Our Non-Profit Work


The Daoist Benevolent Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on the vision of Daoist priest Zhou Xuan Yun to spread the teachings of Daosim and traditional Chinese culture.  Daoist teachings have long since been the basis of Chinese Medicine, with a focus on the promotion of health and longevity by living in accordance to nature.

This organization is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of its members and local community through free and low cost classes in Taiji and Qi Gong, seminars about traditional daoist philosophies, and integrative therapeutic services including acupuncture, tuina massage, and physical therapy.

Our teacher, Zhou Xuan Yun 周玄云 (pronounced Joh Sh-wen Yoon) was raised on the most sacred mountain in China, Wudang Mountain, where he trained and later worked as an instructor of Taiji Quan (Tai Chi Chuan), Kung Fu and weaponry.  Xuan Yun is also an ordained Daoist priest, trained in ritual arts, chanting, divination, and Qi Gong.  Dedicating his life to passing on the Wudang arts, Xuan Yun divides his time between the U.S. and China, offering classes and workshops on traditional Wudang martial arts, Qi Gong, and Daoist philosophy.

 Our Vision

A healthier and happier world through the dissemination of traditional Chinese Daoist philosophies and mind body health practices.

The Daoist Benevolent Association (DBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in the state of Massachusetts owned by Zhou Hong Liang (birth name) or Zhou Xuan Yun (Daoist name).  The DBA is a Daoist Temple disseminating traditional Chinese Daoist philosophies and mind body health practices.  We offer Daoist mind body therapies i.e. taiji, qi gong therapy and various meditative practices, kung fu and traditional Chinese medicine treatments (TCM).  The DBA is open to everyone, and is committed to providing a safe and nurturing community environment.


  • Educate and familiarize the general public with traditional Chinese Daoist philosophies and body mind therapies
  • Educate the community and its members in natural methods of promoting health and improving quality of life and self-discipline through the Daoist mind body health practices of taijiquan, qigong, acupuncture, acupressure, and energetic healing
  • Counteract deleterious effects of stress in everyday living
  • Promote traditional Chinese medicine
  • Propagate Daoist knowledge and techniques throughout the United States and internationally.


  • The promotion of health and healing through traditional Chinese Daoist philosophies and body mind therapies.
  • Educate the public on  maintaining and promoting a healthy body, balanced mind and sense of wellbeing in accordance with traditional Daoist teachings of Qi Gong and Tai Ji, relaxation and stress management.
  • Provide the community with cost effective therapeutic services and body mind therapies and discipline.   In addition introduce traditional Chinese Daoist culture and body mind therapies into the growing field of integrative medicine which combines western allopathic medicine with complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Support and conduct inter-religious communication and exchange activities and events.
  • Build character and Promote the principles of discipline, focus, and respect in the juvenile population through the focused teachings of traditional Chinese martial arts


  • Compassion – Demonstrate compassion for our members and students, conducting ourselves in a caring manner and abiding by rules of confidentiality to maintain a sense of security and comfort for our members and students
  • Commitment – Maintain a commitment to benefit the health and quality of life of our members and students by incorporating a variety of therapeutic and supportive services
  • Community – Develop a sense of community and family amongst our members and students with a safe and comfortable environment that nurtures an open exchange of knowledge and support

Latest News

2017 Free Tai Chi Classes!

Hi everybody!

We’re excited to announce that our 2017 session of Free Tai Chi classes will be starting on June 4th!

As always, we’re going to be located on the Boston Commons just across from the Loews theater. Just look for the group of folks gathering up and warming up for practice!

Class will start at 9:30am so make sure to get there early enough to find us! We look forward to seeing our returning students again and meeting new ones!




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