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We are a California granted 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission of reviving ancient Chinese cultures of Qigong and Taichi, preserving the original teachings of the Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage developed by Grandmaster Zhang, creating a community of health and spiritual awareness and wellness, providing education on Heavenly Essence Qigong and Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Quan for life preservation and Te Yi Medical Qigong for healing . Please support us in our vision of benefiting the world. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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 Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute (HEQI) aims

Preserve Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage
Revive ancient Chinese Culture
Create a community of awareness and wellness
Provide education on Heavenly Essence Qigong and its
Te Yi Medical Qigong for healing

Translation Project

Heavenly Essence Qigong has more than 15 volumes of original teachings in Chinese by the Grandmaster.  Our work of translation will allow us to preserve this lineage and provide training manuals of the original teachings to students in training.

Te Yi Medical Qigong Free Clinic

Te Yi treatments are provided by the Heavenly Essence Qigong students who have received minimum of Level 1 Part III – Te Yi Medical Qigong as a Te Yi student practitioner or by a Te Yi Certified Practitioner on a donation basis.

Community Qigong Classes

Build a community of awareness and wellness

Community HEQ Support Group, led by HEQ Certified Instructors, offers ongoing group practice support in different communities to those who have received the basic instruction of Qigong Level 1 Part I.

Beginner’s Qigong Formal Study Program: Level 1 Part I – Life Preservation Qigong
Training provided by Certified Heavenly Essence Qigong Instructors


 More programs to come!

Your support will allow us to provide more services to the community. Thank you in advance!

Founder Bio

Bio of  Founder

Dr. Liping Zhu, DAOM, L.Ac., founder of Qi Dragon Healing Center and the Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute received her Qigong master level training in China and is a certified Qigong instructor. She has received direct transmission from her masters and is a disciple of both the Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage and Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Gong Sect.

Dr. Zhu is the Master Instructor for the Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching Qigong and Taichi. She is one of the leading instructors and translators who brought Heavenly Essence Qigong system to the west. Dr. Zhu was the Qigong Professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 15 years. In 2010, she became a Shuso in the Soto Zen tradition after a 10-year residency at the San Francisco Zen Center. Dr. Zhu is also an acupuncturist licensed in California and nationally and holds a doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She currently lives and practices acupuncture in Eureka, Humboldt County.

About Heavenly Essence Qigong


Qigong (Chi Kung) 气功, widely known for its healing effects and spiritual empowerment, combines movement, meditation, and breathing to regulate and enhance the flow of the body’s vital energy.  Heavenly Essence Qigong® was developed by Grandmaster Zhang in 1987 in China and brought to the west by Master Liping Zhu.  The system integrates the essence of the Daoist Qigong, Medical Qigong, Buddhist Qigong, Martial Qigong and Confucian Qigong and is one of the most comprehensive Qigong systems available.

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Heavenly Essence Qigong emphasizes In-the-world Cultivation Methods (入世修炼法) and inspires the dual cultivation of both the body and the mind (性命双修). The complete system also includes teachings on Daoist alchemical practices of Microcosmic Orbit (Xiao Zhou Tian), Macrocosmic Orbit (Da Zhou Tian), Embryonic Breathing (Tai Xi), Internal Elixir (Nei Dan) and Spiritual Enlightenment Meditation Methods.

Disclaimer: Heavenly Essence Qigong is a registered  trademark.  Please note that Heavenly Essence Qigong is not related to Essence Qigong.


Please email us at info@HEqigong.org for more information.