In many years of teaching in Europe, Guo Bingsen, in consultation with his master, has gradually released the higher level exercises (i.e. Nei Jing Gong 2 and 3) from the original secrecy or the one-on-one instruction practiced earlier.
In addition to Dao Yuan Nei Jing Gong, Master Guo Bingsen has brought a wealth of other exercises to the West. Thus, students can develop a comprehensive understanding of different methods and goals of traditional Qigong and realize those - provided regular practice - in practice: from Dao Yuan Fan Teng Gong to the exercises for cultivating the mind.
The Dao Yuan School is one of the few qigong schools in the world that teaches exercises for developing the emission of qi, as well as those for cultivating jing and ming - mind and life - almost continuously in public.
Master Guo Bingsen taught Qigong in Europe for 27 years, most of it after his retirement. It was always important to him not so much to distinguish himself with his own skills, but rather to teach the classical practice systems as comprehensively as possible. This should enable his students to develop mastery in Qigong themselves.
Also of great importance to him is to understand Qigong as an experiential basis of Chinese philosophy and medicine and not as a religion or idealistic world construction. Although the theorizing of Qigong is based on a different kind of observation than modern Western science, the effects of Qigong can be measured with modern equipment. The complex systematics of Qigong, Chinese philosophy and medicine are still not adequately explained by Western science.
At an advanced age, Guo Bingsen retired to China in 2014.
Edith Guba has been a master student of Guo Bingsen since 1996 and since the summer of 2014 has been his and his master's authorized successor as director of the Dao Yuan School in both content and organization.
"Ever since we first met, I have felt a deep affinity for Master Guo Bingsen. Since my first glimpse of his energetic work, I knew I wanted to stick with it here. The first time I accompanied him on a course trip as a translator, I wished I could do that for a whole year. (I did not even dare to think of two years.) When I went to Christel Proksch's house to say goodbye to him after a few courses, I found him deeply saddened: It was not possible for him to continue to cooperate with the people inviting him. Then he asked me if I would not like to invite him to Germany next year? I wanted to try that very much - and the attempt succeeded. To this day I am grateful to all those who supported this invitation at that time. They made it possible that one of the great Chinese masters could pass on his knowledge here in the West.
The attempt of Master Guo Bingsen to spread the methods taught
at the Dao Yuan School in a way that can preserve their
original potential, I continue."
Teachers trained by Guo Bingsen & Edith Guba with permission to teach Dao Yuan Fan Teng Gong.
At the Dao Yuan School, the essential requirement for obtaining a teaching license for Fan Teng Gong is the completion of the exercises of at least Nei Jing Gong 2. This requires several years of regular practice. Like any subject matter, Qigong can only be taught well if the teachers have a higher level than the students. Nei Jing Gong 2 and 3 can raise the qi of those who practice it regularly to a higher level. In qigong, "a high level" mainly means "a high level of qi". Most of the qigong teachers trained at Dao Yuan School have even learned - and practiced - Nei Jing Gong 3.
Besides the Qi level, there should also be a certain general knowledge about connections of the ancient Chinese philosophy and medicine. This knowledge is imparted in further courses of the Dao Yuan School, these are also a prerequisite for the exam admission. The teaching permit is issued exclusively in writing in each case for two years and can be extended after participation in certain courses. Since 2015, these certificates have been signed by Edith Guba.