The Tao Academy is a unique learning experience resource, offering a wide variety of online courses and workshops focused on wellness, spirituality, personal growth, productivity, creativity and more. Explore both fee-based courses and free classes, all designed to empower you to create your optimal life.
The Tao Academy curriculum is based on the teachings of Dr. and Master Sha, a medical doctor trained in Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and the creator of Soul Mind Body Medicine®. His life’s mission is to share this secret to transformation: Everything has a soul, including everything in your body. Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.®
If you are seeking an alternative approach to improving your well-being, relationships and career, the Tao Academy can help you to change your life quickly and effectively. These simple courses offer easy-to-use concepts and practices, producing long-term benefits for life. The course modules are designed to help you make small changes that over time create huge benefits in the quality of your life.
For more than two decades, Master Sha and his Certified Master Teachers have taught these practices in more than 30 cities spanning five continents. Thousands of people have experienced life-changing results using these proven techniques for inspired everyday living.
Go beyond the world of mind over matter and expand into the unlimited realm of soul over matter.
Your soul, the essence of who you are, can help heal your mind and body. Every cell, every organ, every system and every part of your body has a unique essence. You have the power to send a new message to your mind and body to help activate healing.
Here is the secret to Tao healing: Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.®
We believe that you have the power to help heal yourself. It’s our mission to empower you with ancient Tao wisdom and practices — perfectly remixed for today’s world — to create a happier and healthier life for yourself and others.
By providing you with this unique wisdom and simple yet powerful practices through online courses and workshops, you can create your optimal life — filled with vibrant health and total well-being, loving and harmonious relationships, and a thriving career and finances — you can live a life overflowing with happiness and abundant wellness.
Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha
Master Zhi Gang Sha is a New York Times bestselling author and a pioneer in modern-day spirituality. He combines the essence of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine with ancient energy and spiritual healing secrets from China. An expert in the most advanced cellular healing science now occurring in China, and in breakthrough research in the West on the effects of spirit on soul, mind, and body, Master Sha is an inspired guide to the ultimate dimension of soul over matter. “Heal and transform the soul first,” he says, “then healing and transformation of every aspect of life will follow.”
Master Sha is a medical doctor in China and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in China and Canada. Born in the Shaanxi province of China, he became interested in healing as a young child as he observed people in his immediate and extended family struggling with a variety of illnesses.
At the age of six, he was accepted by the first of several masters in Eastern martial arts. At twenty-two, even before completing his training as a physician, Master Sha began to combine the knowledge of energy development he had learned through his practice of martial arts with traditional Chinese acupuncture to create his own unique acupuncture system.
Master Sha went on to study at Xi’an Jiaotong University, completing his medical degree in Western medicine in 1983. He was also certified as an acupuncturist and herbalist in 1986 by the World Health Organization’s Institute of International Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, where he taught acupuncture, tai chi and qigong to foreign physicians. He is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and a registered acupuncturist in Canada.
In 2005, under the aegis of Dr. and Master Zhi Chen Guo, his revered teacher in China since 1990, he became the sole Western teacher of Body Space Medicine, credited by the Chinese government with helping to contain the SARS epidemic in China. Master Sha learned the most profound secrets, wisdom, and knowledge from Master Guo, his adoptive father, the founder of Zhi Neng Medicine and Body Space Medicine, who also taught him the integration of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism with modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.
Master Sha also completed a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration at the University of the Philippines in 1988. While there, word of his skill as an acupuncturist spread and he treated numerous VIPs while offering a street clinic for the poor.
The creator of Soul Mind Body Medicine and founder of the Tao Academy, Master Sha also supports the ongoing studies and projects of the Sha Research Foundation.
From the age of six, Master Sha continued to deepen his practice of Eastern arts, ultimately becoming a Grandmaster of Wu Dong tai chi, Dong Yi Gong qigong, feng shui and the I Ching. In 2002, he was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong.
Dong Yi Gong qigong lineage: Dr. and Master Sha studied Dong Yi Gong qigong and Body Space Medicine with Dr. and Master Zhi Chen Guo. Dr. and Master Guo personally trained Master Sha for over 12 years as his disciple and his sole western worldwide representative. Master Sha taught Body Space Medicine, which is based on the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine philosophy, Zhi Neng Medicine and cytology of CWM for several years in North America in honor of his beloved spiritual teacher and father.
Peng Zu Lineage: Master Sha is also the sole 373rd-generation lineage holder of Peng Zu, ordained by 372nd-generation lineage holder, Dr. and Professor Liu De Hua, who is a medical doctor and former university professor in China. Peng Zu, renowned in China as the “Long Life Star,” is the teacher of Lao Zi, author of the revered classic, Dao De Jing. His life-long anti-aging system has been passed down through oral tradition to no more than three lineage holders per generation for more than 4,300 years.
Yi Bi Zi Calligraphy Lineage: In 2013 Master Sha learned a very special form of Chinese calligraphy (written in one continuous stroke) called “Yi Bi Zi” and became the sole lineage holder of his teacher, Professor Li Qiu Yun, who is more than one hundred years old. She has been recognized by the United Nations as one of the world’s top Chinese language experts. Professor Li learned Yi Bi Zi from Tai Shi (supreme teacher), who was the teacher of the emperor’s and royal family’s children during the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty in China. After quickly mastering Yi Bi Zi, Master Sha began to create Tao Calligraphies to help transform all life, including to help boost energy, stamina, vitality, and immunity; to heal the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies; to prevent all sickness; to transform relationships; to transform finances; increase intelligence; and bring success to every aspect of life. Viewed in cities around the world, thousands of people have experienced transformation from these calligraphies.
Master Sha has written twenty-four books, including Zhi Neng Medicine: Revolutionary Self-Healing Methods from China (1996), Power Healing: The Four Keys to Energizing Your Body, Mind and Spirit (2002; an international best-seller), bestseller Soul Mind Body Medicine: A Complete Soul Healing System for Optimum Health and Vitality (2006), #1 Amazon.com bestseller Living Divine Relationships (2006), New York Times bestseller Soul Wisdom I: Practical Soul Treasures to Transform Your Life (2007), and #1 Amazon.com bestseller Soul Communication: Opening Your Spiritual Channels for Success and Fulfillment (2007).
In 2008, Master Sha partnered with Atria Books, a major division of Simon and Schuster, to create the Soul Power Series. Revised, expanded and issued as trade paperbacks, Soul Wisdom and Soul Communication became #1 and #3 New York Times bestsellers respectively. The Power of Soul (2009), debuted at #1 on the New York Times “Advice/How to” bestseller list, followed by #1 New York Times bestsellers, Divine Soul Songs: Sacred Practical Treasures to Heal, Rejuvenate, and Transform You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes (2009), and Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System: The Divine Way to Heal You, Humanity, Mother Earth, and All Universes (2009), and New York Times bestsellers, Tao I: The Way of All Life (2010), Divine Transformation: The Divine Way to Self-clear Karma and Transform Your Health, Relationships, Finances, and More (2010), Tao II: The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality (2010), Tao Song and Tao Dance: Sacred Sound, Movement, and Power from the Source for Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Transformation of All Life (2011), and Tao Hands: Experience Divine Power to Heal You, Animals, and Nature, and to Transform All Life (2012). Soul Healing Miracles: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies (BenBella Books, 2013) debuted as a U.S.A. Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller, and Soul Mind Body Science System: Grand Unification Theory and Practice for Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality (BenBella Books, 2014), co-authored by Dr. Rulin Xiu, was an Amazon bestseller. Soul Over Matter: Ancient and Modern Wisdom and Practical Techniques to Create Unlimited Abundance (BenBella Books, 2016), co-authored by Adam Markel, was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and USA Today and Amazon bestseller. Greatest Love: Unblock Your Life in 30 Minutes a Day with the Power of Unconditional Love (BenBella, 2017), Tao Science: The Science, Wisdom and Practice of Creation and Grand Unification (Waterside Productions, 2018), and Tao Classic of Longevity and Immortality: Sacred Wisdom and Practical Techniques (BenBella Books, 2018) were all Amazon #1 bestsellers.
Master Sha’s writings reflect his emergence as an advanced spiritual master. His earlier books, such as Power Healing and Soul Mind Body Medicine, contain pearls of soul wisdom, soul knowledge and practical soul techniques to promote healing. His newer books focus on spiritual teachings to transform the soul, mind and body, open spiritual channels, and to empower humanity to heal themselves and others, reach enlightenment and achieve longevity.
Since 2004, Master Sha has travelled to several continents, making known Soul Mind Body Medicine and the power of soul to transform all aspects of life. Warmly received by audiences in many different countries, including Australia, Austria, the UK, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain, India and more, he has been featured in over 600 print and broadcast interviews, capturing the hearts and minds of thousands with variations of his timely message: The soul can heal.
Master Sha has come a long way since his boyhood concern for the family and villagers around him. Today, he is recognized as a transformational leader, an inspiring teacher and a servant of humanity. A pioneer in transforming the soul, mind and body using the power of the soul, in 2006 Master Sha was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his outstanding work in promoting peace and healing. He is the founder of the Tao Academy , whose varied programs and gifts assist people everywhere to transform and enlighten themselves and others. In 2008, he founded the World Soul Healing, Peace and Enlightenment Movement to create love, peace and harmony for humanity, Mother Earth and all universes. In September 2014 Master Sha was honored by the County of Maui, Hawaii, naming September 21, 2014 “Dr and Master Zhi Gang Sha Day” and by the Council of the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii in recognition of his humanitarian service to promote love, peace, and harmony throughout the world. He was named Honorary Member of the Club of Budapest Foundation, an organization dedicated to resolving the social, political, economic, and ecological challenges of the twenty-first century. Officially launching in 2015, Master Sha has been invited to become one of the Founding Signatories of the Fuji Declaration, whose mission is to create lasting peace on Earth. Master Sha is a member of Rotary E-Club of World Peace and is a founding signatory of Conscious Business Declaration which aims to define a new standard for business in the twenty-first century that will increase economic prosperity while healing the environment and improving humanity’s well-being. In 2016 Master Sha received a Commendation from Los Angeles County for his humanitarian efforts both locally and worldwide, and a Commendation from the Hawaii Senate as a selfless humanitarian who celebrates the power of the human spirit as he travels the world tirelessly to create a Love Peace Harmony World Family. In 2017, he received the International Tara Award from Ven. Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta, founder of the Buddhist center Sathira Dhammasathan, for being a person who acts like a boddhisattva, doing good for society. In 2018 he was ordained as a Minister of the International New Thought Movement by Bishop Dr. Barbara King of the Barbara King School of Ministry. In 2019 Master Sha received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Senator Mazie K. HIrono of Hawaii, and letters of congratulations and recognition of his humanitarian efforts from Governor David Y. Ige, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Congressman Ed Case of Hawaii.
He continues to deliver free webcasts, teleconferences and events that attract viewers and listeners from around the world.
Master Sha has trained more than 6,000 Soul Teachers, and Tao Calligraphy practitioners, and over one hundred Certified Master Teachers who teach self-transformation and enlightenment techniques at the grassroots level and at Master Sha Tao Healing Centers being established in key cities across the globe. During these challenging times, he is committed to transforming the consciousness of individuals, humanity, Mother Earth and all universes, and to spreading the messages of soul renewal and universal service worldwide. To that end, Dr. Sha is a prolific author and has developed several television and film productions in the United States and India. He has been featured in one public television documentary and the full-length film, Soul Masters: Dr. Sha and Dr. Guo, filmed partially in China. Dr. Sha is also featured in the documentaries Soul Healing Miracles and The Source Ling Guang Calligraphies.
In 2014 Master Sha launched TV.Drsha.com Completely interactive and free, TV.Drsha.com empowers viewers to develop their spiritual journeys by learning to use chanting and other soul-based techniques for transformation. Participants around the world submit requests for healing or blessing, and contribute to the cause by chanting themselves for all requests. This is an act of universal service that empowers the average person to actively participate in the transformation of their lives, but more importantly, in the transformation of the world by chanting for others and all souls in all universes when guided by Master Sha or the Certified Master Teachers who lead the programming.
Also launched in early 2014, the Soul Healing Miracles App for iPhone and iPad empowers humanity to create their own life transformation with guided meditations with Tao Calligraphies that carry a high frequency and vibration with love, forgiveness, compassion, and light to transform the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies.
Master Sha is a unique legacy of soul knowledge, soul wisdom and practical soul techniques to access the power of soul for transformation of all aspects of life, including health, emotions, relationships, business, finances and more. In short, Master Sha has brought transformation and enlightenment to hundreds of thousands worldwide in a teaching that combines the essence of Western medicine and traditional medicine with 5,000-year-old energy and spiritual wisdom and secrets from China. He is a recognized authority on matters pertaining to the soul.
Master Francisco Quintero
Master Francisco Quintero, a Certified Master Teacher trained by Master Sha. As the lead teacher and trainer at the Tao Academy, he has managed and developed training programs worldwide based on the teachings of Master Sha. Master Francisco’s expertise and knowledge have assisted in the training of more than one thousand Tao Hands™ Practitioners, Soul Teachers andPractitioners, and Soul Communicators worldwide. Master Francisco has been featured on German television and BBC Radio, as well as in numerous European publications. As the author of Divine Joy: How to Experience Joy in Daily Life, Master Francisco teaches others how to overcome life challenges and create a joyful life using simple yet powerful Tao secrets and practices.
As a first generation American of parents who immigrated from Mexico to the United States, Master Francisco followed his parents’ dream of attaining a good education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He went on to teach math at middle school, until a diagnosis of high blood pressure changed his life. He learned the self-healing techniques of Master Sha, and his high blood pressure was healed. Based on his family’s cultural belief that natural medicine and herbs can open the doorway to healing, Master Francisco eagerly learned and practiced the teachings of Master Sha. He started studying directly with Master Sha in 2002, beginning a journey of traveling the world with Master Sha to teach powerful self-healing methods in more than 30 cities across five continents.
Master David Lusch
Master David Lusch is a Certified Master Teacher trained by Master Sha, Soul Teacher and Practitioner, andauthor.He travels worldwide offering divine and Tao soul secrets, wisdom, knowledge, practices and blessings. As one of the top trainers at the Tao Academy, Master David empowers people to end personal suffering and overcome life challenges.
When Master David met Master Sha, he suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than half of his life. Through these practices, he has been completely healed of OCD. As the author of How I Healed My Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Master David guides others in reducing stress and activating the body’s natural healing abilities.