Originally established in 2003, the Center for Daoist Studies is the education and
research branch of the Daoist Foundation, a non-profit religious and educational
organization. The Center for Daoist Studies conducts and supports research and education
on the Daoist tradition.
Kate Townsend (Tang Xiang'en 唐鄉恩; Baojing 抱靜; Wanqing 萬清; L.Ac.; LMP; C.S.O.) is
a Chinese medical practitioner and an ordained Daoist priest of the Huashan 華山 (Mount
Hua) lineageof Quanzhen Daoism. Over the last twenty-five years, she has studied
with some of the foremost first- and second-generation Daoist teachers in North America
and has traveled and studied extensively in China, including two internships at the
Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is particularly interested in
female Daoist cultivation and is currently working on a book on this topic. She also
received classical Yoga training at Samadhi Yoga Center (Seattle, Wash.) and is a
certified Yoga instructor. She lives in Seattle, Wash., where she oversees and practices
Chinese medicine at an acupuncture, herbal and massage therapy clinic in the upper
Queen Anne area. Email.