Chungliang Al Huang, born in China, was immersed in the traditional study of tai chi, kung fu, brush calligraphy, and classic Chinese scholarly arts from a young age. He is now the director of the International Lan Ting Institute, with its Chinese base on the sacred Wu Yi Mountain — a triple UNESCO World Heritage site rich with historic, religious, and cultural arts traditions — and its American base in Gold Beach on the Oregon coast. From the renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, to the world’s major capitals, he shares the stage with luminaries such as the Dalai Lama and anthropologist/primatologist Jane Goodall. Huang was also featured in the 1988 inaugural segment of the PBS series World of Ideas, moderated by Bill Moyers. Architect, performing artist, and brush calligrapher, Huang is also a celebrated author with a number of best-selling books to his credit. As a teacher/mentor, his intuitive knowledge of the intellectual and spiritual aspects of East-West synthesis, along with his total devotion to his students, have endeared him to thousands of people around the world. For more information, please visit his website.