Master Share K. Lew †
Internal Kung Fu and Chi Kung master, Shaman, and Taoist priest from the Golden Dragon Temple in southern China. Brought to America to assist his uncle, the legendary Choy Li Fut Master, Lew Bung. One of the first founders of the Taoist Sanctuary Temple.
Professor Carl Totton
A Taoist priest, a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and Master of Sil Lum (Shaolin) Kung Fu, Karate, the Internal arts of Tai Chi, Tao Ga, Hsing-I, and Pa Kua. Dashi’s most influential teacher in the understanding of application of the martial arts, spirituality and related philosophies in the real world.
Jy Din Shakya
Abbott of the Hsu Yun (Empty Cloud) temple. Transmitted the teachings and ordained Dashi in the Chan (Zen) school of Buddhism. For more information: eyeofchan.org
Master Yu †
Famous throughout China as the 49th Great Acharya ancient esoteric lineage holder and leader of the Hanmi School of Buddhism. Master Yu ordained and transmitted the esoteric teachings of the Vajrayana to Dashi. Known as the “Living Buddha” Maha-Vairocana Dharma King, Dechan Jueren.
Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche
Khenpo is the thirty-third holder of the Dzogchen lineage, Lama of Dzogchen Monastery, a Professor of the Dzogchen Shri Singha University, Spiritual Leader of Dzogchen Shri Singha International, Founder of the Dzogchen Shri Singha Dharma Centers, and Director of Dzogchen Shri Singha International Charitable Organizations. He has written more than thirty books on the five major sciences. He currently teaches Dharma and gives practice training to thousands of students, in more than forty countries around the world. Dashi has trained personally with Khenpo for over 15 years. For more information: dzogchenlineage.org.
Lama Jigme Namgyal Rinpoche
Lama Jigme Rinpoche was born in Amdo, Tibet and received various teachings from many masters such as H.H. Penor Rinpoche and H.H. the Dalai Lama. After his training was complete, Rinpoche spent over 13 years as abbot of the Padma Rigdzin Ling Monastery until he came to America. He gave Dashi the official title of Ngakpa in the Nyingmapa Lineage of Padma Rigdzin Ling Buddhism. More information about Lama can be found here.
Chinese tradition holds that a teacher would teach his student about not only martial arts, but also about what they knew of the healing arts such as: Chinese herbal medicine, Qigong and bone setting (Tui na). Dashi had many of these internal arts teachers giving him their knowledge such as: Carl Totton, Share Lew, Kam Yuen, Grandmaster Ark Yeuy Wong, Hsu Hong Chi, and Marshall Ho.