Wu Dang Chen

Meet the Master

Master Chen in Meditation

As a true son of the Tao, Master Chen's desire to share his great message of peace and hope and his open affection for his students have earned him a place as one of the most sought-after Tai Chi instructors in the west.


At a very young age, Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen) was recognized and chosen by his master to learn the ancient wisdom of Wu Dang Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation and healing Arts. He is a 14th generation Wu Dang Zhang Sanfeng lineage holder and a 25th generation Long Men Taoist Priest.

Practice in the West

In 1990, Master Chen emigrated from the People's Republic of China to the United States at the behest of his master, Master Li. He now resides in Estes Park, Colorado, on the site of the future U.S. Wu Dang Taoist Temple. With his gift for making Taoist thought accessible, Master Chen has taught the Wu Dang tradition of Taoism to many thousands of students in America and many people in China. He is also a well-known Tai Chi Master with a large following in the United States.

As a Taoist teacher and Tai Chi instructor, Master Chen has been asked to share his teachings in many network television and newspaper interviews and in articles in national magazines. He has been involved with several documentaries which aired in the winter of 2006.

Serving the Future of Taoism in the West

Master Chen is the President and founder of the Daoist Association, USA, President of Chi for Longevity and President and founder of the Association for Chinese and American Enrichment, Inc., (aka the North American Wudang Taoist Association) a not-for-profit organization.  He is the deputy director of the Sanfeng Friendship Association, based in Wu Dang, and is the official U.S. representative of Wu Dang for the Wu Dang Taoist Association. Master Chen's mission is to build the first Wu Dang Taoist monastery in the U.S.