The Old White Bearded Daoist Genuinely Practices Daoist Self-Cultivation

The below text is a translation by Tianma of a post of Daoist Master Zhao Ming Wang on his Chinese language blog of Daoist Qianfeng Dual Cultivation of Xing and Ming (道家千峰性命双修的博客 ). It was originally written in the form of a classical Chinese poem, consisting of seven character lines.


Daoist Priest Zuo Bao Ti (左保悌)


Snowflakes floating on Phoenix Peak,

Old White Beard is cultivating in the Daoist temple.

Alone he takes care of the ancestor’s pavilion,

A quiet heartmind focussed on self-cultivation watches the world of dust.

Indifferent to the seven emotional states, only affectionate for cultivating Dao,

Having Virtue Daoist Priest Zuo is genuinely cultivating.


Short Biography of Daoist Priest Zuo Bao Ti

Daoist Priest Zuo Licheng was born in the first month of the year 1945. His original name is Zuo Bao Ti and his ancestral place lies in the village Dongfangchengxiang in Hunyuan county of Datong in Shanxi Province.

In 1992 he took entry in the Guan Yin temple in Hohhot prefecture level city, the capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

In 1999 he formally became a monk there and payed his respects at the Highest Clarity Temple (Tai Qing Gong 太清宫).

In 2005 Daoist Priest Zuo Bao Ti studied at the Daoist college in Bejing, China and graduated there.

April 2008 he returned to the Highest Clarity Temple.

Zuo Bao TI (third from the left) and Huang Xin Yang (fourth from the left)

Long term residents at Tao Yuan Guan: Zuo Bao Ti (third from the left) and Yang Hua (fourth from the left)

In 2012 Zuo Bao Ti received an invitation from Daoist Priest Yang Hua to occupy the post of Abbot at Phoenix Peak Peach Source Temple (Tao Yuan Guan); he accepted the invitation and returned to Tao Yuan Guan (because in 2006 he was Vice-President in the Beijing Daoist Association; the President of the Beijing Daoist Association Huang Xin Yang then came to visit Peach Source Temple).

Original Chinese blog post January 31, 2016 (poem)



Original Chinese blog post January 8, 2016 (Biography details)










Winter, January 2016 at Peach Source Temple.


Winter, January 2016 at Peach Source Temple.