The Blue Book

The “Língbǎo tōng zhìnéng nèigōng shù” is affectionately known as the Blue Book. Within it are two parts (Part 1: Classical Texts and Part 2: the practices and theory of the system)

My first retreat was in Dalian 2010 which is when I received this manual.  Since that time I have been working on translating Part 2 as a personal project but more seriously in the last few years.  I  just wanted to know what was directly inside this book and learn some Chinese in the meantime. So I started small and eventually it grew into a translation with over 200,000 Chinese Characters.

Through a series of funny circumstances Master Wang found out about my work and gave his permission during the 2016 Hawaii retreat for my translation to be published for the benefit of english speaking students.

In total it will have over 500 pages of instructions and theory on all the practices we have learned and others we have not been introduced to yet. It is written in a clear and concise format that will be easy to follow although the information is dense and not a light read. Consider this your textbook! In fact it will look like a textbook in that it will be a hardcover bound book with color pictures. Hopefully the final product will be a work of art. 

I am asking for students to pre-purchase a book in order to help fund the future costs which are the proof reader (Livia Kohn!), editor and other publishing costs yet to be incurred. 

I anticipate this book being ready no later than August 2018. 

For all those who help out you will be the first to receive a book!

Please contribute the following: 

$110 - USA based students (includes shipping)
$135 - International students (includes shipping)

Best wishes to you all,

Mark

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Mark Bartosh 
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Brooklyn, NY
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