelling life story illuminates a vast inner world. His clear and incisive teaching expands our understanding of what is possible, and his healing energy is truly remarkable."
-JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Cofounder, the Insight Meditation Society

"Robert's skill in the art of Qigong practice is of the highest caliber of practitioners."
-JAMES MACRITCHIE
Founder, the National Qigong Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622031399
  • Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2014
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 514,638
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Peng was born and raised in Hunan province, China, where he met Qigong and martial arts master Xiao Yao and trained with him intensively in the Qigong tradition. Master Peng currently lives in New York City and teaches worldwide. For more information, visit robertpeng.com.

Rafael Nasseris a student of Master Peng and the author of Under One Sky.

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