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ABOUT KENNETH S. COHEN
Cohen (Gao Han) is the Executive Director and founder of the
Qigong Research & Practice Center. He is a world renowned
health educator, China scholar, and Qigong Master with more
than forty years experience. A former collaborator with Alan
Watts, he is the author of the internationally acclaimed book
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy
Healing (Ballantine), best-selling self-healing audio
and video courses (Sounds True), and more than 200 journal
In 2003 Ken Cohen won the leading international award in energy
medicine, the Alyce and Elmer Green Award for Innovation
|His work has been translated into Chinese and numerous European
languages. Professor Cohen received his Teaching Certificate
from the William C.C. Chen School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan in 1974
and completed graduate studies in Taoism and Chinese language
at Queens College, the New School for Social Research, and the
University of California at Berkeley.
Ken Cohen's teachers have included some of the most highly respected
masters and Grandmasters in the world, including William C.C. Chen
(Yang Style Taiji Quan), B.P. Chan (Chen Style Taiji Quan, Bagua Zhang,
Xing Yi Quan, Qigong), Madame Gao Fu (Chen Style Taiji Quan and Primordial
Qigong), Share K. Lew (Taoist External Qi Healing), Sunyata (Vedanta
in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi), Swami Venkatesananda (Sivananda
Yoga), and others. Professor Cohen was the principle apprentice to
Dr. K. S. Wong, acupuncturist and Taoist Abbot from China's sacred
mountains. To advance his study of both Taoism and Comparative Religion,
Professor Cohen attended the New Seminary and was ordained as an interfaith
minister (M.S.C.) with a graduate degree in pastoral counseling (M.S.Th.).
He also holds an M.A. in Holistic Psychology and other academic honors.
Professor Cohen is a leader in the dialogue between ancient wisdom
and modern science. He was able to demonstrate unusual physiological
control as one of 9 "exceptional healers" studied in the
Menninger Clinic's Copper Wall Project. His sponsors have included
the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, the Canadian Ministry
of Health, and numerous hospitals, medical schools, conferences,
and cultural organizations. He has been called "the
preeminent Qigong Master of the West" and was probably the
first Qigong Master in the West to treat physician-referred patients.
1994, Professor Cohen was chosen as keynote and sole representative
of Chinese medicine at the World Congress on Energy Healing in
His work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Time, Bottom Line,
and on National Public Radio. He has taught more than 30,000 students.
C.V. and letters of reference are available on request.