“The clarity of transmission, the amount of information and finally the effectiveness of what Nathan teaches cannot be compared with anything I have come along in the almost 40 years of my Quest for Taoist & Spiritual teachings.”
“Within the western, English-speaking Daoist internal arts scene, Nathan and his teachings are a gem. Wang Liping's system of Daoist Alchemy is easily one of the most comprehensive and powerful systems of its type that is openly available to English speakers. However, it was only after Nathan started teaching that the material was structured and explained in a way that was accessible and easy to understand. Nathan is a rare individual who has both the conceptual knowledge as well as the important deep, experiential knowledge that can only come from years of dedicated practice and direct experience. With a knack for teaching and an enthusiasm that is contagious, Nathan is an excellent teacher that I can't recommend highly enough.”
“I have attended numerous retreats with Master Wang LiPing and find Nathan's courses and seminars to be authentic and effective.”
Is Nathan certified to teach Taoist Alchemy for Wang Liping?
Yes. Wang Liping asked Nathan to start teaching in 2015.
Is there student support?
Yes. Each talk and session has a discussion feature, where you can ask questions and receive feedback. Students also get access to TAO Friends, our private chat group, and TAO Talks, an open-ended talk series.
Will I have lifetime access to the courses?
Yes. Once enrolled in a course you will have lifetime access. Complete each course at your own pace, and get support whenever you like. The length of the courses will vary for everyone, because everyone is different.
Are there any requirements?
You need be able to sit without moving in cross-legged meditation for at least 30 mins-- and session length increases from there. If you have difficulty sitting cross-legged, then I recommend spending some time training your legs and pelvic bowl. Look at stretching, tai chi, dao yin, martial arts, or yoga.
Is Taoist Alchemy Online suitable for beginners?
Yes. However, you will get better results if you have done internal arts before.
Can Taoist Alchemy be practiced alongside other internal arts?
Yes. Except perhaps other lineages of internal alchemy or neigong. But you're fine doing it alongside practices such as internal martial arts, tai chi, qigong, dao yin, and standing practices.
Are the methods safe?
Yes. Like any advanced internal/energetic practice if done incorrectly internal alchemy can be dangerous. However, the methods in Taoist Alchemy Online have been put together in a safe way. The guided sessions passed on by Wang Liping come with various safety mechanisms built in.
Is there community?
Yes. Students get access to TAO Friends, a group of hundreds of fellow practitioners.
Is there a mobile app?
Yes. We now have an app to access the courses and community on the go.
“This humble little book may be the most important thing written in English”
“I’ve been looking for something like this for years. Clear concise layout and instructions for this venerable form of self cultivation and practice. The online course is well worth the money as well.”
“Nathan Brine has achieved a monumental goal for Westerners who want to train in authentic Complete Reality School meditation, indeed those who wish to open the dragon gate.”
“My desert island book. A useful supplement to the online course, but could also serve as a stand-alone resource. Highly recommended.”
“This is the book that we have been waiting for. In the author we have a dedicated practitioner of Wang Liping's system who not only has years of experience in personal practice, retreats and in teaching the system, but who has also studied Taoism and Chinese language academically. Combined with a knack for teaching and explaining things in an easy-to-grasp manner, Nathan Brine has created a truly exceptional book.”
“Wow! What an amazing book! This is a detailed and clear account of the beginning stages of neidan, which is very rare on its own. Nathan has done an amazing job of taking something that historically is intentionally obfuscated, and brought the teachings to the west in a way that is clear, concise, and easy to read as well as understand.”
Taoist Alchemy 1: FoundationBundle • 3 learning products
This is where you start. Enroll in Taost Alchemy 1: Foundation and get access to TAO Friends and TAO Talks.
Taoist Alchemy 2: Furnace and CauldronCourse • 20 lessons5.0 average rating (1 review)
Internal alchemy requires us to first set up the Furnace and Cauldron. This course teaches a powerful sequence for preparing the body (Furnace) and an internal energetic space (Cauldron) for the alchemical work.
Taoist Alchemy 3: Refining Jing into QiCourse • 42 lessons5.0 average rating (1 review)
Jing is the energetic essense of our physical body. Course 3 teaches how to tune into, activate, and transform Jing into a higher vibratory state-- giving us increased health, wellness and vitality.
Taoist Alchemy 4: Lesser Reverted ElixirCourse • 19 lessons
Takes practice to the next level using the 'Shen Lead Qi' method to refine Jing and form the Lesser Reverted Elixir.
Taoist Alchemy 5: Opening the Celestial EyeCourse • 29 lessons
Open the Upper Mysterious Pass and cultivate your Innate Nature. Course 5 shares a structured way to work with Shen Light, taking us through the gate of Dragon Gate Xinggong training.
TAO FriendsCommunity • 378 members
Place to discuss and learn the Taoist alchemy of Wang Liping for students of Taoist Alchemy Online
TAO TalksCourse • 14 lessons
Ongoing series of talks to support, inform, and inspire your practice. Open to everyone in the TAO program.