events in the creation of the Qing Jing
Gong: The Temple
of Purity and Silence, the first European Taoist temple.
September 29. Master Tian Chengyang
arrives in Spain by invitation
of the Autonomous University of Madrid, to deliver a conference and to
classes on traditional Chinese culture: Taoism, philosophy, Chinese
medicine, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Xiu Lian and Feng Shui. He is the first
Taoist master who arrives to Europe.
Tian lectures at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid on "Philosophical
Religious Taoism in the Book of the Tao," and at the Chinese Embassy in
"Taoism and Chinese Culture."
20. Mrs. Taciana Fisac ( Director,
Center for Eastern Asia Studies of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid )
letter stating that ¡°Mr. Tian
Chengyang (Tian Suchun ) is a well-known Taoist Master from the China Taoist Association Research Center, where for many years have conducted
teaching and research activities. Mr. Tian is an eminent
scholar of Taoism and of the traditional Chinese culture, witnessed by
numerous written articles and published books and lectures. Due to the relevance of the merits and
scholarly knowledge of Master Tian, and due to the scarcity of
the field in Spain, we are sure his presence among
us will redound for the benefits of the Chinese culture studies in our
October turns in the final draft of his
book in Spanish
"Knowing Taoism" to Kairos Publishing for it´s publication.
December 1. Master Tian meets with Ilustr¨ªsimo Mr. Joan Clos, Mayor of Barcelona.
October the 19. Master Tian delivers a
lecture at the
Center for Promotion of the Catalonian Popular and Traditional Culture
topic: ¡°Taoism and the Tai Chi Chuan.¡±
In May, along with his students and
the Catalonia Taoist Association.
In October supported by the Catalonian
the first European Taoist temple, the Temple of Purity and Silence (Qing Jing Gong)
was created, incorporated as a Taoist religious entity.
May 12. Along with disciples of the Temple,
is invited by UNESCO Catalonia to participate in an encounter for inter
August 13. Master Tian is interviewed
live in a radio
program by La Cadena Cope
station, on the subject
of "Feng Shui and Taoism."
July. The book Knowing
Taoism, Kairos Publishing, is off-press. It is the first Taoist
written in Spanish by a Chinese Taoist Master.
Celebration of the "Chong
Yang" Taoist festival (September 9, Chinese Calendar),
at the Temple of Purity and
Silence. A Chinese journalist was present and wrote a news article
"Visit to the Taoist Temple in Barcelona," published in the Ou Hua Chinese newspaper which
circulates throughout Europe.
November 28. Received a
Fax of approval
from the China
December. Master Tian Cheng Yang writes
Concept of the Universe" and "The Buddhist Concept of the
Universe," for the "Encounter of Cultures" event that took place
in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
September 20-24. Catalonia Taoist
Association in collaboration
with La Formiga Socio-cultural
Association in the cultural activities in La Merc¨¨ area. Master Tian teaches calligraphy on the soil ¨Can
ecological Taoist art.
November 20-23. In Albacete, Master
Tian teaches a course on ¡°Taoist Xiu Lian.¡± La Gacetilla
newspaper interviewed Master Tian and published an article about
The book The Voice of
Religious Communities is published for the Universal Forum of
event in Barcelona. Taoism is portrayed as a self-organized entity.
Pictures of the Temple and texts of
Master Tian Cheng Yang were also included.
April 24. Taoists of the Temple
the first public ceremony before a Catalonian audience, as a rehearsal
IV World Parliament of Religions event in the Jesuit's Center in
May 8. The Catalonia Taoist Association
organizes the first Tai Chi party together with the
China-Barcelona Association at the University of Barcelona plaza, with
different Tai Chi groups from
Barcelona participating. The Chinese Vice consul attended and the
newspaper Ou Hua reported the
activity with several pictures.
July 1-3. Master Tian was invited to the
East and West Cultures" organized by the Asia House as part of the
activities for the Culture's Forum.
July 7-13. Master Tian Cheng Yang (Su
Chun Tian) and
Spanish Taoists, actively participated in the IV World Parliament of
in the following activities:
Master Tian delivered a
lecture on "How to Practice Taoism in the West."
Participation in the
"Sustainable Development" conference.
Participation in the
December 14. Master Tian is invited by
Secretary to the formal presentation of the book The Other
Religions, a study made by the Sociology of Religion
Research Team, headed by professor Joan Estruch of the Universidad
Barcelona, and by appointment of the Direccio d'Afers General
(General Office for Religious Affairs.) In this publication Taoism is
being present in Spain.
May 3. Participation to the First
Representatives Conference, on the subject "Religion as an Element of
Social Integration." Master Tian Cheng Yang (Su Chun Tian) was
acknowledged as the official representative of Taoism in Catalonia.
May 29. Master Tian lectures on "What is
and leads a short meditation practice within the framework of the "2005
Catalonian Parliament of Religions."
June 11. Professor Jose Luis Cancelo,
Coordinator of the
Religions Sciences Department of La Salle Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios arrives in Barcelona
with Master Tian Cheng Yang and to visit the Temple.
July 19. Signing Act of Constitution of
the Catalonia Inter
religious Council of which Taoists are part, along with The
Barcelona, The Evangelical Council of Catalonia, The Islamic Council,
Israelite Community, The Spanish Orthodox Church, The Sakya Tashi Ling
Community, The Baha'i Community and The Sij Religious Council of
Participation in inter religious activities promoted by the UNESCO Catalonia Center, as
well as Taoists celebrations and ceremonies in Temple
As a result of Professor Jose Luis
visit, international video conferencing courses are prepared for the
October, in collaboration with the Religions Sciences Department of La Salle Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios and the Universidad
of Barcelona, in which several countries will participate.
October 19. Master Tian lectures on
¡°Longevity in the
Taoist Religion and the Purpose of Reincarnation¡± at the Universidad
Llull of Barcelona, as part of one of the international video-conference
courses, in collaboration
with the Department of Religious Sciences of the College´s Higher
Studies at La Salle of
Madrid. Several countries
November 11. A group of professors
and students from the Center of Higher Studies of La Salle
University in Madrid,
visited the Temple of Purity and Silence in Barcelona. Both religions,
Christianity and Taoism presented inter religious ceremonies.
February 13. The Temple of Purity and
Silence, Qing Jing Gong, is incorporated in the Registry of Religious
Organizations of Spain as a Taoist organization, where the Spanish
the spiritual content of Taoism. It was the first Taoist entity
incorporated in Europe.
March 1-6. Zen
Master and disciples from the Buddhist monastery Lian Hua Huo
Chan Tai of the United States, came for a visit to the Temple of Purity and
Silence in Barcelona.
April 22-23. The Catalonia Taoist
in the ¡°Fila de Terra¡± event at the Ciutadella Park,
Master Tian lectured on ¡°The Xiu Lian Practice for the Betterment of
and demonstrated the Chi Kung set
dragon style, together with his disciples.
May 29. Master
together with disciples Carolina and Artur, participated in the II Parliament of
Religions in Manresa, lecturing on ¡°The Humain of Taoist Religion.¡±
wrote ¡°The Showing of Concern for Life in Taoism¡± for the IV Communal Infirmary Theoretical Foundations: Diversity
of beliefs and cares.
October 18 and November
29. Master Tian delivered a video-conference on ¡°Humanization in Taoist
Religion¡± in the Ram¨®n Llull University of Barcelona, as part of the
International on-going courses in cooperation with Department
of Religious Sciences of the University´s Higher Center Studies at La Salle of Madrid. Several countries participated.
November 6Th. Carolina,
President of the Catalonia Taoist Association and disciple to
Master Tian spoke on ¡°History and content of Taoism¡± at the Inter
March 8. President of the French Sanyuan
and Assistant of the French Taoist Association, M. Scerbo and
visited the Spain Taoist Association and the Temple of Purity and
Silence. They worshiped in the LaoZi sanctuary and have been requested
disciples by Master Tian. They accepted and the initiation ceremony was
conducted by Master Tian
names were bestowed upon them. There were talks and agreements during
visit for cooperation between Spain and France to promote Taoism in Europe and
throughout the world.
April 22-27. Chinese Taoism celebrated
the International Forum
of the Daodejing in the ancient city of Xi
An--where Lao ZI
wrote the Tao Te King, and in Hong
Kong, with a cycle of
conferences, activities and shows. The Council for
the Chinese State Religions invited Master Tian, who attended with four
western disciples. They visited the Chinese Taoist Association for the
October 19. Master Tian lectured on
Taoism at the
University of Castilla-La Mancha.
Tian travels to Paris to teach classes to the representatives of the San Yuan
Association of France, French Taoist Association and the Swiss Taoist
Association. These associations together with the Spain Taoist
agreed in establishing the Taoist European Union, to built a temple in
mountains to become the Taoist European center which aim is to promote
in Europe in the rest of the World.
December 1. At Casa Asia of Barcelona,
lectured on ¡°Learning the Taoist Culture in Order to Live Better.¡±
weekly lectures were schedule to take place at the Spain Taoist
about Chinese culture and to learn about the Taoist methods of living.
March 4. EFE news agency correspondent in
Caballero, interviewed Master Tian, and published an article in the 20 Minutos newspaper.
March 12-30. Master Tian travels to Germany
to deliver several introductory lectures on Taoism at the Tian
Gong Institute of Berlin. Schedule
was also Meditation classes and Taoist
Tai Chi Dragon Style at the Judo and Tai
Chi Club of Ellwangen.
April 20. Master Tian delivered a
conference organized by
the M.I. Municipality of Tudela (Navarra) through the Castelruiz Cultural Center
entitled ¡°The Way of the Tao¡ªthe Meaning of Life.¡±
May 23-24. The Catalonia
Taoist Association participates in
the activities of ¡§La
mostra D¡¯enditats del districte de L¡¯eixample,¡§ in which Master Tian
presented the Chi Kung and Tai Chi
dragon style sets.