Billy Woods (He Bao-pu DaoShi)

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Billy Woods is the Abbot of Spirit Gate Temple (Shen-men Gaun), teaching and studying Dao Dan Pai (Daoist Elixir Style), and deeply rooted in the teachings of Grand Master Lew, a resident monk from Wong Lung Gaun (Yellow Dragon Temple) in Canton China until the late 1940’s. In 1980 Billy began his studies in Boulder, Colorado with the Venerable Reverend Thomas McCombs D.O., and continued his studies with master teachers Grand Master Share K Lew, Grand Master Kenneth Cohen, Grand Master Steven Baugh, and Venerable Reverend Carl Totton. Billy has been teaching workshops nationally in the US since 1985.