Temple of the Original Thunder

The Temple of the Original Thunder is a school of Self-Mastery dedicated to Neigong instruction and producing highly proficient practitioners in the Daoist Internal Arts of Qigong, Baguazhang, Meditation, and Alchemy.

The Way of Self-Actualization

Martial Arts  Neigong  Meditation

Getting Started

Beginning your journey with the Temple of the Original Thunder Online is very easy!

While you are more than welcome to sign up for any of our programs, it is recommended that you experience the Superself Program.

Superself is an Empowering experience that will supply you with the core view, orientation, and life-enriching methods of our work.

With practice and application, you can use what you've learned in Superself to completely Transform and Uplevel in the school of Life!


Having students learn the curriculum is nice, but seeing students Embody the curriculum is miraculous!

At the Temple of the Original Thunder, there is a heavy emphasis on correct View & Orientation, Awareness & Willpower, and Clarity & Wisdom.

The path is very Clear, yet it is only natural that we sometimes stumble off course. With such cloudiness Embodiment becomes difficult.

But with the correct pointing out, students have a higher chance to experience success. As success accumulates, direction becomes clear and resolve builds; the harbinger of Embodiment.

Teacher Training

Our curriculums at the Temple of the Original Thunder are modular in structure, allowing a aspiring teacher to incrementally build credibility with a progression of certification.

The Temple of the Original Thunder is an open system school, meaning that is a principle based system without any favoritism or politics. If you Qualify you Qualify!

If you are interested in becoming a Baguazhang Teacher, head over to www.baguaonline.com

If you would like to become a teacher of Original Thunder Qigong, click the button below.

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Upcoming Trainings!

Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce that, after a long retreat brought about by recent events, the Temple of the Original Thunder will be continuing with its mission of offering a complete curriculum of the Internal Arts Locally and Online!


2-Week Online Training:

SEPT 12th - 23rd, 2022

Original Thunder Neigong Level 1

12-Week Online Certification:

Sept. 29th - Dec. 15th, 2022

In-Person Intensives:
Daoism • Neigong • Qigong • Baguazhang

Embodying the Dao:

September 29 - 30, 2023

Sign Up Page Coming Soon!

"Endlessly Receive and Transform"

About Kelly Ryan Lake

Sifu Kelly Ryan Lake D.M.Q. (China) is the Founder and Head Instructor at the Temple of the Original Thunder, a self-mastery school providing training in Chinese Internal Martial Arts, Qigong, Neigong, Meditation, and Esoteric Daoism.

Originally beginning his path in the Japanese Martial Arts at a young age, Kelly's journey led him to quickly find home in the Chinese Internal Arts. While his time with the Japanese Tradition was short lived, it is worth mentioning as the core principles had made a lasting impression as his training continued with a Seven Animal Kungfu System.

From there, Kelly would dedicate himself to the practice of the Chinese Internal Arts of Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Qigong, and Daoism; Eventually earning the title of Sifu in the Martial Tradition and Daoshi in the Daoist Tradition. During this time, Kelly found a home in his spiritual studies at the Grace Essence Mandala.

Today Kelly enjoys teaching and practicing throughout the week. Always exploring, learning, and deepening his understanding of these priceless traditions.

  • 2011, received 1st Lu in the Daoist Tradition
  • 2012, Doctorate of Medical Qigong Therapy
  • 2015, received 2nd Lu in the Daoist Tradition
  • 2015, Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • 2016, Sifu in the arts of Baguazhang and Taijiquan
  • 2016, Passed California Acupuncture Board
  • 2016, Boxing and Kickboxing Instructor
  • 2017, Founded the Temple of the Original Thunder

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