A Lifelong Search
Born into a family of martial artists and ‘seekers’, Damo began his training at the age of four. From this age he has diligently studied the Eastern spiritual and transformational practices. His training took over his whole being and at a young age he felt the need to dedicate his entire life to seeking out masters of the ancient wisdom traditions.
Through Buddhism and then into Daoism, Damo explored methods of internal transformation across Europe, China, Taiwan and South East Asia for many years. The fruit of his searches are expressed in his teachings and he continues his own studies within several classical lines of esoteric practice.
The Threefold Path
There are numerous paths to union with true spirit and Daoism identified three key methods. These were: development through the martial path, internal cultivation through meditative training and the path of service through medicine. Together, these formed the threefold path and they were viewed as one wholistic system of personal development. In an attempt to recreate this path, Damo has followed these three ‘ways’ for many years and they form the basis of his work.
He teaches through two main schools: Lotus Nei Gong International, which focuses on the martial and spiritual aspects of the path and the Xian Tian College which is a professional college of Chinese medicine. Together, these two expressions of his study enable students to follow either one or more aspects of the threefold path for themselves.
- Martial Development
- Spiritual Cultivation
- Medicinal Practice
A Brief Bio
Read a brief Bio of Damo’s training experience in the Eastern arts
Long Men Nei Gong
Long Men Nei Dan
Damo’s Online Presence
To the right are four main websites linked to Damo’s work and teachings. Follow the links to explore his teachings, writings and other aspects of his work.
Read Damo’s Books
Damo Mitchell writes books under the Singing Dragon and Lost Mountain Publishing Houses. His books have been translated into several languages are are regarded by many as leaders in the field of internal arts writings. He writes about the subjects of Daoism, Nei Gong, Chinese Medicine and Meditation. His popular talks on the arts are also transcribed and published as books.
Damo Mitchell currently lives in the Algarve of Portugal but spends a great deal of time travelling internationally so please check the his events calendar to see where he is.