Don is a Master Teacher of Buddhist Spiritual Medicine and one of the Buddhist siddhi yoga and energy healing practitioners at Buddha’s Alchemy. Shi Hsin Yao Hai is Don’s given Buddhist name. A Buddhist name is given from teacher to disciple as an energetic transmission that both shapes and reflects the meaning or karmic force behind the disciple’s commitment and work. Shi Hsin Yao Hai translated means a disciple of Buddha, spiritual heart child of medicine.
Don is a Buddhist siddhi yogin, and teaches Medical Chi Kung, Nei Chi Kung and pre -communist Shao Lin based Nei Wu Kung. He apprenticed for 36 years with Master Teacher/Doctor of Buddhist Healing Shi Chien Li. Earlier in life, Don was befriended, taught and deeply influenced by Zapotec Holy Man Genaro Florres. Don is a Mind Yoga practitioner, and adept in the areas of healing yoga practices and psychology, and the skillfulness path of shaping (influencing the flow of life/karma by means of understanding the underlying movement of energy).
When Don was quite a young boy and under the guidance of his first teacher, Genaro, he learned that everything is filled with a living energy that is intelligent and responsive to an unencumbered focus. Over years of study, including those with his second teacher, he continued sustaining that focus. He discerned different qualities and types of energy that flow through people and the environment. This resulted in understandings of how life force energy works in relation to human consciousness. Don’s second teacher Shi Chien Li, relayed that some of these insights and awarenesses had not been understood and taught since the time of Jivaka.
Don has been teaching the processes of what he calls mastering mastery since 1998. He continues to practice and teach students the skills that he has learned and developed in working with life force, healing and consciousness shaping. Don practices a rare and effective form of soft bone and tissue adjustments, and advanced chi and shen directed healing for various disorders. He provides master teachings in Buddhist healing psychology and spiritual and physical healing practices.