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The Science Behind 

Master Sha’s teachings are breakthrough to empower you through a holistic method in every part of your life. Find out how it works.

Chinese Calligraphy and the Tao Calligraphy Field

Chinese calligraphy is an ancient art that has been widely practiced and honored for centuries as a beautiful medium of artistic expression. It has been used as well as to receive qi (energy) and enrich life through its positive messages. Writing Chinese calligraphy is known as one of the most relaxing yet highly disciplined exercises for one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Tao Calligraphy is a unique form of Chinese calligraphy developed in 2013 by Zhi Gang Sha, MD (China) and professor at the State Ethnic Academy of Painting in Beijing. It is a unique style of calligraphy that combines the flowing artistic beauty of Yi Bi Zi (a calligraphy style wherein entire characters and even phrases are written with one continuous stroke)

The Sha Research Foundation has studied the effect of a unique style of meditation where mindfulness (heightened awareness) is achieved by combining movement and focus on Tao Calligraphy with mantra chanting.The practitioners focused on and traced the path of a Tao Calligraphy with five fingertips together and this enabled them to achieve deep meditative states, while maintaining fully alert awareness.This unique practice can be best understood as a combination of meditation and qi gong (energy practice). Therefore, the transformative effects on the mind and body can be quite profound.

The Power of Forgiveness


This meta-analysis from 2014 found that participants receiving explicit forgiveness treatments reported significantly greater forgiveness than participants not receiving treatment (Δ+ = 0.56 [0.43, 0.68]) and participants, receiving alternative treatments (Δ+= 0.45 [0.21, 0.69]).

Also, forgiveness treatments resulted in greater changes in depression, anxiety, and hope than no-treatment conditions. Moderators of treatment efficacy included treatment dosage, offense severity, treatment model, and treatment modality. Multimoderator analyses indicated that treatment dosage (i.e., longer interventions) and modality (individual > group) uniquely predicted change in forgiveness compared with no-treatment controls.

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