Zhi Neng Qigong Founder – Dr. Pang Ming (2020 Update)

Dr. Pang (Pang Ming or Pang He Ming), used to be one of the best national western and Chinese medicine doctors in China. He was also an acupuncture, one of the new qigong pioneers, author and honored professor in some Chinese college, and a calligrapher.

Some of Dr. Pang’s previous positions before he retired:

  • Councillor of China Association of Qigong Science
  • Chairman of Association of Zhineng Qigong
  • Honorary Chairman of Beijing Association of Qigong
  • Managing Editor of magazine “Oriental Qigong” and “Zhineng Qigong Science”
  • Deputy Chief Editor of China Qigong Correspondence Institute
  • Deputy Director of Faculty of Oriental Health Sciences of Beijing City University
  • President of Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center
  • Head of Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Research Centre

Dr. Pang’s Early Years

Pang was born in 1940 in Heibei province in China. He studied western medicine in Beijing Medical College in 1958. Thereafter, he engaged in western medical practice. 

From 1958 to 1962 Pang studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Association. He then began to integrate Chinese and Western medicine in clinical practice.

Since his college age, Dr. Pang had studied Buddhism, Taoism and martial arts, and had followed total 19 grand masters of Buddhist qigong, Taoist qigong, Confucian qigong, folk qigong, martial arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Pang Created Zhi Neng Qigong in Early 80’s

Dr. Pang is such an erudite, humble and open person. For him, to create Zhi Neng Qigong was not a coincidence.

Dr. Pang’s full knowledge of western and Chinese medicine including acupuncture, of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian qigong, of martial arts, of Chinese culture and history… all of them enabled him to see the bigger picture than anyone else in the history so far.

In his late 30s, Dr. Pang had started to reform traditional qigong and then created Zhi Neng Qigong. This totalled reformed qigong form – Zhi Neng Qigong, cause a big “earthquake” to the qigong society, and yet started a new era of qigong science culture.

Zhi Neng Qigong was born in Chinese qigong’s golden era (1970s- 2000s). There were hundreds of so called modern qigong forms which were practiced among hundreds of millions of Chinese practitioners. Even some ancient traditional forms were picked up. And many modern qigong forms were created during that time. Zhineng Qigong was one of them.

Quite a few other modern qigong forms were actually influenced by or directly from Zhi Neng Qigong. Some of their creators used to be Dr. Pang’s students.

Dr. Pang Dedicates His Life to Qigong Science and Research

February 1979: Dr. Pang attended National Conference of Chinese and Western Medicine Integration hosted by The China Ministry of Health.

July 1979: Dr. Pang was one of the organizers of First National Qigong Summit.

1979: Dr. Pang initiated and found the first qigong academic mass organization in China – Beijing Qigong Institute.

1979-1980: Dr. Pang reformed traditional qigong and created Zhi Neng Qigong

1981: Dr. Pang gave a lecture on how to project external Qi in the first National External Qi Projection Seminar.

1984: he started to apply Qi Filed technique to qigong training and qigong healing

1986: Dr. Pang published his Qi Field theory, along with a series of other new qigong theories published afterwards. Those combined became the foundation of modern Qigong Science, listed in his books.

1988: Dr. Pang found the Hebei Shijiazhuang Zhineng Qigong Institute.

November 1991: the institute was renamed as Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center, also known as medicineless hospital to many practitioners who came for healing.

January 1992: Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Research Center was constituted.

1992-1998: Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center had over 600 employees and had serviced over 300,000 students and patients. Those years were Zhi Neng Qigong’s golden years.

1996: the construction of Qigong Town was broken ground in Shunyi, Beijing.

2001: Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Healing and Training Center was closed in order to comply with the new qigong regulations of China government.

Dr. Pang was retired in 2002. Since then, he lived in seclusion and spent most of his day in studying and book writing. All his new books written during that decade were published one by one from 2012.

List of Pang’s Books (After Retirement)

Pang Ming laoshi new books
Dr Pang latest books published 2012-2019

April 2012: Summary of Zen Ways of Enlightenment 《禅宗证悟理法辑要》

March 2015: Summary of Confucianism Inner Saint Practice《儒家内圣修持辑要》

July 2016: Theory and Methods of Traditional Self Cultivation《传统修身法理》

April 2017: Brief Talks About Acupuncture and Its (True) Heart Method《针灸心法浅谈》

December 2018: Brief Talks About Chinese (True) Heart Philosophy and Its History《中华心学沿革简述》(The Heart Philosophy)

From what he wrote in those five books, you will notice that he had transformed from Qigong theory and methods study to self awareness practice and consciousness study. In his books, he quoted more than a dozen times that 悟后真修, which means that real practice starts after self realization.

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